For the first time in a very, very long time, we had a beautiful Easter Sunday. I only remember once when
my mom the Easter Bunny hid our eggs outside, so we made sure to do this with my nephew. I think hope that the snow is behind us. If Bloom Day was the first weekend of April, this would have been my photo … are you all jealous yet?
But the weather has warmed up, and now it’s starting to Bloom … You know, everytime I have to write “Bloom” for Bloom Day, I think of bloomers – my grandma’s name for underwear -- and it just makes me smile. Anyway.
Here’s what’s blooming in my garden
Daffoldils & – In the backyard southwest garden. The daffs held tightly closed through the frost and snow of last weekend, but then finally emerged Easter weekend as if nature’s alarm clock had been snoozed enough times. They bloomed earlier than last year (April 15), but later than 2007 (March 26). The scilla (pass-along plants from my neighbor that I planted last year) started blooming last month.
Pulmonaria - All over my garden (front and back). Last year I barely heard a peep out of them, so I’m pretty happy.
American Plum Tree --This is most likely the last year for this lovely tree. Black Knot has completely consumed it. The last 2 trunks will get taken down this Fall.
Viburnum - I thought this was a Judd Viburnum, but I think it's a Korean Spice. I made a solemn vow to this plant never to shear it again into a meatball.
Native Bluebells - Planted ’06-’07 as pass-along plants from my former neighbor. They haven't taken over my yard yet as they did hers... give them some time, right?
What's blooming in your garden?