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Exquisite Small Spring Flowers in Detail

Updated on August 25, 2012
Crocus
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The Crocus

How I welcome my first glimpse of the Crocus, they are a sure sign that spring is just around the corner.

Their rich vibrant colours of yellow, blue or mauve are so eye catching as are the pure brilliant white variety.

Crocus are loved for representing the coming of spring and their wonderful colours that brighten up our drab looking empty flower borders.

Crocus
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Crocus
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They are a small flower (they grow to 3-4 inches tall) and unless we actually get down on our knees we can’t appreciate what an incredibly beautiful and exquisite flower this actually is!

I seem to be spending more and more time at ground level these days, I was on my hands and knees the other day, as Nick walked past he asked ‘what are you doing’ then he spotted the camera in my hands and smiled….

Is there such a thing as ‘photographers knees?’ that’s what I have started calling mine, they seem to be constantly dirty and bruised!

Getting down close to your subject and using Macro photography, gives you the ability to photograph and see intricate detail you would normally miss.

I looked down and admired this crocus in my flower border for it’s beautiful colour and it was only when I got down to it’s level with my camera that I saw the real beauty in it.

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Planting pots and containers

I normally plant my bulbs in flower borders, but to really appreciate their beauty, It occurred to me that it would be a good idea to plant small flowers at a higher level.

Window boxes are a good idea, as are containers and pots, but I was delighted with my ‘find’ recently in my local garden centre.

It’s a terracotta pot designed to hang on a wall, fence or trellis. It actually has a flat side to the back part of the pot, with a hole already drilled to enable you to screw it to your chosen backing.

It’s ideal for small flowers to be seen at eye level, you can enjoy the detail of your flower without getting bruised and dirty knees!

It’s also ideal for strawberry plants, pansies or trailing bedding plants.

A terracotta wall hanging pot
A terracotta wall hanging pot | Source

The Hyacinth

The Hyacinth is another early spring flowering bulb, it is highly fragrant and comes in a variety of colours.

Hyacinth
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Hyacinth
Hyacinth | Source
Grape Hyacinth - Muscari
Grape Hyacinth - Muscari | Source

The Grape Hyacinth (Muscari)

The Grape Hyacinth (Muscari) is a much smaller variety and doesn’t have the same strong fragrance. It’s beauty is in it’s deep blue clusters of flowers that resemble grapes.

Hyacinths add wonderful colour to a flower border and look great in containers and pots with other spring flowers.

Primrose
Primrose | Source
Primrose
Primrose | Source

The Primrose and Polyanthus

The colourful Primrose and Polyanthus are a delight in a flower border or container. To really appreciate their detail and colours I like to plant them in baskets on my window-sill.

There is a difference between the two plants, the Primrose only has one flower on a stem and the Polyanthus has several.

Primrose and Primula denticulata
Primrose and Primula denticulata | Source
Primrose and Grape Hyacinth
Primrose and Grape Hyacinth | Source
Polyanthus and Aubretia in the background
Polyanthus and Aubretia in the background | Source
Polyanthus, several flowers on a stem
Polyanthus, several flowers on a stem | Source
Basket of Primroses ideal for a window-sill
Basket of Primroses ideal for a window-sill | Source
A group of Polyanthus makes a colourful border
A group of Polyanthus makes a colourful border | Source
Polyanthus
Polyanthus | Source

The Libanotica - Striped Squill

My recommendation for spring bulb planting is the Puschkinia scilloides, a variety called Libanotica also known as the Striped Squill.

These exquisite small flowers grow on a stem of up to 6 inches high. To fully appreciate just how beautiful they are try planting them in a window box, or wall/trellis pot at eye level is ideal.

Puschkinia scilloides variety Libanotica - Striped Squill
Puschkinia scilloides variety Libanotica - Striped Squill | Source
Striped Squill
Striped Squill | Source
Chionodoxa luciliae -Glory of the Snow
Chionodoxa luciliae -Glory of the Snow | Source

Chinodoxa luciliae - Glory of the Snow

Chionodoxa luciliae (Glory of the Snow) are small star shaped blue flowers, so called because they like the cold and often appear while there is still snow on the ground. They grow to just 4-6 inches high.

I planted these bulbs back in the autumn (as I do all my bulbs to flower in early spring) I had never grown them before and was thrilled when they started to flower.

