Thursday, April 15, 2010

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day April 2010

First of all, a big thanks to my new online friend Vetsy for posting about this and leading me to the May Dream Garden's GBBD. I'm still pretty new to this gardening thing, and it's fun to be part of the garden blogger community and seeing what others are growing. After the winter we had in DC, I can't tell you how happy I am to see green instead of white.

So what's blooming in our garden today?
The pink ones are blooming, the white ones to the right will pop soon.


red blooms

Summer Snowflake, Leucojum aestivum
These first emerged last year (spring 2009) with the rest of my bulbs. I was very surprised to see them growing again, as most of my bulbs rotted (gardening is trial and error, right?) and I dug them out and now have blueberry bushes growing where the bulbs used to be. I love these little bells with their green dots. There are some neighbors down the street that have a huge clump of these growing around their mailbox. So pretty!

And they coordinate with the blueberry blossoms perfectly!

Finally, we used to have a bunch of nice thick, tall spruce trees near our deck that provided a lot of privacy, but the blizzards this past winter knocked down 5 of them. We now have a gaping hole and an unobstructed view into our neighbor's yard. He's got some fiery red bushes, not sure what they are, but I'm glad I see that as opposed to a bunch of appliances on cinder blocks. ;)

 Happy Bloom Day!!


  1. I can relate...winters are so long here in Michigan I almost need to be medicated for my mental state waiting for springs arrival..Lol!

    I'm so glad that you had the opportunity and the time to post for GBBD...I too" like the little bells on the Summer snowflakes and yes they blend right in place with the blue berries..Sooooo cute!

    Sometime in the future, I'm going to get me some Azaleas I think they are cute too" and provide a lot of color in the garden..

    Chat with you later.. have a fab day!

  2. Thank you for visiting my blog. Getting married in Tuscany - my goodness! The soil here is totally different from yours - we have very chalky soil and we cannot grow azaleas or blueberries ... but we make wine and olive oil, so that is a compensation! October should be a nice time to come here and (hoping it does not rain) there will be cool evenings but lovely soft light.
    Happy springtime

  3. Vetsy - thank you! The azaleas were already here when we moved into the house, and they're low maintenance, which is VERY nice.

    Yvonne - thanks for visiting my blog too! Hmmm...I think wine and olives would be a good trade for blueberries. :)

    Happy spring to you both!


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