Monday, March 15, 2010

Bloom Day, March 2010

It's the fifteenth of the month, the day garden bloggers write about what's blooming in their gardens.
The MulchMaid has a lot more going on this month than last.
Indoors, the Meyer lemon has awoken from its long winter sleep and is blooming with an intoxicating scent.
Outdoors, Mahonia aquifolium has lovely pinkish buds that are opening to bright yellow blossoms.
This is my one-and-only hellebore. I think it doesn't get as much winter sun as it would like, but it's smothered in blossoms anyway.
Rhododendron P.J.M. is also covered in gaudy mauve blooms. This shrub was purchased last fall for its unusual reddish bark and the tag must have been faded from the sun: I thought the flowers would be a soft pink!
Ribes sanguineum is in full, beautiful flower.
Daphne odora is still going strong.
Scilla natalensis.
One or another rosemary in the MulchMaid's garden has been in bloom since December.
Camellias continue blossoming outside the living room window.
Carex morrowii 'EverGold' is blooming with cute, hairy little inflorescences. It must be happy there on my front porch.
Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis is finished blooming but has formed a few dark purple berries.
A native huckleberry is blooming. 
Lastly, the kinnick kinnick, another Northwest native, is blooming with tiny urn-shaped flowers typical of the arctostaphylos family.

Visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens to see what else is blooming in gardens across the nation and around the world today.

Happy Bloom Day!


  1. Hiya Jane,
    You mentioned the manzanita family for the Gaultheria. I have it under the Ericaceae.
    Have they changed the names lately?
    You have quite a few of those sub-shrubs.
    And an unusal scilla. Your ribes is so early. Ours doesn't even show leafbuds yet.
    The flowers on the kinnick plant resemble those of the Arbutus unedo. Thanks for your visit.

  2. Ooops! you just reminded me that i skipped over the ribes when i was taking my pix. a volunteer right up against the house escapes the nibbling of the deer, so it is in full bloom now like yours. i'm wishing your post were scratch 'n sniff!

  3. Great blooms! I keep meaning to add a ribes, I killed one in my previous garden but want to try again. So exciting about your lemon blossoms! I hope you get lemons, what a joy that would be.

  4. I just wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting my blog on Bloom Day. I was not familiar with the Ribes, it looks quite nice, and if you are only going to have one Hellebore at least it is a lovely one.

  5. everything looks great! I wish daphne would last through our winters. Isn't the fragrance a knock out?! I would also like to have any kind of plant called kinick kinick! I thought my sinocalycalycanthus was a good one!

  6. Jane~~ I'm seeing those PJMs around town. The color is unusual and I suppose if it bloomed later in the season it might clash terribly. But early spring is perfect when we're all so color-starved. Your Ribes is outstanding and the Scilla is one I might need to round up for myself. Love it.

  7. I don't have many hellebores either, but I like this one. The way the flowers stand out, they look almost as if the plant is covered in butterflies. Lots of blooms for such an early time in the season, very nice.


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