Garden Bloggers Bloomday - April
Mid April, the weather has been lovely here, warm and sunny for many days. The swallows have returned, and are singing thier chirpy songs in the sky. Songs of swallows means summer to me, and I smile when I hear thier happy music.
Blooming in the garden are tulips, here's a red one nestled in honesty.
My favorite tulip, Mickey Mouse. Such colorful cartoon characters!
Forget-me-nots (myosotis) are in full bloom now, making a beautiful blue bed for the larger flowers.
Some pansies (viola x wittrockiana) in my herb garden.
Stock (malcomia maritima) with its lovely scent.
Lavender (lavandula stoechas) is just starting to open its blooms.
The wallflowers (cheiranthus) are just starting to bloom too, here in front of some daffodils and honesty.
Mickey again, hey Mickey!
Some alyssum, perfumed sweetly.
Honesty (lunaria annua) and a visiting bee.
Honesty and daffodils. The honesty self seeds everywhere, and smells heavenly. I let it grow, it covers up the ugly wall behind it. The flowers are lovely too in the evening, they are so bright white, they seem to shine.
Cerinthe (cerinthe major purpurascrns) self seeded next to my thyme. I like this plant, it looks weirdly alien to me.
Thalia daffodil, only one has come up this year. I hope it will multiply, it has a lovely scent.
Lawn daisies (bellis perennis) amongst the stepping stones.
And a final photo of more Mickey Mousies again. That's all folks!
*edit* I have forgotten to take a pic of a nearby field of dandylions, they looked so sunny. I'll take a pic soon, and add it in a bit.
*later edit, past lunchtime now*
Just noticed my apple tree has buds!
Here's the dandylion field, had to wait for the sun to greet them, they were all still asleep earlier. Now they have woken and spread thier petals in the warming sun.
A lovely plant by the footpath.
"Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night." ~Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters of Rainer Maria Rilk
There are more garden bloggers posting April Flowers, visit May Dreams Gardens and see what flowers are blooming in other parts of the world.