Sunday, March 15, 2009

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day-March

Wow, I completely forgot that today is GBBD!  Well, to check out what other people have going on in their gardens around the world, go check out May Dreams Gardens' Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day post.

Here's what's blooming in my garden today.

First up, remember when I mysteriously found some orchids in my car?  Well, these were a part of that January 20th group, and they are still blooming!  It's hard to see in this picture, but the tops of the pedicels, the part where the stem meets the flower, is sort of fuzzy and bumpy, so it's almost like having a fuzzy pet of a flower!

Okay, next, remember how the birds have been germinating things for me?  Well, this is one of the sunflowers that resulted from that.  It's not exactly what I was expecting, but it was a nice surprise when I walked outside today.

Here are my miniature rose pots.  Can you tell it's been raining much?  This has been more or less the constant state of these pots since about November.  The one on the left has a small crack in it somewhere so manages to keep itself drained-I was actually surprised to find standing water in it today when I went out.  The one on the right I have to empty out on a regular basis, but it's a small price to pay.  I love my tiny roses, and they smell great too!

Speaking of things that smell great, let's move around to the front of the house and check out our pua kenikeni tree. You can see the newly-opened flowers, which are the light, creamy color, and an older orange flower.  These flowers are extremely fragrant, and every year around May/June, we have a little old lady from down the street that comes to our gate to ask if she can pick some flowers off our tree to make lei for graduation.

Continuing through the front yard, our lime tree is in flower.  I always check to see if these have any scent.  They never do.  But I always check.

Some chives that I inherited from a moving friend.  They've been blooming faithfully in their pot for a couple of years now.

And, finally, my blue plumbago, also inherited from a moving friend.  This is another one that is in pretty constant bloom.

So, there you have it, a peek at my March garden.  I hope you've enjoyed the tour!


Michelle said...

I really enjoyed peaking at your little part of Hawaii! I have a couple of Plumbago's too... I just love them. I also wanted to comment that your profile message is just what I needed to read this morning! Thanks :-)

Michelle @ Getting Dirty in Texas

Jeanne said...

I really enjoyed the look at your plants. It's the most color I've seen in a long time. This weekend our crocus just started to bloom.

Dreamybee said...

Michelle-I'm glad you liked my profile message. :) Thanks for stopping by.

Jeanne-Ah, you have something that I do not-crocuses! They are lovely, and what great harbingers of spring.

Naturegirl said...

A lovely March garden indeed!Love the white blossoms..I also would be asking to pick a few! I am sure the lime blossoms have a fragrance as sweet as the orange blossoms!
smiling from Arizona..:)NG

vbdb said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog so I could find my way to you. My garden may seem like the center of my universe, but in truth it's my dogs. (Even my husband knows I struggle to love him as completely and without reservation as I do my dogs.) The contentment in your profile picture tells me you know what I mean.

I can almost smell the scents in your garden pictures. Thank you, again.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the lovely visit to your tropical garden with all your wonderful blooms. Lots of rain here too right now. I'm ready for some sunshine. :)

Dreamybee said...

Naturegirl-Re: the lime blossoms-I always think they will, but they don't! :/

vbdb-Yes, I know exactly what you mean!

perennialgardener-I am sending sunshine-y thoughts your way!

Cindy, My Corner of Katy said...

Aloha! As a former Hawaii resident, 28 years ago in another life, just the thought of Hawaii is enough to make me dreamy! I loved seeing what's growing in your garden but I'd love to be there and smell the pua kenikeni for myself!

Dreamybee said...

Cindy-Aloha! I bet things have changed a lot in the 28 years since you were here. If I thought the pua kenikeni blooms would hold up, I'd offer to mail you some!

Bren said...

That rose in a pot is fabulous! Happy Gardening - stop by my garden sometime dear friend.

Dreamybee said...

Bren-Thanks! I will stop by soon.