March Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

“March Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana

Thanks to Carol of May Dreams Gardens for coming up with GBBD. This is the day (15th of the month) in which we post everything which is blooming in our gardens.

More flowers are showing up this month, but even more are showing signs of getting ready to bloom in the next week or so.

The ornamental pear tree (Cleveland Select) started blooming a while back, but it still has flowers opening up.

 

 

Our Bartlett pear tree is also blooming with flowers that look almost identical to the ornamental pear’s flowers shown above.

The roses have also started showing a few blooms with many buds promising more flowers in about a week or so. The Butterfly Rose (Mutabillis) has just started blooming. The Knockouts (Red, Pink, and Blushing) have shown one or two flowers, and White Out, a rose very similar to the Knockouts, has really started blooming.

 

 

Our citrus trees are in flower and these blossoms along with the Bufford hollies, are perfuming the whole back yard. The satsumas and lime flowers look the same. Here are the lime tree’s. When you smell these flowers, it becomes apparent why orange blossoms were so popular as wedding flowers years ago.

 

 

The white petunias, that I planted last fall, have started blooming profusely since the weather has warmed up. The white petunias make a good combination with the red gerbera daisies. These gerbera daisies have been in my garden for about three years now, and this is the most blooms I have ever gotten. Most of the plants are putting out five to six flowers with more buds waiting at the base of the plants. I was afraid the cold would damage or kill them, but they do not seem to be fazed by the winter cold we had.

 

 

The shrimp plant that overwinters every year is flowering. It always amazes me that this plant survives freezing temperatures. I just never considered this a hardy plant at all, but it is for me.

 

 

The last of the camellias are hanging on, just as the first of the azaleas are showing up.

 

 

 

The flowers I have written about recently that are still blooming are the summer snowflakes, violas, calla lilies, lorepetelum, and a few tete-a-tete daffodils.

This month certainly seems to be kicking off the spring flowering that reaches a peak around here in April and May.

Be sure to see what is blooming in other gardens by clicking on the link at the beginning of this post.

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7 Comments

  1. Janet said,

    March 15, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Citrus blooms are soooooo fragrant. Lovely blooms Jan, happy bloom day.

  2. March 16, 2011 at 3:40 am

    My roses and azaleas haven’t started blooming yet. I am a few weeks behind you. Love your pear blooms! Your garden must smell heavenly! Happy Bloom Day!

  3. RBell said,

    March 16, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Lots of nice big blooms in your garden; looks great.

  4. March 16, 2011 at 10:40 am

    You’ve got some wonderful blooms right now! I love it when the pear trees blossom – its real spring time for me when that happens.

  5. Asha said,

    March 19, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Lovely citrus flowers! We have 4 lemon plants that flowered well, and now have fruits.

  6. Kat Hamm said,

    April 15, 2011 at 10:35 am

    I noticed you said your Bartlett was blooming March 15. It is now April 15, do you have baby pears all over it? Mine is loaded!!! Seems early to me.

    • Jan said,

      April 15, 2011 at 5:24 pm

      Yes, Kat, there are tons of baby pears on the tree now. Everything seems to be early this spring.


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