Monday, March 15, 2010

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - March 2010

Spring has sprung! Here's what's blooming in my garden.

Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant'.
Leucojum aestivum "Gravetye Giant

Cercis canadensis, commonly known as the redbud tree.
Cercis canadensis "Redbud"

'Mutabilis' rose.
"Mutabilis" rose

Blue anemones.
Blue anemones

'Old Blush' rose.
"Old Blush" rose

'Packman' broccoli, in full bloom...oops.
"Packman" broccoli in full bloom

Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting GBBD; visit her site to see what's blooming today, all over the world.

Words and photos © 2009-2010 Caroline Homer for "The Shovel-Ready Garden". Unauthorized reproduction is prohibited.


  1. Don't you just love the leucojum? Really one of my favorite spring bulbs. And that 'Mutabilis' rose is just striking. I must find some place to plant one in my garden. Your blooms are beautiful!

  2. I think that broccoli's a beauty, even if it's not what was supposed to happen!

  3. Ha! I thought that was broccoli. I needed to see this Caroline Spring is still a long way off for me.

  4. All beautiful photos, Caroline! Those blue anemones are foreign to me and I really like them: available at local nurseries? My broccoli's bolting, too, but I think the flowers are lovely.

  5. The bees think the bolting broccoli is swell, too!

    Iris, I just looked up those anemones (and updated the caption). They're 'Lord Lieutenant' anemones, a double or St. Brigid type, planted 11/18/2006. They naturalized well but haven't multiplied. They're the first bulb to bloom every spring. I believe I did get them at a local box store that fall, along with white "The Bride" anemones, a single or De Caen type, that did not naturalize.

  6. beautiful blooms!! Love the little green dots on the leuconum

  7. Caroline -- Your roses are so beautiful - I can't believe you have all those blooms. Mine aren't there yet. And they need a pruning desperately. Wanna volunteer? You clearly pruned yours and it shows!

  8. Diana, if it makes you feel any better, I have four rose bushes with zero blooms! The Old Blush and Mutabilis always race to be the first to bloom. DH hates it when I prune, he always thinks I prune too much. But I have to prune or they'd swallow the hot tub gazebo whole.