Sue (Life Looms Large) has put out the challenge to show our April colors. April has been our "greening" month, and I have to say that the predominant colors seem to be spring green, pink, white, and purple.
We've had violets absolutely everywhere. I didn't notice them last year because they were buried in the overgrowth.
My azalea bloomed. Hopefully the ones I transplanted last fall will bloom next spring too. I had to prune off all the flower buds for a more successful tranplant.
Two little blossoms on my new almond tree! I won't get any almonds, but was delighted to see these. Two little blossoms on one of my peach trees were pink as well. Unfortunately, I appear not to have photographed them. :( They were a brighter pink, more like the azaleas than the almonds.
The spirea bloomed this year. I noticed the bushes when I cleared out last year, but I'm guessing it hadn't received enough sun to bloom. This year, here it is.
My rabbiteye blueberry bush was loaded with blossoms! These bloomed light pink, but have paled as they've opened. If they all become blueberries, we will be wealthy indeed.
Dogwood with one of our old oaks in the background.
And here's another discovery, periwinkle. It too, is all over the place, and it too was smothered with overgrowth last year. Then too, I suspect we mowed both it and the violets down last summer, in an attempt to clear out around the house. This year I'll be more selective in my mowing. I love these spring bloomers and want to keep them and nurture them. Lovely little gifts of nature.
That's it for me. For more Colors of April, click here.