As they are so small, I will certainly replant them into my wall/trellis pots to really appreciate them for next year.

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Your photos are breathtaking and your garden divine. I justwant to sit out there sipping a cup of tea and looking at all those florwes. You captured their beauty. All of the tiny lines inside and the shading around the edges are perfect. This is a beautiful Hub. I found your information helpful and interesting. You have done an extraordinary job on this Hub.

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      michifus 5 years ago

      Simply beautiful - Great photos and so colorful! The polyanthus and white crocus are breathtaking. well done!

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      OH! Simply breathtaking! I could almost smell their fragrances! I have never heard of the Striped Squill and they look amazing! Have a blessed day! Peace!

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      Cynthia B Turner 5 years ago from Georgia

      Beautiful pictures! I could smell the hyacinth! Awwwwww. Like Dawn, I've never heard of the striped squill, but it's beautiful and looks close to the hyacinth. Thanks so much for sharing your garden through your very talented lens.

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      What a beautiful hub! Your photography is wonderful. I love spring and spring flowers. You must have a beautiful garden with all these great flowers. I look forward to seeing more! Voted up and beautiful. Have a wonderful day! :)

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      Kathy Sima 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos of your spring flowers! You have inspired me to plant more bulbs this fall :)

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      mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      I am in awe. My wish is that a thousand visitors arrive to share in the beauty of your essay and splendid photography. Oh, and I think garden outlets sell those cushion kneeling things to aid your photograper's knees.

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      Lesley, great photos again, loved the striped squill. Your hyacinths are in better shape than mine which are looking pretty sorry for themselves. The colours here are gorgeous, they must really brighten up your garden.

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      Donna Cosmato 5 years ago from USA

      The flowers are breath-taking; the planters eclectic and unique and the overall effect is just too beautiful for words! I have to see if our local nursery is stocking those Striped Squill bulbs as that is one of the most eye-catching blooms I've ever seen. Voted up, useful, and beatiful, and thanks for a great read/awesome visual experience.

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      rexrider 5 years ago

      Hi I seen this flower somewhere in my village I think.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Hyphenbird, I'm so pleased you enjoyed visiting my garden, your very kind, generous comments mean a great deal to me thank you.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello michifus, it's nice to meet you, thank you for visiting my garden and your comments.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Shimmering Dawn, this was the first time I had grown the striped squill, it was this beautiful flower that inspired my hub.

      I hope you get to grow some, I will be planting lots more for next year!

      Thank you for your lovely comments, my best wishes to you Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Cyndi, the striped squill was new to me this year, I was so delighted with it, I just had to share it!

      Thank you for your lovely comments, take care Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi sgbrown, spring seems to be exceptionally beautiful this year, I have taken so many photos - there will certainly be more hubs to follow!!

      Thank you for visiting, your comments and votes they are much appreciated, take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Savingkathy, that's wonderful to hear - look out for the striped squill bulbs!

      Thank you for stopping by and your comments, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Mike, Now why didn't I think of that? a gardeners kneeling cushion would be ideal!

      You have such great ideas and thank you so much for your comments, take care Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Jools, my garden always seems to be at it's best in the spring, I was really pleased with the new bulbs I tried this year, the striped squill and glory of the snow are quite stunning and the polyanthus add lots of colour.

      Many thanks for your comments, take care and see you soon, Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Donna, it was the first time I had planted the striped squill, I had never seen them before - I was absolutely delighted with them and plan to plant lots more, I hope you manage to find some in your nursery.

      Thank you for your wonderful comments and votes.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      All the photos are breathtakingly beautiful. Great ideas for planting, loved the colorful border and the Primroses and Polyanthus too. Your garden must be a delight to behold. Voted up - beautiful and awesome.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi rexrider, thank you for reading - I'm pleased you recognised some of the flowers, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Vellur, I think my garden is looking at it's best at the moment, the polyanthus are so colourful!

      Thank you for visiting and your wonderful comments and votes, take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      Your pictures of flowers are absolutely fabulous. I love the beauty of spring flowers. Rated up and beautiful.

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Beautiful ideas for displaying spring flowers. I'd like to get some of the polyanthus

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Your great photo's remind of the Holland's fields so beautiful. I'm almost drooling looking at your photo's.

      Voted up and awesome my friend, Joyce.

