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Spring Plants and Flowers

By NEILMUIR1
April 3, 2010

The majesty of spring always seems a long time coming, but then suddenly it is upon us in its full glory. Once there was hardly anything, but now it is hard to keep up with the awe-inspiring sights that appear everywhere.

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Apr 2, 2010 6:09 PM CST

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I love the pictures and the formatting of your articles. Very nice and a pleasure to read!
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Apr 2, 2010 6:32 PM CST
Dear Dave, I really do not know what to say about your comments, stunned and taken aback is the least at the moment!
I wish more people would read or look at them, as I put stuff on daily for the cubits and work hard on the Articles.
The biggest help was when you put the Article size down in edit, then I could see what I was doing. It was very hard doing it on a 27" iMac and trying to visualize what it would look like on a laptop.
When I did the beta test on the Chelsea Flower Show, it looked like I could get lots of pictures on one line, until I tried to see it on my wife's Mac book. I have learnt since, down to you and Zanymuse.
Thank you for your comments. I am sure my mother will be delighted for I did the photo work for her needlepoint collection on Sharrans decorative stitches forum on sewing.
A picture for Trish and your goodself, that is not on the Article!
Regards.
Neil.

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Apr 2, 2010 6:49 PM CST

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Lovely buds. I have a Magnolia 'Ann' on order and it'll arrive on Tuesday, can't wait!

Keep at it. The time you're spending putting together your articles is not a waste, because even if only 50 people view it today, it will continue to be present in your cubit from here out. Every day a trickle of people will continue to read each of your articles and that number will increase. In a year from now, each article may have been read a thousand times or more.

Cheers!!
Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
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bsavage
Apr 2, 2010 6:51 PM CST
Neil, what a lovely article and absolutely gorgeous photos! I am green with envy over your earlier spring, but you give us hope, and fill us with happy anticipation for our spring, which will be glorious! Keep up the good work, so many of us really enjoy your cubits, photos, recipes, and of course, your perspective!

Brenda
Name: Sue
Southeast Arizona
grmesue
Apr 2, 2010 9:09 PM CST
Neil, Thanks you so much for this great article. I feel like I am getting to know you. I will be back again and again for these pictures. So many beautiful things that are not real happy in my climate so I can enjoy through your photos. Please make a "scratch and sniff patch" for the Hyacinths! I grow them in containers and they never get very big!
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Apr 3, 2010 4:06 AM CST
Dear grmesue, thank you for your most kind comments. I will keep trying to get everyone some pictures they enjoy. I do have one member that has asked for a sniff and taste patch on my recipe forum.
Unfortunately that may be a few years to in the making yet. unless you ask Dave nicely as he seems to be able to fix most things!
Kind Regards.
Watch out for more.
Neil.
p.s. it is blowing a gale here!
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a (Zone 5a)
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cececoogan
Apr 3, 2010 7:16 AM CST
awesome
the faster I go, the behinder I get
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
Apr 3, 2010 7:21 AM CST
Dear Cherie, thank you! I have also redone the Chelsea Flower Show Article as I did it as a Beta Test. You can now enlarge the photos and see Chelsea in its full glory and it has links!
Chelsea Flower Show! Click here
An American plant at Chelsea!
Regards.
Neil.

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Name: Connie
Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9a)
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Petalpants
Apr 3, 2010 8:06 AM CST
Fantastic flower photos and article, Neil... Loved it!
Connie
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Apr 3, 2010 8:17 AM CST
Dear Connie, Thank you very much. I will do some more just got to do a lot of work on things!
Hope the family are well.
Happy Easter.
Regards.
Neil.
Name: Judi Darin
Portland, Oregon
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portland1
Apr 3, 2010 9:25 AM CST
Nice photos!
"Give me again o nature your primal sanities."
Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Apr 3, 2010 5:34 PM CST
I really enjoy your articles, Neil. Don't worry about them not being read. I can assure you that they are.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Apr 4, 2010 8:14 AM CST

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irisarian said:I really enjoy your articles, Neil. Don't worry about them not being read. I can assure you that they are.


I agree Look at all the replies this thread garnered, for example. You're on the right track Neil!
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Apr 4, 2010 10:50 AM CST
Dear Dave, thank you for you comments and support. It has spurred me on to newer and better things!
A friend told me he was surprised to see a picture of my wife and my lupin picture on the BBC Chelsea page, so was I.
So I had a look and sure enough there was my wife on the first page with the Delphiniums behind her at Chelsea and my Lupin picture, with my name on as well. Shock being on the BBC!
I cannot remember putting these on, and my friend was searching for cubits and my Chelsea Article here is the url for the BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/chelsea/photos/pictures_colour.shtml
Going out this morning my mothers friend also has tree ferns, but hers have suffered over the winter. So it was great to see a new frond in the process of unfurling, an amazing sight!
So for Trish and your goodself here is a Dicksonia antarctica with its first frond, all other leaves having been lost.
It is like the Dawn of Time seeing this. To watch one is awe inspiring as there are fossils of these over 150 million years old.
Regards.
Neil.

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Apr 4, 2010 11:32 AM CST

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Great photo!!
Name: Susan
Zone 5b (Zone 5b)

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gardenersdetective
Apr 4, 2010 2:29 PM CST
Stunning, thanks for sharing
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
Apr 4, 2010 2:42 PM CST
Dear Susan, thank you. Here is another one of it!
Regards.
Neil.


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Name: Brenda
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bsavage
Apr 4, 2010 6:44 PM CST
Neil, those photos of the ferns are spectacular! Life in progress. Beautiful.
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
Apr 4, 2010 6:56 PM CST
Dear Brenda, I was quite pleased the ladies tree ferns had survived, but to get the photos of them was an added bonus!
I admit to being pleased by them, although only in thumbnails at first on my iMac. However when I clicked on one and it came out full size on a 27 inch screen, I was a bit astonished!
The picture quality at that size was amazing, but I am pleased I put them on for somebody to see.
As I have some more I might put some in another Article as I think people would like to see them!
It is not every day you see a tree fern emerging!
Kindest Regards.
Neil.
Name: Sarah
London\Kent Border
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sarahmuir
Apr 5, 2010 3:37 AM CST
Brenda, Neil mentions you quite a lot! Especially when he is cooking something totally British.
He is always taking pictures, I have told him he is going to wear the cubit out. But he says he like to put up to date pictures on as people like them. I must admit he was busy yesterday with the pictures, now with these ferns I can see why. The second one is amazing!
He had to back up his pictures last night to his external hard drive, hours later it had still not finished Rolling on the floor laughing
It keeps him quiet though.
He is cooking me roast lamb today with all the trimmings and he does make OK gravy Hurray! Drooling
Sarah (Neils wife). Rolling my eyes.
You do not own a cat, they own you!

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