"The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also." --Harriet Ann Jacobs
My soul is revived on this Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. Many plants are blooming early this year, but looking back my pictures look remarkably similar to previous years. Comparing years is what is special about this meme. Thank you, Carol. Take a walk with me and see the miracle that is spring again in my cottage garden.
|The cherry tree is in full bloom today. Snow Fountain Weeping Cherry Prunus x 'Snofozam'
We opened the pond. Robert is making some repairs, and it is looking great. I love miniature trees; I have four varieties around the pond. They look gorgeous in spring. The cherry tree is the first to bloom; next will be the weeping redbud.
|Dwarf weeping redbud Cercis canadensis 'Lavender Twist'
I'm spending a lot of time cleaning up, pruning, and planting as I want my garden to look its best for the photographs for my book. I tire more quickly, and the hot weather (90 degrees F yesterday) makes it more challenging. I am happy more seasonal temperatures are returning this week. I am so grateful for Duane's help with the heavier work.
|There are loads of daffodils still. Bottom right is my favorite 'Tahiti"
|Primrose Primula vulgaris
April 19, is Primrose Day. It is said that the primrose was the favorite flower of Benjamin Disraeli, twice prime minister of England -- Disraeli died on this day in 1881 and Primrose Day was born. I have several of these lovely plants in my English cottage garden. They are just beginning to bloom.
|Dianthus is new to my garden. My daughter gave me this beauty for Easter.
|Fritillary Fritillaria meleagris,
|Marsh marigold Caltha palustris
Marsh marigold is the first plant to bloom in the rain garden.
|Here is the first tulip to bloom each season, Planted by my husband's mother more than 50 years ago.
|Forsythia Forsythia x intermedia behind the fences in the Serenity Garden
| I am so sorry to say goodbye to bloodroot Sanguinaria canadensis.
Bloodroot is one of my favorite spring blooming native plants.
|Brunera 'Jack Frost' has its first forget-me-not type flowers
|Helleborus and Pulmonaria
|Japanese andromeda Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire' in the Woodland Walk
I sprayed the hosta buds with deer deterent and I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
Now I'm going over to Carol's blog to see what is happening around the world on this Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. Won't you join me?
|Creeping Phlox, Phlox subulata
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