Storey staffers share scenes from April gardens.
After a fairly snowless winter, we’ve been on the rollercoaster ride that is spring in New England. We’ve had summer-like warmth and we’ve been cruelly plunged back into dreary, ice-encrusted days more reminiscent of January than April. But April, come she will, and while this first Bloom Day of 2016 reveals more buds than active blooming, it helps to remember that those buds are the promise of flower-filled days ahead. There are lots of us on the road this month, so in addition to scenes sent in by MaryAnn, our stalwart contributor in Norway, you’ll find photos from Ireland, Paris, North Carolina, and Louisiana. What’s blooming where you are? — Emily Spiegelman, Digital Features Editor
Lisa Hiley, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Carolyn Eckert, Florence, Massachusetts
I took these at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont, North Carolina.
Deanna F. Cook, Northampton, Massachusetts
MaryAnn Nøbben, Norway
Michal Lumsden, Plainfield, Massachusetts
Not much is blooming in Plainfield yet. But there’s promise of many flowers to come.
Tina Parent, Pownall, Vermont
Hannah Fries, Sandisfield, Massachusetts
Editor Deb Burns is traveling in Europe with her daughter but still managed to send in her Bloom Day photos.
Gwen Steege, Williamstown, Massachusetts
If we’re not among the lucky few who are traveling in warmer places, we’re just fine with looking to family and friends to provide a glimpse of the color to come. Marketing designer Ash Austin hails from Louisiana originally, and shared this photo from her parents’ backyard.