March Thaw Brings April Blooms

We have all heard April showers bring May flowers, but what about the April blooms we seem to pass by?  When the ground begins to thaw in March and the temps begin to rise what flowers does the spring thaw bring?  For an expanded list please see this link from Love to Know Garden:

Flowers by Month



At the top of this list for April blooms is the Daffodil.  When we think of the daffodil we see a beautiful bright sunshine yellow, but this flower actually comes in a variety of colors and shades.  It is normally one of the first flowers to be seen at the end of a long winter so it is a welcome omen of warmer times to come.

As this flower offers a wide variety of shades it can be used in almost any arrangement or garden.  It is a strong flower and can grow just about anywhere so it is a great choice for the new or veteran gardener.  The broad color variety can even assist with the creation of a garden of only daffodils.



The next flower on the list is another popular flower, the Rhododendron.  This flower is also known as the Alpine Rose and comes in four colors: white, rose, pink, and purple.  It is another welcome sight during the month of April, although less a known sign of spring than the daffodil.

The rhododendron seems to have more plant protocol than the daffodil so may be more suited to gardeners who are willing to experiment so they can get the plant to grow correctly.  Once the plant is settled however; it seems easy to maintain.   

These are just two of the beautiful blooms that arise in April.  Do you have other favorites? Or even some planting advice if people are seeking to plant one of these plants?

Happy Planting!

If you want more information on Daffodils aka Narcissus please check out this link: Daffodil Flower Information

If you want more information on Rhododendrons aka Alpine Roses please check out this link: Rhododendron Information from The Flower Expert

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