April is when all of the spring ephemerals are peaking. The walk around the yard leads from one little charmer to the next. Of course there are also many flowering trees at this time of year, like the redbuds, the cherries, the crabapples, etc., but I tend to get caught up in these unusual flowers that are not easy to find. Even the standard Anemonellas are quite nice and they are spreading around the yard.
The last of the Adonis is making its appearance.
The foliage for this one is very ferny.
This is when trout lilies are peaking. They continue to expand their allocated space in the raised bed next to the deck.
But their more usual relatives can also be found in other parts of the yard.
One of the reliable flowers for the same week as the trout lilies are the bloodroots, and the longest lasting are the multi-flowered versions.
There are still a few Hepaticas to be found
And the Trilliums are starting to appear. One of my favorites is Roadrunner.
One of the Anemones is a very pretty light pink. They are great shade flowers.
Back at the alpine bed we have a wonderful display of Aubrietia.
Nearby there is a stunning little dwarf Aquilegia
On the sunny side there is a lovely Delosperma, Gold Nugget.
In the original Large Trough there is another Delosperma that is an appealing combination of red and white.
In the greenhouse there is a new Hippeastrum in flower.
And just to finish with examples of the flowering trees that can be found all around the yard right now.
There is in particular the Viburnum x carlcephalum which is a hybrid with Viburnum carlesi in it’s background. It’s the most fragrant Viburnum that I know.
And then, of course, the Kwanzan Cherry that dominates our backyard.
This is what is happening at our yard for Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day this month. What is happening in your garden?