What’s Blooming

This post, “What’s Blooming” was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana 


It is hard to believe that another Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day is here again.  Now that nighttime temperatures are staying in the forties and daytime temperatures are reaching the high sixties, the garden is really coming alive.  So, here’s what’s blooming in mid-March, in Covington, Louisiana: Calla Lilies, Loropetlum, Tete-a-Tete Daffodils, Azaleas, Pansies, Peach trees, Bartlett Pear trees, Gerber Daisies, Ageratum, Nicotiana, Periwinkle, Petunias, Quince and

2008-314-blushing-rose-reduced-v2-020.jpg Blushing Pink Knockout Rose,


2008-314-bradford-reduced-v2-005.jpg  Bradford Pear, and


2008-314-amaryllis-reduced-v2-037.jpg  Amaryllis.


So thanks, Carol, for starting Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day.  It is good to stop once a month and take notice of what’s in flower.



  1. March 15, 2008 at 5:51 am

    Wow, those amaryllis are impressive. To think that I treat them almost like an annual… buy a bulb or 2 or 3 before the holidays, force them into bloom, then toss them out later in the spring. I am going to try to summer mine over this year and see if I can get them to rebloom inside in the winter. Your display of them outside has inspired me!

    Thanks for joining us for bloom day!

    I have read about overwintering amaryllis, and it does not seem difficult at all. It worth giving it a try.

  2. gintoino said,

    March 15, 2008 at 6:24 am

    Those Amarylis are great! Happy Garden Blogger’s Blooming Day

    Thanks, they are what I see out of my kitchen window.

  3. Brenda Kula said,

    March 15, 2008 at 8:31 am

    You seem to have more going on than I do here in Tyler. Of course we had snow and a freeze a week ago. Love that Amaryllis. You can’t beat their beauty. Spectacular!

    Those amaryllis bulbs did bloom earlier than any others I have. They must be in a little microclimate. The others are just bud stalks, but should be opening soon.

  4. Bonnie said,

    March 15, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    The amaryllis are certainly stunning. Even though I know your pear is probably breathtaking as well.

    Thanks, Bonnie. Amaryllis has always been one of my favorites. It is difficult to take a picture of the whole Bradford Pear tree, but it is so pretty at this time of year.

  5. Phillip said,

    March 17, 2008 at 10:25 am

    I agree, the amaryllis are so pretty!

    Thanks, Phillip.

  6. Shirl said,

    March 19, 2008 at 9:52 am

    Hi there, once again I have mention the Amarylis 🙂

    I am never seen Amarylis growing in a border – they look quite stunning! What a lot you have in flower at the moment 😀

    Yes, Shirl, I am lucky that spring came early this year. I grow all my amaryllis in the garden, and they do make a nice showing. After flowering, the leaves fill up some empty spaces and stay until late winter.

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