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Re: In Bloom Today
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2018, 02:46:42 PM »
Spring is with you!  Beautiful.
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Re: In Bloom Today
« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2018, 09:12:55 PM »
pretty.  i have blooms, i just haven't posted.  i have to see what's out there tomorrow and post.  other than my rose. i have one rose that is dynamite about blooming, nearly all year long.
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Re: In Bloom Today
« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2018, 02:03:23 PM »
Thanks.  I have something in my yard that smells delicious.  I've always called it a privette shrub but have no idea what it really is.  The flowers remind me of a butterfly bush.  Wish it would bloom forever.

Jen do you have a problem with Japanese beetles on your roses?  Some years they eat mine to death.

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Re: In Bloom Today
« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2018, 09:22:30 PM »
sheri, take a picture of your blooming plant. i want one. i want to fill my yard with plants that bloom and/or smell good.  you know, the think about my roses is that i don't pay a whole lot of attention to them.  not nearly enough, that's for sure.  and right now, they are not where i can.  i've got to weed and mulch around them.  but i have one blooming today.  as well as some amaryllis type blooms.  i'll try to get a picture up.  and i have easter lilies that are going to bloom soon.
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Re: In Bloom Today
« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2018, 08:27:39 PM »
I'll get a picture as soon as I feel like walking out there.  I can smell it from the door.  It's delicious.

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Re: In Bloom Today
« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2018, 06:23:14 PM »
Jen, thanks for  responding to my text and identifying the shrub or is it a tree?  Wish it would root.

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Re: In Bloom Today
« Reply #31 on: May 14, 2018, 09:31:53 PM »
sheri, look online, there are instructions for rooting it. i wish i had one, and one day, i'll buy one. they smell heavenly and will bloom all winter in a mild year here.
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Re: In Bloom Today
« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2018, 10:39:01 AM »
Interesting that they're big as trees and I've never noticed them before because I walk through and  we take Lightening McQueen through what we call Colt's race track all the time.

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Re: In Bloom Today
« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2018, 03:01:21 PM »

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Re: In Bloom Today
« Reply #34 on: May 15, 2018, 05:14:04 PM »
What is it? It is pretty. Lantana?
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Re: In Bloom Today
« Reply #35 on: May 15, 2018, 09:33:31 PM »
sheri, you are doing an amazing job of posting pictures.
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Re: In Bloom Today
« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2018, 09:16:36 AM »
It's not lantana.  Johnny and I bought a bulk volume of these seeds years and years ago and scattered them in a field we had cleared.  We didn't have the foresight to think that the field would grow back up and these short flowers would be mostly hidden.   They don't have a fragrance.

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Re: In Bloom Today
« Reply #37 on: May 16, 2018, 12:33:44 PM »
Verbena?
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Re: In Bloom Today
« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2018, 10:58:45 PM »
Not verbena

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Re: In Bloom Today
« Reply #39 on: May 16, 2018, 11:51:22 PM »
OK.
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Re: In Bloom Today
« Reply #40 on: May 19, 2018, 09:30:16 AM »
I love the color of this hydrangea before it turns blue.



I bought this big pot at Roses a few years back for $25.00 and planted all sorts of bulbs and perrinals in it so it blooms all year.  I bought another one and gave it to Ginger. Wish I'd kept it for myself :)



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Re: In Bloom Today
« Reply #41 on: May 19, 2018, 10:49:04 AM »
Very pretty.
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Re: In Bloom Today
« Reply #42 on: May 19, 2018, 09:45:51 PM »
the gardenias smell so good.

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Re: In Bloom Today
« Reply #43 on: May 20, 2018, 11:11:30 PM »
i really like it!
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Re: In Bloom Today
« Reply #44 on: May 21, 2018, 07:35:22 PM »
Jen will gardenias grow for you?  August Beauty gets really tall and full.  The ones in the distance in that last picture aren't August Beauty but they're some kind of dwarf gardenias and are double the size they were supposed to get.  They're evergreen so that's nice too.  I have August Beauty in the front of the house for privacy.

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Re: In Bloom Today
« Reply #45 on: May 21, 2018, 10:45:30 PM »
I need some advice on my brugmansia. I know it won't bloom until after the stalks/trunks split/branch, but how do you get them to branch. The only time it has branched and bloomed is when the workers dumped all the garbage from the gutters on it and it broke. I would sure like to see it bloom this year. As it is, if it does branch it will do it pretty high up as the stalks are about 3 ft. tall.
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Re: In Bloom Today
« Reply #46 on: May 22, 2018, 09:44:43 PM »
barb, i don't know how to get them to branch. i do know that if you can get it in the ground, and mulched really well, they will survive your winters outside.  They do here, and gramma had one on the bayou that was about 5' tall.

sheri, they do grow here. i just haven't gotten one in the ground because i can't make my mind up where i want it.  i've about decided though, so that's a plus. now i just have to get one.

today, i have easter lilies, roses, and sweet flag blooming.  i'd post pictures, but i'm not that far yet!
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Re: In Bloom Today
« Reply #47 on: May 22, 2018, 10:13:49 PM »
You can trim them. Cut or pinch the tips. They will branch below where you cut.
My brug was more than 15 foot tall and put out lovely flowers. I  lost it due to drought.
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Re: In Bloom Today
« Reply #48 on: May 22, 2018, 11:01:46 PM »
Thanks. I'll try pinching the tops.
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Re: In Bloom Today
« Reply #49 on: Jul 08, 2018, 03:01:57 PM »
It's been cooler, in the 80's, for 2 days and the flowers have perked up.