Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day March 2017

Pulsatilla grandis

We’ve just had messy snowfall that has undone a lot of the progress that we had made toward Springtime.  However, I will share a some of the flowers as they were before the snow, including the above lovely Pasque Flower which is about to show its purple flower in the new alpine bed.

Next to the Pulsatilla is this cute little Ornithogalum that flowers completely flat to the surface of the ground.

Ornithogalum fimbriatum

Ornithogalum fimbriatum

Also in the alpine bed is a new Corydalis

Corydalis shanginii ssp, ainae compact form

The hepaticas have continued to appear.  Small little jewels.

Hepatica nobilis v. pyrenaica

Hepatica nobilis pink

Hepatica americana

Hepatica japonica red/white

Meanwhile the Adonis is still providing interest.

Adonis amurensis ‘Sandanzaki’ backside

And we planted the wonderful Primula vulgaris after visiting England in 2008.  They are prospering in various parts of the yard.

Primula vulgaris under the apple tree

Meanwhile the first of the Glory of the Snow is starting to flower.

Glory of the Snow (Chionodoxa)

These are happily growing in the yard and the pasture.

Finally in the yard and the woods the scilla are growing now.

Scilla siberica ‘Spring Beauty’

The stamens are a wonderful shade of blue.

It’s hard to ignore some of the lovely things happening in the greenhouse as well.  In particular the ferrarias are now starting to flower.

Ferraria crispa

And some of the other south africans

Babiana rubrocyanea

Freesia ‘Red River’

Gladiolus sp.?

Sparaxis in a basket

Sparaxis hadeco hybrid pink

Spring is happening both outside and in the greenhouse.  What can you contribute to Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day.


5 comments on “Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day March 2017

  1. Lea

    Lots of beautiful flowers! Love the Sparaxis!

  2. Lisa at Greenbow

    OOOOooooo that Ferraria crispa is something I have never seen before. It is a beauty When I first glanced at it I thought it was an orchid.. Happy GBBD.

  3. sarah

    Pretty great, John. The Babiana is pretty spectacular as are the Hepatica. My Pulsatilla still have a ways to go.

    1. jw

      That Pulsatilla is flowering out quite nicely, but I had the name wrong — it’s Pulsatilla grandis grown from seed obtained from the Scottish Rock Garden Club seed exchange last year.

  4. chavli

    Pretty spectacular photos, as usual. Adonis amurensis ‘Sandanzaki’ seem to look great both coming and going.