|Iris reticulata ‘Katharine Hodgkin’|
Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for March 2015.
Wow. Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in Central Indiana, the last few days have left me nearly breathless as I run around the garden taking pictures of blooms in the front and in the back.
In the front, a few solitary blooms of Iris reticulata ‘Katharine Hodgkin’ showed up yesterday. I planted these several years ago and they seem to be thinning out a bit. I hope a few more show up.
They can join this dark purple Iris reticulata, which I planted last fall.
Unfortunately, I don’t know what variety this is because it came in a bag of “assorted irises”.
Out in the back garden, I have nice stand of Iris reticulata ‘Lady Beatrix Stanley’.
|Iris reticulata ‘Lady Beatrix Stanley’|
But the irises aren’t the star of the garden right.
That honor goes to the crocuses blooming in the back lawn and the front flower beds.
There are thousands of them.
And they are attracting bees.
I know for a fact and from personal experience if you sit for a minute or two in the lawn surrounded by all the crocuses you will not only hear the buzz of bees, you will also feel them buzzing around you.
I am amazed at how quickly both the crocuses and the bees showed up in my garden.
But they are not alone.
I’m also enjoying all the snowdrops.
I am happy to see I have clumps of snowdrops, and not just the one or two that showed up in February.
And I’m happy to be smelling the sweet scent of witch hazel, Hamamelis vernalis, wafting across the garden.
And that’s March here at May Dreams Gardens. We are off and running with blooms all over the place.
What’s blooming in your garden on this mid-March day? We’d love to have you join in for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day and show us. It’s easy to participate. Just post on your blog about what’s blooming in your garden and then come back here and leave a comment telling us about your blooms, then add the url to your bloom day post to the Mr. Linky widget below so we can easily find you.
Remember… as Elizabeth Lawrence once wrote, “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year”.