Friday, May 29

Spring Has Finally Sprung!

Quite a while back I had said to a few people that I would put in a post about my flower beds. Finally I have some pics of new flowers that I can indeed post! These flowers are just a few of what will be in bloom in the next few months, but are all that are or have bloomed so far this spring in my flower bed close to my house. I have a couple other beds that are showing signs of growth, but no blooms yet, I'm eagerly anticipating the arrival of flowers over my whole yard!

Without any further delay's, I give you the few flowers that I have!

First are the Tulips, they're all done now, but being the first harbingers of spring flowers, they're always a welcome sight!

Once the Tulips are all said and done, the smaller of the Irises start. This batch is planted in my basement window box right beside the Tulips and are always the first of the Irises to bloom, soon will come some burgandy colored ones and then later in summer I'll have some white and perhaps yellow Irises to show you!

Then there are the Bleeding Hearts. I love the way these look! Theoretically they should have blooms well into summer, I'm not sure if they will or not, I just planted this bush last year. Here's hoping for a lot of lovely heart shaped flowers!

Last but certainly not least, the Colombine. No they haven't bloomed yet, and I'm not sure how long it will take for them to open, but they have some nice buds on them! These too I only acquired last year, so I'm not even sure what color they are, doesn't really matter, I'm sure they'll be quite pretty :)

I've never claimed to be any good at photography, and well, you can tell by these pictures, can't ya!?! In my defense, it was such a nice sunny day when I took these pics that I couldn't see the display on the camera, so I had no idea what it was that I was taking pictures of. All I knew for sure was that the flowers I wanted is where I had the camera

Ok ok ok, I cheated, I posted this already in my blog Shades of Grey, but I just barely did, and some of the people who read me there don't come here and vice versa, so it's totally justified as people from both sides have been waiting for this post, so pfft ;)


  1. Blooming flowers and the ones that haven't opened yet - a perfect combination!

  2. Thank you Minka! There will be more pictures yet. That particular flower bed has Geraniums which will start blooming soon, 3 or 4 different kinds of Lily and another plant, I think it's called Crimson Sunset or something. It's green all spring and summer, and looks a little like brocolli, but once it starts to get cold, it turns a beautiful crimson color.

    I also have 2 other flower beds that haven't started blooming yet which I'll be posting pictures of as soon as they do. So expect a few more such postings over the summer :)

  3. Thank you for sharing!
    It's nice to have flowers blooming at different times of the season: early/mid/late. It's like unwrapping a package again and again.
    do you have anything coming up for fall?

  4. Well Auntie, the Geraniums start to bloom in spring and keep going right into fall. They also take over the whole flower bed unfortunately, but they're pretty and easily weeded out. Other than that, all I have for color in fall is those Crimson Sunset things which are just starting to poke their heads through the soil. As soon as they are big enough, I'll take some pic's of them and maybe someone will be able to tell me exactly what they are. :)

  5. I am jealous! You have color in your yard! I have a bit of color, mostly just the geraniums I bought and some pansies. I did get a hanging supertunia that is gorgoeus. As for the yard, will it usually isn't in full bloom until the end of June. Then winter's just around the corner!

  6. Hi Deb, I can't remember, have you ever been to visit me here before? If not, welcome to the comedic side of my blogging home :)

    My yard won't be in full bloom either till mid to later June, and then it will be full of orange, yellow, purple and pink. I just wish my poppies had come up this year, but it doesn't look like they will. :( If they would have, I'd have some red too, oh well.

    You mention that once your yard is in full bloom then winter is just around the corner. Tell me about it! 6 months of winter and then try to fit spring summer and fall all together into the other 6 months, doesn't seem fair somehow!


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