|Miniature daffodils are in full bloom.
Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for March 2016.
Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, I have decided Spring is early this year.
To verify this, I went back through all my old bloom day posts – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. The only year that comes close if you look at flowers blooming around March 15th is 2012.
I also checked the temperature records for past years, including 2012, at least what I recorded, and determined the last frost in 2012 was quite early for us, around April 11th. Normally, we can’t be assured of being frost free until around May 10th and I recall one year we had frost on May 25th.
So what will happen this year? Will we see our last frost in less than a month? Or will we have frost into May. No telling!
And since there is no telling, I’ll just enjoy the blooms as they come because I can’t make them slow down or speed up.
I’ve been enjoying crocuses for weeks, it seems, including these crocuses which looked much better a few days ago before they got rained on all day.
That rain sure beat them down.
The forsythia are blooming, in spite of the rain.
This is the smaller variety ‘Gold Tide’. It’s been a reliable shrub for me, even enduring a couple of moves in the garden.
Normally, I don’t plant violas and pansies in pots until after St. Patrick’s Day.
This year, I planted them up on March 6th when the local grower alerted me they were jumping out of their pots they were so ready.
The hyacinth are blooming ahead of schedule, too.
I can smell them before I see them. This particular variety, plus a white variety, have been returning for years. I don’t know their names, sadly.
Elsewhere in the garden, the Lenten Roses, Hellebores sp. are in full bloom.
I think I’ll hide pink and purple eggs under these in a few weeks.
Would it be wrong to hide white eggs in the garden on Easter?
I guess it would be so I’ll figure out other good hiding places for Easter eggs other than under this Lenten Rose.
I’m sure by the time Easter arrives, there will be plenty of blooms and plenty of hiding places for colored eggs. I look forward to the day.
What’s blooming in your garden as Spring gets underway? Why don’t 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, then come back here to this post and leave a comment to tell us what you have and put your link on the Mr. Linky widget to make it easy for us to visit.
We welcome everyone!
And remember, “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence