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April in Carla’s Garden

Spring kicking into high gear

close up of white daffodils under bright green Japanese maple leaves

Today we’re visiting with Carla Zambelli Mudry in Malvern, Pennsylvania.

close up of white daffodils with bright yellow and orange centersSpring continues in my garden, and now the late daffodils are blooming. This is a poet’s narcissus (Narcissus poeticus, Zones 4–8).

close up of white daffodils under bright green Japanese maple leavesA few late white daffodils bloom in front of the bright green new leaves of Japanese maple (Acer palmatum, Zones 5–9).

close up of light yellow daffodilsA double-flowered daffodil with layer after layer of lemon-yellow petals

close up of snake’s head fritillary in front of white flowersAlong with the late daffodils, other bulbs are blooming, including this snake’s head fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris, Zones 3–8) with flowers in an unusual checkered pattern.

clumps of daffodils growing around a carved tree stumpMore clumps of late daffodils bloom around the fox sculpture carved from a dead tree trunk.

close up of dark purple helleboresHellebores (Helleborus hybrids, Zones 4–8) have been in bloom for a while, but the dark flowers still look good.

close up of jack-in-the-pulpet emerging from the groundA jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema) pushes up out of the ground, ready to open leaves and flower.

close up of tree peony budThe tree peonies (Paeonia hybrids, Zones 3–8) are all budding and ready to pop, and herbaceous peonies are sending up stalk after stalk, waking up from their winter slumber.

close up of hot pink tulipsThe last of the bulbs I planted in the lawn last fall are blooming, and they’re little hot pink tulips (Tulipa ‘Little Beauty’, Zones 3–8)!

shrub with bright pink flowers beginning to bloomVolunteer Solomon’s seal have popped up at the edge of the woods, and azaleas and rhododendrons are starting their bloom cycles.


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  1. MohawkValley 04/23/2024

    Absolutely beautiful ! And those foxes !!! What a piece of beautiful yard art . Truly a work of art ...

    Peace from the Mohawk Valley in central NYS .

  2. btucker9675 04/23/2024

    Fox sculpture!!! Lovely springtime garden!!

  3. user-7056504 04/23/2024

    love the foxes!

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    treasuresmom 04/24/2024

    Spring bulbs and flowers are my favorites!

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    simplesue 04/24/2024

    I love your garden and the stump art, and wow great photo of jack-in-the-pulpit!

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