Author Topic: What is Blooming?  (Read 51104 times)

Offline nuclearmac

  • Grasshopper
  • *
  • Posts: 47
    • View Profile
Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #520 on: February 20, 2019, 11:19:13 AM »
 peach tree in blooms at our camp in acme .la.  also just saw a  mirliton  vine peeking thru the hay

Offline OrangeTxn

  • Sprout
  • **
  • Posts: 706
    • View Profile
Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #521 on: March 04, 2019, 04:55:02 AM »
A Peggy Martin rose blooming in my garden of good intentions - it’s still in its 1-gallon, grower’s pot. I should have transplanted it a month ago, but as I’ve been known to say, “I just haven’t gotten around to it.” We’ll see if I can change that in the next week or so.....
Location: Orange, Tx; Southeast Gulf Coast, zone 9a.  Small home garden.

Offline Rabbitproof

  • Dirt Dabber
  • ***
  • Posts: 2348
  • Foothills of the Smokey Mtns-heaven on earth
    • View Profile
Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #522 on: March 04, 2019, 11:43:19 AM »
Orange Txn....so beautiful!! My grandmother grew so many beautiful roses. I have not inherited her magic touch with them.

Offline OrangeTxn

  • Sprout
  • **
  • Posts: 706
    • View Profile
Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #523 on: March 10, 2019, 06:07:17 PM »
The Bridal Wreath Spirea is starting to bloom.
Location: Orange, Tx; Southeast Gulf Coast, zone 9a.  Small home garden.

Offline OrangeTxn

  • Sprout
  • **
  • Posts: 706
    • View Profile
Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #524 on: March 11, 2019, 06:49:55 AM »
This is about as close as we get to a spring snow in southeast Texas ❄️😉 The azaleas are putting on a show.
Location: Orange, Tx; Southeast Gulf Coast, zone 9a.  Small home garden.

Offline OrangeTxn

  • Sprout
  • **
  • Posts: 706
    • View Profile
Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #525 on: March 15, 2019, 05:27:29 AM »
The first Joseph's Coat bloom of the season. 
Location: Orange, Tx; Southeast Gulf Coast, zone 9a.  Small home garden.

Offline whitestrout

  • Grasshopper
  • *
  • Posts: 150
    • View Profile
Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #526 on: March 16, 2019, 12:44:56 PM »
    The Georgia collards are in full bloom.  Granddaughter Ella is 4 foot 5 inches, and we do eat the flowers.
Mulch It, Don't Till it, leave the top soil on top.

Offline Rabbitproof

  • Dirt Dabber
  • ***
  • Posts: 2348
  • Foothills of the Smokey Mtns-heaven on earth
    • View Profile
Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #527 on: March 16, 2019, 02:45:55 PM »
What a cute little girl!!  Collards are pretty,too. ;)

Offline OrangeTxn

  • Sprout
  • **
  • Posts: 706
    • View Profile
Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #528 on: March 17, 2019, 05:55:25 AM »
It's great to see kids in the garden. Oh, and I'll have to try eating some of the collard flowers the next time I get the chance ;)
Location: Orange, Tx; Southeast Gulf Coast, zone 9a.  Small home garden.

Online Maggie13

  • Dirt Dabber
  • ***
  • Posts: 2359
  • built-incabinets.com
    • View Profile
    • built-incabinets.com
Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #529 on: March 19, 2019, 06:25:53 AM »
whitestrout those collard flowers are an impressive height! How do you cook them?
Does Ella enjoy learning about gardening with her Granddad?



Crown of Thorns:





21' X 48' High Tunnel
Knox, New York   zone 4B

https://www.wunderground.com/hourly/us/ny/knox/12107

Offline whitestrout

  • Grasshopper
  • *
  • Posts: 150
    • View Profile
Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #530 on: March 19, 2019, 08:19:32 AM »
     Maggie, The collards flowers I just throw in the pot with the leaves and boil.  We also just eat them raw in garden, just kind of "grazing" while looking at the work to be done. The florets are similar to broccoli in taste and texture.  I think I will try a quick wilt stir fry in olive oil soon.   Ella does like to learn about the garden.  We planted a row of green beans last week and the seedlings are starting to show. She runs down to the garden to check on the beans when she comes over (she runs everywhere). Next week we will do some sunflowers.  She has learned to clip satsumas carefully, and of course the blackberries and blueberries, some in the bowl some in the mouth. She is an excellent weed puller. Over the last 20 years I have grown so tall that I can hardly reach the ground anymore? LOL,   thanks for asking.
Mulch It, Don't Till it, leave the top soil on top.

