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happenings in and around my zone 6b gardens in northern Virginia and in central Virginia
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day
Time for the April installment of Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.
The northern Virginia garden is moving from the spring bulb phase to the azalea/rhododendron phase. The spring bulbs aren't quite finished, and the azaleas aren't quite in bloom yet. Links are to photos, but I didn't get around to photographing them all.
In bloom in northern Virginia, as of April 13:
- Pansies and Violas
- Scilla sibirica/siberica (and if anybody knows the preferred spelling of sibi/erica, I'd love to know too)
- Veronica 'Georgia Blue'
- Muscari armeniacum
- Ipheion uniflorum
- Ipheion 'Rolf Fiedler'
- Narcissus: several, mostly the later jonquilla and tazetta hybrids, and one lone jonquil
- Viburnum x burkwoodii (V. carlesii is one of its parents)
- Anemone blanda
- Epimedium 'Purple Prince', and 2 others whose labels I lost
- Anemone apennina alba
- Dicentra spectabilis
- Hellebore 'Royal Heritage'
- Muscari 'Valerie Finnis'
- Redbuds (Cercis canadensis)
- Lunaria , aka Money plant, variegated leaves with mixed purple and white flowers
- Violets, both purple and white-flowered
- Vinca minor
- The Mystery Tulip
- Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae
- Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica)
Close to blooming in northern Virginia are:
In central Virginia, I'm counting the wild plants as part of the garden since there really isn't a garden there yet.
- Spring Beauties
- Field Pansies
- Lots of yellow-flowered Brassicas, including Barbarea vulgaris
- And my first cultivated flower in central Virginia: Narcissus, unknown variety
If you're thinking to yourself that a lot of these photos show raindrops on the flowers, you're right!
Thanks, Carol, for hosting the Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day (sheesh, I almost typed Gloom Day).
Labels: in bloom