Friday, March 15, 2019

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - March 2019

After a cold February and early March, it finally feels like spring has arrived. The garden is slowly waking up and looking happier.

I have been happier, too. I enjoyed the most recent three days in the garden raking bushels and bushels of leaves out of the beds. And I have about four times as many leaves to go yet. I wish they were compostable for leaf mulch, but the majority are pin oak leaves. They are like leather.
But on to Bloom Day!

A few spring harbingers are flowering at Longview Ranch this month, like these Tete a Tete daffodils, that stubbornly refuse to face the path.

Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide' has the holidays all wrong this year. It seems to want to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

The barrels of rosemary have been quietly flowering for several weeks, and I even saw our resident Anna's hummingbird sample them a few days ago.

Our hummingbird is also feeding from Arctostaphylos 'Austin Griffith' as it continues happily blooming this month.

Camellia transnokoensis has begun blooming with its little white flowers. I think the colder weather, or maybe rain, is responsible for the browned edges; the flowers are usually pure white.

Azara microphylla has blossoms so tiny that my phone camera can hardly capture them. The flowers are supposed to have a scent, but I can't detect it.
Now these flowers I can smell! Sarccocca hookeriana var. humilis is late this year, but it seems determined to make up for lost time.

Bloom Day is hosted monthly on the 15th by Carol, at May Dreams Gardens. Check out her post and the links, to see what else is blooming all over.

Happy Bloom Day!


  1. I have an oak tree that also drops a lot of leaves that refuse to break down and can't be used for compost. It's frustrating. Happy Bloom Day!

  2. It feels so good to get out and garden again doesn't it ? Even the most mundane chores are just fine by me !

  3. I must get Rosemary started in my garden again. Thanks for the reminder!
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

  4. Hooray that spring has finally decided to show Jack Frost the door! Lots of cool blooms in your garden to welcome the new season.

  5. Funny you mention a hummingbird going after your rosemary, I watched one do the same here today. Also it’s so odd your Arctostaphylos 'Austin Griffith' is blooming, mine is all done!


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