Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bloom Day

Even though things are crazy in the marketing department at Storey right now, Kristy and I wanted to kick off a new season of Bloom Days with a quick look at what's blooming and pushing through the soil here in Western Massachusetts.

Here's what's happening in Kristy's yard...

The Rhododendron's are just beginning to bloom.

The 20 garlic bulbs I planted in November have sprouted up to about 10" already!

Daffodils on the hill.

My chives are already finding themselves in recipes.

A few asparagus have poked through the dirt.

I am unsure what these are, but they have grown along the foundation of my house. Does anyone know their identity?

And here's what I've found happening in my own yard and woods this April...
I have 4 or 5 small Forsythia bushes in full bloom. These were started years ago as cuttings taken from the enormous bush I used to play beneath in my parent's yard.

Bleeding Hearts, one of my favorite plants, are emerging from the cold soil.

These wild yellow violets grow in the woods.

And April is Fiddlehead fern season! I've already been foraging.

Join us on May 15th for our next Bloom Day post!

— Melanie Jolicoeur, Associate Director of Marketing


Snap said...

It's so much fun to see little heads popping up out of the ground. Excitement! Adventure!

Katie said...

The bleeding hearts pic is really neat! My mom had one of those she carted around for years from house to house to house!

Wendy said...

Nice blooms! Yay for spring! Your mystery plant is vinca minor (periwinkle). :)

Anonymous said...

I was going to say that the pretty purple groundcover is periwinkle, also known as Vinca minor, but I see that Wendy beat me to it. We have lots of this in Washington State. It also comes in white, but I'm partial to the lavender. :0)