Hyacinth - Hyacinthus orientalis. A very common spring bulb but still one of my favorites. Next time you see one lean over a take a sniff, they smell amazing. I wish they bloomed longer.
Bridal Wreath Spirea - Spirea vanhouttei. This is a nice little shrub, but it's also invasive. The flowers are teen-insy, and the first heavy spring rain washes them all away.
Daffodil - Narcissus sp. Okay, I know these are everywhere, but the Smith variety is unique - I'll explain that in a minute. But first let me say that these have been blooming in Oak Ridge since January, if that tells you how warm it's been here. Almost every yard here has them, some yards must have hundreds - big clusters of yellow. Our yard? We have five total, and they just opened up in the last week. The previous owner planted many, but only 3 have actually bloomed. The other 2 were some the my mother-in-law gave us. So, without further ado, here are our 5 daffodils.
Here's the standard yellow.
This one is neat - it actually has a double bloom, but a bug ate part of it so it's kind of hard to tell.
This one is growing in the woods in the back yard.
And these 2 are the ones from my mother-in-law. The cups are a peach color.
What's Bloomin'? Edition 1