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(Zone 7a)


May 30, 2011
9:50 AM

Post #8596850

There are a total of 177 votes:


Daylilies!
(22 votes, 12%)
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Roses. (which ones?)
(33 votes, 18%)
Red dot


Trees or shrubs.
(18 votes, 10%)
Red dot


Bulbs are blooming here.
(11 votes, 6%)
Red dot


Annual flowers.
(7 votes, 3%)
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Perennials
(53 votes, 29%)
Red dot


Other
(25 votes, 14%)
Red dot


I have mainly foliage plants.
(6 votes, 3%)
Red dot


I'm south of the Equator and it is Autumn.
(2 votes, 1%)
Red dot


Previous Polls

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

May 30, 2011
9:59 AM

Post #8596873

Gee, I'm never first. :-D))) I voted "Other" because all of the aforementioned plants are blooming in my yard at the moment. :-)
patgeorge
Nurmo
Finland
(Zone 4b)

May 30, 2011
10:28 AM

Post #8596941

Thanks to my time zone I've been first twice! Bulbs are just fading. Apple blossom out and syringa opening. Verges bright yello with dandelions.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

May 30, 2011
10:54 AM

Post #8596987

Forgot to name the roses that are blooming: Cl. Pink Cecile Brunner, Double Red Knockout, Double Pink Knockout.
luciee
Hanceville, AL
(Zone 7a)

May 30, 2011
11:15 AM

Post #8597050

Same as Cville gardener. Luciee {;^)

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 30, 2011
12:14 PM

Post #8597153

Mostly perennials(dianthus, coreopsis, geum, trollius, spiderwort, scabiosa, nepeta, daisies) also roses, siberian iris, tall beared iris and daylilies

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 30, 2011
1:00 PM

Post #8597270

Trees, shrubs, daylilies, natives & other perennials, tropicals and water plants!
ericabelle
West Plains, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 30, 2011
1:48 PM

Post #8597371

Perennials - the roses have already hit their peak, except for the drift roses, which are going strong. Otherwise, we have potentilla, some daylilies, salvia, geraniums, dianthus, lamb's ear, lychnis, painted daisies, penstemon, veronica, verbascum, wine cups, spiderwort, asiatic lilies, Louisiana iris, and the poppies have just started blooming this week.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

May 30, 2011
2:19 PM

Post #8597430

a little bit of everything, but mainly roses and cactuses
Pughbear7
Tulsa, OK
(Zone 6b)

May 30, 2011
3:34 PM

Post #8597592

I have woody ornamentals, day lilies, perrienials, annuals and bulbs flowering. so its a mix of it all
nutsaboutnature
Algonquin, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2011
3:42 PM

Post #8597607

Right now, mostly early perennials plus a few late bulbs . . .

Assorted Heuchera, Nepeta 'Walker's Low', assorted Aquilegia, Salvia 'Eveline', Dichelostemma 'ida-maia', Gladiolus 'Byzantinus', Allium 'Purple Sensation', assorted late Daffodils, Geranium 'Biokovo', Lamium 'Silver Beacon' & 'Purple Dragon', Brunera 'Jack Frost' & probably some I missed.





This message was edited May 30, 2011 8:50 PM
gregr18
Bridgewater, MA
(Zone 6b)

May 30, 2011
5:46 PM

Post #8597856

Bletilla, Podophyllum, Primula, Viburnums, Fothergillas, Amsonia, Geraniums, Asarina, Saruma, and still plenty of Dicentras.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 30, 2011
7:26 PM

Post #8598127

Wild multiflora rose, catmint, allium, knockout rose, Golden Showers rose, Don Juan rose, dianthus, nicotiana, celosia, Honey lily, lantana, perennial geranium, verbascum, some irises still, hosta, clematis, dephium, dahlia, petunias, verbena, and snapdragons. Butterfly bushes are getting ready to bloom.

greenbrain

greenbrain
Madison, IL
(Zone 6b)

May 30, 2011
7:45 PM

Post #8598209

I voted roses because many of my roses are in bloom, but the hydrangeas, daylilies, purple cone flowers, marigolds, blackberries, button bush, and spiderworts are also blooming. Which roses? America, Blaze, The Fairy, Sunny Knockout, Pink Double Knockout, Oklahoma, Peace, Iceberg, Comte de Chambord, Coral Drift, Snowfire, Camelot, Rosa Glauca, and Dart's Dash (rugosa). Some are blooming for the 2nd time.
McCool
Millbury, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2011
8:16 PM

Post #8598322

Iris and a couple field daisies -- Shasta daisies and daylilies will come later.
Elsa123
Pretoria
South Africa

May 31, 2011
2:15 AM

Post #8598535

It is officially Winter as from tomorrow, but the past week has been really cold. Expecting a very cold Winter...
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

May 31, 2011
3:49 AM

Post #8598583

I've got roses blooming now, but daylilies are not far off.
Roses blooming are:
The Poet
Falstaff
Clio
Poeme
Thalia
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

May 31, 2011
6:33 AM

Post #8598805

Other, because I have some of almost everything blooming right now. In fact, my fall mums are confused because of the weather and are blooming now, too.

