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.
I made a good choice as you can see from this picture I took on Easter morning just a few days ago.
There are other wonderful flowers that are in full bloom now. Here’s a sampling
Epimediums. They are tiny flowers but it is worth it to get down on your knees to check them out.
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.
And always remember, We can have flowers nearly every month of the year. ~ Elizabeth Lawrence