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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 8, 2012 1:36 PM CST
Just to spread a glimmer of light, for you folks up north. My daffs are coming up. The cyclamine is growing like crazy, and my stock has it's first blooms and wonderful fragrance. Spring is on the way!!! This is one of my hanging baskets on my back patio.
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Feb 8, 2012 2:04 PM CST
Lovely! I never have that kind of result when I try to stuff too many plants in my baskets! Mmmm, stock; bet it smells nice!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 8, 2012 2:09 PM CST
I just planted some Convolvulus Seeds, blue enchantment, burgundy, and pink in my hanging baskets too. As the stock, and pansies start to fade out mid spring, when we start soaring into the 90's, it will fill in and replace it, mixed in with the petunia's and snapdragons. As the petunias and snapdragons fadesout, I will probably put purslane and rose moss in these pots, and they should do fine through our hot summer.

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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Feb 8, 2012 2:19 PM CST
I planted Convolvulus seeds about 3 years ago and had them show up in all kinds of interesting places last year. Hilarious! And in colors I hadn't planted, too!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 8, 2012 2:21 PM CST
Hey, that's awesome. I've never had mine reseed :(

























Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Feb 8, 2012 2:26 PM CST
Wind. And birds. I think the convolvulus were my payback for dealing with all the weeds distributed the same way! Green Grin!
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Feb 9, 2012 8:14 PM CST
My daffodils are very much awake amidst the succulents too Big Grin
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Feb 9, 2012 8:35 PM CST
don't make me hurt you, Alan... although, it seems more like spring here than mid February ! Hope we don't have to pay for this with freezing weather until August or something...
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 10, 2012 7:59 AM CST
LOL! That is too cute Tarev. I love daffodils, they always make me smile. It's as if they are little girls with bonnets on shaking there head in the breeze, just smiling away. They are one of my favorite bulbs.

























Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 10, 2012 8:02 AM CST
Woofie, I saw that!! ;)

I'm sorry Sandy, I won't post anymore pictures of all the flowers I have starting to bloom in here. But just think, once it's 110 degrees here, you can start taking satisfaction in all your beautiful flowers. Smiling And mine will mostly be fried up and gone. Most annuals do not like our summer heat.

























Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Feb 10, 2012 9:33 AM CST
Who, me? Green Grin!
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Feb 10, 2012 10:38 AM CST
Alan, don't stop posting the flower photos just because I'm jealous - so much better than looking at the snow howling around the outside of the house today! Meanwhile, I just keep looking back through my garden photos to remind myself that in a couple of months things will be nice and green again here...

This is from last May...
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 10, 2012 10:54 AM CST
There ya go...that's the spirit. I am from Durango, Colorado. So believe it or not, i can relate. But that is also one of the reasons I left Colorado. I don't like living in the snow. Love to visit, love to play in for an hour or two, but do not want to live in it ever again!! :)

























Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Feb 10, 2012 10:59 AM CST
See, now that's why I left California. I got so sick of that relentless sunshine! (not to mention the taxes there!) Hilarious!
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Feb 10, 2012 11:01 AM CST
Alan - Hey, how's it going! How did Star of the Nile survive for you? Must be nice to have such pretty flowers.. my yard's buried under 2' of snow right now (see this thread: The thread "Jan 24th.. what wild weather do you have in store for us?" in Roses forum)...
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 10, 2012 11:15 AM CST
Well, Fortunately woofie, AZ has HOT summers, so not everyone wants to live here. Our taxes are not that bad I don't think. And we definitely have some of the most competitive grocery prices in the U.S., with several different Grocery Chains fighting for everyones money. I love it hear, wouldn't trade it for the world.

Hi Toni!!:) My Star of the Nile is doing very well. I still have not planted it in the ground. But I think I will plant it this fall. It's in a pot where it gets morning sun and afternoon shade. I don't like planting them right into the ground when they are that small. Our sun can be pretty fierce.

























Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Feb 10, 2012 12:54 PM CST
I'm from South Bend and lived for some years in Denver, too. I'd rather wipe off sweat from a Dallas heat wave than shovel snow. Big Grin Think it is fun to share Southern early flowers with Northern gardeners for just the reason Alan has--encouragement that Spring IS coming! And in August, to have the reverse for us--encouragement that Summer IS coming to an end. Hilarious!
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Feb 10, 2012 1:10 PM CST
With the way things are going, I'm going to have my front yard covered in snow until at least April, if not longer. Back in winter '06, we had a horrible set of storms that pummeled us pretty bad.. I had snow in my front yard past Mother's Day.
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Feb 10, 2012 1:46 PM CST
And your point is.....? Green Grin! We've had snow in June, here. Hilarious!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 10, 2012 2:07 PM CST
LOL! Wow, no sympathy from the NE WAaaaaaa section huh? ;) Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing I feel your pain Toni, I've seen snow in CO in July before. It can be very nasty!!!

























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