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Bloom Day March 15th

In celebration of Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, here’s a sampling of what’s blooming in A Round Rock Garden this week.   Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for starting up Bloom Day and for giving bloggers an opportunity to share their favorite blooms!

First of all, who can get enough of the poppies?  Each one is a different shade, a different size and shape.

Intermixed with the poppies, the cornflower – the first and most active of the wildflowers this Spring.

New to the garden is the Whirling Butterfly Guara.  We’ve transplanted two of these, and these are the first of the new blooms:

Salvia officinalis is blooming beautifully in the herb garden:

Honeybees have been enjoying lavender nectar from sunrise to sunset …

Another new addition to the garden, the Double Knockout rose.  These are the first two blooms:

Not quite in time for March’s Bloom Day, the parsley has bolted and is preparing the first of its flowers:

And another parsley flower forming …

All along the perimeter of the wildflower bed, we have watched these little guys forming, wondering what type of flower they are.

This morning, however, JUST IN TIME for bloom day, these little guys opened up into magnificent primrose:


Comments on: "Bloom Day March 15th" (8)

  1. Primrose … what wonderful memories that brings to me. Lovely garden. Poppies! Yes!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous. There’s no such thing as too many poppies. Thanks for sharing!

  3. So Pretty! I love your wildflowers. When did you put the seeds out? Also, I like the white gaura. I have a pink one and just love it!

    • roundrockgarden said:

      I sowed them the second full week of October, so they had plenty of time to develop before Spring. The tallest poppies are nearly four feet tall! Do the guaras spread or create a bush? I really like them.

  4. poppies, poppies, poppies everywhere. love them. I see the bees are busy in your garden. I am noticing a lack of bees this year. Like yours my parsley is flowering and I will be glad to get it out; It is huge. Nice pink primroses- need some more. I am overun. Knock out is a wonderful rose. So easy to grow. Happy bloom day in your Round Rock garden.

    • roundrockgarden said:

      thanks, Jenny! no shortage of bees here, that i’ve noticed. thanks for offering more primrose 🙂 – i still have a bunch more that are opening up, so you’re just gonna have to stay overrun for now!

  5. Wow, I had no idea Texas was so far ahead of us! I’m sure I won’t have lavender for a month. So great to get a preview of coming attractions.

    Happy bloom day

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