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.
On that Sunday, though, what the garden had on offer was mainly Crocuses.
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.
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.
Here’s a clump of yellow.
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.