“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.