April Bloom Day: Daffodils & Hyacinths

For those of you wondering what “Bloom Day” is, there’s a garden blogger who writes at May Dreams Gardens, who hosts a monthly roundup called Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day. On the 15th of every month, anyone who wishes can link up their blog and show off what they have blooming in their yard and garden right then. I have done it for years on my other blog, and would like to get back into the habit with this one. If nothing else, it’s nice to look back and compare from year to year. However, since I am 5 days late this month, I’m not planning to actually link up. Next month!

Get ready for picture overload!

Without further adieu, here’s what I’ve got blooming in my garden right now:

Front Flowerbeds

Front flowerbeds, on the right.

Front flowerbeds, on the right.

I am finding I especially love the white daffodils with pink cups. They mini yellows are pretty darn cheerful, though!

I am finding I especially love the white daffodils with pink cups. They mini yellows are pretty darn cheerful, though!

Front side of the front beds, hyacinths, tulips coming, columbine that came back!

Front side of the front beds, hyacinths, tulips coming, columbine that came back!

Far front corner.

Far front corner.

This little cutie is a checkered fritillary, under the plum tree out front.

This little cutie is a checkered fritillary, under the plum tree out front.

Side Yard: Oval Bed

Oval bed—a few daffodils, with plenty of tulips, alliums, and perennial bachelor’s buttons coming.

Oval bed—a few daffodils, with plenty of tulips, alliums, and perennial bachelor’s buttons coming.

I love all the different daffodils in this picture! This is the oval bed in the side yard.

I love all the different daffodils in this picture! This is the oval bed in the side yard.

Front Porch Beds and East Side


Hello to the pansies!—(and the weeds. Sigh)

Hello to the pansies!—(and the weeds. Sigh)

A few hydrangeas, plus tulips and more pansies!

A few hydrangeas, plus tulips and more pansies!

Almost blooming—east side tulips!

Almost blooming—east side tulips!

Yay! These lilies are coming back!

Yay! These lilies are coming back!

Back Corner Bed

Look at the bushy yarrow in front! Woohoo!

Look at the bushy yarrow in front! Woohoo!

Tulips growing in the back corner bed, with way too much grass!

Tulips growing in the back corner bed, with way too much grass!

Back Yard

These daffodils are the ones I planted last fall; a mix of doubles. They are along the fenced side of the garden.

These daffodils are the ones I planted last fall; a mix of doubles. They are along the fenced side of the garden.

Lovely mix of hyacinths behind the greenhouse. Next year I need to add some other colors!

Lovely mix of hyacinths behind the greenhouse. Next year I need to add some other colors!

My crate tulips are coming up! I’m going to move them into the greenhouse this week, now that we’ve got the one side rolled up, so that I can take off the wire without fear of DEER.

My crate tulips are coming up! I’m going to move them into the greenhouse this week, now that we’ve got the one side rolled up, so that I can take off the wire without fear of DEER.

These are around the base of the peach tree. Can’t wait to see them fully open!

These are around the base of the peach tree. Can’t wait to see them fully open!

One last patch of daffodils in back. I didn’t think these would come back this year, so this is a pleasant surprise!

One last patch of daffodils in back. I didn’t think these would come back this year, so this is a pleasant surprise!

Phew! Did you make it all the way through? I did warn you!

What’s blooming in your neck of the woods right now?