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Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
mantisOH
Mar 15, 2021 7:29 AM CST
So far a good year for spring bulbs, now that frigid February is past and mild March is being gradual (so far here at least).

Rapture


Tweety Bird (long lasting)


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Crocus Remembrance (earliest one here)
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White Squill
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Rapture with some Tweety Bird in back
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Good crocus year--not too warm and not too cold
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Mar 17, 2021 12:04 PM CST
Only a few at this time
Snowdrops
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Tommies
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Wasatch Front - Utah
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evermorelawnless
Mar 20, 2021 9:29 AM CST
Crocuses are fading now...and a good rain today. Scillas are in their full glory, though:

This is fun: The thread "Asa's former lawn...or (better) Dirt's current gardens" in Garden Photos forum

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Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
mantisOH
Mar 22, 2021 10:31 PM CST
Early daffodils basking in mild March sun.

Ice King mainly reverted to single form
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Monal
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Classic Garden --some years it freezes, but not this one
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Classic Garden
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Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
mantisOH
Mar 25, 2021 10:17 PM CST
A week of beautiful weather, but heavy rain tonight. So many balmy days this week around 70.

Chromacolor or Accent
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Lemon Glow
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Ara holds its flowers high, glistens even in overcast.
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British Gamble --heavy flowers do not tolerate well adverse weather.
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Monal --an early orange-cupped cultivar, it lasts a long time if it escapes freezes.
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Another shot of the bed of reverted Ice King (a few of the doubles remaining)
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Classic Garden has looked so good this year.
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Mar 26, 2021 1:09 PM CST
Random crocus
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Northern NJ (Zone 6b)
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LorettaNJ
Apr 2, 2021 11:37 AM CST
MantisOH, you have some beautiful patches of daffodils. How many bulbs do you plant together? Not many of my daffodils increase like that.
Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
mantisOH
Apr 2, 2021 7:17 PM CST
Loretta, some multiply quite readily; others are slow to multiply. Still others diminish in number. I usually purchase in batches of 10- 25, though sometimes as few as 5.
Martha Stewart was probably originally purchased as 50, as was British Gamble. The others were all smaller lots.

Fortissimo
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Full Throttle
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Pistachio with (I believe) Juanita
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Pink Charm, Wisley, Ice Follies
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Martha Stewart --very vigorous
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Queen's Day. Stems are okay, but I had hoped for even stronger. Nice cut with Tahiti.


Ferris Wheel --huge blooms and surprisingly sturdy (though short)
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Tahiti
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Martha Stewart
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Mon Cheri
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Lingerie (left) Double Star and Kedron in background. Double Star, though shorter, has the stronger stem of the two doubles.
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Northern NJ (Zone 6b)
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LorettaNJ
Apr 2, 2021 7:39 PM CST
They look great! I just have a couple beginning bloom but most are just coming up. How do you handle the dying foliage?
Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
mantisOH
Apr 2, 2021 7:54 PM CST
I deadhead the blooms and accept the dying foliage till later in May. Some are tied up, but most not touched. In some areas, annuals such as zinnias are grown (started in pots in early May) in a bed. Other areas are just lightly mulched. Some have perennials (such as peonies) coming up around them. Yes, the foliage can get ugly, but what provides such cheerfulness in early spring without one's having to worry about deer?
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Northern NJ (Zone 6b)
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LorettaNJ
Apr 3, 2021 8:29 PM CST
Very true. That is why I grow them too. I got over the foliage although it does last longer than the rest of the bulbs.
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Apr 3, 2021 8:50 PM CST
MantisOH, very nice collection of daffodils! You must have them for a long time as they look to be large clumps. I particularly like Lemon Glow and Ara.

Crawgarden, love your clump of snowdrop. They look large. Do you know what variety it is? Does this variety increase/grow well for you?

Early daffs are blooming for me now. My daffs bloom late this year due to the prolong cold march.

February Silver
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Tete a Tete
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Tweety Bird
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French blue hyacinths
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Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
mantisOH
Apr 3, 2021 9:16 PM CST
Karen, March was cold in southern Pennsylvania? Your climate in general is milder, and I think your springs are usually more gradual (perhaps because of the ocean influence). We are northern part of 6a, and I have seen you post things that are less successful here.

I especially like the hyacinths with the whitish hellebore, which seems more tidy than many hellebores and more upfacing. Name?

I think the item named Tweety Bird is actually Jetfire. Tweety Bird does not have an orange cup and is taller.

Daffodils here got zapped in the last few days, but even with a low of 20, most have recovered quite well.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Apr 4, 2021 8:36 AM CST
kousa said:MantisOH, very nice collection of daffodils! You must have them for a long time as they look to be large clumps. I particularly like Lemon Glow and Ara.

Crawgarden, love your clump of snowdrop. They look large. Do you know what variety it is? Does this variety increase/grow well for you?

Early daffs are blooming for me now. My daffs bloom late this year due to the prolong cold march.



Hi Karen, the snowdrops you are referring to are Galanthus Elwesii, they do seem to be increasing, albeit slowly. I also have a small clump of Galanthus nivalis, which has also increased but very gradual.

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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Apr 4, 2021 9:04 AM CST
Thanks Mantis and Rj! Mantis, the white hellebore is Frostkiss Mollly's White. It is a vigorous and prolific bloomer.

Wow, Mantis! Thank you so much for pointing out to me that the clump above is actually Jetfire and not Tweety Bird. I have no idea. I thought that they sent me the right bulbs but now after researching it on the web, I believe that you are right. I have been deceived for the last 5 years thinking that I have Tweety Bird when in fact they are Jetfire. I wonder if I can still complain about it. I got these bulbs from Van Engelen.
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Apr 4, 2021 10:00 AM CST
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Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
mantisOH
Apr 4, 2021 8:29 PM CST
Are you ahead of bloom times in Minnesota? I like the carmine tulips.

Karen, I am surprised that Van Engelen would make a variety mistake. There are, of course, some lower-rated companies that often substitute or are careless about varieties being true to name.

Sentinel was barely opened when it got hit with adverse weather (like twenty degrees). Its stem strength leaves something to be desired.
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Prolific Kedron
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I love anemones
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Avalon with Iwona
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Golden Echo and I think Sinopel. Golden Echo lasts a long time
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The final stage of Pistachio
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Sailboat, I think
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Apr 5, 2021 2:38 PM CST
Looked up when they had bloomed before, in 2018 approx 2 1/2 weeks later, 2020 approx 1 week later.
Any thoughts on the variety of this min daff

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Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
mantisOH
Apr 5, 2021 3:37 PM CST
It looks like Topolino to me. Blooming time here is about average; perhaps a bit late, but catching up quickly.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Apr 5, 2021 3:46 PM CST
Thanks, that sounds correct, this is the first year I have got decent blooms out of them. Guess 1 out 5 years is not bad! They will have more light this year, took out a large ash tree, and I got a pen that was turned by my neighbor out of the tree!
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