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Cut Flowers and Floral Design: Daffy in the March Garden

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 11, 2010
4:23 AM

Post #7620619

So we're finally seeing the daffodils/jonquils starting to put on their show. Found this odd man out in a patch of large trumpet types. Only one that's double with frills or fringe...whatever you would call those thingies sticking out. Must mark it so I can dig it up to start propagating.

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 11, 2010
4:25 AM

Post #7620621

I call this tiny one Hoopskirt

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 11, 2010
4:34 AM

Post #7620630

Jetfire
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 11, 2010
4:37 AM

Post #7620631

Whoops...forgot the picture

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 11, 2010
4:39 AM

Post #7620636

Tete Tete

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 11, 2010
4:42 AM

Post #7620639

named but I don't remember

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 11, 2010
4:44 AM

Post #7620644

named but as above

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 11, 2010
4:52 AM

Post #7620659

first bloom of Encore azalea w/Jetfire

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 11, 2010
5:59 AM

Post #7620761

Those are great. Beautiful photos Patty. Now I have some serious "daffodil envy". I think the part of the daffodil flower you're referring to is called the "trumpet".

Wish they would grow here, but they won't. These are my Narcissus "Grand Soleil D'or". Narcissus are really not my thing, but I guess its better than nothing at all.

Jon

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 11, 2010
6:09 AM

Post #7620786

Yes sir,I know the "trumpet" and if you'll look closely(or maybe I should get another shot at a different angle) there's fringy thingies coming out of the trumpet(s)

Why aren't those your thing? They're lovely.
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 11, 2010
6:25 AM

Post #7620808

Thanks Patty. Narcissus are ok, but if I had a choice I'd come steal your daffodils!! LOL I just had to research around and see what/if any choices there were for South Florida (Zone 10). "Grand Soleil D'or" was the only one I could find that included Zone 10 in the South.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 11, 2010
6:38 AM

Post #7620836

well then...I'd have to steal some Fl. tropicals...LOL. Everybody suffers from some form of zone envy
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 11, 2010
12:59 PM

Post #7621659

That is so true Patty. We all want what we can't have. LOL I could go to a nursery in Arkansas and you could go to one down here in Florida, and we would both be very happy at what we found.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 12, 2010
3:54 AM

Post #7623144

then my computer room would look even more like a jungle in the winter...LOL
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 12, 2010
7:35 AM

Post #7623481

I'm sure it would. If you like tropical plants you'd have a hard time deciding what to buy down here. You'd probably be overwhelmed and get a headache trying to limit yourself. LOL
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 13, 2010
1:44 AM

Post #7625363

Well,I do have a little lean-to I put my trops in for the winter. I love all of them until I start having to hump them in and out for the seasons.
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 13, 2010
5:36 AM

Post #7625540

I can imagine. That's not a fun task. Had to do that twice with all the potted plants back in January. Very time consuming.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 14, 2010
4:25 AM

Post #7627788

It's that time again to take the plants back to the GH but not not quite ready to put my collection back out on the front patio.

Bought a cute little ladybug cache pot at the $ store yesterday. I collect ladybug stuff. I decorated my new room just to showcase my collection. Don't have much so far but I grab eveything I see w/LB's and my friends are always bringing me LB novelties.
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 14, 2010
7:07 AM

Post #7628010

Collecting ladybug stuff is neat. I've been into collecting solar lights the last couple of years. Do have a ladybug solar light.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 15, 2010
3:13 AM

Post #7630132

No solar ladybugs but I do need to get batteries for my solar butterfly,dragonfly and hummingbird lights.
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 15, 2010
6:14 AM

Post #7630316

Ah ha. So you do have some solar lights also. The solar ladybug is one of my favorites along with the solar frog and solar lighthouse.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 16, 2010
2:42 AM

Post #7632735

Just those 3. I caught them on sale 2-3 yrs ago. They change colors...red-green-blue. I need to hunt them up,put new batteries in them and put them outside.
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 16, 2010
6:25 AM

Post #7632977

Those color changing ones are pretty neat. Have a solar globe, that rests on a saucer, that changes colors through the entire color spectrum over a 30 second period. Its pretty interesting to look at.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 16, 2010
6:29 AM

Post #7632992

I'd love to have more but we're rural and there's a gang of kids that roam at all hours of day and night and I wouldn't trust the solars to be out here one morning.
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 16, 2010
6:30 AM

Post #7632993

Here she is.

