Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - April 2021

 April's the month it all starts blooming!

So, expect a lot to be going on over on Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.

Let's do it by color this month.  Forgive the spaces, changing the font messes it up once I've already written it and added photos.

Orange

top left: Siberian wallflower, a biennial

bottom left: creeping wallflower

top right: calendula 

bottom right: California poppy





 










Pink and Red

top left and right: tulips, all I have left.  I know, I won 100 bulbs, kept 50.  But, I found I really did dislike them, and feel no guilt having pulled the others out!  Gardens should be pleasing, peaceful places, and they irritate me!

bottom left: a very sick Frost peach with very few blooms 

bottom right: dianthus














Sea Thrift

 

Flowering Quince


Purple and Blue

top left: Russell Lupine

top right: bearded iris

middle left: borage, this is the second generation already

middle right: Chinese forget-me-not, first flower 

bottom left: honesty

bottom right: Persian catmint





Grape Hyacinths

I bought some violas.  They used to come in a 6-pack, now it's only 4.

Tuscan Blue Rosemary

The prostrate and Blue Boy are blooming too, but Tuscan Blue is the brightest right now.

 
Wisteria
 

Five Spot

White 

Blueberries

Alyssum


Happy Gardening!

 

Comments

  1. Beautiful, everyone of them! I like them arranged by color like that.
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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    1. Thank you. I think the color arrangement works well for lots of photos, if I remember to take the shots portrait way! I don't want to take the time to crop. Then I can post them "large" and be done.

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  2. What a lovely diversity of blooms you have in your April garden. Happy Bloom Day.

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    1. Yes, it's definitely starting! The beds are so ugly for so long, then suddenly... spring!

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    1. Thank you. And thank you for visiting a non A to Z post!

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  4. Beautiful, as always. Daffodils do a lot better where I live but I happen to like looking at tulips, at least when they first come out. We are looking at getting a lupine for this year - trying to transition to more hummingbird/butterfly pleasing plants. Yes, life is too short to have flowers that don't please you.

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    1. I've pulled out other "uglies!" The full size Shasta daisies (too big), perennial wallflower (after bloom they are ugly plants), zinnias that were colorless (Green Envy)... be pretty or get composted!

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  5. Pretty, especially the viola! Thanks for joining in for bloom day!

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    1. Of course you do! Thank you for hosting!

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  6. Lovely, Lisa! I wish I could get wallflowers to grow here. With the exception of a couple of small species tulips, I don't generally grow the fancy and finicky tulips either but a mail order company sent me some last November by mistake and, after storing them in the refrigerator for 3 months to trick them into feeling as though they've been through a real winter, I potted them up - and I'm still giving it 50/50 they'll bloom before our dry Santa Ana winds make it clear they don't belong here.

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    1. Well, good luck with them! Have you tried the creeping, ground cover wallflower? I have mine in an herb garden that gets less water than the rest of the yard. And it's "baby" in the front yard where it's planted with things that need less water too.

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  7. Color is a good way to group them.

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  8. I was impressed by the color combination on violas. Makes me want to like them. I feel the same way about violas as you do about tulips.
    -Ray

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    1. They have amazing color combos on their little "faces!"

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  9. Wow ! You have so many beautiful colors blooming in your spring time garden, the seathrift blooms are stunning. It would be my pleasure if you join my link up party related to Gardening, Nature and birds here at http://jaipurgardening.blogspot.com/2021/04/garden-affair-mesembryanthemum.html

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    1. Thank you. Yes, sea thrift is so bright a pink.

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  10. Beautiful.
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  11. All your blooming flowers are so beautiful, but I have a soft spot for the wonderful shape of blueberry flowers, especially when they are tinged with pink. Lovely garden.

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