Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - April 2009

It seems that every day I can go into the garden to find new blooms open. It is such an exciting time of year. I planted a few of these little bulbs last fall and I can't find the name of them but they look so sweet in the cold damp days waving in the wind. Another type of daffodils abloom. I have several now blooming but to keep from seeming redundant I am only showing these on this post. I have other photos on the previous few posts if you aren't seeing enough here. Of course if you want to see even more blooms today you can go to Carol's May Dreams Garden and see blooms from all over the world.
I haven't shown any of my wild flowers that are blooming. This trout lily is about to open. It likes the sun to be shining before it wants to open fully. You still have to get down low to see the pretty bloom because it is a shy bloomer and keeps it bloom pointing down.
Some of the Trillium is growing right into a hosta. I don't know why it chose this path but it will soon be covered by the hosta. Hmmmm. I should get out there and move them.
The spring beauties are still blooming. I can't wait until the spread all over the garden floor. They are such cheerful bloomers.
Happy Garden Bloggers Bloom Day to one and all.

38 comments:

  1. Lots of sweet blooms, Lisa. The nice thing about this time of year is that even the small, delicate ones have space and room to shine without being overshadowed by hostas or other showier plants.

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  2. Lisa, You are speaking my language...trout lily, trilliums, spring beauty! Isn't lovely to see them spreading their happy selves around the garden! I can't wait to see the blooming Troutlily and the your later spring bloom. gail

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  3. How pretty Lisa!

    I planted some trilliums last year. They never sprouted but I think I see them just coming up now. Fingers are crossed that's what I'm seeing, and double-crossed that they bloom this spring!

    Looks like your garden is a week or two ahead of mine. I love how the bleeding hearts start budding almost as quickly as they sprout - can't wait to see those blooms here. They're one of my favorites.

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  4. Lisa, love your wildflowers. Those daffodils are pretty too.
    Marnie

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  5. What lovely blooms you have today, Lisa. I love Daffodils - I can never tire of looking at them and I'm amazed at how many different species there are. That one is really interesting and curly -- it's like she used the curling iron to get ready for bloom day! Isn't it funny how things reseed and grow in their own path, paying NO attention to OUR plans?! Happy GBBD.

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  6. Trilliums-awesome! I need to get some of those. Bloom day does that to me! I feel money slipping out of my wallet already!

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  7. It is a nice time of the year isn't it? Refreshing.

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  8. Lisa,
    Your blooms are wonderful! I can never remember bloom day for some reason.

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  9. Lisa, it is the small flowers that start in my garden first. they require close attention, but they are lovely.

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  10. Spring is here! I love the last photo- so sweet. Happy GBBD to you, Lisa! :)

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  11. Lisa, that first one is a Grecian windflower, an Anemone. I have some growing in my garden from some bulbs I bought. They are very sweet. It looks like spring is definitely coming around your neck of the woods. Happy Bloom Day!~~Dee

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  12. Your little blue daisy is Anemone blanda, probably 'Blue Shades,' the Windflower, unless it's a very blue Anemone nemorosa.
    How cool that you also have the native Trout Lily, Erythronium albidum. I don't know why more nurseries & garden centers don't carry it. I don't know if I'd move the Trillium out from under the Hosta. The Trillium gets sunlight & blooms before the Hosta leafs out, then the Hosta leaves cover the bare spot left by the Trillium. (Don't you love how I save you work?)

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  13. Lisa — I think a Spring Beauty may have arrived in my yard from my neighbors. I saw it last year and am anxiously awaiting it again this year. Lots of beauties blooming for you!

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  14. Spring is such an exciting time of year, isn't it? Lovely windflower and Spring Beauty. I love the natives. Happy GBBD!

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  15. Hi Lisa....I really do like trout lillies....unfortunately something has eaten all the little buds on mine......oh well better luck next year...

    I have noticed to, that blooms are appearing all around the garden. It is a lovely time of year......

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  16. Dear Lisa,
    It IS an exciting time of year. With our cool temps my blooms are lasting so very long. The daffodils are still in bloom after three weeks!
    Love the trout lily!
    Sherry

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  17. Happy gardening day Lisa. Your blooms are great as always!

