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.



Bluets are still hanging on.



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



Azaleas grab the attention of passing eyes.



Chives and coral bells are just beginning to open.



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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