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Offline Vince6424

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Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #260 on: September 09, 2017, 06:06:15 AM »
Plum tree is blooming here

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Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #261 on: September 14, 2017, 06:15:24 AM »
A name can say a lot. Sometimes it's not just a means of identifying someone; it becomes an adjective or descriptive stereotype: the Fonz, Gilligan, Dumbo, Madonna, Elmer Fudd, Colonel Sanders, Harley Davidson, etc. Each illicits distinct images. Plants are that way, too. A example is the Spider Lily. It's also known as a Naked Lady, or a Hurricane Lily. It's that last nickname that sticks out so clearly this year. After the heavy rains associated with Harvey, the lilies have started making their annual, surprise appearance. Almost overnight, the bare bloomstalks sneak up on you and terminate in their amazing spider-like blooms. You have to look fast, though, because, like a cupcake sitting in a fat man's pantry, they disappear fast leaving only their ground hugging foliage behind. They're one of my favorite heirloom plants, and they're an automatic excuse to stop and turn around when I see their distinct burst of red color. Yep - they're showstopper in my book. — in Orange, Texas.
Location: Orange, Tx; Southeast Gulf Coast, zone 9a.  Small home garden.