Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - April

 
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April sees some of my favourite plants in full fettle especially pulmonarias -I love those spotty leaves which sparkle both before and after the flowers are done and dusted. Other flowers pictured above include a clematis alpina, narcissus 'Thalia' in the company of some little forget-me-nots, dicentra alba and brunnera 'Looking Glass'. One or two tulips have now opened as well as the first geranium phaeum but it was rather camera shy. Today's predicted warm temperatures may encourage the clematis montana to show her first flowers in the rain. Please click on the collage for the bigger picture :)

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day is hosted by by Carol at
May Dreams Gardens where you can enjoy more beautiful April blooms.

22 comments:

  1. Hi Anna, I love your colorful collage. My pulmonaria looks just like yours! I love the bleeding heart and daffs as well. Happy Spring!!

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  2. Hello Anna .. Your collage is beautiful with all the pretty plants featured .. alas being a Canadian I have a lot of time before I see anything like that yet .. BIG sigh ! LOL
    Joy

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  3. Anna Delightful collage. I to love Pulmanaria but so does Beth our dog and she eats them so they have a struggle to survive these days where once they were over grown. Ah well that's gardening.

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  4. Love the bleeding heart! My mom had a bleeding heart that she moved from house to house for years. I will always remember that plant! Happy Bloom Day!

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  5. I didnt include my Brunnera, Pulmonia and Bleeding Heart as the photos were out of focus!!! Think I should have gone for your approach of the whole plant rather than trying to photo the individual flowers

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  6. What a beautiful collage for Bloom Day Anna! I love your white Dicentra, I added one this spring too. :)

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  7. Anna, I just love the collage. Everyone seems to be doing these and they are stunning! Looks like a happy spring for you so far- and happy GBBD!

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  8. Wow, those are early-flowering clematis! I may be replacing my sad sick armandii so will look into those as possibilities. I just planted a pulmonaria and think I'm going to have to get more, since as you say the foliage is even more interesting than the flowers. Happy Bloom Day!

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  9. Anna, I love your poster/collage. While the technical aspect is great (and I want to do this, too), the plant combinations are lovely! The alpine clematis, the brunnera, heuchera...I can list them all...so will you accept that i think they are grand! gail

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  10. Beautiful! I see many of my favorites there. I love the foliage on the brunnera.

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  11. Beautiful collage. I especially like the shots of the Jack Frost Brunnera, columbine, and the Alumroot with the Pulmonaria. Lovely!

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  12. Do I detect a blue & white theme? All beautiful, but I especially admire the Clematis.

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  13. Lovely montage Anna - I am also like pulmonaria - they are such good value because the flower for so long!
    I must start planting clematis - yours is lovely.
    K

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  14. Hi Anna~~ Your collage captures some real lovelies. I bet your garden is beautiful.

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  15. I have a pink bleedng heart that I love.. but gets quickly too large for its space.. so I have to treat it very mean. I love your alpina, I used to have one in my old garden, there fluffy seed heads are lovely too. My tulips are nearly done now... must plant some later flowering ones for next year. Lovely montage, thenks

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  16. Love the Thalia and I can't believe I forgot to show off my new Dicentra 'alba', especially after seeing yours!

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  17. You have many pretty colors in your garden now. Happy GBBD.

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  18. Thanks for all your comments which are treaured. If I have not already walked round your garden to see your April blooms I will do so this weekend in the spring sunshine. Put the kettle on :)

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  19. I love the collage and I have almost everyone of these plants in my garden too.

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  20. Oh, I love to see the brilliant blossoms - here the trees are just beginning to bulge with leaf buds. Great post!

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  21. Anna, your collage is very beautiful and cheerful! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. A really lovely collage of these cooperative efforts of gardener and nature.

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All your comments are much appreciated and treasured. I wil try to reply to everyone who leaves a comment, but it may take me a few days, especially when I start spending more time in the garden and at the lottie. I know that you will understand :) I am sure that I will also visit your blog if I have not already done so. If you have any specific questions I will either reply to them here or you can email me at : thegreentapestry@gmail.com

Namasté

- Anna.