Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for April 2022.
Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, we are enjoying—experiencing?—enduring?—a slow spring.
Slow is good in some respects. It gives everyone more time to enjoy the flowers, like these Epimediums, variety unknown.
I like to call them Fairy Wings, though most people call them Bishop’s Hats.
Elsewhere in the garden, the daffodils have been putting on a fine, lovely, and long show, and now the tulips are starting to make themselves known.
Hyacinths have also been blooming for quite some time, including this double pink variety called ‘Chestnut Flower’.
It’s an heirloom variety I purchased long ago from Old House Gardens. They say it goes back to 1880!
I’d show you more pictures, but truth be told, I almost forgot about bloom day so I didn’t take a bunch of pictures around the garden. I’ve been busy preparing for Easter, cleaning up the garden… stuff like that.
Thanks to Kathy at Washington Gardener for giving me a nudge to see if I was going to post.
It’s not too late to join in for bloom day, and it’s okay to be late, as you can see. And oh so easy. Post on your blog about the blooms in your garden on or around the 15th of the month, then come back here and leave a link in the Mr. Linky widget and a comment to let us know what you have waiting for us.
And as always, “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence
Christopher CNC says
Wel Carol, this is a first in many ways. Happy Easter.
I forgot until seeing it on another blog I read. Then I somehow left it in drafts and didn’t notice until now!
Kris P says
I was concerned about you when I didn’t see your post, Carol. I’m glad to know all is well and that you were just busy. Best wishes for a happy Easter.
Dorothy Borders says
Happy Bloom Day. I posted my own “Bloom Day” earlier today.
Jane / MulchMaid says
Glad I’m not the only one running a bit behind today! My favorite flowers this Bloom Day are some lovely Primula veris from the ‘Sunset Shades’ series. Happy Bloom Day, and Happy Easter!
Arun Goyal says
It is almost a decade that I had been participating in Garden Bloggers blooms day. I was little worried when you didn’t post this 15th, your lucky that spring is extended in your region. We had experienced shortest spring period this year. Thanks for hosting Garden Bloggers blooms day.
Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening says
Carol-I was worried when I did not see your post and wanted to reach out I remember there was on,y one other time this had happened, so I was hoping you were just busy, and am happy to hear everything is OK. Bloom Day has become a stable here in the gardening world, so you do know you are quite the legend,! Thank you for hosting and hoping you get sometime to enjoy your beautiful garden. Happy spring!
Barb Rogers says
I’ve been a bit worried too, so am glad you and the fairies are just busy elsewhere! My post is just some lovely blooms from a tree which may be an ornamental crab apple.
It’s been a long while since I participated, Carol – thanks for hosting this, I always enjoy reading and following the links. Our spring in Z5b SW Pennsylvania is finally leaving the snow zone and the blooms are popping out everywhere. The hellebores are still going strong, the mid-season daffodils are kicking in and the shrubs are blooming – spring is finally here!
Kathy Jentz says
Better late than never! 🙂
We always have springs that can’t make up their minds if it’s really spring or still winter. Now there is so much pounding rain from thunderstorms, it almost impossible to clean up the yard or plant new plants. I love the old fashioned bulbs. Your ‘Chestnut Flower’ Hyacinth is beautiful.
danger garden says
My epimedium flowers remind me of the early Atari video game Space Invaders. I almost emailed you, but figured you’d post eventually…cheers!
Dee Nash says
Well, I missed Bloom Day too, but I did post about seed starting. I love epimediums. They are so delicate and fresh. Happy almost Easter! See you on the podcast!~~Dee
Hi Carol, there is always a lot happening in April. It’s nice that we can keep posting…
Kathy from Cold Climate Gardening says
Wow, you almost forgot? What is the world coming to?
Helen Malandrakis says
Happy Easter, Carol! I have daffodils, Hyacinths, Snow in summer, and the epimedium blooming, now!
Robin Leja says
I never really manage to do a post for the 15th of the month, but I sure like seeing other Garden Blogger Bloom Day posts like this. I’m currently in the middle of a delightful April, despite the cool and rainy weather it took to get here. Frost free date isn’t far now!