April 15, 2009

Spring Flower Galore - Surprise! Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day April'09

Who is picking flowers in my garden without me? Sherlock Holmes is needed to resolve that mistery of lonely Hellebore flowers on the concrete pavement.......

Luckily rest of them are intact and in place.... Do you think cats can do it? Probably not.... still wondering....

We have had long winter this year - lasted untill end of March. Then one day everything has changed. Flowers appeared very fast. While crocuses are already gone long time ago, there is a lot of new ones coming...


Erica darleyensis Kramer's Rote - all my other ericas are gone after this winter. No! There is one more, that happily survived this awfully long winter. It is Diane Hornibrook (attention --> it likes neutral soil) planted last autumn.

Forsythia - bigger than last year in April.

Crown imperial - Fritillaria imperialis.

Chionodoxa (Glory-of-the-snow)

Omphalodes. Flowers look alike, but --> this is not Forget-me-not.


My favourite pansies - do not flower naturally in my garden so early - I bought them in full bloom.



Primula - primrose.

Primula denticulata, commonly known as Drumstick primrose or the Himalayan Primrose.


Primula hortensis - primrose.

Pulmonaria - the scientific name comes from Latin pulmo (the lung). The spotted leaves of Pulmonaria officinalis were used to treat pulmonary infections. The common name in other languages refers to lungs, as in English "lungwort" and German "Lungenkraut". In some East European languages, the common name comes from honey, i.e. Polish "miodunka".

Pulsatilla -pasque flower, prairie crocus, wind flower, Easter Flower or meadow anemone.


Tulipa kaufmanniana Giuseppe Verdi - the earliest flowering tulips.
Viola odorata - Sweet Violet, English Violet, Common Violet, or Garden Violet.
And for the end I saved Mrs Great Expectation - just about-sonn-very soon to bloom Magnolia.
Does Mag-nolia come from 'magnificent'?
This post is part of the tradition started by Carol of May Dreams Gardens. Every 15th of the month, garden bloggers all of the world are posting pictures of the blooms in their gardens. So if you visit May Dreams Gardens, you can check what is going on current month in the gardens all over the globe. Anyone can participate. Just make a post and drop the link under GBBD post at Carol's blog.

Recommended further reading The Flower Gardener's Bible: A Complete Guide to Colorful Blooms All Season Long; 10th Anniversary Edition with a new foreword by Suzy Bales


vicki archer said...

Your garden must be just wonderful now and even more so in a couple of weeks Ewa - thank you for the gorgeous photographs, xv.

Lori Skoog said...

The shots of these spring flowers are fabulous. Thanks for posting.

Kylee Baumle said...

Ewa, beautiful flower photos, as usual! What a collection of Primulas you have!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

A beautiful bouquet of blooms Ewa. I wonder if a rabbit could have torn off your helebore bloom?? I blame rabbits for doing this to my tulips. Occasionally I find a tulip bloom snapped off.

Gail said...

Ewa, Everything is beautiful today! Spring is lovely in your garden and welcome after a long winter. Have a great day today! gail

Katie Elzer-Peters said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous! I can't choose a favorite! Happy Bloom Day!

Cathy S. said...

Beautiful! Beautiful!

Commonweeder said...

What beautiful photos. The only thing we have in common so far is the Chionodoxa.

Tessa at Blunders with shoots, blossoms 'n roots said...

All gorgeous! Looks like your spring is well under way! Happy GBBD to you.

Karen said...

Hm, mystery hellebore thief - hope it's not a child, since those are toxic! Maybe a love-besotted raccoon, who hoped to woo a mate but then dropped the flower when he heard you coming out your door? Lovely blooms, my chionodoxa is done for the year but the hyacinths are still going gangbusters. Happy GBBD!

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I blame the squirrels for the beheaded Hellebore. (Of course I blame them for everything.) You have so many gorgeous blue & purple flowers this month, but the most stunning is that wonderful pink Erica. Just lovely.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

You have so many beautiful flowers. We have quite a few of the same things blooming. It's so neat to see what's blooming around the world, and how similar it can be too!

sweetbay said...

Beautiful pictures! It looks like spring has definitely arrived in your part of the world.

Happy GBBD!

Anne Marie said...

just an amazing amount of photography....simply grand!

chuck b. said...

Well, the hellebore was quite photogenic sitting there on the pavement!

Your forsythia is truly magnificent, intermingling with and bursting forth from the surrounding plants like that!

Cindy Garber Iverson said...

The colors in this post are intoxicating!!!!!!


Kathryn/plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com said...

Yay! Ewa, I'm so happy to see you with so many choices now to look at! And I had a special place in my heart for your blue pansies, because I remember when they were keeping you going! (I remember that special tweet!) Enjoy, dear!

joey said...

Stunning photos of your prolific April garden, Ewa!

Green thumb said...

Your spring blooms are lovely!! Your garden now is a medley of vibrant colours.
Thanks for sharing

nanci said...

Beautiful! I love comparing what is blooming in my garden with yours- alas, mine is quite a bit behind, but we are having our first actual warm day today! Enjoy your spring blooms!

queenie said...

wow!!! all that in one small garden?! That's amazing.

Rose said...

Beautiful photos, Ewa! You may have had a long winter, but it looks as though spring has come on quickly in your garden. I love all your flowers, but I especially like one of the latter shots with the blue and pink blooms together--looks like a meadow of wildflowers.

Victoria Cummings said...

Wow Ewa- Hard to believe that so many flowers are blooming now when only a short time ago, your garden was covered with snow! How wonderful - and how beautiful!

Rosemarie said...

You have such an abundance growing. And that's so interesting about the origins of Pulmonaria - I love words!

MNGarden said...

It is a treat to see all the things blooming.

Maggie said...

I haven't been by for a while Ewa; but I seem to have picked a great time to drop by. You have some amazing pictures of your beautiful garden. Thanks so much for sharing them with all of us!

Bren Haas said...

These are wonderful flower photos - true art of the garden. I Love the dogwood flower on the pathway. IT is a great composition.

I found you on Twitter. Come visit my garden in zone 5b.

Happy Spring!

philippine flowers said...

Well, I was really surprise by this post. I love those flowers! Wish I can also have them on my garden. Thanks for sharing.


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