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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 18, 2010
6:50 PM

Post #7639676

Besides, the mainstay Daffodils and other spring bulbs. Here in full blooms are our State's flower. The Camellias:

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 18, 2010
6:54 PM

Post #7639692

Miniture Dafs.:

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 18, 2010
7:01 PM

Post #7639697

Witchhazel, Dwarf Arnold. I planted this baby last year, thus this is the first flowers in the garden. Just noticed it turns out to be too close to the wall. Will need to move this baby this coming Fall I gathered.

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 18, 2010
7:08 PM

Post #7639709

Please jump right in and share your photos. I've smitten with one of our neighbor's Star Magnolia planted on their front yard. So I've got myself one. And this year its blossoms are ...well wonderful!

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 18, 2010
7:15 PM

Post #7639730

Here is a close-up of the Magnolia, last pic. for the evening. Looking forward to see what's blooming in your MSG. Please all get together and share your pics.

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maryleek
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 18, 2010
7:19 PM

Post #7639743

One of my first blooms of the spring, a lovely blue carpet of vinca minor 'Ralph Shugert'.

Mary

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 18, 2010
7:34 PM

Post #7639796

The shade of blue is beautiful, Mary. Thank you for posting. Quince:

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antsinmypants
Marietta, MS
(Zone 7b)

March 18, 2010
7:39 PM

Post #7639803

First time I've ever grown crocus.

ants

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 19, 2010
3:39 AM

Post #7640178

Bloodroot just about to open

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 19, 2010
3:41 AM

Post #7640181

yellow corydalis

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 19, 2010
3:44 AM

Post #7640184

primula Miller's Crimson,I thought had died years ago ...need to move it to better location

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 19, 2010
3:47 AM

Post #7640186

Boy ya'll are alot further along with your flowers than me :0( My primulas are just poking through the ground now.

I love that magnolia and witch hazel.

I can't seem to keep bloodroot alive, how do you grow yours so nicely Kim?

bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 19, 2010
3:48 AM

Post #7640190

giant pussywillow

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 19, 2010
3:54 AM

Post #7640195

I just stuck it out there years ago and ignored it. I received a small piece of the double one in trade but it's still in the GH because others have told me they're hard to grow...now I'm scared to plant it out...LOL

Creeping blue veronica...cultivar unknown.

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antsinmypants
Marietta, MS
(Zone 7b)

March 19, 2010
9:19 AM

Post #7640736

Here is a bloodroot already bloomed. Very excited about these :)

ants

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 19, 2010
10:18 AM

Post #7640837

Kath, it's Ants' and Peggy's Bloodroots. I don't have any here -- yet. Just love those early bloomers. Each has a beauty of its own right. Here is a few Hiacynths.

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antsinmypants
Marietta, MS
(Zone 7b)

March 19, 2010
10:48 AM

Post #7640887

I think this is squill.

I got my bloodroots from Loess Roots in November 2009 & planted them in December. He is in the Garden Watchdog Loess Roots http://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/c/4253/ & it is more like getting them from a friend than ordering from a company. I also got mayapples, dutchman's breeches & black cohosh plants from him & all are popping up already :)

ants

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cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 19, 2010
7:27 PM

Post #7641903

I have called this a tulip tree - not sure what you call it.

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cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 19, 2010
7:28 PM

Post #7641909

A little closer up. Same tree.

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cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 19, 2010
7:29 PM

Post #7641912

Forsythia.

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cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 19, 2010
7:30 PM

Post #7641914

Camellia. This is a really old plant. I don't know the name.

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cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 19, 2010
7:30 PM

Post #7641918

Hellebores.

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cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 19, 2010
7:31 PM

Post #7641920

More hellebores.

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cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 19, 2010
7:32 PM

Post #7641995

And lastly some daffodils.

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 20, 2010
4:14 AM

Post #7642549

I haven't had a chance to get back to see the opened bloodroot...need to check them. My dutchman's britches aren't up yet. Bear's britches are leafing back out.

Gold tansy just coming up

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obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

March 20, 2010
12:18 PM

Post #7643414

Things are finally starting to open up here. If we could get a warm rain it would make a world of difference.

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slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

March 20, 2010
1:37 PM

Post #7643540

All I got is one forsythia, and 2 little johnny jump up's blooming---LOL--the peach trees buds are showing a little color. I hope it does not kill them with the rain and cold that is coming in.
antsinmypants
Marietta, MS
(Zone 7b)

March 20, 2010
2:11 PM

Post #7643591

My forsythia is just starting to get leaves :) My very first mayapple & looks like it is going to bloom too :)

I love pussywillow & have wanted some ever since I was a child. I ordered some but they did not live. Pretty sure they were doa.

