Today Carol at May Dreams Gardens invites everyone to post about what is blooming in their particular part of the world. Visit her to see a list of posts that allows you to tour the world and see what is in bloom in April 2009!
The very first Berries and Cream of the year has bloomed just in time for Bloom Day. This rose becomes less 'Berry' and more 'Cream' as the weather heats up.
The white Banksia roses are in full bloom on the back garden arch and also on the back fence.
The Comet Pink chrysanthemums I cut back severely have bounced back this year.
Climbing Rose Cecile Brunner is very sweet and is, after a couple of years, beginning to fill in this area of the fence nicely.
Yellow columbine was a big step for me...I used to keep yellow as a winter flower color but avoided it during the rest of the year. I liked the way it brightened up our dreary winters but thought it was too bright for me otherwise. This soft yellow columbine has changed my opinion and I am slowly mixing in some other soft yellows.
The borage in the garden has begun to bloom and we enjoyed a bit of it in our Easter salad.
The Meyer lemon is blooming and I'm hoping for another crop of lemons next winter. My tree is in a pot so has stayed fairly small but we usually get a nice amount of fruit.
Several scented geraniums have begun blooming, including this sweet one under the plum tree.
Cranesbill Biokova is one of my favorite filler plants. It spreads easily and makes great passalong gifts. It fills in quickly and stays nice looking in all areas except those that get hot afternoon summer sun.
The more or less complete list of bloomers for April is:
Climbing Rosa Berries and Cream
Climbing Rosa Cecile Brunner
Rosa Flower Girl
Spanish Lavender Wings of Night
Abutilon Pink Parasol
Lavandula pinnata buchii
Scented geranium Citrosa
Scented geranium Rosa
Salvia May Night
Salvia Dancing Dolls
Comet Pink marguerite
Anisodontea Elegant Lady
A. Hibiscus Bits
A. Very Cranberry
Rosemary Tuscan Blue
Nepeta Walker's Low
Dwarf Carnation Evermore
Felicia amelloides~2 varieties
Heuchera Lillian's Pink