Friday, April 1, 2011

March Garden Pictures & Bloom Times

Chionodoxa luciliae March 2011

Crocus vernus March 2011

Primula x juliana 'Wanda' March 2011

Narcissus 'Beersheba' March 2011

 Primula 'Dorothy' March 2011

To see a slideshow of more March pictures, click on the link: March Garden Pictures.

March Bloom Times
Below is a list of plants that began to bloom in my garden in Seattle in March 2011. I recorded the date when the 1st flower opened, not when they were in bud. I think this information is helpful in planning your garden. If you have nothing that blooms in March, you can find plants from this list.  If you have plants that bloom in March, you can choose something new that blooms at the same time.  Nurseries in Seattle usually sell plants when they are in bloom. I have included dates from previous years. Weather conditions probably account for most of the difference in bloom times.  March 2011 was cooler & darker, with more rain, than normal.  It rained on 25 days.  Only 2 days were mostly sunny, while another 4 days were partly sunny.  The maximum temperature was 62/16.6C, the minimum 32F/0C.  March 2010 was unusually warm & sunny.  10 days were mostly sunny, while another 3 days were partly sunny.  It rained on 18 days.  The maximum temperature was 70F/21C, the minimum 30F/-1C.

03-01-11  Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Howard McMinn’ 2-25-10, 3-13-09, 3-21-08
03-02-11  Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’ 2-04-10, 2-27-09, 2-20-08
03-02-11  Narcissus ‘Small Talk’  2-07-10, 3-2-09, 2-22-08
03-02-11  Pieris japonica 2-14-10, 3-13-09
03-02-11  Ribes sanguineum ‘White Icicle’ 2-14-10, 3-13-09, 2-22-08
03-03-11  Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘Purpurea’ 3-10-10, 3-13-09, 4-15-08
03-03-11  Euphorbia characias 2-21-10
03-03-11  Erica australis ‘Holehird’ 3-06-10, 3-05-09
03-03-11  Narcissus ‘W P Milner’ 2-11-10, 3-5-09, 2-28-08
03-05-11  Hepatica americana 2-22-09
03-06-11  Lamium purpureum
03-06-11  Narcissus ‘Mite’ 2-14-10, 3-3-09
03-07-11  Narcissus minor 3-25-09, 3-03-08
03-11-11  Camellia japonica ‘Jupiter’ 1-25-10, 3-09-09
03-12-11  Clematis armandii 2-14-10, 3-24-09, 3-13-08
03-12-11  Narcissus ‘Jenny’ 2-27-10, 3-25-09
03-14-11  Crocus vernus 2-27-10, 3-13-09
03-14-11  Narcissus ‘Itzim’ 2-27-10, 3-17-09, 3-3-08
03-14-11  Vaccinium ovatum 3-17-10, 5-08-09, 5-05-08
03-15-11  Chionodoxa luciliae 3-05-10, 3-17-09, 3-09-08
03-15-11  Mahonia repens 2-21-10, 4-7-09, 2-28-08
03-15-11  Primula ‘Dorothy’ 3-10-10
03-16-11  Euphorbia myrsinites
03-16-11  Tulipa eichleri 3-01-10, 3-26-09
03-16-11  Tulipa turkestanica 2-21-10, 3-17-09, 3-6-08
03-17-11  Arctostaphylos columbiana 2-25-10, 4-4-09, 3-27-08
03-17-11  Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ‘Vancouver Jade’ 3-30-08
03-19-11  Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ 2-19-10, 4-7-09
03-20-11  Narcissus ‘Beersheba’ 3-01-10, 3-25-09, 3-16-08
03-20-11  Trillium ovatum 3-01-10, 4-01-09
03-21-11  Epimedium colchicum var. pinnatum 3-12-10, 4-09-09
03-21-11  Forsythia ‘Fiesta’ 3-06-10, 4-03-09, 3-21-08
03-21-11  Magnolia stellata ‘Centennial’ 2-21-10, 3-25-09, 3-31-08
03-25-11  Erythronium tuolumnense 3-03-10, 4-02-09, 3-17-08
03-27-11  Arctostaphylos x media 3-06-10, 4-04-09
03-27-11  Trillium cuneatum  3-16-10, 4-03-08
03-28-11  Narcissus jonquilla
03-28-11  Oxalis oregana 3-14-10, 4-04-09
03-29-11  Corydalis cava 3-10-10, 4-01-09, 3-18-08
03-29-11  Narcissus ‘Princeps’ 3-12-10, 3-13-08
03-30-11  Narcissus ‘Seagull’ 3-14-10, 4-06-09
03-30-11  Ribes sanguineum 3-10-10, 4-02-09, 3-09-08

4 comments:

Alistair said...

Glad I stopped by today Jordan. I have a purple primula in the garden which I have been trying to find the name of, and now I see it is Juliana.

Fawne said...

Your pictures are lovely. My bulbs are only peaking there heads up. The loom dates are such a useful idea. I just purchased a 10 year garden journal to help me keep track of plantings and bloom dates.

Michael B. Gordon said...

Jordan,
These lists are great; especially since you are a month ahead of us here in NH.

Jordan Jackson said...

Thanks for your comments. I think bloom times are useful. But sometimes I wonder whether anyone else does.