April Flowers in between April Showers GBBD

In between the frequent rains and the Arbor project preparation for Better Homes and Gardens I’ve been able to take a few pictures of the garden to see what is in bloom. Several of our favorite plants like the salvia and catmint are showing their first bloom buds but have no flowers to show. I think they are waiting until next month.

For now though you will have to enjoy our tulips in the front garden. I know we are. Our youngest gardening girl definitely seem impressed with the tulips.

But there’s more in the front sidewalk garden like phlox and rocks.

When I think of springtime I think of phlox. They go well together don’t you think?

Out in the wild cedar glades you may find mayapples.  If you look underneath their umbrella like canopy you may find more to see.

Like budding flowers!

Near the mayapples there is another springtime wonder: Trillium. I don’t know the variety but does it matter? 

While the previous two plants were taken in the woods the next one appears in my in-law’s garden. This white spirea is making a fine showing in early spring.

The irises are just beginning to break their buds.

Many of my garden flowers are late spring through summer bloomers so if you are craving more blooms go visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day!

15 thoughts on “April Flowers in between April Showers GBBD

  1. Gail

    Happy Bloom Day Dave! I love the natives you are showing us! Are you going to invite the mayapple to your lawn! I planted it among the vinca and it is assertive enough to make it through that thug! I love seeing your sweet baby girl…she is so huggable! gail

  2. Frances

    Hi Dave, that bed is beautiful, but the little tulip lover is gorgeous! How nice that you have a woodland with wildflowers along with nice sunny spaces, a perfect mix! Happy bloom day!
    Frances

  3. Alan

    Hey Dave,
    Isn’t it fun to get the little ones involved?
    Looking at your pic of the mayapples makes me want to take a walk through the woods. Something that I haven’t done in a while.
    Our titles for this post are very similar…we’ve been getting a lot of rain here as well.

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