Saturday, April 26, 2008

More Spring Blooms

Gosh I got all involved with the fence project and what with work taking my spare time I just didn't get around the garden for a couple of days. It is amazing what can happen this time of year when you turn your back on your garden for a few days. The apple tree popped open with blooms. It is pretty full this year.

Here is an up close look at the apple blossoms. I think they are so sweet and delicate.

The creeping phlox is just gorgeous now. It had a few blooms earlier but decided not to be outdone by...


Later blooming daffodils. These beauties are such a pretty color of buttery yellow.

There are a couple of them that are turning white. I wonder if the netire clump will eventually do so or if this is just a result of the drought year last year and then all the rain this year.

Now Frances I know you will appreciate this next bloom. It is on a small azalea bush. This little azalea has been in the garden several years. It started out as one of those small azaleas that I bought to decorate the Easter table a few years ago. I put it in the ground wondering if it would survive our winters or if it was just one of those greenhouse plants. The little jewel has survived despite being moved several times, with limbs being broken off and having a terrible place to grow under a maple tree. So I really appreciate its little pink blooms and it will to live.


Our French Lilacs are blooming up a storm. They smell great but aren't as stongly scented as the old fashioned kind that grow across the street from our house.

I will leave you with a little more eye candy. This is Chocolate chips Ajuga all abloom and...

this bloom is on the Five leafed akebia vine known commonly as the chocolate vine. I really like this bloom I just wish it lasted longer.











21 comments:

A wildlife gardener said...

Two songs spring to mind...I'll be with you in apple blossom time...and...We'll gather lilacs in the Spring again...wonderful photos :)

garden girl said...

Beautiful blooms Lisa! I planted chocolate chip ajuga last spring, and I'm looking forward to seeing it bloom for the first time.

Your azalea is lovely, as are all your beautiful spring blooms.

Carol said...

Ah, spring. So many flowers, it is hard to pick a favorite, isn't it?

Many of those flowering trees would make great backgrounds for pictures of your garden hoes and tools!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Jayne said...

Oh, they are all so beautiful Lisa. I just love the spring blooms and your yard looks just full of them. :c)

nina said...

That chocolate vine is really unusual--and I've never heard of or seen one. I like the shape of its flowers and the many shades they display.

Kerri said...

I agree Lisa..the apple blossoms are so delicate and sweet. How lovely to see the bloom on your brave little Azalea. And you have lilacs already!
Your garden is looking delightful! That chocolate vine bloom is amazing!

Rose said...

Isn't it amazing how how quickly everything comes into bloom this time of year, particularly if you don't have time to pay attention for a day or two. You are still ahead of us, but my flowering trees are just about ready to "pop."
Love the azalea!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Lisa, are you guys expecting a light freeze down you way too? I'm so bummed about that.

You have some lovely spring blooms now. I'm amazed by that azalea!

beckie said...

Lisa, I love those late blooming daffodils! Don't you just love this time of year with something coming into bloom each day. Of course, everything is sooo pretty.

Pat Leuchtman said...

Lisa, Your photos are so beautiful and they make me happy to think I will have many of those same blossoms very soon. Our summerhouse, The Cottage Ornee, sits wedged in between an ancient apple and a highbush cranberry, with a mock orange at the corner. Blossoms and when the mock orange blooms wonderful fragrance. Pat at Commonweeder

Amy said...

So beautiful!

Teri C said...

It really is spring there and popped up so fast. Beautiful blossoms!!

Cheryl said...

All the photos are great Lisa but the chocolate vine is beautiful. I have never seen one before, quite lovely.

Mel said...

So full of life and colour!!
Beautiful!!

vertie said...

Oh my goodness, what lovely blossoms. I've never even heard of half of those plants but less seen them. Thanks for the tour.

jodi said...

Well, Lisa, when spring decides to get serious, she doesn't fool around, does she? Glad to see so many great blooms in your wonderful garden!
The talks are going fine--great turnouts and questions, though I'm a bit hoarse and more than a little tired tonight, too.

Layanee said...

I breathe a sigh of relief when I see these flowers after such a long winter. Lovely pictures of your garden.

Karen said...

Your blooms are absolutely beautiful!

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

That chocolate vine is amazing. I must find such a thing and see if I can make it work here.

RuthieJ said...

All those beautiful colors.....I would love to find yarn the same color as that creeping phlox to knit a lacy shawl!

Barbara said...

Lucky Lisa, you already have the blooms and scent of lilacs! I love this plant. Wonderful pictures as always.