Flower Garden Update – Week One – April 2018

I’ve always wanted to make weekly updates, but I’ll admit, I always forget about them and fail to keep up with progress. Now that I’m actively trying to get into a better blogging routine, I’ll hopefully be able to maintain a better schedule. Let’s see what’s going on in the garden this week, shall we?

Things in the garden are way behind. Seriously, behind. The weather has simply not been the best. It’s been cold and we’ve been getting tons of rain and snow. Nine inches of snow in March, actually. That’s definitely something that doesn’t normally happen here. We won’t mention the mud, either. THE MUD. EVERYTHING IS MUDDY.

Okay! Enough complaining! Let’s take a look at all of the beautiful “spring things” out in the yard –

These cute-looking bright pink anemone coronaria are the variety called, ‘Sylphide’. I’m always amazed by how bright and vibrant anemone flowers are, especially considering how they begin blooming while the weather is still fairly cold outside.

I’m not quite sure that you can see it, but the canterbury bells seedling above has a bud forming in the middle of the rosette! I’ve never successfully grown canterbury bells before, so the possibility of blooms makes me extremely excited!

These are ‘Apricot Impression’ tulips. I absolutely love the color of these blooms. I even saw the bees checking them out (and collecting pollen) today! I didn’t plant many bulbs last year, so more than likely I won’t be picking any for cut flowers – rather just enjoying them as ornamental landscaping out in the yard. 

I think the color of the ‘Mr. Fokker’ anemones goes so beautifully with the ‘Apricot Impression’. I know the contrast is crazy – but I really like the combination. Maybe next year I’ll be able to plant a flower bed with lots and lots of these two flowers. What do you think? Love it or leave it?

Look at this mess! I swear it’s not as bad as it looks. These winter sowing containers are filled with healthy, green seedlings for the cut flower garden AND the vegetable garden. I just wish that the weather would clear up a little bit so that I could plant some things into the yard!

Look at these snapdragons! It hasn’t been long since I showed the snapdragons in the winter sowing update – but these things are growing like crazy! These are, by far, one of the healthiest groups of snapdragon seedlings that I’ve ever grown. Maybe this is the season that I’ll finally be successful!

4 thoughts on “Flower Garden Update – Week One – April 2018

  1. Thank you for sharing your colorful and productive spring garden. The photos of the flowers were so gorgeous. They help to make up for the grey days and brown stubble we are still enjoying. 😊

    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comments! It’s still cold and grey here, too. I’m starting to think that I need the sunshine as much as the plants do.

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