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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Today's Flowers: Blooming like crazy at my house

I can't believe how lush and colorful it has become this early in the season.
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I think one reason everything is growing and blooming so well is that we haven't had any frost this April.
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Last year it was almost warmer, earlier but we did have a few nights with hard frost in April.
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This year it has been chilly off and on but hasn't gotten below freezing since sometime in March.
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I hope we don't have any unusually late frost this year because so much is in bloom. Usually by April 14th we are safe although we've had hard frost in late April occasionally.
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To a large extent the weather has been perfect. A few hot days but mostly very moderate weather with chilly evenings.
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I'm not in any hurry for hot weather but it is nice having some warmth in the afternoon.
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I have so much in bloom at the moment that it's hard to decide which shots to include for Today's Flowers.
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Even my azalea wall in the back of my house is blooming and that's usually much later than the others.
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I call it an azalea wall because it forms a corner of what I refer to as my secret garden in the back.
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I don't think I've ever had roses in bloom this early before. They are a surprise and a treat for me.
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For flowers around the world, you can visit the home of Today's Flowers.

22 comments:

Leora said...

It is delightful in your yard! I love the iris the best, but who cannot fall in love with a peach rose?

Denise said...

You have a spectacular show of flowers, such a lovely variety and so many lovely colors. A great way to start my morning, thank you :)

Vernz said...

OMG, this is paradise ... very lovely... I love to stay here and write a book! .. finish my long stalled book...

Remains of the old Dabaw
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EG Wow said...

To me it seems amazing that you have so much in bloom already. We are still experiencing frosts here. In fact, we had snowflakes night before last.

Your gardens are gorgeous right now!

Ebie said...

You have such a beautiful garden! many blooms to satisfy my eyes!

Kitty said...

Such a beautiful, well-loved garden! You've inspired me!

Carletta said...

Oh my Carver, you are surrounded by lovely color! It seems everything here bloomed at once.
The last rose shot is exquisite!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

What a bunch of beautiful photos! The spring is really early in Iowa this year as well. Things seem to be a good 3 weeks ahead of a normal year.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carver: Spring has arrived beautifully in SC. Thanks for showing your wonderful roses.

Serline said...

Wow, it almost seems like God has blessed you with your own little replica of Eden...

Mirage said...

What a lovel paradise!!! Must be enjoyable walking down around your house...

gengen said...

Wow this are gorgeous flowers...happy TF!

Nance said...

OMG! this is heaven on earth! they are really early but we'll take them, correct? ;)
Your yard is simply awesome, carver!

Caron said...

You are so fortunate! The selection of blooms is incredible. We can't really plant here until Mother's Day, but all the trees are blooming now and that smells really nice.

noel said...

aloha carver,

very beautiful flowers, i love the stunning azalea walkway and the exotic looking iris, spring is really kicking in your garden

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful flowers and landscaping.

kate said...

I really love all the beautiful flowers in your garden. How colorful and amazing!! Here in Northern Norway we still have snow.
Have a nice week:)

siromade08 said...

What a beautiful yard, with very colorful and lovely flower, would be nice to have a tour in you yard.

Jama said...

You must have the most beautiful garden in your area with so much bloom!

SandyCarlson said...

Lush and colorful is right. Your irises are gorgeous.

Naturegirl said...

Oh my word what a symphany of color and blooms so early in the Spring season! How blessed are you!
Here I've but a few blooms..in fact my tulips have not opened yet!Roses already..sigh.
Enjoy today in your blossoming garden!

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Wow, would be a treat to walk in your garden! So much colour and it makes such a cheerful place.