April in Carla’s Garden – FineGardening

Today we’re visiting with Carla Zambelli Mudry in Malvern Pennsylvania:

Spring continues in my garden, and now the late daffodils are blooming. This is a poet’s narcissus (Narcissus poeticus, Zone 4 – 8)

close up of white daffodils under bright green Japanese maple leaves

A few late white daffodils bloom in front of the bright green new leaves of Japanese maple (Acer palmatum, Zone 5 – 9)

close up of light yellow daffodils

And a double-flowered daffodil with later after layer of lemon-yellow petals.

close up of snake’s head fritillary in front of white flowers

Along with the late daffodils, other bulbs are blooming as well, including this snake’s head fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris, Zone 3 – 8) with flowers with an unusual checkered pattern.

clumps of daffodils growing around a carved tree stump

And more clumps of late daffodils bloom around the fox sculpture carved from a dead tree trunk.

close up of dark purple hellebores

Hellebores (Helleborus hybrids, Zone 4 – 8) have been in bloom for a while, but the dark flowers still look good.

close up of jack-in-the-pulpet emerging from the ground

A jack-in-the-pulpet (Arisaema) pushing up out of the ground, ready to open leaves and flower.

close up of tree peony bud

The tree peonies (Paeonia hybrids, Zone 3 – 8) are all budding and ready to pop and herbaceous peonies are sending up stalk after stalk, waking up from their winter slumber.

close up of hot pink tulips

The last of the bulbs I planted in the lawn last fall are blooming and they’re little hot pink tulips (Tulipa ‘Little Beauty’, Zone 3 – 8)!

shrub with bright pink flowers beginning to bloom

Volunteer Solomon’s Seal have popped up at the edge of the woods, and azaleas and rhododendrons are starting their bloom cycles.


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