Friday, March 5, 2010

Blooming Friday~ The very beginning of spring


One of the clumps of daffs will be opening soon. This one I think is the double Narcissus pseudonarcissus or Lent Lily. There's a single in there, too, which I prefer over the double.
I would love to have a garden paved with the singles, they have such grace. These came from
my husband's grandmother's garden.
 

Other than that, it's more of the same. :) There's not much blooming here this time of year, but what is blooming is delightfully fragrant.

I think it would be interesting to do a blindfold test to see how many people could tell the difference between Winter Honeysuckle and Daphne. The fragrance of both plants has a very sweet essence of lemon.

The Prunus mume by the mailbox still has some flowers on it, while this one in the big perennial bed is at its peak.
 

When flowers fade there's always buds to take their place.
 

 

Thank you to Katarina at roses and stuff for hosting Blooming Friday.

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful springphotos. They give me some hope but also a great envy. Thank you for sharing your lovely world with me up in the cold and white north ;-) Have a nice weekend!

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  2. That prunus mume fills me with envy - you've captured the sweet little flowers beautifully.

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  3. How nice to see daffodils growing somewhere! I have only seen them as expensive imported cut flowers. But every child reads the poem 'Daffodils' by Wordsworth.

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  4. Lovely blooms as always SweetBay. Wish I could be there to smell the different scents. Yesterday I worked out in my main garden and I could smell roses.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    FlowerLady

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  5. Sweetbay,
    Sweet! We are only days behind you, looking forward to spring. Our American plum and Eastern Redbud are not showing much yet.

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  6. How lovely to have plants passed down through your husband's family.

    ps. If I were a bee I know where I would want to live! :)

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  7. Beautiful pictures! I want a Prunus and Winter Honeysuckle! I'm sure the warm weather coming over the next few days will help the Narcissus open up.

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  8. I love that shade of pink and the pretty cup shaped blooms.
    Marnie

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  9. I agree, your Daffs hold special meaning being passed down. Lovely tree of pink...I saw the bee on the white flowering tree.

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  10. Daffs are not even above the ground here, yet. Snow is melting but it's still cold, which is normal and good this time of year. It's only since I've started reading blogs from all over that I feel all jealous, LOL! BTW, I found a local (ish) source for my rose 'Golden Wings.' So excited. Setigura still waiting patiently outside.

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  11. Lovely shots of spring blooms!!! I can´t wait for the spring to arrive...

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  12. ooh, those daffodils are going to pop open any minute ~ they're so close! Lucky you. Nice that they are passed along too. I have zero of those.
    I think I need a winter honeysuckle. Sounds delicious. I think you had a good assortment of blooms for the first Friday in March Sweet Bay.

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  13. Hi Sweetbay, I love the singles too and buds as much as full blown flowers. Lovely spring blooms! We are all in snow. It will change too... the closer spring comes to you the closer to us.

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  14. ... oh and about fragrance... it would be fun to be blindfolded and walk around a garden ... rather like a wine tasting... except the eyes rather than the bottles would be covered. ;>)

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  15. You realy have Spring. Here is just snow, snow and snow...
    Birgitta

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  16. wow such beautiful shots, you captured these very well :)

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  17. Hi Sweet Bay,
    I'm not familiar with your plants except for the daffodils. Well, I'm not sure if I have that kind, though. Some of mine are up, and I'm thinking the others will be soon. It's finally starting to warm up into the upper 40s and lower 50s around here. I am so ready for spring! Our kitchen is scheduled to be remodeled in a week and a half. I am excited for that, too.

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  18. It seems like the daffodils are late starting this year. I still only have one clump and could kick myself every spring for not having more.

    Your Prunus mume trees are so wonderful!

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  19. It certainly does look like spring in your area! I keep looking for any signs of daffodils coming up here, but no luck. Those Prunus Mumes are just amazing--their flowers seem to last so much longer than other flowering trees.

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  20. My winter Honeysuckle is not in bloom yet. I agree - it does have a beautiful fragrance.

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  21. Must be very nice to have daffs from your usbands relatives in your garden. Such a pretty memory!

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  22. I just adore your pink prunus, I don't think I've seen it before. What an energetic colour!

    Have a nice weekend!

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  23. Your Spring parade of flowers is coming along so nicely. Mine has just begun with the crocus. The bees are awake and have forund the crocus. My daffodiles are weeks from blooming. It is wonderful you have bulbs from your husband's family. I have been didivding my daffodiles for over thirty years. I have lots of clumps!
    Happy Spring!
    Sherry

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  24. That Prunus mume is all you need!

    Spring is late here this year. Very little is blooming right now.

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  25. Just yesterday I found some daffodils poking out of the ground, but it's going to be a good long while before we see any pretty blooms on flowering trees.

    donna

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  26. You know, I think maybe I COULD distinguish daphne fragrance from winter honeysuckle, but it sure would be interesting to test. I like your idea!

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