Sunday, August 30, 2009
Today's Flowers: Looking Back through 2009 Flowers
This post will be more like yesterday's flowers than today's flowers but I thought it would be fun to look back through some of my earlier flower shots in 2009. Above are my climbing roses which are the first to bloom and first to stop blooming each year. They grow in front of my storage building (which is painted green) and my greenhouse (which is clear).
The tulips and last of my daffodils (second shot) were blooming in April. The roses shot was taken in early May. The roses continued to bloom until June when my other rose varieties were just starting to bloom. I've posted my later roses recently so I'll continue on back through the earlier season.
The irises above are one of my favorite flowers which bloom in April, sometimes in May depending on the year. I also like the darker purple irises below which also bloom in April and May.
I have a lot of different varieties of daffodils and narcissus and this year I was glad that some of them were later blooming than others.
The daffodils and narcissus staggered their blooms from early March into April.
My early blooming daffodils and narcissus were bowed down by snow this year. I was pretty sentimental though when we had snow on the ground and daffodils blooming March 2 , because it reminded me of 1985 when I went into labor with my daughter.
When we left for the hospital there was still snow on the ground but after my daughter was born on March 2, 1985 the daffodils all bloomed just for her. I thought about that this year when we had snow and daffodils on her birthday.
Next week I'll probably return to posting what's in bloom now but since the same flowers have been blooming on and off for months now I thought a change of pace would be a nice change. Especially since I didn't join Today's Flowers until after the spring flowers were replaced with summer.
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