Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day – April 15, 2021

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Grape Hyacinths on Bloom Day

Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day is finally showing off some of the early spring bloomers. Grape hyacinths are such vigorous plants that I have divided them and moved some to the other side of the garden, and given a couple of clumps to friends. They are amazing plants, with foliage that waits for the flowers all winter long.

Mary Gay Lirette daffodil and scillas

I bought about 100 Mary Gay Lirette daffodils last fall. My intention was to create a river of the same daffodils and Mary Gay Lirette seemed like a good choice because the flower would change  from cream and  yellow to a salmon shade – which is happening. The river of daffs runs in front of my rose bushes. I don’t remember planting the scillas along with the daffs, but I think they make good companions.

Two kinds of small daffodils

Needless to say, I have other daffodils here and there. I have planted a few the past four autumns as we began making our new garden for our new house.

Mystery plant

It seems I always have a mystery plant. This one will provide taller flowers and I think  its name has something to do with lion.  Any ideas?


I have a lot of epimediums, and they are good spreaders. The color  of this variety is unusual and if you get out your magnifying glass you may be able to see that there are buds ready to bloom.  Most of the foliage comes in shades of green.

Double bloodroot

These double bloodroots are just beginning to bloom. I don’t know if I have lost the other clump, or it might just be late. We’ll see.

Fringed bleeding hearts

These lovely fringed bleeding hearts were growing against the house foundation facing  the sun. It is  one  of my earliest bloomers and I love it.  It blooms for a long time.

Maid of Honor hellebore

Last spring, given a nudge by a good friend, I decided to give hellebores a try.  I planted three, and found a weakling hellebore among the fallen leaves. I don’t remember planting that  fourth plant. Looking at my line of four hellebores and some epimediums I decided I needed more hellebores for a neater arrangement. I bought two more, different colors and forms, all lovely. The epimediums have been moved to the back garden.

There are shoots coming up everywhere and  some of those shoots  will bring  us more spring flowers.

I thank Carol over at May Dreams Gardens for giving us Bloom Day and this opportunity  show off and share our gardens. There  is always something new to discover.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Eileen

    I think your mystery plant is called dorenicum – leopards bane. Thanks for sharing your garden!

  2. Pat

    Eileen – Thank you so much! You are correct! I appreciate your letting me know!

  3. Dee

    Hello Pat! New house? I’ve missed something somewhere. I better go look. I loved seeing your spring beauties. Oh my how I have fallen for epimediums and hellebores. I bought six more hellebores this spring. They just came in the mail. Hope your spring is off to a good start. In your garden, it sure looks like it. ~~Dee

  4. Pat

    Dee – I have been thinking of you so much with weather in your part of the world, although I am not sure exactly where you are in Oklahoma. We lived in the little farm town of Heath for 36 years, and then almost 6 years ago moved into the valley, in town. We left 60 acres happily for a quarter acre. I think we are off to a good start – and in the rain I finally found a Beauty of Moscow lilac!

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