My first foray into Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, with surprises coming up daily in the pot outside my front door. The winter pansies have been stalwart all through the dark days of the Scottish winter, and they're now blooming in earnest. The crocuses in this pot are pretty much over - just a few leaves with characteristic white centre striping left over. The broad leaves of tulips are coming to the fore now (and I can't remember what variety I planted back in November, so this will be the real surprise factor). The sky-blue flowers in the background are Glory of the Snow (Chionodoxa).
Below, another cheerful pot of crocuses and daffodils. It was worth that afternoon potting up bulbs with fingers that were numb with cold by the time I'd finished.
Other March blooms are at Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, at May Dreams Gardens.
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