Tuesday, March 14, 2017

GBBD March

Haven't posted here in a while, so let's try starting up again with Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.

It's been a very weird winter here in central Maryland, with record high temperatures all through February that started up an early spring. March has been more seasonal, on the chilly side with several inches of sleet and snow falling today. So of course I had to see what was going on with all the plants already in bloom.

Some are under the snow, though really all but the last crocuses are done with, along with the snowdrops and the few miniature iris I have left (need to plant more this year!). Daffodils are in full bloom, looking sad in the frozen stuff:

Forsythia didn't enjoy the cold snap either:

Of course the plants will be fine, but the flowers look crappy. I also fear for all the magnolia blooms just opening up:

Pieris japonica seems not affected at all, however:

And the hellebores of course take it all in stride:

Here's a fern with one frond above the snow to finish up:

The snow will all be gone in a few days, and we can get back to spring, probably with more crazy swings in temperature. I am glad to see even this little bit of white stuff today since we've had probably less than an inch total all winter up till now - we were just in the "snow hole" when all the storms went either south or north of us.

Enjoy whatever blooms you can find out there!!