Bloom Day – April 2008

Front-yard scilla (by RPOPtream)

Last year at this time, I thought my first Bloom Day post of 2008 would be in March. Little did I know that our long winter meant that even my April offering would be paltry. Above are some of the scilla and chionodoxa in the front yard. The white crocuses that came up earlier have disappeared.

What’s blooming? Along with the scilla are the Rijnveld’s Early Sensation daffodils (which bloomed last year in late March)….

First daffodils of the year (by RPOPtream)

…and some lovely volunteer purple crocus…

Volunteer crocuses (by RPOPtream)

…and that’s about it! But there are signs of flowers to come:

Hyacinth bud (by RPOPtream)


Celandine poppy emerging through the mulch (by RPOPtream)

the irrepressible celandine poppies,

Budding amelanchier (by RPOPtream)

and the amelanchier, not to mention the forsythia and magnolia. Most of these will bloom and fade before the next Bloom Day (barring a cold spell that I sincerely hope doesn’t happen), so stay tuned!


6 responses to this post.

  1. very nice! im very jealous!


  2. You have lots to look forward to in the next few months!


  3. Here’s hoping after all this waiting for our late spring that a frost doesn’t ruin it for us.

    Thanks for joining in for bloom day!


  4. Posted by lakechicagoshores on April 17, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Shhh, Carol, don’t even mention late frosts (or early hailstorms or incipient droughts)! Chicago can be so frustrating this time of year – it can stay in the 50s here until June due to winds off of Lake Michigan. I would love a warm spell instead, even if it means a shorter season of spring blossoms.


  5. I too had my daffodils blooming in March and now they are all in bloom at once.


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