Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for March 2020.
Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, I have blooms everywhere. Snowdrops, irises, crocuses, daffodils, hellebores, pansies, violas, glory-of-the-snow.
What have I missed? I surely have forgotten a flower or two and will remember them once I hit “publish” on this post. I sometimes think that’s what that publish button is for, to make us remember.
Anyway, the first picture is of my favorite crocus, ‘Pickwick’. I captured it the other day with a bee buzzing all around it and featured it in my first episode of Gardenpiece Theater on YouTube.
It joins all the crocuses in the lawn which have been blooming in waves. First the lighter purple crocuses bloomed, then there were some rosy-purple irises, and now the darker purple crocuses are blooming.
In a nearby flower border, the hellebores are starting to look pretty good. It takes a while after you cut off the old foliage, which I did a few days ago, for them to kind of grow out of that and look decent again.
The Christmas roses, Hellebores niger, are also putting on a fine show since I cut off their old foliage.
I featured the hellebores in my second episode of Gardenpiece Theater on YouTube. I hope you enjoy it too.
Out front, some of the miniature daffodils are blooming. This picture is from a few days ago when the first blooms showed up.
I would go out and take more pictures but it is sleeting and snowing and raining. Thanks, I knew you would understand.
And let us not forget the little reticulated irises.
And the snowdrops.
Do you know what else has popped up around here? How about my new book, Creatures and Critters: Who’s in My Garden?
If you’d like a copy of my new book, please purchase one locally from your favorite independent bookstore. They should be able to order copies from Ingram or have them contact me if they can’t. I love a good browse in a bookstore and want to do all I can to support them, especially during times like these. And also support your local garden center! I supported mine by purchasing violas and pansies from them last week.
I’ll also be listing this book in my online store once I have more than this one copy, in case you want a signed copy.
Now, what’s blooming in your garden half way through March? It’s easy to join in for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day and show us. Just post on your blog about the flowers in your garden, then come back here and leave a link in the Mr. Linky widget and a comment to let us know what you have.
And remember… We can have flowers nearly every month of the year. ~ Elizabeth Lawrence
Oh, and shortly after I finished my bloom day post with pictures from the 13th, it began to snow. As of the afternoon of the 14th, all the flowers were covered with snow.