My April bouquet is a humble one, but special to me because it is my last tribute to spring.  By this time next month, my garden will be full of summer blooms. 

My purple Violas had been blooming for me since October.  Their pretty faces greet me each day by my front door.
The sweet, tiny flowers of my Alyssum have sweetly perfumed the air.


The beautiful, tubular flowers of my Bower Vine stand on either side of my front entry so that I am surrounded by flowers as I walk up to my home.


I would love it if you would come join me and other garden bloggers as we each create a bouquet from our gardens.  MGB occurs during the third week of each month.  
I can’t wait to see what bouquets you create.  

Please send me a link to your bouquet as a comment to this post and I will post your link so that others can visit you and see your bouquet.  Please visit the links below to see more beautiful April bouquets.


Catherine from A Gardener in Progress

Floridagirl at Peace in the Valley

Meredith from The Enchanted Earth  

Balisha from Never Enough Time 
  
Gipplandgardener from A Year in a Gippsland Garden

Jan from Thanks For Today

Patty from SewingSeeds4U 

JGH from Nyack Backyard  

and 

Deborah from Deborah’s Garden


**Update – there is still 5 days to go this week…..I would love to see your April bouquets.

**For those of you who may not have a blog, but would like to create a bouquet to share,  just email me, (use the email link on the sidebar) a photo of your bouquet and I will be happy to post it on my blog so that everyone can see your flowers.

Have a great week everyone!
Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a horticulturist, certified arborist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."

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  1. Floridagirl
    Floridagirl says:

    That is a lovely tribute to spring, Noelle! I'll try to get the courage to cut some of my blooms off this week and see what I can come up with. Sounds like a fun meme! (I'm no floral designer though.)

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  2. Finley and Oliver
    Finley and Oliver says:

    Noelle, what a gorgeous bouquet of spring blooms. I recognize many of them from your yard. It's a little bittersweet though that this will be your last spring bouquet – it means the heat of summer is right around the corner.

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  3. Kiki
    Kiki says:

    Gorgeous!! what a lovely bouquet…fabulous beauty!! I love making them too. thats so cool i didnt realize you do this every month..yay..I am sure to join in on the fun when summer is in full swing here! Lovely!
    Kiki~

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  4. Kate
    Kate says:

    What a wonderful idea! Did you invent this? I will happily participate. Fingers crossed I have something to show next month. Very pretty bouquet.

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  5. Catherine@AGardenerinProgress
    Catherine@AGardenerinProgress says:

    I love this one, it's so sweet with the Alyssum. I love your container too. I actually just finished doing mine, I ran out of time yesterday. I'll post it tomorrow. I had a hard time finding much right now, most everything in bloom has little flowers.

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  6. Ami
    Ami says:

    Noelle: Very lovely bouquet! I would love to join, but I have not got the concept to cut the flower from my own garden yet (maybe it is a newbie gardener thing:). Recently the job at working place is quite demanding, I hope I can join you next month. Meanwhile, I will enjoy all the other fellow gardeners' bouquets! Very nice MEME it is!

    BTW, Thanks for the info about the Globe Mallow seeds. I tried again this past week. If I still don't success, then I might try in the fall. You sent me plenty of seeds, and I did not use them all yet. Thanks!

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  7. Andrea
    Andrea says:

    Hi Noelle, i am back from a month of detour. This idea of making a bouquet from the garden is very nice, how lovely. I love what you did, of course because my favorite is viola or pansies. Unfortunately, it doesnt thrive in the country.

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  8. Christine B.
    Christine B. says:

    Humble, my foot! Still too much snow here to make any sort of bouquet worth sharing. Yours is charming though. I'll have a talk with my garden and see what we can do for next month.

    Christine in Alaska

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  9. fairegarden
    fairegarden says:

    This is such a lovely idea, Noelle. I will try to remember to join in next month, and the next and so on. I love seeing the bouquets and your sweet one with the alyssum and violas, flowers that also bring joy here in TN was especially charming for its simplicity. 🙂
    Frances

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  10. Jan (Thanks For Today)
    Jan (Thanks For Today) says:

    Yours is lovely, Noelle…and I have a bouquet sitting on my kitchen windowsill, picked just yesterday;-) I will get it to you in a post by tomorrow, as I just posted something today (oh yeah, it was the final announcement for winners for the earth day project, and I'm sorry to say you did not get chosen (randomly)…I would have loved to send you something! Oh well, thanks for joining in, because you helped to make this a successful event;-)

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  11. debsgarden
    debsgarden says:

    Your bouquet is lovely! I love the combination of violas, alyssum, and bower vine. I can see it sitting on a kitchen table with country breezes blowing in. OK, I know you are in Arizona, but that's the image i get!

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  12. Rose
    Rose says:

    Such a lovely bouquet, Noelle! I would participate, but I can't bring myself to cut off any of my blooms just yet. I do have a simple arrangement of lilacs on my kitchen table–nothing fancy, but it smells divine!

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  13. JGH
    JGH says:

    This is so pretty, Noelle. I want to do this meme but probably won't get to post until this weekend. Will send post you a link soon!
    Jen @ Nyack Backyard

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