Monday, April 15, 2013

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day...April,2013

It's been a long time, since I've joined in with Carol at
May Dreams Garden
for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.

Things are perking up around here,
but, I still don't have much blooming yet.

The one iris I have has bloomed.  It didn't for two years.
This is the only one that came all the way out.  Three other blooms were
'stuck', inside the leaves.  Not sure what that was about.

The Bougainvillea that has lived on the porch all winter...being covered and uncovered...
has been putting on new growth and blooms for a while.

I trimmed the Salvia greggii way back, a couple months ago, so it will bush out more.
It's beginning to give us some blooms.

The Jerusalem Sage is full of buds.  Some are beginning to open up.
Love these Dr. Seuss type blooms.

I moved this Silver Germander last fall, and trimmed it way back.
It's finally putting on new growth and a few blooms.

This Mealy Blue sage has multiplied, and is putting out some blooms.

It's such a pretty blue.  Not sure what the 'Mealy' part of the name is about.

The Stella d'Oro daylily is budding.
Some say this is an overused daylily.  But, I like the way it keeps on going.
The other daylilies here, are not budding out yet.

And last, but not least....the Ruby Chrystal Grass is blooming.
I thought it was a fall bloomer.  But, all the ones I have are blooming.
And, they made it through the hard freezes we've had.

That's All Folks.

Wish I had more.  But, it will come.
We're having very warm weather today.  But, they're saying we'll have
some cold mornings again, by the end of the week.
I may be covering some things...again.

Be sure to visit Carol at
May Dreams Garden
for more blooms, from around the world.

Happy Gardening...


  1. Amazing how different you are from the progress of plants just below you in the cities. Yet your bougainvillea survived winter in a pot! All coming along nicely - I need to try Jerusalem Sage one of these days.

  2. Such a beautiful iris. I wish I had room for more. So far the deer have not eaten the ones I put outside. So, are they deer proof? Old ruby crystals will bloom in the spring and new ones in the fall. The others may bloom as second time. Your day lily is blooming early but maybe this is an early one. happy Bloom day.

  3. Hi Linda....I just love all your blooms. I love all the different Sages. They do so well in my garden and I buy more every year. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your garden as spring progresses!!

  4. The Jerusalem Sage are hard to beat. Tough little guys! Happy GBBD!

  5. It's beginning to look like spring there. Some of my Ruby Crystals are blooming now along with iris which I am enjoying for their ease. Jerusalem sage looks like a good one for my garden.

  6. The Jerusalem sage is such an interesting plant. There's also a miniature version which is very cute called pygmy Jerusalem sage (Phlomis lanata). It has the same Dr. Seus like qualities, but on a smaller scale. Happy Bloom Day!


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