Seemed like the right time for a spring blooms thread, to take over where the What's Growing thread left off.
Here's a hyacinth in my front walk garden.
Spring Blooms in the UMW
Bore us! I have been waiting for MONTHS now for color! I'm enjoying them all. I took pictures over the weekend and will maybe post some later. Have to get them on here (laptop) first.
I agree with cece--I could never get bored with pictures of plants and blooms. Your daffodils and other blooms make me smile, Dimmer!
And everyone else...keep 'em comin!
now what happened. they disappeared. Go find them and be back.
I love the forget-me-nots! How long are they supposed to bloom?
try this again, nope they''re gone; :(
I'm not sure Kayly....but they sure were and are a beautiful sight for sore eyes? Hopefully they'll last through to June if not longer.
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Okay I promise I'm done now. Anyone else have pictures to share?
Everything's comin' on strong, cece! Pretty oriole, too. I only saw one in my yard (at my old house) last year, but he didn't want to stick around for some reason. I put out oranges but I think some of the bully birds (we had a lot of cow birds) chased him and his mate away.
I've read and learned from experience the oranges may attract but grape jelly is what keeps them coming back. This year I have 2 jelly feeders up; 1 for a jar of grape jelly and 1 that has two jelly stations and 2 places for 1/2 oranges. I have 3 this year that have gotten to where they hang around a few hours a day as long as the camera isn't out. They seem to be camera shy. This morning I was out filling one of the feeders and two of them decided to come to the feeders even with me standing there, so I'm making progress with them.
How cool, cece! I think I'll have to try attracting them now that I don't live quite so close to the red wing blackbirds and cowbird hangouts. They seemed to bully all my favorite birds away. I was sad when my indigo bunting and goldfinches stopped coming to the feeder regularly.
Took a few photos today. Here's a bloom on the new bleeding heart I just planted.
I ordered a bleeding heart 'Burning Hearts'? Came in in a 2" pot. Planted that over the weekend and am hoping it gets big enough to bloom for me yet this season. Crossing my fingers.
My red bleeding heart's blooms are funky looking this year. I'll see if I can manage a close up of the blooms after dgd goes to preschool in about 10 minutes.
I really want 'Burning Hearts!' I'm hoping they still have it at The Flower Factory (it's on their perennial list for this year) when I head out there hopefully this weekend. I haven't had the greatest luck with the fringe-leaf dicentras, but I'm hoping that luck will change with the lighter soil here. The old place was heavy clay.
Cece, you are so lucky you have Orioles! Being in a suburb of Chicago, we just get the cowbirds, sparrows, grackles, etc. Although we do have Red Wing Black Birds, woodpeckers, and finches, which I love. And . . . three days ago, I saw red breasted grosbeaks in the yard all day and got a picture of one . . . but now they're gone! Migrating? Probably.
Kayly, your bleeding heart is beautiful! And, Dimmer - wow, you've got a lot! And you work nights? Whew - I'm pooped just thinking about it. I don't have a whole lot going on in my yard yet, but here's a pic of my backyard. I have, however, put in about 8 shrubs in the last couple of weeks in spots other than this area in the picture. I'll send pics of those when they look like something! Hope you guys up in Wisconsin are getting good weather, too - we've been in the 70s for 3 days! (Remember a couple months ago when we cheered when it was 50??)
Love your curvy bed, Sherri...very pretty!
It's been in the high 60s here for several days. Great weather for working outside, since it's not too "buggy" yet and the cool air is perfect for planting. I'm lovin' it!
We had 70's yesterday, 60's the day before. Not sure what today will bring.
I have the grackles, the red-wing blackbirds, woodpeckers,n robins, mourning doves, some plain looking sparrows, gold finches. too. I think I must have a hummer or two because the feeder doesn't stay full though I haven't physically seen any unless the Orioles are eating that too. Come to think of it haven't seen the Orioles this morning yet and that is unusual going by the last few days they are at the feeders this time of morning. Course I'm not really paying attention right now.