On a forested hillside layered in mist an annual event has begun. 10,000 daffodils push up through the ground and a dense layer of leaf litter. Joined by a host of every imaginable bulb to be found in a mail order catalog, except the varmint food tulips, the Bulbapaloozathon is here. Garden Bloggers Bloom Day on the 15th of March or a date two days previous can be a marker for this great annual event.
In the next six to eight weeks you will be dazzled by the bulbs of Bulbarella.
You may even OD on the bulbs of Bulbarella.
So for this Bloom Day, which as always is headquartered in a Place called May Dreams, let's wander off to view some other garden's blooms.
A few pictures came north of a true southern garden's azalea spring show.
The old garden that has gone bad has been getting some major attention of late. Vines, trees and palms that have been trying to engulf the garden are being cut back and then killed with a strong herbicide painted on the cut stumps. Beds are being mulched and edges defined. An old garden is getting a new lease on life.
Lower down the mountain at Client #1's back in North Carolina, another Bulbapaloozathon is underway. Tulips prepare to bloom and I swear I planted more than that. The tunneling varmint that patrols these grounds must take its share during the winter. He likes tulips. I think I need to sneak in more daffodils.
Where are the tulips I planted out here? Have they just not come up yet? Good thing a gardener before me planted daffodils, crocus, hyacinth and iris.
A multitude of bulbs are nestled among the boulders. This grey and rainy Bloom Day was good light for taking pictures, but the crocus save their full open blooms for sunnier days.
A Magnolia stellata blooms above the koi pond and the freshly mulched perennial bed.
Now the *Bulbapaloozathon can really begin. *(Results may vary due to weather diagnosis and conditions.)