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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A Few Spring Colors..

Finally my Daffs are starting to bloom, later than last year.
Calendula has been flowering on and off all winter.
My husband spotted the first Ipheion- Rolf Fiedler of the year yesterday afternoon. In my search to find the time of the first bloom last year I stumbled on a post I did about it on my old blog. I can't get the link to work so if you are interested in reading it, google Ipheion Rolf Fieldler and you'll see FamilyandFlowers come up. Some of you left comments on that post too.
It was posted February 19, 2009 my flowers are a few weeks later this year.
We received 8/10 of rain last night, it will be at or below freezing the next few mornings and then warming up for the weekend..can you believe we spring forward an hour in 12 days? Ahh, Spring is surely right around the corner!

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Today I am Thankful for the splash of spring color I see around me!

38 comments:

Marsha said...

Today, I am thankful for your burst of spring color so that you could brighten my day with your photos.

I love daffodils and just yesterday bought some silk ones to brighten my home - I have trouble growing them as the moles/voles tend to eat those bulbs more than tulip ones.

The blue flower is just gorgeous - I have never seen another like it!

Thank you for always sharing the beauty that you do - I am sorry that I don't always have time to come to your blog and comment but I do read every single post in google reader.

Cyndy said...

Your Ipheion is scrumptious! Extreme covetous envy :)

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

What a stunning shade of blue. I would like a summer cottage, with all the bedrooms painted with that color. The floors would be dark wood, and all the furniture and curtains white. Lovely.

Jen

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love that color of blue, Darla. One of my fav's!!!!!! Yes---we all have had a harsh winter this year --and most all of the spring flowers will be later I'm sure.

We are still in winter here since we have 2 inches of snow on the ground today. GADS!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Di said...

Your flowers are all bright and beautiful Darla. Hope you have a wonderful week.

Susie said...

That's a beautiful blue color. I don't remember seeing that flower before.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Such a pretty blue bloom Darla. Great closeup.This silly cold winter has set your garden back too this year. I cannot believe it is still cool down there. Those yellow daffodils makes it look warm anyway.The snow is slowly melting here now. In the fifties Sunday. Wow girl I will think it is summer. LOL!

Deb said...

so beautiful....can't wait to see them blooming here..

Amy said...

What a pretty post. I love the blue bloom and the close up is awesome!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It seems strange that it's colder there than here. I'm glad you're seeing more of your Spring flowers. I really like the Calendula.
The Littlest Gardener requested to wear her gardening shirt from Darla to preschool today :)

Leedra said...

Beautiful flowers, as usual.

That header Bluebird photo looks familiar, bet by now you have a VERY dirty car. Once they find the mirror that will stay at it. LOL!

Kyna said...

My daffodils came up later than last year as well! Yours are beautiful :D

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful!!!!

Robin~♥

bennie and patsy said...

The blue is so pretty and I love seeing the daffodils.
Patsy

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Darla,
I enjoyed your spring blooms. I'm not familiar with the one that starts with an i. I love that blue bloom with the yellow in the center.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Beautiful pictures, Darla!
My daffodils will be blooming soon, too. I can't wait!! It's when I know that spring is here!

sweet bay said...

The Ipheion is beautiful!

Julie said...

I am so jealous of your daffodils! :) Sure wish they would grow down here!!! Beautiful!

Autumn Belle said...

Your spring blooms are just lovely. I am so jealous!

Carol said...

I am thankful too Darla! Your yellows especially cheer me up, as the snow is falling all around. I love your header photo of the Bluebird!! Great shot! ;>))

Kimberly said...

The blue flower gets my vote! It's really beautiful and you captured it so nicely...vivid colors and contrast!

NellJean said...

Every year is different. The ipheion is beautiful. I forgot to plant calendula last fall.

tina said...

Later blooms seem to be the word of the day. It is really something about the weather. That ipheion is beautiful.

Gail said...

Darla, Ipheion Rolf Fieldler is a keeper! I adore his blue face and bright yellow eyes. In case I haven't mentioned this before your photos rock! The bluebird header is a winner in my book. xoxogail

Dorothy said...

Wow! What lovely spring flowers!! That blue one is just perfect!!!! Look forward to seeing more from your yard!!!

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Lovely blooms! There were winters when I had calendula blooming even under the snow. It's such tough plant! Yours is gorgeous! The blue flower is a masterpiece!
Thank you, Darla, for looking at my magnolia flowers. You guessed it!

Jenny said...

Love that blog header picture. That is really cool. And all the colorful flower pictures. Thank you for sharing.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Darla, that is absolutely the best header!!!

I'm not surprised the blooms are later this year. What an unusually harsh winter we have all had.
Marnie

George said...

I really enjoyed seeing your daffodils and other flowers in bloom. It's going to be a couple of weeks or more before we have any color like that up here. So I hope you will continue to share the beauties from your garden.

Carolyn Parker said...

I have white ipieon blooming now, your pictures of it are fabulous!

Jean said...

It's just not fair! All I see is snow! No even a grasss siting!

Becca's Dirt said...

Absolutely stunning flower. I am not familiar with that one but it is so pretty. Great camera work. My daffs didn't get planted till Jan so they will be late blooming. They have all come up. In my post yesterday the garden I am enlarging has 55 daffs planted in that little circle.

Meredith said...

Beautiful! That blue is just right to soothe this winter-weary soul. :)

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