Garden Photos forum: Witch Hazel, Crocus & Bee :-) & Scenes from the Torture Chamber

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Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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DavidLMO
Feb 29, 2016 2:45 PM CST
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Witch Hazel

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Crocus - February 29 no less :-)

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Another Crocus with a Bee no less. Heh

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Seed starting in my Torture Chamber - Coconut & Mango

Seeking Feng Shui with my plants since 1976
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Mar 3, 2016 7:59 PM CST
witch hazel is pretty, how long does it bloom?

It will be interesting to see how the coconut does.

Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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DavidLMO
Mar 3, 2016 11:36 PM CST
This WH will bloom for ~ 2 weeks. Trouble is it STINKS. Seriously. It is an Arnold Promise intermedia. WH are sposed to smell sweet. I have 3 others but not quite blooming size. Two Vernalis and one Virginia/American.

I don't think the cocnut is gonna make it. Oh well. And so far this year I am failing with Mango. 2 have already trashed out on me.
Seeking Feng Shui with my plants since 1976
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
Frillylily
Mar 4, 2016 8:28 AM CST
well that is sad to hear about the coconut and mango. That would be interesting to see take off. I did not realize the WH smelled at all. I don't think I have seen any bees here yet this spring. I do have some violas and crocus blooming and daffs. So far my forsythia have not bloomed. I am afraid it will dump a foot of snow the first day of May and freeze everything.
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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DavidLMO
Mar 4, 2016 2:03 PM CST
Most Witch Hazel has a very pleasant sweet smell.

And yeah - on the early stuff get creamed. My fear is for the Magnolias and others that tend to bud/blossom early anyway.

BTW - I did not have my hopes up on the coconut anyway.
Seeking Feng Shui with my plants since 1976
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
Frillylily
Mar 4, 2016 3:21 PM CST
have you ever grown a coconut?

Oh, mine are peaches, apples ect freeze off.
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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Mar 4, 2016 6:20 PM CST
Nope. All kinds of other stuff including a pineapple. 2 years ago I grew 2 mangos to over a foot. Went and looked one day and both were keeled over dead.
Seeking Feng Shui with my plants since 1976
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
Frillylily
Mar 5, 2016 8:40 AM CST
wonder what killed them? that is strange.
how well did the pineapple do for you?
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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DavidLMO
Mar 5, 2016 11:47 AM CST
My pineapple was started last year ~ 6" and now ~ 18" and doing well. I actually got a pineapple seed to germinate and it got to about 3/4" and then keeled over dead. Only one but hehe - I did get one. nodding

I have ~ 2 - 3 dozen citrus etc from just starting to 2 years old. All my after dinner stuff. Fun.
Seeking Feng Shui with my plants since 1976

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