Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Garden bloggers' bloom day April 2014

Note to self: everything that was blooming last year at this time is blooming now.

With our crazy winter, my garden's timing is a little off from last year. My camassia and lewisia were a tiny bit later than last year to bloom.

Camassia leichtlinii 'Blue Danube'

While my Salvia 'Caradonna' May Night is blooming earlier than it did last year.

I have some new introductions, like this Pacific Coast iris.

Iris x pacifica 'The Eyes Have It'
Geranium renardii and Tulipa 'Flair'
Fothergilla 'Jane Platt'

Geranium phaeum 'Darkest of All'

A very happy bloom day to you! Thanks to our host, Carol. To those of you still under snow, why haven't you moved here yet? I'm feeling for you.


  1. They say "timing is everything" but someone forgot to tell Mom Nature. I'll take that Pacific Coast iris whenever it wants to show up.

  2. Hehe, don't tell those folks to move here, it's crowded enough already. Very pretty! Happy GBBD!

  3. Thanks for mentioning camassia in your earlier post! I bought two when I spotted them at Portland Nursery, and the flowers are so pretty!

  4. Oh, I'm so glad! They are such beautiful flowers!

  5. What? You have Pacific Coast Iris already? We have leaves - period. And thanks for reminding me I need a Fothergilla. Yours is beautiful!

  6. Lovely blooms you have there Heather, and that Camassia is my favourite of the lot!

  7. Fothergilla…thanks , I've been admiring one in my neighborhood…didn't now what it was.

  8. Before I did my own Bloom Day post, I would have said that everything was a month ahead here. I was surprised when I looked at last year's post and found that most everything blooming this year was also around last year even with our "unseasonably warm" temperatures in winter and spring. I'm even more surprised to hear that you had a similar discovery despite your difficult winter.

  9. It's so true! I'm always convinced that everything is blooming off schedule when it's all right around the right time.