Jon

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 16, 2010
6:31 AM

Post #7632998

I know exactly what you mean Patty. I keep all of mine out back where no one can see them. I'm sure they would disappear if they were in the front yard.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 16, 2010
6:31 AM

Post #7633000

my address is in the exchange...you can box her up and send her on to me...*G*
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 16, 2010
6:33 AM

Post #7633005

Is that not a shame? Can't have anything w/o worry that someone will snatch it right out of your yard.
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 16, 2010
6:38 AM

Post #7633014

That thought just crossed my mind. LOL I know you'd like the ladybug. The neighborhood isn't as bad as it used to be, but don't want to tempt anyone by putting them out front. About 5 years ago there was a plant theft problem in part of Ft Lauderdale. People would wake up, go outside, and notice some of their prized plant possessions were dug up and taken in the middle of the night. Now that's sick.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 16, 2010
6:54 AM

Post #7633052

don't have the digging problem but sometimes flowers are pulled
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 27, 2010
6:49 PM

Post #7660974

Well the daffs are starting here too... Got a line of them mixed on a border of a garden we been working on for years. I have alternated them with Stellas so that there is always something going to be blooming there. I still need umpteen of them daffs to finish out the line. Im not fussy about the varieties either.

I see those frillies you are talking about. Those are neat and unusual. Is that a hybrid?

Ladybugs.. you come to my house and bring a vacuum. You can collect all the live LB's you want! Maybe I will just bag a bunch for you! Maybe they can "bite" those nasty kids you got probs with. Sic um Dano!


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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 27, 2010
8:55 PM

Post #7661172

Nice Blossom. My Narcissus have already finished their blooming cycle and they're just foliage now. You can't even see them in the background of this picture from today. The Texas Bluebonnets are taking over this section and have just about run over the Narcissus. Had no idea these Bluebonnets were gonna spread this much.

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 28, 2010
3:45 AM

Post #7661387

Wished my blue bonnets would spread like that. I've only found one so far this year.
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 28, 2010
6:30 AM

Post #7661613

This is the first time I've tried them. Bought seed packs at Lowes and planted them this past November. Luckily planted them in a spot that stays a bit on the dry side. Apparently they don't like too much water.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 28, 2010
12:46 PM

Post #7662414

I tried them here on the prairie, they did not do anything. Dont know if uit was the seed or what. One would think that they would have done good here.

Maybe I should try them again?
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 28, 2010
12:59 PM

Post #7662438

You could try them again once the tide goes out. They have to be in an area that gets good sun and stays a bit on the dry side. If they're too wet they wilt and croak pretty fast. I just direct sewed mine and let them do their thing. They're not wild about transplanting. Since they did well, I decided to sew some perennial wild lupine seeds a month, or so, ago. So far so good.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 28, 2010
2:53 PM

Post #7662697

Some areas on the prairie here do not flood so I will have to bare that in mind if I ever get any seed!

The daffs do awesome here. Wet feet and all! I will take all those I can get my paws on!

Tulips and hyacinths though.. depends. Sometimes they go sometimes they dont. Tulips hate water logs here.
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 28, 2010
9:30 PM

Post #7663404

Boy I wish daffodils would grow here, but most of them won't. There are only a couple worth trying in our climate...with no guarantees. LOL Tulips and hyacinths are not gonna happen in South Florida.

I'm so glad I tried Ranunculus this winter. They are just gorgeous and quickly becoming one of my favorite flowers. The blooms kind of remind me of roses, carnations and peonies all wrapped into one bloom. Definitely gonna plant lots more next winter. Picked a few this afternoon and put them in this vase.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 29, 2010
7:56 AM

Post #7664065

Never tried nuclus'! They are very pretty Jon. Bet they would make for a nice pot crop. That is where I should do my tulips and hyacinths. In pots above ground.

