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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Today's Flowers: This week's blooms


The camellia below is my next door neighbor's. The rest of the shots are from my garden.
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It's a stretch to say I have a garden since at this point I let nature take its course and what I have is a wilder and wilder yard.
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The shot above is my variegated periwinkle and the shot below is from my redbud tree.
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The narcissus below is one of my favorites but most of the buds formed too early and were frozen so I only have a few blooms of this variety.
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The big surprise is some of my azaleas already have blooms and they are 6 to 8 weeks early. Our average last frost date isn't until mid April and my azaleas are too big to cover.
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My azalea in the next shot is almost as tall as a tree. They have never started blooming this early.
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My camellia in the next shot is always one of the early bloomers and it can handle some frost.
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With the mild winter this year there is no telling what will happen. Winter may be over or it may come calling again.
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It has been almost like summer this weekend.
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I took a lot of pictures of my narcissus and couldn't decide which to use.
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I seem to have trouble in general picking shots which is why I'm posting so many.
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The flowers were all drenched by a downpour last night.
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They look so different when they are holding onto the water droplets.
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They certainly got almost more water than they could handle.
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It always seems that there is either too little or too much moisture. I'd rather have too much than too little.
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The last shot is of one of my redbud trees.
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15 comments:

Denise said...

Looks like Spring out there :) Beautiful blooms Carver, does the heart good to see such a lovely variety. Thanks for sharing so many.

Indrani said...

You have a wonderful variety of blooms. What joy!

Carletta said...

Things are really coming out there.
Love the narcissus photos with and without water and your camellias are beautiful! I liked that one of your neighbor's but the white is so lovely.
Hubs and I were on the front porch today and as we looked at all that was budding out he remarked he hoped we didn't get a frost. Being here in West Virginia it could very well happen.

Lui said...

Oh, what lovely stunning shots of your garden! I love that the gorgeous flowers bloom wildly!

ewok1993 said...

just a feast to the eyes.

Randi said...

Lovely shots of beautiful flowers. I really wish I could see your lovely garden for real.

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Carver,
Thanks so much for this wonderful Spring mood for our Sunday, these flowers are magnificent!
Léia

Crafty Green Poet said...

what lovely spring flowers! We've also had a mild winter and an early spring,

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

I don't know how you could possibly choose! All your flower shots are so lovely. The azaleas (in particular) make me lonesome for Oregon == although geographically you are closer to us when we're here in Florida, your climate is way closer to what we had there.

lina@women's perspectives said...

Thanks for sharing these beauties :)

Luna Miranda said...

gorgeous collection! spring has finally arrived.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful flowers.

Regards and best wishes

Arija said...

The trouble with camellias is their dislike for rain, they always get badly stained. Great to see all the wonderful flowers in your garden as well as your beautiful guest friend photo of the tulip.

Sandi McBride said...

Beauty!
hugs
Sandi

EG CameraGirl said...

It all looks so beautiful, Carver! Happy first day of spring!