“April Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
Thanks to Carol of May Dreams Gardens for coming up with GBBD. This is the day (15th of the month) in which we post everything which is blooming in our gardens. This is a great way to keep a record of our garden bloomers. Make sure to check out Carol’s blog to see what is blooming in other gardens.
With our warmer, milder weather, the garden has really taken off, and even I am surprised by how much more is blooming compared to just a month ago. The roses have really started blooming well. All the way from the once blooming Lady Banks to the Knockouts, Iceberg and Mutablis.
I still have a few amaryllis that are still flowering – red, white, orange and one bloom left on Elvas.
The violas and petunias are still holding on, but this will be the last bloom day they will be around until fall. By May, the heat will be too much for them.
With the warmer weather the salvias have started blooming along with many other plants like the tropical hibiscus.
Still hanging on, even though warm temps have started, are the Texas bluebonnets. Also blooming are the pink and white lantanas (but not the yellow yet), Nun’s orchid, coral nymph sage, wine sage, Mexican bush sage, pineapple sage, society garlic, ajuga, hardy, white and red wax begonias, gerber daisies, Mexican heather, blue daze, rosebud azaleas, calla lilies, butterfly weed, firecracker plant, impatiens, red millionbells, byzantine gladiolus, bulbine, yellow old-fashioned canna, Louisiana and walking irises, and the star and angel wing jasamines.
After reviewing everything that is blooming this April, I wonder if there will be any thing left to flower in May.