Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for March 2022.
Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, I am pleased to report that spring flowers are popping up every day.
I am not pleased to report that after several lovely spring days, winter returned a few days ago with temperatures in the teens.
“Brrrr,” said the flowers.
But for the most part, most of them, like these little ‘Pickwick’ crocuses did just fine and showed little damage once it warmed up again.
Elsewhere in the garden, I’m proud to show off Iris reticulata (histroides?) ‘Lady Beatrix Stanley’.
I think she looks pretty good considering the low temperatures she endured. I’ve made a note to move these bulbs away from the Amsonia that is crowding them out. I’ll do that by moving them “in the green” after they’ve flowered.
There are other irises in bloom—showing a little of the effects of the cold—names unknown.
The little yellow flowers are winter aconites, Eranthis hyemalis, that I hoped would have spread a bit more.
A few days ago was probably the peak for the lawn of crocuses.
I have to watch out for bees on really sunny days when the crocuses are opened up. This next week, I’ll take pictures to remind me in the fall where I should plant more!
I will also see bees on the snowdrops, like this one a few days ago.
And finally, what is that sweet scent?
It’s either that or the violas I bought earlier in the month.
They, too, survived the cold.
And that’s Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day here at May Dreams Gardens.
What’s blooming in your garden in the middle of March, as spring peeks around the corner? Join in for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day and show us. To participate in this meme, post on your blog about the blooms in your garden around the 15th of the month. Then come back here and leave a comment to tell us what you have and a link to show us how to go see your flowers.
And remember, “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” — Elizabeth Lawrence