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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Spring Flowers: Lilac, Lily of the Valley, Iris, and More

Our crab apple tree is  beautiful when in bloom.  I am worried that I have been seeing a lot of tent catterpillars crawling on it.  Tent caterpillars  can be easily seen because they build  tents in the nodes and branches of a tree's limbs and at the end of the limbs, you'll see  webworms.  Right now, they are everywhere   where I always go for a walk everyday and they  grosses me out.  I am not fond of worms so I don't like seeing  them marching on the ground, ekkkk.
 My sister-in-law, Jill, gave me some of her  creeping phlox a couple of years  and I grew it by our driveway.  I decided to thin it out after a year and spread  each  vine though pout our driveway.  It is beautiful  when it  in blooms during Soring time.  
 The  Lilies  of the valley are now in full bloom.  Lily of the Valley or  Convallaria majalis, is a sweetly scented but highly poisonous woodland flowering plant.  However,  it's interesting to note that although it is poisonous, it has been used as a folk remedy in moderate amounts and used by some herbalist as herbal remedy.  This is native throughout the cool temperate Northern Hemisphere in Asia, and Europe.
 It has a bell-shaped  white flowers and has a lovely scent.  The reddish seeds  can attract children so be very careful when you have little kids and have this plant in your garden as  the poison in it  can be deadly.
 I bought two of these miniature lilac bush last year and  I was surprised to see them bloom this year.
 This Lilac busgh that we bought online  about  8 years ago, has been very shy in blooming, I only see one branch having flowers for two years now.
 I only have the purple  Iris but I love when all of them  are in full bloom.
 Thesae are easy to take care of and it comes back every year.
 Our strawberries are now  blooming, I can't wait till the flowers  become fruits!
 Our blackberry  is also blooming, yohooo.  I bought two of these but only one survived.
 I love to hang out in our back porch now because everything is green and there are flowers to see.

I can't wait for the  trumpet vine to bloom so I  can see the  humming birds visit us again.
It's amazing how nature works, plants are dead or in dormant during Winter then on Spring time they sprung up and make everything  looks luscious again.

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Dhemz said...

super love your green backyard sis...ganda nang mga flowers!

nova hedges said...

wow...your place looks completely green and now all the flowers are bloomed.

Sarah G said...

Oh wow those flowers, I really wish I could have a place like yours to plant with beautiful flowers.
Those are really pretty to look at especially when your sitting in your backyard and watching them while having a relaxing moment.

Elizabeth O. said...

Lovely blooms. I never knew the Lily of the valley is poisonous. Great info.

papaleng said...

Wow! those are lovely blooms specially that of the Lily of the Valley, which is one rare plant.

Jessica Cassidy said...

These are beautiful flowers in your garden Sis. I love your garden. I bet it looks beautiful in person.

verna luga said...

beautiful colors Rose... Spring indeed! Super lovely!

Juliana said...

You've got a well tended front lawn and backyard. I can imagine the work you put into it. Enjoy your blooms sis.

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