Sunday, April 25, 2010

Moving Along

The last week of April is here. Looking back on the blog at last April, everything looks to have returned to a normal schedule. The same things blooming last year at this time are blooming now. The weathers did return to a more normal cool after that mini heat wave.

I'm left wondering if, uh, gardeners might be a bit hyper sensitive to the proper flow of things. At the least I deserve a pass until I have been in this new zone for a full decade.

The Fothergilla is now in full bloom. The spring flowers and fall color are this shrubs best features.

Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis, goes all textural leaf after the brief bloom period.

I think this is my favorite deciduous azalea and it has a lot to do with its location. The backdrop really makes it stand out.

Yikes! This azalea scares me. There are several red leaved barberries right next to it, but that isn't near enough to tone this thing down a notch.

White Spanish Bluebells, Hyacinthoides hispanica. They are just beginning.

The end of April is the time of Dogwoods. I need to try and remember that.

All the rotations are on schedule, as it should be.


Gail said...

It's beautiful on your mountain Christopher! The fothergilla and azaleas grow so happily in acid soil...It's a shame when folks in Nashville try to grow them. But, we're gardeners and ever hopeful! gail

Siria said...

Hi Christopher! It is amazing that April is almost over ~ Spring is in full bloom and it is gorgeous at Outside Clyde. That pink azalea is something else! Soon it will be time to plant your roadside vegetable garden.

Lola said...

Gorgeous, even the shocker. It sure pops where it is. Nice for the hostas to be in front like that. A nice contrast.
Yes, Spring is here for all to enjoy.
How's Dad?

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I also think that we get all excited seeing things blooming in other peoples gardens and then think it is time for ours to be doing the same thing even if we are in different zones. Your mountain is looking quite beautiful now. I love azaleas. I can't grow them well.

Becky said...

I've never thought an azalea could be too pink. It's when they are planted next to those weird apricot ones that I go on overload. I envy you your dogwood. It's too darned cold for them here, but they certainty are beautiful!