Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day ~ April, 2014

BEHOLD! The first blossoms of 2014!
 At long last... a sunny warm weekend dedicated to playing in the mud.

With the weather finally cooperating, I donned those much missed, and very tattered, garden gloves to clean up the first of the beds. 2 down, 10 to go. The bulbs are beating me to it, this year. Blooming without the usual TLC from me.

Grecian Windflower (the whities are heirlooms)
Peeking out from beneath the debris were these fancy little Windflowers.

Peter Pan Heirloom Crocus
Pretty white Crocus trying hard to steal the show.

Rip Van Winkle Heirloom Daffodil
Sparse bulbs in the 'danger' zone. This back area is where the horses play, but they don't like the taste of these heirloom bulbs. It's a second 'footprint' in a raised bed that houses vegetables later in the season.

I was up early, traipsing around with the camera, shivering on a 30 degree morning, feeling extra proud of this band of bright bloomers.

We've had an unusually dry winter.

An alternately too hot, then too cold, spring.

Though it seems to bother me a whole lot more than it bothers the flowers!

It's as if they have little wrist watches attached to their roots. No matter the weather, they're always happy to put on a pretty show.

Pay a visit to Carol @ May Dreams Gardens to meet more flower lovers participating in this monthly meme. 

Happy Bloom Day, Everyone! I'll sign off with a mystery flower. A mystery to me, that is. I can't remember her name. Perhaps you know?

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Rose said...

Good to see all your pretty spring bloomers, Kate! I've been doing some garden clean-up, too, whenever I can, mainly so the bulbs could see the light of day--they were covered in a thick layer of leaves. I'm not sure what your mystery flower is; I always have a few "I don't remember planting this" every spring:)

Rose said...

Back again--I thought maybe your mystery flower was glory-in-the-snow, Chiondoxa, but I wasn't sure if there was a pink variety. But I just saw some pink blooms on another post, so I'm pretty sure this is what it is.

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Hi, Rose! I think you're right! I remember planting Chinodoxia. But, it's all kind of blurry to me.. :-)

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