Love those hellebores & that camelia too! I planted a camellia 3 years ago & still haven't had any blooms. It looks really good though... may have been a young one when I got it. I planted it for my dog Max when he passed.

ants

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MollyD1953
Columbia, TN
(Zone 7b)

March 20, 2010
3:21 PM

Post #7643675

cperdue if you were up north I'd have said your 'tulip tree' was a magnolia

MollyD

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 20, 2010
3:33 PM

Post #7643693

...magnolias. Common name; Tulip trees as they're known down South. Saucer Magnolia, there are several cultivars, each slightly different than the other. This is a lighter version of 'em. (Not quite fully open a couple of days ago -- they're fully open today. I'll add more pixs. later).

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 20, 2010
6:05 PM

Post #7644017

Here is the mentioned Saucer Mag. This is a small one. Some of the mature Magnolias in the area are sending out glorious blooms this year dispite the prolonged cold period during our unusual winter months.

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 20, 2010
6:44 PM

Post #7644090

Sandra, here are some Forthesia (spelling?) and Quince. It seems like our season is ahead of yours.

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n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 20, 2010
6:54 PM

Post #7644110

Hey Kim. Love that last shot - were you laying on the ground ? lol.
I have to look up those bloodroots too. Not familiar with them at all.
Love the camillias. I have a few, some are doing really good, and others aren't. No blooms right now though. I did just fertilize them, so hopefully they will do better next year.
Charlotte - your hellebores are amazing ! I thought mine looked good, but omg ! Don't you love them !
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 20, 2010
6:58 PM

Post #7644117

My alliums are coming up that I got from the coop last year. Can't wait to see all the blooms.

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n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 20, 2010
7:01 PM

Post #7644152

Vibernum Diana -ready to put out her blooms - smells wonderful !

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n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 20, 2010
7:04 PM

Post #7644154

One of my ligularias. If it makes it - It'll probably be the first one of mine that survived. I keep trying them, but for some reason, just can't grow them. Must be where I am putting them.

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n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 20, 2010
7:05 PM

Post #7644157

Lots of work to do (that's all I see when I look in here)

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n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 20, 2010
7:07 PM

Post #7644160

Hey P - I love that creeping blue veronica. Did you start that from seed ?

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 20, 2010
7:21 PM

Post #7644196

:-) Bonnie, it's nice to see you posting. Love those viburnum. I've one 'Burwoodii' I think. Love, love them.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 20, 2010
7:26 PM

Post #7644208

I forgot what this lovely yellow blooms are called other than Yellow of Texas. Terrye has given me this couple of years past.

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n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 20, 2010
7:27 PM

Post #7644214

I had bought one years ago, thinking it was the big "snowball" type - but it wasn't :-(, but when I found this one last year and it smelled so wonderful - I just had to have it. Jim was able to root some off of mine, so maybe we will have to share someday. Is yours the big snowball type ?

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 20, 2010
7:29 PM

Post #7644218

Yes and no. I do have the Snowball one. But the Burwoodii is very similiar to yours and smell wonderful when the buds unfurl.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 20, 2010
7:30 PM

Post #7644226

Let's do some cuttings... :-)
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 20, 2010
7:34 PM

Post #7644236

Guess I'll have to remember that one have incase I ever come across it.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 20, 2010
7:35 PM

Post #7644239

Sounds like a wonderful idea ! I'll work on that for you !

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 20, 2010
7:56 PM

Post #7644281

Pretty pictures Bonnie!! Looks like your GH stuff made it through all the bad weather. Yes I love hellebore. As a matter of fact I ordered some more from the co-op this year. Looks like we follow the same co-op's as I also bought some alliums. Mine look about like yours. I'm really looking forward to seeing some blooms. The small yellow shrub type flower is Kerria. It is very easy to root. I was walking in the neighborhood years ago and just broke off a piece and bought it home and put it in some dirt. I didn't have any idea what it was at the time. I just thought it was really pretty. It will grow and flower really well in the shade.

Kim I love that forsythia and quince! Does look like you were lying on the ground!LOL
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 21, 2010
5:12 AM

Post #7644788

birds,
no...my garden club went to a nursery last year for a rose program and I snagged it then. I'm hoping it will make seeds or at least be easy to propagate.

P
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 21, 2010
5:49 AM

Post #7644827

WEll, it's raining all night here, or i'd go get some pictures today,

All my ligularias are coming up and almost everything else is a few late things aren't up yet,

nothing blooming though,

my forsythia isn't even blooming yet.

but my red buds about just about to burst open.

it's nice to see all the blooms.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 21, 2010
5:55 AM

Post #7644838

second day of spring...Oh Really?

