The April garden has been tricky this year. One day sun, one day snow. The spring flowers don’t know what to make of all this.
It’s not unusual to have snow in April. This is Northeast Ohio. In fact, my husband and I were married in April, and it rained and snowed on our wedding day.
But to have such consistently cold temperatures is unusual.
So, when the sun occasionally peeks out, I rush for my boots and gloves, and get out there with a rake and pruners.
The daffodils waited to bloom, and still are being stung by repeated snowfall. I share their “droopy-headed” resignation.
Purples and Blues
Grape hyacinth growth has begun, too. It’s not a favorite spring bulb, mostly because the leaves are so prevalent and scraggly in the border. But, we are a bit starved for color.
The primrose petals have taken a beating, but their color remains vibrant.
My little lantern glasshouse has been a great shelter for starting some bare-root plants I found at the local discount store.
Bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis) has sent up shoots.
Honeysuckle “Hawkeye” (Lonicera tatarica) provided a “sneak peek” bloom inside the protection of the glasshouse lantern.
Deer Friends, Again
It’s as if someone rang the dinner bell. I look up and see this friend right outside the dining room window, waiting to eat.
I see some sun cutting through the cloud bank, so off I go! Enjoy your weekend, and check out The Propagator for more garden views from around the world.
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Excellent work there with the staking. Been putting out plant supports myself this weekend.
You are good about staking nice and early! The last few years I have been making a bit of a mess of it, but have determined to do better this year. Will i? June will tell!
I like that sweet honeysuckle too. And muscari have an interesting flower when you look closely….I have a lot of them and the leaves are just beginning to appear.
These honeysuckle flowers are very nice compared to mine ( I’ve got 2 lonicera japonica ). You gave me another good idea to have one more, thanks !
I just planted two Mountain Laurels and a pomagranete tree in my backyard! Fingers crossed!
Thanks, hey, it’s never too late to start!
Beautiful garden. I wish I had a green thumb.