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Spring Blooms! GBBD, April 2010

April 15, 2010

April Forsythia Collage (photo credit: Jean Potuchek)

Spring has come to Maine, and once again I have outdoor blooms to show for bloom day. Forsythia is the glory of the Maine garden in April.

Blue hyacinth (photo credit: Jean Potuchek) Because we have had such unseasonably warm temperatures, many blooms are well ahead of schedule.


The blue hyacinths are already fading and can barely be said to be in bloom today.

And, overhead, maple and birch trees are already blooming against a blue April sky. Maple blooms (photo credit: Jean Potuchek)
  Birch blooms (photo credit: Jean Potuchek)


Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting Garden Bloggers Bloom Day each month. Visit her blog to see April blooms from many places.

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  1. April 15, 2010 8:28 pm

    Lovely, Jean! We are a bit ahead because of unseasonably warm weather. Happy blooms ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jean permalink*
      April 18, 2010 5:28 pm

      Joey, After several days of cold temperatures and even a little snow, things are seeming a bit more normal here. It will be interesting to see if the garden is still ahead of schedule in mid-May.

  2. April 15, 2010 9:48 pm

    So glad to see that Spring has finally arrived where you are. The Forsythia is lovely!

  3. April 15, 2010 10:36 pm

    I am glad to see your spring has arrived! Beautiful!

  4. April 15, 2010 10:36 pm

    It’s all so pretty and fresh, Jean. Glad winter is over for you…although, my husband said they are having snow in some areas up your way. I hope it passes you by!

  5. April 16, 2010 1:01 am

    Isn’t it great to have the spring flowers. Oddly, enough, where I am, Vancouver Island, my Forsythia and Hyacinths are over but the Maple trees are pretty well at the same stage as yours. It’s interesting watching Spring arrive a different stages all over Blotanical land.

    • Jean permalink*
      April 18, 2010 5:48 pm

      Jan, I think winter’s over! We did get some of that snow, but it didn’t amount to anything an everything still looks pretty and fresh.

      Helen, It has been fun watching spring arrive all over garden blogland — although it made me a bit more impatient for it to arrive here. I would say that the forsythia and hyacinths are pretty much on schedule here, but the trees are about 3 weeks ahead of schedule.

  6. April 16, 2010 5:37 am

    It seems as if almost overnight the grass is green once again and the trees begin to show emerging leaves. The forsythia is just beautiful, and such a welcome sight signaling what’s to come. We are in for some rain over the next few days. I was so enjoying the sunshine, though I believe the plants will be happy. I hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. April 16, 2010 7:05 am

    Hi Jean – we’re having the same kind of weather here in the Toronto area – everything is literally jumping out of the ground. Alas the weather forecast is cold and raining this weekend. Not complaining as it will brings things back on track timewise and we need the rain.

  8. April 16, 2010 7:23 am

    Forsythia is such a beautiful cheery yellow isn’t it, so welcome after winter.

    I am in love with your header photo.

    • Jean permalink*
      April 18, 2010 5:52 pm

      Liisa, Yes, the sun makes us happy and the rain (or even wet snow) makes the plants happy. When I walked around the garden this morning after two days of cold rain and snow, I saw several new plants (hostas, especially) that had poked their noses out. I am struck by how green everything is all of a sudden.

      Heather and Sweet Bay, Thanks for visiting. Heather, I had the same reaction to the cold, wet weekend; it seemed a bit of a relief to get things back to normal. Sweet Bay, Thanks for your kind words about my header photo; you must be a gardener who likes the blue and yellow combination, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. April 16, 2010 12:22 pm

    It is so nice to enjoy the flowering plants in your garden once again ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. April 16, 2010 4:35 pm

    aloha jean,

    i’m so impressed with all the amazing flowers blooming in your garden today, love all the colors and variety especially your beautiful forsythia. thanks for sharing that with us and have a great weekend!

  11. April 16, 2010 4:46 pm

    Wow! You’re not kidding that spring has come to Maine! That forsythia is absoultely glorious.

  12. April 16, 2010 6:26 pm

    Forsythia touches me, heart and soul. Enjoy them for me.


    • Jean permalink*
      April 18, 2010 5:25 pm

      Dorothy, Thanks for visiting my blog. I think their status as the first mass of bright color after months of muted white, grey and brown is what makes forsythia such a spectacular spring presence.

      FlowerLady, I guess Florida is a bit too far south for forsythia. I am enjoying them!

  13. April 16, 2010 8:53 pm

    Nice picks. I hope you enjoy the weather. jim

  14. April 17, 2010 6:32 am

    Jean girl ! It is such wonderful therapy seeing our patches of earth come to life with our gardens let alone those wonderful trees .. how can you not feel hopeful and have a wee it more energy to garden like mad ? LOL
    I always over do it but the satisfaction level is enormous and so worth it .. besides we have a few rain days fore casted here so I can rest up .. after I clean house ? LOL
    Beautiful pictures : )

  15. June 15, 2010 10:36 pm

    It’s nice to see how the other, cooler half lives and gardens! Here, near Houston, in zone 8B, we’re already well into summer.


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