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      anglnwu 5 years ago

      Simply exquisite and breath-taking, thanks to your photographer's knees and eyes. They're all so fabulous, can't pick a favorite but I must say I'm partial to hyacinth. Lovely, awesome hub.

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 5 years ago from Templeton, CA

      It is refreshing to have these beautiful photos of such bright and cheerful spring flowers to lighten my spirit after an evening of hearing about really depressing political situations in my state government. At least they can't regulate how flowers grow and the colors they may display -- at least not yet.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Pamela, thank you for visiting and your comments, spring is a wonderful time of year - I seem to be constantly taking photos!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Rebecca, the polyanthus are so colourful and they are quite long flowering, I hope you manage to get some.

      Many thanks for your comments, take care Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Joyce, how I would love to visit the bulb fields, it's on my 'to do' list, maybe next year....

      Thank you dear friend for your comments and votes, see you soon take care, Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi anginwu, your comments made me smile....

      Yes, it's hard to pick a favourite, I love all spring flowers but I think the striped squill has it this year for me!

      Many thanks for visiting, have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi WannaB Writer, we wouldn't want the government anywhere near nature - they'd mess that up too!

      Thank you for reading, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the photos, best wishes Lesley

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Lesley,

      Your beautiful flowers have brightened my day. Absolutely stunning.

      Voted up and away!

      Take care

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Lesley, Your garden is so beautiful. Are the Hyacinth,Crocus and Primrose perennial? I will plant some if i can find them. I noticed that the one Crocus is just sitting in rocks, how is that? I am full of questions, but i dearly love flowers..Thank you so much...Cheers..

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      acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

      Your photos are simply stunning. I adore flowers but especially those that bloom in the Springtime.

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      Charlu 5 years ago from Florida

      Absolutely spectacular hub and photos. The baskets were just amazing and I love the Hyacinth. Voted all the ups except funny and will be back again to just sit in awe. Thank you

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Wow..you have beautiful collections of spring flowers. I can see the detail of these flowers here. I can't wait to give my vote and pressing all buttons, except funny. Thanks for making my morning so beautiful. Take care and enjoy your day.

      Prasetio

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I love your photos--so clear, so colorful. Gorgeous. May I take a walk through your yard? I bet it's beautiful!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Sue, I am so pleased you enjoyed the photos, many thanks for your comments and votes, take care Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Ruby, the Hyacinth, crocus, striped squill and glory of the snow, all grow from bulbs and will come up every year, you only need to plant them the first year and just leave them there. Polyanthus and primrose die off after flowering above soil level, but they too will flower again next year, although some of the more 'showy' variety of primrose don't.

      There must just be enough nutrients on that rock for the crocus to grow - amazing!

      thank you for visiting and your comments.

      Have a wonderful weekend, take care Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi acaetnna, I agree spring flowers are so colourful and are so welcome after a dreary, cold winter.

      Thank you for your comments, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Charlu, thank you for visiting and your wonderful comments and votes, they are much appreciated, take care Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Prasetio, thank you for visiting and your very kind comments and votes!

      Enjoy your day and see you soon, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Victoria, Thank you for your lovely comments, you are welcome to visit anytime!

      Have a wonderful weekend, take care Lesley

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      MM, you are a master at photography. You had all my favorite spring flowers. Loved it!

      Helpful information too. Great hub. AD

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      stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      The flowers are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing. God Bless You.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Ann, thank you for visiting, I'm so pleased you enjoyed reading, thank you for your lovely comments, take care Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello stars, thank you for visiting and your comments, have a wonderful weekend, take care and see you soon, best wishes Lesley

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Exqusite photos Lesley. I love the Hyacinth, and the striped sqill are lovely and delicate, I haven't seen those before.

      Your garden is such a pleasure.

      Great hub, great info, Thank you for sharing

      Happy Easter

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Rosemay, thank you for visiting my garden, the Hyacinth is one of my favourites too. The striped squill is so delicate and beautiful, but definitely worth planting in wall or fence mounted pots to fully appreciate them.

      Happy Easter to you too, best wishes Lesley

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      Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Absolutely breathtaking, stunning photos! They are truly Magnificent my friend. I wish I could visit your lovely garden! Excellent work Lesley. Voted Up & Awesome.

      Have a Wonderful Weekend. Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Kamalesh, I'm so pleased you have enjoyed the photos, thank you for your complimentary comments and votes, they are always much appreciated.

