Saturday, March 14, 2009

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day March 2009


Spring has arrived in central NC. The natives bees are out, the butterflies have begun to emerge, and the Trout Lilies are blooming. Colonies of tiny flowers such as Bluets and Field Fansies are brushing fields and roadsides with color.

Henbit is just a weed, but I like the rich color of its buds and flowers.

Marsh Violets have started showing up in all sorts of places.

Bees are out working the Lonicera fragrantissima.


The Rosemary is in bloom, finally.

Honeybees love Georgia Blue Speedwell, and who can blame them?



Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting Bloom Day.

30 comments:

  1. Bees are always a wonderful sight to see after a long winter. Beautiful blooms today!

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  2. beautiful photography, and it's good to see the bees!

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  3. So many lovely pictures. They have fragrance.

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  4. Beautiful - small flowers yet so exquisite. And so good to see the bees working hard.

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  5. The blue of that Speedwell is mesmerizing. I used to grow it in my sunnier last garden and had forgotten how beautiful it is — thanks for the reminder!

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  6. I like all your blues and purples. The Veronica makes such a pretty sea of blue.

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  7. I love the pics of the wildflowers, so delicate looking, but yet they come back under some harsh conditions year after year. Thanks for sharing them for bloom day.

    Carol, May Dreams Gardens

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  8. Good Morning Alicia...I love the Speedwell, too! What a fantastic blue...It does look like spring and the bees are rejoicing! Have a great Bloom Day!

    Gail

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  9. Oh yes, I forgot to mention that the bees were our in my Raleigh garden as well! I a big fan of the speedwell too.

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  10. Your speedwell is beautiful! Nice to show even henbit is pretty close up.

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  11. I love the speedwell too-awesome! Good thing the bees can eat and I can enjoy from afar:)

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  12. Honeybees aren't the only ones loving that Georgia Blue Speedwell!! I think it's gorgeous!! I need to put some blue in my garden. Thanks for inspiring me.

    Michelle @ Getting Dirty in Texas

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  13. Love the bee pictures! I haven't seen any bees in my yard (Coastal NC). I need some of my weeds to start blooming! :) They must not like the camellias!

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  14. Yes, who could blame them? Those are mighty pretty. Thanks for a look at the flowers both cultivated and wild.~~Dee

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  15. I love the intense blue of the speedwell - it's in flower here too at the moment. I really enjoyed seeing your March blooms :)

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  16. You've captured some beautiful photos. The blue speedwell is especially gorgeous!

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  17. I love your bees and blooms, especially the blue ones.

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  18. What sweet blooms you have this GBBD. Love the blues.

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  19. Lots of lovely little delicate flowers and gret shot of the bees.

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  20. I like the bees that are blooming in your spring garden! Like many others, that Georgia Speedwell really gets my attention! I need to look for some of that. I like all of your wildflowers. I'm waiting to see if the trout lily rhizome I planted will come up, but it might be next year before it blooms...(if ever!!)
    So many lovely blooms for this GBBD!!

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  21. Great photos. That henbit is a huge thorn in my side! LOL

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  22. I used to love the trout lilies when I lived in Virginia! I just bought an orchid with spotted leaves that looks a lot like the trout lily foliage, in fact when I showed it to my dad, that's what he thought it was! Love to see the bees back in action. It's only been warm enough one day for them to be out here. Just as well for we don't have nearly as much blooming yet. Great bloom day for you!

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  23. Lovely idea to capture these wildflowers. It'll be a while before we see them here, but your photos are a reminder of what's to come.

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  24. you asked about my camera. it's a nikon D30 x, and my newest lens is a 105mm macro. I have a 300mm lens that I use to take all of my bird photos from a distance, but i'd really love an even higher strength! Beggers can't be choosers, though! he he.

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  25. I am glad I am not the only one who appreciates Henbit.

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  26. Beautiful spring shots, especially all those busy bees! I like the color on the henbit too.

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  27. Thank you to everyone who stopped by and left a comment.

    Jan, thank you for leaving a note about your camera. You take beautiful pictures. A macro is next on my wish list. I just got a 70-300mm lens and was told I'd immediately want a higher powered lens. Those prices take a precipitous climb above 300mm don't they?!

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  28. So many lovely blooms and I know there will be more to come! I confess to a lingering fondness for henbit due to its color, too ... mind you, that doesn't stop me from pulling it in my garden beds!

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  29. Henbit is one of the earliest flowers in my garden. I usually let it bloom until the other flowers start blooming because the butterflies like it. It can be a bit weedy but as soon as it gets into the 80s in Austin it just dries up and disappears so it's never a big problem for me.

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