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slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

March 21, 2010
6:30 AM

Post #7644932

Just keep that snow in AR please--LOL--they said we might see some flakes tonight
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

March 21, 2010
10:19 AM

Post #7645424

The forsythia finally opened up good. Now if it will just get warmer outside.

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cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 21, 2010
11:27 AM

Post #7645577

Pretty forsythia! What is the pink in the background?

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 21, 2010
12:37 PM

Post #7645713

Those pink blooms I believe maybe some kind of cherries. Those were the first to bloom in our area next to the 'yellow bells'. (Fosythia).
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

March 21, 2010
2:22 PM

Post #7645917

How about some weeds?

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n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 21, 2010
2:51 PM

Post #7645985

Kenny - your forsythias sure are pretty !
and Cindy - with weeds blooming like that - why would you plant a thing !? With your situation there - I think I would go to wild flowers.

Yeah Charlotte - I love the coops -but after the disaster one last year, they quit having them so much. I really miss them. I was in another one along time ago that I thought was a flop and it taught me a lesson on what to "look-out" for, so most of the ones I have been involved in (except for the 1) have been wonderful. I didn't do the hellebore one, but did contemplate it. The only reason I didn't was, I guess I thought I had enough of them.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 21, 2010
3:48 PM

Post #7646125

Cindy those are very pretty weeds!!
Bonnie I have a bunch of hellebore already but I just couldn't pass up the co-op ones.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 21, 2010
6:22 PM

Post #7646557

Another camellia blooming. I lost the tag for this one long time ago.

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cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 21, 2010
6:23 PM

Post #7646558

It's going to be really pretty in a few days - that is if it warms up a little.

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cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 21, 2010
6:25 PM

Post #7646564

Tulip tree or (saucer magnolia) is really looking pretty! I have a feeling this cold snap could get the blooms on it. Seems to do it every year.

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cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 21, 2010
6:26 PM

Post #7646569

I'm seeing lots of buds on my azaleas. Shouldn't be too much longer before some of them start opening.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 21, 2010
6:53 PM

Post #7646621

Same here, our season ... flower blooms timing is about the same. I'm anxious to see those blooming. Bradford pears and Hawthorns, Shadblows are putting on a show too at present. Nite nite all, will post more pix tomorrow. It has been raining cats and dogs here all day. Not much gardening stuff going on.
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

March 21, 2010
9:59 PM

Post #7646958

The pink in my pic is a red plum tree blooming. Cindy sometime weeds are prettier then whats in the bed. I have seen some nice camellia around this week, but never seem to do good with them.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 22, 2010
3:31 AM

Post #7647125

well,yesterday's weather sucked...rained and snowed for most of the am into afternoon but any snow that fell during the day melted as it touched the ground so no more accumilation. Only in the mid-30's for the entire day but suppose to rebound to mid/hi 60's today.

Weeds? Oh,I didn't know we were doing those. I can get lots of pictures of chickweed,henbit and others. Depending on how you look at them..weeds or wildflowers...yellow corydalis,jump-ups and spring beauties blooming.
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

March 22, 2010
9:59 PM

Post #7649394

How about a little flowering almond

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tryliv
Booneville, MS

March 23, 2010
5:28 AM

Post #7649681

Cindy, I have had that plant for 30+ years and always wondered what it was called. Takes almost no care at all. And I love it because the flowers don't turn brown, they just fall off.

Terrye

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 23, 2010
5:34 AM

Post #7649701

Hi Ya! Sis!!! So good to see you posting such pretty pictures. My flowering quince you gave me had started to bloom and was just beautiful and Larry pecked every flower off it. He has turned into a gardening challenge.

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tryliv
Booneville, MS

March 23, 2010
5:37 AM

Post #7649709

Mornin', Jeri. Larry must think nothing should be prettier than him in the garden. Great pic!
Terrye

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 23, 2010
5:46 AM

Post #7649728

Good morning Terrye!!! How have you been? Done any traveling?
tryliv
Booneville, MS

March 23, 2010
5:51 AM

Post #7649735

I'm good. No traveling lately except a quick weekend in Nashville a fews weeks ago for our anniversary. I'm planning my annual trip to Chicago right now. Having to work it around my RU trips! lol
Great news about Ashley. I know you are so proud of her.
Terrye
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

March 23, 2010
6:16 AM

Post #7649808

Shame on you Terrye. When I was looking everywhere for this plant 4 years ago you had it right there on your place. You need to lay some down or stick it to see if it will root for you. I got one piece to root last year but do not remember how I did it. Some people don't care for it because it is just a scraggly looking shrub after it flowers. I love it because it always tells me Spring is here. I couldn't find it in the nurseries. I had it at my old home and really wanted it again.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 23, 2010
6:21 AM