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  18. Hi Lisa, I see Dee ID'd your anemone blanda, also known as wind flower so I won't bother. :-) So nice to see spring has arrived for you. I am worried about the trillium in the hosta though! Everything looks healthy and happy. Happy bloom day to you!
    Frances

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  19. Your little Anemona Blanda is sweet. I bought some to plant, so hopefully I'll enjoy the blooms next year.
    The double daff is a beauty. I've seen trout lily and trillium in our woods, but don't have any in the garden.
    Isn't it wonderful having colorful blooms in our gardens again?
    Happy Bloom Day, Lisa!

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  20. Ooh, you have wildflowers, too! Aren't they just so charming? I wouldn't worry about the trillium coming up through the hostas. In our woods, it is downright amazing what those things come up through and around. When I've relocated them to my Wildflower Way, it's almost like surgery getting them out of the woodland floor!

    Our trout lilies are just now coming up, so it will be a bit before they're blooming. I encountered a lone yellow one a couple of years ago while hiking. I didn't have the means to "grab" it, so ours are all pale pink. I always wondered why, in the middle of the woods, there were all pink ones and just one yellow one.

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  21. Lisa, I remember your trout lily from last year and am happy to see it again. The daffodil is a real beauty-so umusual. Your wildflowers are such a joy and brighten up any gray day.

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  22. Lisa, We share some of the same flowers! My trout lilies are growing their leaves (not blossoms, yet) and my trillium is just poking through. There were even some (very few) Spring beauties blooming today! I'm glad Dee identified your windflower. It's very pretty. I think they multiply.

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  23. It is almost breaking here Lisa. The trilliums...I will have to go see if they are up and about. Love the soft purple of your first flower.

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  24. Your garden is already yielding great beauty. I wonder if the wild flowers will be showing themselves when we get back to Connecticut. Here in NC, there is color everywhere, and it is delightful.

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  25. Thanks for your blooms--they are so pretty, even the shy ones ;-)

    "Hmmmm. I should get out there and move them." my mantra these days!

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  26. Hi Lisa - love the mix of cultivated bulbs and wildlings - all beautiful.
    No trilliums or trout lilies here, but I used to have them in Illinois. Have your trout lilies been planted for a long time? I watched mine grow nearly 4 years with not one bloom and then we moved to Texas. At least the leaves were interesting!

    Happy Blooming Day,

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

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  27. Thank you all for the id on the windflower. I can't find the tags I so carefully saved. UGH...

    Annie, the trout lilies have been in the ground for about 4 years. They bloomed last year too. When I first planted them I didn't think they would take. It took a couple of years for them to get going. I still don't have a lot of them. Just 3 or 4 after all this time.

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  28. So much coming up for you....lovely...I went for a walk at noon to check out gardens in our area and all are so pretty to see.

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  29. Hi Lisa,

    Thanks for visiting Flower Hill and belated Happy GBBD ... gee I am getting the lingo... It is so lovely to meet all of you this way... thru gardening and I have that darling anemone too! Love it and it spreads nicely... my trilliums and trouts lilies are in the forest but love how you have them in your garden... Lovely daf too.

    I love your painting blog too! I have been painting again for a few years after a 30 year absence.
    Enjoy Spring!
    Carol

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  30. I love trillium! They are so hard to grow here, though, so it's fun to see them on your blog...

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  31. Beautiful blooms, Lisa. I especially appreciate that you have so many wildflowers among their more cultivated cousins.

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  32. Lovely blooms, Lisa! CAN you separate the trilliums and the hosta? They look so intertwined that it seems a daunting task for sure!

    I sighed looking at your trout lily photo, btw. That reminded me that mine did not come back this year... I should've known, it was a marginal chance that they would survive here, much less thrive. But still, I'm pouting. :)

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  33. I like your blooms - especially the different kind of daffodils. I got trilliums and a trout lily last year so I'm hoping they come up (I'm a bit behind you)

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  34. Hi there Lisa, ah… bloom day again and another year that I’ll say I want some trilliums and trout lilies!!

    Ah… I see Dee beat me too your ID. I was going to suggest an anemone too. That is one of my fav types and colour too! Yes, I would agree with MMD and Frances and say it’s a blanda too :-)

    Have a great weekend :-D

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  35. Well there can't be anything more inspiring in Spring than these lovely blossoms! Trilliums are wild flowers that are protected in my province..they grow in woodlands.

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  36. Lovely wild flowers and spring bulbs.

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  37. I'm not a big fan of daffodils, but the one in that picture just might convert me.
    I'm still waiting for my Leopard's Bane and Pasque Flower. The tulip leaves are up, but no colour yet.

    Kat

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  38. I really adore the blooms here. Single colour but speak to me so secretly. He..He..

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