What’s Blooming- March 5th, 2014

5 Mar

It was supposed to rain today, and started out drizzly, but this afternoon is starting to look brighter, if not sunny. Hey, for winter going on spring in Seattle? I’ll take it!

Lots of things are starting to pop- daffs are either in bud or starting to flower, other bulbs like crocus and the early dwarf iris the same. Natives like the Indian plum and red flowering currants are also getting started, while the winter staples, the Mahonia x media cultivars, are winding down.

Camelia japonica (neighbor’s double light pink)

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Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide'
Cardamine hirsuta
Claytonia sibirica
Clematis cirrhosa
Crocus (thomasianus?)
Draba verna
Grevillea victoriae
Helleborus niger
Helleborus orientalis


Iris reticulata “dark blue”


Lamium purpureum
Mahonia aquifolium
Mahonia beallii
Mahonia x media ‘Winter Sun’
Narcissus x ‘Tete Te’


Primula acaulis
Prunus tomentosa


Prunus x avium


Ribes sanguineum ‘Appleblossom’


Ribes sanguineum ‘Pokey’s Pink’
Ribes sanguineum ‘Strybing Pink’
Sarcacocca humifusa
Vaccinium ovatum
Vinca minor (neighbors)
Viola adunca
Viola x wallichiana


Amaryllus hybrid
Begonia boliviensis ‘Bonfire’
Fuchsia triphylla ‘Gartenmeister Bonstedt’
Kakanchoe blossfieldiana
Pentas lanceolata
Phaelenopsis hybrid
Saintpaulia hybrid

Pretty good showing for the end of winter, if I do say so myself *grin*


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