Texas Gardening forum: April Blooms

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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Apr 20, 2010 7:14 PM CST
Prairie Phlox is in full bloom now.

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Apr 20, 2010 7:49 PM CST

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Awww...they're so sweet looking! Are they "on time" or late this year? So many of mine plants are late.
Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Apr 20, 2010 8:20 PM CST
I think it usually starts blooming in April, so it's probably on time. I have plants that usually just put on leaves and bloom, but had to come back from the roots this year that will most likely be VERY late this year.
This one is also not late, Natchez Mock Orange.

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Apr 20, 2010 8:42 PM CST

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Mine's blooming too, mock orange that is, but it's late too for here. The salvias are just starting to fillout and be covered with blooms. Brunfesia is blooming. Thought I'd lost it.
Name: Veronica Dykes
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BettyDee
Apr 20, 2010 9:08 PM CST
All that rain we received this winter has done wonders. This is a photo of a neighbors pasture...Sandy Land Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush, Drummond Phlox and Toad Flax.

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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Apr 20, 2010 9:20 PM CST

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beautiful!
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Apr 20, 2010 9:47 PM CST
Nature is celebrating April! Lovely, BTW!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Apr 22, 2010 6:58 AM CST

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Hot Lips being crowded out by White Mist Flower

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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Apr 22, 2010 7:40 AM CST

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Eternity brugmansia.....last night it was white!

Name: Veronica Dykes
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BettyDee
Apr 22, 2010 10:58 AM CST
The common name for this is propeller flower. The scientific name is rather long, Herbertia lahue var caerulea. The interesting thing about this subspecies that on a sunny day the flower petals curl up and close up by 2:00 or 3:00. The species stays open all day.

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Name: Veronica Dykes
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BettyDee
Apr 22, 2010 11:09 AM CST
It forms great big patches. I expected a great show this year because of all the rain, but so far, they have appeared in smalle rnumbers. The fence in the background in this photo is about 1/2 mile long and there were flowers all the way across the pasture.

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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Apr 24, 2010 9:29 PM CST
When I go driving around with my camera, I don't get that much done, mostly just taking pictures of wildlfowers.

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I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Apr 24, 2010 9:33 PM CST
I can't help myself. It's all so darn pretty this year!

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I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Apr 25, 2010 7:55 AM CST

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Love the field!

We're headed to the lake this morning. Taking my camera. Hope to get a few shots of wildflowers before they're covered by grasses
Name: Sherill Hensley
Fort Worth, TX
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bluesmaven
Apr 25, 2010 7:52 PM CST
My irises are going blooming crazy!

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Name: Sherill Hensley
Fort Worth, TX
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bluesmaven
Apr 25, 2010 7:56 PM CST
the front yard

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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Apr 27, 2010 12:37 PM CST
The wild dewberry & blackberry bushes have more blooms than I have ever seen this year!

May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Apr 27, 2010 12:43 PM CST
and the salvia lyrata

May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Apr 27, 2010 12:50 PM CST
The clover flowerheads are enormous!

May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Apr 27, 2010 1:10 PM CST
I'll have to take my camera with me on my next drive! When I get close to home, the county roads are full of colorful wildflowers ~ that song from the Wizard of Oz comes into my head every time! You know the one..... when they get close to the emerald city and the field of wildflowers! ♫That song...... LOL Whistling


May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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