Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day-March 2011

For once this will be a timely post, but only because I took all of my pictures yesterday in anticipation of possibly having to serve jury duty today.  Luckily, I do not have to report for jury duty today, but I will have to call back in two weeks and check on my status then.  Wish me luck.  For now, here is what I have blooming in my garden.

I have 10 or 12 pots on top of my rock wall, and the only things blooming in any of them right now are these volunteer snapdragons.  I don't know where they came from, but I'm glad they're here!

In a different set of pots, my plumeria is making a rare appearance.  I like that you can see the buds in all different stages here.

March must be the all-phases-go! month for flowers because my lily (Crinum asiaticum) has all stages of flowers too.
From bud...

to just breaking free...

to almost past their prime...

to done blooming and gone to seed.

My Golden Shrimp Plant (Pachystachys lutea) is in various phases of sticking its tongue out.

My lantana has some barely-there, pillow-shaped buds and some full-blown golden blooms that remind me of some kind of candy.

I couldn't get my Giant Bird of Paradise all in one shot.  I had to take this side...

and then go around the back for the other side. Sorry it looks a little drooly--maybe it's teething.

Behaving in a much more orderly fashion are my chives...although, now that I think about it, half of them have gone to seed as well.  Sorry, it's 2:30 in the morning--I'm not going back outside for those shots.  They're not that impressive anyway.

This really is all that's happening on my orchid, Den. Pam Tajima (atroviolaceum 'Pygmy' x eximium).

My Blue Daze (Evolvus glomeratus) has a fair amount going on as well, but that's more of an opening-and-closing-throughout-the-day type thing than a stages-of-development type thing.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my garden in all it's various stages today.  To see what else is blooming around the world, please visit our Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day host, Carol, at May Dreams Gardens.  


Carolyn @ Carolyn's Shade Gardens said...

You have a lot going on. Love the golden shrimp plant sticking out its tongue.

Elli Davis said...

I love the selection! It would be nice to see the garden itself, I bet its beautiful :)

Hanni @ Sweet Bean Gardening said...

Here, here for volunteer snapdragons! :)

Nell Jean said...

Love the tropicals. My String Lily hasn't even shown green leaves yet.

Volunteers are such fun.

Mother Nature's Garden Evolution said...

Love all the tropicals especially the white Crinum.

Dreamybee said...

Carolyn-Yep, March is a pretty busy month.

Elli-Thank you, I like it. :)


Nell Jean-I just had to look up String Lily-I've never heard that before. I'm sure yours will be making an appearance any day now. :)

Mother Nature's Garden Evolution-Thank you!