Late March Blooms

Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine)

Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine)

The garden has jumped into action after rains at the weekend. I have done very little weeding and grooming and must get busy soon or it will be difficult to untangle and tame.

Spirea is fading, daffodils are spent, but bearded Iris leaves shot up a foot tall in the past several days, looking healthy and green. Peonies are rising and one even has buds. The dogwood is beginning to open.

On this last day of March many favorite flowers are blooming.

Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine)

Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine)

Iberis sempervirens (Candytuft)

Iberis sempervirens (Candytuft)

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Silver Heart’ (False Forget-Me-Not)

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Silver Heart’ (False Forget-Me-Not)

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Silver Heart’ (False Forget-Me-Not)

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Silver Heart’ (False Forget-Me-Not)

Phlox divaricata ‘Blue Moon’ (Woodland phlox)

Phlox divaricata ‘Blue Moon’ (Woodland phlox)

Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue' (Emerald Blue Phlox)

Phlox subulata ‘Emerald Blue’ (Emerald Blue Phlox)

Phlox subulata 'Purple Beauty'

Phlox subulata ‘Purple Beauty’

Tradescantia (Spiderwort)

Tradescantia (Spiderwort)

Anemone coronaria 'Governor' (Governor Double Poppy Anemone)

Anemone coronaria ‘Governor’ (Governor Double Poppy Anemone)

20 thoughts on “Late March Blooms

  1. Beth @ PlantPostings

    You are way ahead of us now! I thought maybe spring was ready to burst, but now we’re supposed to have some very cold weather (lows in the 20s!) this weekend. Ick. Your photos are truly beautiful and they give me hope. 🙂

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  2. Pauline

    You are ahead of us in the UK, my Brunnera is just waking up! Love your Aquilegia canadensis, I must try and find seeds of that, it would be just right in my sunset border.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Pauline, Aquilegia canadensis sounds perfect for a sunset border. It is native here, opening about a week ahead this year, whereas my Dutch Iris are completely finished at least 3 weeks early. The natives seem to be able to judge conditions.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I think I learned about Brunnera from seeing it on your blog. Was happy to see it return. The columbine is just opening–soon will put on a big display.

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  3. Cathy

    How lovely to see a few of the beauties yet to come here… my phlox, iberis and brunnera are far behind yours. I love the silvery foliage of your brunnera.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Hi Cathy, you’ll catch up soon probably. Some plants here seem way ahead but others are right on time, judging from some photos from years past.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      The aquilegia is just coming into flower. It has spread itself all around the garden–needs a heavy hand to control it but I enjoy it so much.

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  4. Christina

    It is so wonderful when beloved plants make their appearance each year. My bearded irises have done exactly the same thing, suddenly the foliage looks wonderful.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Spring is my favorite gardening season. I discovered a couple of buds on one iris yesterday. This morning we’re having pouring rain but tomorrow is supposed to be beautiful. The pine pollen has had porches, streets, plants, everything covered in fine yellow dust for a week. Hope the rain helps clear it out. Have a great weekend!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Silver foliage is wonderful. It’s been a nice spring although if feels we’re rushing through it. Today the temps were lower and I think will be all week.

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