Friday, March 22, 2013

Spring Flowers

Just a few spring flowers in the neighborhood to share...
My neighbor's primroses.

Does anyone know what this is? 

A daffodil with a bite out of it!

Flowering plum trees.

 I love Johnny Jump Ups!

My white azaleas are popping out along side the driveway.

Last, but not least, a lone Calla Lily.
Hope you are enjoying these first days of spring!

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Marian said...

Pretty flowers! Is that mystery plant a Hoya?

SAS said...

Is that a shrub? Could it be a Daphne?

Adore your blog. You are one talented gal.

Meg@OliverandRust said...

not so much as it is still snowing here but the flower pictures had me dreaming for a moment. love the azaleas.

Lori E said...

Marian is correct. It is a beautiful, fragrant Hoya. I know this because my inlaws had one and their last name was Hoyer.

Susan Freeman said...

Thank you for such a lovely post. It is still gray and very cold here. Your pics brought me the beauty of spring I so long to see.

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

cheri said...

It's definitely a Daphne. It has a strong lemony fragrance that is divine and grows well in your part of CA. I had 3 large ones when we lived in Sonoma and now that we are in Paso Robles I'm going to try them here.

Kathysue said...

Yes a Daphne and oh the fragrance, my friend has two in her yard and they are heavenly. I keep wanting to plant one for the fragrance in my yard, thanks for the reminder. So much beauty this time of year, it is hard not to be in good spirits. Thanks for sharing so much loveliness, Happy weekend.

Terri~terrileeauthor said...

Spring? What Spring? We had more snow yesterday. Grrrrr
But thanks for sharing your lovely pictures so that I can know Spring is somewhere...hopefully headed our way.

Unknown said...

Beautiful flowers!! I just did a post on Spring flowers at my I was looking at some of your other posts and I love your table setting, and your dishes...again a coincidence but I have many similar dishes (I am of Portuguese decent and have brought many back from Portugal and others have been gifts). Yours are all beautiful...going to go back to check out the rest of your posts. Have a great day.


Elizabeth "Libby" Day said...

Spring is popping out all over and in such a beautiful, colorful display in your neighborhood. Our azeleas are only beginning to bloom in northwest Louisiana. Thanks for sharing the beauty around you.

Bonnie said...

It looks like a Daphne to me. I googled daphne and the picture looks just like yours. I have one plant but it has not bloomed yet so I had not seen the bloom. It has a fragrant scent I have heard. So by reading the other comments you can identify which plant yours is. Isn't it nice to send out a question and get responses! Love blogging.

Your photos are so lovely, crisp and sharp. I have such a problem with camera shake. What time of day did you shoot your photos? It is always too sunny when I am in the mood.

Have a good weekend.

Babs said...

Delores.. I think the plant is Winter Daphne, also called Daphne odora...has a very sweet smell. It probably has the term "marginata" attached since it's leaves have a cream colored edge to them. (Can you tell, I'm a botany nut? LOL
It looks like mine, which blooms in January, or February, only mine has solid green leaves. Hope this helps. Your white azaleas and calla lily are so pretty.

Victoria said...

Beautiful, Delores. My first gardenia bloomed this week. Spring is a perfect time of year.

Sarah said...

All beautiful, Delores. Love seeing spring blooms!

Libby said...

yes, it's a Winter Daphne! heavenly scent!

Anonymous said...

Dolores, the mystery plant is Daphne odora aureomarginata, If you are going to buy one make sure the botanical name is listed on the label, many plants go by common names that are misleading.

Love the photos and spring is definitely here!!

Melissa said...

Definitely a daphne. It is one of my very favourite plants and is an evergreen that flowers through winter. I keep cutting bunches of daphne to bring inside and it fills the house with it's sweet scent.
By the way, if you want to grow it, then make sure you don't fertize it in autumn as it will grow lots of leaves and few flowers. Wait for after it has flowered.
It is very hardy as I grow it in a country garden in Australia that has ferocious frosts (though no snow) and very long hot summers (over 95 degrees (35 degrees)) for 4 months of the year. It likes to have morning sun and protection from the hot afternoon sun so I use it in my East facing beds.
Happy growing.

Onine Florist said...

Awesome flowers and bouquets !!

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