Saturday, March 15, 2008

March 15th GBBD

It has been a long cold winter with lots of snow. Finally temperatures are climbing and daylight hours increasing. March though often blustery shows signs of the awaking of the garden from dormancy.
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Tiny sedum rosettes appear.












Swirls of columbine foliage push through cover.












Bulbs tips emerge.












Devastated hellebore leaves reveal flower bud formation.












Hyacinth noses test the air.












Daffodils boldly grow.













Tulips testing 1-2-3...


Soon green will be the dominate color with a riot of colorful blossoms to follow.

Tuesday redwing blackbirds began the distinctive call signaling breeding has begun.
Yesterday a bright red cardinal sat in a treetop singing long and loudly of his joy in the warm sun.
Today a robin sang.
Always there are birds announcing a presence in the garden, but at winters end their songs touch my heart.

Take a look at March 2007 pictures.
Actual flowers

6 Comments:

Blogger Carol said...

All those little sprouts hold the promise for a lot of color in your garden, 'before you know it'. Thanks for joining us for bloom day!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

15/3/08 10:01 PM  
Blogger Lisa at Greenbow said...

Isn't it exciting to see the green popping through?? Just that little bit of color gives you hope. Spring will arrive soon. If the birds are singing you know spring is upon you and your garden.

16/3/08 6:55 AM  
Blogger Rosemarie said...

You have a lot coming through so early! I can't wait to see how they all look next month.

16/3/08 10:07 AM  
Anonymous mon@rch said...

Spring is much further along than where I am at! I have been seeing these Bloggers Bloom day all day today! Maybe next month I will have something to show!

16/3/08 9:18 PM  
Blogger Christa said...

It's such an exciting time, isn't it? Full of promise. I have a few hyacinth "noses" sniffing the air too. Our mockingbirds are singing again. I had one that sang until well after dark one night. Apparently it had a lot to say about what it did on winter vacation.

Happy spring!

18/3/08 7:47 PM  
Blogger Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Things are really late this year. I keep hoping that once this cruddy weather is over, it'll be over & we'll have a nice spring, instead of last years nasty April freeze. It looks like you'll have a great display of Hellebore blooms next month.

20/3/08 12:05 PM  

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