Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - April 2015

Spring is only now really setting in so there are still not terribly many outside flowers, although more are popping up everyday. Inside, however, quite a few things are blooming:

Creeping bellflower (Campanula sp.)

A wild form of Canna indica

Abutilon megapotamicum 'Variegatum'

The azalea (Rhododendron simsii cv.) that the best of significant others got me is still going strong

Pelargonium 'Attar of Roses'

Outside in the garden, apart from the Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' that I blogged about a few days ago, these things have sprung up:

Crocus cv. 

Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis)

Finally, on the balcony I have two plants that just arrived from Select Seeds opening their first buds:

Parma violet (Viola odorata 'Marie Louise')

Double nasturtium (Tropaeolum 'Darjeeling Gold')

Yesterday I took a break from school work and spent all afternoon pricking out seedlings and repotting things. I am running out of windowsill space:

Just some of the seedlings I have been raising

Now to get ready for a very long day on campus...


  1. Happy GBBD! You have some interesting indoor plants!

    1. Thanks! Some are indoor plants more by accident, like the Canna that was just a seedling last fall so I brought it inside.

  2. Glad you took a day to play with plants! Your crocus are glorious; ours are but a fond memory! Happy GBBD even though you have a very long day on campus!

    1. Thanks! That whole afternoon of gardening was like therapy... :)

  3. Such pretty blooms and it does look like spring is underway with your lovely crocus and hyacinths. Happy Bloom Day!

    1. Thanks! Things are thankfully coming up very fast now with this mild weather.


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