Friday, April 14, 2017

Garden Bloom Day, Mid-April

My garden in the middle of April seems awakened, in white and blue. This winter snow covered the ground for a long time so some flowers sprouted through the last snow in March. Now, in April snow completely  melted, although the soil is not soft, hard in shady spots.
As you can see on my photos, the old leaves are still lying, partly frozen. I hope next weekend I will be able to rake them and to clear the garden.
The first flowers are visible in many places, appearing here and there. Leucojum vernum is the first one popping near the terrace.


Crocuses opened their buds to sun rays beside the gazebo. The first bees appeared very quickly, hungry after long winter. The bees are hard working while crocuses are opened. These white, yellow and purple crocuses with orange center look so pretty on the brown background.



Here is light blue Puschkinia, that always surprises with its appearance. I planted many Puschkinia bulbs in one place, near the porch, but they spread and here they're in the front garden.


And the sunbeams gave them welcome.
As did the morning air
And scattered o'er their simple robes
Rich tints of beauty rare.

Soon a host of lovely flowers
From vales and woodland burst;
But in all that fair procession
The crocuses were first.

by Frances E. W. Harper 
1900

That's all flowers in my garden for now, I'm waiting for primulas, tulips, daffodils...and for warm sunny weather :-)

44 comments:

  1. Gorgeous blooms, Nadezda, and what a lovely poem!

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    1. I liked the poem too, Linda, thank you!

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  2. Nadezda Hello! Crocuses are really beautiful. We grow in the yard also Puschkinia. Flowers not yet open here. At night frost was - 6.9 ° C. Greetings

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    1. I'd liked to see your flowers as well, Anne, because spring is soon coming in your place too.

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  3. Wonderful photos of wonderful flowers!
    Happy Easter! <3

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  4. I can't imagine having snow for so long, we think if it hangs around for a week it is difficult. It's tulips and primaries here.

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    1. You're lucky Sue in your climate, my tulip leaves are above the soil now.

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  5. Simply lovely spring flowers that perk all of us right up. We still have a couple of small patches of snow, but it is almost totally gone. Love your header shot. :-) I spent about three house raking leaves but left a few on the ground to see if the perennials will come through and if the leaves will deter some weeds. I normally rake them all up so it is kind of experiment. I have friends who don't rake at all, but I had way too many. And, it wasn't an easy job because all of ours were wet and some partially frozen. Enjoy your time outside. :-)

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    1. Here some leaves are frozen till now too, Judy. Some nights we had -7 C (25 F),and I couldn't clean yet all the garden. Hope warm days come soon, forecast is after 20th.

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  6. Extremely beautiful flowers you have there Nadezda. Happy Easter.

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  7. I am so pleased to see some flowers in your garden. Spring finally has arrived! Enjoy the colors! they are beautiful. Groetjes,
    Hetty

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    1. Yes, they really are, Hetty. And I do enjoy flowers and sun.

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  8. Están preciosas. Besos y feliz Pascua.

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  9. Bellas flores y bonito poema Nadezda. Las abejas están trabajado mucho por aquí también.
    Feliz Pascua.

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    1. Si, me gusta mirar a las abejas trabajando, Tania.

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  10. Hello Dear Nadezda!
    Beautiful crocuses!
    Happy Easter!

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  11. How I love the little coloured spots on the petals of Leucojum vernum. Although you have perhaps had to wait a long time for the first signs of spring, compared with England, I am a little bit envious because I like to see the very first flowers so much. The daffodils here are nearly at an end, and you are still awaiting that evocative scent. Not so sweet but always to me a scent of new beginnings. Have a happy Easter!

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    1. I love crocuses too, Jenny. Sometimes I shovel the snow and in deep I see their blue buds. It's a magic. The first flowers are dear.

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  12. Such lovely first flowers of spring! I enjoyed the poem. Thank you for sharing it.

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  13. Nice to see the bulbs blooming. I have many of the same throughout the gardens here on the lake - but they are just starting to bloom. You are ahead of me. Jack

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    1. Jack, all depends on the weather in our zones. This day was snowing so my flowers are back under snow:(

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  14. Oh, your spring flowers are so beautiful !!
    Happy Easter !!

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  15. Spring flowers are so beautiful and fresh, love the poem, Happy Easter 🌻

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    1. Thank you, Nezumi, happy Easter to you too!

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  16. ¡Hi! I just have known your blog and I follow u now. I hope u can visit mine and follow me back.
    Kisses ;)

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  17. Wonderful spring blooms, Nadezda! Hope they ar all fine. We had terrible weather this past weekend, very cold in nights and snow showers in days. But its holydays and I wish you a Happy Easter!

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    1. Happy Easter week to you too Tistou.
      Yes, the weather is awful, spring and winter fight every day and night. Hope our plants survive well!

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  18. Spettacolo di bulbi!! Soprattutto i campanellini nella prima immagine! Complimenti!

    Ti auguro una buona settimana!

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    1. I'm so pleased you liked these small vernal flowers, Pontos, thank you!

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  19. Interesting post! Happy Easter! 🐇🐣🐇🐣🐇🐣🐇🐣

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  20. Gorgeous early bulbs, Nadezda!

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  21. Your spring blooms are beautiful Nadezda and I love the Leucojum vernum making its appearance. It looks like spring has sprung in your lovely garden!

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    1. Thank you Lee, yes, spring is here finally :-)

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  22. There is nothing quite like the first blooms of spring--yours are lovely, Nadezda. I think you are the one who first introduced me to Puschkinia, and I thank you for that. I have planted some the last two years, and I just love this flower! Happy Spring!

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    1. I love pushkinia as well Rose. It's a nice little flower one of the first vernal ones. Have a nice weekend!

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