Wednesday, April 15, 2009

April flowers - Bloom day highlights

Here's my contribution to Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. (Head on over to May Dreams to see all the other contributions.) As you can see, our early flowers are pretty subtle. Mostly, they are the little bulbs, and a couple of rock garden plants. There's not too much happening here yet, but I'm glad to report that the lawn is greening up.

Puschkinia libanotica or striped squill

Pasque flower - just beginning to open - love those neat furry buds

Classic combination: scilla and narcissus

Draba in my husband John's rock garden

Glory of the Snow (Chionodoxa)

Cornus officinalis, Japanese cornel, a type of dogwood

© Yvonne Cunnington, Country Gardener


  1. Thanks for sharing! I love Bloom Day - I always end up with quite a wish list afterward! Love the Pasque Flower - never seen such a thing!

  2. Wonderful work Yvonne! I'm afraid we would have to push back bloom day and my house!! Nar a petal to be seen here!!! ;-)
    Next year I'll join you!!

  3. Beautiful flowers especially the Pasque flower. Hmmmm .. will have to try to get me one of those!

  4. Wonderful flowers! I love the fuzzy ones.

  5. Thanks all for visiting. Happy spring planting. Cheers, Yvonne

  6. They may all be small - but ah so beautiful! Don't know what is going on down here, but so far I have had one - that's 1 - snowdrop blooming!

  7. I *love* the picture of the Pasque Flower bud!


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