The Daffodils are definitely showing their blooms around here along with the beautiful Hellebores. Every week it seems that another flower species is blooming. Star Magnolias have been in bloom for a while already, and I see the buds of the larger, pink flowered Saucer Magnolia getting ready to open next. One of my very favorite blooms to watch for this time of year is the beautiful, coral colored Flowering Quince (Japonica). I sometimes refer to them as having a salmon pink color. Here are a few image samples of the lovely Quince flowers.
Here’s a beautiful, pale pink Rhododendron bloom. I like to photograph these blooms out of the direct sunlight to properly show their delicate color. Notice their intense pink antlers. They are so beautiful!
The Camellias, one of the first blooms to make their spring appearance, are already fading away. They’ve been in bloom for over a month already. Here are images of three varieties of blooms I could find.
The Star Magnolia made a extra-early appearance this year due to the mild weather.
I love the Hellebores. They are a late winter bloomer and come in different varieties and colors. I had to get into a contorted position to take this following image. This particular variety of Hellebore droops it flower blooms, making it difficult to get a good photo of the face of the flower.
Here’s another variety of Hellebore. Their blooms are more rigid and not so droopy.
Here’s the lovely Daffodil. I have some images of them mixed in with other spring blooms, as well.
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