flowers for Mother’s day

May 13, 2012 § 4 Comments

“April showers bring May flowers”, but we experienced all those blooms almost a month early in Colorado. Right now, I’m catching up with my family in SoCal, but here’s a sampling from my Front Range garden last month. Enjoy, and Happy Mother’s Day to all you mom’s out there!

Snowy bird feeder and icy table and chairs after an early April dusting.

Peach tree in full pink bloom.

Flowering quince in apricot and coral are the first shrubs to bloom.

Early greenery provides needed ground coverage and texture.

Wind flowers and a few species tulips make an early showing.

Hellebores (Lenten rose) amazes me with its early showy blooms and foliage, while a small honey crisp apple tree blooms profusely this year and is a-buzz with bees.

Perennial Corsican violets pop up in the herb bed.

The last tulips and the first coral bells splash the garden with bright patches of red and pink.

Several types of hosta and the Japanese fern cover the ground with intricate patterns of shape and color.

Showy fragrant clematis and a small fern leaf species peony.

When we return from our trip, we’ll find out how the fruit trees have fared, and if momma robin has hatched her clutch of eggs in the apricot tree!

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§ 4 Responses to flowers for Mother’s day

  • moselle says:

    Happy Mother’s Day! We have had some nice rain here. Things are green and lush right now. I’m sure your garden is beautiful!!

  • Lynn says:

    Hope you are having a lovely time in California. Your yard looks beautiful. We made it into the 70s for the first time in Seattle this past weekend.

  • I didn´t know quince had such beautiful flowers! Love the peach tree; I remember the first time in california (80´s) and seeing all those great peach and almond trees in bloom! Your garden looks incredible

  • Mary Hirsch says:

    It made me homesick to see all these gorgeous Spring flowers. Even in Aspen I used to have most of these in my gardens. Except the fruit trees. Those didn’t work. Potatoes – that was my crop.

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