Reply Mon 16 Mar, 2009 03:49 pm
I thought maybe all of the lovely gardeners could give me a hand here. I am trying to come up with a list of flowers that bloom in the spring. I know some but I need more, preferably flowers that have broad petals but any that you can think of would be great. Give me as many as possible! I have tried some searches but I come up with generic pictures of wildflowers that I don't know the names of.
Thank you!
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 16 Mar, 2009 04:10 pm
@Aldistar,
Spring bulbs: daffodils/jonquils, crocuses, chionodoxa (glory of the snow), snow drops, primrose, bluebells (hyacinthoids),

Not bulbs:
spring anemone, epimedium (small, but fascinating)

Not a clear-thinking day...... more another time.
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Aldistar
 
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Reply Mon 16 Mar, 2009 04:32 pm
thank you! Keep 'em coming, the more the better.
littlek
 
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Reply Mon 16 Mar, 2009 04:56 pm
@Aldistar,
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) and Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris)

Aldistar, where are you? What's your climate?

Shrubs that bloom early: witch hazel, cornelian cherry (a dogwood)
Trees: cherry, magnolia
jespah
 
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Reply Mon 16 Mar, 2009 04:59 pm
@littlek,
forsythia, tulips (they come a lil later), snowdrops, hyacinth, crocuses, daffodils, pansies (a lot later). Pussy willows, too.
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Aldistar
 
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Reply Mon 16 Mar, 2009 05:09 pm
@littlek,
"Aldistar, where are you? What's your climate?"

I am in North Texas, Dallas to be specific. I know quite a few flowers around here but I am not always sure when exactly they bloom.

I am painting a picture titled Spring Faerie and I am in need of some flowers to use as a background. The more broad leaf request is in reference to the faerie's wings. I would like her wings to resemble a flowers petals and I want to be accurate with the flowers I use.

I have the pictures Autumn Faerie and Winter Faerie completed. Spring is next on the list and then, of course, summer.

Thank you everyone for the quick replies. I really appreciate it!
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Aldistar
 
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Reply Mon 16 Mar, 2009 05:15 pm
I thought , maybe you would like to see the other two paintings to get a feel for what I am working toward.

Autumn Faerie
http://crescentmoonproductions.web.officelive.com/images/autumnfaerieleaves.jpg

Winter Faerie
http://crescentmoonproductions.web.officelive.com/images/winterfaerie.jpg

Again, many thanks!!
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Aldistar
 
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Reply Mon 16 Mar, 2009 05:32 pm
hmm...so far it seems to be between crocuses, pasque flower and violets. Violets are spring flowers right? Maybe orchids...choices, choices...
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Mon 16 Mar, 2009 06:54 pm
grecian windflowers http://www.theplantexpert.com/springbulbs/AnemoneblandaBlueStar.jpg
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 16 Mar, 2009 07:48 pm
Oh fabulous, Aldistar!

That does help!
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 16 Mar, 2009 08:00 pm
A dry climate spring plant of broad petals: the evening primrose
http://www.lone-star.net/wildflowers/images/large_images/primroseclose.jpg

Wine cups
http://www.lone-star.net/wildflowers/images/large_images/Winecupclose.jpg

Mexican gold poppy (or california poppy)
http://www.lone-star.net/wildflowers/images/large_images/MexicanGoldPoppyclose.jpg

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jespah
 
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Reply Tue 17 Mar, 2009 03:31 am
Lovely paintings, Aldistar? Have you been inspired by Alphonse Mucha?
Tai Chi
 
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Reply Tue 17 Mar, 2009 07:21 am
http://www.google.ca/images?q=tbn:RlEr6R_6QmgxKM::www.mooseyscountrygarden.com/chelsea-flower-show/muscari-grape-hyacinth.jpg

Grape hyacinth? (Well, not wings, but maybe background?)

(Neat idea for leaves/wings!)
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Aldistar
 
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Reply Tue 17 Mar, 2009 06:57 pm
@jespah,
Actually I do like Mucha's work quite a bit. I have to say that he was never an original inspiration of me becoming an artist, but I seem to appreciate his work more and more as I develop my own styles.
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Ouidybird
 
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Reply Wed 18 Mar, 2009 09:22 pm
My tulips are blooming now. They resemble spider-lillies which would be pretty as wings also.
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Aldistar
 
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Reply Wed 18 Mar, 2009 11:08 pm
oh, I didn't look into lilies...still trying to decide. Thanks for all the suggestions!!
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Kelly1987
 
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Reply Wed 25 May, 2011 05:48 am
There is the name of some plants have high drought and heat tolerance.
1) Calliopsis
2) Spider Flower
3) African Daisy
4) Creeping Zinnia
These all above plants are very popular and meant for the hot and dry places

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kettyjones
 
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Reply Wed 26 Jun, 2013 11:40 pm
@Aldistar,

Bloodroot
Dutch Crocus
Dewberry
Dog's Mercury
Early Star-of-Bethlehem
Eastern Redbud
Ghostflower
Helianthemum apenninum
Hyacinth
Iris
Lasthenia conjugens
Lesser celandine
Luzula campestris
Puschkinia
Ranunculus
Scilla
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Callum38
 
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Reply Wed 18 Sep, 2013 09:57 pm
Hi all
There is a great number of plants of spring season , which are beautiful and easy to grow , i usually grow Atamasco lily and Pasque flower they have good fragrance and very attractive . You should must try it .
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