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 31, 2011
6:45 AM

Post #8598831

Cathy - do your mums wait till fall to bloom in MO?

When I moved south to NC and planted mums I was surprised that they bloomed so early, but now I am used to it and know that the greenhouses force the blooms at fall.

I figure, if they want to bloom in summer, let 'em bloom in summer. ;)

(heck it's still spring!). Mine are just budding out and should be blooming next week.

A.
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

May 31, 2011
6:55 AM

Post #8598851

Amanda, in a normal year mums bloom in the fall here. I pinch at Memorial Day and again around the 4th of July, then leave them alone. This year they are already blooming, we had some very hot days early on, then cold weather came back. I'm not fighting them, but I guess this means no fall show??
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

May 31, 2011
8:00 AM

Post #8599015

Well - technically the roses are blooming in my neighbor's yard. But I get to pick them!
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 31, 2011
9:18 AM

Post #8599234

daylilys, nasturtiums, mealy blue sage, scabiosa, lambs ear, lantana, 4 o'clocks, maragolds, snapdragons, dianthus, zinnias, parthenia, esperanza, sunflowers, petunias, candytuft, red flowered sage, purslane, begonias, plumbago, duranta, buddleia, Mexican petunia, pink knotweed, shrimp plant, lima beans, green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers and squash.

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 31, 2011
11:40 AM

Post #8599464

Cathy:

As you know things are heating up, and average temperatures are higher than "normal."

There have been and continue to be studies on how warming affects growth patterns and phenology in different plant families. Many genus are blooming 3 - 4 weeks earlier, fruiting earlier, seeding earlier . . ..

This has an obvious effect on other species that may be interdependent and alter their habits as well.

Perhaps during a normal year when you pinched at memorial day you were pinching off buds for new flowers in summer. If you pinched twice you most certainly retarded summer bloom.

This is what the nurseries do too. If you want fall blooms instead of summer blooms, you can still pinch. You may need to alter your pinch calendar. OR you can let them bloom and deadhead to allow for a second/third/continuous flush of blooms.

Keep us posted on how it goes. ;)

A.
dparsons01
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7b)

May 31, 2011
3:37 PM

Post #8599818

Everything on the list except the annuals are perrenials, so ...

Something is in bloom from February to October or November.
bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

May 31, 2011
3:56 PM

Post #8599858

Some shrubs (lilac, serviceberry, crabapple) but mostly perennials. And most of them are late. We've had a cold wet spring. Hoping that's leading up to a warm sunny summer.

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cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

May 31, 2011
6:32 PM

Post #8600191

First real warm day yesterday. 90 has everything popping. Bridal Wreath Spirea, Iris, Spiderwort, Crane's Bill geranium, and my Dropmore Scarlet Honeysuckle all opened over night.

DreamOfSpring

DreamOfSpring
Charleston, SC
(Zone 9a)

May 31, 2011
6:59 PM

Post #8600280

I'm envious of those who said some version of 'all of the above'. Around here spring bulbs, spring flowering trees, camellias, azaleas, and most of the spring shrubs have all long since finished. The southern magnolias are still blooming strong, and crepe myrtles haven't started yet, but most trees are through.

In my garden daylilies are blooming along with hydrangeas, rose of Sharon, clematis (although most have finished their big spring show), and roses. I don't have any annuals right now nor a lot of perennials. There are probably other things blooming out there that I've forgotten about for the moment, but those are the big ones.

Envious of those who still have spring bulbs blooming. It's in the mid 90's here already, so spring is over. :-)
seawatch888
San Diego-ScrippsR, CA
(Zone 10a)

May 31, 2011
9:06 PM

Post #8600550

In San Diego everything seems to be in bloom due to a very long rainy season which is about over. Pink/cream daylilies, roses: Sirens Keep, Rainforest, Dreaming Spires, Eden, Light of Day, Daybreaker, and about 25 more. Dianthus, Peruvian Lily, geraniums, heather, clemantis, potato vine, etc etc. Bougainvilla (white); impatiens: King and Queen, Madagascar Red, etc etc. It sounds like a lot of plants, but about 2/3 of them are very young and only have a few blooms on them. So pretty.

I wish I could grow lilacs tho. And lavender. And anything that requires a freeze.

Happy spring but where has it gone. Everything moves so fast!

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 1, 2011
6:20 AM

Post #8601011

Other: too crispy here, have marigolds and nasturtiums still struggling and the native wildflowers are doing just ok, we still havent had enuff rain to spit with yet...

