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I spotted a nice surprise in my front garden, this afternoon. (Original Post) Siwsan Mar 2021 OP
Let me recall my Botany classes ... Hugh_Lebowski Mar 2021 #1
I just call it a Crocus! Siwsan Mar 2021 #2
Ah ... Iris family ... Hugh_Lebowski Mar 2021 #3
Japanese Iris, I believe. luvtheGWN Mar 2021 #19
That's correct. Iris reticulata, I believe. Dark n Stormy Knight Mar 2021 #24
All my bulbs are coming up. Daffodils were first, then some crocuses, no sign of my tulips yet. Treefrog Mar 2021 #6
My tulips are poking up through the earth. Hyacinth is finally showing, too. Siwsan Mar 2021 #7
I love spring when all the bulbs come up again. Truly nature's magic. Something we can count on. Treefrog Mar 2021 #9
'Iris reticulata' - a spring bulb plant. (reticulated iris, netted iris) Donkees Mar 2021 #11
Thanks! Siwsan Mar 2021 #12
Ah, I should have read the thread before posting (above.) Dark n Stormy Knight Mar 2021 #26
In the same state but you seem to be a week or so ahead of us. Biophilic Mar 2021 #4
Hi! Love meeting folks from the same state... MiHale Mar 2021 #8
Oh, you are way north from me. I'm in Washtenaw county. Biophilic Mar 2021 #23
bush flowers? Forsythia? nt. druidity33 Mar 2021 #21
The forsythia are still tightly budded. They've had a couple of Spring surprises before this. Biophilic Mar 2021 #22
Winter Aconite? Donkees Mar 2021 #25
Oh, yes, I love these little guys to death, but I can never remember what they're called. Biophilic Mar 2021 #27
My favorite flower! That's gorgeous!!!! 50 Shades Of Blue Mar 2021 #5
Hi! love the pics of your first up... MiHale Mar 2021 #10
I've had zero after/side effects from the 2nd Pfizer jab Siwsan Mar 2021 #14
After having a not-uncommon early start to Spring, the season seemed to crawl back under the covers. BobTheSubgenius Mar 2021 #13
Ah, crocusus first-to-come-up-us. Winter finally gives into longer days. jaxexpat Mar 2021 #15
We have those but they won't be up for weeks yet... 2naSalit Mar 2021 #16
Beautiful! George McGovern Mar 2021 #17
What a beautifully saturated purple! CrispyQ Mar 2021 #18
Its Dutch Iris dem in texas Mar 2021 #20
The wisteria may surprise you with new shoots from the old root system. Be patient :) Donkees Mar 2021 #28
They look similar, however the OP shows Iris Reticulata, not Iris hollandica (Dutch Iris) Dark n Stormy Knight Mar 2021 #29

Siwsan

(26,229 posts)
2. I just call it a Crocus!
Fri Mar 19, 2021, 04:55 PM
Mar 2021

I was out looking for even a sign of any getting ready to pop up and open, just yesterday. I didn't see anything! Then, I arrive back home from the cannabis store, and there they were!

I expect I'll have Daffodils opening in a day or two. That ALWAYS makes me so happy.

 

Hugh_Lebowski

(33,643 posts)
3. Ah ... Iris family ...
Fri Mar 19, 2021, 04:58 PM
Mar 2021

Very closely related to the Lily and Orchid families.

TBH though I'm not entirely sure that's a Crocus.

Dark n Stormy Knight

(9,760 posts)
24. That's correct. Iris reticulata, I believe.
Sat Mar 20, 2021, 04:31 PM
Mar 2021

I love them! Of the many I've planted, few remain. I guess the voles ate them along with my tulips. Looking forward to replenishing the bulbs this fall, if finances allow!

Google images.

 

Treefrog

(4,170 posts)
6. All my bulbs are coming up. Daffodils were first, then some crocuses, no sign of my tulips yet.
Fri Mar 19, 2021, 05:12 PM
Mar 2021

Siwsan

(26,229 posts)
7. My tulips are poking up through the earth. Hyacinth is finally showing, too.
Fri Mar 19, 2021, 05:15 PM
Mar 2021

The Daffodils next to the house will be in bloom, soon. The rest, later. I love having them bloom in stages because I get to enjoy them for so much longer.

