|Welcome to my March Garden!|
Welcome to my Long Island, zone 7a March garden! With spring arriving in just five days, the garden is full of excitement as winter flowers are in bloom, spring bulbs make their appearance, perennials come to life and trees are forming buds and catkins. Come along on the tour!
|Black Mondo Grass Planter|
As we all know, March is a month of surprises. We have had a combination of daytime temperatures in the 50's, followed by drops of twenty degrees the following day with winds and snow squalls. One day life is all about being in the garden, while then next it is back to staying warm inside while gazing out the window to watch the snow fall upon the spring blooms.
|Weeping Pussy Willow Catkins|
One of the first and also one of my favorite signs of spring are the appearance of white fluffy catkins on the Weeping pussy Willow by the back patio. It only takes a warm day or two to really get them going and sometimes it seems like they just pop over night!
and the Crocus are blooming right along side them!
|Front Garden Views|
The front garden still looks rather winterlike, but I am convinced that the Weeping Japanese Maple is starting to show signs of life.
|Front Island Bed|
But wait...look closer! There are more crocus on the way!
|Sedum are Appearing!|
|Hello Allium 'Globemaster'!|
An exciting view is that of Allium 'Globemaster' appearing in the back pool garden. There are nine bulbs coming up at the present time, and the daylilies surrounding them are starting to emerge too!
|Winter to Spring Transition|
Along the front walkway and driveway gardens, the newer growth from last season on the Coral Bark Maple is still growing red, but before long foliage will start to appear...
and Hellebore 'Champion' is displaying its lovely yellowish-green blooms with pink highlights in the back shade garden.
|Hellebore 'Shooting Star'|
The Hellebores perform very well at the northern side of the property and along the shadowing from evergreens bordering the back fence line, and they provide that well needed gardening goodness from January though March!
|Arborvitae 'Anna's Magic Ball' and Mugo Pine|
I enjoy seeing changes in foliage this time of year. The orangey hue of 'Anna's Magic Ball' Arborvitae from wintertime really pops in color against the deep green foliage of Mugo Pine.
|Back Patio Garden|
In the back garden, Osmanthus 'Goshiki' is showing signs of new growth...
|Glorious Seed Cones (Skyland's Oriental Spruce)|
and the mature female seed cones of Skyland's Oriental Spruce are abundant against its golden foliage.
|Thanks for Visiting!|
I hope you enjoyed your visit to my March garden and as always, I look forward to your comments and seeing what's growing in your neck of the woods! Special thanks go out to our hostess Carol at May Dreams Gardens, who makes it possible to see blooms on the 15th of every month with her meme Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. Also, special thanks to Pam Penick at Digging who has hosted Foliage Follow-Up for all these years, a meme I will still continue to honor. I am also linking with some other wonderful hosts and hostesses at Floral Friday Fotos, Macro Monday 2, Mosaic Monday at Letting Go of the Bay Leaf, Nature Notes at Rambling Woods, Image-in-ing weekly photo share every Tuesday with NC Sue and Gardens Galore Link Up Party every other Monday with Everyday Living. I am also happy to join the Weekly Photo Link-Up at My Corner of the World on Wednesdays and Garden Affair at Jaipur Garden.
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