      Take care my dear friend and have a wonderful weekend, best wishes Lesley

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      Your flowers are beautiful. I tried the macro setting on my camera yesterday but nothing turned out just blurry. I have a very inexpensive camera. I have no flowers blooming I just wanted photos of the buds.

      Voted UP

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      David Stillwell 5 years ago from Sacramento, California

      Gorgeous this! I think in the deepest part of my heart I love the primrose the best. The entire hub is an expose' of not only spring but Easter. Your work is always spot on and that is one of the reasons it is such a treat to find a hub of your photographs!

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      SJmorningsun25 5 years ago

      Wonderful photos, Movie Master! I totally relate to "photographer's knees." They're a mark of the truly dedicated. :-) Thanks for sharing these beautiful images--just in time for Easter! Voted up, beautiful, and awesome.

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      girltalksshop 5 years ago

      Very pretty photos...exquisite! I need to learn my flowers if I want to have a garden of my own someday. Thanks for sharing your wonderful flowers with us! Voted up of course and beautiful!! : )

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Your flower photos are absolutely wonderful, Lesley! They are amazingly sharp and the colors are very beautiful. This is a gorgeous hub!

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 5 years ago from Pune, India

      Movie Master, SUPERB Photographs, thank you for sharing them with 'how to' knowledge. You are a great photographer.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi moonlake, persevere with your macro setting - your recent hub - My Beautiful Country Garden has some wonderful close up pictures!

      Thank you for your lovely comments and votes, take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Dave, thank you so much!

      Happy Easter and best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi SJMorningsun, ah a fellow sufferer of the photographer knees syndrome!!!

      Worth it when you get the photo you are looking for though!

      Thank you for commenting and your votes, they are much appreciated, Happy Easter, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi girltalksshop, I'm so pleased you have enjoyed reading and found the information useful, I am sure you will have a beautiful garden one day!

      Thank you for the votes, take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Alicia, thank you for visiting and your wonderful comments, they mean a lot to me.

      Happy Easter and best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi jainismus, thank you for visiting and your very kind comments, they are much appreciated.

      Have a wonderful weekend and best wishes Lesley

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      molometer 5 years ago

      Stunning close up pictures. The colours just pop right out. Spring is definitely in the air despite the last few days of frost.

      The group of Polyanthus are a riot of colour.

      Nice work MM

      Voted up and 4/5 buttons. Sharing these lovely photos.

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      Comfort Babatola 5 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small...Each little flower that opens...

      You got me singing right there. Gorgeous!

      Voted beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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      Suzanne Sheffield 5 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

      I enjoyed your hub so much. My favorite is the blue and white squill.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Beautiful photos! I much enjoy flowers and really am feeling the pull of spring!

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Delicate and beautiful as the writer... amazing work here Lesley... Thank you for sharing.

      Hugs from across the pond.

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      Mary Strain 5 years ago from The Shire

      MM, I'm convinced that you live in the Shire of Middle Earth, and not in England at all! These flowers are so breathtaking they look like the product of magic, not photography. Amazing!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi molometer, although the temperatures are still dropping at night, the spring sunshine has been fabulous! glad you enjoyed the photos and thank you for the votes and sharing, it's much appreciated.

      Happy Easter, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi ComfortB, Thank you for visiting and singing! and also for your comments and votes, they are much appreciated, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Lilleyth, I'm so pleased you enjoyed reading and thank you for your comments, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Audrey, thank you for visiting and your comments, have a wonderful weekend, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Rolly, thank you for stopping by and your wonderful kind comments that have made my day!!

      Happy Easter, best wishes and hugs Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Molly, many thanks for visiting and leaving your wonderful comments, they made me smile and are a lovely start to my day!

      Happy Easter and best wishes Lesley

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      I am so envious of your beautiful flowers! Bulbs don't do well here in S. Fl. except for Caladiums which have beautiful colored leaves. When I lived in a colder climate, I had many of the same kind of flowers you can grow. Your photography is excellent, as always. I voted this UP, beautiful, etc.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Mary, what a shame bulbs don't do well in your climate, perhaps you might have some success with growing them indoors on your windowsill.

      Thank you for your lovely comments and votes, take care and Happy Easter, best wishes Lesley

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      Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

      These are very good! I never tire of flower pictures, always when you think you have seen the most beautiful there is another to top it.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Polly, I know you love flower pictures and I'm so pleased you enjoyed these!

