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Friday, April 15, 2016

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day -- April 2016

It's Garden Bloggers Bloom Day! Here's what's flowering right now in my garden.


Zombie flamingo wearing Mardi gras beads amidst flowering rosemary


Geranium phaeum 'Samobor'

Pulmonaria and Uvularia

Lamprocapnos/Dicentra 'Gold Heart'

Epimedium wushanense

Ribes sanguineum

Erythronium oregonum

Erythronium oregonum

Dicentra formosa

Trillium whose name I've forgotten -- the flower never opens any further than this

Fritillaria meleagris



Lamium orvala

In the greenhouse, there is only one plant flowering -- a cactus. I've discovered with this plant, that I really have to stay on top of it. Only a few days previously, those big flowers were just tiny fuzzy nubs  barely sticking out of the plant.

Cactus flowers

So pretty!

Only a couple of days ago, they looked like this

Finally, here is yet more evidence of the general untidiness in my garden. Last year's flowers are still standing in some spots.

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Blackberry Lily


Carol at May Dreams Gardens hosts Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, on the 15th of every month. Check out her post here, where other bloggers from around the world share what's flowering in their gardens.