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Spring Shrubs and Blubs Flowering

Posted by newyorkrita z6b/7a LI NY (My Page) on
Sun, May 8, 11 at 13:28

I love this time of year as the shrubs and small trees in the garden bust into bloom.

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Lilacs blooming.

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Sitting area under the crabapple tree facing the sideyard rosegarden.

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Sideyard rosegarden has lots of Wood Hyacinths blooming.

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Closer view of the wood hyacinths.

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Tulips still blooming in that rose garden.

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But mostly the backyard is full of spring shrubs blooming.

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More shrubs blooming.

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Sometimes you can't even see the house from the edge of the "woods".

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The pretty pond. I bought some floating hyacinths and put them in there yesterday but you can't really see them from this angle.

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Some of the tulips are still going. These are strangly colored ones!

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A section of the Columbine garden tulips still blooming away.


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RE: Spring Shrubs and Blubs Flowering

Oh! So pretty! I miss lilacs now that we live in the south. They don't do as well as they did up north.

Thanks for the pictures. I have serious yard envy, especially now that our backyard looks like a dogpark these days-lots of dirt, weeds, and trampled (or worse, dug up) plants! Ah well, love the galloping gardeners anyway. :)


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RE: Spring Shrubs and Blubs Flowering

Everything else is beautiful as you have to know, but that lilac!!!

And you know how I love purples, but that is achingly gorgeous! I love it!

The columbines and tulips are beautiful together. I love the wood hyacinths and the tulips, oddly enough the ones in the third picture appeal to me the most, but those lilacs!
kay


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RE: Spring Shrubs and Blubs Flowering

Kay, that is one of my "new" lilac shrubs that I mail ordered from Song Sparrow nursey afew years ago that came in small pots. Took them this long to start blooming. I guess they had to grow up before they could bloom. Only two of the seven shrubs are blooming (the biggest ones) but they sure are pretty.

I have the common lighter lilac color that have been in the garden forever but these I ordered are all the fancy new colors. I do really love the deep purple color myself.


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I have never seen lilacs, other than in pictures.
Lovely!


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RE: Spring Shrubs and Blubs Flowering

Rita, You have beauty in your yard, every where you look.I love that woodsy look picture.and I am curious as to what is the plant to the right of the chair in Picture 2 that has white flower or else very light blue flowers"?? ilove your Lilac Bush.I have never seen one except in a picture. I love them strangly looking tulips too.You really have a assortment of different flowers growing,and it is soo pretty.

Jean


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RE: Spring Shrubs and Blubs Flowering

Jean- that shrub to the right of the chair is not yet in full bloom. Those flowers are not fully open. But it is a "Shasta" viburnum. I tried to get a picture of my snowball bush viburnum like kay has but mine is in the woodsey border and I couldn't get a shot. I have lots and lots and lots of different viburnum shrubs. Mostly they flower and then make berries that the birds eat.


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RE: Lilacs

Honestly all you guys in the deep south that can't have lilacs don't know what your missing. Those flowers just smell so divine each spring.


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RE: Spring Shrubs and Blubs Flowering

Don't you just love spring flowering shrubs. I am adding a few more each year. Rita, your yard is beautiful no matter what time of the blooming season. sharon


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RE: Spring Shrubs and Blubs Flowering

The spring blooming shrubs I have here in San Antonio:
Spirea
Gardenia
Barbados cherry
Tea olive
hydrangea
Rose of Sharon


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