Six on Saturday: April 28

What a difference a few days of sunshine and warmer temperatures makes, not only in the garden, but in my outlook!  There are so many beautiful surprises that it is hard to choose only six!  Here’s the first selection.  Although the earliest daffodils were battered by winds, snow and hail, these later ones are absolutely perfect!  Daffodil “Avalon” below…Daffodil Avalon And Daffodil “Dolly”  Daffodil dolly  There are many more varieties, but these are my favorites for this bloom period.  Secondly, the first tulips have opened First tulips 4-28-18 and even though they aren’t exactly the color I expected, I love them anyway.  Tulips have such grace and courage, and they are worth the effort of battling bunnies and deer who also love them, but not for their beauty!  Three is that it was finally dry enough that I could get a load of mulch.  Mulch load  It may not be beautiful, but I was thrilled to finally be able to begin mulching.  Remember, I didn’t get fall work done due to my back, so the gardens went into winter in sad circumstances.  Getting things tidied and mulched brings me great joy.  And in the process of mulching, I discovered number 4, these Muscari macrocarpum “Golden Fragrance.”  Muscari Golden Fragrance  According to my records, I planted them here two years ago, but this is the first time I remember seeing them.  Number 5 is my new plaque for my Lady Cottage, made by my pottery-artist friend Patti Beck.  Seize the day  And lastly, another recent purchase is this  “Harvest Guard” crop cover  Harvest Guard pkg purchased just in the nick of time…..the gooseberries in bloom and newly planted things are going to need it…it’s going to go down to 29 degrees tonight!  Oh joy!

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About carolee

A former professional herb and lavender grower, now just growing for joy in my new potager. When I'm not in the garden, I'm in the kitchen, writing, or traveling to great gardens.
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19 Responses to Six on Saturday: April 28

  1. curioussteph says:

    hooray for improving weather–gorgeous blooms. I’m heading out into my own garden soon.


  2. Sharon says:

    Lovely to see daffodils and tulips still in action. Mine have been and gone, although a few tulips are still hanging on.


  3. coppicelearner says:

    So glad the weather is improving and lifting your spirits. Here the trees are just coming into leaf and everything feels green – lovely. Good luvk with the mulch – take care of your back.


  4. bcparkison says:

    We are still in the 50’s at night but reaching upwards to 80 during the day. Still a little cool at the grandsons ballgame,but that is Spring in her finest. Love all your garden coming to life. Mine is too …it just isn’t as organized as yours.


  5. Graci says:

    Beautiful daffodils 🙂

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  6. zipcoffelt says:

    Gorgeous daffodils. Ours look a bit frost-bitten this year.


  7. Margy says:

    I just love daffodils. Mine are just about gone. I’ll really miss them. – Margy


  8. John Kingdon says:

    Maybe it’s because, here in Wales, we take daffodils for granted as being yellow or white with coronas that are darker than the perianths but I’ve not seen one like Avalon before. Oh well, the want list grows longer ….. And even longer as I’ve added your Muscari to it as well. I’ve finally got rid of the invasive blue variety but this is different (again) and, it seems, not so rapidly spreading.


  9. That muscari is delightful. Maybe it was hiding from you last year but how lovely to find it again now.

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  10. Beautiful flowers, Carolee! And I don’t think I’ve ever seen muscari that color–gorgeous!

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  11. Island Time says:

    Lovely daffodils, lovely muscari, lovely mulch! I love spring! It is interesting to follow the progress of blossom across this continent and around the world, through this Six on Saturday meme. Enjoy the sunshine!

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  12. Jim Stephens says:

    I can only echo John, ‘Avalon’ and the muscari now on autumn shopping list. Lovely.

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  13. Love the daffs! Such a needed bit of color in early spring. So happy to hear you’re heading full swing into Spring – finally!

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  14. chicu says:

    oh those daffs! and aah, that mulch!

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  15. Oh how I miss the spring bulbs blooming, especially those daffodils. Thanks for the pictures!


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