March GBBD

“March GBBD”, 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.  This is a good way to keep a record of what is flowering each month.

This weekend was a rainy one, but this didn’t stop Bloom Day.  This Ides of March, the amaryllis planted in the garden have started flowering.  The red and white  ones are the first to bloom, and one of the solid red ones opened today with more to follow any day now.  I am expecting the Elvas and Apple Blossoms to open by the end of the week, and the white-flowering amaryllis are just showing buds and should open by the end of next week.

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The pyracantha is blooming and keeping the bees happy.

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The Carolina Jasmine has been blooming for about a week now which seems a little later than normal.  It seems that it should have bloomed before some of these other plants.

carolina-jasmine

Next, the big indica azaleas have just about finished blooming, and the rain we had today probably finished off the last of the flowers.  They were so pretty while they lasted.  The rosebud azaleas are just showing color and probably will open any day now.  The yellow flame azalea is flowering, but the rain prevented any pictures.

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The Baby Duck petunias are really starting to come into full flower.  These are very floriforus and spread out so much that they should look really great in about a week or two.

baby-ducks

The Texas Bluebonnets have also started flowering.  This is the second year I have these in my garden, and I really love the color and the shape of these flowers.

bluebonnets-redu

Trees are also putting out their flowers.  The peach, pear, lime and satsuma trees are blooming.  The ornamental pear tree is blooming, and the quince still has some flowers.  But, the pink peach flowers are still my favorites.

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Also blooming are the Lady Banks rose, Cherokee rose, pink climbing rose, and Knockout and Blushing Knockout.  Violas and pansies are still going strong, and maybe by next month the Louisiana irises will be blooming.  With all that is blooming now, there still is so much left to look forward to in the coming months.

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12 Comments

  1. March 15, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    All very beautiful- boy, I wish I had this much blooming in my yard!

  2. donna said,

    March 15, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    The amaryllis are amazing. The way they stand so straight with their faces looking in different directions makes them look like they’re standing guard over your garden. And don’t you just love the name Baby Duck Petunia? This were great photos and I can smell the frangrance all the way up here.

  3. Janet said,

    March 15, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    The amaryllis are super in the garden. They sure make a striking pose. Some are hardy in our area but you don’t see too many in garden beds.

  4. Sweet Bay said,

    March 15, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Beautiful Bloom Day pictures! I love peach tree blossoms too; they have such beauty and delicacy.

  5. March 15, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Beautiful! Love the bluebonnets! Yes, I agree, there’s joy in the present and in the anticipation of all that’s coming.

  6. March 15, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    A great display in the garden! The two-toned effect on the peach flowers really scream for close observation. Very nice.

  7. Randy said,

    March 16, 2009 at 7:01 am

    Jan,
    Your amaryllis and Azaleas are putting on such a show. As much as I like to collect different plants, I’m starting to realize they have a better impact in the garden when planted in larger groups. Sooo it’s time for some changes in the garden. Seeing your amaryllis have pretty much convinced me it’s time for a change.

  8. Phillip said,

    March 16, 2009 at 7:19 am

    Nice array of bloooms – I wish I could grow the Texas bluebonnet. It still seems unreal that your azaleas are blooming.

  9. Brenda Kula said,

    March 16, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    You’re way ahead of us!
    Brenda

  10. RobinL said,

    March 16, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    It’s quite beautiful there in Louisiana this time of year! How lucky you are. I particularly like the Carolina Jasmine. Too bad it doesn’t grow here.

  11. Isaac said,

    March 17, 2009 at 6:25 am

    Love the bluebonnets.

  12. Jean said,

    March 17, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Wow, spring has really in truly arrived at your place! Between the azaleas, pyracantha, petunias, etc – wow. I do like that little petunia. Also your Mama’s rose on your other post. All so nice!


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