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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 13, 2013
12:58 PM

Post #9417919

Nice to see some growth poking thru

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 13, 2013
1:01 PM

Post #9417923

some more

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DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

February 13, 2013
3:14 PM

Post #9418093

Nice, Jen!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 13, 2013
3:19 PM

Post #9418102

Moving to Jersey...cannot even begin to find my gardens much less any plants!
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

February 14, 2013
10:24 AM

Post #9418970

This was taken a few days ago. Narcissus Division 1 Trumpet Rijnveld's Early Sensation in bud. But I don't expect to see it open for a while. In 2011 it opened on March 21, not sure about last year but in late March. Maybe I should set up some mirrors around it to get it to bloom sooner. Patti

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 14, 2013
10:31 AM

Post #9418975

Amazing how far ahead you are
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

February 14, 2013
10:45 AM

Post #9418986

Yes, but then we go the other way at the spring equinox (March 30th) until the fall one. We are cooler in between those dates than on the mainland. We will see things like forsythia and lilacs and almost everything else blooming a week to two weeks later here than in Boston. But that means we are warmer in the winter and get an early start with the bulbs. Patti

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 14, 2013
3:41 PM

Post #9419202

Warmer in winter is good...

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 14, 2013
8:47 PM

Post #9419471

I've heard Early Sensation is the first narcissus. Got to get it for next year! I'm sure the crocus will appear soon-- once the sugar loaf snowdrifts melt.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 15, 2013
2:08 AM

Post #9419554

Great to see NJ teeny greenies.This means we will be up and running in a couple of weeks.Thanks Jen.
Snow cover here makes it hard to get to the garden.I might check today.There are Reticulatas starting but there is a drift between them and me.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 15, 2013
2:17 AM

Post #9419558

you are not finding any green here.. just white

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 15, 2013
4:57 AM

Post #9419608

Do reticulata blooms survive well if there is snow? My only hope is to hightail it to greenhouses and to libraries for gardening books.

BTW, March 3, the Mass Camellia society has a display at Tower Hill and an expert walk around at 2:30. Don't know if I can go, but i am smitten by the blooms this time of year and hope to photo some at lunch time soon. The greenhouses are getting pretty close to peak right now.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 15, 2013
5:23 AM

Post #9419627

Showoffs!!

jasminesmom

jasminesmom
Saugerties, NY
(Zone 5a)

February 15, 2013
5:31 AM

Post #9419638

I'm green with envy!!!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 15, 2013
5:37 AM

Post #9419644

Oh me too! More snow on the way...at this rate i'll be lucky to see shoots in May!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 15, 2013
5:56 AM

Post #9419678

There is a town in upstate NY that takes a pole as to when the snow pile will be gone.It has been as late as August for it to completely disappear.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 15, 2013
6:01 AM

Post #9419683

OH NO! I'd move , sure as it's gonna snow tonight!!!!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 15, 2013
6:21 AM

Post #9419706

I think its a pile where the town dumps snow.It is in an area that gets over 100 inches for a season.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 15, 2013
6:37 AM

Post #9419710

Huh...pretty much what my yard looks like right now!
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2013
7:23 AM

Post #9419770

RosemaryK...ALERT PHOTOGRAPHS NOT FROM THIS YEAR. REPEAT NOT FROM THIS YEAR.!!!!!

Ok, now that you know that these shots were taken on March 23 2011, you will see that the little reticulated Iris are real troopers when it snows. My earliest Narcissus also include Narcissus Division 1 Trumpet Small Talk which is charming little gem that seems to always bloom before the end of March. The Narcissus called February Gold has never bloomed before April 1, but it is an introduction from across the big pond by the de Graaff Bros of the Netherlands before 1923 so it is on European time. Patti


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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 15, 2013
7:44 AM

Post #9419793

My Reticulatas are just white bloom tips coming up and they are a deep snow wade across the lawn from the house.
We expect snow again this weekend so who knows when I will see them.

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Permi_Eden
Meadville, PA
(Zone 5b)

February 15, 2013
8:58 AM

Post #9419860

I actually had crocus pop through last week! Spring is coming soon, hopefully!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 15, 2013
12:13 PM

Post #9420026

still have a foot of snow on the ground...

