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.
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.
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.
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.
Just look at the clear blue sky on March 21 and looking up I could see the pussy willows out in bloom.
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 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.
It is always such a joy to see the crocus out in bloom.
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.
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.