Spring Flower Photos

April showers bring May flowers! Here are some photos of the flowers I’ve encountered this spring and summer. If you like them & want a higher res, feel free to write!

More blue daisies
More blue daisies

This is a blue daisy I bought.  I think they dyed it with food coloring.
This is a blue daisy I bought. I think they dyed it with food coloring.
Sunflowers at my in laws.  See the fly?
Sunflowers at my in laws. See the fly?

(As a side note, these two daisy photos are very popular. For anyone interested, you can now get a cross stitch pattern on Ebay.)

Here are some apple blossoms on my parent's tree.
Here are some apple blossoms on my parent's tree.
Pretty pink and white tulips as found in my  mother in laws yard in Utah
Pretty pink and white tulips as found in my mother in laws yard in Utah
Here's a new spring pinecone hanging from a tree here in Vegas
Here's a new spring pinecone hanging from a tree here in Vegas
Can you see the bee?  It looks really cool at higher resolutions.
Can you see the bee? It looks really cool at higher resolutions.
Some of my mom's lilacs.  I love lilacs
Some of my mom's lilacs. I love lilacs
A cool purple iris.  Irises look so royal...
A cool purple iris. Irises look so royal...
Firey orange and red tulips from my mother in law's yard
Firey orange and red tulips from my mother in law's yard
I can't remember what these mini daffodills are called, but they're cute.  From my MILs yard.
I can't remember what these mini daffodills are called, but they're cute. From my MILs yard.
Cisterna plum is such a pretty bush.  This is in front of a Wendy's we stopped at along the 6 hour drive.
Cisterna plum is such a pretty bush. This is in front of a Wendy's we stopped at along the 6 hour drive.
These are actually some roses I captured last fall, but they went with the flower theme.
These are actually some roses I captured last fall, but they went with the flower theme.
The true herald of summer
The true herald of summer

8 thoughts on “Spring Flower Photos

  1. You refer to the Cisterna Plum as a bush.
    I hope so! I’ve purchased one to plant in the flower bed on the assumption that it will not get more than 6 ft. high but some plums get much bigger. Am I safe?

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  2. You refer to the Cisterna Plum as a bush.
    I hope so! I’ve purchased one to plant in the flower bed on the assumption that it will not get more than 6 ft. high but some plums get much bigger. Am I safe?

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  3. Well, I’m not an expert, but from what I’ve seen, it can be treated like a hedge and squared off as you’d like, or you can trim it out.

    And, I thought it was ‘cisterna plum’ (that’s what it was labled at the home and garden center I think) but apparently it’s known as a sand cherry or ‘Prunus cistena’. And it does grow tall if you let it but I have seen professional landscapers trimming them into whatever shape they need.

    Hoping it helps!

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  4. Well, I’m not an expert, but from what I’ve seen, it can be treated like a hedge and squared off as you’d like, or you can trim it out.

    And, I thought it was ‘cisterna plum’ (that’s what it was labled at the home and garden center I think) but apparently it’s known as a sand cherry or ‘Prunus cistena’. And it does grow tall if you let it but I have seen professional landscapers trimming them into whatever shape they need.

    Hoping it helps!

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