Monday, May 7, 2012

Pretty Spring Combinations



To brighten the start of your week, I have pretty spring combinations. 
These were all taken at Edwards Gardens in Toronto, ON.

Crabapple blossoms + a butterfly.

Red and white tulip with a flash of green, Tulipa 'Flaming Spring Green' +
Pink and green tulip, Tulipa 'Nightrider'

The colors yellow + green
Oregon Grape, Manonia aquifolium

Red tulip, Tulipa 'Burgundy' +
Red and yellow tulip, Tulipa 'Tinka'

The colors lemon yellow + white (Apologies I couldn't find an I.D. on this narcissus)
Update:Thank you Karen and Pauline, I think that you are both right and this is Narcissus 'Pipit'.

White Narcissus 'Thalia' with a white understory of ...

White wood anemone


Blue Creeping Phlox + Blue Veronica


Narcissus 'Golden Echo' +
 Shorter pink and cream tulip, Tulipa 'Innuendo' +
Pink with a yellow blush at the base of the flower, Tulipa 'Tom Pounce'

Crabapple + a ladybird

Burgundy and yellow tulip, Tulipa 'Cayenne' +
Black/Burgundy tulip, 'Queen of the Night'

Cream + Pale Peach color (sorry, I also couldn't find an I.D for this one)


Barberry + an understory of Stonecrop, Sedum rupertre 'Angelina'



Yellow + Red = Classic Spring Combination

Tulip + a butterfly
 Red and white tulip with a flash of green, Tulipa 'Flaming Spring Green'

Happy Spring to you!

33 comments:

  1. Wow, so many beautiful flowers and wonderful photos. Definitely a wonderful spring.

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  2. Beautiful flowers & butterflies! :-)

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  3. VERY pretty combinations, I should think.

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  4. Just beautiful Jennifer. At least you still have a spring going on. It seems like ours was a long time ago.

    Eileen

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  5. Hi Jennifer
    Gorgeous shots!! Looks like the weather really cooperated for you.
    If that yellow daffodil you couldn't find the tag for was quite short and dainty, could it be 'Hawera'? They are a joy to have and last for weeks.
    Astrid

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    1. Astrid, It certainly does look very similar to 'Hawera'.

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  6. So many beautiful tulips and bright spring colors! Thanks for sharing your visit.

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  7. I was expecting to see flower combinations. What a treat to see butterflies and lady bugs too.

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  8. Oh, all the pictures are so beautiful.

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  9. Each image is prettier than the one before - I loved the Flaming Spring Green tulip and the bed of pink tulips under planted with tiny daffs - and the mahonia (a reminder of my own garden) - all lovely!

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  10. Very pretty flowers ! The white flowers are the ones that stole my heart right away !
    The multi coloured tulips are so gorgeous !
    Jennifer, I have send you my reply ( on your query in my blog) in your email address.
    Have a nice day !

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  11. Wow Jennifer, what gorgeous spring blooms. I love your Oregon Grape shrub blooms. Mine has never bloomed yet for me. The white anemone blooms get my attention though. How pristine and lovely they are.

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    1. Lona, The Oregon Grape shrub is not mine. I saw an Oregon Grape for the first time last week at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton and then yesterday at Edwards Gardens here in Toronto. It is gorgeous, isn't it? And the fragrance is divine!

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  12. Wonderful post Jennifer and great timing. I'm puttering around my flower garden these days moving plants and eyeing up 'holes' in the design trying to figure out what should go where. Loved the combination of white daffodils and anemones. Think I might order some white daffs now in fall to plant with my anemones.

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  13. Jennifer, I like the tulip with opened petals and its stamens are already crumbling.

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  14. So pretty! Spring is gorgeous in your area. I love the Queen of the Evening tulip combo! Enjoying your spring blooms, Jennifer!

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  15. Oh, Jennifer, you have such a beautiful garden ... Thank you, for the tour !

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    1. Dani, I'd like to take the credit for all this beauty, but I cannot. The spring bulb combinations shown here are all from Edwards Gardens which is a public garden here in Toronto.

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  16. Fantastic blooms and so many lovely colours. We are still too cold and wet for butterflies unfortunately. Could your yellow and white narcissus be "Pipit" with a gorgeous perfume, mine looks very similar and are flowering now.

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  17. I'm loving the narcisssus and anemone combination - stunning in the sunshine.

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  18. Lovely images, Jennifer. This garden really is pretty at this time of year. I have to get to see it sometime.

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  19. Made my day - great images Jennifer! I used fragrant Thalia daffs in my blue and white containers this year - so pretty. I agree with Pauline, I think the yellow and white narcissus is Pipit - a wonderfully sturdy variety.

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    1. Thank you Karen and Pauline, I think that you are both right and this is Narcissus 'Pipit'.

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  20. Fantastic photos Jennifer, you have such an eye.

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  21. Your posts and especially the photos are always a pleasing oasis in a busy day. I don't think that is A. nemorosa, the flowers aren't that tall and the stalks aren't that sturdy. I could be thrown off by the camera angle though, but could it be A. sylvestris?

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    1. Thanks Carolyn, I did my best to identify everything properly, but you may be right. I have removed the name of the particular variety and will stick with 'White Wood Anemone' until I can be certain.

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  22. A page full of flowers and bright sunny spell's must be a wonderful garden to visit. A treasure to my eyes Jennifer.
    gr. marijke

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  23. Stunning photography Jennifer, the light is beautiful.
    Love that you captured some critters amongst the bloom.
    Paul

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  24. Such beautiful photos! Loved them all!

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  25. Some really lovely combinations, spring is such a beautiful season. here's my reply to you comment "See my post on Rosa Rimosa, that fades to peachy apricot then falls." Christina

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  26. So many gorgeous spring photos! You have such big ladybirds, our are all very small.

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  27. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous photos!

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