Welcome to the April edition of Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day at WWW. April is the month of irises here. These are right outside our living room windows. No idea what their name is. They were planted by a previous gardener.
But how in the world did that large clump of red tulips get in amongst the irises?
The flower that most often haunted my daydreams during dreary desolate winter days is about to crash this party. The freesia!
In the shade garden the hellebore 'mardi gras black' is still dancing and heuchera 'snow angel' is blushing pink.
Polemonium 'purple rain' is all decked in blue-violet.
And we may YET get trilliums to bloom in our garden--this is our 3rd try.
The belle of the ball of the shade garden is the bleeding heart.
On the hillside tulips extend the yellow season that began with the daffodils.
What is this among the tulips? A mutant hyacinth? Look at that stem of deepest purple!
Very soon the hillside yellows will be joined by the blue-violet of the spanish bluebells.
Also at the bottom of the hill is the lilac. It is going to be spectacular this year--another one of our pruning experiments from last year. It is FULL of buds.
The bottom of the hill is completely naturalized with bulbs. But further up the hill heuchera 'peach flambe' holds court.
What's that? You want to peek under our cloche? Well, I don't know... we've had some unwelcome visitors trying to steal our salad greens. I think it's best if we leave the salad greens be for now. We'll do a separate post about what's under the cloche. When? Soon. Now SHOO! Get on over to May Dreams Gardens and visit all the other GBBD posts.