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April Blooms

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More spring bulbs are up and now the flowering cherry trees are in full swing too. A few of their branches dress the birdbaths and grace our table. "Gudoshnik" tulips in our front yard will be popping this week and the single and double-flowering Kerria shrubs provide a bright splash of yellow amid all the new green spring growth. A whole day ahead of me to spend in the garden, my idea of nirvana.

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  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Hunt New Smyrna Beach, FL
    on Apr 21, 2013

    Supposedly we can grow Leucojum aestivum, the summer cousin of spring snowflake, in Florida, but somehow I think it just wouldn't look right here, and certainly not as at home as yours does.

  • Barb Rosen
    Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
    on Apr 21, 2013

    @Douglas Hunt , I saw that there were also "Summer Snowflakes" when I researched these bulbs. They are very graceful with their sweet, nodding heads. I suppose your Florida landscape is more tropical and I can see your point that they might look out of place.

  • Barb Rosen
    Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
    on Apr 21, 2013

    @Terri J Added a few more shots from the yard today!

  • Kerria japonica is one of those shrubs that hasn't really been popular but should be. I used to have one in a previous garden and was always thrilled to see the yellow blooms. And the winter interest with it's greeny/yellow wood is amazing.

  • Barb Rosen
    Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
    on Apr 22, 2013

    You are so right, @Heather Benton ! Kerria is an underused, but gorgeous shrub and one of my most favorite spring bloomers!

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