Saturday, May 3, 2014

Early Blooms to Colour my Spring

Spring
"Today is the day when bold kites fly,
When cumulus clouds roar across the sky.
When robins return, when children cheer,
When light rain beckons spring to appear.

Today is the day when daffodils bloom,
Which children pick to fill the room,
Today is the day when grasses green,
When leaves burst forth for spring to be seen."
~Robert McCracken~

The gardens in our southern part of Ontario are a good couple of weeks behind what they normally are in spring. The tete a tete daffodils, siberian squills and grape hyacinths are doing their best to give us some colour and finally we have hyacinths and larger daffodils opening.
 Tete a tete in a mini vase. (Naricissus)
The delicate lines and shading of a siberian squill. (Scilla siberica)
Until we get more colourful blooms, thank you fellow bloggers for sharing your inspiring photos of flowering shrubs, lilacs and peonies.
I will be linking with Mary for Mosaic Monday.

35 comments:

Beth said...

Very pretty, Judith! Those first blooms are so precious and special as they herald the beginning of beautiful spring days.
Hugs, Beth

Debbie Koperski said...

I can't believe you have blooms in Canada!!! I have nothing but sprouts here in northern lower Michigan! Are you a magic garden fairy???? Judith????
xoxoxo

Donna said...

We are 2 weeks behind too so a few wildflowers and early bulbs...

orchid Miyako said...

Beautiful flowers in Mosaic. I LOVE Narcissus and I needed to check about Scilla siberica with pc p;)

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

My name is Riet said...

Hi Judith. Nature is late in your part of the world and here everything is blooming one month too early. It is a strange world.
I love your flowers and collages so colorful and pretty.
Have a nice week.

Sylvia said...

Oh yes, those first flowers that appear from the ground as if to say "awake from your sleep for spring is here" is what our hearts wait to see. Very pretty!

Sunray Gardens said...

Ours are way behind also. I feel like I am losing the best parts of the gardening season. Hopefully things get better for all of us Northerners soon.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Carolyn said...

It is so lovely to see the first burst of spring color! You are a little ahead of us here though....my daffy's are just getting ready to bloom.

Carolyn

Diane said...

Oh what a beautiful post. All such beautiful colours and so worth waiting for!

Nancy's Notes said...

I'm just loving your bursts of color! Enthhralling!!
Have a happy and blessed Sunday~
Nancy

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So pretty! xoxo

Montanagirl said...

Gorgeous! Love the Daffodil! Still only 36 degrees here this morning: no blooms in sight yet.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Judith, your daffies are so pretty I love the yellows and purple colors and plants together. Beautiful images, have a happy week!

Pondside said...

This morning I dead-headed the daffodils - so sad to see them all finished. I don't think we planted enough tulips - I'm missing that shot of pink and mauve that I love from them.
I like your yellow and blue very much!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Your photos are beautiful as always :)

Western PA here..behind as well. The crabapple trees in my yard have just come in to bloom...a week or two later than usual. My lilac appears to be weeks away yet and my snowball bush is just now getting tiny formations on it.

podso said...

As I said to Pamela a nice thing about blogging is to see the different stages each blogger's garden is at, as there is such variety. It's nice to see sunny daffodils again!

Lorrie said...

The first blooms of spring are so very welcome, especially this year, after the dreadful long winter you've had. The blue squills are so pretty and delicate. Enjoy the week ahead!

Vee said...

We are so far behind, but must catch up one of these days.

Linda H said...

I too have a few blooms finally.. crocus, chionodoxa, and the squill are just coming into bloom. The daffs are budded but no blooms yet. We're behind, but they're coming, slowly but surely...

Leslie's Garden said...

Thank goodness for early blooming flowers! We are pretty far ahead of you, I'm already moving into my third phase (tulips and iris are done). You mosaics are so pretty.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful and colorful blooms.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Yes, the first blooms are what gives us hope - so pretty!
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

A Quiet Corner said...

A beautiful collection!!! ...:)JP

Kim Stevens said...

I miss the peonies I had growing up in Indiana, and now I'm in Texas and you really don't ever see them. There is a variety that my nursery sells, but it's far too prices for one bush!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Hi Judith, you ARE quite a few weeks behind us in Virginia. This means I can keep seeing spring flowers when we enter summer here. The blogging world is great, isn't it? We can stretch out our favorite season!

September Violets said...

Even though our spring is late this year, the few flowers that ARE blooming are bringing us extra happiness just because they survived that harsh winter :) Your flowers are very pretty ... spring blooms are the best! Have a great week Judith. Wendy x

Poppy said...

Hi Judith,

How inspiring to see such beautiful bursts of colour in this unusually late spring, here, in southern Ontario! Yesterday was the first day that I could feel, see, and smell spring!

Have a wonderful week!

Poppy

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello dear Judith

Oh I love to see the lovely Spring blooms arriving in your garden!
Now they surely make those cold winter days pale into insignificance - I hope so!

Hugs
Shane x

Donna said...

Ah, these are lovely!

Tomoko said...

Hello,Judith,
Love to see that you are surrounded by those pretty spring flowers. Spring is arriving in your garden!!
Let's enjoy spring!

Ida said...

So pretty. Most of ours have now bloomed so now I am enjoying your pretty spring flowers.

Mary Cromer said...

For the first time in over 20 years, my Siberian Squil did not come up hardly at all...and your images of them and others, just stunning~

Susan ~ Southern Fascinations said...

Judith...our daffodils are just a pretty memory for this year. Seeing yours brings a smile...one of my favorite flowers...so bright and happy! Know that your springtime will continue to evolve ...enjoy! Susan

edenhills said...

You have such beautiful flowers here. I love the editing you've done. I'm afraid I'll have to enjoy other people's flowers this year, as the goats have enjoyed mine a bit too much.

Angela McRae said...

The spring flowers have come and gone at my house, so it's extra nice to be able to enjoy spring a little while longer here with you!

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