Sunday, 15 April 2012

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - April 2012

Yes, it's that time again, so here we go:

Erythronium White Beauty, blooms just starting to open.

Gold Lace Polyanthus, now giving an amazing display.

Vinca minor, commonly known as the Lesser Periwinkle.

Corydalis lutea, just starting to bloom, which probably explains why half of the flowers are out of focus. Well that's my excuse anyway.

Viola odorata, otherwise known as the lovely Sweet Violet.

Blueberry Elizabeth, yes I'm pleased to report that all the blueberries are either full of buds or flowering. The pruning worked!

Berberis darwinii, a real bee magnet.

Apple blossom, only just opening fortunately, as sharp frosts have been forecast, and it's been so cold today that the bees have all gone home.

Myosotis Sylva, better known as Forget-Me-Not. These are seedlings from plants bought two years ago.

And this is the white form of Myosotis Sylva.

Paeony-flowered Tulips, planted last autumn.

Dicentra spectabilis, also known as Bleeding Heart. This is the first Dicentra that I ever grew.

And this is a white form, Dicentra aurora.

Not to mention Dicentra King Of Hearts.

Pansy Matrix, flowering for the first time this spring.

And finally Primula Rosebud, producing its second flush of flowers this year.

The Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. Why not pop over and view what's blooming in gardens all over the world today.


  1. Twój ogród jest w pełnym wiosennym rozkwicie. Kwiaty ślicznie wyglądają. Ja jeszcze muszę poczekać u siebie na takie widoki. Pozdrawiam.
    Your garden is in full spring bloom. Flowers look pretty. I still have to wait at home for such views. Yours.

  2. Lovely blooms! That picture of the polyanthus is just amazing! What an adorable plant! Happy GBBD!

  3. Just bleeding hearts are just emerging as our the violets are also up...your first picture looks a lot like our native trout lilies although they are yellow. Happy Bloom Day...

  4. Very pretty blooms! Happy GBBD!

    I don't have much blooming so I'm just enjoying all the other bloom posts this time.

  5. Hi Crystal, what a lovely spring garden! I especially liked your Berberis darwinii, I have been thinking of getting myself a berberis this year. Also liked your Dicentras, I bought one as a root a couple of months ago, it has just started to grow, it will get dark red flowers, can't wait to see that! Primula Rosebud is very sweet too :-)

  6. these are gorgeous, loooove #2!

  7. I'll be adding forget-me-nots. Lovely blooms. I don't know why I love dainty blooms but I find them breathtaking.

  8. Oh Dicentra. Oh how I miss the UK and the pretty things that grow there. The garden is looking amazing

  9. Lots of lovely flowers blooming in your garden Crystal. I love Forget-me-nots and have since a child. I have lots in my garden but do have to keep them in order a little, they can be a bit unruly ;-)

    I should think the Berberis looks magnificent judging by your photo, as you say great for the bees!

  10. Marvellous Spring blooms. I love the white Erythronium and the bleeding heart is so architectural.

  11. So much going love love Gold Laced Polys...such special flowers x