Thursday, April 15, 2010

April Blooms

Bloom Day! The early spring bulbs are done, but lots more flowers have taken their place.

In the front, the Pasque Flower is nearly done

But it is making beautiful feathery seed pods:

Spanish Bluebells are opening up all over the yard. These up against the house are the farthest along:

My first iris of the season opened on Monday. A dwarf bearded iris I received in trade last year, I've lost the name:

Candytuft (Iberis) in the old rose bed:

Native columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) are in full bloom. But the colors seem more washed out than I remember from last year:

The double purple columbine are farther behind. I gave away so many of these last year, I think I only have a dozen or so left. But they'll make more. Here's the only one that's open now:

Centaurea montana has a few blooms:

My Weigela was being obstinate and didn't bloom in time. I'm including it anyway, because it is so close:

And the plant providing the most color to my garden isn't even blooming quite yet. But the chartreuse new leaves on my honeylocust trees really light up the side garden:

Thanks for checking out my mid-April blooms. And thanks to May Dreams Gardens for hosting another great GBBD!

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous photo's! A belated Happy GBBD to you!