Welcome to the Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day where we celebrate what is making our hearts glad.
I'm linking this to May Dreams Garden where Carol hosts this lovely idea.
There is so much to choose from, after a gradual start in March we are suddenly spoilt in April and don't know where to look first.
I'm starting with these Tulips which have come back from last year. I think they are Sapporo.
This Magnolia stellata is trying to steal the show but there is plenty of competition.
Two auriculas which I bought last year, just coming into flower.
Geum 'Mai Tai'. I adore this.
Hyacinthoides non-scripta. I have inherited white and blue. The white came out a week or two ago but the blue are following along:
An inherited Crab apple. We had a touch of rain last night. Just enough to make the flowers pretty but not really enough to wet the ground.
A bit of a dark picture but here is Corydalis 'Berry Exciting' now with it's contrasting purple flowers.
Euphorbia amygdaloides purpurea, the start of my euphobia collection. I moved this early in the year but it didn't seem to notice. Flanked by two hydrangeas but they may need to go. They are not very pretty ones.
and then in full flower:
These Narcissus 'Hawera' are so delicately pretty. I bought a pack of mixed botanical narcissus bulbs from J Parkers last Autumn. Of course they came in one mixed bag (it was not an expensive purchase). As they have come into flower this spring I've been tying different colours of thread around the stems for each variety so I can move them and collect similar ones together.
They have been a complete joy, each one more lovely than the last and this is the finale...
I've never managed to get a Dicentra to flower until now: