First Bloom of the Season

dementieva(Zone 9 - Houston)March 20, 2012

Our first bloom of the season opened today, and I have scapes on several others.

This is DOUBLE DOWN from the Breedens, who are local hybridizers near Houston. It partially doubled this time (it almost blends into the petal on the bottom left), but I expect more doubling in the future.

On the first photo, there is a mosquito on the bloom, and in the second, I caught it in flight! I had to take the pictures in the dark before work, but I think they turned out pretty well with the flash.

Nate

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natalie4b(7b GA)

Great shots, Nate - and the flower is gorgeous - so many buds, too. Now, spring is officially here!

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 8:15AM
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houstmag

Congrat's on your first bloom of the season, such a bright yellow.
Linda

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 8:28AM
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organic_kitten(8)

Beautiful and exciting Linda! Good photos...I hope you were as lucky swatting him as you were shooting the mosquitos picture:)
kay

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 9:45AM
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newyorkrita(z6b/7a LI NY)

Hurray for the first blooms and very pretty ones at that. I think the night shots look great what with the dark backrounds.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 1:02PM
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Julia NY(6)

Nice to see bloom pics coming.

Julia

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 5:39PM
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Nancy zone 6

Very pretty, the first blooms always look so wonderful, don't they?

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 8:08PM
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Cindy zone 6a

That is a great picture. Lots of buds too!!!
Cindy

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 9:13PM
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