Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day 4/15/2009

Today is actually very dark and rainy so I'm going to cheat and show you the flowers I cut and arranged on 4/12 for Easter dinner. Except for the daffodils these are all still in bloom in the yard today. The bluebells have filled in beautifully this year. They look best when they are massed. I didn't think they would last as cut flowers since they are rather floppy in form to start with but they did very well. They started dropping flower heads this morning so I tossed the arrangements when I got home.

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The last of the daffodils and some sorta species tulips
From TTH200904

Bluebells and serviceberry blossoms for the kitchen table
From TTH200904

Bluebells and pieris blossoms for the dinner table
From TTH200904

Other things blooming in my yard:
Plum tree
Apple tree is in bud
Spicebush is just finishing
Wood poppies are starting

In the Shenandoah Valley the redbuds are in full bloom. The woods edge along the highways looks like someone took a broad paint brush and painted swathes of pinky purple.


  1. Pretty and may I are very generous to cut your Virginia Bluebells for the dinner table! They do look wonderful massed~~Happy GBBD! gail

  2. Looks great! Love the species tulips and the bluebells!

    Happy GBBD

  3. Beautiful bouquets. I never would have thought to use Va. Bluebells in an arrangement (I'm of the same mindset as Gail) but they are lovely!

  4. I really love the look of the bluebells. Early bloomers? Cheers!

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