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 15, 2013
12:47 PM

Post #9420050

I didn't have the camera with me but saw some hellebores blooming and lots of larkspur seedlings. Seems really early to me.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2013
12:57 PM

Post #9420058

TA DA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Those little reticulated Iris heard me extolling their winter virtue and they have started to bloom. Really. I was out raking and pruning and looked down and there were 5 of them just staring up at me. I dropped the rake and ran for the camera. So here is Iris reticulata Gordon on the east side of the house in a west facing bed that gets a nice bit of sun from the south too. Pretty excited. Patti

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 15, 2013
1:01 PM

Post #9420063

yay!!!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 15, 2013
2:14 PM

Post #9420144

Pretty!!
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2013
2:23 PM

Post #9420156

We are getting another storm with snow on Sunday so the blooming party will be over for a few days. Patti

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 15, 2013
4:11 PM

Post #9420246

I'm writing down the names of those early bloomers. So what if they are buried one year. They'll be there the next time to brighten things up.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 15, 2013
4:14 PM

Post #9420251

My reticulated iris bloomed in Feb. last year...this year, it may be April.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 15, 2013
5:23 PM

Post #9420328

Nice Patti!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 16, 2013
1:35 AM

Post #9420605

There are varieties of reticulateds that spread.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

February 16, 2013
5:24 AM

Post #9420682

The best reticulated one for me that has over time made some nice thick bunches in a couple of spots is Iris histrioides Katherine Hodgkin. It is often the second to bloom after an unnamed cultivar that I got from Bleek at Touch of Nature. However this year I. r. Gordon popped up first. I bought I.r.Gordon from Van Engelen Nov. sale. Did you have any luck with I.r.Natascha? I am thinking mine have failed. Patti

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 16, 2013
5:29 AM

Post #9420689

I had Natasha bloom last year...I was disappointed with the color...very washed out, sort of a dirty off-white...
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

February 16, 2013
5:43 AM

Post #9420706

Robindog, Agree, it is almost transparent, and lasts but a second when it blooms at all. Perhaps, being so frail looking, she is very shy too. I figured with a name like Natasha she would be of sturdier stock. Patti

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 16, 2013
6:09 AM

Post #9420731

I had heard that about Natasha.I had it and it was so pathetic I couldnt recognize it as an early iris.It died the first year.Cant say I miss it.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 16, 2013
6:12 AM

Post #9420734

the junco birds are rooting around in my containers I left out there.. looking for seeds.. and wonder why I never get too much that self seeds out there???

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 16, 2013
6:15 AM

Post #9420739

glad the dogs are sleeping with Randy.. must be 10 birds on the deck.. Lily would freak out and want to chase em

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 16, 2013
6:44 AM

Post #9420769

I just came back from a walk.The cardinals are calling anf woodpeckers are rapping.
We have juncos all year.I will be so thrilled to hear song sparrows and robins in a few weeks.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 16, 2013
6:54 AM

Post #9420782

I saw a flock of robins in town yesterday!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 16, 2013
7:12 AM

Post #9420796

Goody, maybe they are migraters.They get here usually first 2 weeks of March.
I miss the songbirds.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 16, 2013
3:38 PM

Post #9421245

Our road's woodpeckers have been really drumming the past few days...nice to hear...saw a robin the other day, but I'm sure it was one that wintered here...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 17, 2013
1:13 AM

Post #9421561

I am happy to even see the winter robins that stay near the lake shore.Its about 10 miles away.
They show up to eat the fermented fruit on a ornamental tree next door.
Snowed last night.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 17, 2013
4:59 AM

Post #9421604

The farm next door to my son's has a swampy area near the road, & a huge flock of robins winters there every year...

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

February 18, 2013
2:34 PM

Post #9423437

Is it relatively new with the warmer winters, Marilyn? I don't recall seeing robins until spring when we lived in CT before we retired, but I think my son has also seen robins in winter where he lives.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 19, 2013
5:50 AM

Post #9424033

I started seeing winter robins & bluebirds in CT about 20 years ago...the robins usually stay in a large flock ...I've seen them feasting on sumac...Carolina wrens started showing up here about the same time...Hammonassett usually winters over a few mockingbirds...Has to be some climate change. The nature writer for the Wtby paper reported seeing a group of sparrows that don't usually winter this far north...
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

February 19, 2013
6:02 AM

Post #9424043

I reported a few days back during our last big blow about a single poor starling who was the odd bird out among all our normal resident winter birds. He was totally confused without his flock, and after not seeing him for a couple of days, we assumed he was a goner. But yesterday afternoon when DH was puttering in our GH he heard a noise in the chimney which he knew from past experience to be a bird. He opened up the clean out door and our flew our starling. After a bit of work we coached it out the door and it flew off. Good thing as I was about to lite the wood stove connected to that chimney so shortly we would have had a cooked starling He is on the ground this morning feeding with the other birds. Patti

