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February blooms

Grapevine, TX(Zone 8a)

Kicking off the thread for this month...

Phlox, four nerve daisy, vernal witch hazel, spring bouquet viburnum and contorted filbert. That last one isn't really blooming but this is its best time of year so I thought it deserved a picture.

Grapevine, TX(Zone 8a)

Funny, when I viewed this post on my iPhone it rotated the photos properly but it doesn't do it on my laptop browser...

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

February bloomers here:

Daffodils
Narcissus ~ Paperwhites
Rosemary

More in bloom in the greenhouse but that wouldn't be fair.

C'mon springtime!

Fulshear, TX(Zone 9b)

DFWDennis-That happens with some of my photos too! I've tried everything. They look correct until I post them & they upload sideways.

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

Way to go guys! It's always nice to see something blooming in February.

Arlington, TX

I got some paper whites at the last spring RU but they only put up leaves. I miss my daffs. and tulips. Haven't really found any early spring replacements that will grow and thrive in TX heat.

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

1 geranium and parthenia
2 asclepias
3Parthenia
4cabbage and purple striped jew
Himalayan marigold

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

Here is what the Zexmenia looks like now.
My nasturtiums that wont bloom
Angel wing begonia and white wax begonia
Ageratum Houstonianum
Cherry sage and Mexican Mint Marigold (this is not an old photo. the cherry sage just blooms all the time.)



This message was edited Feb 2, 2013 7:14 PM

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

Here is my "harvest" from the garden yesterday. Snow peas and cherry tomatoes (Jaune Flamme). I think that means yellow flame in French. Anyway they are orange when ripe, not red. Forgot to take a photo of the broccoli.

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

Things are really looking good, Marty! My Zexmenia looks dead! LOL It's not, because it goes dormant here during the winter. You know that the Mexican Mint Marigold reseeds like crazy, right??

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

My paper whites did not bloom this year. Im wondering why. They usually bloom in January.

Irving, TX(Zone 8a)

There is not too much in bloom in my garden.
Daffodils are popping out everywhere and more are starting to bloom.

Irving, TX(Zone 8a)

Oriental Liliums are starting to pop out and also Daylilies
This morning I found one Beaded Iris bud.
Cardoon is just so beautiful at this time of the year.

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

Broccoli is blooming here! I let one of my plants go to seed so I'd have some for this fall's planting.

The dandelions are also blooming and hosting butterflies (and some other critter).

Irving, TX(Zone 8a)

Bees will love your broccoli blooms

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

I was working out in the veggie garden this afternoon and the bees were all over the broc blooms! We even had a big, fat bumblebee show up. Lots of butterflies, too.

Arlington, TX

Stomatium mustilinum, a nocturnal SA ice plant. Not quite a bloom but I will probably miss them because I work so late. He suffered during the heat but is putting out a lot of new plump and warty leaves.

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

cute ice plant Cheryl.
Stephanie, what variety of broccoli are you growing?
Dr Thor, do your daffodils share space with something that blooms later or do they have their own space?

Irving, TX(Zone 8a)

steadycam3
yes, my daffodils share space with other plants.
In fact my soil is full of stuff; I am a "squeezer" gardener.
Daffodils come up, after irises ... near by daylilies and liliums, and the perennials will cover the spend leaves until next year.
I did have and still have a big problem losing my roses to Rose Rosette Disease ... so I will have some more room this spring to divide my daylilies ...

The pictures in attachment are from last year, taken on February 3rd 2012. It was an exceptional warm winter and everything was so earlier ...

Arlington, TX

Flowers opened tonight, with a slight sweet smell.

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

Pretty and a little different from the ice plants we have.

Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

Very neat Cheryl.

Irving, TX(Zone 8a)

2nd year growing HELLEBORE ... It is in bloom right now ... I am not really crazy about it.
The white varieties did survive our summer. I did also have two pink varieties ... but I don't seem them.
This was an experiment.

Irving, TX(Zone 8a)

My self-seeded violas are staring to bloom.
They are really small and hard to see in the garden, but I love them.
Also I will have a bearded iris blooming real soon.
Dusty Miller and decorative cabbages are growing in the front garden.

Irving, TX(Zone 8a)

more and more DAFFODILS are blooming every day

Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

Lorapetalums, hmm dunno if they are narcissus or jonquils atm blooming. my first asparagus spear has popped its head out today and gone from white to darkening color! I try to load em.

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

I believe those are narcissus. Jonquils are smaller and all yellow.

Irving, TX(Zone 8a)

First Bearded Iris of 2013

Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

Yes narcissus. sorry. hustling is hard on my recollections. Redbud are blooming here in the south

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

Kitt, Ive always been absent-minded, even as a kid, but this aging thing Ive contracted (chuckle) is making it a lot worse. I was able to tell you about the narcissus that day but next week, I might not be able to remember the word at the moment even if you paid me. So frustrating. I think I get some practice remembering things here on DG. It is definitely a stimulating place to be. Thanks to all of you.

Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

Amen to that! Exactly the issue that plagues me. doesnt help having too many distractions slap you at the same time either!

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

My absent-mindedness is caused by my thyroid problems. :( I hate it!!

Arlington, TX

Um for #4 SC you mean cosmos, right?

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

Cheryl, what?

Beverly Pflugerville, TX(Zone 8b)

The previous owner told me this was tropical magnolia. If that is wrong, please let me know.

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

Azalea just beginning to bloom
Kalanchoe and rosemary
whirling butterflies, Gaura, and coral nymph sage
snapdragon and lantana
rosemary blooms and feet

This message was edited Feb 18, 2013 5:25 PM

Irving, TX(Zone 8a)

Very nice ...
The wind is high here right now that maybe my daffodils will fly straight to your house !
Watch out !!

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

better photo of the Gaura
cyclamen and lavender lantana
Gai-lan chinese cabbage-it bolted despite being planted early December
Green Goliath broccoli OP main head already harvested, makes a lot of side heads.
have photo of red begonias, white allyssum and blue pansies but it wont load. says, "undefined"

Milton, MA(Zone 6a)

Oh my goodness; so much stuff is BLOOMING! Back East people are proud about a few snowdrops in February! Especially that rosemary! I just kill rosemary. I never think about it blooming. My goodness!!!!

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