Thursday, April 28, 2016

April Flowers at Windy Poplars

For a while now I've been meaning to track the flowers as they appear here at Windy Poplars Farm.

The first one I saw this year was the Siberian squill. This photo was taken April 17.


Bloodroot, which I wrote about here, opened the very next day.


Yesterday I saw a dear little violet had popped up next to the stone steps.


Spring comes slowly on this windy hill, and each flower is so very welcome.

16 comments:

  1. violets have taken over my 'lawn'. ha.. such as it is.

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  2. No snowdrops in your area, or crocus? They usually are the first ones we meet here.

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    1. They grow in my area, but I don't have any.

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  3. I love seeing photographs of the farm. The first flowers are always so precious.

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    1. Thank you, Carole. I love the grays and browns and whites of late fall, winter, and early spring, but these bright colors are such a change! So beautiful.

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  4. Beautiful. And of course, Windy Poplars (my favorite Anne book) always resonates!

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    1. It is my favorite Anne book too. I'm always pleased when someone notices.

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  5. So pretty, Nan! My lily of the valley is about to start blooming.

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    1. My lily of the valley is up - does that count? haha

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  6. The first few flowers that pop up after the winter are gorgeous. They are welcome and bring a spot of color. Love your photos.

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  7. I love this time of year for many reasons and the wildflowers are certainly one of the main ones putting a song in my heart.

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    1. When we first came there was (were) trillium in the woods, but haven't seen them in years. Probably the trees grew up. I'm hoping the logging done two years ago will bring more wild flowers.

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  8. Love them all, especially the violet ... once we brought some home on the wood we cut in the forest for the stove (in our former life, of course) -- for the rest of the time we lived in that home, the lawn was full of wild purple violets every spring. (A little earlier than for you -- Cyndi let me know in February that hers were blooming).

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    1. I love the stories of your life that you tell me, both the now and the former! Are violets really that easy to plant and spread?

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