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


June 1, 2011
9:11 AM

Post #8601366

A bit of everything here as well...Roses are getting ready for their second flush. Daylilies are just starting. Butterfly bushes are getting ready to bloom, Indian Pinks are blooming now. Irises are done. No Crape Myrtle yet. The coral Honeysuckle is finished with the big spring flush, but there are still a few blossoms here and there that keep my hummingbirds happy. Lantana is starting to really put on a show, which is pretty much all I'll be able to count on for awhile...supposed to hit triple digits by the weekend...farewell spring...

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

June 1, 2011
2:34 PM

Post #8602081

Cam,
Post a picture! I wanna come see your yard, please!
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 1, 2011
4:55 PM

Post #8602453

Gymgirl, It's not as good as you probably imagine. I just have a lot of variety. You can come see if I have some notice to tidy up a bit before you come.
roseycats
Dayton, OH

June 1, 2011
5:15 PM

Post #8602512

I voted perennials, I have Hosta's, Daylily, Coneflower, Larkspur, Rhoadie and a Clematis, Lilies are just about ready to bloom.
Linny1
(Linny) Salem, SC
(Zone 7b)

June 1, 2011
6:46 PM

Post #8602766

My hydrangeas are blooming the best. Already cut flowers and have huge vase in the dining room. They are brilliant blue!

Next the daylillies look nice.

Then the sedum is coming along nicely

I'm looking forward to the luna hybiscus.

frogymon
Lisle, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 1, 2011
7:52 PM

Post #8602965

Roses (Climbing Joseph's Coat, Climbing America, Blue Moon, Climbing Golden Showers) though bloom is sparse as this is their 1st yr in my garden. Also Red salvia, Petunias, Marigolds, Giant Sunflowers (1 over 8'), zinnnias. Veggies include green beans, roma tomatos, cucumbers, zucchini. Still waiting for dahlias, gladiolas and daylilies to bloom. Apple and nectarine are already in fruit, as are grapes.

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RainbowRider
Brunswick, GA
(Zone 9a)

June 1, 2011
9:09 PM

Post #8603088

My plumeria have started opening their petals and the aroma is very enjoyable. I don't know the name of the one that is blooming.

Bottle Brush are showing less color.

Gardenias are exploding with flowers now and the aroma is awesome! Especially in the evening time. I plan to take cuttings when the blooms are gone.

Wild honeysuckle are blooming on the fences, they are invasive but they sure smell great.

I predict Angel Trumpets will be next.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2011
2:22 AM

Post #8603269

Honeysuckle has been everywhere here blooming like crazy. Roses have been awesome! Yes, Angel Trumpet has set buds now.

Does Indian Pink need shade or ? Someone gave me a start and it's new to me this year.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


June 2, 2011
5:29 AM

Post #8603469

They need filtered shade and don't need to get very dry. Mine is planted in the shade of a redbud tree and I added some moisture absorbing gel to the hole before I put the plant down,

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2011
6:17 AM

Post #8603561

Could you post a picture of your Indian Pink in bloom?

Everything has been just gorgeous and blooming like crazy ... and now this weather at 95*+ ... don't know what things will look like after this!! :(

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


June 2, 2011
6:23 AM

Post #8603570

Yeah, we're supposed to hit triple digits by the end of the week too. I'm watering containers twice a day. I'll get you a pic of the pinks here in a little bit.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2011
7:44 AM

Post #8603708

TY

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


June 2, 2011
9:20 AM

Post #8603872

Here are the Indian Pinks and their PlantFiles page: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/48891/

These were wild collected, but I rescued them from a construction area where they were completely doomed. Got a nasty case of poison ivy as an unexpected 'gift' as well.

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Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2011
9:50 AM

Post #8603921

Oh, that is pretty. I had it in sun but moved it to a mostly shaded area. It appears to be doing well but hasn't bloomed just yet. However, I just transplanted it about three weeks ago.

Poison ivy ... ackkk!!! I have a case of it right now. I washed with Jewelweed soap and have used Calamine lotion, Aveeno cream, etc. But it is still blistering after 5 days. :( I am a paleface so I always have lots of unknown rashes, bites, lumps and bumps this time of year. Benadryl is the only thing I've found that will quell the itch of p.i while it is healing. Third time I've had it this year. :(
roseycats
Dayton, OH

June 2, 2011
10:17 AM

Post #8603989

Sorry Melody, to hear about your Poison Ivy. I had a couple of brother's that use to get Poison Ivy all over their bodies, and were in real bad shape, I hope you don't have it that bad. Get well soon.
Like your Indian Pinks. I have never seen these flowers before.(nice)

Cville, I'm sorry you have Poison Ivy also, I hope you both it over it soon.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


June 2, 2011
11:17 AM

Post #8604091

Knock on wood, but I don't have any this year...yet. I transplanted these last year and picked up the poison ivy then...thought I was going to have to go get a shot to get rid of it.

