Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Thursday Thirteen - 6 - 13 Flowering Trees and Shrubs I Adore Besides Roses

See what modern technology can do? Squee!

Here are my favorite make-me-swoon blossoming trees and shrubs:

1 - Rhododendron

2 - Japanese cherry tree

3 - Flowering crab tree

4 - Japanese flowering quince

5 - PeeGee hydrangea

6 - Lilac

7 - Golden chain tree

8 - Hawthorne

9 - Serviceberry

10 - Forsythia

11 - Heather

12 - St. John's wort

13 - Potentilla

And there you have it. My heart swelling inside, singing joyously in visual form.
Happy TT!


Miss Frou Frou said...

Julia, these are just gorgeous... particularly like the Japanese Cherry

Amy Ruttan said...

So beautiful, it made me sneeze, that's how realistic they were to me. LOL!

Happy TT, mine will be up shortly.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Amy cracks me up...

Those are gorgeous pictures. We have the rhododendron in the first picture, only ours is -- ready? -- PINK. I kid you not. It's blooming right now, and it is FAB.

Happy TT, darling!

Christine said...

Awesome Julia! I just bought some Lilacs to put in my yard. I think I've killed them by putting them out too early though. :(

Oh well, back to Costco to buy more!

Rhian / Crowwoman said...

my black thumb is so severe that plants and trees curl up and die when i walk by so all i can do is sigh and appreciate pretty pictures. Thanks for these. Loverly.

annette said...

Beautiful pictures, Julia. I planted two lilac bushes and two hydrangeas last year. So far, only one lilac bush has leaves on it. Hope that doesn't mean I've killed the other three!

Kelly said...

Beautiful pixs! Makes me want to take a good long stroll through a garden.

Samantha Lucas said...

Oh beautiful, beautiful list!!

I've had several of those trees and love them all. :)

Dara Edmondson said...

What a nice reminder of Sping! I can't grow a flower to save my life. Pictures and botanical gardens are as close as I get;-)

Ann(ie) said...

I love the pink ones!

Anonymous said...

Oh, wow -- I love Spring flowers, too, and your beautiful pictures were a real treat!

Happy TT, and thanks for visiting my blog!

julia said...

Welcome to Samantha, Ann(ie) and Thomma Lynn! It was fun checking out your blogs. Thanks for stopping by.

Julie S said...

Very nice! Made me smile.

Sword Girl said...

Ooh, I'd love to have a lilac and cherry tree and lots of heather! What beautiful pictures you have!!! :-D

Tink said...

Wow, beautiful pictures! I just installed a flowering crab tree background on my desktop yesterday!
Thanks for visiting my detective TT!

Akelamalu said...

Beautiful photographs!
Thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting. I'll call back if I may? :)

julia said...

Welcome to Swordgirl, Tink and Akelamalu! Please do feel free to stop in anytime.

Sophisticated Writer said...

Wonderful pictures :-)

TopChamp said...

Oh - I LOVE laburnum. It's my all time favourite, and I see it flowering everywhere just now.

p.s. I'm glad to find my sense of humour isn't so strange after all!