Springtime Flower Photos

HARBINGER OF SPRING!

THE DAFODIL. A SURE SIGN THAT SPRING IS IN THE AIR.
THE DAFODIL. A SURE SIGN THAT SPRING IS IN THE AIR.

SPRINGTIME IN OUR OWN BACK YARD

 

Springtime was a long time in cooking this year. But when she arrived, the luscious bounty of breathtaking blooms we received was worth the wait.

Here's a small sampling of nature's beauty I'd like to share.

So take your time and enjoy the flowers. I invite you to use these anyway you like since none are copywrited; just admire and pass along.

As more blooms open, I'll make sure to add them here.

ENJOY!

FLOWERING SHRUBS & TREES

CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN FULL BLOOM!
CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN FULL BLOOM!
A Lovely Bed Of Dogwood Blooms.
A Lovely Bed Of Dogwood Blooms.
Can You Smell The Lilacs?
Can You Smell The Lilacs?
WIEGELA. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL SHRUB!
WIEGELA. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL SHRUB!
MORE WIEGELA BLOOMS!
MORE WIEGELA BLOOMS!
MORE CHERRY BLOSSOMS. THIS TREE WAS SPECTACULAR THIS YEAR!
MORE CHERRY BLOSSOMS. THIS TREE WAS SPECTACULAR THIS YEAR!
THE CHERRY TREE IN FULL BLOOM!
THE CHERRY TREE IN FULL BLOOM!

DIANTHUS APLENTY

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ONE PLANT, TWO COLORS. MOTHER NATURE'S CURVEBALL.MAGENTA BEAUTY.ONE OF OUR EARLIEST BLOOMERS.
ONE PLANT, TWO COLORS. MOTHER NATURE'S CURVEBALL.
ONE PLANT, TWO COLORS. MOTHER NATURE'S CURVEBALL.
MAGENTA BEAUTY.
MAGENTA BEAUTY.
ONE OF OUR EARLIEST BLOOMERS.
ONE OF OUR EARLIEST BLOOMERS.

LARGE BLOOMERS!

WHITE BEARDED IRIS.
WHITE BEARDED IRIS.
PEACH BEARDED IRIS
PEACH BEARDED IRIS
A BOUNTIFUL PEONY!
A BOUNTIFUL PEONY!
A SOFT PINK PEONY NOT QUITE FULLY OPEN!
A SOFT PINK PEONY NOT QUITE FULLY OPEN!

SMELL THE ROSES... MORE ON THE WAY!

AN INCREDIBLE OLYMPIAD RED!!!
AN INCREDIBLE OLYMPIAD RED!!!
ANOTHER OLYMPIAD RED!!
ANOTHER OLYMPIAD RED!!
MISS ALL AMERICAN BEAUTY. VERY PROLIFIC BLOOMER.
MISS ALL AMERICAN BEAUTY. VERY PROLIFIC BLOOMER.
GARDEN PARTY. THIS IS MY FAVORITE. BLOOMS IN HEAPS!
GARDEN PARTY. THIS IS MY FAVORITE. BLOOMS IN HEAPS!
MIDAS TOUCH. A STUNNING YELLOW.
MIDAS TOUCH. A STUNNING YELLOW.
PEACE: AN ALL-TIME CLASSIC.
PEACE: AN ALL-TIME CLASSIC.
DOUBLE DELIGHT: THIS IS A STUNNER.
DOUBLE DELIGHT: THIS IS A STUNNER.

THE LARGER PICTURE

THIS IS OUR WESTSIDE GARDEN.
THIS IS OUR WESTSIDE GARDEN.
THE TREE GARDEN: WEST SIDE.
THE TREE GARDEN: WEST SIDE.

SMALLER DASHES OF COLOR

A BACHELORS BUTTON.
A BACHELORS BUTTON.
OH SWEET WILLIAM.
OH SWEET WILLIAM.
A SEA OF SILVIAS.
A SEA OF SILVIAS.
COLUMBINES IN THE BREEZE.
COLUMBINES IN THE BREEZE.
STELLA D'ORO. OUR FIRST DAYLILY. BLOOMS GALORE.
STELLA D'ORO. OUR FIRST DAYLILY. BLOOMS GALORE.

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Chef Jeff 8 years ago from Universe, Milky Way, Outer Arm, Sol, Earth, Western Hemisphere, North America, Illinois, Chicago.

Beautiful flowers, are there any that specifically attract butterflies? I see a few that will help give bees a chance - we have had so few bees in the past two years in our area.


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Rob Jundt 8 years ago from Midwest USA Author

Jeff, thanks for viewing my hub. Gardening is vastly becoming a primary hobby for our family. I love it, but have much to learn. As far as bees are concerned, we have great success with a ground cover called plumbago, perennials such as lithyrum, purple and orange coneflowers, and beebalm of course. Spirea bushes are also a good bet. Thanks again.


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Chef Jeff 8 years ago from Universe, Milky Way, Outer Arm, Sol, Earth, Western Hemisphere, North America, Illinois, Chicago.

Hey, Rob - have you ever gone to that Arabia paddlewheeler shipwreck museum there in KC?  We went there several times and it just keeps getting better!  Definitely one of the more interesting places to take the kids!


