I don’t think I have ever had this Bloom before on my blog. Several forsythia bushes were here when we bought they house : they are so old and entrenched that we have never been able even to contemplate the work it would take to pull them out. They rarely bloom, but they sure do grow. But this year! Not spectacular, but a regular profusion. A milder winter? Global climate change? I have no idea why, but the blossoms are very welcome.
There are lots of daffodils in bloom right now. I must have at least eight varieties in various shades of yellow and white, but I will let this one stand in for all the rest. I think it is Ice Wings and it is the most unusual of my collection. If it is Ice Wings it is a tazetta. The daffodils grow in the lawn and you can see the hawkweeds budding up.
I love the yellow primroses that has been blooming in this weedy spot under the trees near our blueberry patch for probably 20 years, ever since I stuck the pot that I bought at the supermarket in the ground.
We planted this sour cherry tree years ago. I love cherry pie. But we never get the berries, the birds do.
Last year for the first time the cotoneaster bloomed. Or at least I noticed it for the first time. The blossoms are quite quince-like.
Three blooms in one photo. Muscari or grape hyacinths growing in the lawn, as well as dandelions, of course, and if you look very carefully in the top left corner, a yellow daffodil.
We’ve been planting our windbreak and saw the first clump of bluets just starting to bloom. These must be a wildflower, surely.
The vibrunams growing in our woods where they can get a few rays of sun have started blooming. Can I call this plant a wildflower, too? They seem to grow wild in the local woods.
There are other plants blooming, white and purple violets in the lawn as well as ground ivy, johnny jump-ups, sweet violets (not the lawn kind)- and the lilacs have fat buds, but no bloom yet.
Thank you Carol for inventing this wonderful way for us all to keep a good bloom record of our gardens, and for making it possible to visit the blooms in gardens across the country. Click here to visit Bloom Day at May Dreams Gardens.