April is for Awesome Blooms!

Spring is hitting us full force right now in mid April. Flowers are blooming everywhere! The mailbox garden is covered in spring time flowers and in just about every other garden is a spot of color to talk about. This post is plant and garden photo heavy so be prepared!

April Blooms in the Mailbox Garden

We'll start the garden tour with the mailbox garden! It's changed a lot over the years but still has some of the same plants like:
'May Night' salvia

Creeping Phlox with Pansies

'Homestead Purple' Verbena
'Homestead Purple' Verbena is a staple in my garden and is propagated every year to spread around as a filler.

Creeping Phlox, Dianthus, 'May Night' salvia, Verbena in a wider photo shot.

The Front Gardens

More Creeping Phlox

Golden Ragwort

The Corner Shade Garden

'Constellation' Dogwood
It's a sterile hybrid of the Japanese dogwoods (Cornus kousa) and our native Cornus florida.

Japanese maple

Ajuga - Bugle Weed

Solomon's Seal (toward front) and Hellebore (Lenton Rose) in center.

Photos From a Few Other Gardens

Red Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)
This the native honeysuckle!

Snowball Viburnum
Still kinda green!

'Shasta' Viburnum (on left) and Lunaria - Moneyplant toward center next to a hosta.

That's it for today! I didn't take pictures of the strawberries - they deserve their own post!
Stop by Carol's blog for more April blooms.

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