Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day- March 2016

Happy Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day! I don’t think I’ve published a GBBD post in March in a very long time. Last March looked like the photo just below and I was blogging about our Salem snow farm.


This has been a very different kind of winter!

With the exception of two days of minus ten degrees, our temperatures have been unusually high. No one is complaining, expect for the skiers. It hasn’t been their best winter, but here in the city I think I can safely say that we’re all quite happy that we didn’t get last winter’s four plus feet of snow.

We have blooms in the garden this March that we didn’t see until well into April last year.

Image 3-15-16 at 8.50 AM (3)The scilla is about to open up.

Image 3-15-16 at 8.50 AM (1)And my first anemone bud is also almost ready to pop!

Image 3-15-16 at 8.50 AM (2)The crocuses are surviving the basketballs somehow.

IMG_1109And the snowdrops have been beautiful for a few weeks.

Image 3-15-16 at 8.50 AMInside, the Christmas Cactus is in it’s second bloom. My very large Christmas Cactus was my mom’s and it’s been a joy all winter.

What’s bringing you joy today? I hope it’s a spring bloom or some seedlings that are sprouting.

More on the seedlings soon!

Be sure to check out all of the garden blogger’s blooms at May Dreams Gardens!

Love you all,








  1. Bushka says:

    Splendid images….Yes! Been an unusually mild Winter. What for Summer? šŸ˜‰


    1. Thank you Buska, it will be interesting to see what summer brings..

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      1. Bushka says:

        I suspect we are ‘in’ for a surprisingly splendid summer….We’ll see. Hugs!

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      2. yes, I think so too! xo

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  2. Dawn says:

    What a difference a year makes! Your March garden is already so colorful, Michele! Yesterday our first blooms of the year opened in my Midwest garden. I was so delighted to see the miniature irises and crocus smiling at me! Daffodils will bloom very soon, too. Celebrating Springtime!! ā™”


  3. Love the purple. šŸ™‚ There is nothing blooming or growing here, but it is raining like crazy and the very last little spot of snow is melting away. The grass is greening up, which is somehow extremely crazy for March. I went to a seed starting class at the local greenhouse on Sunday. She remarked that from their perspective everything is at least two weeks early this year. Like you said, except for the ski resorts, the rest of us are happy campers. šŸ™‚


  4. rusty duck says:

    The blue of that anemone is gorgeous. So glad you’re getting an early Spring!


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