Sunday, March 15, 2020

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day March 2020

It's a beautiful, sunny but crisp and breezy day in my zone 5b yard in the Southern Tier of upstate New York.

We've had a relatively mild winter, and I am so happy to see these early announcers of spring in my outdoor garden.  My thanks, as always, to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for bringing us this 15th of the month flower meetup.

Yellow crocus - a first year for these.  My purple ones aren't blooming yet.

In my back yard, white lenten rose continues to bloom.

Indoors - there is my "miracle" Phalaenopsis orchid I bought on Black Friday at Home Depot, and a couple of blooms are still on the plant. 

Most of my Thanksgiving cacti are blooming.  Here's a red one.

And a pink one.

My poinsettia from December 2018 continues to rebloom.  I have three blooming areas on the plants now.  In the background (upper right) are the daffodils I am forcing - two of them have flower buds now.
One African violet is left blooming right now but it's putting on a nice show.
Still blooming! I got this cyclamen to kill for Valentine's Day and I haven't killed it yet!

My Vicks plant (Plectranthus tomentosa) is blooming! I apologize for the blurriness but my iPhone SE doesn't do macro type photography well.  I've grown these for years but this is the first time any have bloomed for me.  They were nicer several days ago.

Finally, the hyacinth ready to bloom that I bought at Aldi right after February GBBD gave me two blooms, but it is fading away now.  Here it is when it looked better (March 1).

I hope these blooms have given you some happiness today.  Why not visit some other participants of Garden Bloggers Bloom Day and enjoy some more flowers.  After all, the Ides of March aren't something to beware of, if you have flowers!


  1. Nice photos. Flowers always cheer me up.

  2. Beautiful!
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

  3. Wonderful blooms. I can almost smell that hyacinth!

  4. And the blahs of winter have passed. Now the months come where you have way too many blooms to feature. Happy March.

  5. Nice Thanksgiving cactus - still blooming? Impressive.

  6. Amazing blooms! My T-giving/X-mas cacti finally bloomed at end of February! Over the years I had such fun rescuing poinsettia. They were huge, until the white fly took them down. I will try again, do what Lowes garden center advises. Yours are beautiful.

  7. It got supper cold here in North Idaho


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