It’s Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day and what better way to welcome in the spring than seeing our first orange adonis for the year. The plain vanilla yellow adonis are seldom seen but this diminutive beauty is even rarer. This has been such a long cold winter that the flowers are grateful to finally see a little sunshine warming things up. The Adonis are always among the first plants to call for attention in the springtime. The yellow ones are also up and waiting to smile at the sunshine.
Notice all the flower buds in this clump.
Out in the front yard the winter aconite have finally popped and show the evidence of the many years they have been colonizing the front bed.
I think this was originally ten small tubers.
Of course snowdrops are everywhere right now. The Viridapice are particularly nice.
The surprise entry for the day was the first of the corydalis. These have popped up in the alpine bed.
Other than these there are some crocus, the witch hazels, and a lot of wannabe flowers. I think are right on the verge of seeing many more flowers.
In the greenhouse there are a few special items worth highlighting. For the first time we have Tulbaghia from a 2013 bulb planting.
There is a very nice small ornithogalum species that derives from Jane McGary by way of Pacific Bulb Society distribution.
And a freesia with many flowering stalks.
The Lachenalia mutabilis is nice enough that we brought it into the house.
That’s it for March 15th. What’s growing in your garden?