Spring Blooms

I took a few photos of the flowers currently in bloom while out walking the other day. Those of you in warmer climates can feel superior or at least laugh at how behind we are here in Southern Ontario. At least I can stop sending psychic S.O.S signals out into the world. Winter, you have not destroyed me yet! But very close. Very, very close.

Photo by Gayla Trail
    Crocus cultivar
Photo by Gayla Trail
    Snowdrops (Galanthus)
Photo by Gayla Trail
    Iris reticulata
Photo by Gayla Trail
    Siberian Squill (Scilla siberica) – For the superstitious this one came up as “image 666.”
Photo by Gayla Trail
    The rarely seen bush-habit-forming spring satin rose. (Rosa faux satinus)
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8 thoughts on “Spring Blooms

  1. We have tons of Rosa faux satinus growing around here. Just a short walk down the block and there are hundreds of them popping up on old graves and such at a tiny church graveyard. Lovely specimens really…

  2. It all comes out in the wash…

    We are having great weather now with pretty blooms and yummy veggies…but when yours gets going ours will be wilting and buring up in the blazing summer heat! I am not ready for 100F summers yet!
    but they are creeping up fast…at least here in Texas anyway. :(

  3. We have hardly any blooms here in Louisville Thanks to extremely weird weather this year, we went from 70-80F to under 30F for about a week… and most of the trees and flowers thought it was winter, I suppose, and turned brown or died.

    No dogwood blossoms this year, I guess. :(

    Yaaaaaay climate change.

  4. I know what you mean. I almost had crocuses in Jan (months too early) but they managed to make it through and come up at the right time. Gardening as a result of climate change will be a lot about dealing with unexpected extremes.

  5. We had a hard freeze in Tennessee a couple of weeks ago that killed a lot of the new growth on shrubs and trees. It looks more like autumn in some areas- with brown leaves falling from the trees. It will be interesting to see how these plants bounce back from the cold weather of what they called- Dogwood Winter.

  6. We had a hard frost here in Georgia and it killed a lot of our flowes our snowball bushes are brown and crispy! It is very disapointing because last year people from our street would come and take pictures of them because they were so blue.
    but now it is getting a couple of green leafs.
    so dont yall give up hope on your plants yet!

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