Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day April 2009

I wish I could show you a plethora of wonderful spring flowers, but they don't seem to like the cold. Even the Johnny-Jump-Ups that I had last month are not blooming right now. I do have some really beautiful moss.

Some year my daffodil will bloom.

The only thing blooming right now is my hellebore. It finally opened opened up on April 10th.

Will I have anything for next bloom day? I can only hope. If you wish to join GBBD go visit Carol of May Dream Gardens.


  1. The best things are worth the wait, right? I really hoped that my delphinium would be blooming for today, but it isn't. Boo. Take heart, spring is coming!

  2. Yes they are all worth waiting for. I found some surprises yesterday when I investigated my garden. I should have a post up in the next day or so.

  3. Ha! Love your moss! About half my daffs have opened, I know just what you mean!

  4. Hi Daphne, your flowers will be blooming while we are inside with the AC on to keep us cool! But not yet, on both counts. God bless the hellebores! :-)

  5. Hold on, Daphne! Warmer weather is coming! That Hellebore is beautiful! I've been wanting to get those- but if I move, it would be just one more plant that I'd want to take with us!

  6. That is a beautiful Helebore. I planted some for the first time this spring in my own garden. Soon you will have things popping up all over your garden. :)

  7. Ah well, the moss is beautiful. Spring makes you wait up there doesn't it? But it will be glorious when it gets there!

  8. Sometimes the flowers tease us with their buds, and then we better keep checking, because all of a sudden, the blooms are open! This spring is testing the patience of lots of gardeners! I like your hellebore.

  9. Well, there's a reason she called it May Dreams Gardens! Because all you super cold-weather folks really have to wait until May for things to get fully underway. Sorry about all the wacky weather extending into spring. I hope your daffodil blooms before next fall!

  10. Katie, wow a delphinium. I could only imagine one here at this time of year.

    Keewee, oh can't wait to see what they are.

    our friend Ben, At least I have neighbors who have daffodils that have bloomed. I saw a gorgeous row of them at one of the garden centers near us.

    Frances, yes there is a reason I live up north. I fade in the heat. So I'll be happy come July and August.

    Tessa, yup tomorrow it will hit 70 for the first time this year. I can't wait. I can open all the windows for the first time.

    perennialgardener, last year I didn't even know what a hellebore was. It was a gift for my birthday. It sat on my counter for a while until I read the tag. It was hardy in my zone so plopped it into the ground.

    sweet bay, yes I have to wait quite a while. I'm only zone 6, but with the ocean influence we tend to be cold in the spring. Plus my ground slopes to the north so it takes longer to warm up.

    Sue thanks. Yes this hellebore tried my patience. It was in bud for over a month before it deigned to open.

    Karen, lol yup I'm dreaming of May and it is just around the corner.

  11. I know what it's like, I live in Chicago and all I've got are daffodils blooming!