My husband and I have a running joke – when the weather’s bad, we’ll look at each other and say plaintively: “When will it be April?” Well, guess what George – we survived the rain, hail and cold … it’s April! And here are some of the treats that April has brought…
Ahhhh … the wisteria tree is blooming in the back garden … one of my all-time favorite flowers. Too bad you can’t smell it – it has a delicious light scent to go along with that incredible color.
You know George is an orchid wizard. This is one of many orchids he has blooming right now, a Pterostylis. The flower is small, a bit more than a half inch.
Another orchid — this one’s a Laelia Anceps, much larger than the Pterostylis, it has multiple flowers on long stalks.
April is good to the hardworking pollinators. They’re usually so busy flying around that it’s hard to get a good closeup photograph of them, but I managed to get one shot of her when she landed for a moment on my leg.
Here’s one laden with pollen! Got to get out to the garden now to see what else is blooming. What’s happening in your garden? Let us know in the comments!