Chronicaling the lunacy of taming three acres in Tidewater Virginia, one square foot at a time!

"Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves. ~H.E. Bates, A Love of Flowers

Monday, March 15, 2010

Bloom Day!

It's Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for March 2010!

To participate, just snap a few pics of what's blooming on the 15th day of the month. To see what is blooming in other garden bloggers gardens visit the director of Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - Carol at May Dream Gardens.

So starting on my porch, a favorite little viola that has been blooming through out the winter in its protected sunny spot. It was a cheery pot of color during the dreariest days of winter.

The Forsythia is definitely late this year....
One of two buds on 5 different Forsythia shrubs... kind of cool to be able to focus on one bloom that soon will be lost in a sea of yellow.

The Camelias are looking more vibrant now that they have had a chance to recover from the ice and wind and rain.
Where a Camelia bloom just let go....almost looks like a dogwood flower...

The fallen bloom amongst the piney floor.

And...ta da!!!! My weirdo bloom of the day, the start of the Homestead Purple Verbena which definitely seems early, but lives in a sunny winter spot.

I am a fool for pansies....I always buy too many, wooed by their friendly faces and colors..I greive when the southern sun and heat stops them in their tracks.


Gail said...

Wow! The verbena is a surprise bloom~that's what I like about gardening the sweet surprises, the plants that insist on surviving anything and knowing that spring will arrive! gail

noel said...


you have alot of beautiful blooms coming from your garden today ...thanks for sharing....i love the intense blue pansy colors you have, very sweet

Lancashire rose said...

It is interesting to see plants that like acid soils and those that just don't care. Those Johnny jump ups just will take anything, I have some whose seed survived our incredibly cold winter and are blooming their heads off. Don't you just love their sunny faces. Do you know anything about the homestead purple verbena? I bought some many years ago and had a wonderful flowering early in the spring. Mites killed them off but I have the native verbena growing in many places. I have just called this plains verbena and am wondering if this is the same.