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Early Flowers of Spring Photos - Crocus, Daffodil, Siberian Squill

Updated on November 7, 2013
- Early Flowers of Spring, photo by Rosie2010 -
- Early Flowers of Spring, photo by Rosie2010 -

I love flowers. Flowers make me happy. For me, all flowers are beautiful. But flowers of spring are much more than beautiful, they make my heart sing. Oh yes, just like in Jimi Hendrix song, "Wild thing, you make my heart sing."

To see little bursts of bright hues of yellow, blue, and purple here and there, on the ground that is still covered with dried leaves, twigs, and trash, is so refreshing. To see early spring flowers means "Woohoo, winter is over! Bring out the shorts and tees." Yes! No more singing "Oh the weather outside is frightful, ..."

I live in Toronto, where the joke is that the four seasons are: almost winter, winter, still winter, and Labor Day. Last winter was definitely an exception. It was unbelievably mild and short. To actually experience spring in springtime, is surreal. I feel like singing Louis Armstrong's song "What A Wonderful World."

And today, the early spring flowers are in full bloom. This is so exciting. And guess what? I am actually singing Pointer Sisters' song ...

I'm so excited,

And I just can't hide it,

I'm about to lose control

And I think I like it.


Here are some photos I took of the early flowers of spring in my neighborhood: the crocus, the daffodil, and the Siberian squill (Scilla siberica "Spring Beauty").


Purple and White Crocus - Early Flowers of Spring, photo by Rosie2010
Purple and White Crocus - Early Flowers of Spring, photo by Rosie2010

The Crocus

Crocus is usually the very first flower you see in the beginning of spring. Crocus flowers only grow about 4 to 6 inches tall. Their leaves are tall and pointy at the tip, similar to grass only a little bit wider, with a white stripe in the middle. Crocus flowers have a distint cup-shaped and usually have three stamens. Crocus blooms bright flowers of yellow, purple, and white.

Purple Crocus - Early Flowers of Spring, photo by Rosie2010
Purple Crocus - Early Flowers of Spring, photo by Rosie2010
Yellow Crocus - Early Flowers of Spring, photo by Rosie2010
Yellow Crocus - Early Flowers of Spring, photo by Rosie2010
Lavender Crocus with orange stamens - Early Flowers of Spring, photo by Rosie2010
Lavender Crocus with orange stamens - Early Flowers of Spring, photo by Rosie2010
Purple, yellow and white crocuses - Early Flowers of Spring, photo by Rosie2010
Purple, yellow and white crocuses - Early Flowers of Spring, photo by Rosie2010

The Daffodil

The Daffodil is another flower that blooms in early spring. Daffodils have a very distinct look with their yellow, trumpet-shaped blossoms. Narcissus is the Latin or botanical name for daffodils. Daffodils come in many colors, not just yellow. But generally speaking, daffodils are yellow, and range from yellow-and-white, yellow-and-orange, white-and-orange, pink, and lime-green.

Daffodil - Early Flowers of Spring, photo by Rosie2010
Daffodil - Early Flowers of Spring, photo by Rosie2010
Yellow Daffodil - Early Flowers of Spring, photo by Rosie2010
Yellow Daffodil - Early Flowers of Spring, photo by Rosie2010
Daffodil with yellow trumpet and white petals - Early Flowers of Spring, photo by Rosie2010
Daffodil with yellow trumpet and white petals - Early Flowers of Spring, photo by Rosie2010
Lemon-colored Daffodil - Early Flowers of Spring, photo by Rosie2010
Lemon-colored Daffodil - Early Flowers of Spring, photo by Rosie2010
Daffodil with orange trumpet and yellow petals - Early Flowers of Spring, photo by Rosie2010
Daffodil with orange trumpet and yellow petals - Early Flowers of Spring, photo by Rosie2010

The Siberian Squill

The Siberian squill is also known as Scilla siberica "Spring Beauty." This miniature early spring flower is extremely hardy, low-maintenance, and self-seeding. One mature bulb will produce three to four thin scapes that are three to six inches high. Each scape has one to three drooping, bell-like, deep blue flowers with blue anthers.

