Sweet Pennsylvania Spring: GBBD, April 2013
Spring has finally arrived in my southern Pennsylvania garden, and it is sweet. April is one month of the year that I would much rather be in Gettysburg than in Maine (where there may still be patches of snow in my garden).
Spring was very slow arriving in Gettysburg this year as we had unseasonably cold weather in March and the first week in April. And then, about a week ago, the temperature shot up into the 80s (F) and plants put on a sudden spurt of growth and bloom.
Lots of greenery has appeared in the front flower bed, and the Pulmonaria has begun to bloom.
|In the back garden, daffodils and hyacinths have burst into bloom in the small circle by the patio.|
And the back flower bed is putting on its April display of yellows and blues.
|In the stone circle, blue hyacinths bloom with tete-a-tete daffodils,|
|… and the white bleeding heart is showing its first flowers.|
|In a few days, the forsythia have gone from new blooms to fading blooms and new leaves.|
The sweetness of April in my Pennsylvania garden is enhanced by borrowed blooms,
|like these forsythia along a neighbor’s back property line,|
|… and the charming Muscari (grape hyacinths) that someone planted around the mailboxes.|
Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day is hosted on the 15th of every month by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. Visit her blog to see what’s in bloom this month in gardens around the world.