Early Yard Bloomers

Common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

There was something wrong with this picture … I was picking up sticks in the yard so we can mow … in the middle of March. The weatherman said this morning that our high on this day last year was 40, and the expected high for today to reach 80. Eighty would break the record. The clear sky started slowly clouding after noon. A light breeze gradually increased to make the sunny day more comfortable. It didn’t take long for me to switch from picking up sticks to taking pictures of all the flowers blooming in the yard. Most would be what most considered “weeds.” I, on the other hand, enjoy them because they’re blooming and show a changing in the seasons.

My list didn’t include the elm and box elder trees in bloom.  It didn’t include the spring beauties, cut-leaved toothwort, bloodroot or false rue anemone in my spring wildflower garden. Yellow butterflies flew around the backyard and birds sang. The warm weather is forecast on into next week. Wonder what else I’ll find or see during our early spring?

Purple dead nettle (Lamium amplexicaule

Johnny-jump-up (Viola rafinesquii)

Least bluets (Houstonia minima)

Creeping Charlie (Glechoma hederacea)

Small-flowered crowfoot (Ranunculus abortivus)

Yellow rocket (Barbarea vulgaris)

Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule)

Periwinkle (Vinca minor)

Indian strawberry (Duchesnia indica)

Slender Speedwell (Duchesnia indica)

Spring cress (Cardamine bulbosa)

Common chickweed (Stellaria media)


4 responses to this post.

  1. I love the flowers……especially the Periwinkle. I have finished the research about Rosemary and I will start writing it today.


  2. Posted by Therese Beavers on March 15, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Wonderful pictures of the flowers. Love your blog.


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