April 30, 2010

Blossoms at the End of April

As I walked in a light mist this afternoon, I thought about what blooms at the end of April: Dianthus and Roses, Poppies and Larkspur, Salvia and Violas. The last hurrah of Camellias are not much of a show, but a delight to see the last ones lasting in cool weather. Hydrangeas show promises of a wonderful season to come, as do Lily buds and the first blooms  of Echinacea. Missing are Sweet Peas not planted last November. Rose Campion is a good companion with Laura Bush Petunias and with Lavender. 

We had tenth of an inch of rain early in the day, more drizzle since.


Amy said...

Those are my favorite colors in a flower bed....red, blue and yellow and lots of green. Very pretty!

Heather said...

Lovely, NellJean - nice combinations!

janie said...

I saw some seed heads of wild poppies today, on the trip to the brush site. They were beautiful, huge pods, and they reminded me of your poppies.

I have few poppies again this year. I don't know what I am doing wrong, but it makes me enjoy yours all the more.

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