April Flowers in between April Showers GBBD

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!


Dave has written GrowingTheHomeGarden.com since 2007. He gardens on an acre and a half where he raises his 4 children. He enjoys growing vegetables, herbs, and propagating plants. Dave has a side business growing and selling heirloom vegetables and herb plants through Blue Shed Gardens and works as a real estate agent in Spring Hill, TN.

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  1. 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. 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!

  3. The showers just won’t go away here (several days now of cloudy weather — need sunshine for blooms!)

    Your blooms are beautiful and glad you had a break between showers to snap some shots.

    Have a great day!

  4. Love the Phlox and that little gardening girl is the best bloom of all!!

  5. What Darla said. I love mayapples and skunk cabbage, they grow all around here but haven't yet found their way to my garden. And how exciting that BH&G is coming to feature your arbor. Yay!!!!

  6. Awesome flowers! Olivia has gotten so big-and walking too! How sweet!

  7. The picture of your daughter and the tulip is just so cute! That would be a cute one framed!
    I’ve never seen mayapples before, I’ll have to look them up.

  8. What a sweet photo of your daughter Dave! You have some beautiful things coming into bloom soon in the garden & I too think of the creeping Phlox as a true symbol of spring. 🙂

  9. Great shots, I love the one of the phlox.

  10. Looks like spring has sprung for you and it looks very beautiful! Thanks for the Crepe propagation post!


  11. Your daughter has the right idea – your tulips beg a closer touch. How sweet!

  12. 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.

  13. Dave, we have May apples in our back backyard, as well as a few other natives. I love that you’re using the creeping phlox… I just purchased some with hopes of planting before too long! Happy Spring! 🙂

  14. Oh, the dark colored tulips are enough treat to my eyes. I love that shade and the photo of the Iris bud looks awesome too.

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