Thursday, April 14, 2016

Blooming Newport, KY

As I mentioned in my last post, we spent the first week of April at Jess and Alex's in Newport. Spring had definitely arrived there, as shown by all the new growth and blooming flowers. I thought I'd share some of the beauty with you.

This view is from their back door. There were these pretty lavender trees scattered all over the city. Google tells me they're probably a type of redbud tree. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Here's another. They were just so eye-catching!

Jess had her first iris bloom while we were there, too.

These creeping phlox were also brightly coloring their yard.

Lots of people had creeping phlox. They were blooming profusely!

These, I believe, are azaleas. They were just getting going.

Of course there were tulips (and many pansies which I failed to take a pic of).

This next tree(?) had an interesting shape.

I don't know what these next blossoms are, either. There were lots and lots of trees scattered around with white blossoms, although many had already lost their petals.

This little red tree was pretty...

... as was this yellow/green bush.

Update: My readers have helped me out in identifying the plants above. The twisty tree is wisteria, the white blossoms are dogwood, and the little bush with the yellow blossoms is forsythia. Thank you "dagan" and "Sant Family"!

It was so nice to see all the color after having had such a lot of whiteness back home. Incidentally, I walked through our evergreen trees yesterday and still found 3 little patches of snow. They must certainly be gone by now, though, as we hit a high temperature of 80° today! Hurray!

Hope you enjoyed this brief tour. I'll have more photos for you in another post.


dagan said...

The yellow/green bush is forsythia. I love how cheerful it is, especially since it likes to bloom early, even as far north as I am :)

Sant Family said...

I think the interesting shape tree is a wisteria and the white blossoms tree is a dogwood! Beautiful flowers!

Grandma G said...

Thank you dagan and Sant Family! I really appreciate your help in identifying the plants. I've updated the post.

Anonymous said...

Yep,that's how I remember Springtime in Lexington KY. The trees and bushes were always very beautiful. Although not the best for those people with allergies! :-) Audrey

Grandma G said...

I was kind of surprised my allergies didn't bother me while we were there, Audrey!

Geneviève Thiffault said...

What a colorful trip it must have been! The architecture is beautiful, but the flowers are even more gorgeous.

Grandma G said...

It was, Gen... and such a welcome sight after all our whiteness!