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03-31-2005, 07:54 PM
It's been so beautiful the past few days, I had to dig out pictures of my yard from last spring and summer.
One picture is my picnic area in my yard. The other is my grape hyacinth bed.
Enjoy the nice weather and think spring.
Well that didn't work. Be back. LOL

OK, why didn't the pic come onto the screen instead of the link? Oh well so much for the second pic. :)

03-31-2005, 08:05 PM
Sun is shining here after a nice rain last night and again this morning. Dandelions have been sprouting up everywhere. I love looking at those spurts of yellow joy in my yard every year.

03-31-2005, 08:18 PM
Oh you guys are making me so jealous! lol Spring won't be here yet for awhile - we just had more snow yesterday! We sort of just "skip" over spring here and jump into summer in June! So tell me more - give me some visual imagery while I peer out the window at the snow capped trees in my yard!


:Sun:"my little sun guy helps a bit!"

03-31-2005, 08:18 PM
:D Living in Arizona we pass right on by Spring and head right into Summer. It will be in the 80's this week. (sigh) And yes...it is a 'dry heat'. :snoopy: (whatever that means) :confused: But I love it as I've been out here from Illinois since 1968. I freeze if the temp drops below 70. :crazy:

03-31-2005, 08:18 PM
Oh yeah, yellow joy (Hi Joy!) -- I'm talking about daffodils. I have over 2000 blooming in my backyard now. Wow!

03-31-2005, 08:22 PM
As I look out the window, I see and hear birds singing...squirrels are playing...the leaves on the trees are green...wildflowers are blooming everywhere...and OMG, there's Ray peeing off the back porch again. Oh well, nobody's around here (except me) to see him.

03-31-2005, 08:28 PM
Thanks everyone for the lovely, spring-painted pictures! I'm going to go sulk now......


03-31-2005, 08:33 PM
Here's a burst of spring. :) Oh yes, and I'm a photographer as well, just in case someone needs help.

03-31-2005, 08:35 PM
What are those, Joanne? Only daffodils and some purple flower things are coming out here... (sorry, I'm not a gardener. ;) )

03-31-2005, 08:36 PM
Me too! Joanne, I love these pics. I think we're getting snow this weekend, did you hear that? Better cover those pretty posies!

03-31-2005, 08:41 PM
Those are lilacs, aren't they? I love lilacs. They have such a sweet scent. Hopefully I'll be able to see them soon in my front yard.....

Great photos btw, Joanne!

03-31-2005, 08:42 PM
grape hyacinth, Ray. This is last year's pic, but they have the buds now and are ready to sprout any day. By mid May my yard is like me...a blooming idiot. :ROFL:

03-31-2005, 08:43 PM
No Deb, they're grape hyacinth. Miniatures.

03-31-2005, 08:45 PM
Oh.... well they are very pretty indeed!

03-31-2005, 08:46 PM
From the home of the Lilac Festival, no, those aren't lilacs. I have killed many lilac bushes, some quite expensive, so I know!

The purple flowers appear to be grape hyacinths. (Note the shape of the clusters. Like grapes, yes?) I have some in front, but so far all I've got is about an inch of green poking up through the last of the snow. (I hope it's the last, anyway.) Our daffodils aren't up yet, either, although that's because they're on the shade side. Neighbors' sun-side daffodils are showing green shoots.

Spring arrives here in maybe 2-3 weeks. Not soon enough!


03-31-2005, 08:51 PM
Keep in mind, this is what I'll see when all these wonderful flowers bloom. I add about 50 flowers to my gardens each year. :)

This is one of my four bleeding heart bushes.

03-31-2005, 08:53 PM
Hahaha. My local weather forecasted a high of 85 with 78% humidity. The thermometer in my front yard is currently reading 94. Um, that can't be right. Hmm. Well, it doesn't really matter anyway. With humidity nearing 80%, it's going to be a sweltering day. Boy, I love FL. Spring occurs the first week or two of March. Then we get to enjoy 90+ degree weather until October.

