March in the Flower Garden

March in the Flower Garden

There is so much in bloom this month. The gardens remind of Easter with their shades of yellows, purples and whites. Above is Camellia ‘Donation’ and this shrub is loaded with buds. I took cuttings from this plant last year and all of them have taken. When a plant looks this good you need more than one, right?

March in the Flower Garden

The crocuses are still in bloom along with narcissus and species tulips. I love this time of year. Each plant represents a new beginning, new life coming from the soil. I find it energizes me and I feel optimistic about the year to come.

March in the Flower Garden

The Hellebore hold their flowers for months. I still haven’t had time to clear the leaves off the front garden but the plants don’t seem to mind.

March in the Flower Garden

Primula surround the edges of my shade garden in the front yard. Above  I have a large oak, a sour gum, flowering cherry and a row of cedars which cast shade from April onwards. The early spring allows hundreds of spring flowers to bloom before the deciduous trees leaf out. Later on these spring blooming plants will fade to allow shade loving plants to take the stage.

March in the Flower Garden

I am so busy in the greenhouse I almost missed seeing the Dicentra or bleeding heart emerge in front of the cedars. I love the chartreuse foliage on this plant. I am pretty sure this is Dicentra ‘Gold Heart’.

March in the Flower Garden

This Rhododendron is very spindly and Farmer Jim kept saying, “Let’s take it out, it’s so thin and scraggly looking”. Today its covered in pure white blooms. It’s not going anywhere. This is an early bloomer with the other Rhododendrons following behind next month. In all we have about forty Rhododendrons, many which have been here for almost twenty years.

March in the Flower Garden

So much to do in the garden and the weather is not cooperating. March has brought us rain and more rain. The plants are loving this moisture and are growing by leaps and bounds.

9 thoughts on “March in the Flower Garden

  1. Your garden in beautiful in spite of the weather not cooperating. Here, things are really warm. Too warm for this time of year. Crazy weather. ~~Dee

  2. I just want to take this opportunity to let you know how much I appreciate your lovely gardening blog – and the accompanying pictures.

    With the sad demise of Gardens West, and now Canadian Gardening, blogs such as yours fill a huge void for those of us craving features about the local Canadian gardening scene.

    Perhaps one day you will put your gorgeous and informative garden on a public tour?

    In the meantime – many thanks – and keep your posts coming!

  3. I just want to take this opportunity to let you know how much I appreciate your lovely gardening blog – and the accompanying pictures.

    With the sad demise of Gardens West, and now Canadian Gardening, blogs such as yours fill a huge void for those of us craving features about the local Canadian gardening scene.

    Perhaps one day you will put your gorgeous and informative garden on a public tour?

    In the meantime – many thanks – and keep your posts coming!

    1. How kind of you to say this. It made my day. I love to share my passion for gardening. I too miss our local garden magazines. I am not sure my garden is tour worthy quite yet. There is talk of a public tour in 2017 in Delta so stay tuned.

  4. How kind of you to say this. It made my day. I love to share my passion for gardening. I too miss our local garden magazines. I am not sure my garden is tour worthy quite yet. There is talk of a public tour in 2017 in Delta so stay tuned.

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