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Spring Flowers

April 18th, 2009

The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.

~Gertrude S. Wister

Forsythia hedge at Stan Hywet in Akron, OH (4.17.09)
Yellow tulip in front flowerbed (4.18.09)
Star Magnolia at Stan Hywet in Akron, OH (4.17.09)
Narcissus in front flowerbed (4.18.09)

There’s just something so special about things that bloom this time of year. I think it’s because they’re the first colorful things after the long white winters here in Ohio. If I had to pick a favorite spring flower I think it would be the tulip, there’s just something about them that’s so cheery. I really love that they come in all colors, shapes and sizes!

What’s your favorite spring flower?

11 Comments to “Spring Flowers”
  1. Mangochild on April 18, 2009 at 7:17 am

    I love trumpet honeysuckle, even though that’s more of a late spring/summer I guess. Iris is also a fav, I’ve already seen a few this season. Plus of course purple heather – that’s hard to find here in CT though!

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    • Susy on April 18, 2009 at 8:44 am

      I love irises as well (although I like the Japanese, not the bearded ones).

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  2. Dave on April 18, 2009 at 8:20 am

    Beautiful pictures! I think my favorite is the cherry blossom. In particular the Yoshino Cherry, but there are so many great flowers this time of year it seems unfair to choose just one! ;)

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    • Susy on April 18, 2009 at 8:44 am

      Cherries and Crabapples are great, you’re right. It is difficult to choose one isn’t it.

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  3. DeeDee on April 18, 2009 at 9:16 am

    i love cherry blossoms as well, but tulips are my spring favorite. every year i say i’m going to go to the tuilip festival in holland, mi but i never end up being able to!

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  4. marcyincny on April 18, 2009 at 9:22 am

    I’ll jump in here. I’ve given up on tulips, like so many other things, because of the deer but they don’t eat helleborus so I have all kinds everywhere and I love ’em. They’re the earliest color and they last a long time.

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    • Susy on April 18, 2009 at 11:19 am

      The deer eat my tulips as well, I also really like Hellebores but I don’t have any in the garden. But since the deer don’t eat yours, they’ll be a good plant for Chiot’s Run.

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  5. Lona on April 18, 2009 at 11:31 am

    What wonderful Spring pictures. The forsythia ans Star Magnolia is so pretty.

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  6. Frugal Trenches on April 18, 2009 at 11:37 am

    So beautiful, your photographs always inspire me & warm my soul.

    Hydrangeas, magnolia trees & cherry blossoms. they sum up spring to me.

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  7. Tessa at Blunders with shoots, blossoms 'n roots on April 18, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    In my yard I know spring is really here when our plum tree starts to fill the air with its scent! I wait for that every year- after that things really start growing :). When we move, I’d love to have Hellebore- I’ve seen such great photos of them this year, everywhere!

    Tessa at Blunders with shoots, blossoms ‘n roots’s last blog post.. They’re making a nest too!

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  8. Dan on April 18, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Great blooms. We have been pretty dry here so alot of things have not popped yet.

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