Tuesday, April 8, 2014

April showers bring March flowers...

Crocus tommasinianus at Gilmore Gardens April 1st
... at least that is how the song goes for us this year.

We are just now enjoying our crocuses and snowdrops during a few days of warm sun. I hope that those of you in more northern places in North America will feel encouraged to know that your flowers are coming soon as well!


Crocus 'Goldilocks' in the driveway garden at Gilmore
Galanthus elwesii in the Shade Path at Gilmore
Helleborus orientalis buds on the Shade Path.
Crocus sieberi tricolor in the Circle Lawn
The larger Crocus vernus are just peeking through in the Hill Garden.
I am always amazed at how these little Crocus "tommies" have filled in the lawn at Gilmore.
Welcome at last to spring!

16 comments:

  1. All of those tommies are so beautiful and shimmery!

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    1. They do shimmer in the sunshine! Thanks for your comment!
      ~Julie

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  2. Just gorgeous Julie. I have the same blooms finally showing up although my Tommies are just in their second year and many it appears were dug up by the voles.

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    1. Glad some of yours are up too, Donna!
      ~Julie

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  3. I love your lawn teeming with Tommies. Better luck with them with squirrels. The white ones have made many a squirrel at and happy.

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  4. Your tommies are absolutely beautiful in the sunshine, I'm glad all your snow has now gone and that you are enjoying spring at last!

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    1. Thanks Pauline! We are so glad too! :)
      ~Julie

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  5. I love those tommies in the lawn! How awesome is that. Some of my crocus are blooming, some are not. It's a slow spring.

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  6. I'm so pleased for you that spring has come at last. The crocus tommies are delightful, I must get some this year for the new spring walk.

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  7. Waw ... the first photo is really wonderful !!!!! ♥ Kiss Julie

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  8. I absolutely revel in Crocus tommasinianus... not all do well for me but I do have a few that have taken and are making clumps.... beautiful photos... larry

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    1. We were fortunate to have inherited these pretties in the lawn. I am going to set out to make a large patch like this at our new garden this fall.
      ~Julie

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  9. Hello Julie,
    What a wonderful site to behold, especially after this brutal winter. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos.
    Susan

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    1. I hope will be enjoying spring too very soon, Susan!
      ~Julie

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  10. How beautiful. I planted a whole bunch of hellebore seedlings and one mature one last fall and am so disappointed..I only have two seedlings that survived our winter here in Chicago. It was bad this past winter. At least I have the two..looking forward to their future blooms!

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