Spring!

gardenbug(Canada zone 5)February 3, 2007

This is a separate thread for those who can deal with photos.

I am SO looking forward to spring, and to me, that usually means yellow in the garden, followed by blue.

There are certain blooms that really announce spring to me and I'll share them here, hoping you will share those special plants that truly mean SPRING to you! These are from April 2006.

Hellebores

Bloodroot

Daffodils

Hepatica

Primula 'Lady Greer"

Variegated Astrantia

Corydalis - Mine were devoured by rabbits though :(

Trillium come in May.

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lmcilhargie

Marie, I'll gladly dream of spring with you on this cold winter day. Here are a few I came up with...

Eden

    Bookmark   February 3, 2007 at 4:02PM
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gardenbug(Canada zone 5)

Oh wonderful! Thanks for the stroll Eden!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2007 at 6:31PM
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chelone

Pretty, pretty!

I'm loving Hepatica, Redbud, Corydalis, and Brunnera. Very nice ladies.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2007 at 6:56PM
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Monique z6a CT(6a CT)

Gorgeous colorful photos!! Thanks for this thread Marie. Here are my contributions...

    Bookmark   February 3, 2007 at 7:26PM
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gardenbug(Canada zone 5)

OMG, I can't wait!!!!

Are those Mayapples Eden, near the sweet woodruff? I just love your gardens Monique- lilacs, the new hosta leaves and heucheras. The new growth on the evergreens. All the added garden decorations are terrific too.

Meanwhile, brrrrr.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2007 at 8:45PM
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vtskiers(z6a CentralCT)

Oh boy, just the inspiration I need on a cold, winter night. Here's my contribution-a collection of favorites from various years.

2003

2004

2005

2006

    Bookmark   February 3, 2007 at 9:25PM
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dodgerdudette

What a fun thread with wonderful photos ! These are from today...

Daphne-close but no ceegar ! I look every day to see if the blooms have popped open.

I went to the garden center today to buy some snapdragons and also came home with these very cool Hellebores

This one is called Speckeled Lady

This one is called Blue Lady

Kathy in Napa

    Bookmark   February 3, 2007 at 9:42PM
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cynthia_gw

GB, That's funny, I was staring at the Mayapples wondering what they were. My brain just not recognizing them unil you used the word!

Spring Spring Spring, love everyone's pictures!

And a couple from me ~

    Bookmark   February 3, 2007 at 9:51PM
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lmcilhargie

What a great thread this is turning out to be. Just what I needed today. Thanks everyone for taking the time to post these beautiful shots! Here's a couple more pictures of the mayapples. The first one is when they are first coming up and the second one is a closer shot of them. They always remind me of little Dr. Suess trees.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2007 at 10:16PM
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gardenbug(Canada zone 5)

I love the shots of the mayapples emerging...ANYTHING emerging.

Pulsatilla

Bloodroot

Peony

Asparagus

Clematis (Juuli)

    Bookmark   February 3, 2007 at 11:09PM
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wendy2(zone 6 MA)

I thought I had spring fever before this - I am burning up now!! Such beauty; I can't wait for Spring!

Here are some of my pics:

Love the changes too:

This was on April 15th

This is one week later on April 22nd

    Bookmark   February 4, 2007 at 9:50AM
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gardenbug(Canada zone 5)

Just so you really appreciate all these wonders, here's my bathroom window today:

High of 3.2F expected today with the wind chill at minus 23.8F. And it IS windy!

    Bookmark   February 4, 2007 at 10:12AM
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cynthia_gw

Love the emerging foliage, especially the Bloodroot and May Apples.

Here's my Daphne blooming last February Kathy, although I think the bud stage is beautiful too. Haven't ventured out back to see if it's blooming yet this year. I had no place to put it that was near the house, so I have to make a point to find it when it's in bloom. Oh, the scent. I bought it as a stick from Lowes 5 years ago, and it has survived and grown so nicely though I know they can die off quickly for no apparent reason!

    Bookmark   February 4, 2007 at 11:01AM
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chelone

Outside right now, it's hard to believe that the treasures will return. I love the Mayapples and the Daphne.

Some of my favorites:

    Bookmark   February 4, 2007 at 11:35AM
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gardenbug(Canada zone 5)

I LOVE FERNS! :-)

    Bookmark   February 4, 2007 at 12:00PM
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Marian_2(Z6 ARKozarks)

I am loving all these pics, espacially the emerging shoots. I have daffodil bloom buds under the snow..awaiting a warm spell ! We always have crocus in this month ( maybe not this year? ). I don't remember when my May Apples and Bloodroot show new growth....probably in March, when we are surrounded with blooms, high and low !

Marie, I am so envious of your Hepatica! I love them. I had a paler variety, but lost it. I love the Corydalis too.

Cynthia, your pink Dogwood makes me more determined to get a pink one. I bought one from the Beautification Committee, but it only shows pink just as it is fading ! I would love a Magnolia also, but our late frosts usually wipe their blooms out.

Eden, I love your Pulmonaria, and Forget-me-nots !

Monique, is the blue in your first pic scilla?

I see so much beauty in all your pics....too much to comment on them all.I could add a lot of my own, but will wait until the 2007 show begins...:-)

Marian

    Bookmark   February 5, 2007 at 9:48AM
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