Online Maggie13

  • Dirt Dabber
  • ***
  • Posts: 2359
  • built-incabinets.com
    • View Profile
    • built-incabinets.com
Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #531 on: March 20, 2019, 02:45:06 AM »
Always nice to hear  of a child of a new generation that is interested in learning how to grow their own food. and the bonus of spending time with their Granddad making memories.

I forgot to post this yesterday:

21' X 48' High Tunnel
Knox, New York   zone 4B

https://www.wunderground.com/hourly/us/ny/knox/12107

Offline DB

  • Grasshopper
  • *
  • Posts: 251
    • View Profile
Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #532 on: March 20, 2019, 06:56:44 AM »
Great photo Maggie, of a beautiful variety of Amaryllis.
Latimer, Mississippi
Zone 8b

Offline whitestrout

  • Grasshopper
  • *
  • Posts: 150
    • View Profile
Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #533 on: March 20, 2019, 08:29:15 AM »
     Thanks Maggie,  Have you ever tried to grow the seeds from the amaryllis?  I tried one year, had about a hundred germinate for 2 pods. I learned a lot about them, in other words I made many mistakes.  I still have a few around and they should start blooming this year. I'm pretty sure you have the propagation bug.
Mulch It, Don't Till it, leave the top soil on top.

Online Maggie13

  • Dirt Dabber
  • ***
  • Posts: 2359
  • built-incabinets.com
    • View Profile
    • built-incabinets.com
Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #534 on: March 22, 2019, 09:39:38 AM »
whitestrout would you please give me the steps to raising Amaryllis?

This a different Amaryllis but I assume these are pods that contain the seeds you are talking about.Do I wait until they are dried  before opening the pods up?


AND our first real sign of Spring ......The first flowers in our zone make their appearance:
Dew Drops:
21' X 48' High Tunnel
Knox, New York   zone 4B

https://www.wunderground.com/hourly/us/ny/knox/12107

Offline whitestrout

  • Grasshopper
  • *
  • Posts: 150
    • View Profile
Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #535 on: March 22, 2019, 04:21:23 PM »
Yes wait till they are dried.  I am not good on instruction, please  You Tube "Amaryllis Man". He is an expert with good videos on how to grow from seed and divisions.  When I did it, I grew the seeds in a plastic wash basin with plain potting soil and had about 40 seeds germinate. The gray squirrels kept digging in the basin, I had to cover it with hardware cloth. Then the caterpillars came they loved the little seedlings. BT for them. Watch out you may end up with 100 amaryllis.
Mulch It, Don't Till it, leave the top soil on top.

Online Maggie13

  • Dirt Dabber
  • ***
  • Posts: 2359
  • built-incabinets.com
    • View Profile
    • built-incabinets.com
Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #536 on: March 22, 2019, 05:46:16 PM »
 Ok thanks I will do a YouTube search for instructions.
21' X 48' High Tunnel
Knox, New York   zone 4B

https://www.wunderground.com/hourly/us/ny/knox/12107

Offline OrangeTxn

  • Sprout
  • **
  • Posts: 706
    • View Profile
Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #537 on: March 26, 2019, 07:55:48 PM »
The St. Joseph's amaryllis are starting to bloom outside.
Location: Orange, Tx; Southeast Gulf Coast, zone 9a.  Small home garden.

Offline DB

  • Grasshopper
  • *
  • Posts: 251
    • View Profile
Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #538 on: March 27, 2019, 06:12:43 AM »
Very nice.
Latimer, Mississippi
Zone 8b

Online Maggie13

  • Dirt Dabber
  • ***
  • Posts: 2359
  • built-incabinets.com
    • View Profile
    • built-incabinets.com
Re: What is Blooming?
« Reply #539 on: March 27, 2019, 06:14:52 AM »
21' X 48' High Tunnel
Knox, New York   zone 4B

https://www.wunderground.com/hourly/us/ny/knox/12107