Springtime in Our Kentucky Yard

It is such a joy when Spring arrives and the flowers and trees begin to bloom here in Western Kentucky where we live. 

Forsythia with their bright yellow blooms are the first signs of spring in our yard. Did you know it has the common name of Easter tree. 

The jonquils are also early bloomers in our area. Seems like I had more blooms this year than last.


Love this white jonquils with the yellow centers. 

The jonquils make lovely arrangements for the table.

The bearded iris just started blooming this week in my flower bed;  the deep purple color is just stunning. So showy!

You can see the buds on the azalea just behind the iris starting to open.

We had frost a few nights ago; I covered my azaleas (and lots of other plants and shrubs) with sheets trying to keep the buds from freezing. Looks like my precautions saved the buds

Creeping phlox are blooming. They have five-star blooms that can reach an inch across.

Redbuds are such a beautiful addition to our yard. Their pink blooms are on the stems and branches of the trees. 

Our dogwoods are young trees and have rewarded us with white blooms and pink blooms.

Thanks for stopping by to see the blooms in my Western Kentucky yard - Judy.

Linking to:

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All About Home @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home

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Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life

Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity

Friday Photo Journal @ Serendipity is Sweet

Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner

Flaunt It Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring 

Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home on Thursday 

Saturday Sparks @ Pieced Pastimes on Friday

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound on Friday

Sundays at Home @ My Soulful Home on Saturday

Saturday Spotlight @ Calypso in the Country

Celebrate Your Story @ Celebrate & Decorate on Sunday

Mosaic Monday @ Letting Go of the Bay Leaf on Sunday

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  1. What gorgeous blooms!

  2. Your magnificent blooms have taken my breath away! How very lovely!

  3. The azaleas have started to bloom in our yard here, too. Your photos are just wonderful and the ones of your iris are just breathtaking. They are exquisite!! I miss the iris in our garden here. Have a grand weekeknd!

  4. Spring colors are truly fantastic! I love your dogwoods. Here in New Zealand, I am contemplating planting my spring bulbs :)

    Thanks for joining us at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

  5. Judy - this brings back so many memories of springs in Ohio. I was always amazed how the forsythia blooms seem to emerge overnight and from branches devoid of any other life!!! Your bearded iris are spectacular! I am glad you were able to save your plants from an overnight frost. We are in the middle of a snowstorm here ... "spring" in Montana! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

  6. I can just imagine how sweet those Jonquils smell. They always make me think of my childhood in Arkansas. Enjoy your week!

  7. Luv your spring flowers
    Happy Monday.
    I am at #17 on the linky today


  8. These spring blooms are gorgeous!

  9. There is much to admire in your garden.

  10. many flowers I never seen, we familiar with: Iris, white dogwoods, and azalea...
    thank you for sharing beautiful series of flowers

  11. Your lovely Spring flowers remind me of our Spring here in Australia. We are in Autumn but my Spring flowering bulbs are just coming through the ground so I will have to wait till September. Thanks.

  12. It's a wonderful time :) Love jonquils!

  13. So beautiful Judy. I love springtime. So many lovely flowers and blooms. I am happy to feature your lovely yard on Sunday at Love Your Creativity.