Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for April 2020.
Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in Central Indiana, spring has definitely arrived.
And so has a cold snap that could bring some frosty freezes back to the garden. It happens some years.
My biggest concern is the crabapple tree, a wonderful variety called ‘Guinevere’, which has just started to open its flowers. An ill-timed freeze could turn those blooms to brown.
Fortunately, I’m not trying to make a living off that crabapple tree the way orchardist are trying to make a living off of apple trees.
Elsewhere in the garden, the tulips are coming into a full bloom. I selected this grouping, the Princely Tulip mixture from Van Engelen, because I wanted to be sure they were flowering on Easter.
Summer Snowflakes. Leucojum aestivum really should be called spring snowflakes because they are in full bloom now.
Pansies. I always plant lots of pansies and violas, along with alyssum and snapdragons as soon as the weather allows.
Narcissus. I don’t know much about the various groups of daffodils, but I know I like these little ones that line the front walk.
Violets. I love the violets. I wrote a post about them just the other day.
Bleeding Hearts. Always a welcome sight in the spring.