April … The New May?!

 

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Strawberries loaded with blooms
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Muscari show is nearly over. Ah, the joys of Spring.
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Holy hydrangea! I’m ignoring this plant until it blooms. Don’t want to curse it!
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Wild Blue Baptisia, always forgetting if it blooms on old or new wood! Better safe than sorry.
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Forget me what?! Love that I tossed these seeds last fall and voila!
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Tulips are nearly done after the April showers. Still a treat.

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How is Spring shaping up in your neck of the woods? Here is Zone 5b things are up, awake, and BLOOMIN’ in my gardens! Pinch me! I can’t believe what the warm April days and gentle rains have done for all of my favorite, typically too-quickly-fading Spring flowers.

A quick check tonight has left me delighted. Most all of my variegated hostas are up and 75% leafed out. The strawberries are in bloom and setting their first, sweet and juicy fruits. Low and behold – I also saw a columbine with no less than seven buds, days away from opening! What an incredible Spring we are having.

I am holding out hope again this year for a poppy show in my gardens, no luck yet – but I’m a determined little lady. I also went out on a limb and sowed some dahlia seeds, it will be my first time doing so. I am tempted to get out the zinnia seed packets, but I think I will play it safe for a few more weeks, it would break my heart to lose any of my precious rays of summer delight!

Hope you enjoyed a glimpse at what I saw walking through my gardens this evening as the birds hunted worms and I enjoyed the one-of-a-kind scent of freshly cut grass. As you see, I haven’t even been brave enough to pull all the leaves back from my plants yet! Did you hold onto your hats – Could you believe the shot of the {{gasps}} HYDRANGEA that I managed to winter over. Hip hip HOORAY! Sure does feel like May, how about in your gardens?

 

 

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