Precocious Spring: Garden Bloggers Bloom Day April 2010
April 15, 2010
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Hepatica nobilis from Seneca Hill Perennials
I took a look at last year’s April bloom day post
, and discovered that most of last year’s blooms are already gone. The crocus that were in their glory last April, are completely done with this year. The squills are at the end of their bloom. The Cornelian cherry that was merely in bud this time last spring is also over with, and the forsythia nearly so. The hepatica above is also done blooming, but it was so gorgeous I had to show it to you.
These passalong daffodils are blooming ten days earlier than usual
These double bloodroots, now in full bud, normally bloom the last week of April
Corydalis solida 'Blushing Girl', another early bird
All the hellebores are blooming, also early. This is my favorite
- Mid-season daffodils (as well as the expected early ones)
- last of the squills
- Vinca minor
- forsythia, fading and leafing out
- grape hyacinths
- Johnny-jump-ups (starting)
- marsh marigold
- the first dandelions
Inspired by the words of Elizabeth Lawrence, “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year,” Carol of May Dreams Gardens started Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. On the 15th of every month, garden bloggers from all over the world publish what is currently blooming in their gardens, and leave a link in Mr. Linky and the comments of May Dreams Gardens.
In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.
in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons