March Garden Pics

March has been an interesting month for us here in the Bay Area.  The temperatures dipped down into the 40s and 50s, then we got a bunch of rain, then temperatures fluctuated back up into the 60s, 70s and even 80s. Back and forth the weather went all month.  With the warm temperatures popping up off and on, the garden started bursting into bloom. Freesias continued their blooming show. Rose plants leafed out with some of them already full of buds. Geraniums, oxalis, ixia, daffodils, cyclamen, pink jasmine, even a tulip or two all full of leaves, buds, and flowers. Here are a few pictures of my March garden ready for a stellar spring show.

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Cyclamen
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Daffodil

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Freesias continuing their blooming show

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Veggie patch doing better.

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Picked a basket full of kale
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Made a shallot and kale risotto with fresh picked kale

Geraniums. All my geraniums have been doing great this winter and early spring. Pelargonium, scented geraniums, ivy geraniums, variegated geraniums, and cranesbills, have all been super happy and healthy the last few months.

Pelargonium

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A few close up shots of my glorious pelargoniums

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Scented Geraniums

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Nutmeg scented geranium
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Lemon scented geranium

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Ivy Geranium

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Cranesbill Geranium

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Variegated Geranium

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A couple of geranium cuttings to gift to friends.

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Rose scented geranium & deep burgundy pelargonium

One of my favorite spring flowers nasturtiums are getting nice and big with loads of buds and some are already blooming.

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Sweet smelling pink jasmine has been blooming all March and perfuming my kitchen patio.

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Ixia ready to pop open.

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Oxalis loving the cool weather.

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Tulips that Anjali and I planted four years ago re- blooming.

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One week later, looking like the queen of the spring garden
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Anjali’s tulips

Wildflowers under the oak trees.

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Mint already leafed out and ready for some herb-flavored dishes 😋🌿.

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And lastly, a quick update on my little owl in the courtyard. He is still here!

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Hope you had a great March.
Looking forward to an awesome April.
Happy Spring!

15 thoughts on “March Garden Pics”

    1. Thank you, at this time of year my eyes go crazy with all the flowers and bushes and trees in bloom! Yes, we are fortunate to have our little owl in our garden!! He has been with us for over 6 year!

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  1. Beautiful photos and a lovely garden. We used to visit Monterey every February, and sometimes wandered up into the Alexander River/Russian River area for a couple of weeks. Seeing a bit of green in midwinter helped me keep my sanity! Always loved the bright yellow mustard in the fields and vineyards.

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