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Title: In Bloom Today
Post by: bayou girl on Sep 30, 2015, 10:45:35 PM
I thought this would be better than summer/fall/winter blooms... since we are all kind of hit and miss with posting them, but I like looking at everyone else's, so here is mine to share.

I have 3... actually they are fading today but were at their peak earlier this week...

hurricane lilies
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/Jiffymouse/2015/0917150908-1-1.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Jiffymouse/media/2015/0917150908-1-1.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/Jiffymouse/2015/0920151824a-1-1.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Jiffymouse/media/2015/0920151824a-1-1.jpg.html)

mandevilla
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/Jiffymouse/2015/0917150909a.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Jiffymouse/media/2015/0917150909a.jpg.html)

native morning glories aka bindweed
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/Jiffymouse/2015/0917150909-1.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Jiffymouse/media/2015/0917150909-1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: sunsoaker on Sep 30, 2015, 10:57:35 PM
I like the hurricane lilies. They're cool
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: Tina on Sep 30, 2015, 11:57:37 PM
Very nice.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bestofour on Oct 01, 2015, 03:06:38 PM
Jen, the hurricane lillies you sent me are blooming too.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bayou girl on Oct 01, 2015, 09:22:13 PM
Jen, the hurricane lillies you sent me are blooming too.
sheri, you are the only person i sent them to who has said theirs are blooming.  i'm glad they are.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bestofour on Oct 04, 2015, 03:34:15 PM
The rain has taken care of those blooms.  Rained too hard for too long and beat them to death.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bayou girl on Oct 05, 2015, 08:19:22 PM
we still have plenty.  even with the rain.  and the tea olive is blooming.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bestofour on Dec 16, 2015, 04:42:03 PM
My entire yard is blooming today just like it's April or May.  I hope it blooms again when it's REALLY April and May.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: duh on Jan 01, 2016, 08:57:49 AM
my rosemary is blooming and so are the confederate jasmine.  Really weird for January.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bestofour on Jan 01, 2016, 11:05:36 AM
Jasmine, iris, daffodils are blooming here.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: duh on Jan 02, 2016, 04:24:45 PM
daffodils?  wow crazy weather.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bestofour on Jan 05, 2016, 10:12:11 PM
It has been crazy.  Really cold today.  Spring will be interesting.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: duh on Feb 12, 2016, 05:12:03 AM
The indoor plants are blooming and the daffodils are coming up.  I look forward to their bright yellow faces.  I was tempted by the tulips at WalMart.  if the voles, moles, and squirrels didn't gobble them right up I'd probably get a few.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: duh on Mar 18, 2016, 09:45:34 PM
The confederate jasmine, the other leggy yellow plant and the daffodils are all blooming I've got to figure out the camera thing.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bayou girl on Mar 19, 2016, 10:48:31 PM
right now i have my tulip magnolia (or japanese poplar or whatever the heck it is called), carolina jessamine, pine trees, azaleas, and i don't know what all else.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: duh on Mar 22, 2016, 08:09:03 AM
my azaleas died.  I don't think I gave them enough additives for the soil here.

The plum tree is in full bloom.  I wish I had another one so I could get plums.  It wants to cross pollinate.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: duh on Mar 28, 2016, 11:51:37 PM
the first tulip outside has bloomed.  I almost missed it among all the weeds.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: duh on Apr 17, 2017, 10:29:48 AM
Trying to keep potted snap dragons alive but it gets so hot they droop and I'm afraid to water them in the heat of the day.  Does anyone else have this problem?
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bayou girl on Apr 17, 2017, 10:20:10 PM
sit the pot in a plate/bowl of water and let them suck it up from the bottom as needed.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: duh on Apr 18, 2017, 11:52:33 AM
The dish dries out faster than the plant does.  But maybe I could do that during the heat of the day.  Thanks for the tip.  I really need to get out there with the camera.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bestofour on Sep 22, 2017, 11:00:49 AM
Bulbs from Jiffy.  (http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL145/2152270/23823082/413560930.jpg)
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: Tina on Sep 22, 2017, 01:23:06 PM
Hurricane lilies!
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bayou girl on Sep 22, 2017, 10:06:26 PM
Hurricane lilies!
they are so beautiful!  Thank you for sharing Sheri!
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bestofour on Sep 23, 2017, 11:13:46 AM
Appropriately named.  And they are fierce like a hurricane.  They come up even though they're under landscape fabric.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bestofour on May 08, 2018, 10:06:23 AM
(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL145/2152270/23823082/413881727.jpg)


(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL145/2152270/23823082/413881726.jpg)


(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL145/2152270/23823082/413881725.jpg)

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL145/2152270/23823082/413881724.jpg)

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL145/2152270/23823082/413881723.jpg)
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: Tina on May 08, 2018, 02:46:42 PM
Spring is with you!  Beautiful.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bayou girl 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.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bestofour 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.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bayou girl 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.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bestofour 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.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bestofour 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.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bayou girl 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.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bestofour 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.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bestofour on May 15, 2018, 03:01:21 PM
(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL145/2152270/23823082/413892902.jpg)
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: Dianna on May 15, 2018, 05:14:04 PM
What is it? It is pretty. Lantana?
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bayou girl on May 15, 2018, 09:33:31 PM
sheri, you are doing an amazing job of posting pictures.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bestofour 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.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: Tina on May 16, 2018, 12:33:44 PM
Verbena?
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bestofour on May 16, 2018, 10:58:45 PM
Not verbena
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: Tina on May 16, 2018, 11:51:22 PM
OK.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bestofour on May 19, 2018, 09:30:16 AM
I love the color of this hydrangea before it turns blue.

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL145/2152270/23823082/413898442.jpg)

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 :)

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL145/2152270/23823082/413898444.jpg)
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: Tina on May 19, 2018, 10:49:04 AM
Very pretty.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bestofour on May 19, 2018, 09:45:51 PM
the gardenias smell so good.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bayou girl on May 20, 2018, 11:11:30 PM
i really like it!
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bestofour 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.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: sunsoaker 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.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bayou girl 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!
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: Tina 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.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: sunsoaker on May 22, 2018, 11:01:46 PM
Thanks. I'll try pinching the tops.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bestofour 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.

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL145/2152270/23823082/413947563.jpg)

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL145/2152270/23823082/413947561.jpg)

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL145/2152270/23823082/413947560.jpg)

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL145/2152270/23823082/413947559.jpg)

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL145/2152270/23823082/413947558.jpg)

Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: Tina on Jul 08, 2018, 04:00:31 PM
Pretty!
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bayou girl on Jul 08, 2018, 09:06:51 PM
very lovely.  All weeded, and looking good.  all the pictures i've taken have been in the midst of weeds.  every last one.
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bestofour on Jul 12, 2018, 11:40:53 AM
(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL145/2152270/23823082/413951392.jpg)
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bayou girl on Jul 12, 2018, 10:37:58 PM
:ThumbUp:
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bayou girl on Aug 08, 2018, 10:04:11 PM
I actually have a photo of a plant that is blooming today!  Uploaded and ready to share!!

I was getting ready to cut down my crepe myrtle, i was sure it was dead.  Then, I came home from work to this :BigGrin:
(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1305/13770939/24814249/413971471.jpg)
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: sunsoaker on Aug 08, 2018, 10:50:34 PM
I love crepe myrtles
Title: Re: In Bloom Today
Post by: bestofour on Aug 09, 2018, 08:50:29 PM
Pretty Jen and me too Barb.  They're lovely through the horrible heat.