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 19, 2013
8:02 AM

Post #9424203

Good thing you were able to get him out of there

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 19, 2013
12:19 PM

Post #9424513

Lucky bird! My friends had a squirrel jump out of the chimney into the burning logs & into the living room...I always think about Christmas Vacation & Chevy Chase...
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

February 19, 2013
12:41 PM

Post #9424528

DH said there are a mess of Narcissus completely out by the rotary on the way into town. I will check them out tomorrow and see if I can figure out who they are. Exciting. Patti

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

February 19, 2013
2:31 PM

Post #9424631

Whew! for the starling! Glad he got out and is now fraternizing with the locals. LOL

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 19, 2013
3:31 PM

Post #9424676

the cap for the stove is totally worth the $50.00!!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 19, 2013
3:32 PM

Post #9424677

Right on Allison.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 19, 2013
3:38 PM

Post #9424683

we just had to spring for caps for our vent pipes for the toilet or whatever they are for.. the birds were nesting in there.. thought the fumes from there would kill them .. no??

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 20, 2013
6:34 AM

Post #9425266

Had our chimney capped many years ago...never knew birds would nest on a vent pipe! A friend lives in a condo across town...the front garden gets a lot of sun, so the snow has melted off there & bulbs were poking out yesterday...not here...gardens still in deep snow.

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

February 22, 2013
6:58 PM

Post #9428409

We hear more is coming your way...be safe!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2013
1:50 AM

Post #9428598

This has to be the last big storm for the east.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 23, 2013
1:58 AM

Post #9428600

Don't count on it! :(

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2013
2:30 AM

Post #9428605

Yeah Celest. My bones tell me there will be one more in March.We sometimes get a 22 inch surprise that disappears in the next 3 days due to big fluctuation in temp at that time of year.
For what its worth.DD who lives in Florida says there are large flocks of Robing in the parks so it looks like they will be heading north.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 23, 2013
2:39 AM

Post #9428607

I know we are expecting another mid-week, but it may be warm enough that it will be an all rain event. :)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2013
3:31 AM

Post #9428610

We are due for warming mid week. Probably the same system.
daw4220
Mendon, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2013
10:32 AM

Post #9428950

My wedding was March 13, 1993 which if you remember was the storm of the century here in Rochester, NY. We received a police escort from St. Marks Church because during the wedding a state of emergency was declared.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2013
11:26 AM

Post #9428980

OMG I remember that one.What a nightmare.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2013
11:29 AM

Post #9428981

wow that's amazing.. good marriage?

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 23, 2013
11:33 AM

Post #9428982

Mendon...home of the round rock houses...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2013
1:11 PM

Post #9429052

Oh yeah, I remember that storm. Was working that Saturday and had a tough time getting back to Queens. Glass was flying off some of the midtown skyscrapers.
daw4220
Mendon, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2013
1:46 PM

Post #9429097

onewish1 wrote:wow that's amazing.. good marriage?


So far so good.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2013
1:56 PM

Post #9429110

awesome!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2013
1:57 PM

Post #9429113

Imagine a couple in Russia getting married the day that meteor hit!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2013
2:02 PM

Post #9429119

OMG how freaky would that be

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2013
2:17 PM

Post #9429135

I wold say to her, 'Anyone can get fireworks, baby...'

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2013
2:39 PM

Post #9429152

LOL

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 23, 2013
3:45 PM

Post #9429218

Not a bad line, Victor...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 24, 2013
10:25 AM

Post #9429857

YAY!!!! I have some color!!!!

Sorry I usually list what each is but I was in a rush
Snowdrop, 'Herald' crocus, supposed to be 'Remembrance' crocus but looks too pointy...so wonder if they sent me the wrong ones, 'Romance' crocus

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 24, 2013
10:29 AM

Post #9429863

Lovely!!! So nice to see since im being buried in snow again.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 24, 2013
10:38 AM

Post #9429871

Forsythia at house about 1/2 mile south of us is blooming

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 24, 2013
11:00 AM

Post #9429887

So nice to see Jen.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 24, 2013
11:54 AM

Post #9429960

Randy said stop planting plastic flowers!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 24, 2013
12:02 PM

Post #9429982

Nice!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 24, 2013
12:46 PM

Post #9430056

Pretty Jen!!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

February 24, 2013
12:54 PM

Post #9430065

Very nice, Jen! Today I went to a nice baby shower to build the first baby's library. Fun...and I won the centerpiece - a beautiful vase of hydrangeas and blue iris's. Yay!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 24, 2013
1:32 PM

Post #9430137

Very cheering, Jen...so nice to have color this time of year...I have heather blooming above the snow...That's a great type of shower, Louise...and a lucky day!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 24, 2013
1:52 PM

Post #9430154

onewish1 wrote:Randy said stop planting plastic flowers!!!



