The First Spring Flowers
Bright Yellow Daffodils
Pink Hyacinth Flowers
It wouldn't be spring without the daffodils
Pink Hyacinth Flowers
The bright and cheerful forsythia
My Very Favorite thing about Spring is the first flowers.
The first flowers of spring have to be my favorite thing about springtime. From almost a black, white and gray palette come the hues of the rainbow, or just about!
Here, I share some photos from both my own garden and a local botanical garden. They aren't just any flowers, but the very first flowers of spring that bloom in my little corner of the world. I live in the Midwest, and absolutely am enjoying my time here and all that comes with it.
I grew up in Southern California, and while I miss that very much at times, the bursting of life in the spring time in a different climate is one of my most favorite things. You get that distinct seasonal change. Won't you join me on a little tour of the first spring flowers in the Midwest?
The white and yellow daffodils you see in the photos here always bring me so much joy each spring. They are one of the first flowers to make an appearance, and even the white ones add such a joy to the drab, winter palette that has been hanging around. They are always welcome, and always leave way too soon!
Little Random Weed Flowers
Yes, even the little random weed flowers make me smile in the spring. When you get up real close, they have some real character for sure, and of course the wildlife are happy they have arrived. These little purple ones I show here are common, though not quite as common as dandelions.
We grow white and pink hyacinth flowers in our garden. When I first saw these coming up so early this year, I have to admit that I was worried! Winter this year (2012) was very strange, to say the least. I was concerned a cold streak would come, and it still might, and kill off flowers and their buds as well as tree buds. So far so good.
I hadn't known much about the forsythia shrub before I moved to the Midwest. I am a true fan now. I hear people talking about what a short bloom period they have, but I don't care. They are one of the first to arrive on the scene at spring, if not the first. Even just today, I looked out and it looked like sunshine emmanating out from the flowers. They bring so much joy.
Hellebore have to be one of the most unique flowers! They tend to bloom facing down, but I did notice a lot of honey bee activity among them. So the bees are happy they are blooming. They come in a pretty subdued purple color and others, that are just so pretty. I have not grown these myself but would enjoy doing so in the future.
These little bright flowers are so much fun when I see them growing in clumps in the grass. I absolutely love them, though they are not too big. The crocus I have seen are white, purple and bright yellow or with white streaks in them. They are beautiful.
I hope you have enjoyed this little early spring garden tour with me! The photos I shared here, are what make spring so enjoyable to me. The rest is on its way! Even though some are short lived, the fact that they come first and add so much color make them winners to me. When I got up close to these flowers, I noticed that the little flying bugs and bees were enjoying them also. Spring is here!