This is a long shot of the camellia pictured above. The camellias are actually red, though it appears they are pinkish in the first picture. One of these days I'll figure out how to use photo editing stuff-maybe:)
White camellia sasanqua. Not sure the cultivar.
Hyacinths. Taken inside the house looking out the kitchen window.
Hellebore. AKA Lenten Rose.
Forysthia. Unknown cultivar.
Siberian Scilla, Scilla sibirica.
Pulmonaria 'Trevi Fountain'. Note the hairy flower. I find this plant very interesting and an awesome addition to any shade garden. The foliage is evergreen. 'Diane Clare' is also blooming.
Hellebore. Can you tell I'm liking-no make that loving-the hellebores this year?
Crocuses. 'Giant Mixed'.
Flowering quince. Chaenomeles japonica 'Rubra'. 'Texas Scarlet', and 'Jet Trail' (a white cultivar) are also blooming.An amaryllis; a gift from my father two years ago. This one must be an Easter amaryllis because it always blooms in time for Easter.
I checked last March's Bloom Day post; which was the first one I ever posted. All of these flowers were blooming but some are added, such as the camellia and hyacinths. Also, I had a tree peony blooming last year, and primroses in the garden. While I do have a tree peony this year it is not blooming, and I did not buy primroses since they simply do not last more than one season here in my Tennessee garden.
The begonias I posted on last month's Bloom Day, have failed miserably for me. I think I gave them too much water and attention. I need to remember that in the future.
Also blooming but not pictured are: pansies, vinca, Glory of the Snow, Flowering Almond, aka Prunus glandulosa 'Rosea Plena', red geraniums (inside the house under grow lights), and muscari (last year the muscari were way ahead of this year's blooms).
If my records are right and the weather is similar to last year's, folks in this area can expect the tulips to bloom around the end of the month, along with the redbuds, crabapples, bleeding hearts, and verbena 'Homestead'. Already in Clarksville the amount of plants blooming is amazing. I have noticed: 'Bradford' pears, some cherries, magnolias, and many forsythias. It is looking lovely....
in the garden....