The Violet Fern

A Colorful Tale of a Garden in the Making

Bloom Day, April 2010

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Bloom day is celebrated on the 15th of each month and was originally hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.

I started this forsythia from a cutting brought with me when I moved from Maine to the river. The variety is ‘Meadowlark’ and this is its third year. It is finally showing off.
It makes for a nice backdrop for this bed of daffodils. In another couple years I hope this fills in even more so.
This one reminds me of butter or eggs – maybe because I’m hungry and ready for breakfast.
These little daffodils have spread themselves around and surprised me alongside the potager this year.
This was also a nice surprise this morning … the first forget-me-nots have started to bloom. When all of them are blooming it is a sea of blue waves.
  
These wild violets are blooming like mad. They are everywhere and are a host plant for the fritillary butterfly caterpillar. I’ll have to be on the look out for the caterpillars and butterflies!
These muscari are just beginning to peek through. I planted these last fall. It’s exciting to have new, and more, blooms this spring!
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Author: Kathy Sturr

Cultivating art, growing soul, and creating plant-based food in the beautiful 1000 Islands, New York and Cedar Key, Old Florida.

4 thoughts on “Bloom Day, April 2010

  1. Do like your violet, think I must get some for next year

  2. That's really neat you were able to bring the cutting with you and it's gotten so big. Interesting to learn about the violet being a host to that type of butterfly. I'm going to see if my little violets are host to anything types of caterpillars here.

  3. Your forsythia is a delight, and I do love your violets. I have a lot of these and they are so pretty. I can't believe some gardeners consider them weeds!

  4. I am in LOVE with muscari. If we didn't have gophers, I'd plant it everywhere. Nice blooms and thanks for visiting my blog recently!

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