Colors of Spring

Each year the first color we see in the spring is yellow.

Then as spring progresses and the yellow flowers fade away we see a lot of purple.

When we landscaped the berm that boarders our pond we planted forsythia bushes alternated with lilacs. Once the forsythia is finished blossoming the lilacs begin. On a breezy day the lilac fragrance fills the air.

The lush green of the trees evokes a feeling of peace and harmony.

The daffodils that ushered in spring have been replaced by Iris’s, chive blossoms and salvia.

The dandelion blossoms turned to puff balls that were scattered by the wind. They have been replaced by white clover that will offer the bees a bountiful food source throughout the summer.

These are but a few of the delightful changes I have observed in the past week.

Thanks for visiting. πŸ™‚

Do you have a favorite spring flower?

21 thoughts on “Colors of Spring

  1. Ruth – I always equate forsythia with Spring’s arrival too Ruth. All of a sudden yellow is everywhere, between the dandelions and the forsythia. Because the Park was closed down in May, I did not see the abundance of dandelions I usually see where it seems to be a sea of dandelions as far as the eye can see. This year, my light purple lilacs bloomed on the tree and the Miss Kim bush. The other tree was like a bump on a log, with nothing. Now , the cottonwoods are losing their fluff and it looks like snow in some places where it has gathered. I like daffodils too because they always seem to look cheery to me and they last longer than tulips – one warm day or a pelting rain and tulips open and scatter their petals hither and yon. Spring is so fleeting isn’t it? P.S. – you have shown pictures of your pond before – it looked very large in today’s post.

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    1. I always say the yellow is a happy color and the dandelions, forsythia, and daffodils are perfect for spring when we all need that cheery feeling. I have never been able to grow tulips at the farm because the deer eat them before I can enjoy them. 😦 I think it is maybe the oval effect that makes the pond look different.

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      1. Yes, yellow is such a happy color Ruth – I’m with you that the dandelions are cheery. I just went back and looked at your blog posts; you are right, that might have been why the pond looked more oval. I never thought of that fact. My father was mad that he planted all the tulips the first year we were living here and the squirrels dug the bulbs up and ate part of them, throwing the other half around the yard … he was livid and never planted tulip bulbs again. πŸ˜‰ (Stay safe in tonight and tomorrow’s weather Ruth – still another worrisome weather event tonight/tomorrow.

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    1. The other day when I was working in the prayer garden I could smell the lavender. Even though it is not blossoming yet the leaves are fragrant. That is one of the wonderful things about herbs and lavender has to be near the top of my list for herbs. πŸ™‚

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  2. Lilacs always remind me of the giant bushes on the farm where we grew up. They were so huge you could hide inside them . Spring flowers hold so much promise. I don’t think I can choose a favorite but I was amazed at how long the bleeding heart bloomed here in the mountains.

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    1. I remember those lilacs well and our bushes remind me of them. I agree spring is the season of hope and promise. If you want to keep those bleeding hearts blossoming keep chickens away from them. Just ask # 3. LOL!

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    1. It could be that. For years I had few, if any blossoms on mine. Then my son-in-law told me to sprinkle wood ash around them. I did and the next year they had beautiful blossoms. Apparently the soil was to acidic.

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  3. I have some lovely pansies from my dear sister. Also in bloom right now lupine,iris, columbine,geranium and my Dandy lions. Chickens ate my lilies and bleeding heart. Peonies will bloom any day. They are all my favorites if I figure out how to post pictures I will or you are welcome to come see for yourself.

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    1. Dang Chickens! I know it’s not fair to ask people to pick a favorite. All wonderful in their own way. I’m not sure if my peonie is going to blossom. it sort of looks like it might. πŸ™‚

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