A Year of Flowers; March12:09:00
The month of March was the hottest on record in these parts of the world and the garden looks like it has been dealt the near death and dying card. It really is quite unmotivating to be honest. I have been keeping the water up; just, and praying that nothing dies so that there arent too many big gaps bereft of foliage at least in the beds. Big gaps are so ugly!!
You wouldn't think anything would be flowering and I havent really been paying much attention, especially after my two beloved Dahlias bloomed. There really hasn't been anything else to look forward to. Also too, because we are moving I havent been planning for anything spectacular either.
Low and behold though, the rains finally came and gave some of the plants the kickstart they needed to either keep on blooming or start.
Here is what is flowering in my garden for the month of March.
Rose of Sharon. The leaves on the bush are all starting to wilt and fall off because it has been so dry, but there you have it, a new flower unfurling. Unbelievable!!
I did keep the water up to the Roses and this climbing one has a six or so pretty pink blooms.
Can you believe that the Dahlia has eight new buds forming? After only two initial flowers I thought it was finished. Then the rain came, the weather has cooled down and its gone a little crazy. Fingers crossed I get to see them all bloom.
Nice and lush and green. I like this angle of the front garden as you can't see the half a meter of dead space behind the Lomandra. The dried pink flowers of the Bell Heather tell me its time to get the pruners out. The Dahlia pride and place in the middle.
That pesky succulent keeps growing and cascading over the top of the bed. I really love the bright pink flowers, but not the weediness of the plant. I think its going to have to go.
The Crepe Myrtles are all still flowering.
Pretty and random are the tiny mauve flowers of the Rosemary.
I have been collecting the Marigold seeds out in the veggie patches. They are one of the last living plants in the patches that continue to bloom and stand out on the bare dirt surrounding them.
The pretty Cosmos still flowering away. The bees are loving them. I have been collecting the dried out seeds from these as well for planting at the end of Spring.
Soon it will be time to start digging up some favourite plants including the Clivias and Iris' ready to take to the farm. That is all I have to do really on the gardening front here before we move, and of course keep everything nice and tidy.
Its exiting to be starting from scratch again and there is certainly lots of planning to do. Slowly but surely as they say!!
What is flowering in your garden?
Are you astounded that anything has survived or is still flowering like I am, considering the hottest of hot weather we had over the summer?
Who knows what April will bring here in the garden?
Thanks for visiting today