ROTFL!!!

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

February 24, 2013
6:23 PM

Post #9430391

You all are going to get more snow. If KC and Wichita can get 12-18" tomorrow, it ought to bury you again.

Meanwhile, I'm whistling past the end of February with my Hamamelis flowering their fool heads off. Who'll join me?

'Jelena', 'Primavera', and 'Diane' are the wintry vixen party girls...

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 24, 2013
6:43 PM

Post #9430410

love all the color

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 24, 2013
6:44 PM

Post #9430413

Wow - jealous.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 25, 2013
2:44 AM

Post #9430599

My Jelena only had one bloom.Its 3 years old .I blame the early spring and hot summer.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 25, 2013
4:50 AM

Post #9430648

Love the color, VV!!!

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 25, 2013
4:51 AM

Post #9430649

Most of my Hamamelis buds have either fallen off, or they look very dried up. I look around my town and it looks pretty much the same. Hope the Corelypsis fare better.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 25, 2013
4:55 AM

Post #9430653

Just out for a walk and heard Titmouse mating call. It even smells like spring.We still need several warm days and nights to rid us of snow so can walk the gardens.

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

February 25, 2013
4:56 AM

Post #9430654

Nice signs of Spring, VV!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

February 25, 2013
4:58 AM

Post #9430657

The birdsong here is wonderful now as well. It is a very early spring here. Hang on, everyone! :)

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 25, 2013
5:13 AM

Post #9430674

Those are lovely hazels! Hoping that midwest storm goes up to Canada...
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 25, 2013
6:08 AM

Post #9430759

nice pictures vv

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 28, 2013
5:47 AM

Post #9434322

I went to get the paper this morning, the ice had retreated by my front porch & voila!

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 28, 2013
6:19 AM

Post #9434341

yeaaaaaaa. I am seeing them too.

I just gotta say.This years snow pack is a great boon to the garden.Its stayed for a month and melting really slow.

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 28, 2013
7:26 AM

Post #9434420

After last year's drought, I'm glad the water is seeping into the gardens...

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 28, 2013
11:41 AM

Post #9434651

Way to go!!!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

February 28, 2013
1:15 PM

Post #9434723

How exciting, Robin! Glad to hear y'all are making the area ready for us to return! Wheeeee!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 28, 2013
3:33 PM

Post #9434836

I wouldn't start out just yet, Louise!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

February 28, 2013
5:03 PM

Post #9434917

LOL
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

March 1, 2013
7:50 PM

Post #9436039

Here is a little something to temp you North. Here is our first crocus. DH took this shot today with his cell phone. It is our first crocus of 2013.
Crocus susianus Cloth of Gold or Crocus angustifolius . An old historic one from the northern coast of the Black Sea, first recorded in 1587. Patti

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 2, 2013
2:59 AM

Post #9436205

Thanks Patti,I thinkI have those.Great to have a history.

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 2, 2013
3:25 AM

Post #9436211

Nice!!! Im totally green with envy...in a completely white world!

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 2, 2013
4:28 AM

Post #9436238

The weatherman here said this is about the last of the winter weather.Mid month it will gradually get milder.
I sure hope so.Just as soon as I see a bit of garden it gets covered again overnight.It has snowed for a week.

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 2, 2013
4:49 AM

Post #9436245

I now what you mean! I think this morning was the only morning this week it WASNT snowing. Weatherman said don't expect the sun until sometimes next week. :(

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 2, 2013
4:54 AM

Post #9436248

same here sun maybe mid week.The longer term forcast is for a week in the 40'sand above freezing at night.Ijust want the snow gone so I can inspect my plants.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

March 2, 2013
5:56 AM

Post #9436287

Hellebores happening in Nantucket. This is Helleborus orientalis Yellow Lady which seems more white than yellow but I bought it from an old sketchy coop from 2007 so who knows, though it does have a tinge of yellow when it matures a bit. I am still up in Brookline dog sitting so I am missing all the fun. DH keeps sending my cell phone shots as I have the camera. DUH! Nothing up here to shoot except my pottery. Patti

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 2, 2013
7:48 AM

Post #9436375

Several of my hellebores are totally buried in snow... a few others I can see, but no blooms yet...

