Monday, April 15, 2013

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day April 2013-Give Spring Credit for Trying

Welcome, flower lovers from all over the world, to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. Hosted on the 15th of each month, GBBD (as we fondly call it) is a chance for flower gardeners and flower lovers from all over the world to show off what is growing inside - or outside, for those where it is still too cold - their houses or wherever they live.  As usual, this meme is brought to us by May Dreams Gardens.

Please be sure to visit May Dreams Gardens and other participants in GBBD.

In the Binghamton area of upstate New York, spring is trying.  It is really trying.  It gets warm and then it gets cold.  It gets warm and then it gets cold.  Over the last several days it got cold. Now spring will try again, starting today.

And the good news is:  we have flowers outside!  At last!
The Lenten Rose bush we planted two years ago has finally bloomed.  And the one we bought in the late fall as a blooming plant is coming back - who knows, with luck it will bloom again next year.

Too bad the flowers face down, because this is what they look like.
One of our primroses has started to bloom.
In our back yard, bloodroot flowers are just opening up.  We got this plant from a native plant nursery in Ithaca, New York called The Plantsmen. 
The crocuses are finishing up, but many are still out, along with the first of the daffodils. (This picture was taken several days ago.)  Meanwhile, I am hoping our first daffodil will be blooming by tomorrow.  Forsythias are almost ready to bloom in the next day or two, too.

What's blooming for you today?


  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you! It's so good to see that spring is TRYING to get here!

  2. Oh my, what a treat to pore over these gorgeous photos. Thanks Alana! Here in Nebraska we have just a few daffodils up, but other buds are swelling.

  3. Another round of snow is blooming here! There are buds on the trees, but the flowers are on hold. Nice photos!

  4. I have to get myself a hellebore. If they bloom in Binghamton, surely they'll bloom in NE Pennsylvania! Nice primrose, too. I bought myself a couple last week, but then the weather got chilly again, and I did not get them in the ground yet!

  5. No sign of bloodroot here, yet. Only the tiny early crocuses are blooming, and they just started. The bigger Dutch crocuses are scarcely up. It is colder here than where you are, I guess.

  6. That Lenten Rose is really sweet. All your spring blossoms are lovely.

  7. I love Lenten roses. Ours in Zone 7a have been blooming since January, and it's so nice to have them when everything else is gone.

  8. The Lenten roses are lovely. Ours in Zone 7a have been blooming since January. It's nice to have them when everything else is gone.

  9. Jeg kom bare lige forbi.
    Dejlige billeder af de smukke blomster.
    Ha´ en god dag.

  10. Beautiful photos of what is blooming in your garden! And yes the Hellebores are a bit shy not showing their faces. Thanks for stopping by at my blog!

  11. About a month ago when we went to the Bulloch House to see the quilt show I saw some Lenten roses, forsythia, primroses, etc., blooming there already. Here my azaleas bushes are in full bloom as well as the dogwood trees and tulips. We have an abundance of pollen – our cars are all yellow.


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