A Kansas Country Garden: Spring Stalls during the Third Week of April


Just a few tulips are blooming--all are red.
The calendar says April.  The weather does not.  In our area April 15 is considered the last average frost date. After that date,  spring planting begins in earnest and tender plants are moved outdoors. Not this year.
A late hard freeze has impacted the garden. How much is not completely known yet. And so we wait. Better days are surely ahead.
The Bradford pear trees are in full bloom. Who wouldn't love a tree like that? Well, me, most of the year. But right now I kinda like it. 

Most of the daffodils have finished blooming.

Grape hyacinth find a home in the middle of the lawn.

A pleasant surprise is the little planting of cilantro, a result of seeds dropped by last year's plants. 
April, 2012--My poppies began as a gift from Lydia.






































































A year ago--spring was not stalled. The poppies were blooming and the photo on the right brought me a little excitement as it took a mini "viral" trip on Pinterest.  Click here to see 2012's garden during the third week of April.

1 comment:

  1. I do so enjoy your blog and your beautiful pictures. Relaxing.

    We have had a late start to spring in the high mountain desert too. I think it is about to break through though.

    I would love for you to share your link at our party - What'd You Do This Weekend? on Tumbleweed Contessa.

    Hope to see you there,
    Linda
    www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/

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