Tangled Branches: Cultivated
happenings in and around my zone 6b gardens in northern Virginia and in central Virginia
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day
...It isn't raining rain, you know
It's raining violets...
...And where you see clouds upon the hills
You soon will see crowds of daffodils...
Welcome to the April Showers edition of Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day here at Tangled Branches North. I took advantage of a break in the rain yesterday to snap a few pictures.
Epimediums are looking especially nice right now, leavening the daffodils with their frothy look. Daffodils are very good this year. The earliest ones have faded, but coming on now are the tazetta and jonquilla hybrids with their beautiful scents. I cut some for a bouquet and the whole kitchen smells of jonquills (and Moroccan chicken soup).
The list of blooms for Tangled Branches North beginning with the photos above, top to bottom:
Old reliable non-spreading violet
Epimedium 'Neosulphureum' (presumed, lost label)
Narcissus (another lost label)
and the rest:
Narcissus: 'Salome', 'Yellow Cheerfulness', 'Kedron', and others
Muscari 'Valerie Finnis'
Anemone nemorosa 'Vestal'
Anemone apennina var. alba
Epimediums: E. pubigerum, and E. 'Milky Way (these are guesses due to lost labels)
Epimedium 'Purple Prince'
Viburnum x burkwoodii
Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae
Veronica 'Georgia Blue'
Lunaria annua (variegated leaf)
Scilla siberica (fading)
Puschkinia sp. (fading)
Acer palmatum 'Glowing Embers'
I think that's it; may have missed a few while dodging raindrops. Blooms are running a bit behind last year's schedule. Previous April Bloom Day posts are below.
2006 pictures (pre-dates Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, but here for comparison)
my first blog post, 23 April 2003
I imagine there are many, many flowers to be seen as spring unfolds across the Northern Hemisphere. Check out May Dreams Gardens to see what else is in bloom today.
Labels: in bloom