Now that Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day for April is past, some of my flowers, like these woodland violets, have decided to really bloom.
And having been to every Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day post that is out there, I can emphatically say that many gardeners have flowers really blooming right now.
I really did try to visit every bloom day post and leave a comment. If you posted for bloom day, and I didn't leave a comment on your blog post, please let me know. I either goofed up leaving the comment (highly probable), or I inadvertently skipped a comment.
Also, there won't be a separately posted link list to all the bloom day posts like last month. MSS at Zanthan Gardens left a comment that convinced me not to do it. She said that she likes to use the comments so she can see the bloom day posts "in context". It didn't take much to convince me to abandon the link list idea because there were well over 100 bloggers who posted about their blooms on the 15th. Thanks, MSS, and thank you to everyone who joined us this month. Yes, we'll do it again on May 15th.
If, by chance, you were waiting for a link list before you went around to visit the other bloom day posts, you can still find them all by going to the comments on my bloom day post and following the trail to each blog.
Buried in those bloom day comments, by the way, is a comment from The Garden Monkey letting me know that I've been nominated for a Fork'n Monkey award for "Most Interesting Self-Portrait". Someone nominated me for it because they think I have a "far fetched gardening outfit" in my blogger profile picture. I don't know if it is far fetched, but it is fetching, don't you think?
To vote, as near as I can tell, you just go to the post and leave a comment on my behalf before May 16th.
And while you are in a voting mood, don't forget that voting is underway for the Mouse and Trowel awards. You can go to that site and vote until May 13th.
In other news here at May Dreams Gardens, the tulips are finally starting to bloom.
Here are some tulips in the front that I like.
And here are some tulips in the back that I don't like.
Too red, too double, too something. I have no recollection of planting these. I must have been in a gardening induced trance or I got some mis-labeled tulips. Or maybe the garden fairies, led by Thorn Goblinfly, planted them?
Most of the time, if I plant out a bed of tulips like I did in front, I pull them out when they are done blooming and plant something else there for the summer. But when I plant clumps of tulips here and there, like I apparently did with these double-red tulips, I leave them alone and if they come up the next year, great, more tulips.
But I don't really want to see these tulips again next year, so I think I'm going to pull them up when they are done and compost them. Wouldn't you?