Wednesday, 11 April 2018

A Mosaic of Garden Flowers

Having just returned home from a short Spring break, I was keen to see what flowers had opened in our absence. It was lovely to discover that both the pink and the cream Snakeshead fritillaries had finally opened. Having checked my images from last year they are now only one week later than in previous years - it appears that spring may be finally catching up with herself. 

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  1. Hello Rosemary, What a nice welcome home you got! I understand that Spring has been pretty late all over the U.S., but about now is when many Spring wildflowers are out and I always used to enjoy looking for them. In fact, I have been seeking them in my mind, and sometimes looking them up on the internet to remind myself of their charms. You have a nice and colorful selection in your beautiful arrangement.
    --Jim

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    1. Hello Jim - I do hope that you have been able to satisfy your desire to see some
      images of your native Spring wildflowers - I would feel the same too if I was in similar circumstances.

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  2. Fortunately, spring is catching up with us. Lovely floral collage. Greetings.

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    1. Yes, I was surprised when I looked at last years flower images, as I thought that this year the flowers were much later, but apparently I was wrong.

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  3. Such beautiful blooms! They are so lovely all together in the photos.
    I think spring has arrived later here then it ever has before. We have been having winter weather for weeks. I am in the mid-south too.

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    1. The weather seems to have been very contrary during this past winter and in so many countries too.

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  4. So pretty, better late than never.

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  5. So gorgeous! I need floral beauty like that right now!

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    1. Flowers to tend to have a positive impact on how we are feeling.

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  6. Stunning Rosemary ...
    Spring can deliver such an array of flowers and their colours are amazing.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan - the colours are lovely at this time of year - lots of baby blue and baby pink.

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    1. They are a very welcome and positive sight.

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  8. What a lovely selection. Looking forward to seeing more lovely blooms as Spring unfolds.

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    1. Both pretty, and soft colours here at the moment Betty.

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  9. Lovely colours to see on a rainy day here, but now the sun is shining :)

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    1. Yes, give me sunshine everytime.

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  10. What an exuberant display to welcome you home!

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    1. It is always surprising just how much more is flowering than you imagine when you take a stroll around the garden.

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  11. Nice selection. The season of cream and colour.

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    1. Almost like ice cream colours reminding me of those old fashioned neapolitan slices.

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  12. Dear Rosemary, Love, Love, Love them all. I'm still waiting for Spring to come my way.

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    1. Dear Gina - Spring seems to have taken forever to come to fruition this year, I am sure that yours will soon be with you too.

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  13. Breathtaking Rosemary! It's always exciting after being away to see what wonders Nature has brought to the garden in our absence.

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    1. Yes, it is one the best things about returning home, you notice changes through refreshed and renewed eyes.

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  14. Dearest Rosemary,
    What a floral applaus by Mother Nature!
    Yes, photo data is a great reference to the blooming time of previous years.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  15. Such a pleasure to the eyes, gorgeous spring flowers ! These days plants just kind of explode in the garden, everywhere something is jumping from the ground.

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    1. It's a lovely time, but just need a bit more warmth here.

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  16. Beautiful collage.
    Spring is really late here too, but it will come in any case.
    Hugs

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    1. It is good to shrug off the winter season.

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  17. What a beautiful, colourful selection!

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  18. Why do i paint when nature does it so much better. Good inspiration though.

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    1. I think that your painting is inspired and a joy to see.

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  19. Dear Rosemary,
    this is a lovely arrangement of flowers! There seems to bloom a lot in your garden! Here in Vienna spring has been catching up too. The last few weeks it has been super warm. Every day about 25 degrees and a lot of sun.
    Happy spring!
    Best wishes,
    Lisa

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    1. Dear Lisa - thank you for your visit. The garden really has come to life now - lots of wonderful softs pinks, mauves, blues, and creams. Yesterday was really very hot, and hoping for the same again today.

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