Spring promises – GB Bloom Day

A few bulbs are showing off in my Connecticut gardens.  A small bunch of iris reticulata are my current show stoppers.

iris reticulata close up 3-14-10   iris reticulata

A single white crocus stands nearby.


But these narcissi, along with so many others, hold the promise of spring.

narcissi buds

It’s always interesting to look back at what was blooming in my gardens for previous Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Days … iris reticulata and crocus were also in bloom in my yard for 2009’s March GBBD.  And it’s even more fun to visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens for a glimpse of other gardens in bloom and showing off for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day.

12 comments for “Spring promises – GB Bloom Day

  1. March 15, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Thats just the perfect word for those little iris ! and they sure are showstoppers – isn’t their colouring so vivid. I made a collage of them for this months GBBD too. Our gardens seem to be at a similar bloom time and isn’t it wonderful how a little shower of rain can make photos all the more interesting.

  2. March 15, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    There would be no use in me participating in GBBD until next month. We still have a couple of feet of snow. I hope my Iris reticulatas look as good as yours do….

    Christine in Alaska

  3. joenesgarden
    March 15, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    The rain eased up here just long enough for me to grab a few photos. Thanks for stopping by leavesnbloom.

  4. joenesgarden
    March 15, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    I’ll bet your iris reticulata will be even more beautiful, Christine. Enjoy mine now and share your’s with us later.

  5. March 15, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    aloha joene,

    you have alot of beautiful blooms coming from your garden today and it looks like alot of sweet smelling blooms also…thanks for sharing….i love the intense blue of your iris…your photography is beautiful

  6. March 15, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Oh my, those iris are knockouts!

  7. joenesgarden
    March 15, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Noel, my blooms aren’t sweet smelling, but sweet looking. Thanks for the complement on my photos.

  8. joenesgarden
    March 15, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Cyndy … the iris are little but pack a powerful punch.

  9. March 16, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Hi Joene,

    Happy Belated Bloom Day! Your irises are so colorful even when deluged by rain. I imagine the next few days of sun and warm temps will make your garden come to life even more than.

  10. joenesgarden
    March 16, 2010 at 8:49 am

    I’m going to watch the progress of my budding plants closely over the next few days of warmth, Debbie. I expect things to really pop.

  11. March 16, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Joene, I can’t fgure out why I have never planted this gorgeous species of iris in my garden, but clearly it’s an oversight I need to rectify! -Jean

  12. joenesgarden
    March 16, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Jean, these iris are only about 4 inches tall and they don’t last long, but they bloom when nearly nothing else does. You definitely need these in your gardens.

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