Here is just some of what has started blooming now:
The apple tree is covered in blossoms, more than I've seen on it in years. Luckily the bees have had some dry days to come to visit and pollinate.
Columbines are just starting to bloom. These ones face way down and are hard to take pictures of (especially since I was on the phone with my sister while trying to take these).
Saxifraga 'London Pride' which was shared with me by my blogging friend Linda from Gardening by Trial and Error.
My first bloom on a Trillium, does it do more than this? It's seems to be stuck at this stage.
A new Clematis growing in one of my wine barrel containers.
Geums are starting to bloom. I'm waiting for one called 'Double Bloody Mary' to open, sounds yummy right about now.
Polemonium or Jacob's Ladder the grape scented flower.
Weigela 'Minuet' is the first of the Weigelas to bloom in my garden.
A new plant Erysimum 'Apricot Twist' smells really good.
Yesterday at Sweet Pea's track meet the Littlest Gardener and her friend played in this grassy field full of tiny daisies. They were collecting the cut grass and decorated the piles with flowers and pine cones. I loved how they didn't need any toys to have fun. And it was even better since the track meet was 3 hours long, the previous weeks have been cold and cloudy and rainy. Sweet Pea is a 7th grader and running varsity against 8th and 9th graders and doing really well, especially the 400 meters.
This is another thing my husband and I did yesterday, put together a new potting bench. We are trying to decide how to paint or stain this potting bench - any suggestions welcome!
I hope you'll take time to visit Tootsie Time to see what other gardeners have blooming today.All words and photos in this post are property of A Gardener in Progress.