Thursday, May 14, 2009

Brenda’s Spring Blooms

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I’ve been going on and on about my spring flowers for at least a month. Long enough that you probably want me to stop talking and show you the flowers. So here they are:




1.These are Red Emperor Tulips. Of all the flowers I cut and give away, I get the most compliments about these. You can’t tell from the picture, but they’re the size of a dessert or salad plate.

2. Somehow this lily of the valley found its way to the front of my house. The rest of her kind are in the backyard, under towering trees, and are just now getting ready to bloom.



3. These purple tulips were planted by my son. I’ve no idea what their official name is, but I enjoy them nonetheless.



4. This is a double pink tulip. It’s my favorite tulip this year. I hope to get even more of these this fall.





5. This is a double white tulip. It’s nice with the hostas.



6. This is a common variety of lungwort or pulmonaria called Mrs. Moon. Its pink buds turn blue when they open.



7. Another … you guessed it … tulip.


8. What else but daffodils?






9. A wood anemone, I think. It’s lovely, but only blooms for a short time and doesn’t make any more of itself.




10. On the other hand, this flower multiplies incredibly well. I should do something about this dandelion, but I consider it pretty.

11. More tulips. I plant lots of tulips because I enjoy giving them away.


12. My pachysandra managed these blossoms this year.


13. Here’s the bleeding heart in the backyard. It was one of the plants I brought from my old house. For a couple of years I worried that it wouldn’t survive, but this year it’s thriving.

Do you garden? Do you like flowers? What’s your favorite?

43 comments:

  1. LOVE the purple tulips and the bleeding hearts. My fav flower is a blue rose. Happy T13!

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  2. Adelle,
    I haven't ever seen a blue rose, but it sounds intriguing.

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  3. Loved the flower photos. It's nice to see Spring in action.

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  4. Thanks for the suggestion of the tulips with the hostas. I have been wondering what to put with them and I like that idea. Happy T13.

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  5. I am Harriet,
    Thanks. I love flowers.

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  6. Kristi,
    Hostas are nice. I have a lot of them in my yard.

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  7. Gorgeous flowers! Numbers 2 and 3 are my favorite!

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  8. Tracey,
    My son would agree with you. Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. Lovely flowers. Wish I could keep my garden as well.

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  10. Love all the flowers! I don't have a tulip one, my favorite! Your comment "The rest of her kind are in the backyard" cracked me up! I have stuff growing in weird places, too! I did a T-13 on flowers in my yard at the Old Mason Jar blog.

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  11. Tulips are my all time favorite flowers, out of anything, bar none.
    Lovely thirteen

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  12. Beautiful, Brenda. Love the purple and red tulip varieties. Kudos to you and your son for your efforts.

    We don't have a lovely garden here like we did when we lived in Oregon, but at least the buds are opening on the trees and there's more ground than snow showing : )

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  13. The only thing I have in my yard are the dandelions. I've got a bumper crop of those.

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  14. Wow ! so beautiful flowers ! I can't see enough after this long winter !

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  15. I love the deep magenta tulips - I love all bulb flowers. BTW, you can eat that dandelion! I planted more herbs this week, woohoo for me!

    Speaking of eating: My 13 Favorite Sinful Foods.

    Happy TT.

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  16. This post put a big cheery I-Love-Spring! smile on my face! Thanks.

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  17. Wow, lots of tulips. My favorite spring flowers are daffodils and lilacs. I don't have room for a garden, but have a dragon tree and ivies in the living room that are thriving.

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  18. Those are gorgeous! I'm with Adelle, I love the purple tulips. I can't grow those in my yard, the squirrels dig them up. But I do have bleeding hearts. They always do really well.

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  19. Wow! those are spectacular photos and lovely flowers!

    ...sigh... to be out of this apartment I'm in and back to a house with a garden...

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  20. AuntieQ,
    I'm glad I'm not the only one who experiences surprises in my garden. Happy TT!

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  21. Mielikki,
    Yea, I like tulips too. :)

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  22. Cathy in AK,
    I'm glad the snow's melting in Alaska. I just can't imagine. I know it's beautiful, but I think I'll try to visit Alaska only in its warm season.

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  23. Alice and PopArtDiva,
    I like dandelions, too. When I was a kid, my neighbor would pay me to pick dandelions for him. He made salad and wine, I think.

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  24. Gattina,
    I'm with you. Flowers are great.

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  25. Heather,
    I like lilacs too. I got a pink lilac for Mother's Day.

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  26. Ella,
    My son will be pleased you like his purple tulips. Thanks for stopping by.

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  27. I love the tulips, especially the purple ones. They are gorgeous! Happy Thursday!

    Thursday 13 - edition 7
    101 Things About Me

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  28. I've been known to dabble in gardening. Here's a link to a pic of a rose from my garden - http://www.flickr.com/photos/themusecalliope/2576534013/ .

    I should really get out there and stop being such a lazy bum.

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  29. Daisy,
    I love tulips too. I read once that they originally came from Persia.

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  30. Celticlibrarian,
    I followed your link and saw a lovely pink and white rose and some cute cats. Thanks.

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  31. The double pink tulips are my favorites. Right now our wild Parkway azalea are in bloom.

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  32. I had no idea that's what lily of the valley was - we have them all over our front bed which is in disarray but they provide some bright spots.

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  33. How pretty! I'm always jealous of others' gardens and flowers, but I'm too lazy to plant my own...and I don't like to get dirty!

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  34. I love tulips. No. 4 is the prettiest one in my eyes. We have a small garden allotment, but I'm a terrible gardener... Thanks for stopping by my TT.

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  35. tulips, tulips, I love tulips. :) Just bought some from my trip to Holland, can't wait to plant them in the fall!

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  36. Colleen,
    The double pink are my favorites too. Thanks.

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  37. The Bumbles,
    I'm glad I could help. Thanks for stopping by and have fun with your lilies of the valley

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  38. Harmony,
    There's something to be said about admiring others'flowers. It is a lot less work.

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  39. Rikki,
    I like the double pink tulips too. Thanks for leaving a comment.

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  40. Carmen,
    Wow, you were in Holland? Too cool.

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  41. Love your pictures. I bet it was enjoyable to walk around your yard making the most of a beautiful day. Sherry

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  42. Somehow I missed these lovely Spring blossoms, but am glad I happened upon them today ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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