Entering April

The garden is on the move. Greener from above with dots of color emerging. I am supposed to be setting up for a yard sale that starts in a few minutes, but first here are a few scenes from the garden this week. Happy Saturday!

Candytuft, Grape Hyacinth and Dianthus

Candytuft, Grape Hyacinth and Dianthus

Muscari (Grape Hyacinth)

Iris ‘Crimson King’

Iris ‘Crimson King’

Iris ‘Crimson King’

Garden View On Rainy Morning Mid-week

Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine)

Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine)

Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)

 

23 thoughts on “Entering April

  1. Annette

    Your garden is definitely on the move, lovely. It’s snowing here and very cold, I hope we won’t have too much damage. Enjoy your weekend, Susie

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thank you Annette. I hope your snow turns quickly into more spring-like weather that will be gentler on your plants. We’ve had a few below-freezing nights which the garden has been able to shrug off.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Yes, the garden has a strong pull! I don’t often show the long view of the garden as it mostly seems so empty, but it should fill out.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      They’re wonderful little treasures. Mine never seem to spread but I’m going to just try to remember to keep planting more anyway.

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      1. tonytomeo

        I suspect that modern cultivars, particularly the extensively bred sort, are less invasive than the formerly common and unbred species, or may not be invasive at all. Some may have been bred to be less invasive. Some may be less invasive merely incidentally as a result of their breeding. (Extensively bred cultivars are innately less vigorous than their simpler ancestors.)

  2. Cathy

    It’s always interesting to see the wider view of people’s gardens, Susie. How did your yard sale go (or wasn’t it yours?)?

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      The overhead garden view is one of my favorites but it looks fairly insignificant in photos. good for documentation though and “transparency.” The neighborhood had a community yard sale and it was fun. Beautiful morning for it, people were so friendly and I was able to move enough items that it seemed worthwhile.

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      1. Cathy

        No views like that from our windows, which is why I was so thrilled to have the aerial views. Good to hear you have been able to have a bit of a clear out!

  3. Cathy

    And galopping towards May! It does looks so pretty from above. Your grape hyacinths are a lovely shade of blue. And the dogwood flowers are gorgeous. 😃 Hope the sale went well!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Cathy, it does feel like the garden gallops at this time of year, doesn’t it? Hard to believe we’re in April already. I’m not much of a yard sale person but it turned out to be enjoyable. We had a beautiful day.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Glad to share the photos Judy. You’ve had a taste of early spring from your stay at the beach but I would imagine seeing your own garden awaken is an incomparable thrill. Soon for you, I hope.

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  4. Frogend_dweller

    You’ve got some beautiful points of colour already in your plot (I love that Aquilegia canadensis in particular). It all looks so verdant, even in the overhead view, and ready to burst into exuberance.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Allison. The aquilegia has seeded itself all around the garden now and for the most part I’m happy with it as it’s evergreen year-round.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Spring has been lovely, although not without some surprising back and forth with freezing nights. The yard sale was rather fun. We had a beautiful day, people were friendly and I was able to recycle a few things to new homes.

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