Budding and Blooming

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day this April 15, 2010 brings full blooms and budding promises.

Tiny Sweet White Violets show their faces amongst lawn grass.

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Common violets shine where ever they choose.


Periwinkle and pieris blossom freely.

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Narcissi and dandelions complement in yellow.

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Bluets grace the lawn elsewhere.


Pink dogwood and azalea promise to open soon.

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Blueberries buds tease taste buds.


Common lilacs tease other senses.


Now visit May Dreams Gardens to see what other garden bloggers have blooming in their gardens.  Thanks to Carol for thinking up Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day.  Happy Spring!

12 comments for “Budding and Blooming

  1. April 15, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Oh, I love those white hanging thingies (spoken as a true gardener here…), what are they: pieris? Sounds exotic but looks lovely.

  2. joenesgarden
    April 15, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Ulrike, pieris is an evergreen shrub that blooms in early spring. The tiny flowers are very delicate but have quite an impact as a group.

  3. April 15, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Any ‘lawn’ with that many Bluets in it is a great lawn in my book 🙂

  4. joenesgarden
    April 15, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    I saw your post on bluets, wiseacre. Can’t help but smile whenever I see them.

  5. April 15, 2010 at 5:51 pm


    Happy Bloom Day! I like the color duos, especailly the daffodil and dandelion. I saw a little girl yesterday sitting in a yard covered with dandelions and she was happily picking them. Reminded me of when I used to do that too…back in the good ‘ole days when they weren’t considered weeds to banish from our lawns.

  6. joenesgarden
    April 15, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    In spite of their less than pleasing reputation, Debbie, when you look closely dandelion flowers don’t look half bad. To borrow from Pig Pen, “Kind of makes you want to treat ‘them’ with a little respect.”

  7. April 15, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    I enjoyed seeing your blooms! I share many of the same, except for the blueberries and the lilacs. Lilacs don’t do well this far south, and for some reason the four blueberries I planted failed miserably. Sigh.

  8. joenesgarden
    April 15, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Yes, Deborah, but you have so many other choices that northern gardeners don’t. Though I have to admit that I cannot imagine living where no lilacs bloom.

  9. April 16, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Because of this, I know now that I, too, took a photo of pieris! My favorite wildflower of the yard, though, will always be the violets…

  10. joenesgarden
    April 16, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    It’s hard not to enjoy violets, Barb. They always come up so cheerfully in the most unexpected places.

  11. April 18, 2010 at 12:04 am

    I’m going to have to check my neighbor’s lilacs to see if they’re that close to blooming. I think you’re still a little bit ahead of us.

  12. joenesgarden
    April 18, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    The lilacs in the photo are in lots of sun and the shrub is next to the house – perhaps a nice little microclimate that is a tad warmer than other spots.

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