Last Month in my first Hope Grows post I was looking forward to the dogwoods, azaleas, roses and irises blooming. In hindsight I must have been anxiously awaiting more color in the garden. Well, my garden hasn't failed me. The dogwoods are at peak...
And even my newest addition, Cherokee Brave Dogwood bears a few gorgeous pink blooms.
The Lady Banks rose with its sunshine yellow cluster blooms brightens the area in the front corner of my house.
And the knock out roses are also beginning to bloom.
Some plants that are coming up in my garden now I didn't include in my post last month but are bringing me so much pleasure. The ferns in my woodland garden are all unfolding their fronds now...
One of my favorite is the Ostrich Fern which has bright green fronds. The immature fronds are called fiddleheads and are often cooked as a vegetable and eaten as a delicacy in many rural areas.
The Trillium are up and just about ready to bloom. They were a new addition to the woodland garden last year and I wasn't sure if they would come up this year.
Another great woodland garden bloom is the columbine which sits on the edge of the garden.
This was the first columbine I planted and upon my husband's brilliant suggestion it is planted in an old stump and enjoys the nutrients from the decaying tree.
So what am I expecting in the garden next month? I am looking forward to the irises, day lilies, butterfly bush, lavender, coral bells and azaleas. Come back on May 5th and see what Hope Grows...
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