Saturday, April 15, 2017

Mothers Day (for Giraffes and Garden Bloggers Bloom Day) April 2017 #AtoZChallenge

A day to remember, as April the Giraffe is giving birth even as I publish this post!

On the 15th of each month, gardeners from all over the world gather at an Indiana blog, May Dream Gardens, to participate in a meme called Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.

Spring has come to my zone 5b garden near Binghamton, New York.

It has come with bloodroot.
It has come with my earliest daffodils.
Pansies smile in a basket I made up.
The vinca appeared yesterday.

My Lenten Rose is upright and blooming.

Indoors, my African Violet that has been blooming the last two Bloom Days is on its way out, but another one opened its first flower yesterday.

One of my two orchids in bloom.  This was a Valentine's Day gift.

And the other, which needs to be repotted so its blooms are sparse.  This was a Mothers Day 2015 gift.
April 9

Alas, the crocuses are gone, but I couldn't resist showing you a clump from earlier this week.

By tomorrow, my hyacinths should be in bloom.  You can never have too many flowers.

Remember to visit Carol at May Dream Gardens after you leave my blog, and check out flowers from all over the world.

And now - push, April, push!

Traveling through time and space on Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.

19 comments:

  1. Wow. My vinca is just now popping out of the ground. And it's raining her again so I am not taking pictures of anything, lol.

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    1. We got your rain this afternoon, Denise. I hope sunnier weather is on its way to you.

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  2. Great flowers. I'm watching the live stream of April too

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    1. I think, with the baby, the feed is more fascinating than ever. I'm blogging about April one last time tomorrow - I think.

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  3. From England we have joined in with GBBD. It has been great to see the differences around the world. We are in peak spring bulb season so there is no shortage of blooms right now.

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    1. We had a cold front come through this afternoon but spring can not be stopped now. Thank you for stopping by, Steve.

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  4. See, I told you spring would come! Your blooms are lovely. I do like the Lenten rose and your African violets always make me drool and wish that I could grow them. Unfortunately, I have plant-eating cats which would make it a challenge. Happy Bloom Day!

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    1. Yes, Dorothy, you were right. We just had a cold front come through. It was in the 80's today. Tomorrow it is back to the 50's. Alas.

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  5. Glad Mum and Baby are safe and doing well.

    You indeed can't have too many flowers. Yours are gorgeous!

    Nilanjana
    Madly-in-Verse

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    1. Thank you, Nilanjana, and thank you for visiting.

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  6. It is hard to believe it was so cold and miserable a month ago. I get offended when it snows in March! You have so much blooming! Here in zone 6b Mass we have very little coming up....Your flowers are beautiful. I'm looking forward to seeing how your garden grows this season. Happy Gardening

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    1. Thank you for the follow. I appreciate it greatly!

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  7. Isn't that wonderful about April and her little boy.
    Coffee is on

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    1. I am suffering from cute overload, watching them. I am going to be so sad when they turn the cam off. Please don't!

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  8. Lovely flowers.Pansies are my favourite.Thy look so pretty with butterfly wings on them!

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    1. I love pansies, both with faces and without. I wish they would last the entire summer. And some have a nice fragrance. They are also edible, although I don't eat them.

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  9. Very pretty flowers. And April did give birth in April.

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    1. Not only did April give birth in April, but it was on the 15. And it was her 4th calf. I'm sure the numerologists are busy doing their analyses.

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  10. Beautiful flowers! I wish I had a green thumb but, alas, I don't. My hubby does and has told me not to touch the plants:) My great grandmother's favourite flower is the pansy

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