Spring is one of the four conventional temperate seasons, following winter and preceding summer. There are various technical definitions of spring, but local usage of the term varies according to local climate, cultures and customs. When it is spring in the Southern Hemisphere, it will be autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. Day length increases as the season progresses and of course the weather improves greatly. Spring and "springtime" refer to the season, and also to ideas of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth. Here is a selection of Spring flowers from our garden and the neighbourhood!
This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Trees & Bushes meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.
|Spring blossom of wild plum|
|'Red Magnificence' Azalea|
|Friesia yellow 'Bergunden' hybrid, highly fragrant|
|The common bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta; syn. Endymion non-scriptum, Scilla non-scripta, Agraphis nutans) is a spring-flowering bulbous perennial plant. Its cheery blue flowers light up dark corners of the garden|
|This brilliantly coloured Spring harbinger is the flowering form of (cultivated) Primula commonly known as polyanthus (P. elatior hybrids)|
|Spring star (Ipheion uniflorum)|
|Blossoming wild pear trees in our neighbourhood|
|Here are some fine specimens of various Kalanchoe hybrids, sold as indoor house plants here in Melbourne|
|Muscari armeniacum is a bulbous plant with basal, simple leaves and short, flowering stems. It is one of a number of species and genera known as grape hyacinth, in this case Armenian grape hyacinth or Garden Grape-hyacinth|