Monday, April 11, 2016

Spring an a Northern California Garden

I've taken these images over the last few weeks.  I had never appreciated the succession of bloom until moving to northern California.  It is like a symphony, as the weeks go by different flowers come into bloom as others fade away.

The daffodils were first but I neglected to get an image of them.  Next came the red tulips and then these beauties in shades of yellow and orange.

The dutch Iris added there music,

Color and a heady fragrance came with the wisteria.
The dogwood didn't bloom well this year.  Perhaps it was the  drought.  Some years it has so many blossoms it positively glows in the moonlight.
All of these are done now and I must wait for next year to see them again.
Now it is time for the poppies and in the shade there are white and pink azaleas.
The last of the Dutch iris grow with the clematis.  Roses bloom now as well and some of my tall bearded iris.  Later will be the lilies.  The fruit trees and blueberries which bloomed earlier now have fruit-lets promising new delights as the blooms of the garden fade.

This is my world in the Spring.  Find more views of the world here at Our World, Tuesday.


Gaelyn said...

Such a lot of beautiful blooms for spring. I love the smell of the wisteria.

Diane AZ said...

I love your flowers. My dad used to grow iris.

Laura said...

Beautiful, beautiful blossoms Martha!

Barb said...

Martha,your garden blooms are lovely! I know you work hard at it. Enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a great plan, different blooms as the seasons progress.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You can imagine how happy it makes me to see these lovely spring flowers (all of which I miss in both senses of the word here in Florida). A Symphony is the perfect way to describe the succession of color -- . Iris are my daughter's favorite flower and that last picture makes me think of her. I'm off to make a phone call ;>). Thank you for the beautiful reminder of old times (Northern California and Coastal Oregon I think are pretty much the same growing seasons.)