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Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Mar 12, 2012 11:06 AM CST
All of the birds are back!
No blooms here yet, way too early.

I want to say that your unidentified little plant might be a Wallflower. Does it have a strong scent?
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Mar 12, 2012 11:26 AM CST
I've been thinking Wallflower since he started blooming last week.
Trouble is, the wallflowers that I grew up with are a bit more orange and a little less compact than this one. And of course, I compare everything to what I grew up with. Duh. Bad habit.

No scent that I can detect either.

I'm glad you said Wallflower, Lee Anne. I think that's right. I just need to get around those old images that linger in my mind.
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fiwit
Mar 12, 2012 11:34 AM CST
MY trees aren't blooming yet, but all the trees on the surrounding blocks are blooming. My redbud finally has some buds on it, at least. YOUR trees look beautiful!
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flaflwrgrl
Mar 12, 2012 11:37 AM CST
I don't know Sharon. The first thought I had even before enlarging the photo was Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii) albeit a young one. They do come in that color yellow. Does it have any stem on it yet at all? When they are very young they can have leaves & bloom like that yet not have grown any thorns yet. Look at this link:

Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii)

Particularly the red one -- see the flower form?

?????????
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Mar 12, 2012 11:44 AM CST
Thanks Flit, it is getting to be very pretty around here. The redbud beside my back deck is very nearly in full bloom.

Anni,
It rumbles around in my mind like one of those old plants I've known forever. All this growth is on old stems, woody-ish, much like Crown of Thorns. But it isn't rambling. It came from a friend and she might have cut it back last fall along with the clematis that shares the pot. She also had hyacinth in the pot.

It's been outside all winter, and she had no idea what the plants were except the clematis. Not a plant person. It seems to grow from runners, since I see more of it coming up in the pot.

I'll keep a close eye on it.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Mar 12, 2012 12:14 PM CST
Hmmmm.... I'll be curious to know what it turns out to be. How about posting it on the ID forum?
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vic
Mar 12, 2012 1:04 PM CST
Beautiful photo's Sharon!

I've seen blooming going on when we go to town but nothing here yet. Buds are ready to pop though.

Today was my first day of hardcore gardening and I've already pulled a muscle. Whistling

I wish someone could tell me if we're going to have any more killing frosts Green Grin!
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Sharon
Mar 12, 2012 1:06 PM CST
I thought you were going to say 'I wish someone would give me new muscles.'

Lots of blooms. I just went to the grocery, tons of forsythia blooming.
Why don't i have forsythia?
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vic
Mar 12, 2012 1:12 PM CST
That I do have blooming. They called it yellow bells down here.

If anyone is passing out new muscles, I'll take some Green Grin!
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fiwit
Mar 12, 2012 2:09 PM CST
Forget the new muscles -- just give me a whole new back Hilarious!

Sharon, maybe you don't have a forsythia becuase you like your blooms to last longer and your plants to have more character?
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Mar 12, 2012 2:13 PM CST
Ann, I put it in the Plant ID forum. We'll see what happens.

You might be right, Flit. Everybody has forsythia, but goodness all that yellow is so pretty.
Guess I could go out and sort of snip off a branch of it. Nobody'd ever know, ya think?

I could just poke it into the ground and there it would be.

Oh no!! I can't do that. The moon's wrong for planting blooms right now.
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Sherri
Mar 12, 2012 2:31 PM CST
We have two ornamental cherry trees on the parking strip outside our house. I curse them all summer as they shade what little sun my front yard gets, but boy are they sure a sight for sore eyes right about now. The weather turned cold after they bloomed, so I think they will have short year, but they do look beautiful now. The hummingbirds have been flitting around the blossoms, it would be great if they could get nutrition from there. My attempts at sugar water passing as nectar must be getting pretty old by now. Poor things.
When will the moon be right for planting blooms?
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Sharon
Mar 12, 2012 2:39 PM CST
Oh, I'd give anything to see cherry blossoms right now. Lucky you, Sherri!

Plant those things that bloom and produce above ground fruit when the moon is on its upward swing, maybe the weeks between half and full. When the moon is waning, then plant root crops.

Old saying, but it works for me!

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flaflwrgrl
Mar 12, 2012 6:22 PM CST
So wallflowers they are ~~~ mystery solved. Janet Super Sleuth strikes true again!
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~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Mar 12, 2012 6:29 PM CST
Well, actually Lee Anne mentioned Wallflower first and that had been hanging out in my mind too. But there are many many kinds of wallflowers. So, yes, I felt better when Janet confirmed our guesses. She's usually right on top of IDs.

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flaflwrgrl
Mar 12, 2012 7:26 PM CST
Yes, Lee Anne certainly did mention it first.
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MaryE
Mar 13, 2012 8:14 AM CST
Wow, Sharon, you have lots of wonderful eye candy!
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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Sharon
Mar 13, 2012 10:53 AM CST
It is pretty here, Mary, and the trees are greening.

Too early, too early, but bring it on!
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Mar 13, 2012 10:55 AM CST
Too early??! Never!
Spring could come in January and it wouldn't hurt my feelings any at all!
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Sharon
Mar 13, 2012 10:58 AM CST
Makes me wonder though. Will we have a longer growing season? Drought again? While spring comes early, what happens to the other end of summer?
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