Monday, April 15, 2024

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, April 2024

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day (the 15th of each month) and My Corner of the World

The northeast corner of Mississippi, USA zone 7b

My White Dogwood trees are full of blooms, but... Pink Dogwood tree has only a few.

To me the blooms of the Sweet Shrub, Calycanthus, smell like apples.

The tubular blooms of the Buckeyes attract Hummingbirds!

Kerria japonica is a very sprawling shrub. I will trim it back after the blooms fade.

Coral Honeysuckle is another Hummingbird favorite.

This double Clematis always blooms first. Hopefully by next Bloom Day, the others will be blooming.

Mayapples, Podophyllum peltatum, are native wildflowers that grow in open woodlands in the eastern half of North America.

The umbrella-like leaves hide the small flowers underneath. I bought two plants in 2016. They multiply by underground rhizomes, and now I have about two dozen plants.

The bees are enjoying the White Clover!

Another native Wildflower, Lyre-leaf Sage, Salvia lyrata

Butterweeds have hollow stems and thrive in damp soil.

An aptly named tiny wildflower: Spring Beauty

Star of Bethlehem is an imported plant native to Europe and North Africa.

And indoors, an Amaryllis!
NOTE: It is more red than the orange color it appears to be in this photo.

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

To see what is blooming in gardens around the world, visit Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

For a variety of interesting photos, visit My Corner of the World

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

"Know ye that the Lord he is God; it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful unto Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations" Psalm 100:3-5


  1. Your garden is full of beauty, Lea.

  2. I love when spring arrives, and we began to see Mother Nature wakes up. The dogwood blooms are very pretty.

  3. Wow, so many beauties! I love all your flowers! I would like some of the Coral Honeysuckle for my hummingbirds. Take care, enjoy your day and have a happy week ahead.

  4. Such beauty…everything is grey here this early in April! Great post, Lea.

  5. Spring has come early to my part of New York, but I still enjoyed your blooms because it will be a while before we see dogwoods. No hummingbirds, either (they normally arrive the first week of May). We have spring beauty in our parks in season - it's always such a welcome sight.

  6. The flowers are looking gorgeous

  7. I love all of your wildflowers. Happy Bloom Day!

  8. Beautiful flowers, Lea! Is you Calycanthus the native species or a cultivar? I'm looking for one for my garden, but can't decide on which variety. As long s it has that wonderful spicy scent I guess it doesn't matter. Some cultivars do lose their natural fragrance.

  9. I think they are the native species. If I remember right, my mother dug them up in the forest on my uncle's land many years ago.

  10. I envy you the flowering dogwoods, Lea. And I love that Calycanthus!


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