      Have a wonderful day and many thanks for visiting, best wishes Lesley

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      Lauren-T 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Your photos are beautiful! I love flowers. This was a lovely article.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Lauren-T, thank you for visiting and your lovely comments, I'm so pleased you enjoyed reading.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I love these and I love the pretty small colorful ones in fancy baskets as you have done here. I pick up odd baskets at yard sales or anywhere I can find them and force bulbs in the winter. It gets to be summer almost all year round. I got a fantastic hibiscus picture and for some unknown to me reason; I didn't get the whole flower and cannot remember where I got it!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Jackie, it sounds as though like me - you are still enjoying spring and taking lots of photos!! - who can resist it when we are surrounded by so much beauty and colour?!

      Thank you for your comments, take care and see you soon, Lesley

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      frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America

      Your pictures are absolutely stunning - I love the views so macro - and your descriptions are compelling. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi frogyfish, thank you for stopping by and your lovely comments, I am so pleased you enjoyed the pictures.

      Have a wonderful day and take care, Lesley

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      As always beautiful and here's to so many more so keep them coming.

      Take care and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Eddy, it's always lovely to see you and thank you so much for your wonderful comments!

      Take care and see you soon, best wishes Lesley

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      MonetteforJack 5 years ago from Tuckerton, NJ

      AWESOMEness to the maxi !!!!! Your hub with the beautiful photos inspired me to do better with our little garden next year :) Thank you for sharing.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi MonetteforJack, thank you for visiting and your wonderful comments, they are much appreciated!

      Enjoy your garden!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Lesley,

      This piece is simply breathtaking. I, for one, feel blessed that you have "photographer knees." This makes me want to stop what I am doing and go work in the yard. Thank you for this beautiful presentation!

      Sharyn

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      You take amazing pictures. I'm just learning and having a hard time getting the detail I want when taking up close pictures. I will try the macro setting on my camera to see if this makes a difference. Voted up! Take care, Kelley

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Very detailed photography... I really admire your pics.. and the precise to the point detain you have offered here!

      A very beautiful colorful hub :)

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Sharyn, Thank you for visiting my garden and your lovely comments - I think the photographer's knees were worthwhile!

      Take care, best wishes and see you soon, Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Kelley, try the macro setting on your camera, you will find that you get get much closer to your subject without going out of focus, good luck!

      Many thanks for your comments and votes, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello rahul, thank you for reading and your great comments, they are much appreciated.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Cathleena Beams 5 years ago from Lascassas, Tennessee

      Wow! Leslie you are a Flower Design Artist as well as a Garden Master. Those are beautiful spring blooms in every single picture. Great photography!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Cathleena, thank you for reading and your wonderful comments they are much appreciated!

      Enjoy your day, best wishes Lesley

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Such a beautiful hub! I am working with some small flowers now so this caught my eye. Now you have me longing for the polyanthus--such a colorful punch for a delicate flower. :) Your photos are delightful!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi RTalloni, the polyanthus look fabulous with their vivid colours planted in groups in borders, a great burst of colour to welcome spring!

      I'm so pleased you enjoyed reading, I have enjoyed your Iris hubs!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Derdriu 5 years ago

      Lesley, What excellent, exceptional, exquisite photos of equally amazingly and awesomely-grown ornamentals! In particular, I love how cleanly, clearly, almost translucently the whites photograph. Your foliage also is impressive in the evenness and richness of the greens and the firm, healthy look of the veining.

      Do you know which is my favorite? Every...single...one!

      Voted up + UFABI (as to be expected, and always because it's Movie Master ;-]).

      Respectfully, and with many thanks for sharing and best wishes always to you and Nick, Derdriu

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      Must have missed this when you first published it but I'm glad I saw it today. Breathtaking photos and I chuckled at this line: "Is there such a thing as ‘photographers knees?’ that’s what I have started calling mine, they seem to be constantly dirty and bruised!" Must be such a thing as I have them, too!

      Voted up across the board.

      Hub Hugs Across the Miles,

      Gail

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Derdriu, I enjoyed photographing and writing about these beautiful small flowers and your comments and appreciation mean a great deal to me.

      Thank you for reading, your votes and your thoughtful comments.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Gail, now I am not surprised at all that you too have the 'photographers knees'!! what we do to try and get a good photo!

