Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

This is the sight that I see when I step out of my kitchen door. The color is a feast for the eyes.

Can someone tell me the name of this tree? It is, I believe, a native of south Alabama.

The loropetalum has been blooming for a good month.

This is the magnolia stellata, sometimes call the star magnolia, a name I can remember a little better.

The delicate fringed blossoms give off a faint scent that drifts down to me as I pull weeds beneath it. I am so grateful for this unique bush!

The discount hyacinths I bought at Walmart last year returned, whoot!

The inside of the house, cooking, crochet, and yes, even writing, goes neglected, while I’m seduced, once again, by the wiles of spring.

To visit other Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day participants, visit our generous host Carol at May Dreams Garden.

12 thoughts on “Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

  1. Hey CurtissAnn,

    I love the pics of your garden. I’m glad you found out about the Red Maple. Mark has one of those in his yard. Those little “helicopter” things are all over our vegetable garden. Our area is so pretty this time of year…I love all the flowers blooming…although they don’t love me! 🙂

    karen

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  2. I wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting me on Bloom Day. I agree with Nell Jean on the I.D. Acer rubrum is also called Red Maple because of the flowers blooming in your garden and because of the red leaf stems. Their flowering is the first sign here that the native woods are waking up, and later they will provide great fall color.

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    • My thanks for further confirmation on the red maple! I’ve been reading about them, and watching their little wings now floating all over. Thanks for stopping by! CA

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  3. I’ve never seen a magnolia stellata, I’m going to google it and see if it’ll grow here in north Texas! Your lorapetalums are so pretty, they are just full of blooms; I grown them, but mine never bloom like that. Don’t worry about being seduced, it happens to the best of us.

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  4. Some of my favorites, too.
    Is the tree what’s commonly called Swamp Maple? If it is a maple you’ll recognize the little ‘helicopter’ seeds later on raining down.

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