You can also catch poison ivy in the dead of winter if you clear brush...I got it in the first week of Feb, 2009 after cleaning up after an ice storm.
momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2011
1:20 PM

Post #8604310

Rugosa Rosa 'Hansa' is blooming among the Iris and lupine!
hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

June 2, 2011
6:53 PM

Post #8605084

I put roses because that is what I see the most blooming, but I have some annuals and some perenials blooming too. I live in a cold region of California so we are a bit behind other parts of the state that may have all of the above going full force. I had some late freezes that hosed me on some of my single blooming roses too or I'd have had more by now.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

June 3, 2011
4:16 AM

Post #8605599

The taller median irises are in full cry here. That sounds strange but there are 4 classes of medians & it is time for the border iris seedlings. Our 'Nova Zemba' rhododendrun is fantastic. Peonies just starting with 'Sarah Bernhardt' brought from my childhood home just starting. daylilies yet to come.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

June 3, 2011
7:25 AM

Post #8605969

I don't know what is blooming,cuz I'm not at home and won't be til late July. On the trip of a lifetime. I didn't plant many things this year for just that reason. I imagine though that the perennials will be doing their thing.
nilly
Pittsburgh, PA
(Zone 5b)

June 3, 2011
7:38 AM

Post #8605995

Irises are just leaving. Spiderwort and oenothera just opened. Ongoing are my one red red rosebush that came with the house, various sages, Johnny jump-ups, Sweet William, orange annual gaillardia I just couldn't resist at the farmers market, and centaurea montanum.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

June 3, 2011
9:26 AM

Post #8606124

I just bought a gorgeous Centaurea montana at our Farmers' Market this past week ... and also have another one, C.m. 'Amethyst in Snow'. They are one of my faves! :-)
nilly
Pittsburgh, PA
(Zone 5b)

June 3, 2011
10:01 AM

Post #8606157

One of my favorites, too! The one I have was given to me by a friend. Seems to be just the basic purple. I just bought a tiny "Gold Boullion". It will go in a prominent spot in the front yard. Plants from nurseries are SO tiny - I worry until they take...

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

June 3, 2011
11:07 AM

Post #8606258

Is 'Gold Boullion' a Centaurea? I've sort of started collecting some of the "buttons". A new one I've added to my collection is 'Barbara's Buttons' which is actually Marshallia grandiflora. They are all enchanting!
nilly
Pittsburgh, PA
(Zone 5b)

June 3, 2011
11:27 AM

Post #8606288

"Gold Boullion" IS a centaurea. With chartreuse foliage! I'm so excited!

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

June 3, 2011
2:24 PM

Post #8606627

I'm adding a lot of chartreuse and purple colors to my garden this year. This will be perfect. I'll look for it. Thanks. :-)
nilly
Pittsburgh, PA
(Zone 5b)

June 4, 2011
7:18 AM

Post #8608005

EXCELLENT!
I'm going for purple and orange, with the foliage providing green for the triad. And chartruse where I can find it, just 'cause I like it! Are you familiar with tradescantia "Sweet Kate"? Also chartruse with a deep blue flower. It's on my want list.
Look me up next year for seeds of the "Gold Boullion". Then again, it may not even flower until next season. But when it does, I'll save seeds!

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2011
8:01 AM

Post #8608081

nilly, I have Sweet Kate, and so far it has behaved nicely for a spiderwort. An unnamed variety was here in the garden before we moved in and spreads everywhere.

For the poll, I voted trees or shrubs. The mountain laurel finished a week ago. And about half of my rhodies just opened up this week =) So pretty. I think I want to add a few more white for variety.
nilly
Pittsburgh, PA
(Zone 5b)

June 4, 2011
9:31 AM

Post #8608245

Do I have anything in my have list that you'd trade a little "Sweet Kate" for?

I have some other spiderwort from a friend's garde. I don't mind the seeding around. Things are easy to "edit" if you keep up. And sometimes I pot up my extra things and take them to the flea market for extra gardening money!
lunachic
Chocowinity, NC

June 4, 2011
2:21 PM

Post #8608722

The temps are hotter than ever here in eastern N.C.,but my gardens are doing great!My elephant ears are going crazy!The marigolds are lush,the petunias are lush,and my sweet potato vines are coming along well,in spite of our 90,s tempsmy roses are slow,why is this?How can I get rid of those red ants without hurting surrounding plants?
hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

June 4, 2011
4:19 PM

Post #8608894

There is a red ant bait you can get and exterminators bait too. My house was a den of fire ants smothering all my root balls for 2 years. I had an exterminator bait both years and the third year, I did it myself. No more problems last year or this one.
frogymon
Lisle, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 4, 2011
7:51 PM

Post #8609434

Amdro works great for red ants.

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