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Mar 20, 2021 11:26 AM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
I tried to copy last year thread. Here it is my first picture of Caroline Constabel. It's hard to take a picture of this one because it's facing my house.

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Mar 20, 2021 11:34 AM CST
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Gorgeous, Socal! Thanks for posting! I am looking forward to see its bloom in my garden now that I have gotten a glimpse of it here.
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Mar 20, 2021 11:45 AM CST
Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3a)
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Congratulations, SoCal! So nice!
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Mar 20, 2021 12:10 PM CST
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Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
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Lovely SoCal!
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Mar 20, 2021 12:23 PM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
Thank you all! I love it.
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Mar 20, 2021 12:54 PM CST
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yay! First bloom of the year! Lovely to see.
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Mar 20, 2021 3:04 PM CST
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Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
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Congrats So Cal!! That is absolutely beautiful!! Can't wait to see more of her blooms. Hurray!
LG - My garden grows with love and a lot of hard work.
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Mar 20, 2021 3:09 PM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
Thanks LG, I'm looking forward to the one that facing the garden.
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Mar 21, 2021 7:44 PM CST
CT (Zone 6a)
Yay and congrats! Excited to see how the color progresses. I can't wait to see how all these flowers look in real gardens.

Do we need to stake our itohs? I thought they didn't need it?
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Mar 21, 2021 8:02 PM CST
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Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
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No, Itohs don't need staking as their stems are much stronger than herbaceous, more like tree peonies in that respect.
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Mar 21, 2021 8:14 PM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
I didn't want to take a chance, it's sort of windy here, the win broke one of my climbing rose from the base. I don't want my first Itoh to break. It's an insurance.
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Mar 21, 2021 8:31 PM CST
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Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Annuals Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises
Hummingbirder Dragonflies Dog Lover Daylilies Bee Lover Birds
Absolutely SoCal, we all protect them when we can! Glad it's working!
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Mar 21, 2021 9:32 PM CST
CT (Zone 6a)
Cool. I might have to do the same - we have 50mph gusts pretty regularly.
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Mar 22, 2021 10:17 AM CST
Name: aka Annie
WA-rural 8a to (Zone 7b)
Yeah, yeah, yeah...so lovely to see SoCal, thanks for posting!
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Mar 23, 2021 7:18 AM CST
CT (Zone 6a)
SoCal, let's see an update!
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Mar 23, 2021 9:08 AM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
Here it is early in the morning, it might open later.

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Here is one that is facing the garden.

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Mar 23, 2021 9:27 AM CST
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Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
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Your foliage looks so nice, SoCal. Send more pix when it's open !!
LG - My garden grows with love and a lot of hard work.
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Mar 23, 2021 9:40 AM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
Thanks LG, I will.
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Mar 24, 2021 10:13 AM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
More pictures of Caroline, however I don't think I got a perfect photo yet, I have a zoom lens taking pictures of the birds so the picture of Caroline is not as focus.

Photo of one flower facing my window, I had shorter lens, so it was good.

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And the one facing the garden, but it wasn't quite open, progressing throughout the day.

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Here it is today, but with the long lens

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Mar 24, 2021 11:34 AM CST
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
THe color gets brighter as the bloom opens. Very nice, Socal!

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