I also realized that since it's the 15th of the month and a Friday that I can join in with both Garden Bloggers Bloom Day and Fertilizer Friday. The garden is still behind by quite a bit, but I'm beginning to notice a lot of deciduous shrubs and trees starting to get their leaves. The weather has still been very cool and wet, but at least there have been some sun breaks here and there and the flowers seem to appreciate it.
When the sun is out all of the tulips open up wide, on the cooler days they close back up. These are the Greigii tulips I found at the grocery store last year. They have stayed short but their bright color makes up for their lack of height.
The only daffodil that came back from the year before, all the rest just had foliage.
Old-fashioned Bleeding Hearts (Dicentra spectabilis) even closer to blooming.
The entry garden has tulips, hellebores and muscari blooming. The Jacob's Ladder has taken off growing and has flowerbuds. There are Bleeding Hearts coming up everywhere. This bed had a Japanese Maple in the center of it that died last summer. Once it dries out some I plan to do a lot of rearranging since many of the plants toward the front won't have the shade from the tree anymore.
In the shed garden hellebores, daffodils, primroses, tulips and Flowering Currant 'King Edward VII'.
To see what else is blooming today visit Carol of May Dreams Gardens for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day or Tootsie Time for Fertilizer Friday.All words and photos in this post are property of A Gardener in Progress.