Sweet April showers
Do spring May flowers
At last, all the snow melted. I was so tired of seeing the white stuff coming down each time I looked through the window ...
|April 1st Snowfall
Last weekend, H.H. and I went to our first garden center this year. We attended a seminar, 'How to Open the Fishpond,' at Albanese Garden and Pond Specialists. After the workshop I went into the greenhouse. I didn't buy anything, but couldn't resist taking pictures of FLOWERS and GREEN STUFF. It's been a long winter.
|The Greenhouse at Albanese.
|Helleborus 'Ivory Prince'
Other hellebores are still in bud. I am sorry I don't know the names of them ...
|More Hellebore Buds.
I am disappointed that I have no daffodil flowers, yet, as they were blooming in our church garden on Sunday. Although only a couple of miles away, our house is at a higher altitude, and the weather is often harsher here. My forsythia shrub is very late to flower and so are the scilla (grape hyacinths).
On our way home from church, we spotted skunk cabbage in the creek. We listened for the sound of peepers, but didn't hear them on Sunday. Today, for the first time we heard them at the pond on our road. In this part of America, the tiny frogs, spring peepers, are like the cuckoo in England -- a sign of spring that we are excited to hear!
Last year I planted several chartreuse colored heuchera in the shade garden. I chose them because the leaves brighten the dark, shady area. Today, I was happy to see how healthy they look.
|Strawberry Frageria 'All star'
In spite of the rain and the cold temperatures, I put a spring wreath on the front door and a spring 'welcome' slate next to it. (I have wreaths and slates to mark each season.)
Our weather man tells us there is warmer weather on the way. I feel the spring season has finally begun. I hope you are experiencing lovely weather and beautiful flowers in your garden - if not now, but very soon!
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