April 14, 2014

April Bloom Day

The big show of daffodils is over. Azaleas are done for another year. We have moved into full blown green and the weather is delightful.

Great wads of Philadelphus are blooming,
prolonging the 'dogwood' season.
 
Butterflies are out and mostly too quick for photos.
This Giant kindly posed.

'Snowball' Viburnum

Snowball Viburnum and Baptisia alba. Baptisia is not quite open.

Auricula eyed Sweet William Dianthus

Pure white Sweet William Dianthus

Bath's Pink Dianthus. 
 
Toadflax, Poppies and second growth Cabbages


Poppies are not as plentiful this year, but those blooming are wonderful. The first Corn Poppy bloomed today, no pic of it.

 
California Poppies, well placed here. Blooming with Amaryllis

"Exotica" Amaryllis -- worth the wait.
 

My Petunia patch from last year has not returned.
One Laura Bush Petunia, blooming with Sedum Acre.
 
Irises and Roses are blooming. I didn't make pics of blue Louisiana Iris and the pretty German Iris white with yellow falls and orange beard from Janie V. KnockOut Roses are a knockout. Reine des Violettes and the little sweetheart rose Cecilie Brunner are in bloom.
 
Happy Bloom Day.
 

2 comments:

Alison said...

Happy GBBD! I love your annual poppies, they are so pretty. Ours are still tiny seedlings. I must remember to buy some Sweet William seeds next year.

Jean Campbell said...

Plant your Sweet Williams this August so they bloom in the spring -- biennial. I tried to plant these early enough last year they would bloom the first year. The ones in full sun croaked and these just waited until the second year.

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