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

March 2, 2013
8:47 AM

Post #9436432

Send us some greetings from Fred, Patti. You are near the touchstone at Fairsted.

I hear he did some nice work up that way...

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 2, 2013
9:21 AM

Post #9436447

Love seeing the new blooms! DH is taking me to the camellia show at Tower Hill Botanic Garden today! The informational tour by the Mass Camellia Society at 2:30 is open to the public. Around here it's a nice day to go to an indoor garden.

It will get better out doors and there will be crocus blooms...

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 2, 2013
11:56 AM

Post #9436619

I'd love to see camellia blooms this time of year...must be from the greenhouse...

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 2, 2013
4:07 PM

Post #9436829

Yep. The blossoms were lovely, and I did take pics. The members of the Mass camellia society bring their plants and blossoms in for judging once a year. Many of them have their own lean-to or greenhouse. They have had their show at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in the past, but the chief gardener at Tower Hill contributes a huge number of the plants and tends to win the competitions, so they had it there, which was nice.

Needless to say, I brought one from Nuccio's Nursery home to try to grow indoors. Now there are thermometers all over the house, basement and garage, to find the coldest place to grow it--temp between 35 and 55 F at night. It might end up in the garden shed with a heat mat and extension cord!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 2, 2013
4:31 PM

Post #9436853

garage might work

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 3, 2013
4:43 AM

Post #9437140

Ooooooh, it sounds like I just might be able to have a camellia in our new place in Conn! How exciting! Sounds like a lovely outing, Rosemary! I love to go to Bok Tower in central FL during peak camellia time.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 3, 2013
5:52 AM

Post #9437178

FL is the only place I've seen them in bloom...I'm hoping my Winter's Star comes through...

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 3, 2013
10:09 AM

Post #9437488

Culture needs for a container grown japonica camellia indoors in winter is high humidity--sitting it on a humidity tray is recommended, low temperature, adequate light, enough water but really good drainage,slightly acidic potting mix if possible, slow release fertilizer like Osmacote, almost pot bound, no sudden light changes and for most, no bright light at all especially in the early morning, but can't sit in total darkness either. You can prune them at last year's growing point for bushiness, but preferably in the flowering season (around now). Propagation is supposed to be pretty easy by air layering. They are actually tougher than they seem. That's about all I know.

I think my Tiffany japonica will likely spend a week in our attached garage then end up in the garden shed on top of the woodpile until spring once I'm sure we don't expect any more dips toward zero. Then it can go live with its planted mates until fall.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 3, 2013
11:14 AM

Post #9437518

spotted a hellebore standing tall above the snow out front that is loaded with blooms - this was from a coop a few years ago and has never bloomed so no idea of bloom color - looks like they might be yellow

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 3, 2013
11:26 AM

Post #9437529

Anything standing above the snow is a gift as far as I am concerned.
The winter seems endless.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 3, 2013
11:50 AM

Post #9437544

Even Yeti??

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 3, 2013
11:54 AM

Post #9437545

Shuks I forgot about him/her.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 3, 2013
1:04 PM

Post #9437616

The 5 resident turkeys were wandering around in the snow just now...probably looking for the coral bells that they ate last winter...haha...all snow covered!
Permi_Eden
Meadville, PA
(Zone 5b)

March 5, 2013
9:31 AM

Post #9439538

Here is a pic of some crocus from a few weeks ago. Looks like more should be blooming soon! Fingers crossed that spring is on the way!

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 5, 2013
9:34 AM

Post #9439541

What a great sight.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 5, 2013
3:00 PM

Post #9439902

nice!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 6, 2013
5:21 AM

Post #9440427

Yeah, I have some yellow crokes up!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 6, 2013
6:00 AM

Post #9440460

Yippee, spring has sprung...just not in Maine. LOL
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 6, 2013
6:02 AM

Post #9440467

not here either - we are in the 8-12" snow belt unless things change - someone needs to tell the birds who are singing again and the jm's in the garage who's buds have begun to show some life.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 6, 2013
6:23 AM

Post #9440492

Same here pixie.I think we will see some melting from today on.I sure am checking every minute.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 6, 2013
7:22 AM

Post #9440568

Not much showing here...a few daff sprouts...that's it.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 6, 2013
8:43 AM

Post #9440659

I keep forgetting to check to see if the Hellebores are open, not going out there today

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 6, 2013
1:35 PM

Post #9440993

Might be in Trenton by now!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 6, 2013
3:03 PM