Post #7649821

The flowering almond is really pretty. I don't have one but have seen them around and didn't know what they were either.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 23, 2010
6:33 AM

Post #7649858

The flowering Almond is lovely. Best it has a special meaning for you Cindy. Thanks Sis. for sharing pix of Larry...arrrg, he's being like Terrye mentioned; competitive with pretty flowers. He wanted to be a 'prettyboy' lol.
tryliv
Booneville, MS

March 23, 2010
1:11 PM

Post #7650769

That's one of those old old plants you don't expect anyone to want. I couldn't tell you I had it since I didn't know the name of it! lol

Terrye

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 23, 2010
2:26 PM

Post #7650890

This is a different cultivar on Quince; Toyo nishinki is her name. The flowers first open white, then gradually turn blush-pink.

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MollyD1953
Columbia, TN
(Zone 7b)

March 23, 2010
3:45 PM

Post #7651035

I have what looks like a lilac just opening it's buds in a dark purple color. I had been told that lilacs didn't grown in the south. Was this misinformation??

MollyD

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 23, 2010
5:49 PM

Post #7651348

Molly, from what I have learned; Lilac does grow in the South in certain microclimate. They do best however, when they get some chills hours further North. I've one and it only does marginally. I love it though when it rewards me with some blooms.

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 23, 2010
6:02 PM

Post #7651388

I bought one on sale at Lowes at the end of the summer last year. It is Lilac, Isabella. It made it through the winter and has buds on it. I just love them, so I sure hope it survives!!
MollyD1953
Columbia, TN
(Zone 7b)

March 24, 2010
11:53 AM

Post #7652816

I sure hope this one thrives since it is a plant that I was sad to leave behind when I was told they wouldn't make it here. I had a white one in my last garden and gave it away to a friend. Would be nice to have one again.
Thanks Lily_Love and cperdue!

MollyD

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

March 24, 2010
3:08 PM

Post #7653237

I don't have any myself, but my friend Judy has a few and they bloom well for her. She has them on the west side of her house (don't know if that matters) they are very pretty.
It is told that they will take 7 years to bloom here, but I think hers bloomed quicker than that.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 24, 2010
3:54 PM

Post #7653342

WHAAAAAA! My flowreing almond is just now getting buds on it. I'm tired of not seeing blooms at my house LOL everybody else is already getting blooms in things I'm just now getting buds on. boohoo.

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 24, 2010
4:15 PM

Post #7653402

KA it will be your turn soon!!!
MollyD1953
Columbia, TN
(Zone 7b)

March 25, 2010
4:42 AM

Post #7654352

Thanks slcdms. I may ask northern friends for cuttings or runners from theirs to test out. Not much point spending money on something that may or may not have a chance to live here.

MollyD
tryliv
Booneville, MS

March 25, 2010
9:25 PM

Post #7656564

Beginning to get a little color here. Things are starting to green up some so the yellow really shows up.

Terrye

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tryliv
Booneville, MS

March 25, 2010
9:29 PM

Post #7656572

Here's another pic of the steps to the lake. Love those dwarf dafffodils.

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tryliv
Booneville, MS

March 25, 2010
9:31 PM

Post #7656580

A picture toward the swing arbor.

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tryliv
Booneville, MS

March 25, 2010
9:33 PM

Post #7656582

One more...

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tryliv
Booneville, MS

March 25, 2010
9:40 PM

Post #7656595

I think I made them all too small. Let's try this one.

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n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 26, 2010
5:08 AM

Post #7657055

Gosh Terrye - your beds are so pretty ! No weeds !

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 26, 2010
6:01 AM

Post #7657199

Yes those dwarf Daffodyls are wonderful. I've a small planting in the back and they get better with age it seems. I love to see your arbor again during the growing season. Roses and Clematis that you've planted there Terrye? Hi Bonnie.

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tryliv
Booneville, MS

March 26, 2010
6:07 AM

Post #7657207

Thanks! I still have weeds out there, Bonnie. I just didn't show you those pictures! lol

I'll post a pic of the arbor when it is in bloom, Kim. I have that climbing rose that you gave me on both sides with Joesphine clematis coming up through it. I would like to work a different rose up through it too but it gets a lot of shade so there is not really room. I have knockouts at the bottom and then other perennials scattered around it.

