Friday, April 14, 2017

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - April 2017

Welcome to my zone 9a garden. Here are some of the things that are blooming for me in April.

In past years we expected the blooms of the southern magnolia to come in May, but it seems that they are coming earlier every year. At mid-April, the tree is already in full bloom.

I added delphiniums to the garden this spring. I'm so glad that I did.

Isn't this color glorious?

The pomegranate tree is in bloom.

Blue plumbago is just starting to bloom.

And so are the Blackfoot daisies.

And the bronze esperanza.

The pineapple sage has been in bloom for a while now and it attracts a constant stream of butterflies and hummingbirds.

In the vegetable garden, the beans are full of these delicate little blossoms.

And the eggplant blooms give promise of taste treats to come.

Nearby, next to the tomatoes, the cinnamon basil is in bloom.

The old-fashioned bloomer, 4 o'clock.

The bleeding heart has a few of its distinctive flowers.

This old canna is a faithful bloomer throughout the spring, summer, and fall.

In the wildflower bed, the native tickseed is beginning to bloom.

Several of the milkweed plants are flowering and this one carries its own attendant milkweed bug.

The pansies and violas on the patio table just don't know when to quit.

More violas

Most of the roses are resting now, but 'Darcy Bussell' still sends out an occasional blossom.

White mistflower, a butterfly magnet.

Autumn sage, a hummingbird magnet.

The old yellow cestrum is in nearly full bloom now.

And who is that hiding under its limbs? Could it be the Easter bunny?

Thank you for visiting my garden this month. If you leave a comment, I promise to visit yours as well. And don't forget to visit our host blog, Carol of May Dreams Gardens, to find all the participants in this month's Bloom Day.

Happy gardening and for those who celebrate it, happy Easter.

20 comments:

  1. So that is an eggplant bloom - very pretty!
    It does seem too early for Magnolias
    Love all your beautiful blooms
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!
    Happy Easter!

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  2. Not a spring flower to be seen! But some interesting and for us exotic plants.

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    1. Spring is almost past in these parts. We are now on the cusp of summer, our most trying season.

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  3. You have joyous blooms, Dorothy. Far ahead of mine, but gives me something to look forward to. Happy Easter. P. x

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    1. Blooms always bring joy, don't they? Happy Easter.

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  4. Veggie blooms already. Wow... Happy GBBD.

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    1. Yes, I started my veggie garden in February this year in order to get a head start on the bugs. So far, it has worked out well. Today I have my first ripe cherry tomatoes!

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  5. You have so many wonderful blooms Dorothy and the color on those delphiniums is gorgeous! Wishing you a very happy spring and Bloom Day!

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    1. I am especially pleased with the delphiniums. I do love that color.

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  6. Your garden has exploded! :-)

    Happy Easter to you and yours, Dorothy!

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    1. Well, the explosion is beginning anyway. The next several weeks will see the true explosion happening.

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  7. A stunning collection of blooms as always Dorothy. Your delphiniums are gorgeous and that pomegranate bloom is amazing. Never seen one of those before.

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    1. I like the pomegranate blooms as well as the fruit. The tree makes a nice addition to the garden.

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  8. My plumbago started to bloom this week also. I must have been following your blog for about a year now because I recognize the season coming back around. I love that!

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    1. The plumbago is just as dependable as the changing of the seasons.

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  9. That magnolia is beautiful. I will crack magnolias, I must!

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    1. Ours is the old-fashioned variety and it is extremely messy at this time of year, although the blooms go a long way toward making up for the mess. I think the newer varieties have some of the mess bred out of them, which would be a good thing.

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  10. Your garden is beautiful! I went looking for magnolia Blooms today and couldn't find any here in north Alabama.

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    1. Well, there are plenty of them here in Southeast Texas! In fact, my tree is already a bit past its prime for blooming. It was at peak bloom about a week to ten days ago.

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