Post #9441070

Windy here, but not like the shoreline...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2013
11:19 AM

Post #9444821

Hellebores and reticulata

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2013
11:20 AM

Post #9444822

Sedum growing

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 10, 2013
1:12 PM

Post #9444930

Wow, you are light years ahead...I was able to check 4 out of 5 hellebores...one is starting to bud...nothing on the others...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2013
2:02 PM

Post #9444977

wow Jen.. always amazing how far ahead you are

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2013
3:47 PM

Post #9445061

Those are wonderful pix Jen.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2013
4:24 PM

Post #9445089

Pretty Jen, is the second helli yellow or ist it just lit from the sun?

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 10, 2013
4:57 PM

Post #9445120

Very pretty, Jen! How exciting!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 10, 2013
5:18 PM

Post #9445137

Pretty!!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2013
7:10 PM

Post #9445236

Sunlight turned it more yellow than it actually is


forgot a Recitulata, this is the one I originally got that was supposed to be 'George' but turned out not to be, they did make good on it and sent replacements. The pics on previous post is 'George'

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2013
7:22 PM

Post #9445245

A couple of crocus shots from today.

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2013
7:25 PM

Post #9445251

pretty

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2013
7:40 PM

Post #9445272

Pretty shots!

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 11, 2013
5:15 AM

Post #9445487

Ah, lovely crocus colors, Victor!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 11, 2013
8:27 AM

Post #9445728

I need to plant more crocus...I've decided to put them in the herb garden, because that's the only one melted off right now...

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 11, 2013
2:11 PM

Post #9446088

Good idea, Robin!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 11, 2013
3:01 PM

Post #9446159

very pretty Victor!!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 11, 2013
3:19 PM

Post #9446172

Great photography too, Victor!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 11, 2013
5:31 PM

Post #9446309

Thanks!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 11, 2013
7:49 PM

Post #9446446

The Geico commercial with Mutombo is hysterical!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
3:48 AM

Post #9446599

yes it is

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
9:13 AM

Post #9446892

I don't think I saw it

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
10:51 AM

Post #9447003

Yup it is!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 12, 2013
12:28 PM

Post #9447066

He's a monster, for sure...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
1:48 PM

Post #9447168

And a very nice guy.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
5:24 PM

Post #9447389

here Jen

http://youtu.be/C_0fyUYB3cA

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
5:41 PM

Post #9447407

Black pussy willow from Critter & my hellebore waking up!! .. I know .. I have to go clean up a lot of leaves

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
6:23 PM

Post #9447453

oh yeah I saw that

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
6:24 PM

Post #9447456

I love pussy willow

I'd leave the leaves for a bit calling for chance of the "s" word this weekend...YIKES!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
6:36 PM

Post #9447465

was wondering if we were having a white Easter or not.. been having that feeling

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
6:41 PM

Post #9447472

I've blocked that "es" word!
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

March 12, 2013
9:23 PM

Post #9447637

LIFT OFF. Ist Narcissus came out in our yard today. Narcissus Division 1 Trumpet Rijnveld's Early Sensation. Patti

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bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

March 12, 2013
9:27 PM

Post #9447643

whoops, sideways.

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2013
2:41 AM

Post #9447705

yeah Patti!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 13, 2013
3:31 AM

Post #9447716

beautiful!!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2013
5:44 AM

Post #9447775

Lovely!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2013
5:47 AM

Post #9447777

Nice!

Leaves in the beds are great. Nourish the soil.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 13, 2013
6:06 AM

Post #9447783

How nice to see the hellebores & daffs out...the rain really took away tons of snow, & my gardens are now visible...hoping they stay that way!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2013
9:52 AM

Post #9448020

Well surprise surprise!

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2013
9:53 AM

Post #9448021

this is the biggest crocus I've ever seen!!

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2013
10:02 AM

Post #9448028

Bud on lilac, sedum, I think the dark reticulata is 'Harmony', that's the one that came the wrong color, but I do have Harmony in a different garden too and they look the same

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 13, 2013
4:19 PM

Post #9448364

Beautiful!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2013
4:40 PM

Post #9448394

nice Jen.. love em all
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 13, 2013
8:10 PM

Post #9448557

Keep em coming.!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2013
8:44 PM

Post #9448586

Jan is hubby taking pics of all your blooms while your away?
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

March 13, 2013
9:40 PM

Post #9448625

Looks like Harmony to me too.

