...this month for Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day! After uploading my photo selection I see that many other blogs today, showing what’s in flower in the garden on the 15th of the month, have celebrated it too. Even our hostess for this monthly event, Carol, in her garden in Indiana USA has them in flower at the moment.
Regular visitors will perhaps remember that I planted a number of Spring bulbs in an area of my lawn before seeding it. This has been a great success and such a joy to see transform. It begins with the crocus and is followed by Narcissi and Fritillaries. I love the colour mix and slight variances in the flower shapes too.
Some Crocus clumps grow under my evergreen Leylandii hedge too opening like fireworks on a sunny day like it was all weekend.
Other Crocus clumps are just as eye catching being so delicate standing in the corners.
After the success of my original lawn planting of bulbs I planted a second one that we could see from a window. This time it was a case of taking out small cores from the well established lawn and dropping the bulbs beneath it. I can’t deny this was quite hard work at the time as the ground was quite hard.
This second planting was one solid colour in a river drift along the edge of my lawn instead of the island style planting I made for the first. I followed the curve of a border opposite it. This area gets the sun later and with a tree nearby it gets a wonderful dappled look.
All photos above were taken yesterday morning as the sun came and went. I took them just in case it was raining today. The photo below shows the second Crocus planting via the view from my window this morning. No rain, but a very chilly breeze that would have made photos tricky.
My small planting of Snowflakes can be seen from my window too as you can see in the foreground above. They catch the winds being in a slightly raised position but they also catch sunlight there in the morning and evening. Their dancing often catches my eye as they did yesterday. I just love them there.
My wander in search of blooms yesterday took me past Alliums, Narcissi and Tulips making their way through ground and gravel. I also spotted a small clump of snowdrops in flower and hellebore flower buds still being too modest to open. Mm… perhaps it’s too cold for them yet and they just don’t want to wake up… like the Drumstick primulas below!
Above the Drumstick primulas the furry buds of Magnolia can be seen getting plumper with each day. This plant has been such a joy to see in flower from my window but alas it is on the move. Very soon I plan to relocate it to my new pond area. Why move it?
Well, although this is a small variety it is getting a little bigger in this small space. After flowering, when in leaf, it restricts views of the birds at the feeders and other flowers behind it that I’d like to see from my window. It will change the view quite dramatically but I believe it will be for the better all round letting more light in around my small pond too.
This morning, I gave a quick last minute look around the garden for this posting. I was delighted to spot the first flowers from a clump of primroses that I grew from seed a number of years ago. No other clumps have signs of flowers yet. I bet this plant wishes it was on the move too as birds toss leaves and bark around and over it as they search for food. Once the Magnolia is moved I’ll see this clump in flower from my window which will be good too.
Okay, my offering of flowers for the 15th of March is quite meagre. However, if you are in need of a good flower fix just pop over to Carol’s posting where you’ll be able to browse through many gardens from around the world. Expect to see crocus! Mm… but I wonder what else you see. Happy Bloom Day :-D
The window view and primula photos were taken on March 15th 2010. All other photos were taken on March 14th 2010.