I still have some holdovers from my March Landscaping Report performing quite well in my April landscape. For example, while I had some daffodils bloom early enough to make it into my March report, they've really come into their own in April. My star magnolia buds had barely started cracking open in March when I mentioned them, so this month's shout-out for them is really more appropriate. Another holdover worth mentioning is Lenten rose, although this plant could be said to "cheat" by sporting long-lasting sepals as its primary source of color, rather than flowers, per se.
But enough about my holdovers. It's a brand-new month with a brand-new set of stars. Let me list them for your perusal:
- Dutchman's breeches
- Wood spurge
- Bleeding heart
- Grape hyacinth
- Forsythia (see picture above)
- Creeping phlox
- Moonshadow Euonymus
- Pasque flower
How about you? Vote in my poll and let us know what plants are shining most brightly in your own yard right now. Or to mention a specific plant I didn't include in the poll, vote "Other" and leave a comment telling us about the plant you wish to nominate.