I worked out on east side of the house today. Lots popping up. I raked and weeded while DH hauled away all my piles and did some rose pruning. He spent hours up in the crab apple tree pruning it the other day. Looks great. Patti

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2013
3:23 AM

Post #9448708

awesome!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 14, 2013
3:23 AM

Post #9448710

Wow, I have zone envy big time!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2013
5:27 AM

Post #9448780

Attitude or latitude! Gotta change one!! ;)

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 14, 2013
5:39 AM

Post #9448793

Not gonna happen. LOL
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

March 14, 2013
6:14 AM

Post #9448820

Yes we have a jump on most of the rest of you, but come the Vernal Equinox next week we will begin to slow down as the Gulf Stream will keep us much cooler while you all race ahead. I will really start to notice the acceleration soon when I head up to Boston and see trees and shrubs in full bloom when ours are still 2 weeks away. But it is sure nice to have some early color. Patti

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 14, 2013
6:23 AM

Post #9448831

This is the time of year I need it most...would love to paint some Spring blooms...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 24, 2013
7:44 PM

Post #9460735

Daffs are coming soon, think they are going to shocked by the next few days of weather for sure!

various crocus

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 24, 2013
7:48 PM

Post #9460737

Buds opening on Salix 'Hakuro-Nishiki’

I can't believe this Lamium maculatum aureum bloomed already!

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 24, 2013
7:48 PM

Post #9460738

very pretty!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 24, 2013
7:51 PM

Post #9460740

I love the color on 'George' I bought that one in honor of my dad

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 24, 2013
7:56 PM

Post #9460747

Love when my color schemes work!

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 25, 2013
1:16 AM

Post #9460862

Nice looking plants Jen.
I got lucky and there has been a melt.Its just enough to be able to get to the gardens.Landscape guy is coming this morning.We will plan the new path.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2013
5:37 AM

Post #9460962

Pretty Jen! My dad's name was George too!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2013
6:33 AM

Post #9461028

and today they are covered in snow

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2013
6:39 AM

Post #9461038

Yeah but you got to enjoy them yesterday!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 25, 2013
6:49 AM

Post #9461050

The snow wont last long this time of year.Thats what I tell myself to keepmy spirits up.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 25, 2013
6:50 AM

Post #9461052

nice jen!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 25, 2013
9:44 AM

Post #9461293

Very pretty, Jen...I finally had crocus open!

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2013
11:08 AM

Post #9461419

YAY
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

March 29, 2013
7:32 PM

Post #9466353

More than peeking. Yahoo. Patti

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DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 29, 2013
7:37 PM

Post #9466356

Very nice, Patti! Exciting!
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

March 29, 2013
8:04 PM

Post #9466372

Thanks, makes you miss a good NE spring. Here are a couple of collages from to days blooms. Patti

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 29, 2013
11:17 PM

Post #9466443

wow tulips!!!!
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

March 30, 2013
12:24 AM

Post #9466453

I did a little dance when I saw them popping open. Can't wait to see what open up tomorrow. Have to check the bloom dates from last year but think we are a week behind. Patti

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 30, 2013
1:53 AM

Post #9466464

Beautiful Jen & Patti! Thank you I needed that. :)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 30, 2013
2:08 AM

Post #9466467

We are behind.
Debi-k and I went to our fav.garden center and the owner said everything is late.
No wonder I was about to take the bridge.
I have helebores almost open and a few crocus plus iris ret.
Maybe today .Its going to be in the high 50's nearly all next week.
#1 RHUBARB
#2spotted pink helebore
#3 early purple crocus
#4
Cloth of Gold

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 30, 2013
2:20 AM

Post #9466472

Nice Jo!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 30, 2013
5:06 AM

Post #9466511

very nice!!.. I need some cloth of gold!!.. the yellows always stand out this time of year

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 30, 2013
5:12 AM

Post #9466514

C o G is an ancient variety.Found in Turkey 1525.The buds have a purple stripe from stem to tip.
There is a teeny white one that looks the same.
I am out to do battle with rabbits and deer.Ate newly emerged tulips.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 30, 2013
5:13 AM

Post #9466516

something ate my neighbors crocus .. was digging all around them

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 30, 2013
5:46 AM

Post #9466546

Very nice to see your blooms, Patti & Jo...yes, the yellow really perks up the landscape. Brent & Becky's spring bulb catalog came yesterday...I've been circling some that I really 'need'!

