Spring Flowers Are Blooming

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  1. Yvonne Smith

    Yvonne Smith Very Well-Known Member
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    At least here in the South, we have trees that are in blossom everywhere, and flowers that are starting to show off their beauty as well.
    Right now, the dogwoods are all in bloom, in both the pink and the white variety, and some of the tulip trees have already blossoms and lost all of their petals in the last few rainstorms we have had.
    Bobby and I walked around the front yard today, looking to see if any new flowers might be sarting to bud out, and were pleased to find tiny buds on most of the roses, as well as one iris that looks like it will bloom this year.
    The azaleas are in the midst of blooming, and some are not quite opened up yet. The new tulips that I planted early this spring have blossomed out, and they are beautiful ! I am looking forward to these spreading and coming back each year.
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    Where's all the pictures of those beautiful flowers, etc. Yvonne? What color are your tulips? There's nothing like Spring and the earth starting to bloom forth in so many amazing colors. I hope you will share some of the beauty you are seeing with us all. :)
     
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    So good to hear that spring has come at last to some places on the mainland. The flowers are so lovely!
     
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    My roses are blooming already. That's the only flowers I have now. Because of the drought and my travels, I keep my yard simple as possible.
     
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    When I was putting the seeds in the other day, I noticed the jasmine is starting to bud. Some of the trees are blooming nearby, and although some of the trees stay green year round, I'm seeing new growth on the pecan tree out back.
     
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    I just took these 3 pics this morning. All my rose bushes were cut down to about 6 inches maybe 2 months ago.
    The little teacup rose bush in memory of my husband has grown really fast. I'm thinking I need to put something decorative on the dirt up front, then I think...why waste my money!

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    I also need to straighten the ADT sign but the dirt is sooo hard here that I can't .
     
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    Your roses are FANTABULOUS , @Chrissy Page ! ! Those are just awesomely beautiful roses. I agree that it does not make much sense to try and do anything with the dirt when they keep having the water shortages in California, and you are gone sometimes and would not be there to water as much as it would need if the whole thing were planted.
    To straighten up your sign, what I usually do is take the hose, turn it on really slow, and then just soak the area right where the sign is at.
    It will take a while since it is just dribbling enough to get that one spot wet.
    As the ground get wetter, you can wiggle the ADT sign a bit, and that will help the water to seep in. Before long, it should get wet enough right there that you can straighten up the sign, pack the dirt back around it, and let it dry out again.
    Hope that helps !
     
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    Thanks Yvonne, I'll give it a try. Stupid sign bothers me.
     
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    Yesterday, we were out working in the yard, and found some Moonflower seed pods, and they had seeds in them. Today, I started 3 of the seeds in the little Sprout Aerogarden, and also 8 more of the dinosaur kale in there. This should help it to grow better, and I can for sure tell which is the kale this time.
    Everything grows so much better in the aerogardens, and I can enjoy watching things grow. I love the Aerogardens !
    I moved the pepper plants out of the large Bounty Aerogarden, and into planters this morning. We had that cold snap and had to bring all of the tomatoes and watermelon back in the house last week. Since it is supposed to be down to 34 this weekend, we won't put anything back outside until it warms up again next week, and then (hopefully) we should be past all of the 30+ cold nights for this year's growing season.
    I really enjoy the Moonflower vines, and they just look so delicate and unreal when they bloom, and the scent is heavenly, too.

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    image.jpg Today, a few more roses on my hubby's memorial rose bush. Still haven't straightened the sign. :(

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    Oops, don't know what went wrong but I can barely feel my fingers. With the ice and the cleaning the top of fridge my fingers hurt, need to buy rubber gloves.
     
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    Here is a side of my back yard, it's pretty symmetrical, same thing on the other side.

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    I used to have flowers planted in the dirt where the bushes and tree are, it's a circle on both sides of the patio but I don't bother anymore.
     
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    image.jpg image.jpg Today.....
     
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    Yvonne is the moonflower as invasive as morning glory?
     
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    Thanks, I love my husbands rose, it just grows and blooms like crazy.
     
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    I don't know if it would be invasive or not, @Ruby Begonia . I have always just planted the vines in the spring, enjoyed the flowers, and then harvested the seeds in the fall when I found them.
    Since the moonflower does not have very many seeds per blossom, I think that it would not spread like morning Glory.
    Except for the wild morning glory, which is super invasive; I have never had any problems with morning glory spreading either.
    Maybe, I get enough of the seed pods before they drop; but I only had one little volunteer glory come up this year, and it was right in the planting container; so I was very happy to see it sprouting in there.
     
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    That's it Yvonne! It's the wild morning glory so hard to get rid of, I forgot.
     
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