April has been a mixture of rain, wind and cold days. There was just the odd day that gave you the feeling that spring weather was there, but it only lasted a few hours. Just a tease!
The garden continues to grow despite the weather. The daffodils are blooming but the crocus have finished now. The promise of tulips is beginning to show.
One plant I have been diligently looking for is the trillium. Last year this clump got moved from the shady north facing garden to the new back tree garden. And I finally found them poking through the ground and saying I was glad the transplant had worked. You just never know.
Showing lots of growth are the poppies, daylilies and iris. Already I can see areas to thin out.
The tall shoots of the lovage look very promising for this tall plant that covers in an old chain link fence. This plant grows very quickly and will soon be up to the top of the composter that it is beside. Those composters are on the list to be moved this year.
The Egyptian walking onions are one of the first plants to show when the snow fades away. They are a very hardy plant and so much fun to watch grow. Every year I save a lot of the little topset onions to take to various Seedy Saturdays. If you haven’t grown them you really need to find a source for the little bulbs and you will be fascinated to watch them grow.
Peonies, bleeding hearts, and Lady’s mantle are popping through in shades of greens and reds.
Other plants spotted are coral bells, sorrel, hostas, and even the clematis are showing some little green shoots. Check out my gardener side plant list to see how these plants grow.
I try to get outside as much as possible, even though the weather doesn’t seem to want me too. I hope that everyone is enjoying some outside time during this time of self isolation during the covid19 crisis. Remember that there are better days to come … as the garden is showing us.
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