Saturday, April 25, 2009

Spring flowers at last!

These little blue stars were the first. Too bad they look sunbleached.
It was a hot, dry, dusty, blowy day. I wanted to take a pic of these daffodils this morning when they were still closed. But, the sun was too strong. Today it was 28 C or somewhere in the 80's! Most unusual for April. After supper I took my camera outside. The sky was overcast. Ah, perfect for picture taking (I'm learning). To my surprise this one had opened! You can see a bit of purple hyacinth just behind.
This lighter one, pictured down below, is just beginning to open. Tomorrow rain is predicted, so I don't know whether this daffodil will fully open in the rain, or wait until another sunny day. Isn't it exciting to watch them open one by one?
Last, but not least, are my favourite. Teeny, tiny, bell-like daffodils. They may look big in the pic, because I held my camera up close, but they are a miniature variety. So sweet!
What's blooming in your Spring garden?

18 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Congrats Wendy!!!!! It's spring in your area. Our Daffodils are GONE now---so I'll just have to enjoy YOURS...

Have a great Sunday.
Hugs,
Betsy

Celia said...

I've never seen those tiny daffodils, so cute. Thanks for the pictures. Isn't our weather strange lately? I suspect strange is going to become the norm. But the posies are still with us.

Beverly said...

Pretty much everything has bloomed, It was 85 F today, but nice.

Thank you for the sweet comments of my grandkids. They are my favorites to photograph.

Rose said...

Spring has come to you--hooray! I love those little blue flowers, and I agree I enjoy just watching the daffodils and tulips as they start to open. Your weather sounds just like ours--it was in the 80's yesterday and today. Then it's supposed to rain all week, so I spent a lot of time working in the garden today. My body is going to feel it tomorrow:)

beckie said...

Spring flowers Sounds as though this unusually warm weather is over most of the country. But I will take it over the cold. Hope you are having a great weekend.

femail doc said...

The shooting stars (is that what those little blue ones are called?) and the daffodils have come and gone, the tulips were literally nipped in the bud by last weeks snow, so phlox is blooming in my garden. Period. Just phlox.

Maggie May said...

I love the way Spring bulbs force their way through hostile looking hard soil, after a long winter.

At the moment my hyacinths are just past their best and tulips are out. Pulmonaria looking healthy and bright and Bleeding Heart (can't remember the proper name at the moment) is in lovely flower.
Clematis is shooting up (late flowering) and the honeysuckle hedge has to be cut back regularly, so doesn't flower as much as it should!

amelia said...

My rhubarb is starting to show!! We haven't had your warm temps yet but it did get up to 15 on Friday which was nice.
This morning all our bird baths were frozen again except the heated one of course!! I guess we'll keep it plugged in for a bit longer!

Grammy said...

I always get happy to see daffodils. They say SPRING!
Have a wonderful day.

Cheryl said...

Hi Wendy....it is lovely to see your spring blooms opening....I know you have waited a long time.....
I have a few daffs left but most have finished.....there are still a few tulips in bloom but most of them are spent.......My wisteria is just starting to bloom....absolute joy.....
Enjoy your spring blooms......

JeanMac said...

28! I'm moving to your town:) Our tulips are just forming buds.

Wendy said...

Hi Betsy, thank you. That's what I like about blogging. We can all enjoy each others' flowers.

Hi Celia - I expect you're right!

Hi Bev, Oh, I know we're behind in our flowers - we're much farther north than you are.

HI Rose, I know that feeling - spending the whole day in the garden and then suffering aches and pains for the rest of the week! Ah well, I still do it!

Hi Beckie - it does seem warm everywhere - it brings the flowers to bloom.

Hi Judy, yikes! Your spring is zooming along - too bad about the snow.

Hi Maggie May - spring has sprung in your area! I also have bleeding heart, but it hasn't come up yet. I'm not sure if it will this year. It's usually up by now.

Hi Amelia - rhubarb! Ohh, I used to grow that. Haven't in years. Hope yours is good. Frozen birdbath? Brrrrr.

Hi Grammy, yes I love the daffys too!

Hi Cheryl, I love visiting your garden. It's nice to watch everyone's come into bloom at different times.

Hi Jeanmac, oh you wouldn't like it here. Our climate is too harsh. I like yours better. My tulps aren't out yet.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Hi Wendy, beautiful pics! Always love to see pictures of daffodils. The blue flowers look so pretty. Good for you that spring, with all its blooms, is finally here.

Loved going through your last post too. Although I must say I haven't yet overheard a conversation like that!!!

Have a great week!

Naturegirl said...

Wendy! You are getting warmer weather than we are here! You are getting what I had while in AZ! How wonderful to see your Spring flowers..and yes the glare of the afternoon sun not so great for taking photos..I learned that while in AZ..those late afternoon shots show color much better as you nicely demonstrate!
Daffodils and tulips grape hyacynths and the peonies coming up through the earth..that's my report. Enjoy today!

Shammickite said...

I have some of those teey daffs too, they came in a plant arrangement and when they finished blooming indoors I planted them in the garden. I see they are almost ready to purst into bloom. So sweet!
Did you get that huge storm that roared through on Saturday night?

Mark said...

Thanks for sharing your views of spring! It was a very hot weekend here, loved every moment of the warmth.

Abba's Girl said...

Gorgeous pics! Daffodil season ended here in Feb.

I have Indigo Spires, Mexican Sage, Vincas, Lantana, Lobelia, Pansies, Snapdragons, Verbena, and Violas blooming at the minute. It's a cross over season between winter/early spring blooms and summer blooms.

Anna said...

Lovely to see your spring blooms Wendy. Your temperatures are so much warmer than us - I wonder how long your daffodils bloom for when it is so hot !