The hostess of Garden Blogger's bloom Day is Carol, at May Dreams Garden
The 15th of each month we post about blooms in our gardens. Please visit Carol to find out more about what's blooming around the world!
Right now many plants in my garden have plenty of buds, but a few are actually blooming.
The Columbines are so pretty this time of year - they come in lots of different shapes, colours and sizes. These were grown from seeds a year ago:
Only one kind of Tulip is still in bloom - and it's my favourite 'China Town'. A tulipa viridiflora which is so delightful. Behind the Tulips Brunnera macrophylla show their cascades of tiny, blue flowers. The variegated leaves of the Brunnera mix very well with those of the tulip.
(Please scroll down a few posts if you want to see more pictures of China Town.)
Two Geraniums are blooming. The Geranium albanum has beautiful, pink flowers with darker veins:
My Geranium phaeum is grown from seed. It's colour is lilac and not as dark as the original. I like it very much!
The Aubrietias and the Iberis sempervirens cover the ground of the borders in pink and white.
As do the small plants of Erinus alpinus. This tiny plant was sown from seed and it's the first time I see its flowers.
The Caragana arborescens 'pendula' is striking right now. The leaves are light green and the small, yellow flowers cover the small tree.
Next to the Caragana there are som Meconopsis cambrica. I love the nodding, hairy buds and the yellow flower. Very soon its cousin, the Papaver orientale, will open their buds.
A bronze frog is guarding my newest plant: a Jack-in-the-pulpit - Arisaema - which I bought during the weekend from Peter Korn. It has a striped bud and I can't wait to the see whole flower!
Wishing you all a delightful spring! /Katarina