Monday, April 7, 2014

A to Z - F is for Flowers!

 Blooms on my cherry tree!

I LOVE spring!  During the winter I miss the sun, everything being green, flowers, warm temperatures, etc.  So today for F I'm sharing pictures I took of flowers!!  Sadly the daffodils bloomed early and are withering, but I got everything else.

My yard is covered in flowers (especially dandelions)!  
I love how there are three different kinds here.

 Apple tree is covered in blooms!

 Closeup of the purple ones. 
Any idea what these are?

 Pretty dandelion!

 Some are even going to seed already.

 Jackal (my shadow) shows how many dandelions there are in the yard!
There are hundreds!!

 Pretty purple blooms on the Redbud tree.

Here are two pictures of the blooms on my peach tree that I took a couple of weeks ago.  They are withered now too.

Now I'm just waiting for the Irises to bloom!  Can't wait!  Also I have a question for you.  Has anyone ever grown Morning Glories?  I got some seeds of the blue variety.

I want to plant them in tribute for my Siberian Husky that died five weeks ago because her name was Storm Glory and her eyes were so blue.  Here are a few pictures of her gorgeous blue eyes.

So I've read up on Morning Glory vines and they need full sun and grow like crazy.  What I've read says they can grow twenty feet in one year!  One place recommended making a teepee out of bamboo poles and growing them up it which I think would be really cool, but I have no idea where to put it.  I may still do that, but my dad also wants me to grow them up the side of one of his buildings because it's plain and needs some decorating.  My question is, does the wall get enough sun?  How much sun do they really need?  Here is a picture of the wall.

And another angle.

That is my apple tree next to it.  I'm afraid it will shade the wall too much.  Also these pictures were taken at noon and you can see how the roof shades the ground where they would be planted.  So what do you think?  Will it work?  I really want to plant these for Stormy, but I don't want them to die.  Everything I've read says they are vigorous growers and even reseed themselves each year, but knowing my luck I can kill them lol.  I would love to hear from someone with some first hand experience.  Anyway thanks for reading!


  1. Beautiful photos. I love flowers. The daffodils are in bloom here but some are starting to whither. I recognize some of your flowers, as they are currently in bloom here too.


  2. We have the purple ones here too - would love to know what they are! Beautiful pictures. :) Thanks for posting.
    Stopping in from A-Z! :)

  3. Love the pics and the beautiful flowers! They're blooming in SW Louisiana too but they're a little confused about the hot weather, cool weather, warm weather, cold weather! :)

  4. I'm so envious of your beautiful flowers. The snow is still melting here and it's just wet and mucky. Enjoy spring!

  5. gorgeous flowers- even dandylions!


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