Once you see what all I have pictured you will be amazed by all the blooms that my zone 6 garden is sporting mid April this year. I have looked back through my records and almost everything is way ahead of normal spring blooms times.
The Clematis are especially beautiful this spring. Ramona (above) is blooming with the Pink Phlox.
In the picture below the white Clematis (Miss Bateman Donohues) on the back arbor is leaping this, it's third, year.
The Lavender Clematis with pink veins (Fireworks) on the other side of the arbor isn't growing so tall but it is blooming up a storm. The colors of this one doesn't quite come through in this photo.
The bearded Iris are firing up in the garden. Below is an old pale yellow variety that I have threatened to dig out every year but I can't seem to bring mysef to do it. When it is blooming with the honeysuckle, wild columbine and waterplants it fits right in.
I don't know the names of my Irises. They have come to the garden as pass along plants or I have had them so long the names escape me.
The pagoda dogwood is blooming now. The red dogwood out front has finished it's cycle of bloom.
Most of the shrubs are finishing their early spring blooming. An exception is the buckeye shrub (below).
And the Pyracantha is FULL of blooms this year. Last year for some reason it didn't have hardly any blooms therefore not many berries. We won't have to worry about that this year.
Today it is windy and warm once again. We got a good 3/4" of rain yesterday so all is right with our world and may more rain follow.
I hope the pollinators are out and about in your garden. If you have blooms to share this 15th day of April please post and then go to Carol's blog and add yourself to linky to share with the world your blooms. Here you will also find gardens from all over the world posting their blooms. You can revisit fall and or see what is blooming in gardens all over the world. Happy Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.
My list of all flowers blooming:
Columbine (native and white)
Red Climbing Rose
Clematis : Miss Bateman, Fireworks, Jackmanni,
Varigated Soloman's Seal
Lily of the Valley - White and Pink
Brunnera 'Jack Frost"
Ajuga: Chocolate Chips
Spiderwort 'Sweet Kate'
Wedding bouquet Spirea
Wigelia (red and Pink)
High Bush Cranberry