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Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #20 on: February 29, 2016, 08:19:26 AM »
very pretty.  that must look amazing when it's in full bloom!
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Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #21 on: February 29, 2016, 09:07:45 AM »
Two out of three apple trees are in full bloom. The other is just beginning.
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Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #22 on: February 29, 2016, 09:10:44 AM »
I brought four large trash bags of composted pine needles and oak leaves back from my lake house and put spread them around the blueberry plants in the raised beds. The blueberries are blooming and even have juvenile berries on them.
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Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #23 on: February 29, 2016, 07:58:41 PM »
jealous of the blueberries double b.  there was one in the side yard when we moved here.  my hub thought it was a weed and mowed it down.  it never came back.   :(
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Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2016, 02:38:29 PM »
the buds on that apple tree are intensely pink!  so pretty!

thanks for sharing!

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Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2016, 02:45:44 PM »
The azaleas are starting to open here.  In another week, the bushes should be covered with blooms.

Did some of yours bloom early, as in December? I had several bushes that are in sun for better than half the day start to bloom. The one that are more shaded are just stating to now. I was wondering if that was going to mess up the amount of blooms this spring, and the answer is yes. The ones that bloomed early looks like they used about half their buds. 

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Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2016, 07:15:44 PM »
Opelousas phlox , many different varietys of daffodils , narcissi,camelias, roses,bells of Ireland , blue bells, peach trees and plum tres are fixing to bust loose as well

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Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2016, 07:20:22 PM »
Forget about my white callas and the black callas are blooming as well

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Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2016, 05:45:46 AM »
it sounds like spring is in full swing in your yard nubabear! 

i have tons of little purple flowers popping up all over my yard.  they look like little itty, bitty grape hyacinth.  they are all over the yard.  i told my hub he can't mow til they die off  :)

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Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2016, 06:52:23 PM »
Indian Hawthorne and a pansy. My pansies were beaten down pretty bad over the winter by rabbits, but lately they have relented.



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Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2016, 05:14:10 PM »
The Bluebonnets at the edge of my garden are starting to set blooms.  Spring is definitely here.
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Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2016, 08:34:38 PM »
wow andrew.  beautiful pics! 

would like to see what that looks like once it blooms orange.  :)
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Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2016, 08:31:04 AM »
wow andrew.  beautiful pics! 

would like to see what that looks like once it blooms orange.  :)

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Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2016, 08:35:32 AM »
crab apple and azaleas

I planted the crab apple in the spring of 2012 and this is the first year blooming. The azaleas were planted last spring. The variety is Massasoit.




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Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2016, 10:43:40 AM »
My first flowers of spring.... They are about a month early but I am ready.

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Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2016, 07:02:50 AM »
We have a small cactus that sits in a pot in a bathroom window.  Frankly, I'm usually doing well to remember to occasionally water it.  It doesn't get looked at too much.  Yesterday, I glanced over and had to do a double take.  Small blooms have popped-up.  We've had the cactus for 2 or 3 years, and I don't remember it blooming before.  Thought I'd better take a quick pic and share.  The blooms are tiny, but intricate and beautiful.
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Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2016, 09:37:55 AM »
The Bluebonnets at the edge of the garden have started blooming.  I only have one surviving cluster.  What they don't have in quantity, they make up for in quality.  One of my favorite plants. 
Location: Orange, Tx; Southeast Gulf Coast, zone 9a.  Small home garden.

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Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #37 on: March 14, 2016, 09:41:15 AM »
The Azaleas have also started blooming.  I like the different colored blooms on the different varieties of bushes.  Unfortunately, the only color we have in our yard is white. 
Location: Orange, Tx; Southeast Gulf Coast, zone 9a.  Small home garden.

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Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2016, 05:55:33 AM »
The azaleas are in full bloom.  Our bushes only have white flowers (the prior homeowner really liked white, so that's all they planted)  These bushes are at a local church, and I really like the mixed colors.  Unfortunately, the non-hybrid azaleas don't stay in bloom for long - maybe two or three weeks if a storm doesn't strip the blooms off.  If you blink, you may miss them. 

Here in the Southeastern US, azaleas are a fixture in many yards, particularly older homes, and their blooms are a sign that spring is on the way.
Location: Orange, Tx; Southeast Gulf Coast, zone 9a.  Small home garden.

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Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2016, 09:53:54 AM »
all the pics are so pretty.  thanks for sharing!

i have a big azalea bush in our side yard.  it blooms the deep pink.  the bush got that weird thinned out look like it does before it wants to flower, but so far, no flowers. when i went out to mulch i did notice there are some buds on the smaller azaleas in front of our front deck.   i will be excited if they flower this year. 

i am also waiting for our tulips.  the leaves are up and out, but no sign of the flower chutes yet.  i will be sure to get pics when they come up. 

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