Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day March 2013

Draba aizoides

Draba aizoides

Well it’s Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day for one of the best month’s of the year.  In addition to the daffodils that are starting to appear, there are some really choice additions that are making themselves known on our hillside.  The little Draba shown above has to be sought out but it rewards careful inspection.  It’s among other little plants that claim my attention right now.

The Hepaticas are starting to bloom including one that I got from Seneca Hills when that nursery was still active.

Hepatica nobles blue shade (from Seneca Hills)

Hepatica nobles blue shade (from Seneca Hills)

And one of the Hepatica japonica seedlings is just beginning to open with what looks like double flowers.

Hepatica japonica seedling

Hepatica japonica seedling

The Adonis continue their flowering with the standard Adonis amurensis.

Adonis amurensis

Adonis amurensis

As well as another bud on the Adonis amurensis ‘Sandansaki’ that is actually an underground runner from the original so I’m pleased to see they are propagating.

Adonis amurensis 'Sandansaki'

Adonis amurensis ‘Sandansaki’

The little Scillas are getting into the act too with the Tubergeniana coming into bloom with their lovely blue veins.

Scilla mischtschenkoana 'Tubergeniana'

Scilla mischtschenkoana ‘Tubergeniana’

Scilla mischtschenkoana 'Tubergeniana'

Scilla mischtschenkoana ‘Tubergeniana’

The first of the Anemones is also showing color.

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

And of course crocus are everywhere, including these Ruby Giants.

Crocus tommasinianus 'Ruby Giant'

Crocus tommasinianus ‘Ruby Giant’

It’s late so I’m just going to share a few more flowers and then hit the sack…

Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata'

Daphne odora ‘Aureomarginata’

Pulmonaria officinalis (Liverwort)

Pulmonaria officinalis (Liverwort)

 

Fritillaria raddeana

Fritillaria raddeana

Helleborus x hybridus Goldfinch

Helleborus x hybridus Goldfinch

Helleborus x hybridus 'WD Elegance White'

Helleborus x hybridus ‘WD Elegance White’

And then finally an illustration of the daffodils that represent spring for so many people.

Narcissus 'Little Gem'

Narcissus ‘Little Gem’

What’s blooming in your garden?