Thursday, April 25, 2013

Suddenness

Spring!
The snow finally melted! The sun warms the Earth.
April 22 was the Earth Day and my whole garden was decorated with colorful crocuses.

It was unexpected to find crocuses in different places: were  they apparently moving “themselves” from place to place?
Look what species of crocuses I've found under the bushes, near the hydrangea, arborvitae, roses:

 
 



 





 






















Some crocuses are already fully blossomed, others have buds, others appeared out of the soil. Their roots grow directly out of the icy soil. 
But all of them surprise me and delight me: what a force of Mother-nature! 

 

56 comments:

  1. Crocuses say "spring" so well at the end of a long winter. Yours are looking happy!

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    1. Yes, they are, and me too!
      Thank you, Laurrie!

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  2. Great pictures you show of some beautiful crocus in different colors. Krokus is a really cute spring flower. Nice to snow finally melts in you, a very wonderful time we go to meeting. Wish you a good Thursday / good weekend :) Hugs Hanne Bente

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    1. Spring is in full swing, thank you, Hanne Bente!

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  3. Lots of different beautiful Crocuses, nature is wonderful!!!!!

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  4. No more snow and crocus springing up everywhere, it's a magical time in your garden! Thanks for sharing the excitement of spring! Maybe the cute squirrels have been moving your crocus. They replant mine.

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    1. It's a good thought, Peter, about squirrels! I will watch them. Thank you!

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    1. Yes, it is! Thank you, Optimistic Existentialist!

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  6. Bienvenida primavera:))Tiemes el jardin precioso.
    Y cuidemos de la tierra, nos regala mucho cada día...Y es la herencia que vamos a dejar a nuestros hijos.
    Un beso.

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    1. Si, tenemos que cuidar la Tierra, es la herencia mas importante, tienes razon, Laura.M, gracias!

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  7. I just love crocuses! Yours are just glorious! How fun for them to be moving around!

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    1. Crocuses are everywhere, it's fun, but they bloom very short time.Thank you, Holley!

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  8. Hello Nadezda girl and thank you for stopping by my blog : )
    YES ! Finally we both have flowers blooming and our gardens are waking up with some nice weather .. it seemed to take forever didn't it ? .. the temperatures are steadily climbing higher and a wee bit of rain helps encourage more plants to peek out.
    I know you are going to love your brunnera ! they are one of my most favorite plants in my garden, even after the flowers are finished the foliage is very pretty .. so they will be wonderful in your gardens too !
    Have a great garden weekend girl !
    Joy : )

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    1. You are right, I love my brunnera and wait to plant it in the garden. It is in my greenhouse now because of soil is too cold.Thank you, Joy!

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  9. How exciting to find crocuses popping up in unexpected spots, these guys are so pretty too.

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  10. My dear Nadezda , it is so nice that there is no snow ! The crocuses in your garden are lovely ! Many times I tried to take these lovely flowers from the forest ,I took them but never grew up in pots ! So , I stopped to pick them ,it is pitty ,I leave them in ther placs!
    Have a lovely weekend !
    Olympia

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    1. Crocuses grow everywhere here, but not in the forest, there are snowdrops only. Don't know why!
      They blossom very short time and then is the turn of daffodils.Thank you, Olimpia!

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  11. Dear Nadezda,wonderful pictures of beautiful crocus in different colors!!I love crocus!!You garden must look so preety!!Have a lovely weekend!
    Dimi..

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    1. Yes, my garden became colorful after having been white.Thank you, Dimi!

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  12. Hello Dear Nadezda!
    I admire your beautiful photos.
    Crocuses are captivating. About his already forgot.
    For me, flowers wither quickly. Spring wants to catch up.
    I wish you a nice weekend.
    Regards:)
    LUCIA

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    1. Lucia, crocuses bloom very quickly, I see. Thank you!

