Friday, April 15, 2011

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day 4.15.2011

Mid April finds a few more flowers blooming in my Colorado garden, although it's the greening of the landscape that is most evident right now! Here are a few bloomers to share with you:

These little species tulips bloom happily in the buffalo grass of my prairie garden
Don't forget to look inside your tulips!

I can't really capture the perfect blue of this hyacinth - nor the exquisite fragrance

Daffodils are pure sunshine!

'Cameo' quince buds ready to burst

Serviceberry 'Autumn Brilliance' is pretty brilliant in the spring as well!
Don't forget to visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens to find links to other gardens from around the world that are sharing their colorful blooms today too!


Robert Webber said...

Delish pics!
Good point about looking inside flowers. That one's quite scary!

Jocelyn H. Chilvers said...

Yo, Robert, thanks for taking the time to comment during your busy spring rush! Yes, those tulip interiors can be amazingly beautiful in their symmetry, or kind of creepy - like this one is - when things get wonky. It's always a surprise!

Desert Dweller said...

Your bulbs flowering through the buffalograss is so nice. And I never knew why flowering quince was not use in Denver (or elsewhere on the great plains) like azaleas are used in places like Alabama and Georgia!

Jocelyn H. Chilvers said...

David, I agree that quince are underused! They flower more reliably than forsythia and come in a range of colors from deep red to apricot (like mine) to white. They're tough as nails and quite drought tolerant, once established. They are my go-to plant for a dense, flowering screen or hedge. Yea, quince!

Les said...

When I travelled to Denver, I was always amazed at what would and would not grow there. I would assume that bulbs would be a good choice, being able to go dormant for the summer.

Jocelyn H. Chilvers said...

Yes, Denver is a sweet location for gardening. We are on the edge of several different biomes and can absorb plants from many regions. Many bulbs - tulips in particular - are native to the high, dry regions of Persia and do extremely well here.