Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day March 2011

Purple Hyacinth Bud
Well it's that time again.  Inspired by the quote, “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” by Elizabeth Lawrence, Carol at May Dreams Gardens hosts Garden Blogger's Bloom Day.  On the 15th of every month gardeners from all over the world walk out into their gardens to note what is currently blooming. 
It has been a long snowy winter here in the northeast and it took some seeking, but there are sure signs of spring starting to emerge here in the zone 7 garden.  Come along with me and join the tour!

Pink Hyacinth Bud
The purple hyacinth (photo above) is popping up out of the ground showing that is ready for spring. Some warm weather in the next couple of weeks should encourage this spring bloomer to start its show. The pink hyacinth next to it is getting ready too!

Weeping Pussy Willow Catkins
The Weeping Pussy Willow (Salix caprea 'Pendula') is proudly displaying its first catkins and the Rosy Glow Barberry is showing signs of buds swelling to display its deep burgundy and pink foliage. It won't be long until its branches are completely filled out.

Barberry 'Rosy Glow' budding
I just love walking the garden at this time of year to see the emergence of life everywhere after the winter. The plants are looking well for the blanket of snow has supplied moisture and insulated them from the cold. The perennials should flourish this year.
Stella D Oro Daylily Emerging
Walking around further and look...the lilies are emerging from their winter's sleep. They will not start to sprout flowers for some time now but the foliage is a welcome treat.
Sedum 'Brilliant' peeking out
As we move along, the sedum 'Brilliant' is showing some color as it emerges in all its glory.  I love the purple edges in the new growth. This perennial will keep its perfectly round shape as it grows and displays interesting foliage throughout the summer. 
Lamb's Ears new growth
And last but not least, the Lamb's Ears (Stachys lanata) are perking up and new soft white foliage is starting to grow as the soil warms.

Bloom Day is a wonderful day of the month to be more aware of the changes going on in the garden.  There are surely signs of spring on the way and dreams of more blooms to come!  Be sure to visit our hostess Carol at May Dreams Gardens and check out all the other wonderful blooms that are emerging.

It is always exciting to open the door and go out into the garden for the first time on any day. - Marion Cran

Happy Gardening.  Happy GBBD!


  1. So much promise of what's yet to come in your garden Lee. :)

  2. OH! I love that sedum, so adorable. I lost all my lamb's ears last year to some weird fungus. Can't wait for your hyacinths to burst forth! Happy GBBD.

  3. I agree - it's a great time to go out and see new life emerging in the garden. Such small changes, but important ones!


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