03-31-2005, 08:54 PM
Orange Parapot Tulip. :)

03-31-2005, 08:56 PM
And many weeks from now... the bearded iris.

03-31-2005, 08:58 PM
Awh, Spooster. I would love all that sunshine and high temps. Bring it on!

03-31-2005, 09:02 PM

03-31-2005, 09:07 PM
The first picture with the wishing well is a circle. There used to be a 24-foot diameter swimming pool there. Sometimes, I wish I hadn't dismantled it and sold it.

03-31-2005, 09:13 PM
My backyard last spring/summer. The previous owner's retired and he's a master gardener. His work was amazing. I'm afraid I won't be able to keep up with it.

I know the orange ones are daylilies... but what are the other ones?

03-31-2005, 09:15 PM
The advantage is you get to wear shorts for 8 months out of the year. I have great legs, so that's a good thing. The disadvantage is you have to shave daily for 8 months. ;)

03-31-2005, 09:37 PM
Thanks for the great pictures. It's overcast and breeze today - Cleveland - what else? But it's warm. We unstuck the windows and let that just spring scent waft everywhere.

I love your wishing well, Joanne!

03-31-2005, 09:58 PM
Ray, they look like delphiniums.

03-31-2005, 10:00 PM
Or if the the little flowers are shaped like tiny bells, then they are blue bells, even though their color is more purplely blue. :)

03-31-2005, 10:04 PM
Thanks Jill. I rearranged things yesterday while the weather was nice. Today I'm going to do a bit more.

I love flowers. Have eight flower beds all around the house. :)

03-31-2005, 10:15 PM
This is narcissi. I took some of these pics with a blue poster board behind them so I could eventually put them in my gardening area of my website.

04-01-2005, 03:12 AM
The daffodils and the celandines are out and the bluebell leaves are coming through; the water-lilies in my 'miniature water feature' - aka a big ceramic bowl at the front door - are coming up again; the birds are chasing each other all over the place in a frenzy of feathers.

Spring is definitely here.

04-01-2005, 07:29 AM
I thought I was narcissi...

What's the difference between that and daffodils?

04-01-2005, 07:50 AM
This is a daffodil. :) This has an orange center. Others have yellow.

04-01-2005, 07:52 AM
Looks the same to me, just different colors.

04-01-2005, 07:55 AM
The white flower up above is very different. It has six petals and a tiny orange center. The daffodil has six outside petals and cone shape petals in the center. :) There are different color daffodils too.

04-01-2005, 07:58 AM
We're hitting the upper 70's most days now...the first pink rose bloomed yesterday morning. My doorstep has pots of purple petunias brightening it up, and my pinks are blooming too. Now, if only I didn't have to mow the lawn! I love spring, all two weeks of it!

04-01-2005, 07:59 AM
My backyard last spring/summer. The previous owner's retired and he's a master gardener. His work was amazing. I'm afraid I won't be able to keep up with it.

I know the orange ones are daylilies... but what are the other ones?

Lupine, maybe?

04-01-2005, 08:00 AM
Awh Blue. You already have roses. That's great. This is the first two days we've had nice weather in PA.

04-01-2005, 04:46 PM
Oh you lucky people, you. It's so hot here, it's almost like mid-summer. Hard to get out in the day in that heat. Good thing I'm a writer and I have no life. :Ssh:

04-01-2005, 09:17 PM
We've been in the 80's already which makes days in the 50's like today seem freezing--how did I ever live in N. WI?

The spring bulbs are done done done and the bearded iris are in full bloom. Tomatoes are in already--cept I didn't plant any this year. We are trying to buy the house we are in but it is taking forever, (from landlord who is suddenly draging their feet or so it seems) so planting time for spring garden plants is fast coming to an end. SIGH

I don't want to plant then find out they want way more than this place is worth---then I'd be leaving behind my garden.


04-13-2005, 11:44 PM
It's been such beautiful weather the past few days, I thought I snap a few shots and share them.

Everything is beginning to bloom in my gardens. It's so pretty.

This was the first hyacinth that bloomed. It's twice the size as last year.