Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day April 15th 2008

The garden was bare. Then with a few days of sunshine green appeared everywhere. It was like the ground had been holding back as the pressure of growth built. Then presto...all at once foliage burst forth in verdant excess.



Hellebore flowers suddenly bloomed.

Daffodils dangle.

Yellow pansies shine.


Color makes us smile.


The buds of hyacinth,tulip and iris await a turn in the spotlight.


Spring is here...

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6 Comments:

Blogger jodi said...

Yay for spring in Chicago! It's happening here too, slowly but surely. YOur flowers are terrific, Gloria, especially the hellebores; And I'm going to have HELLEBORE flowers, too! How great is that?

16/4/08 12:11 AM  
Blogger Gloria said...

Thanks Jodi. It does seem that some hellebore take a few years to settle in and bloom but once they do each year is usually even better. We even have a few seedlings appear each year if the pollen is available late enough that our local pollinators are active. I have learn to leave the seedlings grow where they place themselves for a year before moving for a better success rate.
I'm wishing you plenty of warm sunshine,it works wonders...

16/4/08 12:28 PM  
Blogger J-Dog said...

holy crap, you've got WAY more blooms in your yard that we do... we have one lonely crocus... thats IT lol! (tons of tulip / daffodil leaves though)

16/4/08 1:27 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

I like how you described the start of spring. It does start out slowly and then before you know it, an explosion of blooms everywhere.

Thanks for joining in for bloom day!
Carol, May Dreams Gardens

16/4/08 9:35 PM  
Blogger Annie in Austin said...

Happy Blooming Day, Gloria - the hellebore looks wonderful and I sure like the color on the hyacinths. Your garden looks a lot better than it did in March!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

16/4/08 10:50 PM  
Blogger Gloria said...

Hello J-dog,I checked out your garden blog. So you just finished your Master Gardener classes,have you made any decisions about where to start your volunteer hours? I'm not sure what will happen with this buget crisis happening in Illinois but I sure hope the Master Gardener programs remain viable.

Carol, what a crowd of spring bloomers you have this month. I am still trying to get through the list. Thanks for stopping by.


Annie, yes the garden has emerged from winter dormancy with a vengence. Warm temperatures and todays rain are really bringing on the green. Next months bloom day should be the height of spring.
I see your own garden is doing great. I like reading the Texas blogs this time of year.

19/4/08 1:54 PM  

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