Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - March 2020

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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.




Comments

  1. Happy BloomDay Carol. Here in zone 9 the Crocus is long gone.

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  2. Happy Bloom Day Carol! Oh my goodness....the snow was a surprise! Crocus are blooming and Hellebores are still going strong in zone 7a!

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  3. Thanks for hosting our monthly visits, Carol. Happy Bloom Day.

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  4. We are expecting spring in upcoming week still many flowers have already into blooms and many are still awaited.Happy Bloom Day.

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  5. We are hoping that our endless rain will stop this coming week, then we will be able to welcome spring! I enjoyed all your lovely bulbs, most of ours have gone over now. Thanks for hosting.

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  6. Lovely blooms, even if some are under snow! I just love your hellebores! Congratulations on the book, sounds like it's right up my alley (or, right in my garden!). Thanks for hosting--again!

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  7. I love your blooms. I am considering hellebores, and getting a lesson from a neighbor. There's always next year. I am now planning on getting your book! It looks wonderful. I'm glad it will be available at bookstores.

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  8. A memory of a beautiful bouquet, as we don't join each other at church this morning

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  9. Thank you for giving us this place to share our gardens! Flowers look so lovely under the snow. They are so much sturdier than they look.

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  10. I think I need more crocus and iris... Congrats on the new book, and thanks for hosting!

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  11. I hope the snow does no harm no your beautiful blooms. I laughed at your comment about hitting "publish" before realizing there was something you forgot. I realized I'd forgotten the California poppies of all things. Best wishes.

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  12. I am glad you got the pictures before it snowed! I have put a bowl of pansies right under the front window so I can constantly see it and remind myself spring really will eventually get here.
    Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry

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  13. Thank you for hosting. As always your blooms are exquisite.

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  14. Your crocus appear to be unphased by the snow. Happy GBBD.

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  15. Happy Bloom Day! And what a bloom day it is! Spring has sprung early for us in the Mid-Atlantic US.

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  16. Happy Bloom Day. I think we are a little ahead of you so I can enjoy your northern bloom day all over again.

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  17. What a bloom day it is for me. Actually have two outdoor plants blooming. I don't have snowdrops, but it is a banner year for them - I am seeing them all over our area and I think I am going to buy some this fall. Love seeing your coming attractions. Spring is here!

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  18. Carol, We both have crocus 'Pickwick' in bloom. In my case, though, it is a solo performance, the first flower of spring in my garden, and I certainly haven't seen any bees yet. All your beautiful spring blooms give me a preview of the coming weeks. Spring is very early here. Since "social distancing" can feel a lot like solitary confinement for those of us who live alone, I'm delighted that I can already get out and work in the garden.

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  19. I have lots of the same flowers that were just budding last month in my Portland, OR garden. And like you, we got snow yesterday - our first real snowfall this season and I hope our last! Thank goodness for gardens, especially over the last difficult weeks. We will be so much more glad of their solace as the weeks go on.

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  20. Happy Bloom Day, Carol. Thanks for hosting. I have crocus and hellebores, too. P. x

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