Top Ten for March.

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Weather lore says: “March, in like a lion out like a lamb.”

March is a month of transition, a much used word of late. In a gardening context I think emergence is a more suitable label. The garden and plants are emerging from winter into spring.

It was traditionally the month for planting spring crops, mainly spring barley, when the  March winds would help to dry out the soil as it was cultivated in preparation for the drill. Warm April showers would follow to help germinate the seed.

Joining in with Chloris at the Blooming Garden  and the other bloggers posting their top ten flowers of the month, I decided to post pictures of emerging flower buds and leaves,( There is a theme emerging here!)

These pictures were taken during the month – we haven’t recently had snow.

Forever the optimist, here are my ten ‘potential’ flowers to brighten the spring garden.

 

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Tulip ‘Red Riding Hood’.

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Allium Kartaviense

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Fritillaria ‘William Rex’, already producing its distinctive smell!

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Hyachinth ‘Blue Pearl’.

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Camassia leichtlinii ‘Sacajawea’

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Camellia

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Magnolia ‘Stella’

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Paeonia Lactiflora ‘Duchesse de Nemours’.

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Rhododendron Yakushimanum ‘Grumpy’

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Hydrangea.

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Even the Head Gardener emerges occasionally!

Please visit Chloris and see what she and all the other bloggers have posted as their Top Ten.

What is emerging in your garden?