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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Jan 13, 2014 8:37 AM CST
All of my Summer Snowflakes, Leucojum aestivum are popping out of the ground and some are even blooming! They are right on time. These guys usually get me raring to go for Spring.

Anyone else seeing new growth and blooms?

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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Jan 13, 2014 10:31 AM CST
I've been sick with the flu. I need to go check on my hellebore but other than that I am not really expecting anything till spring. I did not realize 'Summer Snowflakes' bloom in the middle of winter. LOL. Do they self seed or spread?
Susan

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Jan 13, 2014 10:46 AM CST
They spread (bulbs), I've never had any success getting seed out of them even with hand pollinating. They tripled in quantity in about 5 years.
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
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virginiarose
Jan 13, 2014 10:50 AM CST
Sounds good, thanks! I tip my hat to you.
Susan

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Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Jan 13, 2014 12:41 PM CST
Hope you're feeling better Susan.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Jan 13, 2014 12:51 PM CST
Ditto! If you have an International Foods section in your grocery store see if they have Badia Hibiscus Sorrel Tea. It's an awesome tasting tart tea that will warm you up all over and clear your sinuses. It's made from the calyxes of Hibiscus sabdariffa. I grow out about 10 plants every year and harvest the calyx's in the fall then dry in my dehydrator.
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Jan 13, 2014 1:39 PM CST
@abhege Thanks!

@Xeramtheum, fabulious! You must be reading my mind because I just turned on the tea kettle. All I have is the SLEEPYTIME celestial seasonings herb tea. It does not seem to have any Sorrel in there? Confused I mainly just wanted something hot, Sticking tongue out

I will check on the 'Badia Hibiscus Sorrel Tea' when I go to Farm Fresh, I know they have a International Food Section.
Susan

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Jan 13, 2014 1:40 PM CST
It's in the Hispanic section. If you like lemony tea you'll love this!
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
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virginiarose
Jan 13, 2014 2:27 PM CST
Thanks, I think I will!
Susan

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Alya
Jan 13, 2014 2:53 PM CST
Hi,


Thanks for the tip about 'Badia Hibiscus Sorrel Tea'. I shall try it too.

I have got a yellow rose blooming this time of the year. The flowers are almost gone but it has got another bud.

The primulas and polyhanta's are in bloom as well as the Kaffir Lilies in pinks reds and whites. The pansies are in flower too.

The cyclamens are beautiful in full bloom at the front garden. But the ones at the back garden has got lots of leaves but no flowers. Yet the back garden is more secluded that the front!?!

The Christmas box bush is in bloom with very nice scent.

My May flowering oriental Lilies are all popping out of the the ground too. These are too early indeed. And I am afraid that later snow/ frost will get them.

The Cerinthe has got its usual nodding "purple ends at the very top of the stems.

But there is no sign of the late winter flowering snowflakes nor the crocuses yet. Something is not right! The dwarf bulbous rockery Irises have got their leaves . They are the ones who will flower first at the end of February early in the bulbs section well before the winter Aconites.

Keep well.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Jan 13, 2014 3:24 PM CST
Hi Alya, where are you located?
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
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virginiarose
Jan 13, 2014 3:26 PM CST
Welcome! Alya Welcome!
Susan

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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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Jan 13, 2014 6:49 PM CST

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Welcome! Alya
Susan feel better soon.
Ann nothing here yet waiting for the Witch Hazel and Hellebore.
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Jan 17, 2014 12:24 PM CST
Anne, nothing here but snow cover in some areas. I have to go and check the south side of the house where I usually have my first action. Rolling on the floor laughing

Alya, Welcome! Welcome! !

Susan, are you falling apart on us? Drooling
Get well soon!! You have a lot to do. Hope this allium pic cheer you up !
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Jan 17, 2014 4:12 PM CST
Thanks Bob and Mike! I am slowly getting it together. The Allium pic is beautiful. Drooling Hurray! Thumbs up
Susan

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jan 17, 2014 4:19 PM CST
I found Snowdrops today.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jan 17, 2014 4:42 PM CST
In my side garden around the fountain.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Jan 17, 2014 5:07 PM CST
How about a picture?
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jan 18, 2014 5:03 AM CST
This years january bloom

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Earlier 2010 but Feb 22




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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Jan 18, 2014 7:58 AM CST
Jo Ann, we will take that. I checked yesterday. There's nothing popping up yet. Crying
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