Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day March 2023

Beware the Ides of March.  It's good advice.  It's nasty outside on this March 15.


On this cold winter's day full of wind, it's time for both Wordless Wednesday and Garden Bloggers Bloom Day in my zone 5b Southern Tier of New York garden.

Today, I don't have much to share with you, and it is all indoors.  My one Lenten Rose that had flower buds is buried in snow.  One of my crocuses had a flower bud on it Monday.  It's buried now, also.  We were fortunate - we didn't get anywhere near the amount of snow that others in our state did, and we have power.

This is what I have to share with you:

African violet - common.

A fancy African violet which used to have variegated leaves.  It no longer does.  Its blooms are relatively insignificant.

Flowers can be a surprise.  Here's a reblooming Thanksgiving cactus. A March bloom for the Thanksgiving varieties of this plant has never happened to me until now.  This plant has several buds on it and one of them is just about to open.


One last flower - a little bit of a cheat.  This is an impatien voluteer that came up in my airplane plant pot.  Good thing I took a picture of it a few days ago (because it was blooming so nicely) because I found it wilted.  Hopefully it's just too dry and the watering I just gave it will bring it back.

And that's it for my flowers this month.  Anything blooming for you?

Joining Carol at May Dreams Gardens for her 15th of the month meme Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. I'm also joining Sandee at Comedy Plus for her #WordlessWednesday.


  1. We've gotten a little cold snap, too, and we'll get another this weekend. No snow of course, but I hope it doesn't hurt the vegetable garden.

  2. ...volunteers can be a welcomed sight.

  3. My C&E (Christmas and Easter) cactus is blooming as well! Hooray for winter blossoms! Love your pictures, Alana!

  4. Those blooms are blooming well good and so pretty, It's been cold and windy here in London this week I cannot wait till Spring :-)

    I just noticed you liked The Four Seasons I did too Frankie Valli was my fave singer growing up 👍

    Have a bloomingtastic week Alana 👍

  5. We had snow showers yesterday, high winds today. The flowers cheer me up.

  6. You and I are on the same page today with gardening posts! / CarolC

  7. Gorgeous floral photos ~ Spring!

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. So beautiful. You have an amazing green thumb. Today the sun is shining and yesterday it was raining and the wind was awful.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  9. The kalanchoe is a pretty color. No blooming houseplants for me right now.

  10. Love African violets!
    Happy Bloom Day!

  11. That's a pretty good bunch for this time of year. I'm sure our flowers will go wild with all the rain we've been having.

  12. African violet are pretty.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

  13. So perfect these bloomings. The Thanksgiving cactus was reblooming also in my balcony. I think the plants respond to our wishes...
    Enjoy your colors and Happy Today! 😘❤️


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