Precocious Spring: Garden Bloggers Bloom Day April 2010
April 15, 2010
– Posted in:
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.
Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.
in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013