Ornamental and edible gardening adventures.

April 4: What's blooming and growing

In 2021, I am sharing weekly updates of what is growing and blooming in my garden.
 




The Gold Shoulder daffodils, planted in 2014 and still going strong.




'Night Coaster' Hellebore.



Yellow crocuses along the front garden. The fallen leaves from last autumn look extra crunchy.



Tete-a-Tete daffodils glow in the front garden.



The last of the winter aconite in bloom in the front garden.




'Peppermint Ice' hellebore.



Daffodils and glory of the snow along the driveway.



For the last two years I have been working on this spot out back. I plant more glory of the snow each fall and keep expanding the garden beds. About three years ago, this was a spot where I had a raised bed, a cold frame and a pop up greenhouse (the cheap kind). The greenhouse met its end when a winter storm dropped a tree limb on top of it, the cold frame began to rot after being in the ground for 7+ years, and the raised bed was blocking the path of the shed. So I removed everything and began to rehabilitate the area and the soil. It's getting there!

What else is happening this week in the garden:

  • The white forsythia (Abeliophyllum distichum) is blooming in the back garden, and the yellow is blooming out front. But the yellow is lacking in blooms this year.
  • The plum trees are beginning to show flower buds. 
  • Tulip and grape hyacinth leaves are emerging from the soil.
  • The elderberries are putting out new growth.


I garden in Zone 6b. The average cold weather minimum temperature for my growing region is -5 to 0 degrees Fahrenheit (-20.6 to -17.8 degrees Celsius).




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