Monday, March 30, 2009

Frosty Monday Morning

Yes, we woke to frost this morning. I didn't mind because the flowers didn't seem to mind it at all. The only thing that seemed to mind was the magnolia tree. The winds that brought the rain and then the cold and frost blew off many of the petals. We have a path that has been almost covered with magnolia leaves. What blooms that are left on the tree look pretty yucky.The white tulips out front just thumbed their pretty noses at the frost...you go girls.
Those freckled hellebores just giggled at the cross weather.
The hyacinths are a little fickle. They laid almost down then perked up in the sun. I hope this is our last frost.





33 comments:

Teri C said...

Geez, these blooms are gorgeous!! Get your paints out there.

beckie said...

Frost here this morning too, Lisa. But I don't have the pretty flowers yet like you. I love the petal strewn path, but feel sorry for the poor trees.:( Those tulips are gorgeous as are the hyacinths. My lilac buds don't seem to be affected!! Here's to no more frosts.

Diana said...

That's it -- you've got hearty plants, insteady of wimpy wimpy wimpy plants like we do! Love the Hellebores, Lisa. They are a new discovery of mine and I just love them. Hope you are done with frost -- and I hope WE are too!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

What a pity to lose the magnolia blooms. We had really nasty weather yesterday too, even snow. I certainly hope that is the last of it!

Gail said...

Lisa...Some plants are resilient, but not the saucer magnolias...It was quit nippy this morning and I could see the frost on the roofs but none in the garden...I noticed that the daffs seemed to be standing up tall! I think that 70 degree weather is too warm and they loved the cool down! Hello spring! gail

Tessa at Blunders with shoots, blossoms 'n roots said...

Beautiful shots, frost or no! Plants are so amazing :)

Barb said...

The ground sure looked pretty from those magnolia blossoms. I hope it's your last frost, too. I'm depending on you for pictures of blooming things!

Chandramouli S said...

What lovely blooms! Especially the white Hyacinths and Tulips! Glad they didn't mind the rains!

SandyCarlson said...

Magnolia sure are fragile. They grow here, and we have to enjoy every second of their blossoms.

Your flowers are beauties.

Jayne said...

We also had a light frost yesterday morning Lisa, and thankfully, the daffodils also scoffed at it! :c)

Pam/Digging said...

I love your white tulips and hellebores. They're lovely.

Frances said...

Hi Lisa, great shots, I love the blue in the first one. Is that scilla, or chiondoxia? Glad to hear the hyacinths will stand back up. Ours were flat, as were some of the tulips and daffs after our frost.
Frances

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
Your white flowers are so pretty. I also have had much coldness. The path of magnolia blooms does look pretty...although I like them on the tree the best!
Our last frost is in May. I wait for the tenders until then.
I did lose a few daffodils in the ice and snow we had ove rthe weekend but for the most part they popped back up.
Spring is exciting! Your parade of flowers continues to amaze me.
Sherry

Roses and Lilacs said...

The magnolia trees are so beautiful in bloom but the period is short. I remember the 'snow' of pink and white petals.
Marnie

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa....so sad that the lovely magnolia did not give a full display.....they are such beautiful trees when in full bloom....

We have frosts every night at the moment....but that is typical of British weather......we can have them until early May, even beyond.

I have plants being moved in and out of the greenhouse most days....I will be glad when the weather has settled......

The hellebores are great....they take everything and still look stunning....but they are one of my favourite plants.....

Jamie and Randy said...

The frost got our Magnolia blooms this year too. They didn't stand a chance. :-(

Phillip said...

What is the flower in the first photo? Very pretty.

arythrina said...

We had frost too... the tulips flattened down in the morning and perked up again by the time I came home. Do you really think we might be finished with the freezing weather by now?

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I love the look of pink petals strewn across the grass, even if it means they aren't on the tree anymore. The Chionodoxa & the Tulips are so pretty.

verobirdie said...

Beautiful flowers! Your hyacinths seem to raise their arms to welcome the spring :-)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Phillip, the little blue flowers are chinodoxa. A sweet little blub. It looks delicate but it must be tough to survive our winters and look so beautiful.

ShySongbird said...

Beautiful flowers Lisa, I loved the Hellebore in particular.
It is a little milder again here in the UK but our weather can lull us into a false sense of security and change very suddenly, but at least we are heading in the right direction and it is lovely to have BST(British Summer Time) so it doesn't get dark so early. We put the clocks forward an hour last weekend. I believe you do the same but a little earlier in the month?
All good wishes from the UK.

Naturegirl said...

Beautiful confetti on your lawn but I know they should be on the branches..wishing you sunshine and lots of blossoms! hugs NG

Barbara said...

Your first flower, I think it is a chinodoxa (?) has a very special colour, which I like very much. Mine are much darker and just came out of the soil. I'm sure we'll still get some frosty days in the near future.

Northern Shade said...

I really appreciate the way the hardy early bulbs bloom, when the other plants are still reluctant to emerge. I love Chionodoxa, and the way it will bloom through the frost. Your magnolia lawn does look pretty, even if you have to look down, instead of up now.

Rose said...

So sad about your magnolia tree, Lisa. We had one at our former house, and it seemed every other year we would get a hard freeze just as it was ready to bloom. When it did manage to bloom it was gorgeous, though. Glad to see everything else in your garden took the cold in stride.
Everything is definitely in full bloom here in Arizona!

Marvin said...

Love your beautiful flowers, Lisa. No frost down this far. A frost is still possible but becomes less likely with each passing day.

Deb said...

I love paths of petals - the Magnolia is so beautiful. No sooner does it bloom the wind scatters its petals everywhere.

Layanee said...

I love the chionodoxa. The generally are reliable bloomers here for Patriot's Day. I think that is in a week or two but you have got to love that blue! Dreary weather still but warming up!

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for stopping by. I am enjoying your flowers as I await mine.

yoon see said...

I really love all the images here. I wonder why not your write a boo on flowers. Your images and sharing are so beautiful & touching!

RuthieJ said...

I hope it's your last frost too! It would be awful for all those pretty flowers to get frozen.

Cicero Sings said...

I really like hellebores ... mine were still under snow on Sunday ... they may be clear now. I do hope they bloom this year.