Thursday, April 15, 2010
April Garden Delights
This is the time of year I visually feast on the blossoms of my 12 little fruit trees (soon to be 14 or more, if I have any say in it). Such as these apple blossoms on our espalier apple tree:
I so love this little tree - it bears a lot of fruit for its size, and looks so beautiful to me.
The espalier asian pear is fully in bloom also:
The Lapin cherry is loaded with blossoms this year:
There are many other delights in the garden also, such as this narcissus which is planted below my Rainier cherry tree:
I have 3 different colours of periwinkle; this one is the standard "periwinkle" color, but with variegated leaves:
I have a pink and a yellow flowering epimedium. These are delightful little plants, which must be enjoyed from close range:
My Cornus canadensis took a number of years to really establish itself, but this year it is looking really good:
I forgot the name of this flower, but it has delightful dark leaves, and such a cheery yellow flower (the green leaves are from my climbing hydrangea, which not only climbs the wall, but has climbed across the bed also):
This Galium odoratum (sweet woodruff) is not exciting, but is a delicate contrast to the rock behind:
Finally, my Gunnera manicata was trying to push its way to freedom from underneath the rotten Winter protection of last year's foliage....
....so I set it free, to the horror of a million pillbugs which scurried away once exposed to the light:
All the best to everyone in their gardens this month! For more Garden Blogger Blooms Day posts, be sure to visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens.