Ok – this was crazy – some of the warmest temperatures on record! Everything – and I do mean EVERYTHING – but most particularly the mustards and dandelions, seemed to be on steroids! And who can weed a garden that is covered with hungry bees? So that was my convenient excuse for April, but seriously, we were just grateful to see everything around us burst open in the brilliant yellows of spring: daffodils, dandelions, mustards, and forsythia, and the air scented with an abundance of cherry blossoms, particularly sweet because I thought we had lost them forever…a tale for another day. For now, enjoy the flowers! Our bees certainly did! How we all rejoice in Spring!

APRIL BLOOMS

FLOWERS & BEE PLANTS

Ceanothus, Blue & White
Clematis
Daffodil
Dandelion
Daphne Ceneorum
Elder
Forget-me-not
Forsythia
Heather
Hyacinth

 

Lungwort
Magnolia “Star”
Money Plant
Mustard Family/Brassicas
Pansies
Phlox
Potato Vine (aka Jasmine Nightshade)
Primroses
Pulmonaria
Purple deadnettle
Pussy Willows
Tulip
Viola
Wallflowers

FRUITS

Apples
Blueberries
Cherries
Currant, Black
Currant, Golden
Currant, Red
Currant, Red Flowering (Native)
Gooseberries, assorted
Honeyberries
Huckleberry, Native
Jostaberry
Korean Bush Cherry
Lingonberries
Nanking Cherry
Plum
Quince – Flowering (big shrub
Saskatoon, Regent
Strawberries

ASSORTED HERB & USEFUL PLANTS

Calendula
Catmint
Chives
Rosemary
Sweet Cicely
Woodruff, Sweet
Oxalis
Willows, basketry types

VEGETABLES / OTHER EDIBLES

Arugula
Brassicas & Mustards
Miner’s Lettuce

My Love Affair with Dandelions

Some Photos from the 2018 April Garden

 

More April Photos from Barbolian Fields

Thank You for Visiting Barbolian Fields!


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