Friday, April 29, 2011

Lost April

WOW!  Where did April go?  We've had unseasonably cool weather...and lots and lots of rain.  The plants are loving the moisture...but the flower show seems to be in slow motion.  

Today was an absolutely glorious day...and so I thought I'd show you how my little garden is progressing.  The daffodil blossoms have disappeared...all that remains is their foliage...and the plant supports for the larger perennials are in place.  And aside from a dandelion or two, no weeds yet!

Here's the first mini-iris bloom...soon to be joined by many more (see the fat little buds?).

This is Candytuft...a great little plant that self-seeds easily.  It thrives in the little nooks and crannies between the rocks in the fieldstone border.

Creeping Phlox along the pathway.  The pink always blooms first...followed by the blue a few days later.  Another great, carefree plant.

Meet "Mr. Lincoln," our resident lilac bush.  At first, he wasn't too thrilled with his new home and was quite reluctant to bloom for several years.  But, he has come into his own recently...and I think this will be his best year ever!

Just look at that blue sky!  Haven't seen much of that lately!

And there you have it!  Thanks for stopping by!


Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Hi Katy,
Yes, where did April go? In a couple of days it will be May and your yard and flowers are waaaaay ahead of anything here! I think I have four jonquils that decided it was time to bloom! lol!


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