Thanks to May Dreams Gardens Blog for this delightful monthly event!
It seems to me that the roses are a full month early this year. 'Altissimo':
'William Shakespeare 2000':
'Eugene de Beauharnais', about as good as this little plant has ever looked:
'Bolero', the best white Austin. As a matter of fact, no, 'Bolero' isn't even an Austin--it's from Meilland--but it outdoes all the white Austins.
The early Clematis are the ones who struggle without a winter chill. They get just a couple of feet tall, bloom right away, and usually don't do much the rest of the year. 'Nelly Moser':
Last year, 'Ernest Markham' had its best show ever, growing to an impressive six or seven feet (2 M).
This Clematis 'Angelique' is one of the Evison "Patio" types, so its small size is normal. Still, it blooms very early every year, and does repeat.
Though they are not decorative, the blooms on the Avocado tree are festive. The bees are enjoying them.
While the orange tree reminds that no great French Parfumier can come close to the fragrance of orange blossoms on a warm spring night.
Another winner in the fragrance department, Brunfelsia pauciflora. A modest little flower, but a heavenly sweet scent, never too heavy or cloying.
Lastly, Bloom Day March is a bit too early for the "Dutch" Iris. Another day or two for this one.
Happy Bloom Day!