Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - April 2015

April is for amaryllises...




This one holds a secret. Can you see it? It's a little green treefrog tucked among its petals.



 


Another kind of amaryllis - the St. Joseph's lily.

Roses are also blooming in April. This is the 'Dortmund.' 

'Peggy Martin'

'Darcy Bussell'

'Molineux'

'Old Blush'

Blackberries also are in bloom.

As are many daisies.

A few bluebonnets are still blooming.

And one or two pink bonnets are scattered among them.

'Tangerine Dream' crossvine is blooming, but for some reason the color just isn't as vibrant as it normally is. 

I gave the yellow cestrum a serious haircut during the winter and it has come back strong, filled with blooms.

This tub of petunias next to my little fountain is a reseeded volunteer from a 'Laura Bush' plant that I planted in the garden years ago. Every year some volunteers come up around the garden, often in the most unexpected places.


April begins our season of blooms for real, so it is a special pleasure to be a part of Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day this month. Thank you, Carol of May Dreams Gardens, for hosting us once again.

Happy Bloom Day to all!

16 comments:

  1. Love your amaryllis and roses. Specially 'Peggy Martin' is marvellous and it appears to be a grandiflora if i am correct. Beautiful blog you got.

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    1. 'Peggy Martin' is a special rose. It is famous for having survived Hurricane Katrina in 2008 in a garden in New Orleans where it was totally submerged in salt water for several days. The plant not only survived but actually bloomed a few months later. Cuttings of that rose were sold as a fundraiser to help victims of Katrina. My plant is one of those.

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  2. Oh i love your hippeastrum specially that first one. I posted one hybrid prior to this post, but i don't have its ID. I only have 5 kinds with me, but buying online is difficult for us here, although i got 3 of them from exchange. Happy bloomday!...Andrea

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    1. I get amaryllises for Christmas every year and I plant them in my garden after they are finished blooming. They do very well here and continue to bloom for years. Unfortunately, I don't have the variety names of many of my amaryllises but I love the nameless things anyway!

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  3. Beautiful blooms! I especially love the roses!
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!
    Lea

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    1. Roses are always among our favorites, aren't they, Lea? Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Oh my gosh, that little frog is the cutest thing, all cuddled up! You have beautiful amaryllises.

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  5. Your April blooms are lovely, especially the roses and yellow cestrum. You have so much color going on in your garden! I enjoyed the visit!

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    1. That yellow cestrum is a real winner. It is in almost continuous bloom right up until our first frost, usually in early December and it is very attractive to butterflies and pollinators.

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  6. I didn't have a favorite. Each was a favorite in a way. Loved the treefrog. Loved the roses. Loved the bluebonnets. Happy GBBD.

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  7. Beautiful, wonderful flowers! Your "pinkbonnet" is lovely. Thanks for posting, I really enjoyed sifting through your blooms. :)

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    1. I rather like the pink bonnet, too. There are always a few among my bluebonnets each year.

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  8. I'm amazed at your Amaryllises grown in the ground! I have one in a pot but it is not cooperating this year. All your flowers are lovely, I've always wanted a Molineux but haven't connected with one yet, such a lovely full yellow. I really miss the bluebonnets and other spring Texas wildflowers.

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    1. Texas wildflowers have really put on a show this year, Hannah. Bluebonnets, Indian paint brush, coreopsis, primrose, fleabane - everything has just really outdone itself. It has been a sight to behold.

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