Well it is an April Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day and as you might expect there are a plethora of flowers to choose from in reporting what is blooming. This is the crossover point between the smaller spring ephemerals, the bulk of the Tulips and Daffodils, and the major flowering trees and shrubs. There is no way that I’m going to enumerate everything that is blooming today and I’m not going to repeat some of beauties I’ve reported on recently. Instead I’m going to single out some of the most photogenic of the lot and that is, of course, a very subjective filtering.
The little gems are well represented, not only by the Hepatica above but by the following.
That is my absolute favorite Trillium.
A particularly rewarding little guy is the White Trout Lily which we had never succeeded with before.
I don’t want to ignore the Daffodils and Tulips.
This one sits just outside the backdoor. And out in the front yard is a wonderful display of Tulip tarda.
Two of the classic flowering trees have started — our double white cherry and the volunteer dogwood by the front porch.
And for shrubs it’s hard not to mention the Spirea at the back of the garage or the Flowering Quince beside the garage.
It’s also true that some things look almost as good before the buds open.
And as a final mention I should note that some of the Camellia flowers are getting full enjoyment in the house including this giant single.