Spring Bulbs!

Ahhhh, the long awaited, much anticipated spring bulbs are blooming. Hyacinths and early daffodils have been out for awhile, but the tulips have begun their show, along with the later blooming white daffodils. Some pics from today:

red tulips

It’s beginning to look a lot like Beltane! Those red tulips have been here longer than we have, and they normally bloom on May 1, right along with the dandelion and wild violet show out back. We’re over ten days ahead of schedule this year. For years I have told David that if I could just get enough intentional plants in the ground, then the wild edibles would look charming. Indeed, they finally do, echoing the daffodils and hyacinths sprinkled around the yard in shades of yellow and purple:

dandelions and violets

 

Because it went from very cold to 80’s in less than one week, we’ve got early and mid season tulips all bursting forth in rapid succession. These double tulips began white and then darkened to pink as they opened like peonies:

double tulips

And I love these peaches and cream looking ones hanging out by the yarrow, blueberry bushes and our driveway:

peachy tulips

Another regular showstopper from before we moved in — we’ve got two huge clumps of white daffodils that greet me first thing in the morning when I lift the blinds. I have no idea if squirrels or a human planted these and the random red tulips around the yard, but they’ve become old, familiar friends in a continually evolving neighborhood of plants:

white daffodils

And yes, the gradual creep of intentional beauty continues, as I’ve begun mulching and planting the very edges of the second yard. I really am taking over the neighborhood one bulb, fruit tree and perennial at a time. OK, maybe a thousand bulbs, dozens of fruit trees and hundreds of perennials at a time …

but it’s happening!

11 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature on April 21, 2016 at 2:25 am

    Beautiful!!!

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  2. Thank you! Such welcome sights. 🙂

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  3. Posted by Sky on April 21, 2016 at 3:22 am

    What a beautiful spring parade! Thanks for sharing it with us. I especially like the peaches and cream tulips and the short tulips that unfold into a multi-petaled peony- like blossom,.

    The life force is running strong and happy in your two combined yards! ❤

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  4. Posted by James G on April 21, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Love your garden Laura! Beautiful pics.

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  5. Reblogged this on Illuminations Now!!.

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  6. Really pretty.
    Wish this would last all year in Ohio.

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  7. Thanks, Lisa! I know the feeling. I’ve been researching all the different blooming times of bulbs, flowers and trees, aiming to have something in bloom for as long as possible with no lulls. It really makes a difference — great for the bees and for the soul!

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  8. Thank you, James!

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  9. Thanks so much, Sky! Yes, it does feel like a happy parade.

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  10. Posted by C Wells on April 22, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Nice flowers Laura, hope you show pictures of the second yard in progress, so exciting to see beautiful gardens being created where there was neglect. Awesome!

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  11. Thanks, C Wells, and yes, I will show pictures of the second yard as it progresses. Thanks so much for your interest and support!

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