With 18 inches of fresh snow on the ground, the thought of spring flowers seems like a dream right now. I decided to go back and find some old photos from last spring that I had never used in our Flower Friday posts and share those today. While the dogs are thrilled with the new snow, I’m tending more to daydream of spring and the color it will bring to our world. One of the first flowers to bloom will be lilacs.
Unfortunately, the bush seen in this photo is gone. My hubby cut it down because it was growing into the house, trying desperately to get to some sun. It really wasn’t doing very well, and we still have two smaller bushes left so we should still see some of these this spring!
My love of many flowers comes from the fact that we had them in our yard when I was growing up; so many of my favorites were favorites of my mother as well. Ground phlox are one of those flowers, and I was happy to see these come up alongside our house not long after we first moved in.
This next flower is called Centaurea.
They were new to me at this house, but I have quickly come to love them. They are attractive to bees and butterflies, and if you look closely in the photo (lower right) you can see that even the buds are pretty!
Irises are another flower my mother loved, and these seen here were larger than any I’ve ever seen, probably about 4 inches across!
While this next photo of our Persian lilacs was shared in our post of last spring “Prolific Beauty“, I’m sharing it now to show you the contrast of the view on our patio back then…..and the view right now.
Are you enjoying spring flowers where you are, or just dreaming of them like us?
Thank you to Living Laughing & Barking in our Backyard for hosting the Flower Friday blog hop. Please visit other blogs through the links below!
Bell Fur Zoo says
Those flowers are beautiful! It got cold here in FL again so we had to bring in all the potted flowers but not as cold as ya’ll :/ We hope it thaw’s out soon and all your flowers start blooming 🙂
Matt & Matilda
Thank you! It’s snowing again now though….there’s going to be a lot that needs to melt before we get there! But we know we will. 🙂
M. K. Clinton says
Those flowers are gorgeous and I know you are ready for the snow to go so the buds can lift up. A brought some spider lily bulbs from our old yard but will be planting some daylilies and daffodils.
The first flowers in your new yard will be so special, and it’s nice you brought some from the old too. ♥
Lynn LaChance says
Ellen Pilch says
Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos.
You are very welcome!
In the first patio shot … you can’t miss Cricket with her ball!! I envy you – not your current snow – but those beautiful flowers last year!
Cricket plows through anything in her way with that ball….flowers….snow….she doesn’t care! I hope these all do as well this year as they did last. They really were amazing.
The Island Cats says
Seeing those pretty flowers just makes us want spring to come that much faster!
It can’t get here soon enough, can it? 🙂
LLB in Our Backyard says
Wow!!! What a beautiful collection of blooms! After a cold snap, things are warming up again and the blooms are beginning to peak out. Thanks for joining us for Flower Friday!
Rosy, Arty & Jakey
We’re so glad to join…it gives me a way to cheer myself up during yet another snow storm! 🙂
Mom loves the lilacs, but she has to keep stopping on our walks to sniff them which is sooo irritating!
I used to do the same thing when we didn’t have any in our own yard. There are some beautiful bushes up the street from us, and I have to at least walk slowly to admire them though!
yes it’s hard to imagine flowers and green grass…. but it will come soon… and then the white stuff has to wait for a long time till it comes back ;O)
We can’t wait for that!
Brian Frum says
We hope the blooming dream comes true in your neck of the woods soon!
Considering it’s snowing again now….it surely won’t be soon enough! 🙂
Sand spring Chesapeakes says
Beautiful flowers and that last snow picture is beautiful too at your house.
The snow is definitely beautiful…but we’re ready for some color now! 🙂