Pacific Coast Gardening forum: What's blooming in April....

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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 9, 2013 11:13 AM CST
Geranium 'Glitter' ...
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Miscellaneous geraniums....

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Erodium 'Sweetheart'...
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Geranium...

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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Apr 9, 2013 3:01 PM CST
Ooooo, I really like 'glitter' and the Erodium 'sweetheart'! I'll have to keep a look out for those.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 9, 2013 5:21 PM CST
I keep the erodium in pots...it seems to have a tendency to die out on me, but reseeds here and there outside the pots .
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Apr 9, 2013 7:43 PM CST
I tried it between stepping stones...NOT. Now I have 1 in a pot and it thrives.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Apr 10, 2013 1:31 PM CST
Same here, geraniums blooming as well Smiling
Pel. crispum 'Prince Rupert'
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Pel.hortorum 'Vancouver Centennial', this one now much more actively blooming as well, since it started last month:
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Lampranthus Pink Kaboom still blooming:
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Still some tulips & daffodils popping up:

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Sedum sieboldii also blooming nicely:


My recently acquired Hoya shooting star last March 2013 is finally doing its lovely display as well:
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 10, 2013 2:05 PM CST
All nice! Ah, Spring!
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
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tarev
Apr 12, 2013 6:22 PM CST
Just took another photo of Pel. crispum 'Prince Rupert'..looks like a nice duo Big Grin And I just noticed that there is some red growth in the middle on the bloom to the right..never saw that last year..so are those pistils? Blinking

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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 16, 2013 8:07 AM CST
Gertrude Jekyll rose is waking up....


I believe this one is Golden Wings (or Golden Showers)...it was given to me some years ago....

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Libertia...

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"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Apr 17, 2013 9:38 AM CST
Some more blooms, surviving the windy days:
Calandrina Spectabilis
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Salvia May night
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Pelargonium tri color
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 17, 2013 11:00 AM CST
My calendrinias are not blooming yet......
Scented pelargonium Dr. Livingston / Skeleton Rose...


Lemon-scented pel....specific name unknown....
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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 17, 2013 11:16 AM CST
Wow! I went out to dig a plant and I see that one of my 'Frank Birch' cistus has popped open all of his blooms! I really think this has to be my favorite cistus...
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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
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tarev
Apr 17, 2013 11:28 AM CST
Always fun to see lovely surprises Hurray!
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 17, 2013 11:30 AM CST
Usually I go out each morning and 'scout'...checking to see what may bloom, but i was busy this a.m. and this one caught me totally off guard...lol..I did a double-take.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
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tarev
Apr 17, 2013 11:32 AM CST
I do same thing plus these past few days removing fallen tree limbs with this strong winds..ah, finally things will settle down tomorrow!
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 18, 2013 9:38 AM CST
First bloom on my lavender pel....dainty flower...large bush....
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It's just an indescribably wonderful morning here.....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener Xeriscape
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tarev
Apr 18, 2013 9:41 AM CST
Very pretty Lovey dubby
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 18, 2013 12:32 PM CST
I'm liking this color more and more...especially now that it's gaining some size and I can see that I won't keep it as a 'pot' plant. It came from either weegy or Donna (SoCal)...
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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener Xeriscape
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tarev
Apr 19, 2013 11:12 AM CST
Indoor plants continuously holding its blooms or making 2nd round of blooms:

Amaryllis bloom stalk #2 is starting to bloom:
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Phal Baldan's Kaleidoscope has been in bloom since Oct 2012, with one spike remaining in bloom:
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Noid Phal in bloom Feb to Sept 2012, and sent a rebloom spike in Jan 2013, still holding its bloom, one bud remaining to open:
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 19, 2013 11:24 AM CST
Beautiful.....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 20, 2013 10:50 AM CST
Yay! My first small blooms on my young echium gentianoides 'Tajinaste'.. I never feel secure until I've gotten some seeds from a new plant...just in case...lol..
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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
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