Monday, March 15, 2010

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – March 2010

A few sightings of actual plant life in cold, damp Pennsylvania this morning.

Pussy Willow with frozen rain drops on their fuzzy little heads.

Purple crocus shivering tightly closed.

A row of heather (Erica x darleyensis 'Silberschmelze') fearless against the cold.

My favorite weatherman promised warm weather and sunshine by the end of the week. The daffodils buds are near bursting in anticipation.

Visit other (warmer?) gardens follow the links on our host Carol’s blog at May Dreams Gardens. Thank you Carol!


Darla said...

Soon, very soon you will have lovely Daffs..

Dreamybee said...

The purple on your crocuses is beautiful. It looks like they are all going to burst out in song as soon as the sun comes out! I have no idea why, but that's what I thought as soon as I saw them. :)

Town Mouse said...

Aren't the buds just as pretty as the flowers, in a way? Happy Bloom Day!

Marie said...

Thank you all for stopping by. I enjoyed browsing through your blogs. That's the great thing about bloom day.

No wildflowers, tropical flowers or peacocks here. LOL

donna said...

I'm always on the lookout for pussy willows this time of year. I hate the thought of them with frozen rain drops on their fuzzy heads.

We've experiencing fabulous weather, but snow/rain/cold predicted for the weekend.

My crocuses are just peeking out of the ground a tiny bit. Yours are gorgeous and way ahead of mine.


Marie said...

The sun and warm, dry weather has returned to PA. The crocuses are beautiful and the willow trees are beginning to show color. I hope you aren't far behind.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Pussy Willow is something we don't have this far south. I had forgotten how we anticipated them in the Spring growing up. Ah, thanks for the memory spark.

I loved what you said about the crocus shivering. I could just see their poor little petals shivering in the chilly breeze. LOL! We are having sunny but chilly weather here too! Spring is finally starting to pop in spite of the cool weather.

Marie said...


I'm happy to say the crocus are done shivering and have opened to warm sunshine. Garden cleanup can begin in earnest.

Did your gardenia make it through the winter?

Roses and Lilacs said...

I've always wanted to grow heather but it is just another one of those wonderful plants that aren't going to do well in zone 4. We are in for another snow fall tomorrow, the first day of spring. Ironic, huh?

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Marie said...

Oh no! Not another snowfall. Hopefully it will disappear as quickly as a leprechaun's trail. Happy spring!