Monday, April 15, 2013

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - My first!

I've been waiting for months to have something in bloom so that I could finally post today. Spring was a long time coming and things are coming up later than usual, but I'm just grateful to have signs of life in my garden once again.

Kerria japonica

Tulips and daffodils


Hyacinth ending their show 

This lilac is about to bloom, so I think it counts

Forsythia. I'm having second thoughts about removing it.

Creeping phlox usually bloom together but the light purple is a little slow out of the gate

A double daffodil. I don't remember planting it but it's really pretty.

Well that's it for my first Bloom Day. I'm looking forward to next month's, when flowers will be bursting all over the place and will hopefully be hiding all of the onion grass!. Don't forget to check out the other bloggers at May Dreams.


  1. I can see why you are having second thought about removing the forsythia! This is its season and it does look great right now.

  2. Congrats on your first bloom's day, you certainly have a lot of blooms to show for it. Like the first pic, never seen that flower.

  3. Do NOT remove that forsythia - it's gorgeous! And I think about-to-bloom lilac does count, so go for it.

  4. Don't get rid of the forsythia!! It's beautiful :) I'd thin it out from the center, and prune it back some, but I think you'd really miss the yellow in the spring.

    This is my first time here, and I read your "About" and saw that you lost half your garden and are starting over. I am just starting at my house, and I think I would be devastated if that happened to me!

    I look forward to seeing your progress!!

  5. Survey says - keep the forsythia! I had an epiphany the other night when I was looking at my neighbor's sweet, dainty, well-controlled forsythia. She said she it's been there over 20 years (looks brand new) and she just keeps it well pruned. I think I can do that, too. I would definitely miss the bright yellow this time of year.

  6. The blooms in your garden our gorgeous, it has to be a wonderful feeling when you walk through to look at the daily progress.