Monday, April 18, 2011

April in Bloom


I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.
This month seems to be going by so fast and April is living up to its description as a month of showers.
The garden plants and trees are loving all of the rain and so many things are starting to grow now.


The rose bushes are looking good and leafing out all over.
I planted two new ones over the weekend which I had purchased from Wayside Gardens.

Bill Warriner a peach Floribunda and …

Bonica  a clear pink Modern Bush Rose.
I have tried to get the pink Bonica for two years now and by the time that I ordered it they were sold out. This year I ordered really early and I am so glad to add it to finally be adding it to the Rose Garden.


The Iberis sempervirens white Candytuft that was grown from seed two years ago is finally getting blooms for the first time this Spring. I have it lining a section of the front walkway so I am glad to see it getting blooms.


I found some native Cutleaved Toothwort growing in the woods along the Woodland bed. It has such pretty pink blooms. I will have to thank the birds or the wind for them.
I want to watch when it goes to seed to see about getting some to grow closer to the Woodland bed.


Some more pink daffodils are now blooming. I really like the ruffled bloom on this one.


  This daffodil was suppose to be pink also but it is a pretty split trumpeted yellow instead.


Columbine_Margy_Purple The aquilegia  or purple Columbine seeds that Margy sent to me last Fall are now growing wonderful.

I only have five Grape Hyacinths growing. Such tiny little blue blooms.

The ground Phlox is looking prettier each day now with more blooms opening.


The pulsatilla vulgaris aka Pasque Flower “Red Clock” is now opening.


I have two colors of Periwinkle or Creeping Myrtle now blooming on the garage banking.

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And an array of some very wild colored tulips of which some I am not thrilled about. I was not expecting that the Color Magic tulips I planted would be mostly orange and yellow in color.


The trees in the woods and around are starting to put on tiny leaves and the Peach Blossoms are so pretty.

The Number sign made by  RAMSIGN giveaway will be  drawn  this Friday the 22nd so do not forget to sign up here.
For those who will be traveling this weekend stay safe.

Happy Gardening,


Darla said...

Oh so beautiful, love April!!!

Becca's Dirt said...

Your roses and daffodils are so pretty. Patient you waiting on a rose. Everything is beautiful Lona. I love this time of year when almost everyone has blooms. Have a good day.

Karen said...

Lona, just taking a noon lunch break and thought I'd stop in. So glad I did! Your flowers are so pretty. I have grown Bonica for years, it is one of my favorite roses for fragrance and flower form. We're in for a winter storm the next two days, it's all the weather people can yak about...more snow. I'm glad someone is actually having Spring!

FlowerLady said...

Oh my, I love all of your pretty blooms. It is so wonderful for me to enjoy via the web what is happening in so many gardens around the world, especially at spring time.

I love your two new roses.

Happy Gardening ~ FlowerLady

Patsy said...

All looks lovely and I love your new roses.

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Anything 'peachy' makes my heart skip a beat so I am loving your pictures.

But, that red Pasque! Hey! Where have I been? I only grow purple and that was sooo last summer!! :))

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Lona, spring has foresaken us for now, snow this morning. I love your new roses and the fact that you do have many spring flowers. I can only wait!


A Garden of Threads said...

Your spring garden looks beautiful, I will enjoy it as I have only a few crocus in bloom. The weather has turned very cold here:( I have a Bonica rose and it is very hardy in my Z4b garden. Great choice. Take care

HolleyGarden said...

Those roses are beautiful! I'm going to try columbine next year. Looks like yours is going to be nice and healthy.

Anonymous said...

You have a great selection growing, but what happens to the Muscari. Less and less each year.

Carolyn ♥ said...

Love your blossoms, Lona. Your post is the essence of Spring!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What pretty blooms you've got now! I love the new roses, what pretty colors. My grape hyacinths have been spreading like crazy since I planted them many years ago. I bet you'll end up with lots of them eventually.

Stephanie said...

Your pink daffordil and Pasque Flower are super gorgeous!

Liz said...

Hi Lona,

Lovely photos, there's just so much happening at the moment that's so difficult to keep up with everything!

We could do with some of your rain here, I don't actually think it's rained at all in April so far.

Sunray Gardening said...

Really lovely. You know I have a few Hyacinths out front that bloomed normal and normal size, but I have a itsy bitsy one out back and it bloomed itsy bitsy. Not sure what that is all about.
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Sharon Lovejoy said...


April is so uplifting (as are your plants). I especially loved seeing the volunteer toothwort. A gift from nature.

Love the Bonica too.

All spring joys,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

I really can't believe April is half over already! You have lovely spring blooms in your garden. I'm glad I am not the only one with errant daffodils popping up. I seem to have Sir Winston Churchill, who I didn't expect to see, adrift in a sea of Dutch Master's here ;)

VW said...

Love the pink daffodil and tulips! Bonica should bloom her head off for you, such a prolific and cheery rose.

The Redneck Rosarian said...

Lona, Happy Easter! So glad to hear Bonica is now in your garden. I have seen it in bloom here and it is amazing.... Our early Spring temps have our roses in a flush of bloom this week. About 3 weeks earlier than "normal" (whatever that it...).

scottweberpdx said...

Lovely photos! I've never seen a red Pasque flower...very intriguing!

Anonymous said...

Spring is so incredibly gorgeous, isn't it? I generally like rain for the garden and lawn, but this is getting a bit ridiculous. Have a happy Easter! Going to see the kids and grandson, so I'm happy!

Alistair said...

Beautiful flowers in your garden at the moment, my favourite time of the year. Thanks for the pick on my Phormium Firebird post.

Nezzy said...

It sure looks like spring has sprung 'round your place! Girl, those photos of you gorgeous bloomers are magnificent!

We're cold and are still gettin' hard frosts and will 'till mid~May.

God bless ya and have a fantastic day!

BTW: Happy Easter place...ya'll come! :o)

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

I saw the prettiest Bonica rose in a garden in northern Virginia two years ago. What a lovely shrub rose!! I think you will really enjoy it.