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U.S.A., Washington State. USDA zone 8a. Sunset climate zone 5

Sunday, March 17, 2013

My March Garden, zone 7b

Spring is certainly on a roll in my garden right now.
Buds, leaves, flowers, green tops - everything is here! Every day brings new discoveries, and it's a pleasure to see that all the plants survived and are all well.
Helleborus foetidus has been blooming since January:
 

Peonies are stretching their alien heads toward the sun.
This is Coral Charm:

 And, this is my new addition - peony Green Lotus brought from Oregon:

Thousands of Monarda baby plants are a result of not removing spent flowers.
It's time for serious thinning... 

Am I playing with fire? Forget-me-nots seeded plentifully.
I'd better begin pulling up every other plant! 

Sempervivum didn't waste time and produced a lot of chicks:

Japanese Forest Grass, wild Cyclamen, Corydalis, Allium and Foxglove:

Ligularia's shiny leaves emerged. It's time to watch for slugs!

Viburnum is very pregnant with April blooms:

Emerald moss is wonderful! Hosta is poking up though it:

Eremurus Romance, Heuchera, Eremurus himalaicus (Foxtaile lily, White desert candle) and Columbine:

Berberis thunbergii 'Maria' (Gold Barberry):




Even the cut Black Currant branches are opening their leaves:

Clematis vines are perfect for a primitive wreath:

I am surprised that bunnies haven't touched the young Lupin leaves!
Could it be that garlic around lupins protects them?

Squirrels don't touch the plants but fluff the moss looking for pine cones.


Pampas grass got a radical haircut:


In the background of the next picture is Clematis montana.
I think I will cut it down next spring to refresh it.

Tree Peony is difficult to keep straight. All its branches are directed to the sun:


The front plantbed just got cleaned:

Magnolia Vine (Schisandra chinensis) 'Eastern Prince'.
It is one of the few vines that grows well in shade.
But, it's obvious that it enjoys the sun:
 
Everything around is green and fresh:


I hope you are having a pleasant March!
 
***Copyright 2013 TatyanaS

31 comments:

  1. Oh no! I can't look at any more photos. In Finland we have too much snow and minus 20 degrees celsius at night.

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    1. Tiina, I forgot how minus 20 degrees feel... Stay warm!

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  2. So beautiful!!!! So much green appearing already. Just gorgeous, spring in abundance.
    Marian

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    1. Marian, yes, green is our color even in winter. Evergreens keep it that way.

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  3. Yes! Spring is busting out all over! It's wonderful.

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    1. Alison, I hope we won't have any snow...

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  4. Really beautiful!
    Spring is certainly there!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  5. You really have a lot welcoming Spring. It will be no time before bloom. We just need to be without snow for a bit so plants have the nerve to make an appearance. I love that photo of the Ligularia leaves. Just beautiful.

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    1. Donna, I need to watch those Leaves - slugs love Ligularia.

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  6. Wow, you really are sending this spring to us I hope!

    Eileen

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    1. Eileen, I understand... Hold on there!

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  7. Now I'm excited. You are a zone ahead of me, and I know I'll be right behind you soon!

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  8. Great pictures. Lots of Monarda is a quality problem! And do you really have to pull out the forget-me-not?

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    1. Jason, there are too many of them. They crowd each other and other plants.

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  9. Beautiful photos. Did I imagine it or is that lovely sempervivum planted in the ground? Isn't it too wet for it where you live? I'm afraid to put mine in the ground and your climate is wetter than mine.

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    1. Sarah, yes, it's in the ground, very wet ground! I have S. growing in pots too.

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  10. Your spring is anyway about a month earlier than in our country, but this year we have an extra-ordinary long winter. I am almost jealous on your fresh green garden and the Mondarda which has selfseeded in abundance. Your peonies are already so far..... I enjoyed your spring photos and writing.

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    1. Janneke, thank you! Yes, European winter is so snowy this year! Stay warm!

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  11. Oh my but your garden is really coming along already. I remember that Coral peony. I cannot wait to see those gorgeous blooms again. You do have a lot of seedlings coming up. I would welcome them here in this old soil. :) Have a lovely week.

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    1. Lona, I wish I could share those seedlings with you!

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  12. You weren't kidding you have lots going on and growing...we are having more snow right through Friday...so I will drool over your gorgeous green growth.

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    1. Donna, our winter was pretty mild. Thanks!

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  13. Gorgeous, Tanya ! Soo many new leaves and buds ... I enjoyed your beautiful garden, everything is so fresh and promising :) Happy gardening !

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  14. Tanya all in your garden looking nice and healthy so fresh with new growth .

    All mine are under a blanket of snow.

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  15. Tatyana, your garden is so lush! All those babies demonstrate how healthy your garden is. Can't wait to see what April looks like!

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    1. Deb, thank you! I can't believe we are talking about April....

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  16. Tatyana - your garden is way ahead of mine. I too have many self sown forget-me-nots and sometimes thin them out but usually regret it as I love blue flowers even when they grow like weeds

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