      Many thanks for your great comments and votes, it's always good to see you, take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Lesley,

      Photographers knees! That might just have to become a favored diagnosis for those of us like you who go the extra length to take fabulous photos such as you have shown us here. I really enjoyed your efforts and the beautiful photos of these Spring flowers that are now captured for time immemorial. Thanks! Voted up, useful and beautiful and will SHARE.

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      Bill De Giulio 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Lesley. Don't know how I missed this Hub a few months ago. Your photos are simply stunning, excellent job. Thank you Peggy for commenting or else I may not have come across this one. Love the reference to photographers knee. Well done as usual. Voting up, beautiful, useful, interesting.....

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      Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Another beautiful hub! Thanks so much for sharing your photos. Your yard must be full of beautiful flowers.

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      Wilbart26 5 years ago

      OMG! When I saw it, I said, woah, this Ma'am can actually take pictures. This is already a born talent not just a skill. Voted up, these flowers are lovely as the author.

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      Beautiful! I love looking at spring flowers because they let me know winter is just about over and its time to enjoy the warmer weather again :)

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Peggy, I am at my happiest when I have managed to get the desired shot - that usually means some sort of 'photographers injury' in the process!

      Thank you so much for your comments, votes and sharing, you are an absolute star! best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi bdegiulio, thank you for visiting and thanks to Peggy too!

      I'm so pleased you enjoyed reading, your comments and votes are much appreciated!

      Have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Jeannie, thank you for visiting and your lovely comments, the spring flowers have been beautiful this year.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Wilbart, thank you for reading and your great comments, they made my day!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Ardie, I too always welcome the spring flowers, knowing winter is finally over and we have summer to look forward to!

      Have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Im so stunned with these beautiful flowers. They are soo ahhmazing!! Very lovely!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi unknown spy, thank you for stopping by and your great comments, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the flowers.

      Take care, best wishes Lesley

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      QudsiaP1 5 years ago

      MM once again the pictures are absolutely stunning. I feel such a magical joy every time I look at flowers, each so beautiful and a wonderful miracle in itself. This hub has surely brightened my day, I may return to it often to enjoy this wonderful flowery treat!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi QudsiaP1, I too love flowers, there beauty is so uplifting and inspirational, I'm so glad you enjoyed reading.

      Thank you for your wonderful comments, they are much appreciated, enjoy your day, best wishes Lesley

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      umeraziz 5 years ago

      very cool refreshing pictures of flowers.. great hub bringing the beauty of nature..

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi umeraziz, thank you for stopping by and your comments, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the pictures.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      As always, your flower photographs are exquisite! This is one of the most beautiful hubs I've seen (and there are many), and I think it should be in the running for Most Beautiful Hub - you have my vote! :)

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Stephanie, Your comments have made my day, thank you so much!

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 5 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      A lovely collection of small flowers, the photography is awesome!

      I love flowers in general, but these little jewels have something special.

      Voted up, awesome, beautiful and interesting, also shared all over.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Joan, This was the first time I had grown the 'striped squill' It really was quite special!

      I'm so pleased you enjoyed the photos, thank you for your comments, votes and share, it's much appreciated.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 4 years ago from Pune, India

      Excellent photographs. Attractive, well composed, colorful, sharp and so more. Thank you for sharing. Also thank you for sharing the information.

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi jainismus, thank you for stopping by and your comments, they are much appreciated, best wishes Lesley

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      Ann-Christin 4 years ago from UK

      Your photos are fantastic so clear and sharp. I've only been using macro for a few weeks and hope to be able to take photos as sharp as this one day.

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi christin53, macro photography is so exciting and quite addictive - enjoy!

      Many thanks for your comments, enjoy your day, best wishes Lesley

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 2 years ago from USA

      Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos of flowers from your garden. I really enjoyed this hub! Voted up and voted beautiful.

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      Movie Master 2 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Journey, thank you so much for your comments and votes, so pleased you enjoyed reading.

      Happy New Year to you, best wishes Lesley

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      You have done a wonderful job capturing so many pretty flowers and holding them here tame and captive. I do not believe I have ever seen a white crocus that had a color scheme so like the narcissus daffodil.

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      Movie Master 2 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello poetryman, thank you for visiting a little bit of spring today! these flowers are just starting bloom again now, how I love this time of year!

      Enjoy your day, and thanks again, best wishes Lesley

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