Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bloom Day April 2010...

Thank you for stopping by my blog on Garden Bloggers Bloom Day! O.K., so as I started to work on this post, I realized that some of the loviest things blooming right now are already on my blog. Therefore, I will very kindly, with a "pretty please," ask you to view these plants through the links provided. And enjoy!

{Convallaria majalis}

Meander through my garden:

Ajuga reptans 'Chocolate Chip'
(How could a chocolate addict not grow a plant with that name?)

Cornus florida
Iris (a short one - maybe pumila?)
Iris germanica'Loop de Loop'
Muscari armeniacum
Myosotis sylvatica
One red tulip
(That's not the botanical name, in case you were wondering.)
Phlox divaricata
Rhododendron prinophyllulm
Veronica 'Waterperry'
Veronica peduncularis 'Georgia Blue'

My white Muscari botryoides has finished blooming, but I am so excited that it actually bloomed that I wanted to let you know.

The plants I reported as blooming in the greenhouse last Bloom Day are still flowering, only more so, as would be expected. Maybe by next Bloom Day, I will have moved them out.

Three of my rose bushes are starting to bloom. A pink double Knock Out is still in its winter protection of a 5 gallon bucket. ( The cats are Tiger and Luca.) The rose above is 'Old Blush' and below is 'Marie Daly.'

I have 3 different colors of Creeping Phlox blooming right now, but this one is my favorite because Julie gave it to me from her plant.

Do new acquisitions, still in their pots, straight from the store, count on Bloom Day? I just bought this Dianthus 'Coconut Surprise' a couple of days ago. It's scent is wonderful!

And I bought Achillea 'King Edward' at the same time. You can see some of my yellow Johnnies with it. Did I mention that my adored Johnnies are still blooming?

I don't usually like to admit to the darker side of my gardening life, but I thought the contrast created by the Violets with somebody's "treasures" made a very interesting picture.

And I discovered that the Violets have a variegated leaf.

Thank you to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting Garden Bloggers Bloom Day!

{Allium schoenoprasum}
Have a beautiful day!


Anonymous said...

Pretty flowers! And I'm glad to see the cats are blooming well.

~ K ~

lostlandscape (James) said...

Of course new purchases count on bloom day! They look great in your garden and really complement the other plants. The two cats also seem to be enjoying their special corner of the garden. If I were a cat I'd be doing exactly the same thing. Happy bloom day--your spring is off to a fine start.

sweet bay said...

Your lazy cats look like my lazy cats. lol They are so good at being comfortable.

I love Dianthus 'Coconut Surprise'. Looks very decadent. I too am a huge fan of Roseshell Azalea and Woodland Phlox.

Daricia said...

pretty coconut surprise dianthus! i have to ask, does it smell like coconut?