Thursday, April 09, 2009

Two Blooms

The apple tree is flowering abundantly this spring. So beautiful against the sky morning, noon, and evening!

This little-known shrub is kerria japonica. Very generous with its flowers right now in the lull after the forsythia, very easy to grow, and lives in the shade. I have a graceful curved hedge of it outside my bedroom window, all started from a little sprig given by a friend.

If only they lasted forever!


Caroline said...

Oh look at all that yellow! It's not even yellow so much as golden like each bloom is full of sunshine.
Absolutely breathtaking! Gosh, I love spring.
xoxo KB

YayaOrchid said...

Gorgeous little flowers! They look like they'd be nice for a dried floral arrangement.

Erin said...

The lull after forsythia? Our forsythia hasn't even bloomed yet up in zone 5 in Michigan. :( *sigh*

Lisa said...

Wow! If you can believe it, I woke up to 4 inches of snow this morning!

Connie said...

Beautiful! So glad that spring is coming.

A blessed, happy Easter to you.

Leah said...

Such beauty!

Kimmie said...

Pretty ...japonica is one of my garden favorites. I have a bush that my mom gave to me, an offshoot of her beautiful bush.

Love you Anna;
mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted

The Hobbit said...

I went out to check the lilac tress today and saw that they are budding.The kerria has beautiful green stems but,nothing more.I'll have to watch your flowers grow for awhile longer.Thanks for sharing.

AnnaVallance said...

That shrub definitely says SPRING IS HERE.

A said...

Wow, my mother had the kerria japonica. We never knew the name. It certainly is lovely in bloom!

EB said...

The yellow flowers look a lot like a Lady Banks rose. Very lovely.

Lilas Conuts said...

Hello from Nouméa
Beautiful trees, thanks for sharing

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