Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day- April 2015

Yes! It’s Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day and we have a few blooms.

I can’t forget that April 15th is also the two year anniversary of the Marathon bombings. The city of Boston has declared April 15th One Boston Day.

This day will be a celebration of the resiliency, generosity, and strength of the people that make Boston the great city it is according to the Mayor of Boston’s office.

The city and region are stronger for what happened. I’m personally working toward that too. Sometimes strength comes when I least expect it, but so does weakness.

We will never forget or be quite the same, but we will  move forward and it does get a little better gradually. You can read about our marathon experience by clicking here if you want to. I have a little ptsd, but not as much as others who suffer(ed) much more.

It was quite a day, week, year, two years…

And Back to Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day…

The snow is gone… totally gone…

That’s hard to believe considering that just two weeks ago the garden still looked like this:


IMG_8552 But it’s gone and our crocus are blooming. They’re almost on their way out already.IMG_8548 A few of the anemone bulbs that I planted last fall are about to bloom.IMG_8547As I looked back at my photos from two years ago I realized that the scilla has filled in quite nicely. One of the best things about garden blogging is seeing your plant’s progress in just a few clicks.

IMG_8545These two little daffodils are the first that I’ve seen here in our garden this year.
IMG_8540 The pansies arrived (from up the street) late last night and we got them planted this morning. I haven’t planted pansies this late in the season in many years, but it happens when spring is three weeks late.IMG_8533Case in point, the snowdrops… they’ve made it, but by a thread! The snow was at the top of the six foot fence thats behind them not long ago.

Be sure to read the other GBBD posts on May Dreams Gardens, and send prayers and positive energy to the thousands of victims of the bombings here in the Boston area.

We are strong!

Love, Michele



  1. Lea says:

    I love to catch a daffodil as you did with just one petal extended. It seems to be waving Hello!
    Happy Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day!


    1. Hi Lea! I was kind of excited to get it right before it opened! Happy GBBD to you!!


  2. I have also been dealing with PTSD for the past year, after very unfortunate riding accident one year ago next week. I find that gardening helps: Getting my hands in the dirt is very calming and helps separate what is real from what is just in my head.

    You must be so happy that spring and the thaw have finally come! I am originally from Marlborough, where my family still lives (and gardens), and I know that this winter has been especially tough. Enjoy the weather!


    1. I’m sorry about your accident. PTSD is tough, and your right, gardening is one of the things that helps the very most. I should be writing posts about that. We were just down in Framingham and Marlborough last weekend (my daughter just made the decision to enroll at Framingham State)… it’s a beautiful area with lots of space for gardens! Hope your enjoying the spring too! Thanks for stopping by!


  3. Nice to see you are over the hump!


    1. Thanks Marian! It’s great to be over the hump!


  4. We in upstate New York send love and support. The son in law of a friend of mine has run in the Boston Marathon but had not competed that year. Amazing how quickly spring can come when she puts her mind to it. Our crocuses are out, too. Happy GBBD.


  5. rusty duck says:

    I read your post from two years ago, I had no idea you were there. I’m so glad that you are all safe. It must be a difficult time indeed for those who were injured or lost a loved one. Take solace from your garden, it is the only place I can ever really relax.


  6. I went back and read your post, gave me chills. Gardening is such a wonderful thing to keep you aligned with nature and other beliefs that you feel but can’t explain. I don’t have any blooms BUT I don’t have hardly any snow left. 🙂


  7. Dustytoes says:

    I love your pictures. The snow sure went away quickly. I only have a few clumps left. Welcome Spring… finally.


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