‘March’ing In and Out

The month of March brings lots of changes to the garden.

The first of March blew in like a lion. Lots of wind and some snow.

March 2021 in the garden at craftygardener.ca
March 1, 2021 arrived like a lion

Daylight Savings time arrived on March 13, 2021 and the spring season arrived on March 20, 2021. It is always good to remember that the first day of spring isn’t necessarily the first spring day.

March 2021 at craftygardener.ca
March 14, 2021

We had a few teasing days when the temperature hit double digits on the Celsius scale. On those days it was wonderful to get out and walk around the garden and find new growth and plan the gardening season.

March 2021 at craftygardener.ca
March 21, 2021

The garlic chives and regular chives, tulips, daffodils, crocus and rhubarb were all showing promising growth. I did clear away some winter debris from around these plants, but I don’t clear the rest of the garden yet, as the leaves and debris give protection to the pollinators that hide under it during the winter. I probably won’t clear away the rest of it till towards the end of April to give those pollinators a chance to hatch.

March 2021 at craftygardener.ca
March 21, 2021

Just look at the clear blue sky on March 21 and looking up I could see the pussy willows out in bloom.

boots and bumbershoots at craftygardener.ca

March is when I put away the old greenery pots and get out the boots and bumbershoots. They are a whimsical way to welcome spring.

March 2021 at craftygardener.ca
new garden boots

March is a birthday month is our family, myself, our oldest daughter and my husband all celebrate birthdays. New garden boots for me. The old ones will become planters along with a couple of other old pairs of boots.

March 2021 at craftygardener.ca
March 29, 2021

It is always such a joy to see the crocus out in bloom.

the squirrels at craftygardener.ca

The grey and black squirrels have a good time in the garden. They are annoying when they get into the feeders but they are also lots of fun to watch.

March 2021 at craftygardener.ca
March 31, 2021

It was a rainy day on March 31. It isn’t quite a lamb day for March leaving but it certainly isn’t a lion day. It is always good to have the rain to wash away the grim of winter and green everything up. I’m sharing these views of the garden with Through my Garden Gate.

I’m looking forward to warmer days in April.

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10 Responses

  1. Vondean Erickson

    Hi Linda,
    Enjoyed your website today. I really miss Spring like it is back home and getting ready for planting. We are having 80 degree weather here. Like my one friend said too early for such hot temps.
    Hope you have a nice birthday.
    Vondean

  2. Margie

    I can’t believe today is the last day of March! I’ve always liked your boots and umbrella arrangements!

    • Crafty Gardener

      Yes March has left us and in stormed April with some snow this morning. I know it won’t last long at all, but kind of disheartening to see after the green grass of March.

  3. Linda

    It is lovely to see your garden throughout March, I can’t believe how quickly it has flown by. I love your new boots and a belated Happy Birthday! I have a few family birthdays in March too. It’s lovely to see the first signs of Spring. I hope you have a lovely Easter weekend. xx

    • Crafty Gardener

      Loving the signs of spring as they arrive in the garden. April Fools this morning as we are getting wet snow. Our province is going into its third lockdown on Saturday, seems the province can’t get the covid cases under control. We will just continue doing what we have done all along, go out when necessary for groceries, stay home the rest of the time. Thanks goodness the weather is getting nicer and we can get out in the garden more. Have a lovely weekend.

  4. Myrtle

    Love the pictures and the crocus. I must get some to plant here.
    It is -3c and the sun has made an appearance. it to only go to 0, warmer day tomorrow

    I like your new rubber boots, I need a new pair too.

    • Crafty Gardener

      It sure is exciting Diana. I love visiting your garden and others in the Through the Garden Gate link up as I can see what is blooming in those gardens and know it will be coming to mine soon. Enjoy the new month.

  5. Sarah

    What a contrast in your garden from the beginning of the March! It makes such a difference when the temperature increases and it is warm enough to get into the garden again. Your spring touches make me smile. Sarah x

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