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Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Apr 10, 2020 8:30 AM CST
Amid all the strangeness and challenges presented by COVID-19, it's still SPRING!

Share your favorite spring blooms here...

The show here starts with daffodils, although not as many as in other years because many clumps are so crowded that the bulbs have, like tulips, become too small to bloom.

I've been trying to photograph stamens this year, since I don't have massed color...
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I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Apr 10, 2020 8:40 AM CST
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I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
Name: Terri
Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a)
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aspenhill
Apr 10, 2020 11:20 AM CST
Tulips in containers on the back patio

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River says hmmmmm, something looks interesting in there
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Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Apr 10, 2020 1:06 PM CST
Sweet! you can see them from that little table in the conservatory by the kitchen, I hope?

Lovey dubby River

My spicebush bloomed this year, giving me a firm ID on it!

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I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
Name: Terri
Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a)
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aspenhill
Apr 10, 2020 1:10 PM CST
Yep, I can see those tulips from the table in the conservatory, but better yet, I can see them clearly from the kitchen island where I prep and cook meals!

Yay on the spicebush blooms. I know I've heard of that one, but I don't think I've actually ever seen one in bloom.
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Apr 10, 2020 1:21 PM CST
It's a host for the Spicebush Swallowtail -- looks like a Black Swallowtail Butterfly but doesn't have the long "coat tails" and is very flittery and fluttery, not one to every hold still for the camera! Since I have plenty of their secondary host, sassafrass, I'm good, but I've still been wanting a Spicebush. I've bought a couple (at Green Springs) that turned out to be something else. Now I know I have a real one!
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
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5601Lisa
Apr 10, 2020 2:56 PM CST
We plopped a bench amid the Muscari and have a new fragrant sitting area. And every ten-cent fish we bought in October made it through the winter. They are not much to look at but affordable.
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Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Apr 10, 2020 5:12 PM CST
Nice! I really admire the way you garden in your large city lot as if on 1 acre... As you walk around your house, you get the feel of a really huge garden, with another vignette around every corner! The trees you've grown all around the edges give a lot of "depth" to the views, too. Thumbs up
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
Falls Church, VA
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tantefrancine
Apr 10, 2020 6:39 PM CST
You certainly have very beautiful flowers in the garden. Thanks for sharing. I should take some pictures too.
Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
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5601Lisa
Apr 10, 2020 6:44 PM CST
Plundered the garden.

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Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Frenchy21
Apr 10, 2020 10:03 PM CST
Beautiful bouquet and vase Lisa!
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Apr 11, 2020 9:58 AM CST
Lisa, that's stunning! I always look forward to seeing your arrangements. Thumbs up
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
Name: Sally
central Maryland
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sallyg
Apr 12, 2020 8:52 PM CST

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i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Apr 12, 2020 8:59 PM CST

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i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
Name: Robin Bunch
Odenton, Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Apr 12, 2020 10:07 PM CST

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Name: Terri
Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Virginia Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Deer Ponds
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aspenhill
Apr 13, 2020 4:48 AM CST
Nice blooms!

Sally, I love that purple iris among the blooming phlox. Great combo.
Name: Terri
Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Virginia Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Deer Ponds
Foliage Fan Ferns Hellebores Irises Peonies Amaryllis
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aspenhill
Apr 13, 2020 4:52 AM CST
A yellow magnolia that I planted many years ago down along the "Daffodil Trail" is blooming for the first time ever. What a thrill. I recently wrote a blog post about it here if you feel like reading it:
https://garden.org/blogs/entry...

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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Keeper of Poultry Vegetable Grower Region: Maryland Composter
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sallyg
Apr 13, 2020 5:49 AM CST
aw Teri, that was a lovely read!
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
Name: Terri
Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Virginia Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Deer Ponds
Foliage Fan Ferns Hellebores Irises Peonies Amaryllis
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aspenhill
Apr 13, 2020 6:07 AM CST
Thanks Sally. I love the blog feature and I've often wondered why more people don't use it. I have a great friend Annie (LysmachiaMoon) who I have gotten to know through her blog. She posts to it almost daily, using it like a journal. It is an enjoyable read and she always has something interesting to say. She is a true DIYer gardener, interested in the design aspects and all manner of hands on gardening. She has a wonderful knack with writing and I love that her posts are interspersed with not only gardening, but her random thoughts on life in general. I wish I was more disciplined to post to my blog on a consistent basis like she does, but I'm not. Sometimes I post almost daily, but more often than not there are huge time gaps between posts. Once in a while I go back and re-read my older posts and it never ceases to remind me of what I've worked on and thought about in the past.
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Keeper of Poultry Vegetable Grower Region: Maryland Composter
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Region: United States of America Cat Lover Birds Butterflies
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sallyg
Apr 13, 2020 6:13 AM CST
Could be quite therapeutic..
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Not my cherry, just one of a billion in landscape around here, cannot deny the flowers are gorgeous, I hope bees etc use them, and dont know if they make fruit for the birds.

i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)

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