Saturday Snapshot–Spring Flowers

May 12, 2012 at 12:50 pm 19 comments

My flowerbeds have been bursting in colour the past few weeks. Here are a few snaps I’ve taken recently:

Yellow-tipped red tulips. Alas when I went out this morning, the colourful petals had mostly dropped or were blown away in the wind.

Pasque Flowers–started blooming at Easter and still looking beautiful

White bleeding hearts (taken this morning)

and the pink bleeding hearts (also today’s photo)

and one more, a flower so strong in scent that it stays in the garden- the purple hyacinth (finished blooming now)

I’d love to see your flowers too.


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  • 1. cherylmahoney  |  May 12, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    I love those two-toned tulips–how fortunate you got a picture before they blew away.

    • 2. storygal  |  May 12, 2012 at 1:47 pm

      I’m glad of that too. I bought the bulbs at a nursery last year and thought the colour variation beautiful. Thanks for stopping by.

  • 3. trish  |  May 12, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Those yellow and red tulips are striking!

    • 4. storygal  |  May 12, 2012 at 1:48 pm

      I love the colours too. There was already a lot of purple and yellow in my flowerbeds and I thought these would stand out too. And they have. Thanks for your comment.

  • 5. Marie Burton (@BurtonReview)  |  May 12, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    How beautiful! I can’t get flowers to bloom very well here near Dallas TX, sadly. I have fond memories of the garden in NY where I grew up though! My Saturday Snapshot.

    • 6. storygal  |  May 12, 2012 at 1:58 pm

      I went looking for plants that survive well in sandy soil and in bright sun. Native plants, ones that have always grown in that region, are the best choice and most hardy. Gaillardia will bloom in late May, early June and last until our first frost. What flowers did you have in New York?

  • 7. Eva @View from the Hillside  |  May 12, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    So many beautiful plants. I’m glad you got a shot of the tulips before they lost all their petals. They look so good, but sadly don’t last very long.

  • 8. Cathy  |  May 12, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Love these– they bring back memories of spring flowers where I grew up (central Illinois). The spring wildflowers are much different here in the Sonoran Desert!

  • 9. Alyce (@AtHomeWithBooks)  |  May 12, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    I’m trying to image what the hyacinth smells like. Very pretty flowers!

  • 10. storygal  |  May 12, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    The scent is quite strong which is why they stay in my garden and I don’t bring them into the house. But they are so pretty. I have white ones too each spring.

    Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  • 11. Leslie  |  May 12, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    A lovely tour through your garden. This has been a glorious spring for flowers.

    • 12. storygal  |  May 12, 2012 at 10:44 pm

      Yes, it’s been a good spring for that. Thanks. Glad you enjoyed the tour.

  • 13. Laura (@BurgandyIce)  |  May 13, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Beautiful!! Gotta love spring!!

    • 14. storygal  |  May 14, 2012 at 12:40 am

      Thanks again for stopping by and commenting. I’m not sure I got to your site yesterday. Will try to get there yet.

  • 15. gautami tripathy  |  May 13, 2012 at 1:05 am

    I loved the tour. So much colour!!

    Here is my Saturday Snapshot post!

  • 16. irene  |  May 13, 2012 at 1:27 am

    I’m envious.

  • 17. Louise  |  May 14, 2012 at 11:56 am

    They’re all gorgeous! Your yard must look amazing.

  • 18. Edgar  |  May 19, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    I could not remember, do the bleeding hearts have pleasant fragrance like gardenia?
    It’s wonderful to walk along your flower beds.

    • 19. storygal  |  May 19, 2012 at 9:59 pm

      If the bleeding hearts have a scent, it would be a mild one. I’ve never gotten my nose that close. I know that gardenias have a scent.


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