Garden Blogger's Bloom Day: April 2014
Wow! Where has April gone? It's that time of the month when Garden Blogger's around the world, collectively show off what is blooming in our gardens.
My gardens have gone from blah, to wow! in a matter of two weeks and it's only the beginning of the show.
After a very, very wet March, the weather mellowed and April has been more temperate with no frost thus far.
Taking front and center of the April blooms is my Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart. I could have 10 of these and still feel like I need more.
Pink in early spring is perfect. But blue is necessary in my gardens too.
Someday I hope my early spring gardens are a riot of Forget Me Nots. Alas, this year, I broke down and purchased starts of them. I've sown seeds the past two years but have yet to see any results.
When the old Star Magnolia tree blooms, it puts on a show that stops you in your tracks. The tree is 70 -80 years old.
|Pink Dogwood Tree Blossoms 'Cornus florida'|
|Daphne O. 'Zuiko Nishiki'|
|Forget Me Nots 'Myosistis Sylvatica)|
|Star Magnolia 'Magnolias stellata'|
|Pear tree blossoms|
My grafted pear tree is just a baby yet. It's fun to see different colored blossoms on one tree. Someday it will produce some juicy fruit!
|Euphorbia 'Ruby Glow'|
|King Edward VII Flowering Currant 'Ribes Sanguineum'|
When colors begin to emerge in my gardens after a winter break, I feel my spirits begin to lift. March bloom day is a bit lack luster..well, save my delightful Hellebore collection, but it's April that I feel my gardens really begin to become alive. The days are longer and air is warming up and color abounds.
And for this Dutch girl, it wouldn't be spring unless I had a few tulips blooming.
Happy Garden Blogger's Bloom day to all my fellow garden bloggers! Here's hoping you are enjoying your blooms and that spring is fully embraced you.
Visit Carol over at May Dreams Garden to join the fun on the 15th of each month.