April 15, 2011

April Bloom Day

It's once again time to stroll through the garden for the mid-month Garden Blogger Bloom Day, sponsored by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. The star of the show for this months bloom day is the 'Miss Kim' lilac, which has been spreading its intoxicating scent through the garden for a few days now.


There is so much in bloom right now that I could not capture everything, but have included some highlights. Its amazing how much has changed since March's Bloom Day.
Clockwise from top left: Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue', Berberis thumbergeii 'Rose Glow', Hypericum androsaemum 'Ignite Red', Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven', Azaleas, Viburum tinus 'Compactum' (Spring Bouquet Viburnum).

Baptisia 'Purple Smoke' (left) and Vicia sativa (common vetch) (right)
Clockwise from top left: 'Immortality' Iris, Wigelia florida 'Wine and Roses' and MazusSalvia farinacea 'Agusta Duelberg', 'Well Endowed' Iris, and 'Hill Hardy' Rosemary

Cotoneaster (unknown species) in bloom


Perennial plant of the year (2011), Asmonia hubrichtii (Thread-leafed Blue-star).

"In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day.  No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them."  ~Aldo Leopold
(In Raleigh, its more like April)


  1. Stunning blooms - I wish my Weigela looked like yours :). Happy GBBD!

  2. You have a beautiful garden! I love the Ignite Red and Wine and Roses. I mainly plant vegetables so I love visiting other gardeners' sites to see what flowers are blooming.

    p.s. Looking forward to seeing how your veggie garden progresses.

  3. Lovely photos! You have tended such a lovely garden. The Blue-star is gorgeous!

  4. The asmonia is certainly eye catching. Thank you for the photos :)

  5. You have a lot in bloom! Your lilac picture is gorgeous and your weigela is very pretty. They are not common here, so I'm learning about them. Great pic of the blue star, too.

  6. I really love your weigela and lilac, and also your asmonia (which I'd never heard of before).

  7. FYI - I'm posting my reading project post today. Thanks again for accepting.

  8. I had to laugh at the name of the iris! The Baptisia and lilac are some of my favorite plants. Love your photo of the Berberis!

  9. Lovey April garden! I really love your Wegelia! Gorgeous!! Lilac is one of my faves..can't grow it down here in South FL (boo)...wish you could embed a 'scratch and sniff'. :D

  10. Hi Lisa! I'll try my best to complete the Earth Day Reading Project. Thanks for inviting me!

  11. Lisa, your spring is truly beautiful!
    Thank you for inviting me to the project! Unfortunately, I can't participate. This month is very busy for our family. Sorry. happy gardening and happy blogging!


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