Spring is my favorite season. There are many reasons why. The one at the top of the list is spring flowers. Watching the landscape brighten up after the drab of winter is exciting. First are hints of green followed by pops of color. In my area, Daffodils are the first to pop up.
Flowering trees begin blooming. It’s large-scale magnificence thanks to Mother Nature. A vase of flowers is nice, yet a whole tree loaded with them is simply divine. One, in particular, stands out against a bright blue sky. Bright pink cherry blossoms contrast blue sky to make a lovely color palette.
Japanese snowball viburnum is my favorite flowering tree. The huge white blooms look similar to hydrangea. The flowers start out green then turn white. My tree is quite large and I use the cuttings for glorious arrangements.
Technically Japanese maple trees do not flower. However, I have to include a photo of my coral bark one. The bright green leaves popping out of red branches are so lovely. I’m counting it as a flower since it adds such beauty to my yard.
A dogwood tree is next to my sunroom. It’s a natural one, as in, it grew there naturally and was not planted. I thoroughly enjoy sitting in my sunroom and enjoying it while it is in full bloom. The flowers almost glow in the afternoon sunshine.
Of course, I have to include this photo of my dogwood tree with one of my whippets in the background.
Peony is my number one favorite of all the spring flowers. I have several varieties in my garden. My peonies start blooming in April. The first to open are these light pink ones. They are very fragrant with the loveliest scent.
The next of my peonies to bloom is this dark pink one. The color pops and draws your attention. The scent of it is much lighter.
Those are my favorite spring flowers. Which ones are yours?
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