Monday, March 15, 2021

A Blustery Bloom Day


It is Garden Blogger's Bloom Day again! On the 15th of each month, we gardeners with blogs share a few bloom photos from our gardens.

Here in the Mid-Atlantic USA (USDA zone 7) on the DC-MD border, we had had a very harsh February -- ice storms and a polar vortex -- that is keeping our bloom cycle about two weeks behind "normal." We had a tantalizing taste of a few warm days and we are back now to the typical March cold temps and blustery winds. Spring is coming, it is just taking its own sweet time....

In my garden today, I have Winter Jasmine, Heather, and Hellebores. Early bulbs are having a nice, long run due to the chilly temps -- Snowdrops, Crocus, Winter Aconite, and early-season Daffodils like 'Tete-a-Tete'  and 'February Gold'. 

In outside containers, I have Primroses, Geraniums, Violas, Alyssum, and Pansies.

Indoors, I have forced 
Forsythia branches and Tulips 'Purple Prince' (pictured above), along with Orchids, Violets, and more Primroses.

Be sure to follow @WDCgardener on Instagram for daily pics of what is blooming inour garden and area gardens that we visit.

So what is blooming today in YOUR garden?

14 comments:

  1. Your tulips are so bright and beautiful! We had a harsh February as well, so many of the spring bulbs are behind, but the Hellebores are blooming!

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    1. Hi Lee -
      Thanks! Hellebores for the win!
      PS you had a bit of a hiccup so I deleted the other 2 duplicate posts.

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  2. Kim Kaplan5:46 PM

    In addition to the daffodils I have forced into bloom inside and the ones that burst into bloom outside in this weekend's warmth, I have the usual pansies, crocus, hellebores, and snowdrops flowering. The pink hyacinths are perfuming one whole bed by themselves and the Siberian Squill are once again proving what real blue looks like in the garden. But the most endearing is the flowering quince I planted about 18 months ago. The warm, sunny weekend fooled it into popping orange color on a few tiny buds.

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    1. Lovely! My squill are a bit behind - showing a touch of blue - but not fully out just yet.

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  3. Wow ! What a lovely capture of tulips, It would be my pleasure if you share your post related to gardening here at http://jaipurgardening.blogspot.com/2021/03/garden-affair-spring-flower-snapdragon.html

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    1. Thanks - I'll check out your page next :-)

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  4. Very nice Kathy; I forced tete a tete daffodils and yellow and red tulips inside along with numerous amaryllis bulbs and overwintering begonias near a sunny window. I recently cut stems of bradford pear, chinese quince and spring blooming camellias.
    Thanks, Christopher

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    1. Nice! I have not forced Tete-a-Tete - but as mine are already blooming outside I feel like I can skip the daffs and just do the later bulbs :-).

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  5. It is great to discover another Washington state blog and I wasn't aware of the magazine.

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    1. Thanks - but quick FYI that we are Washington, DC region not Washington state - still a lot of cross-over - we are mainly zone 7 here. :-)

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  6. So far, all I have is daffodils.

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  7. Beautiful, Thanks for joining in Garden Affair.

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