Monday, March 8, 2010

Daffodils and Peach Blossoms: Approaching Spring

Mixed Daffodils; sometimes they do bloom together.

I'm never sure which of the Cyclamineus daffodils are which, except when Tete a Tete and Jetfire are side by side: Jetfire has an orange cup, Tete a Tete has two blooms to a stem.

City of Haarlem Hyacinths on the left, Blue Delft on the right.

Peach blossoms. It's early. Some may get frost nipped. There will be more.
That isn't peach foliage.

Freezing nights are over for now. Camellias begin to open fast.
One last peek.


  1. Isn't it great to finally see some spring colours, I know we get a certain amount of colours during the winter, but there is something so soft and delicate about spring blooms.

  2. We have been busy around here soaking up the sunshine while gardening....hopefully there will not be any more 'hard' freezes in our area. Your blooms are screaming Spring!

  3. My daffs were planted late and I don't think they are going to bloom so I'll have to enjoy yours. My peach tree is blossoming too. I absolutely love those hyancinths. Happy gardening.

  4. What a wonderful time of year in your garden. It is so neat to see the daffodils blooming and other buds beginning to open. The peach trees have stopped blooming and are now working on producing leaves and fruit. But, the plum tree is now beginning to bloom :^)

  5. Love this cheery spring color! I'm contemplating planting peach trees this year. They won't bear great fruit but the birds might like it. I know, for sure, I'll love the spring blossoms. :)

  6. I gazed -- and gazed -- but little thought
    What wealth the show to me had brought:

    For oft, when on my couch I lie
    In vacant or in pensive mood,
    They flash upon that inward eye
    Which is the bliss of solitude,
    And then my heart with pleasure fills,
    And dances with the daffodils!

    William Wordsworth. The other end of the famous poem!

  7. This post makes me believe we too will have daffodils nodding their heads in the near future. I feel so springy after reading and enjoying the views you provided. Thank you ever so much.

  8. Somehow peach blossoms make my heart sing (maybe because I was raised a "Georgia Peach?") Thanks for sharing this beauty!

  9. I've never seen peach blossoms before. They are wonderful. jim

  10. So glad you posted peach blossoms. I was worried that my tree is too far along given we still have more than a month before the average last frost. Yours are way further along than mine. This week might change that though.

    And the Tete a Tete daffodils, I never realized they had two blooms per stem. You teach me something almost every time I come by.

    Love the hyacinths.

  11. Thanks, everybody. Peach trees always bloom too soon, but they save back some buds for starting over when the inevitable late frost comes.

    Does the last pic look to you like 'Peeping Tom'?

  12. NeilJean,
    You are weeks ahead of us! Everything looks great, the small daffodils wow.

  13. I'm so glad I stopped by so that I could see some lovely spring flowers!

    Very pretty! makes me smile"

  14. What a great collection of daffs. I like your photos of the native azaleas as well.


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