A bit late, I’m afraid. . .
This month, I’m again stalking the pretty display garden of the Spielhaus* at the University of Hohenheim, which is close to our neighborhood.
What’s blooming? Low groundcover plants, tulips, and magnolias.
There were several kinds of Tulipa clusiana or Lady Tulips.
Above and below are Tulipa sylvestris subsp. sylvestris.
P. angustifolia ‘Blaues Meers’ are also called blue cowslips.
The fritillary were still blooming. They have also been called snake’s head fritillary, chess flower, frog-cup, guinea-hen flower, guinea flower, leper lily (from the bell once carried by lepers), Lazarus bell, chequered lily, chequered daffodil, and drooping tulip.
There’s a good article about them here, from the online garden magazine Dig Delve.
Just behind the Spielhaus were a collection of magnolia, cherry, and plum trees.
This cultivar had long flower petals that were all leaning in the same direction.
Not far away was this creamy yellow M. Cultivar ‘Elizabeth’.
To see what’s blooming today for other garden bloggers, visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens.
*Part of the University’s botanical garden.
7 thoughts on “GB Bloom Day for April”
Spring is such a glorious time.
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It really is! And there’s been such a change just in the last week, when our nearby woods went from brown to bright green.
It’s like a natural rainbow!!! Love the colors of early spring! I miss those gardens!
On Saturday, we were driving around in the countryside and the bright green fields and white and pink cherry and plum orchards were so pretty.
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