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Name: Char
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Char
May 1, 2016 5:01 AM CST

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Welcome to the Porch Swing!

Everyone is welcome to join us on the Porch Swing a thread where we talk about cooking, books, pets, birthdays, TV, things about the area where we live, anything that won't fit into the regular daylily forum. The subject is always changing.

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I walked around yesterday camera in hand hoping to get a pretty image for the new Porch Swing thread...nothing is blooming yet.
I came across this image of a Lady Slipper taken last June while looking through my image files. After seeing the yearly listing on our town email list for a group walk on a town trail to where they grow, I decided this was the year I was going to make the time, take a break from the garden and go. The trail took us through a large field and into heavy woods. About a mile later the darkness of the trees opened up to a sunny wet area where a narrow wooden boardwalk wove it's way through hundreds of blooming lady slippers. Simply magical! Here it is the first of May and I'm already anticipating seeing the email announcing the Lady Slipper Walk for this year. Many areas have local tours of various types. If you get a chance join one, not only will you have an opportunity to meet neighbors, learn something new, talk about a shared passion - in this case plants, but you will explore a local hidden gem you may never have known was there.

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
May 1, 2016 5:19 AM CST
Geez, I was posting & we had a power blip. Lost internet connection & it wouldn't start back up. Ended up having to restart the computer. Lost my post. So I'll just say lovely lady slipper & thanks for the new thread!
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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
May 1, 2016 7:12 AM CST
Beautiful picture of a lady slipper. Lady slippers remind me of my grandmother. She loved them, and every spring she would take me into the woodlands around our houses (she lived next door to me) to look for wildflowers.

The first thing that blooms in my garden besides the bulbs is the Erica carnea 'March Seedling' (heath). It has been blooming for about a week. It is often blooming through the snow. Here are two pictures taken yesterday:






Name: Jan
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philljm
May 1, 2016 7:28 AM CST
I have had a pair of Lenten Roses blooming since March. These were a transplant from PA last year, and so far I am impressed.

I also have a bleeding heart blooming. Smaller than previous years though. My daffodils finally bloomed in the last week or so, tulips are barely pushing buds up yet. One of my peonies has small buds and is leafed out, but the other two are just coming up, and my asparagus is just coming up.

My daylilies and iris are not happy - too cold, too damp, too grey.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
May 1, 2016 7:31 AM CST
It seems I recall the cold, damp, grey affecting your dl's and iris last year Jan and you lost more than a few?
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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
May 1, 2016 7:42 AM CST
philljm said:I have had a pair of Lenten Roses blooming since March. These were a transplant from PA last year, and so far I am impressed.

I also have a bleeding heart blooming. Smaller than previous years though. My daffodils finally bloomed in the last week or so, tulips are barely pushing buds up yet. One of my peonies has small buds and is leafed out, but the other two are just coming up, and my asparagus is just coming up.

My daylilies and iris are not happy - too cold, too damp, too grey.


I looked yesterday and couldn't find any signs of my lenten roses yet. My daffodils are in bud, but haven't bloomed yet, either. I only have the small bulbs such as crocus, chionodoxa, scilla and puschkinia. I don't have many tulips left. I stopped planting them because the deer and rabbits adore them as much as I do!

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Claudia
May 1, 2016 8:10 AM CST
Have always wanted some Lenten Roses but never have gotten any. Nothing blooming in my yard except dandelions! Hilarious!
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mcash70
May 1, 2016 9:22 AM CST
Claudia, just dandelions blooming here too. Hilarious! Although with the warm weather for the next couple of days the crabapple trees should burst into bloom. Hurray!
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May 1, 2016 9:55 AM CST
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Looked this morning for some flower pictures from the other day I can post. Since the theme seems to be whats blooming. Raining today.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
May 1, 2016 11:32 AM CST
Rita's blooming! Thumbs up

I have dl's blooming and scapes & scapes & scapes and my wildflowers are blooming, salvia is blooming and the butterfly bushes are budding up nicely, guara is blooming, trailing lantana is blooming and it's 90 degrees & humid because of the 1"+ of rain we had yesterday so I may not get out to take photos unless I feel like melting which at the moment is not on my agenda.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
May 1, 2016 11:42 AM CST
flaflwrgrl said:Rita's blooming! Thumbs up

I have dl's blooming and scapes & scapes & scapes and my wildflowers are blooming, salvia is blooming and the butterfly bushes are budding up nicely, guara is blooming, trailing lantana is blooming and it's 90 degrees & humid because of the 1"+ of rain we had yesterday so I may not get out to take photos unless I feel like melting which at the moment is not on my agenda.


That sounds like a lot of flowers soon to bloom at your house.

I have some stalks on my TB iris but it is way too early for daylily scapes.

The Azaleas are blooming, there are daffs and tulips here. I love spring.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
May 1, 2016 11:51 AM CST
Spring has already busted out all over here. butterflies are abundant, birds have fledglings already & many have begun their second clutch, the grass is growing - fast, the pecans have leafed out and so have the crepe myrtles. We're on a non stop high speed train headed straight for summer.
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~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Charley
Arroyo Seco New Mexico (Zone 4b)
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Charlemagne
May 1, 2016 12:42 PM CST
Dandelions are easy to eliminate.

First, form a society called The American Dandelion Society or the ADS. Then start hybridizing them for taller stems, different colors, broader petals with teeth and so forth. Sell new hybrids for high prices. Soon they will develop spring sickness, leaf streak, crown rot, rust and so forth eventually requiring all sorts of special care and babying. To top it off, you will find your daylilies popping up throughout your Dandelion beds crowding out your precious Dandelions! Voila!

Just a cabin fever inspired idea.

See you all soon.

Charley
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
May 1, 2016 1:10 PM CST
Charlemagne said:Dandelions are easy to eliminate.

First, form a society called The American Dandelion Society or the ADS. Then start hybridizing them for taller stems, different colors, broader petals with teeth and so forth. Sell new hybrids for high prices. Soon they will develop spring sickness, leaf streak, crown rot, rust and so forth eventually requiring all sorts of special care and babying. To top it off, you will find your daylilies popping up throughout your Dandelion beds crowding out your precious Dandelions! Voila!

Just a cabin fever inspired idea.

See you all soon.

Charley

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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
May 1, 2016 1:48 PM CST
Charlemagne said:Dandelions are easy to eliminate.

First, form a society called The American Dandelion Society or the ADS. Then start hybridizing them for taller stems, different colors, broader petals with teeth and so forth. Sell new hybrids for high prices. Soon they will develop spring sickness, leaf streak, crown rot, rust and so forth eventually requiring all sorts of special care and babying. To top it off, you will find your daylilies popping up throughout your Dandelion beds crowding out your precious Dandelions! Voila!

Just a cabin fever inspired idea.

See you all soon.

Charley


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May 1, 2016 1:56 PM CST
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May 1, 2016 2:47 PM CST
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May 1, 2016 2:55 PM CST
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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May 1, 2016 4:34 PM CST
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~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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May 1, 2016 4:56 PM CST
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