Photos from each day of the month of April.
Little Ladybug in the Yews. I was trimming hedges today and the Taxus was loaded with Lady Beetles.
The ‘Bloodgood’ Japanese Maple has fully leafed out.
April 27, 3 pm, 43°, Sun and dropped to 29° at night
Columbine ‘Songbird Cardinal’ is singing a pretty song.
The Lilac ‘Miss Kim’ and Crabapple ‘Royal Gem’ in the image above is seen in the bed below flowering with Creeping Phlox and Forget-Me-Nots. The tulips are in for a long rest.
April 26, 1 pm, 58°, Clouds
April 25, 2 pm, 53°, Sun (image in the shade)
Viburnum prunifolium ‘ Black Haw’
April 24, 2 pm, 39°, Clouds
April 23, 9 am, 33° Light Snow in the photo at 10 am it turned into a bit of a snow storm.
The snow and wind were really blowing after ten in the morning. The wind blew the pear petals around so it looked like snow even before the actual flurries fell.
April 22, 10 am, 37°, Clouds
April 21, 1 pm, 41°, Brief Rain
April 20, 2 pm, 75°, Sun
April 19, 5 pm, 65°, Sun
April 18, 4 pm, 44°, Sun
April 17, 9 am, 46°. Sun
Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum
April 16, 11 am, 58°, Sun
April 15, 2 pm, 60°, Sun
April 14, 5 pm, 55°, Sun
Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral
April 13, 4 pm, 50°, Sun
April 12, 1 pm, 47°, Sun
Tulipa batalinii Bright Gem
April 11, 12 pm, 41°, Clouds
April 10, 6 pm, 43°, Clouds, drizzle
April 9, 11 am, 45°, Sun
April 8, 4 pm, 53°, Clouds
April 7, 3 pm, 47° Sun
Hydrangea, Nikko Blue
April 6, 8 am, 36° Sun
Pyrus Red Spire
April 5, 7 am, 36°, Sun
April 4, 10 am, 40°, Sun
April 3, 11 am, 48°, Clouds
April 2, 4 pm, 50°, Sun
April 1, 10 am, 38° Rain
April 30, Forecast – Sunny Morning, Rain 60% evening, high 55°, low 48°, Hoping for rain
This calendar was made for clients in 2006, adapted for my garden in 2012, but the tips are useful for those in the Northeast. And yes, there are a lot of gardeners who adore their lawn turf. And yes, grass does have benefits too! No need to debate the love of grass, since most of us have some on our properties too. I even mowed my grass this fine sunny day.
Hope you enjoyed the month in review. Many flowers opened and the insects returned. We had some snow and ran the gauntlet of temperature.
Linking with Bumble Lush, The Best and Worst of My Garden even though this post really is not so much about this theme, but we did have April snow and wind that played havoc so I guess that is a worst. Linking with The Patient Gardener for the End of the Month View.