Friday, April 15, 2011

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day April 2011

Garden Gal April
Welcome to spring in the northeast. The temperatures are finally rising upwards into the 50's and 60's and the blooms are starting to pop. We are running approximately two weeks behind this year but the constant covering of snow that we have had all winter has supplied much moisture. The plantings seem to be having a good start.

Inspired by the quote, “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” by Elizabeth Lawrence, Carol at May Dreams Gardens hosts Garden Blogger's Bloom Day. On the 15th of every month gardeners from all over the world walk out into their gardens to note what is currently blooming.

Lets start the tour!

Forthysia in Bloom
The forthysia and PJM Rhododendron are in full bloom and looking lovely. The hyacinths are blooming too.
PJM Rhododendron

Pink Hyacinth

One of my favorite spring flowering trees is Prunus subhirtella "Pendula' or Weeping Cherry.  It is now beautifully displaying its blooms in Mid-April.
Weeping Cherry
The Star Magnolia is displaying its lovely pure white blooms.  One of my favorite things to do is walk around the yard and catch the subtle perfume fragrance the Magnolia gives off.

Star Magnolia
The catkins of the Weeping Pussy Willow are now bursting with life and soon leaves will start to emerge. 
Weeping Pussy Willow

The Coral bark Maple is starting to show signs of life. Each day the buds grow larger and the branches display a pinkish hue against the afternoon sky.

Coral Bark Maple Buds
This is a wonderful time of year when all the gardens come to life.  Bloom Day is a wonderful day of the month to be more aware of the changes going on in the garden. Be sure to visit our hostess Carol at May Dreams Gardens and check out all the other wonderful blooms that are emerging.

Happy Gardening!  Happy GBBD   


  1. Beautiful post. It is wonderful that everything is blooming and that Spring has finally arrived. I am a New Yorker as well, and it has never been nicer to feel the warmth again. Have a great weekend.

  2. Lovely photo's! I am on the Sandy Hook coast of NJ, a belated happy Garden Blogger's Bloom Day to you!

  3. Thanks for visiting. Happy GBBD! May will bring even more blooms!


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