Thursday, March 29, 2007

First Flowers!

When I left New Jersey last Thursday we had snow all over the place, some in large drifts. When I walked back through my gate on Sunday, these crocuses met my delighted gaze. Wahoo! Spring has finally made it to northern NJ! Now I'm waltzing around my yard, looking for other signs of blossoming.

For those in other climes, what are the first flowers you see blooming in the spring? Have they shown their happy little faces yet?


Anonymous Cathy said...

The crocuses and Dutch irises are already gone, the hyacinth (regular and grape) are past their prime, but the daffodils and Bradford pear trees are going crazy with blooms, and after that, the tulips and bearded irises should be going strong, too.

11:24 AM  
Blogger Nancy Herkness said...

Cathy, where do you live that your flowers are so far ahead of mine? Now I have blossom envy.

12:25 PM  
Blogger the BookWyrm said...

Here (in California) out first blooms are often on the fruit trees, and they're lovely. Most of them are falling (or have fallen) already, but there are still some.

Our daffodils are blooming too, plus many more flowers that I don't know the names for.

I love spring.


1:46 PM  
Blogger GJR said...

In NW Arkansas the crocus and daffodil are gone. We have tulips, redbud, dogwood in bloom. Bradford pears are leafing out - peaked last week. I've had dandelions already. Periwinkle (myrtle), a ground cover is blooming for about 2 weeks now - but I live on a south slope. I think we are about 4-5 weeks ahead of you.

7:12 PM  
Blogger Cindi Myers said...

Those flowers are gorgeous, Nancy.
No flowers here in the Rocky Mountains yet -- in fact, we had 6 inches of snow today and more expected tomorrow.

My crocuses are usually the first to bloom -- late April, maybe. But I don't dare plant anything outside until after Memorial Day. Our summers are short, but very beautiful.

10:33 PM  
Anonymous Cathy said...

I live in the Hampton Roads/Norfolk area of VA. Coastal areas are a must when the hubby is in the Navy. ;)

10:34 AM  

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