Saturday, June 10, 2017

I THINK I FINALLY CAUGHT YA!

     Starting early in the year...February, March , people start showing what is in their gardens. They are very ready to show off lilacs,peonies, bleeding hearts, daffodils, tulips...and many more. Now from my perspective, I enjoy the photos of spring flowers. In February , March I still have serious snow and frigid temperatures. It will be a long time until things start to turn green and longer yet until things bloom.

    Well, I finally caught up to ya! Yes, I may be last but I still get to post photos and brag...if anybody's listening.

    I keep telling people that our plants develop rapidly once we get the long days. The sun rose at 5:14 this morning and sets at 9:55 tonight so that means we get 16 hours an 41 minutes of sunlight. That's a lot of time for plants to make chlorophyll.

     My lilac has a purple tinge to it rather than a pale pink.
  
    we had another windstorm so many of the lilac petals have been blown off providing me with some lilac carpeting.
  
     I like irises.
  Now the light wasn't difficult here but the photographer failed to notice the situation.
  
     I have some showy peonies.



40 comments:

  1. It is well-known that you like Irises. There's Iris Murphy, Iris Robertson, Iris the Mailwoman and Iris the little waitress from Vancouver. Yes - you sure do like your Irises Red.

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  2. I think you finally caught me with a few too many irises!

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  3. Lovely flowers! Glad yours are in bloom.

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    1. Thanks. It is a refreshing time.

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  4. Your garden is looking very lovely. I always say that gardens grow very quickly the further north you go (not the Arctic of course) because the season is so short. Enjoy all your beautiful flowers.

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    1. I have news for you about Arctic gardening. The biggest cabbages I ever saw were grown in Inuvik. The biggest problem is soil. There isn't much for soil there.

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  5. Most lilacs (not ours, it's a different kind) are out here, too. And my irises, but only because they are in a sheltered spot. But our peonies are far from being in bloom! What beautiful pictures, Red. It's so nice to see all the colour, isn't it, after a long winter?

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    1. You must be on about the same latitude because your plants are just starting to bloom.

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  6. Oh wow! Your lilac bush is really flowering fabulously. Mine never quite took off sadly. Your irises are gorgeous!

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    1. The wind damaged it as you can see all the petals on the ground.

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  7. It is always nice to see how nature turnes the plants into blooming in the spring and summer. Enjoy!

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    1. the whole year is fascinating with plants even when they are dormant.

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  8. You are in what bloomed here in May. Some lingering spring blooms, I had a peony just start

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    1. They have developed many plants to allow looms all summer for our viewing pleasure.

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  9. There are fields of wild iris out here at the moment but, of course, they are all yellow.

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    1. Fields of iris would be awesome to see.

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  10. Good for you! You have surpassed us. OUr lilacs are done, poppies blooming, but not the peony! It is interesting the climate differences.

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    1. It's also interesting that plants have been developed to survive in different climate zones.

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  11. Looking good! Glad you finally get some floral enjoyment. :)

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    1. We do get lots of blooms it's just when!

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  12. Oh what a surprise Sunday blog of Blooms for all of us to enjoy. Love them all. I do love your showy Peonies. Love the beauty color. And the budded one too. The lilac bush number one .

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  13. I'm listening, Red. Sure nice to see lilacs again this year. You definitely have caught up. :-)

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    1. Lilacs of any kind are my wife's favorite.

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  14. I just realized that my iris that you show has not bloomed. Your seasons are much shorter than outs. That means we have longer hot summers.

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    1. It's the light that is the key for plants and then frost free time.

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  15. It was worth the wait; your flowers are magnificent.

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    1. With effort we could have flowers blooming all season

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  16. These are beautiful! I love lilacs and irises. They are such a joyful sight in the spring.

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    1. My favorites are the tiger lilies which are still not blooming.

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  17. You do catch up fast. what a glorious spring with everything erupting at once.

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  18. The lilacs here tend to bloom in the latter half of May. They've been done for about a week now.

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  19. The flowers are a beauty to look at. Now you can enjoy their blossoms, lovely colours and aroma.
    Have a wonderful week.

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  20. Your flowers are beautiful! We are on to our summer flowers here in SC, so it's nice to see the spring ones all over again in your neck of the woods.

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  21. Well better late than never as they say. Very nice flowers.

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  22. You are passing me as my Peonies are still in bud! :)

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  23. Your flowers are beautiful! I bought a lilac bush last week. I would love for it to grow and bloom as pretty as your's has. I don't think lilacs grow so good here. We shall see.

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  24. Enjoyed the flower pics! Thanks, as always, for sharing.

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