Easter in Bloom

April 4th, 2010
Eggs from Brightwood Vineyard Farm

Who needs Easter Egg dye?

Wait a minute, I thought she said Easter in Bloom. What are these eggs doing here?

We hunted for eggs Saturday at the first Charlottesville City Market of the year. Well, not really hunted, as there are lots of vendors selling them these days. These are some of the prettiest, and I think a good substitute for dyed Easter Eggs. I never liked hard boiled eggs anyway.

OK, here are the flowers.


Tiny Bluet Flowers

Historic Florist Mix Pansy

Historic Florist Mix Pansy, self-sown or overwintered

Phlox divaracata flowers

Phlox divaricata, planted last spring

Red Pulsatilla

First bloom on red pulsatilla

Lunaria flowers

First Lunaria flowers


Daffodil conversation

The spouse and I and Monte’s Ham spent a quiet Easter Sunday in the country. Ham biscuits for supper tonight.

Hope everyone who celebrates today had a nice Easter! And everybody else, a pleasant Sunday!

4 Responses to “Easter in Bloom”

  1. The eggs are beautiful, Entangled – and think how decorative the shells will be in compost or crushed & scattered!

    A red pulsatilla? Used to have different shades of purple & lavender and some white ones, but don’t remember red.

    Happy quiet & pleasant Easter!

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

    • entangled says:

      I had been burying the eggshells under the tomato plants to prevent blossom end rot. Don’t think that really works, so maybe I should just scatter them instead 😉

      I got the red pulsatilla from Bluestone Perennials last spring. I don’t think there was a variety name attached to it, just “red”. Was hoping it wouldn’t clash with early red tulips, but the early red tulips have disappeared so no problem.

  2. chuck b. says:

    Beautiful eggs.

    • entangled says:

      Every time I see those blue Araucana eggs, I start mentally constructing a chicken coop.

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