Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, it is most assuredly spring and every day something new is blooming.
When I went out to take pictures for bloom day, I almost missed the pretty little blue flowers of False Forget-me-not, Brunnera macrophylla. The plants are hidden from view, but I caught a glimpse of them when a knelt down to take a picture of a nearby Hellebore, Hellebores sp. probably Helleborus orientalis.
Of course, I also have daffodils in bloom here, there, and everywhere.
Flanking the gate to the veg garden, I planted two honeyberries last spring. Or two springs ago? Regardless, they are full of blooms even though they are still small shrubs.
|Lonicera caerulea var. kamtschatica|
In one of the few shady areas of the garden some Fairy Wings are in bloom.
Most people know these as Epimedium sp., but when I found out a common name for them is Fairy Wings, well, of course, that's what I call them. The garden fairies insisted.
Other blooms? Oh yes, violets, star flowers, glory-of-the-snow, serviceberries, tulips, and the Star Magnolia are all putting on a good showing right now.
And Virginia Bluebells!
What's blooming in your garden in mid-April? Join in for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day and show us.
It's easy to participate. Just post on your own blog about what is blooming in your garden and then come back here and leave a link to your bloom day post in the Mr. Linky widget below, then leave a comment to tell us what you have waiting for us to see.
All are invited!
And remember the inspiration for bloom day, "We can have flowers nearly every month of the year." ~ Elizabeth Lawrence