Spring is finally in bloom

Spring has been chilly and wet in south-central Connecticut but color is now popping out in many places. Here’s my contribution to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.

I always look forward to blueberry blossoms. They are so petite. Their beauty must be appreciated up close.

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Bluets are still hanging on.

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Lilacs are putting on quite a show for the eyes and the nose.

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Azaleas grab the attention of passing eyes.

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Chives and coral bells are just beginning to open.

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Head over to May Dreams Gardens to see what is blooming elsewhere … May is one of the best months for flowers and Carol is very gracious to host this virtual garden party every month.

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11 comments for “Spring is finally in bloom

  1. May 15, 2011 at 9:00 am

    You title says exactly how I feel. Happy GBBD. You have many blooms to show and they are quite pretty.

    • joenesgarden
      May 15, 2011 at 5:14 pm

      Donna and Christine, thank you … glad you enjoy the photos.
      Greggo, your zone 6a is a bit ahead of my zone 6b.

  2. May 15, 2011 at 10:17 am

    My heuchera bressingham is in full blooms in Zone 6a. enjoy your spring!

  3. May 15, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Gorgeous blooms!! Happy GBBD 🙂

  4. May 15, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Your blooms look so healthy…the colors so vivid. The lilacs are my favorite of your current display. Happy GBBD Day!

    • joenesgarden
      May 15, 2011 at 11:33 pm

      Thanks, Sage Butterfly. The lilacs are spectacular this year.

  5. May 16, 2011 at 5:56 am

    It’s so nice to have the rain and the warm temps – changes coming hourly! Love your lilac photos – along Main St where I live the old old plants are dripping with white and purple flowers – it’s a good year for them.

    • joenesgarden
      May 16, 2011 at 8:26 am

      Cyndy, I adore the traditional purple lilacs but I have a compact white lilac that is amazingly fragrant and more suitable to smaller spaces. Definitely a worthy compliment to the traditional.

  6. May 16, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    These are lovely photos… I too enjoy the blueberry blossoms and your lilacs are great… we’re a ways out from their bloom as the crabapples are only just beginning here in east central Wisconsin… thank you for a lovely post! Larry

    • joenesgarden
      May 16, 2011 at 12:34 pm

      Larry, one of the most fun aspects of GBBD is watching seasons at many time points. Glad you enjoyed the photos.

  7. May 19, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Such beautiful pictures! I wish I could smell those up close 🙂

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