With a little careful planning, you can produce a huge and varied range of blooms to enjoy all year round – and there are lots of delightful flowers that you can pick for beautiful indoor displays, in March.
Here's a selection of flowers that you can pick in March.
Bergenias are great plants for the front of a shady border; their evergreen leaves give interest all year round, some tinged red in winter. Their magenta flowers appear in early spring; pick a few stems for a vase.
Fellow shade-lovers, camellias have stunning blooms in spring, which range in colour from white to dark red. As they have short, woody stems, display the blooms singly in tiny vases, or in a shallow vase that has a grid to support the flower heads.
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The star-shaped flowers of daphne not only look good - they smell good, too. Even a few sprigs will pack quite a punch in the house.
Hellebores are must in the late winter/spring garden, but sometimes the nodding flowers make their beauty hard to appreciate. Bringing them into the house makes it easier to appreciate their delicate markings – try floating them in a bowl of water to make the most of them. Find out about the four types of hellebore.
Bulbs make excellent and long-lasting flowers, and narcissi are cheap and easy to grow. Raid your borders for flowers for cutting, or plant a couple of square feets' worth in a dedicated cutting area in autumn.
Lonicera x purpusii
Just a couple of sprigs from this beautiful spring shrub will fill a room with its fresh lemony scent. Display in a small vase.