“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.
The pyracantha is blooming and keeping the bees happy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.