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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:

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.

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).


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Blogger Kate wrote...

Epimediums ... because of my low zone, I keep my fingers crossed that my epimedium will come back. They are some of my favourite flowers - I love their foliage too. One of these days, I'll have to write about them.

I imagine the redbuds are looking wonderful, as everything else must be ... my garden is just starting to awaken.

6:57 PM, April 15, 2007  
Blogger Annie in Austin wrote...

If you accept Hortus Third, Entangled, it's spelled 'siberica'.

Lunaria! I'd forgotten about Lunaria, and never grew a variegated one. The Ipheon are so pretty. I wonder if they'd grow in Austin?

You have two gardens to keep track of - good luck with the weather!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

8:16 PM, April 15, 2007  
Blogger Carol wrote...

And thanks for participating in Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. You have a lot going on in Virginia right now! Like Annie, I was intriqued by the variegated Lunaria. I have some seeds from the "regular" Lunaria from my aunt, but haven't planted them yet.

9:20 PM, April 15, 2007  
Blogger Green thumb wrote...

Dear Entangled,thanks for visiting India garden.
Loved all your blooms,especially the red Tulip and the Bluebells.

5:23 AM, April 16, 2007  
Blogger Gotta Garden wrote...

Two gardens! I will look forward to hearing more about that! And, Charlottesville, such a lovely area!

I must must must have some Rolf Fiedler! Lol!

Enjoying your blog very much!

9:06 AM, April 16, 2007  
Blogger Blackswamp_Girl wrote...

Sassafras is cute! I like the Rolf F. Ipheion and the mystery tulip as well. I can't wait until your coral honeysuckle blooms (I hope you post pictures!) because I love those flowers. I can't wait to get one of those myself. :)

4:55 PM, April 16, 2007  
Blogger Entangled wrote...

Kate: Epimediums are some of the best plants I've found for my dry shady woods in northern Virginia. The flowers are interesting, but it always seems to me that their season is too short. Maybe I need more...

Annie: Thanks for the Hortus Third lookup. I had always spelled it siberica, but then I started seeing it everywhere spelled with an "i". Hortus Third was far, far beyond my budget when it first came out, but lately I've seen copies on eBay for around $40. I think the Ipheion can take some summer heat - I've read elsewhere of folks having trouble growing it in colder zones.

Carol: Thanks again for hosting the GBBD. I'm really enjoying it. If you want any seeds of the variegated Lunaria, just let me know - there will be zillions in a few weeks.

Green Thumb: And thank you for coming to visit. I'm still marveling at your dianthus.

Gotta Garden: The central Virginia "garden" really isn't one yet. We just bought our retirement house there last fall (but we're not quite retired yet), and gardening there so far has been limited to planting a few shrubs and bulbs. I hope to get a tiny vegetable plot going soon, and I'll be moving some of my northern Virginia garden plants here over time.

Blackswamp Girl: The coral honeysuckle should be blooming any minute now. It's actually threatening to strangle the little sassafras tree, but I like the way it twined through the tree so I left it. Maybe some judicious pruning. I'm planning to root some cuttings - I should have some to share if they take.

7:12 AM, April 17, 2007  
Blogger Tracey wrote...

Hi Entangled,

Fun site - really love seeing what you are doing up in No. Va.

I visit Milmont Greenhouses in Stuarts Draft for my heirloom tomato plants. Here are details:

4:40 PM, April 18, 2007  
Blogger Entangled wrote...

Thanks Tracey - the current plan is to plant the tomatoes at our place in central Virginia, if I ever get around to digging up a vegetable patch there. I'm not plugged into the local gardening scene there yet, so I welcome any tips about good places to shop (or anything else for that matter).

6:47 PM, April 18, 2007  

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