Garden Blogger's Bloom Day, April 2014

I so rarely post for Garden Blogger's Bloom Day, mainly because of timing. The 15th of every month usually catches me by surprise, and I don't have time to collect bloom photos and put together a post. This year I want to be more bloom conscious though, so I'm making an extra effort to make GBBD posts happen.

Luckily there are actually some blooms to show this month. Everything is a few weeks behind where it has been the past few springs, but there is enough going on to be interesting I think. I tried to be as thorough as possible, but I may have missed one or two things.


I'll start with the daffodils of course.

The lawn violets are starting to take off, weeks before my mower will help deadhead them -- even if I mowed the grass that short, which I don't -- ensuring a zillion more seedlings later and next year.

Other volunteers, dandelion:

Bittercress, which there seems to be much less of this year (due to my efforts last year):

Red deadnettle:

Are there any plants that I actually added to my garden that are blooming now?

Yes, but only a few. The Petasites japonicus blooms are nothing to get too excited about...

I'm not even sure if they produce viable seed. As soon as the huge leaves emerge I forget all about the flowers.

The bleeding hearts (Dicentra) are always so nice early in spring:

And although I think the crocus are all finished, the grape hyacinth (Muscari) are just getting started:

So that's a look at what's in bloom in April 2014 in my garden. For a look at what's flowering in so many other gardens check out May Dreams Gardens, where Carol provides a look at what's in bloom in her own Indiana garden, but also links to over a hundred other garden blogger's posts about their April blooms. If you're like me and waiting for spring to really get started, take a look at gardens in warmer parts of the country and world.

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Laurin  – (April 16, 2014 at 9:28 AM)  

Lovely bloom pictures! Happy Gardening

Kris Peterson  – (April 16, 2014 at 11:56 AM)  

The daffodils are beautiful - mine are already long gone. I've glad you've finally got a touch of spring.

Alan  – (April 16, 2014 at 2:05 PM)  

I completely forgot to add the photos of the 'Ice Dance' sedge and barberry blooms! You can see them in yesterday's post though.

Rock rose  – (April 16, 2014 at 4:24 PM)  

Love that photo of the Muscari. Perfect. Happy bloom day

danger garden  – (April 16, 2014 at 11:49 PM)  

Dandelion flowers are under rated, they're actually quite lovely. Plus they make a great tosser for a back and forth game of catch between me and the dog. She pretends to eat them but never really does.

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