March in Your Garden

Spring is an adundant season with colorful flowers, butterflies, birds, and the fragrance of sage and other aromatic plants.

March plant highlights:

image of Ceanothus in bloom on the Porter Trail ~ photo by Alan Weisskopf image of Salvia leucophylla 'Amethyst Bluff' blooming in the Meadow at SBBG image of California poppies with Blue-eyed grass, early wildflowers ~ photo by Alan Weisskopf image of Lupinus densiflorus blooming on the Porter Trail ~ photo by Cherie Welsh

  • California lilacs (Ceanothus spp.) in bloom – different species bloom January into June, attracts hummingbirds &  butterflies
  • Sages (Salvia spp.) in bloom - with fragrant flowers & leaves – bloom March into summer, autumn
  • Blue-eyed-grass (Sisyrinchium bellum) – blooms March into later spring
  • California poppy (Eschscholzia californica) – blooms March into summer
  • Lupine (Lupinus spp.) – bloom March into May

Gardening tips:

Although you may need to fertilize many landscape plants at this time of the year, especially turf grass, do not feed your California natives. As the warmer weather sets in, these plants will naturally slow down to conserve on water.

Wildlife Activity: