There is nothing blooming at my new (to me) garden. That lack will have to be rectified. But my daughter Cadence was going right by the old place yesterday, and I asked her to take pictures. So I can tell you that the winter aconites (Eranthis spp.) are now blooming.I was there less than a week ago myself, and there was no sign of their leaves or buttercup-like blooms then. They move fast. This photo gives you an idea of the “river” of snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) flowing along the path to the Secret Garden. Sadly, I didn’t write down the date my friend gave me that first clump, but it was at least fifteen years ago. Every other year or so I dig up some clumps, divide and replant. If you look in the first snowdrop picture, you can see a few blooming right in the path. These snowdrops are doing some propagating of their own.
I thought, with the mild winter we had, that everything must be so early. But I think I had to go back to 2008 before I found a March “bloom day” post that had nothing blooming. True, things started blooming earlier this year, but the Crocus Bank, which faces north, is just beginning to send out the first scouts of what will soon be an invasion.But this Siberian squill (Scilla siberica) is definitely ahead of schedule: Hmm, where should I plant them in the new garden?
Inspired by the words of Elizabeth Lawrence, “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year,” Carol of May Dreams Gardens started Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. On the 15th of every month, garden bloggers from all over the world publish what is currently blooming in their gardens, and leave a link in Mr. Linky and the comments of May Dreams Gardens.