Garden Bloggers Blooms Day: March Gems

IMG_6974In the March garden is a treasure trove of gems – the citrines of primrose and daffodil and the later flowering witch hazel ‘Arnold Promise’:

IMG_6963 IMG_6971 IMG_6964…the cloudy quartzes of snowdrops and a range of pinks in the rose quartz, rhodonite and rhodochrosite of hellebores and the tiny tumblestones of Cyclamen coum:

IMG_6962 IMG_6965 IMG_6966 IMG_6967IMG_6970…the amethysts of crocus (Ladykiller) and iris (JS Djit), lapiz lazuli of hyacinth and the twinkling gems of pulmonaria:

IMG_6972 IMG_6969 IMG_6968…and finally the striking acid green of calcite in this hellebore:

IMG_6973I am rich indeed with all this treasure.

Thank you to Carol of May Dreams Gardens for hosting GBBD every month – clicking on the link will take you her blog and links to the treasures to be found in many other gardens.

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28 Responses to Garden Bloggers Blooms Day: March Gems

  1. beautiful blooms and beautiful post too! Happy GBBD!

  2. Lea says:

    You are rich indeed!
    Happy Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day!

  3. Pauline says:

    Lovely flowers in all the colours to match your gems! Spring has certainly arrived in your garden!

  4. Eliza Waters says:

    A garden bursting with colour!

  5. johnvic8 says:

    You do, indeed, have a lot going on in your garden. Promises for beauty to come to go along with what you already have.

  6. rickii says:

    All the usual suspects are in your lineup, looking their very best.

  7. You do have a treasure trove of blooms. Happy GBBD.

  8. Linnae says:

    So beautiful! I really must put in some hellebores this year. Your pictures just reminded me–again! Happy Bloom Day!

  9. Christina says:

    wow! Cathy, I’ve never seen a Hellebore as green as yours, it’s beautiful, stunning and wonderful.

  10. Great post, Cathy! Imaginative as ever! Spring is definitely full of little treasures.

  11. Hannah says:

    Cute gem analogies, Cathy, I’m waiting for the ruby of the red roses. I love the little Cyclamen coum, I just have hederifolium, and while cute I like to see the leaves with the flowers better.

  12. Anna says:

    A wonderful time of the year in the garden. Your snowdrops are hanging on in there well still Cathy. Mine have gone past their sell by date now.

    • Cathy says:

      It has surprised me how long the snowdrops have lasted, particularly the specials some of which are still going strong. You can’t help but love them…

  13. rusty duck says:

    Which is that last hellebore? It’s a beauty.

  14. Very enjoyable Cathy, such a lovely idea to draw comparison between the gems and blooms.

  15. Lots of beautiful colours and forms. I love that hellebore too.

  16. Chloris says:

    You are quite right these spring flowers are like gems and just as precious to us gardeners.

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