This picture of the crocuses is just a "decoy picture", something for you to look at for a minute while I build up your anticipation for seeing what bloom showed up in my garden today.
Are you ready?
Oh, wait, before you look at my new bloom, I have another surprise.
While viewing all the bloom day posts, I compiled a list of all the posts with links to make it easier to get to them.
So far there are 86 blogs on the list. If you posted for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day and you do not see your blog listed below, it is an oversight on my part. Please let me know and I'll add you as soon as I read your comment or email letting me know. Likewise, if you find your link doesn't work, let me know.
And if you are posting about your blooms later, as I get your comment, I'll add you to this list.
Now, back to my new bloom...
The garden laughted today with a new blue bloom. This is Iris reticulata 'Clairette'.
All those green sprouts around her will be more of the same.
This view looking straight down shows a hint of gold on the petals.
I'm very happy to see these flowers.
The list of all who joined us for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day this month. Thank you all for sharing about your March blooms!
Frances at Faire Garden, Tennesee
Mr. McGregor’s Daughter at Mr. McGregor’s Daughter, Illinois
Melanie at Old Country Garden, New York
Ricki at Banners By Ricki, Oregon
Sherry at Sherry at the Zoo, Indiana
SuzyQ at Squirrel Chatter, Indiana
Rusty at Dragonfly Garden, Florida
Lisa at Greenbow, Indiana
Annie at The Transplantable Rose, Texas
Rose at Prairie Rose’s Garden, Illinois
Gail at Clay and Limestone, Tennessee
Muum at Muum’s Musings, Utah
Leslie at Growing a Garden in Davis, California
Yolanda Elizabet at Bliss, The Netherlands
Katarina at Roses and Stuff, Sweden
Gintoino at Jardim com Gatos, Portugal
Susan at Garden Rant, Maryland
Jan at Always Growing, Louisiana
Carolyn Gail at Sweet Home and Garden Chicago, Illinois
Nan Ondra at Hayefield, Pennsylvania
Entangled at Tangled Branches Cultivated, Virginia
Ki at MuckNMire, New Jersey
KJohnson at Musings of a Garden Historian, New York
Kay at Acorn Alley, Arkansas
Shady Gardener at Does Everything Grow Better in My Neighbor’s Yard, Iowa
Dave at The Home Garden, Tennessee
Karen at An Artist’s Garden, Wales
Chigiy at Gardeners Anonymous, California
Tina at In The Garden (The Leaf Chronicles), Tennessee
Curtis at Growing Thumbs, Oklahoma
Robin at Robin’s Nesting Place, Indiana
Lyntis at Garden Girl, Illinois
Doug at Doug Green’s Blog, Canada
Jean at Secrets of a Seed Scatterer, Georgia
Salix Tree at Windywillow, Ireland
Kate at Kate Smudges in Earth, Paint, and Life, Canada
Ewa at Ewa in the Garden, Poland
Green Thumb at India Garden, India
Kethry at Urbania to Stoneheads, Great Britain
Crafty Gardener at The Gardener Side of Crafty Gardener, Canada
Phillip at Dirt Therapy, Alabama
Weed Whackin’ Wenches at Weed Whackin’ Adventures, United States
Bonnie at Kiss of Sun, Texas
Meems at Hoe and Shovel, Florida
Chuck B. at My Back 40 (Feet), California
Vivé at Something About Blooming and Butterflies, Texas
Vanillalotus at New Sprouts, Texas
Pam from Tales from the Microbial Laboratory, South Carolina
Christopher C. at Outside Clyde, North Carolina
Rachel at In Bloom, Texas
Materfamilias at Materfamilias Writes, Canada
Cake at Rake Shovel Hoe, Indiana
Les at A Tidewater Garden, Virginia
Vertie at Vert, Texas
Jodi at Bloomingwriter, Canada
Aunt Debbi/Kurt’s Mom at Aunt Debbi’s Garden, Texas
Craig at Ellis Hollow, New York
Bill at Prairie Point, Texas
Sue at The Balcony Garden, Italy
MSS at Zanthan Gardens, Texas
Amy at Garden Rant, California
Jenn at Garden Djinn, Arizona
Gloria at Pollinators-Welcome, Illinois
Blackswamp_Girl (Kim) at A Study in Contrasts, Ohio
Kerri at Colors of the Garden, New York
Daniel at Daniel Mount's Garden Journal, Washington
Layanee at Ledge and Gardens, Rhode Island
Kylee at Our Little Acre, Ohio
Rosemarie at Rosemarie's Garden, Illinois
Kathy at Cold Climate Gardening, New York
Ether at Sweet Vitriol, Pennsylvania
Beckie at Dragon Fly Corner, Illinois
Arythrina at Metaphyta, Indiana
Pentunia's Gardener at Petunia's Garden, Washington
Corinna at Paradise Found, Germany
Lori at The Gardener of Good and Evil, Texas
Shirl at Shirl's Gardenwatch, Scotland
Diana at Sharing Nature's Garden, Texas
Mary Beth at Cultivating Paradise, Texas
Pat at CommonWeeder, Massachutsetts
Kathy at WashingtonGardener, DC and Maryland
Cindy at My Corner of Katy, Texas
Pam at Digging, Texas
Lisa at Millertime, Wisconsin
Lisa at A Shower Fresh Garden, Mississippi
Sarah at Sarah Laurence, England
OldRoses at A Gardening Year, New Jersey
Tamara at Can You Dig It, Texas
Indeed, Emerson was right, "earth laughs with flowers"!
Update 03/19 - Thank you to all who participated. It is a nearly overwhelming response. I hope you all will come back and post about your blooms again on April 15th!