Welcome to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, March 2014. From 2012, I can see we are behind schedule. I guess I didn’t write a post for March 2013. Is anyone surprised we’re moving in slow motion after the winter we had? Snow, snow and more snow. Our weather is only now cooperating, and we have a lot of spring to get through before we can declare ourselves frost/freeze free by April 20 or so. So, hang in there folks, enjoy each day as it comes and try not to worry about your peach crop and apple trees let alone the roses. Oh, about the roses, go ahead and prune and feed them. It’s time, a little past actually, but don’t feel bad . . . I’m right there with you.
Is a late spring all bad? No. If spring unfolds slowly over the prairie, we might have an apple and peach crop this year. We can hope anyway. My trees aren’t even showing signs of blooming yet. One sad thing about last winter is that violas and pansies didn’t fare very well. Most of mine died almost to the ground and look like hell. So, I went and bought four flats of violas and planted them yesterday. I hope to find a few more to fluff up the bulb parade.
Crocus vernus ‘Jeanne d’Arc’ are a welcome sight in my small lawn out front. Normally, the fescue grass is green in March. This year, it needs a lot of tender loving care. I’ll be spreading compost and more grass seed next week to plump it up. Winter wasn’t kind to my small lawn either.
There wasn’t much to photograph, but I did my best. Without further ado, here are more stars of our bloom day show.
Thanks for visiting. If you’d like to see more Garden Bloggers Bloom Day posts, head over to our lovely hostess’ blog, May Dreams Gardens. There’s a list of everyone participating there.