Most of the gardens are still asleep during the month of April, but the Muscari/Grape Hyacinth always put on a great show!
Borage and Calendula put in an early appearance this year.
And my personal favorite - Narcissus Poeticus greeted us that morning with her nodding blooms on elegant stems.
Red flowering Currant and Forget-me-not brighten the shady corners of the garden.
And the roses are gearing up for the first blooms to come in just a few short weeks.
By May we are ready to plant some veggies. Seedlings find their way to the garden thanks to Karen, via her greenhouse.
Sugar Peas are sprouting, and there is much digging and planting in the sunshine.
You don't have to go far to find the first flowers of May blooming. Pink Columbine, Purple Bachelor's Button's and Lupine join the first rose blooming - our Harison's Yellow.
Just last week we had to thin the radishes - but didn't let the sweet tangy morsels go to waste as we each too a sample. There are more seedlings to plant too.
The mid-spring blooms make a colorful display - purple and pink and blues blend with the hues of the roses beginning their annual show.
Leaning in close to the pink Rosa Centifolia, the fragrance is sweet and citrusy. The lovely yellow tones of the Harison's Yellow seem to shout that it's finally spring in the garden!
Prolific bloomer Old Cardinal has blooms of shades from dark red to pinks, with that green button eye.
Columbine and Calendula bloom around the garden. We love the lacy stalks of the pink blooms gently swaying in the breeze.
The season is just beginning ... I will check in with you again soon.