This is April

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!

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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.

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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.

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Showing lots of growth are the poppies, daylilies and iris. Already I can see areas to thin out.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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view of the garden on April 20, 2020

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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15 Responses

  1. Lorrie

    It’s always fun to see what comes up each year. Getting outside is good these days, for our mental and physical health.

  2. Myrtle

    OMG Linda you are way ahead of us here in Orillia, at least here in our gardens.We ad more snow yesterday and last night and another cold, windy but sunny day so far it is 0c. Have a good day.

  3. Nicola Newington

    We have had beautiful sunny weather lately, even into the low 20s. Our apricot and cherry blossoms are out. Magnolias are in bloom everywhere (seems like later than last year). We have daffodils and forsythia for yellow colour. Last weekend my husband and I drove to Sagebrush Nursery in Oliver for some native/drought-tolerant plants. We bought mock orange, kinnikinnick, pasque flower, pussytoes, saskatoon berry, balsamroot – he did his research before we went and called ahead so all we had to to was pay and load the car when we got there. Sunday was a gardening day!

    • Crafty Gardener

      You are so lucky having lovely weather, it is dreadfully cold and windy here. That sounds like a lovely selection of shrubs and plants. Can’t wait for some nice days to get back outside again.

    • Crafty Gardener

      Thanks for stopping by today Betty and letting me know about My Corner of the World. I’ve popped over and joined in. Have a lovely day.

  4. Michelle -Nature Notes

    I think you may be a bit more green than we are. Snow and cold and now back to rain, but the garden will fill in eventually…Thank you for linking into Nature Notes…Michelle

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