Siberian Squill (Scilla siberica "Spring Beauty") - Early Flowers of Spring, photo by Rosie2010
Siberian Squill (Scilla siberica "Spring Beauty") - Early Flowers of Spring, photo by Rosie2010
Siberian Squill (Scilla siberica "Spring Beauty") - Early Flowers of Spring, photo by Rosie2010
Siberian Squill (Scilla siberica "Spring Beauty") - Early Flowers of Spring, photo by Rosie2010
Siberian Squill (Scilla siberica "Spring Beauty") - Early Flowers of Spring, photo by Rosie2010
Siberian Squill (Scilla siberica "Spring Beauty") - Early Flowers of Spring, photo by Rosie2010
Siberian Squill (Scilla siberica "Spring Beauty") decorating the daffodil leaves - Early Flowers of Spring, photo by Rosie2010
Siberian Squill (Scilla siberica "Spring Beauty") decorating the daffodil leaves - Early Flowers of Spring, photo by Rosie2010


To get you in the mood for spring, here's Elvis Presley singing "Spring Fever" in Girl Happy (1965)...


Have a delightful spring, everyone!


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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    @RTalloni - I'm glad you like my photos. I love flowers, so spring really get me excited. Spring came on time this year here in Toronto. Wow! you already have all those flowers in bloom. Just seeing lots of forsythia starting to bloom. Lots of yellow in my neighborhood now. Cheers!

    @Happyboomernurse - lol I get too excited sometimes. I'm glad you like my early spring flower photos and framing, and thanks for the votes. Cheers!

    @Sofs - I'm glad you enjoyed my early spring flower photos. We have lots of Siberian Squills here in Toronto. They are so tiny but so lovely in blue. Cheers!

    @Eiddwen - Hi Eddy, I'm glad you like my early flowers of spring photos. I love flowers and I get really excited in spring. Thanks for the votes. Cheers!

    @Danette Watt - Hi Danette, lol that's quite the opposite of Toronto. We are having a beautiful spring, and on time! I'm glad you like my photos and the photo framing. Cheers!

    @Lilleyth - Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed my early spring flowers photo essay. I had so much fun taking pictures so I thought I'd share. Happy spring! Cheers!

    @billybuc - Thanks for dropping by. I love flowers, so spring really make me happy. Daffodils are in full bloom now and some early tulips are blooming now too. I'm glad you enjoyed my spring flower photo essay. My pleasure. Cheers!

    Have a nice day y'all,

    Rosie

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    Bill Holland 6 years ago from Olympia, WA

    I've never heard of the Siberian flower but I agree, spring makes me happy as well. We have daffodils everywhere here and the tulips are just peeking out of the ground and I absolutely love tulips. Thanks for the hub and for the smiles associated with the hub.

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    Suzanne Sheffield 6 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

    Spring is my favorite season. Enjoyed your hub photo essay very much.

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    Danette Watt 6 years ago from Illinois

    I agree with HBN, I like how you framed the flowers. I have daffodils and a few crocus in my yard but no siberian squill although they look pretty too. I'm further south than you so we're about the opposite. We have Feb, early summer, scorching summer and late summer. Or so it seems to me who would rather have more fall and spring.

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    Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

    This hub is beautiful and added to the wonderful sunshine;well I am feeling on top of the world.

    An up up and away here!!!

    Enjoy your weekend Rosie.

    Eddy.

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    sofs 6 years ago

    Beautiful! I have never seen the Siberian Squill before.. very pretty.. I love the color... Thanks for sharing.. Have a great day!

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    Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

    Beautiful hub and photos and I love the way you framed the flowers.

    Thanks for sharing this breath of spring fever.

    Voted up, useful, awesome and beautiful.

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    RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

    Hmmm, I do believe you have spring fever…and it's catching! Your flower photos are beautiful!

    Our forsythia has bloomed along with daffodils and lemon bush, now the white and purple wisteria are in full bloom with heady fragrance in the evenings, along with our two big stands of Carolina jasmine and purple phlox. Clematis are starting to pop out and the dogwoods are showing color, one pink one white. Beautiful spring!

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