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Julie A. Johnson 8 years ago from Duluth, MN

I'm so jealous!! These flowers are beautiful. I live in Northern MN, and our spring is really late. My tulips are just blooming now. Please post more, these are lovely; I may be inspired to take out my watercolors. Thanks Rob.


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In The Doghouse 8 years ago from California

Rob,

Wow, wow, wow, isn't nature beautiful! Living in a "desert" called California, we struggle to make the desert bloom. My favorite flower is the Peony, and my are they expensive to purchase here! They dry beautifully too! Lovely garden, you are truly blessed.


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jacobworld 8 years ago from Ireland

Lots of photos in this artcle mate. Nice one


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Constant Walker 8 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

Wow, Rob! Beautiful shots. You're good. We (Oregon) have a lot of these same flowers blooming right now, too!


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marisuewrites 8 years ago from USA

I'm in love with the Olympiad Red Oh My!!! that needs to be on my desk...who could ever be sad with that flower lookin' at you?

The columbines look as tho they are taking flight....ahhhh such a gorgeous garden.


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Rob Jundt 8 years ago from Midwest USA Author

Thanks everyone for the nice comments. I'm glad you all like them. I'll update this page every so often with new photos. Probably tomorrow with the roses we have coming out. Anyway...

Jeff, no I have never been to the Steamboat Arabia. I've heard it's great and have no excuse for not going. When I go, I'll let you know.

ITD: Yes, the peonies are great. They like full sun and soft fertile soil. To grow them in CA I'm not sure. You could try a large planter and plenty of water. They are water lovers.

Jacob and CW thanks for the nice words. In Oregon, you have one of the best climates for roses in the world. I'm a bit jealous. Send some photos.

Mariesue. Yes, the Olympiad red is a looker. It's only downfall is its lack of scent. It was bred for the 1984 Olympic Games in LA thus the name. It's very hardy and a standout red for sure. If you want a red with scent, get a hybrid tea known as Mr. Lincoln. It's a bit fussier to grow.

Once again, thanks everyone for such nice words. Blessings!


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Woody Marx 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Wow! This page is so impressive and the flowers look so real I sneezed seven times just reading it! :) Great and informative hub!


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

Great hub and what wonderful photo's...and I did copy some of them...you said I could.  what a nice garden..do you do all the work in it? Thanks for the fresh start to a fresh day. G-Ma :o)hugs


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In The Doghouse 8 years ago from California

Hi Rob,

In Northern California they grow beautifully, but in Southern California it is a no go! I have tried in several different locations, and sun spots...we don't have the freeze in the winter it takes to make them bloom in the summer. :(


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debby28 8 years ago from WASHINGTON

This is my first year of really trying to make a great garden and so far it is looking pretty good. now not as good as yours but not bad. Maybe in a few years I can take pictures and we can compare. Great hub. Got some ideas on new plants. Thanks so much.


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Rob Jundt 8 years ago from Midwest USA Author

Thanks everyone for the nice comments. I cannot take full credit for this garden. It truly has been a work in progress for the last few years. My wife and I have done the work together, but she wants nothing to do with the roses except display the blooms. I'm fine with that. They are kind of my baby more or less. I've learned many things from working in the yard. Maybe I'll write a hub later. I'll do my best to either update this hub or do another so be sure to check back every few days. Thanks again for viewing. The response to these photos has been humbling for sure.


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moonlake 8 years ago from America

Beautiful garden. I have most of what you have in my garden but mines not as neat and their a long way from blooming. Loved the photos.


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Wbisbill 8 years ago from Tennessee USA

Beautiful pics. We have three acres in the country and are still planing and preparing things. Your hub is inspirational. Gives me ideas!

Grace and peace


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SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

Dafodils and tulips always remind me of my mom's flower bed during spring. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos.


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Oh how I wish I was in your garden now...beautiful flowers Rob! Thanks for sharing these pictures. It just reminds me how blessed we are with the beauty of nature. :)


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Madison Parker 8 years ago from California

Wow,

Your garden is gorgeous! The rose photos are beautiful but I especially loved the dogwood shot. Thanks for sharing!

MP


Crystal in MN 7 years ago

Thank you for sharing your beautiful flower photos! You must have an amazing yard!


Rock Christopher 6 years ago

Shared your great Spring flower photos (link to this page) on my twitter page @rockchristopher


Connie 6 years ago

Thank you for offering these wonderful pictures...I get so homesick this time of year, even though I love the Caribbean, spring is the season I most miss. The lilacs are my screen saver...Thanks!


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jesusmyjoy 5 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

so beautiful, thank you for reading my hubs..you can go to redgage.com and get paid for your photo's i'm there and its great.


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Rob Jundt 5 years ago from Midwest USA Author

Jesusmyjoy:

Thanks for the kind comment and tip. I actually signed up for Redgage a couple years back, but could never get the interface to work. Maybe I'll try again. Have a blessed day!

RJ


Lisa 4 years ago

Those are some pretty flowers


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Rob Jundt 4 years ago from Midwest USA Author

Lisa, it was great year for gardening. Thanks for stopping by.

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