More April Garden Photos

Please smell the lilacs while they are in bloom.

An overcast day like today is perfect for enjoying the brilliant spring blooms in the community garden. (I am recovering from surgery so I took my doctor-ordered walk down to the garden to take some photos to capture the spring flowers.) Make sure you smell the lilacs while they are still in bloom. Even the boxwood planter by the garden patio is sporting a festive grape hyacinth.

A grape hyacinth and a boxwood.

Before the grape arbor fills in, a small grape hyacinth in the boxwood planter provides a grape-shaped preview.

Various types of daffodils are in bloom in the borders.
Daffodil

The curled petals of these red and white tulips are particularly striking. Also note that the allium around the garden are coming up.

Red and white tulips with curled petals, with allium in the background.

Red and white tulips with curled petals, with allium in the background.

Even as the later spring flowers start to bud, visitors can still see some of the early spring flowers, such as the hellebores.
Hellebores.

Take time to look for some of the wild violets in bloom around the garden.

Wild violet.

One of the garden’s wild violets.

I was pleasantly surprised by some new blooms in my plot.

Tulips and daffodils.

Tulips and daffodils.

More Ivory Floradale Hybrid Tulips and pink and white pastel tulips came up. The pink and white tulips look like they would taste like strawberries and cream. I regularly resist the urge to eat them.

Ivory Floradale Hybrid and pastel tulips.

Ivory Floradale Hybrid and pastel tulips.

There are also more red tulips with yellow edges.

Red and yellow tulips.

Red and yellow tulips.

These Greenland tulips were a nice surprise. I think they are left over bulbs from a previous spring.

Greenland tulips.

Greenland tulips.

A peach tulip in my plot is also likely a bulb from a previous spring.

Peach tulip.

Peach tulip.

Daffodils are blooming among the Princess Irene tulips, which are deep red with purple flames. I think these are Prosecco daffodils, though the pink-hued Katie Heath daffodils also should be showing up soon.

Prosecco (or possibly Katie Heath) daffodils among the Princess Irene tulips, which are deep red with purple flames.

Prosecco (or possibly Katie Heath) daffodils among the Princess Irene tulips, which are deep red with purple flames.

The Pipit daffodils with bright yellow edges and white centers also are in bloom.

Pipit daffodils with tulips in the background.

Pipit daffodils with tulips in the background.

Lilies of the valley, sent by my mom from her garden, are about to flower.

Lilies of the valley.

Lilies of the valley.

Hosta shoots are emerging. I had dismissed hostas as kind of boring plants, but now that I have the shady side of the box to care for, I’ve embraced the shade-loving plants. (I know there are plenty of hosta enthusiasts out there; I think my attitude stems from growing up with a shady yard and always having an abundance of hostas.) As some flowers prepare to finish for the season, some summer plants are just emerging.

Hosta shoots.

Hosta shoots.

Hosta shoots.

Hosta shoots.

Hosta shoots.

Hosta shoot. I hope this is the giant I transplanted last year.

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