Monday, May 27, 2019

In a Vase on Monday: Spring Flowers

Spring flowers, spring flowers,
Lovely firstlings of the year,
Where's the heart that scorns your powers?
Joys not in your presence here?


Spring flowers, spring flowers,
Fairest, sweetest gems of earth,
Won from Eden's happy bowers,
Angels smiled upon your birth.


 Spring flowers, spring flowers,
Say not they are useless things
Sent to raise the drooping powers,
Whisper of perennial springs.


 Spring flowers, spring flowers,
Earth without your like would be
Dark and sad our only dower,
Stern and cold reality.


Spring flowers, spring flowers,
Wayside wildings,—garden gems,
Ever to the heart that's pure,
Ye are peerless diadems!
                                 ~Louisa Shaw


 Joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for IAVOM! 😊

20 comments:

  1. I agree a bouquet of beautiful flowers from spring bulbs. The photography and colours are excellent.

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    1. Thank you Noelle...it's hard to go wrong with spring flowers. :)

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  2. Beautiful bouquet (it seems so long since we had tulips and daffodils and all ... so thanks!) The lovely colours were brought to life by that touch of rain on them.

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    1. We've had a very cool spring this year so the bulbs are lasting even later than usual. I do love the raindrops on flowers too. The colors seem more vibrant on wet days.

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  3. You must live somewhere quite cooler to still have daffodils and tulips in abundance. They are always refreshing and delightful to see, and make the cheeriest bouquet!

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    1. Yep, I'm in northern Maine. :D I was just down in PA last weekend and couldn't believe how far ahead of us they were. It seemed like high summer, and then I came back home and it was in the 40s and most of the trees were still bare...a little depressing!

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  4. What a bright and cheery spring vase this is - just what you need after your long and cold winter! Thanks for sharing it with us too

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    1. It is very good to see them, that's for sure. :) Thanks for hosting us, Cathy!

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  5. Beautiful, Joanna! I love the blue flowers in particular. The tulips (not prolific here to begin with) and the Narcissus are already long-gone here but it's lovely to see them again.

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    1. Thank you Kris! :) The blue Forget-me-nots always bloom so abundantly...the only thing is they are attempting to take over my whole garden! :D

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  6. Gorgeous colors and I love the quotes.

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  7. Hi Joanna, your vase and poem are a delight indeed. Fab idea to add the Muscari and Myosotis as they really make it pop. I can see now that spring is very late in Maine! Our spring bulbs have long finished. But there must be roses that grow in your part of the world? Happy spring days :)

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    1. Haha, yes we really do have a late spring, and this one has been even later than usual. I think we will have tulips well into June! Yes, thankfully there are some roses hardy enough for us. Right now I just have a couple of rugosa roses which were here when we bought the property. They are super tough! I would really like to add some of the Canadian Explorer roses to my garden sometime...

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  8. Gosh, so-so-so pretty! A joyous celebration of spring, Joanna, well done!

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  9. Love the forget-me-nots with red tulips!

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    1. Aren't they lovely? Forget-me-nots seem to go well with anything. :)

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