You probably could force prechilled daffs, but then you would have a surplus of bulbs that you would need to do something with later. put them in a box and mail them to you know who! Hint hint! Muwaaah! LOL!

amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 29, 2010
9:48 AM

Post #7664317

Yeah, you could jam a bunch of tulip bulbs into a pot and leave the pot outside all winter for spring blooms. I've tried chilling cold climate daffodils in the refrigerator twice and haven't had any success. Left them in there for 3-4 months and only a couple gave me little foliage. Have to stick to warmer climate daffodils where you just stick the bulbs in the ground, early winter, and they almost immediately sprout.

I do have some Ranunculus bulbs jammed into a pot and still growing. Also have some Ranunculus growing from seed. The ones blooming, "Tecolote" Ranunculus came from www.easytogrowbulbs.com.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 4, 2010
7:09 PM

Post #7680149

LOL!

Well check this lil beauty out!

Got about 1/2 doz of them... so ok, anyone know their name?

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 4, 2010
8:07 PM

Post #7680294

Forgot to mention.. the petals have a green mark.

Here is another veiw.

So ok, what is this NOID??

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 5, 2010
8:03 PM

Post #7682996

Man I wish I had tons!

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

April 5, 2010
8:12 PM

Post #7683014

I don't know what they are but I liiiiiike em.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

April 6, 2010
4:33 AM

Post #7683452

Me likey TOO!

JBerger

JBerger
Wrightstown, NJ
(Zone 7a)

April 6, 2010
7:21 AM

Post #7683810

Wanted tp pop in before I go out to the daffodil field and start to cut for bunching. These are some of the collection I started in 2004. I sell both retail and wholesale. Short season but lots of fun and people just love the different varieties. Most are hybrids I got from Holland. Enjoy. Next picture will be the field I took in the rain this morning.

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JBerger
Wrightstown, NJ
(Zone 7a)

April 6, 2010
7:37 AM

Post #7683861

The first yellow flowers are the regular daffodils, most have already been cut and sold for Easter. This group is mostly pink and white, yellow and white and salmon and white. I have tiny ones that look like dandilions and really tiny ones that are the trumpets. I have a passion for daffodils and just love them all. Here is the field today. Each day is a new day and a new picture.

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

April 6, 2010
7:59 AM

Post #7683916

How lovely. I enjoyed all of the pictures!

JBerger

JBerger
Wrightstown, NJ
(Zone 7a)

April 6, 2010
10:01 AM

Post #7684185

I am always happy to make someone feel good and/or smile. My life ambition is to make as many people happy as I can. I am 81 and holding...but I still love to give joy and happiness when i can. Have a wonderful day.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

April 7, 2010
2:52 AM

Post #7685902

last of my daffies...big ole fluffy pom-pom NOID

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

April 7, 2010
2:56 AM

Post #7685903

these came up in my clump of Jetfire and Tete'Tete...have no idea what or where they came from...short apricot pink trumptes

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

April 7, 2010
2:59 AM

Post #7685905

this I do remember the name...now watch me mis-spell it...Dickersel(?)

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

April 7, 2010
7:05 AM

Post #7686262

Nice photos. Never heard the term "noid" before. I'm assuming it results from a seedling of the original variety?
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 7, 2010
8:02 AM

Post #7686438

noid =

no
id!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 7, 2010
8:03 AM

Post #7686444

as in catch all phraze for No Idea what they are hence a

NOID!

vs anoid! LOL!
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

April 7, 2010
11:53 AM

Post #7687006

LOL. Totally not what I thought it was. So many plants bought are noids then. The plant label says "pansy" and I say "no kidding".
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 7, 2010
2:37 PM

Post #7687362

Yup... anoid!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

September 13, 2010
9:21 PM

Post #8097983

and here down under our daffy season is August/September ^_^
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1115906/

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2010
4:28 AM

Post #8098180

Hi dalfyre, I envy you, I love daffs so! I long for spring aready
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

November 10, 2010
5:36 AM

Post #8204269

Yo red, didja check out that tulip I sent ya called Ice Cream>?
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 6, 2011
8:00 AM

Post #8475800

Ok, guys the daffs are waking up.. should we start a new thread or continue here for a while?
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2011
4:01 AM

Post #8486791

Except for a very few...all my daffs bloomed out WAY early. Some even bloomed w/ the crocus.

It's iris blooming time now!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 11, 2011
4:59 AM

Post #8486864

What lil iris I got left they are only a fe inches tall. Have a few hyacinths going on, my daffs are in full swing... the crocus however croaked back weeks ago.

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