Friday, March 15, 2013

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day March 2013: Signs of Spring

It is now mid March and less than a week until spring officially arrives! The Weeping Pussy Willow catkins are bursting open out of their winters sleep and the temperatures are finally rising up into the 40's and 50's as another Garden Blogger's Bloom Day is here. The seasons have re-adjusted themselves and the garden seems delayed when compared to last year but blooms are starting to show. The winter started off quiet with milder than usual temperatures and little snow followed by frigid temperatures in January and then the blanket of white which arrived in February. I am now as ready for spring as could ever be. Come take a walk with me to see what is showing in the garden. 
Weeping Pussy Willow Catkins
Hyacinth Buds
There are signs of spring with Hyacinth bulbs starting to emerge showing their buds. 

Last year this time the garden was looking more like this but everything was a couple of weeks ahead of schedule. 
Glad to see the crocus are coming out of their hiding...showing their wonderful green and white striped foliage up through the mulch.  It won't be long now before they display their beautiful purple blooms.
Heuchera 'Caramel'

I love my new Heuchera 'Caramel' in the garden for its third season.  This is what is looks like at the end of winter even with all the snow.  It is starting to develop its new brighter foliage for spring.
Stachys (Lamb's Ear)

Welcome Lamb's Ear!  It is coming out of its winter rest and showing its soft new growth.

Sedum 'Brilliant' New Spring Growth

Sedum 'Brilliant' is showing is lovely rosette-like foliage.  It looks like it may be a banner year for these brilliant pink blooms in late summer.

Backyard Gardens

In the gardens the Barberry 'Rosy Glow' is developing its pinkish-burgundy foliage and the Gold Mop Cypress are coming back to life with their golden color.  As the weather warms I anticipate the arrival of colorful perennials to fill in the beds with a sea of purple and yellow. 

Spring is such a wonderful time of the year when the garden comes back to life and there is so much to anticipate as the garden slowly emerges day by day.  Thanks to our hostess Carol at May Dreams Gardens we can experience blooms every month of the year.  Please be sure to visit Carol to see what else is blooming in March in other gardens from around the world.

And As Always...Welcome and Happy Gardening!

Author: Lee@A Guide To Northeastern Gardening, Copyright 2013. All rights reserved



  1. Lots of promising buds there! What a treat you have in store.
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!
    Lea's Menagerie

  2. Things are more than promising in your garden. Snow still covers mine; the only flowers are on my windowsill, but at least we have progressed to the Sweet Season. The sugar houses are boiling!

  3. Are those 'Gipsy Queen' hyacinths? My favorite! Well, the blues and pinks are favs, too. They're finishing up here and I think frost is over. Happy Bloom Day.

  4. Hi Lee
    What great signs of spring you have already! The beautiful purple and white crocus are beautiful and it's always fun to see sedum and stachys start poking up. Your caramel heuchera really survived the winter well!

  5. Wow... No snow! I guess we'll get there eventually! it must be a great feeling to get back in the gardens without having to traverse snow drifts... Larry

  6. Hi Lee....everything is looking so good! Isn't it wonderful when things start awakening in spring. I just love spring!!

  7. Thanks for the walk in your beautiful garden! I love hyacinths, mine are just a bit more up than yours, I love it when they finally flower and you can smell it all over the garden when the sun shines!
    Have a nice Sunday!

  8. I wish my Heuchera Caramel could get through a winter like that. That colour really seems to struggle here in Scotland. Your garden looks so pretty even without many of the blooms from last year.

  9. Yes, we are eagerly hoping for spring to come to stay, and for our plants to grow, grow, grow!

    I smiled when I saw you had also put photos from the past as well as the present in your post.


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