Thursday, March 16, 2017

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day March 2017

'Climbing Pinkie' rose

It's time for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day and spring is nigh! (Actually, I'm a day late for it but so it goes.) Fortunately down here in north Louisiana we're not dealing with the incredible snowpocalypse that the Midwest and Northeast are experiencing. But we did get some unwelcome (to me) cold temperatures. The poor plants are so confused!

'Sombreuil' climbing rose

As you can see, there are a few roses blooming in my yard. Not many yet but two out of the three climbers are starting to look pretty. Wish I could show you how the 'Sombreuil' and 'Climbing Pinkie' are starting to intertwine on the top of the pergola but I'd have to climb up there for a decent shot!

'Thalia' daffodil

The daffodil show is still going though many of the early ones finished blooming some time ago. Still blooming for me are 'Thalia', 'Pipit', 'Mount Hood' and 'Pink Charm', with a few more varieties to come.

Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant' (aka summer snowflakes)

Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior' (aka Spanish bluebells)

Other bulbs are still blooming, such as the summer snowflakes, or just starting to bloom, such as the Spanish bluebells.

Phlox divaricata ‘Louisiana Blue’

I ordered these 'Louisiana Blue' phlox last year and am shocked at how pinkish-purple they are. But I love the color! These are growing in my former alleyway now optimistically called 'the woodland garden'.

And here are a few other bloomers.

Improved Meyer lemon tree blooms

'Texas Gold' columbine (seems a bit early to me)

'Butterfly Blue' scabiosa (aka pincushion flower)
Matrix Beaconsfield pansies

I've talked before about how I'm lukewarm about pansies in the landscape. But I love potting them up. And once I learned that fertilizing them every 3-4 weeks really helps, I'm starting to really love them. These Matrix Beaconsfield pansies are quite lovely. I also have Matrix Morpheus blooming in vibrant purple and yellow.

Graptopetalum sp. 

Okay, this Graptopetalum isn't really a bloom but it kinda looks like one, right? I have this growing in my rock wall and I always love how it develops a rosy tinge in the winter. Maybe I should use this for Pam's Foliage Follow-up Day?! Be sure to also visit Carol's GBBD page to see what's in bloom around the world.

This post was written by Jean McWeeney for my blog Dig, Grow, Compost, Blog. Copyright 2017. Please contact me for permission to copy, reproduce, scrape, etc.


  1. We have many of the same blooms and some that you are ahead of me on. It looks lovely in your garden!

  2. You're at least five or six weeks ahead of us here in Baltimore... jealous! Of course, I'm not jealous during the heat of the summer! :-) Very pretty, especially the roses. I'm SO ready for some roses here!


  3. Absolutely gorgeous! It will be a long time before we have a "Bloom Day" here . . . so it is wonderful to be able to enjoy yours with you. Thanks for sharing and Happy Spring!
    Connie :)

  4. Pretty roses, and the pansies are beautiful - love that color combo!

  5. Wow! Your garden is beyond gorgeous. I can't believe your early bloomers!

  6. I do like how so many succulents look like flowers. But all your flowers are gorgeous also!

  7. I'm just amazed that you have roses blooming already! I'm still waiting for the daffodils to bloom here.

  8. We frequently need our garden to be loaded with an assortment of lovely blooms that our heart wishes. When we deal with our patio nurseries it is more than a side interest it is an enthusiasm.

  9. The pansies looked absolutely stunning! I remembered my Mom's own backyard covered with these and it was amazing to look at when in full bloom.

  10. What a beautiful climbing rose! We also have one in our garden. At first she would not grow, but after cutting back on the sorrounding bushes she soared! Who does not love light? :)

  11. Wow your Matrix Beaconsfield Pansies are stunning! I agree with you, with most Pansies it's hard to get too excited about, but I just love these two tone ones.

  12. Really nice flowers. I wish my garden look like yours


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