Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day: April
This month's Garden Blogger's Bloom Day crept up on me faster than I realized, even though it always falls on the 15th of the month, so I should have been prepared.
My garden is bursting with flowers this month - some of which I planted myself and some of which where left by the previous owners of the house. I've been having the best time watching everything unfold and making each new discovery. My favorite of all is that we have tulips in front of the house, and I didn't even plant them. How's that for a nice surprise?
The tree branch that I posted for February Bloom Day came from the tree pictured above - a beautiful Bradford pear. This weekend, sitting on the deck, we were graced with a shower of its delicate, drifting petals.
With the pear blossoms now finished, I have another tree - a crab apple, I think - that is flooded with gorgeous fuschia flowers. A picture would help here, I know, but the wind made it impossible for me to capture one the other day. I promise a photo soon.
Elsewhere around the yard I have: hyacinths, grape hyacinths, daffodils, forsythia, and a few azalea plants that are about to explode into bloom. I also have... drum roll, please... STRAWBERRY FLOWERS!