Saturday, March 15, 2014

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - March 2014

This March the bloom business is slow to show. My little wad of Snowdrops continue to bloom.
The crocus in the lawn decided to make an appearance just day before yesterday. It is so encouraging to see these bright little spots popping up. The is still so cold that they are barely showing above ground.  
Hellebores are just budding. All of this is highly unusual here. I have looked at past years. I usually have much more blooming by now. 
I will be quite happy with what is blooming tho. The Witch Hazel has certainly been a great addition to the garden it is still blooming on. The blooms have become larger with the warmer weather.  It is odd how on this Jelena it is blooming only at the bottom of the plant. The top bloomed in the fall. I don't know what caused this. I will blame all on the weather. I will be watching to see what happens with her this year. Hopefully the weather has gotten it's extremes worked out of the system for a few years. 
What is blooming in your garden now?  Has the weather affected your garden? You can pop over to Carol's blog, May Dreams Garden to see what is happening in gardens all over the world. 


26 comments:

Rose said...

Those crocuses certainly look cheery! No blooms here, but I was excited to see some green shoots poking through the soil yesterday. If nothing else, this winter has taught us to really appreciate every single bloom that spring brings us.

Dorothy Borders said...

Wonderful images. Love the snowdrops and the crocuses make me smile. Happy Bloom Day.

chloris said...

Things are starting for you then. You have the excitement of it all to come.

Jean Campbell said...

It's been a terrible winter. Spring is inching your way, watch for it to burst forth any day now. Happy Bloom Day.

tina said...

Love those snowdrops. And what a pretty witch hazel. Odd how it bloomed--maybe just the growth cycle if perhaps it was newly planted it did not get buds on the new wood until this spring maybe? Anyhow, I bet you enjoyed this beautiful day today. So wonderful!

Andrea said...

From the first time i saw the snowdrops and crocuses at the mountains of Turkey, whose emergence they celebrate, i have been waiting also for them to bloom from the blogging community. What is nice (i think) about winter is the anticipation of spring and the changes, while we here at the tropics have mostly the same year-in and year-out, so not much fanfare and anticipation.

Lee May said...

Hope springs eternal, and your beginning blooms look hopeful enough to make one believe the season will break loose this year after all.

Hang on!

Jason said...

A handful of snowdrops is all ... the hellebores look like they really haven't started to grow yet.

Jason said...

A handful of snowdrops is all ... the hellebores look like they really haven't started to grow yet.

Laurrie said...

A friend told me her witch hazel blooms half in the fall and half in the spring, like yours, and the reason was that the Jelena cultivar is grafted onto Hamamelis virginiana rootstock. You are getting blooms coming up from the native fall-flowering rootstock! That's what you see in the fall, and then the cultivar branches are blooming in early spring.

If you can cut off the stems coming from the rootstock and still keep the shape to preserve the Jelena stems, try that. Apparently this happens a lot : )

Pam/Digging said...

I think as much is blooming in your garden as in mine, Lisa, and I'm a lot farther south. It's been a long winter for everyone, but next month we'll all be enjoying spring.

Jan said...

You said it...it's been quite a winter! Especially after a few relatively 'mild' ones in much of the country. 7" of snow just buried all the blooms I have...some snowdrops, hellebores and crocus, as well. Hopefully in a few days, when it melts, they won't have turned to mush ;)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Laurrie, I remember posting about the Jelena blooming during fall and someone (maybe you) told me that it wasn't Jelena since it was blooming at that time. Now I know why. I will probably let the shrub/tree duke it out and see what I end up with. That is my usual method of gardening. I would like to have both shrubs in the garden anyway. This way I do. :)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Lee, you bet I am hanging on. There are daffodil buds up by the house today despite temps only being in the thirties. Yipeee....

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa,

Crocus and Snowdrops have finished here......daffs hellebores pulmonaria etc are all in bloom. We all catch up with each other in the end, don't we? The winter has been mild here but exceptionaly wet.


Shirley said...

I suspect your very cold winter has made your plants nervous to pop through the ground.

Loving that new witch hazel, Lisa. That's another plant I've admired in GBBD post over the years but alas I don't believe I've room for it... Mmm... I'm thinking about that ;-)

Skeeter said...

Oh yes indeed the weather has affected my gardens. We are not accustomed to so much ice and freezing temps down here. I fear I have lost many things to Mother Natures Wrath this winter. Oh well, room for more new fun things to come.... Happy Spring...

Quilter Beth said...

Wow, you have a lot more blooming than I do right now. We are both in southwest Indiana, so I'd think our blooms would be about the same. Then again, I don't have all that many things that will bloom. ��

cyndy said...

Your blooms are an encouraging sight! We are still having cold here, too. This morning is eleven degrees, so my snowdrops are up, but afraid to open! Interesting to read about and see your Jelena...

Quilter Beth said...

Lisa, I just got a comment from you to a blog post I made. I wanted to go to the link you sent me to see the quilt you made. I tried the link you sent, and it "says'" I don't have access. I don't have an email address for you (and couldn't find one), so this is the only way I know to get a message to you! Please email me with another link. I'd love to see the quilt.

Jason said...

That last comment was me. Didn't mean to be anonymous.

Sandy Carlson said...

Spring, spring, spring!

Sandy Carlson said...

You have some beautiful color there. Spring seems to be making a cautious approach this year!

Geraldine said...

There is nothing much blooming, here in Interior BC so far, a lot of brown and grey out there!!!

Lovely photos and I LOVE your header.

Happy Week Lisa, G

Diana said...

All of your blooms are wonderful, especially the hellebores. I just love them with their shy little flowers. And I’m in awe of the witch hazel - I don’t think we can grow that well here, but I’d love to have those stems in vases in my house.

Diana said...

Love the crocus in the lawn and the hellebores. They are some of my spring favorites. Hope things warm up for you soon.