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May 3, 2012

The Garden in April

The first few weeks of spring started out very warm in Wisconsin; however, we then had a few weeks of cool weather with frosts during the night.  Here's a look at my garden during the month of April.

Grape Hyacinths

Daffodils

Daffodils

Ferns and grape hyacinths

Ferns

Lamium Pink Pewter

Allium just starting to open.  Love the bokeh in this photo.

Ferns, trilliums and sweet woodruff

Galium sweet woodruff

Japanese Painted Fern, Heuchera Amethyst Myst, Lamium Pink Pewter (a favorite combination)

Polygonatum Variegated Solomon's Seal

Moss mosaic

Hosta after the rain

Nesting nuthatch
Mr. Wildwood feeds meal worms to the bluebirds


Bluebirds

Bluebird

Moody sky
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19 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

WOW! it is so beautiful where you live! and i looove me some bluebirds- they are the cutest!

Fishtail Cottage said...

oh katie! we have so much of the same thing going on in the gardens....minus the bluebirds (sad face). Thank you so much for linking up to the Cottage Garden Party - i've sure missed seeing all of my garden friends! xoox, tracie

Deidre said...

Fabulous Gardend and awesome pics of the wildlife as well!!!Deidre http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

So Many Little Things said...

Oh your garden has so many pretties! I looked at your pictures and immediately felt peaceful. (A great thing after a long Thursday!)

Zabeena said...

Wow, you've got woodruff!! I've just blogged about it - can't get it here in GB, would need to grow it myself!!

Great photographs!

andrea@townandprairie said...

Katie- I'm in love with the radial pattern on the fern photo. I have to replace all of my blue bird houses. The squirrels chewed the front doors to bits this winter. Big gaping holes! :(

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

I enjoyed the garden tour very much. Your plants and flowers are really beautiful and your photos show them in great detail. I love watching birds from my kitchen window and when sitting on the back porch. The close ups of your birds are wonderful. I would love to have you share your garden or whatever you chose at Your Cozy Home Party on Mon. at 8 pm. Link up and link back to my blog and you will be all set. Hope you can come. ------- Shannon

Decor & Harmony said...

Love the pics! I didn't know that you were in my backyard, I have 7 of the plants that you have shown, thanks for sharing such a great post I love nature even its hard work it's so rewarding.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Lovely photos Katie. Some of my hosta got burned by the frost...looks terrible. I need to get down and snip out the dead fronds. Your ferns are beautiful too. I want to tell you how much I enjoy following your boards on Pinterest. You have the best taste!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Katie,

I had no idea what bokeh was until I read your post! I love bokeh! Fuzzy is my middle name!

blessings,
karianne

Erin @ His and Hers said...

What gorgeous property!! I remember picking grape hyacinths when I was younger and pretending they were berries for my wilderness stews. :P

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Your photography is beautiful!

Just love those Allium plants! Reminds of Horton Hears A Who ...

And the bluebirds! My favorite!

:)

Linda

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What terrific shots. Love the one looking down the fern and the bird shots.

ImSoVintage said...

These photos are beautiful, Katie.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh what beautiful flowers. Your photos of the birds are so pretty as well.

andrea@townandprairie said...

K- you have not posted in awhile. I hope you're doing okay!!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hi Katie,

It's SO lovely seeing your garden. Even though it's so far away, it actually looks pretty similar to ours in April. I just love this time of year - watching everything spring to life fills my heart with joy!

Sarahx

laurie said...

oh my what lovely photos, beautiful!
I want to thankyou so much for the kind words on my blog today, thankyou so very much,

Hyphen Interiors said...

Gorgeous pics! I hope to have a version of that in a year or two.