Blooms in the Countryside

After a long and chilly Winter, Northumberland denizens have been ready and willing for the welcome blossoms of Spring. Unfortunately, Old Man Winter invoked a “Delay of Game” penalty in the form of frost, downpours and downright cool weather for April and most of May.

So daffodils,  tulips, forsythia,  magnolia, and even crabapple blooms – all  made their Spring appearances. But these were short and sweet- often swept away by high winds, drenching rains and frost bite nights.
This was the plight of many early blooms in the area particularly as you approached Highway 7.

Fortunately  May finally brought consistently dryer and warmer days although much of June has reneged on dryer. But that has been all that was needed as flower gardens made up for lost time while taking advantage of all the extra rain. The second wave of Spring blooms have been ample and fine indeed.
Iris were plentiful and colorful while the Snowball [aka PomPoms] were truly up to name and form blanketing Pearl’s backyard in white puffs. In general Spring’s secondary blooms were most delightful. Also a number of flowers appeared early and longer.
The carnations were early and thick; ditto  for the Siberian Iris – okay just slightly early but with full rich blossoms throughtout Wendy Avis’ excellent flower gardens . And these were quickly followed with lilac bushes that finally put on the full regalia while peonies and  lilies also showed up in full color array at the Campbellford Library Flower gardens.
So for the second floral coming of Spring their was a feast of blooms to be seen:

  • Blue Iris downed by rain
  • Exotic Iris
  • Iris twirling in the wind
  • Yellow Iris
  • Sensuous Iris
  • Dynamic Iris Duo
  • Bevy of iris
  • Iris styled
  • Beauty Bush
  • Beauty Bush  clusters
  • Beauty Bush  blooms
  • Beauty Bush styling
  • Clusters on the Beauty Bush
  • Full Beauty Bush
  • Hosta in Bloom ??
  • Hosta in Bloom ??
  • Weigela scarlet bloom
  • Weigela
  • Chinese Snowball
  • Snowball aka PomPom
  • Spring Snowball cluster
  • Snowball Bloom
  • Snowball fun
  • Carnations
  • Variegated Carnations
  • Variegated Carnations
  • Siberian Iris and Spirea
  • Spirea
  • Siberian Iris
  • Siberian Iris
  • Iris
  • Exotic Ochre Iris
  • Iris
  • Weigela
  • Weigela blooms
  • Yellow Lily
  • Frisky lilies
  • Lilies
  • Lilies and Forget-me-nots
  • Japanese Dappled Willow
  • Japanese Dappled Willow
  • Japanese Dappled Willow & Crimson Maple
  • Japanese Dappled Willow
  • Bridal Wreath Spirea
  • Bridal Wreath aka Bridal Veil
  • Weigela white blooms
  • Smoke Plant
  • Smoke Plant aka Smoke Bush
  • Beauty Bush
  • Beauty Bush
  • Beauty Bush
  • Beauty Bush
  • Exotic Royal Blue Iris
  • Exotic Iris
  • Fece cluster of Iris
  • Yellow Exotic Iris
  • Honey Suckle
  • Hosta
  • Hosta & friend
  • Hosta stylized
  • Earth tone
  • Spirea and Hosta
  • Hosta and Iris
  • Hosta
The beauties of Springs blossoms inspired some artistic license. And thanks to the Campbellford library, Waendy Avis, and Pearl’s Backyard for  fine Spring floral showings.