Tuesday, April 14, 2015

GBBD in April


           It's mid-April, Garden Blog Bloom Day, how quickly time runs! In winter I was waiting for spring to be warm and to appear first flowers. And that time is now. I confess that when I was going to my garden I was not even hoping to see spring flowers, because night temperature sometimes drops to +1C (30F).
What a pleasure a vernal garden! Crocuses blue, white, yellow. They make their way through the old autumn dead leaves, they are not afraid of the cold and rain.



Crocus open their buds only when the sun shines, and if the clouds cover the sun at once crocuses close their buds. But I think we can forgive their whim - they're first spring flowers.





















White hyacinths have appeared too they are not yet opened. Soon the scent of flowering hyacinths will fill the garden.
I went around the house and on the east side I've seen nice Leucojum vernum (snowflakes) and the emerging shoots of tulips. Last year, snowflakes grew right out of the snow, now the snow has very early melted and snowflake bells are everywhere among dead leaves.
 




Near the fence black currant bushes grow. I was surprised to see big buds on their branches. At once I have thought that after a week I have to spray all the bushes from pests. 
Last autumn I cut rose stems and now I see they wintered well: the first sprouts have appeared.


My list to do is: to spray black currant and rose bushes, to rake and clean, picking up old leaves into compost. On the windowsills my flower and vegetable seedlings are growing. I have a lot to do.


What is your list to do, readers?









36 comments:

  1. Hello Nadezda girl !
    You have so much going on in your garden it is amazing ! .. crocus always are so cheerful and sometimes pop up so unexpectedly as we think we have to wait patiently a little longer ? LOL
    I will have to wait a wee bit longer .. but ? I got out yesterday ... it went up to 24 degrees which was shocking .. today after it had rained last night, I wish I could have gotten more of the garden cleaned up but I am happy : ) .. sore muscles but HAPPY : )
    Great post for GBBD !!
    Thanks for stopping by !
    Take care
    Joy

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    1. Oh, Joy, how I understand you. The weather has many surprises. We had very warm weekend but it's heavy raining the second day. I'm not sure all these tender flowers could resist rain and wind.
      +24 C is good temperature for April, think your garden will bloom nicely.

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  2. Looks very nice at your garden!!

    Here in westcoast of Norway spring came too soon..Even the Strawberries blades are popping up from the earth..

    Wish you a great week Nadezdna❤

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  3. So nice spring has arrived in your garden. You have a lovely collection of crocus Nadezda and......a lot of garden work to do, like me.....

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    1. Yes, it does, Janneke. We were waiting for a spring , it came, this work is a pleasure, isn't it?

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  4. Какие красивые крокусы! А вот мои почему-то не распускаются... Я даже подозреваю, что они в этом году цвести не будут, а жаль. А вот гиацинты уже отцветают, зато пока ещё радуют мускари. Какой же у них насыщенный синий цвет - залюбуешься!

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    1. Рада что вам нравятся крокусы, Лана. Спасибо, что заглянули в мой блог!

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  5. Isn't it great to see the first flowers of spring open?

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    1. Yes, it is, Sue. The long awaited season came.

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  6. I love spring flowers ! Nadezda your garden looks wonderful !
    Greetings

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  7. Lovely to see your crocuses has arrived Nadezda, they are so cheerful and a good sign of spring! Over here in London all the crocuses and hyacinths are gone a long time ago, but I still have a few late daffodils left. Today it was 24 degrees in my garden, very nice :-)

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    1. Oh, what a weather in your place Helene!
      I can imagine your blooming garden.

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  8. Your crocuses look very beautiful, Nadezda! And such a big hyacinth! You are already ahead of us!
    I plan to sow some new perennials soon. Some giant hyssops and salvias. I love those late summer bloomers. Got a hold on some seeds and it is time to sow them now.

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    1. Thank you Tistou you reminded me to sow perennials, I intended to sow them in the greenhouse.
      I will do as well

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  9. Yay, the crocuses are the first happy sign of spring! Your to-do list seems very much like mine, time to clean up!

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    1. You're right Rosemary it's time to work in our gardens.

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  10. I love those little crocuses. Here, it's not cold enough for us to grow them in the spring time. But we do have snowdrops (which I see you call snowflakes). It must be such a delight to watch the spring flowers coming up.

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    1. Sure, it it, Juliet. I thought that snowdrops and snowflakes are a bit different. My snowflakes have yellow spots on the petals.

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  11. Your garden looks so preety with those beautiful crocus Nadezda!
    I hope you had a great time on Easter!!
    Dimi...

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  12. Fabulous spring flowers showing for you....happy flowers to finally be showing up. I have cleaning the garden, moving plants, planting things, edging, containers...just planted early veggies in the raised beds....lots to do finally!

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    1. Oh, how much work, Donna. Here I can't plant veggies outside because the soil is still frozen.

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  13. Welcome Nadezda
    Your garden looks marvelously. Crocuses and other spring flowers are very beautiful.
    Greetings:)*

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  14. Beautiful images of the crocuses! The blooms of spring may be small, but such a welcome sight at the end of winter. My to-do list is too long right now to write it all here:)

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    1. Your list is long, oh! Do not do all at once. This work isn't too easy, I know I usually want to do more and more and soon get tired.

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  15. Your crocus are just lovely. My to-do list is long as I am sure it is for most serious gardeners. I am trying to stay focused on specific tasks. It is easy to get distracted when there is so much to do. Pruning kept me busy today. I have been removing old, diseased and crossing branches.

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    1. Your work is very important for trees and bushes, Jennifer. I have pruned apple tree and berry bushes a week ago. It's hard work.

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  16. Oh, your flowers are so beautiful and your photos of them excellent! I love the pale yellow crocuses; they look very special.
    Thank you for adding my blog to you blogroll! I have added yours to my list. It will be a pleasure to see the thumbnail photo of your blog, since your photos are always wonderful. :)
    Have a great week ahead!

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    1. Yes, Sara I will read your posts, and I like your photos as well.

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  17. Hi Nadezda
    World of cactus is beautiful.
    I hope that you blossomed in another, beautiful flowers.
    Greetings from Polish.
    Lucia

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  18. Nadezda,
    I boast that I have a lot of visits from your beautiful country.
    I regret that I have no comments in Russian.
    From the visits I am very satisfied.
    Greetings:) *

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    1. That's no problem, Lucja. I can write my comments in Russian on your blog:))

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