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April Fool’s Day and the Flowers Are Joining the Fun

purple crocus

Purple crocus

It’s April Fool’s Day and the bulbs and flowers think it is time to join the fun. These purple crocuses have been blooming for a couple of weeks. Even the six inch snowfall didn’t daunt them. They came to bloom in the sun, and were still blooming when the snow melted. They needed a god drink.

Snow drop

Snow drop

This single snowdrop got tired of waiting like the rest of her indolent family. I could almost hear her shout “I am ready to bloom, slowpokes!”  They other snowdrop will soon join her.

Tiny daffodils

Tiny daffodils

I’ve never been able to decide whether these are diminutive daffodils or if they are just stunted because the soil is bad. Behind them you see foliage of the fringed bleeding hearts. They do bloom early in the spring, but not yet. Then they will bloom for months. They like this spot in front of the house foundation and southern sun.

Japanese primroses

Japanese primroses

These Japanese primroses are not blooming quite yet, but they are enjoying the good swim. Unfortunately the photo does not make it clear that they are growing in standing water, and it will be swampy all spring. The beautiful tall flowers are a gift from a friend who had them growing in her swampy garden.

At first I thought there were the violets that often come up in a lawn. But then I remembered. I planted these scillas.  I might have to move them. As this part of the garden takes a new shape, they might not stand our footsteps. I think  they are April Fools – teasing me.

Daylily shoots

Daylily shoots

I have quite a few daylilies, and some of them are  shooting up bigger than this. Plant foliage on the right is the beginnings of the black eyed susan. And a couple of weeds.

Yes spring is here and slowly beginning of show off. Garden raking continues and new shoots are showing up everywhere.  Happy April Fools Day.  Only a fool would stay indoors today – so I am off and back to the garden.

 

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