Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for March 2011.
Here in my central Indiana USDA Hardiness Zone 5b garden, we welcome back Iris danfordiea, who returns after a three year absence.
I planted the bulbs for this little yellow iris in the fall of 2007, enjoyed the blooms in March 2008, and then they disappeared.
I finally went looking for them in March 2010 and after not seeing anything but foliage, just like in March 2009, I read that they often take several years to re-bloom.
I had just about given up on them when I discovered a bloom on Sunday. It’s just one flower, though, so I won’t get too excited.
For reliable re-bloom year after year, I plant Iris reticulata,
And the never-to-be-out-bloomed Crocuses.
hey were showing their pollen in the sun this past weekend.
I was a bit surprised to find a few snowdrops, Galanthus sp. blooming in mid-March.
March is a great month for buds, too, some of which will bloom before April arrives, including Narcissus and Helleborus, along with these Hyacinth still nestled down in a cradle of new foliage.
Soon they’ll be blooming along with Glory of the Snow, Chionodoxa sp.
And that’s my garden in mid March.
What’s blooming in your garden?
We would love to have you join in for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day and show us. It’s easy to participate and all are invited!
Just post on your blog about what is blooming in your garden on the 15th of the month and leave a comment to tell us what you have waiting for us to see so we can pay you a virtual visit. Then put your name and the url to your post on the Mr. Linky widget below to make it easy to find you.
“We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence