Saturday, March 15, 2008

March bloomday

The weather has been cold and rainy here in Ireland this month (and when is it not cold and rainy? hehe). Not as many flowers this year compared to last year. Mostly daffodils are in bloom, I have them all over.

daffodils and wallflowers by my shed

Daffodils by the side fence, in the front garden, and during a bit of sun

Also blooming are a few grape hyacinths

forget me nots

and the purple plum tree
Other blooms:
russian kale
marsh marigold

I think I need a new camera soon. A lot of my photos have gone fuzzy, my close-up mode doesn't work anymore either. But this will have to do for now. ;-)
See what's blooming the world over, visit Carol's May Dreams Gardens blog for March Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.


Blogger Gail said...

I saw you at May Dreams Gardens and wanted to stop by...Happy Bloom Day...

Clay and limestone
Tennessee, USA

March 15, 2008 7:28 pm  
Blogger Carol said...

Ireland looks beautiful, as always. Thanks for joining in for bloom day!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

March 15, 2008 7:40 pm  
Blogger Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

The purple plum tree is lovely, and the Wallflowers really set off the Daffodils.

March 15, 2008 7:45 pm  
Blogger Jane Marie said...

I love your first pic of the flowers by the shed. Very colorful.

March 15, 2008 8:39 pm  
Blogger Katarina i Kullavik said...

Purple Plum Tree - how lovely....and lots of daffodils! That's Spring, isn't it?
/Katarina (Roses and stuff)

March 16, 2008 1:15 am  
Blogger beadexplorer said...

Haven't been here for a while. Beautiful pictures. The daffodils are just starting to bloom over here, too! :)

March 16, 2008 9:28 am  
Blogger Frances, said...

Delightful daffodils and wonderful wallflowers! Your forget me nots bloom much earlier than ours, we don't even have buds yet or on the wallflowers. Do your wallflowers self sow? Thanks for a pretty post.

Frances at Faire Garden

March 16, 2008 10:11 am  
Blogger Ewa said...

beautiful daffodils at the shed :) did I see it right, that there is some staking?

March 16, 2008 1:27 pm  
Blogger Salix Tree said...

Frances, the wallflowers don't seem to self sow, but I've only had them here for 2 years so far, so they may yet do in the future.

Ewa, No staking of the daffs or walflowers by the shed.
I did put sticks in the ground by the ones at the fence, because when I was pruning the roses next to them, I was afraid I might step on the leaves just poking out back in January. Those sticks seem to have held them all up nicely there though, through all the fierce winds we get here.

March 16, 2008 3:34 pm  
Blogger Robin's Nesting Place said...

The flowers by the shed are so pretty. I love purple plum trees!

March 16, 2008 6:47 pm  
Blogger Kerri said...

How lovely to see the daffs and other blooms. The purple plum is lovely.
You're weeks ahead of us here in upstate New York. I'd love to see that beautiful Irish countryside!

March 16, 2008 9:24 pm  
Blogger kate said...

The wallflowers with the daffodils are so pretty. I love that combination. Your purple plum tree is striking and I don't think I can get enough of seeing grape hyacinths.

March 17, 2008 1:56 am  
Blogger rusty in miami said...

You can go wrong with daffodils; they are so beautiful I wish I could grow them in South Florida

PS – Happy St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2008 3:45 am  
Blogger Surya said...

I found your blog from Carol's May Dreams Gardens. Goodluck with your Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.

March 17, 2008 8:24 am  
Blogger Entangled said...

I'm going to echo the previous comments admiring the wallflower/daffodil combo. Must try that next year.

Over the weekend I noticed flowering trees in bloom in Richmond (about 30 miles east of here), but none as pretty as your purple plum.

March 17, 2008 12:45 pm  
Blogger kjohnson said...

Your forget-me-nots are lovely. Happy GBBD

March 17, 2008 1:16 pm  
Blogger Shady Gardener said...

You have lovely color combinations in your gardens. :-) I'll look forward to visiting your site more often.
Thanks for visiting me today.

March 17, 2008 6:18 pm  
Blogger Sarah Laurence Blog said...

Love the feeling your blog's title evokes.

March 19, 2008 5:11 pm  

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