 

Treefrog

(4,170 posts)
9. I love spring when all the bulbs come up again. Truly nature's magic. Something we can count on.
Fri Mar 19, 2021, 05:17 PM
Mar 2021

We all need that.

Dark n Stormy Knight

(9,760 posts)
26. Ah, I should have read the thread before posting (above.)
Sat Mar 20, 2021, 04:33 PM
Mar 2021

But yes, Iris reticulata. Especially for blue/purple flower lovers like me, these are fabulous bulb flowers!

Biophilic

(3,599 posts)
4. In the same state but you seem to be a week or so ahead of us.
Fri Mar 19, 2021, 05:01 PM
Mar 2021

We have snow drops and the little yellow flowers that I can never remember the name of. No signs of crocuses yet, but they do seem to suddenly pop up with no warning which may be why they are so much fun in the spring.

Biophilic

(3,599 posts)
23. Oh, you are way north from me. I'm in Washtenaw county.
Sat Mar 20, 2021, 03:07 PM
Mar 2021

Who would have guessed you were from Michigan with your Red Wing patch and that is about all I know about hockey. Good to meet you

Biophilic

(3,599 posts)
22. The forsythia are still tightly budded. They've had a couple of Spring surprises before this.
Sat Mar 20, 2021, 03:03 PM
Mar 2021

I think they are being more patient this year. Or cautious.

Biophilic

(3,599 posts)
27. Oh, yes, I love these little guys to death, but I can never remember what they're called.
Sat Mar 20, 2021, 04:36 PM
Mar 2021

I just go with 'little yellow flowers'. What can I say. sometimes I have to appease my inner child. She loves them and waits impatiently every spring for them to pop up.

MiHale

(9,637 posts)
10. Hi! love the pics of your first up...
Fri Mar 19, 2021, 05:27 PM
Mar 2021

So beautiful, thanks. Then I know in about a week or two I’ll see the same.

How ya feeling after the 2nd jab? Getting ours tomorrow.

Any luck with the iPad?

We’re planting our root crops tomorrow been working on the garden getting it ready. The polar vortex is waning, the forecast for us is above average temps this summer. My feeling is we’re in for a drier summer at the same time, I’ve seen nothing official.

Siwsan

(26,229 posts)
14. I've had zero after/side effects from the 2nd Pfizer jab
Fri Mar 19, 2021, 05:50 PM
Mar 2021

Not even any tenderness at the injection site.

I just notice that a couple of Golden Jubilee tomatos I planted from last year's seeds has germinated and looks really healthy. I can't find the seeds anywhere, this year, and can't count on my local plant nursery having them, so I'm thrilled to have some luck.

Starting Sunday it sounds like our weather is going to be beautiful so I'll be back outside clearing away Winter debris. Yard waste pick up starts on April 1, and I've already got 3 bags ready.

BobTheSubgenius

(11,556 posts)
13. After having a not-uncommon early start to Spring, the season seemed to crawl back under the covers.
Fri Mar 19, 2021, 05:47 PM
Mar 2021

We've had flowering shrubs that finished blooming weeks ago...and now we have other flowers, like daffs, that have been blooming for only a couple of weeks.

jaxexpat

(6,769 posts)
15. Ah, crocusus first-to-come-up-us. Winter finally gives into longer days.
Fri Mar 19, 2021, 06:00 PM
Mar 2021

I miss little of the colder lands, but crocuses, hyacinths and daffodils in spring (with hastas all summer?), these precious reminders of winter's passage I do so and sorely. Somehow, camelias, azaleas and viburnum are redundancies.

Little is precious as the memory of actually seeing the hyacinths that have pushed snow aside for their bloom. The power and glory of promise is best represented diminutively.

2naSalit

(86,244 posts)
16. We have those but they won't be up for weeks yet...
Fri Mar 19, 2021, 06:28 PM
Mar 2021

But all the bulbs are coming up fast. We have a few crocus in bloom but there will be lots more by next week.

Yeah for spring!

dem in texas

(2,673 posts)
20. Its Dutch Iris
Fri Mar 19, 2021, 07:41 PM
Mar 2021

That is what I have heard them called. I have planted them in my garden before. Don't have any now, but my snowdrops are blooming, haven't looked but should have dog-tooth violets blooming too. I had a crew clean-out my vegetable garden last year, I told them to cut down the grape arbor, but they cut down my 30 year old wisteria. It has no leaves at all, it must be done for.

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