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  13. How good to hear you finally have spring and that the crocuses have got through, it has been a long winter, right? I hope you won't get any more snow now, just warm nice weather! Loved your photos, crocuses always makes me smile, especially crocuses in sunshine so they open fully :-)
    Have a great week-end, take care, Helene.

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    1. Helene, here winter is such long like in Norway, and now the soil is still partly frozen. No snow more!!! I'm glad you have warm time now, it's wonderful for your plants. Thank you!

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  14. Your crocus blooms are so beautiful! I need to plant more. LOL! It is wonderful to see them in blooms come springtime. Great pictures. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Lona, spring is in full swing here, I wait for others flowers blooming. Thank you!

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  15. What lovely pictures! I do love to see all varieties of crocuses growing thickly. This year our spring was so late that they seemed to come and go almost before I had had a chance to see them!

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    1. Crocuses flower very short time.I hope the next spring you will have time to see them blooming.
      Thank you, Jenny!

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  16. With all these colourful crocuses sprouting out from their bulbs, I'm sure your garden must be looking glorious in spring. Must be an exciting time!

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    1. Yes, it's wonderful spring time after long white winter.
      Thank you, Stiletto!

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  17. Congratulations on your tardy springtime! The crocuses and photos are beautiful. I love how crocuses have such bright color when the ground is usually still muddy and most plants are still brown.

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    1. Jason, it's true, ground is still muddy and partly frozen. But crocuses are used to bloom in such conditions. Thank you!

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  18. I wish I had planted more crocus last fall. These are beautiful Nadezda! Thank goodness spring is finally here. Happy gardening!

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    1. You have planted lots of wonderful flowers in your garden, Jennifer.
      Thank you!

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  19. So beautiful, and must be such a welcome sight after a long hard winter!

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    1. Sure, it's true, last winter was long and cold. Thank you, sweetbay!

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  20. A really beautiful series of photos!

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  21. Hi Nadezda
    Your crocus are beautiful colours - so lovely!! I guess we are all happy that Spring has finally arrived.

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    1. Astrd, yes, finally we are in spring! Now I'm waiting for other flowers blooming.
      Thank you and nice gardening!

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  22. Nadezda you have a mini-forest of crocuses and what a great variety of colour. I've not seen the golden one before. It is a wonderful warm colour. Spring is here, let the gardening begin!

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    1. Rosemary, 3 or 4 years ago I had bought a big pack of spring bulbs. The golden crocuses were there and I tried to plant them aside of other colors. For years all mixed and now I have as you say "mini-forest'!
      Thank you!

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  23. Hi Nadezda, it's wonderful to see that spring also arrives at the northern top of the Baltic Sea!
    So nice crocusses! Ours bloom only for a very short time. They had got snow on their heads and so they were damaged. But we have many daffodils

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    1. I love narcissus and hope yours are pretty! The spring is around our Baltic sea, a bit warm with rain and strong wind. Thank you, Meggie!

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  24. You have alot kind of crocusses, Nadezda! Lovely colours!! Spring has finally come in your garden!! Have a lovely day:)

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    1. Thank you, Keity!
      Have a nice time in your renovated garden!

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  25. Those crocuses are so colorful! I have posted many pictures of azaleas on my current post – it was lovely looking at them in the garden. Can you grow azaleas in your climate?

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    1. Your pictures are wonderful, I love azaleas!
      Some rhododendrons grow in my garden, they are different from azaleas, have big evergreen leaves.And they are hardier than azaleas. Thank you, Vagabonde!

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  26. Beautiful! It's funny to think of plants "planting" themselves where they want to be. Perhaps they are wiser than we give them credit for. :o)

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    1. Sometimes I think the plants are clever! I've seen some crocuses blooming between phlox roots. When I replanted phlox crocus was in the soil and now is nice to see them in new place, although the phlox has yet its sprouts.
      Thank you, Tammy!

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  27. Beautiful, Nadezhda! Thank you for bringing spring back to our hot summer.

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  28. A feast for the eyes! All of your crocuses are so very lovely with bright and beautiful colors. Happy spring!

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