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 30, 2013
9:44 AM

Post #9466737

Aha! They haven't discovered my new address yet. I don't "need" anything, out here. What I need is a cool place to store resting Amaryllis, etc.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 1, 2013
6:37 AM

Post #9468376

finally some blooms, first couple crocus of the year, hellebore buds, and the always year round dependable stone flowers:)

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 1, 2013
6:45 AM

Post #9468389

pretty, Bill.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 1, 2013
7:54 AM

Post #9468500

How nice to see!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 1, 2013
9:51 AM

Post #9468622

Tete a tete and other daffs almost there

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debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 1, 2013
9:54 AM

Post #9468630

I was happy to see my ret iris blooming yesterday, not one bloomed last year with the warm spring.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 1, 2013
10:11 AM

Post #9468651

It's disappointing when the flowers skip a year

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

April 1, 2013
11:28 AM

Post #9468741

Very nice, Bill and Jen!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 1, 2013
11:52 AM

Post #9468763

The daffs are pretty...

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

April 1, 2013
12:46 PM

Post #9468833

love daffs!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 2, 2013
3:25 AM

Post #9469421

harry is showing off this year.. for once.. usually only get one or two catkins

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 2, 2013
3:31 AM

Post #9469423

Nice Bill!
I love Tete a tete, it's one of my favorites!
Nice Allison!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

April 2, 2013
4:39 AM

Post #9469444

Cool tree Allison!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 2, 2013
5:18 AM

Post #9469482

Harry is very cool!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 2, 2013
9:32 AM

Post #9469695

Love it Allison
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

April 2, 2013
10:40 AM

Post #9469772

I'm looking forward to the day my Harry is full like yours. Haven't seen any catkins on mine yet.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 2, 2013
2:44 PM

Post #9469979

Mary Gay Lirette Daff, 1st phase is yellow will slowly turn peach

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 2, 2013
2:46 PM

Post #9469980

1st bloom opened on Daphne, wondering why leaves are turning brown ??????

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RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 2, 2013
3:31 PM

Post #9470011

If they're like my Daphne, I'd guess its because they were battered by excessive cold and winds this winter. You got pretty blooms, though, Jen.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 2, 2013
6:01 PM

Post #9470150

I have to other Harry trees.. this is the only one with that many.. the one in the back is really big.. grafted on other roots... throws tons of suckers every year.. the one in the photo I bought as a twig rooted on it's own.. so much better.. guess it's worth the wait for something the way it should be

nice blooms Jen!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 3, 2013
5:36 AM

Post #9470468

Mary Gay is lovely...
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 3, 2013
6:10 AM

Post #9470499

hate those suckers on the harry's.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 4, 2013
2:53 AM

Post #9471381

me too Bill.. so glad 1 is only like that.. and the other two are rooted on there own... worth it to have curly suckers then.. and I bought those for $3.00 I think
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 4, 2013
5:33 AM

Post #9471456

both of mine are grafted - finally trimmed up the bottom branches last fall so I can get at the suckers easier.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 4, 2013
7:01 PM

Post #9472221

yeah last year I was lying down almost to get them out.. good idea Bill .. thanks!!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 5, 2013
5:25 AM

Post #9472467

I was so I cut out and trimmed back the red emperor or what ever the red one is called so I did not have to do that anymore -

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 5, 2013
8:03 PM

Post #9473247

Pulmonaria, crocus thru sedum, daffs, snails and Easter egg, Arabis Snowcap, daff in sunlight

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 6, 2013
2:48 AM

Post #9473379

Gorgeous Jen!
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 6, 2013
3:36 AM

Post #9473390

I like #2 best

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 6, 2013
3:45 AM

Post #9473391

nice shots Jen!!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

April 6, 2013
5:56 AM

Post #9473462

I like the sedum with the crocus too, but all are very pretty, Jen.

We are traveling through the Shenandoah Valley this morning. It is cold (high 30s) but sunny and lovely. I have 2 deliveries of plants to Conn on Monday...very exciting. We also have not yet seen Spring in our new place in Conn, so that will be fun too. It will take a bit of settling in at both places, but then I can play. I am feeling so much better this year on the trip compared to being so terribly ill and scared last year. YAY!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 6, 2013
5:59 AM

Post #9473468

Thank God, Louise! So good to hear...That is a pretty striped crocus, Jen.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 6, 2013
6:08 AM

Post #9473482

Enjoy your ride home, stay safe and the flowers should be blooming for you @ your new home!!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

April 6, 2013
11:21 AM

Post #9473736

Glad to hear, Louise. Very, very glad you can enjoy the ride home.

Nice, Jen

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 8, 2013
11:39 AM

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