Terrye

cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 26, 2010
6:21 AM

Post #7657251

Really pretty Terrye! Your setting is wonderful!
Wild violets are driving me crazy! They are everywhere in my beds. Especially the bed in the front that I didn't rework last year. The only way I can get rid of the is to dig them up and that takes forever. I think it is a battle I can't win!!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 26, 2010
6:23 AM

Post #7657256

Terrye those double blooming Clematis Josephine is going to be a knock out. I'm looking forward to your pics. later. My Armandii clematis arbor collapsed last Fall due to the tremendous weight on the flimsy wooden structure. Last week Jim rebuilt a new one with 4"x4" treated pine posts. I hope this one will stand up to the weather for a while.

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n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 26, 2010
6:25 AM

Post #7657261

Good morning Kim. Love your flowering quince. I guess I need to be on the look-out for that one too.
tryliv
Booneville, MS

March 26, 2010
6:37 AM

Post #7657288

Kim, I had the same problem with my lady Banks rose. It took over the fence I had it on so we moved the fence , gave it a good haircut and now I have got to get another arbor built around it before it takes over again.

Thanks, Charlotte! It's a job to handle it sometimes!

terrye

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 26, 2010
6:41 AM

Post #7657300

Good morning to you Bonnie, Quince is an easy care perennials. I've a neighbor with a shrub that's about 6-7' tall and wide--covered with blooms (red). I love to walk by and admire theirs.

Besides the many yellow pellets of Forsythias, dafs, ect. Red buds and others pink blooms are coming. Here is my Kwansan Cherry. The bird just came by for a short visit.

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n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 26, 2010
8:28 AM

Post #7657553

I planted 2 Sand Cherry's last year and by the end of the year they looked horrible. Figured I had lost them, but they are budding out now. Is that the same kind as your Cherry, Kim ?

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 26, 2010
8:33 AM

Post #7657567

Look like you've the fruiting cherry, Bonnie. Here is the link in pf. Mine is ornamental. The fruits if any is inconspicious. Yummm, I want some of yours now. lol.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/118801/

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 26, 2010
8:36 AM

Post #7657580

Most trees I noticed, the first year after planting they look ... so so, because they're slow to re-establish. Wait 'til the next year before you decide if they're a keeper or not. I moved one of my weeping cherry tree a year before last. It skipped a year of putting flowers. This year it's making a come-back.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 26, 2010
9:11 AM

Post #7657672

Great info. Kim ! Thanks. I hope mine does produce fruit... and glad I bought 2 of them. I did find a neat contorted Mulberry tree yesterday. Love the Mulberry's because the Scarlet Tanagers love it and they are some really pretty birds!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

March 26, 2010
10:14 AM

Post #7657816

Bonnie, be sure and put the tree far enough away from any of your doors, the fruit that falls from the mulberry tree will stain carpets-my sister has one and it is not a weeping one, but a regular and it makes a terrible mess on the ground. Yes the birds love them and they knock a lot of the mulberries off the tree while eating them.

When I was coming home yesterday I saw something that was different--there was a flowering quince and a forsythia bush planted and growing together, the limb on the forsythia were longer than the quince, but both were blooming and it appeared to be yellow on the outside and red on the inside. Some of the quince bushes bloom later than the forsythia, Kim might know which is the earlier flowering, that would flower the same time as the quince.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

March 26, 2010
11:07 AM

Post #7657898

My big mulberry tree that I have now, is golden Sandra. Not sure I really ever noticed the mess it drops. The cedar waxwings and the tanagers don't leave much. I plan on planting this contorted one farther in the back (I think).

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

March 26, 2010
11:13 AM

Post #7657910

The one Pat has is a purple and she has a terrible time--or did when her kids were at home and would go out there and step in them, then in the house. She said she wished they could cut it down, but never have.
obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

March 29, 2010
3:27 PM

Post #7665047

Maybe Golden Ducat?

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obbirds
Olive Branch, MS

March 29, 2010
3:28 PM

Post #7665048

Minnow

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 29, 2010
5:40 PM

Post #7665456

Minnow? I was thinking about the fishbaits lol. Go Kenny, those Dafs are so pretty.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 29, 2010
5:45 PM

Post #7665474

This is the least of spring flowers that I've planted in years. I missed the Spring Bulbs bed that I used to plant every year. This past year, onto now, too wet I forfeited spring bulbs planting for fear that the crop will fail.

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cperdue

cperdue
Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 29, 2010
5:56 PM

Post #7665497

I love hyacinth! I have a few but wish I had a whole lot more!!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 29, 2010
6:17 PM

Post #7665554

I planted a bunch of mixture hyacinches, tulips, and other spring bulbs in that big pot. Will share more pix in the morning. Goodnight Charlotte, everyone.
Kim

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