Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - April 2013

Do you see him?
Like me he is coming out of hibernation. It has warmed up considerably here. Spring has decided to make an appearance this year. I can't tell you how happy this makes me. 
April's Bloom Day as directed by Carol at May Dreams Garden has so much to take in. The Service Berry tree, forsythia and Magnolia are in full bloom. 
Fern fiddles are warming up for the Spring Symphony.
Tiny creatures are setting up house keeping.  
Many of the spring shrubs are blooming. 
New bulbs, for me that is, I planted last fall are showing their interesting blooms. 
The path lined with Epimedium leads me to the old stalwarts that I have divided and scattered in the garden.
Seeing them all does lift one's spirits. 
There is so much promise in the garden.
I hope that by now most of your gardens are thawing out and you are able to get out and enjoy the season. 
What is blooming in your garden now?
Happy Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.

25 comments:

  1. Beautiful blooms!
    Love the Fiddleheads, not so crazy about the snake though!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  2. I'm glad to see spring has arrived in your garden, and snakes too! Your epimediums are so pretty. We're still waiting for things to open here, but soon now. Happy spring!

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  3. Just look at all those blooms! I have a few crocus up and the tulips are struggling upward after a deer munch attack that happened soon after they were up and before I got the cages over them.

    Just about stepped on a garter snake about a week ago while out walking. Startled it and me.

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  4. Good to see that spring has arrived for you, too, Lisa. But Mr. Snake can stay in your garden:) I've decided I'm not as fond of double daffs as I thought I would be, but that last yellow one is a beauty!

    Now I'm wishing for some sunshine--looks like we're in for some nasty weather before Friday.

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  5. Just look at you with all your pretty flowers!I agree with Rose about the snake!

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  6. Huge congratulations on busting out a beautiful spring. Enjoy! And send some of your leftover spring to Connecticut.

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  7. I don't think I'd be happy to see a snake! But, your flowers are pretty! Looks like spring has certainly arrived in your garden. Love the little ferns, and the new bulb is quite beautiful, too. Fritillaria?

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  8. Spring seems a little further along where you are. Love that picture fo the fiddleheads!

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  9. Hi Lisa! I love Bloom Day because we get to see each other's gardens. Those pink grape hyacinths are super fun. I have some in my lower garden. Spring and winter are making themselves felt here.~~Dee

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  10. Hello Lisa girl !
    I love your epimediums and fiddleheads too ! All plants are looking great to us starved gardeners aren't they ? .. and Mr. ssss Snake is happy to be warmer I am betting as well .. Spring is coming or is here?LOL
    Joy : )

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  11. Oh glorious springtime. I just love all your flowers which I do not have yet. All except the daffys & pansies are waiting for a warming trend.

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  12. I love those fern fiddles! Your little fritillary has brethren in my garden. I sometimes miss them when they first start to bloom... I think I appreciate them all the more because of that. :-)

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  13. Oh, at long last, Lisa!!! Beautiful things popping up and out from everywhere!!! YEAH!!!!!

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  14. You call that spider 'tiny?' :<) I so loved the pictures, but mostly I loved seeing you had a new post. I've been a bit worried about you. And oh, those flowers! I'm just happy to have no snow, though it is only 45 today!

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  15. No blooms here yet but the weather has taken a turn for the better. Love that tiny soft yellow bloom at the end. Is that a type of daffodil?

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  16. Your garden looks wonderful. Is that a frittilary with the deep purple brown color? Love it.

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  17. Hi Lisa ~~ Your garden is beautiful!!! Spring is a wonderful time for you, what a blessing.

    I didn't know what Epimedium was and am not sure yet. I did learn all about Horny Goat Weed though, you could make plenty of elixer out of yours.

    The curled up leaves that will come out big beside the Epimedium, do they have a red flower during this coming out process? I have some that start this way and then turn into huge elephanty-eary looking plants. I don't know what they are.

    Thank you for you kind comment. Yes, we do have a God-provided way to have a good life on the other side of that darkness.
    ..

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  18. Jim, the Epimedium is a small plant with even a smaller fairy-like yellow blooms. I have never heard it called Horny Goat Weed. What a laugh...

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  19. Your images of spring are very beautiful.

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  20. My garden is just behind yours and is only just emerging. Some people are afraid of snakes, but I don't mind them. I have never seen Epimediums planted in such numbers before- they are very striking grouped.

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  22. What a cute little snake and difficult to spot without your zoom assisting my eyes! We spotted lots of fiddleheads in the woods at Biltmore this past weekend. Could not help but think of the fun strolls and little chats we had at the Fling last year. Happy Spring...

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  23. That fiddlehead is beautiful. Our can't be too far behind!

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  24. Your garden indeed is filled with Spring promise and even a snake (a dangerous one?). I like your yellow epidemiums, a color I didn't see before. Mine are red with pink and once I had a white sort. I'm so glad that finally Spring has arrived though it doesn't show up every day. Actually again we have rain, fog and it is cold. But May will certainly bring the sun back! Enjoy this wonderful season.
    Barbara

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  25. So much very beautiful spring. Your garden is always ahead of yours, so you stretch out this wonderful season for me! Thanks.

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