March Bloom Day, More or Less

So this isn’t exactly a Bloom Day post because these pictures were taken on the 12th, the Sunday before Bloom Day. On Bloom Day itself, everything was covered with snow. DSC_0613

On that Sunday, though, what the garden had on offer was mainly Crocuses.

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I do like Crocuses very much. If I had too choose between Crocuses and Snowdrops (Galanthus), I would definitely go with Crocuses. I’m a sucker for bright colors. Snowdrops are elegant, but a bit dull. DSC_0611

The Crocuses were a bit bedraggled, though, mainly because they were holding up against several days of below-freezing temperatures. And because I have not yet done spring clean up, they had to make their way up through a dense layer of leaves and stems.

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Here’s a clump of yellow.

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Other than Crocuses, there’s what remains of the Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis). We didn’t get any good pictures of the Snowdrops at their best this year. At every opportunity the sky was much too overcast – until suddenly they were past their peak and drooping from the cold.

So there you have it, my March Bloom Day. Hoping for better things in April.

 

 

55 Comments on “March Bloom Day, More or Less”

  1. Wow, you have so many snowdrops! I haven’t had much luck in getting them to multiply here; of course, it would help it I remembered to plant more each fall:) I agree with you on the crocuses–I like the bright, cheery colors at this time of year, especially when they’re poking up through the snow.

  2. Your spring blossoms are lovely, especially those pale blue crocus. I’m in the same boat as you, all my spring bulbs are still swamped by leaves, I’m hoping for some good weather to liberate them. Who knows what I’ve missed.xxx

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