Mid-April, Briefly

I had but a few minutes to enjoy the garden today and notice the many changes, but plan to spend tomorrow finishing up some weeding and planting some recent purchases. The Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine) is coming into bloom in various regions around the yard.

Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine)-2

Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine)-2

Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine)-2

Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine)-2

Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine)-2

Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine)-2

The Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood) near the back corner is blooming unusually well this year.

Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)

Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)

Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)

Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)

Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)

Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)

Irises are beginning to fill the beds.

Irises, Dogwood–Garden View Looking Southwest

Birds scratch around looking for breakfast, scattering the mulch in the recently planted meditation circle. The labyrinth is calling.

Meditation Circle

Meditation Circle

13 thoughts on “Mid-April, Briefly

  1. Cathy

    Your garden is looking wonderful Susie – so green and lush. I love the effect of the white dogwood behind the meditation circle, and how everything seems to be focusing towards the centre of the circle too. 😀

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  2. Christina

    The Cornus are lovely, I wish I could grow them here, but it is too dry for them. It is so exciting seeing everything coming into growth, it lifts my heart; especially this year after the dreadful drought of last summer and the long winter. Christina

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Stepheny. I’m unfortunately way behind this year and garden still has a lot of cleanup left to get it ready. It’s not waiting for me though so I’d better hurry.

      Reply

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