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Dec 17, 2014 6:17 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Barbara here is the new thread, perhaps you could lock the old one so there is no confusion.

'Exotic Star' is quite gorgeous.
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'Elvas' has very large blooms.
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Dec 18, 2014 3:10 AM CST
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Margaret: great photos, now we should start seeing a lot of Xmas blooms out there! I locked the older thread.
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Dec 18, 2014 10:05 AM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Thanks Barbara. Yes I hope we get to see lots of beautiful blooms this season.
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Dec 25, 2014 8:09 AM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
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Red Pearl bloomed for me on Christmas Eve. Here it is this morning.

"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso
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Dec 25, 2014 11:11 AM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
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Got a better photo of it--better color

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Dec 25, 2014 12:10 PM CST
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That's a good shot of the brilliant
Red Pearl.
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Dec 25, 2014 2:36 PM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
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Thanks, Barb! Smiling The color came out better when I turned on the overhead light and didn't use a flash
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Dec 25, 2014 4:29 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Cat, I also find that the flash tends to wash out the color. I have Red Pearl and she is a real beauty
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Dec 25, 2014 7:47 PM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
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I agree Thumbs up
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Dec 31, 2014 1:28 PM CST
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Denver, a pretty ruffled edged white. I was really surprised to see this lone bulb in bloom yesterday at my local grocery. I didn't already have one of this cultivar, so grabbed it quick. This scape is close to being finished, but a second one will soon be in bloom. I guess that I cheated since I didn't grow it myself but I feel good that adopted this "orphan".
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Dec 31, 2014 1:37 PM CST
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Double Delicious, a red-orange double from White Flower Farms. This cultivar is spectacular and showy since almost all the buds (10) opened on the two scapes at once. A third scape is just poking up. I am really excited about this one. The color is actually more red than the photo, but digital cameras are notoriously bad on capturing reds.
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Dec 31, 2014 1:40 PM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
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bee-yootiful!! Thumbs up
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Dec 31, 2014 1:45 PM CST
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Jewel of the Night from Royal Colors. A smaller flowered deep red. I have mixed feelings about this cultivar. The color is intense but as is often the case with dark reds, the massive amounts of pollen has badly stained the blooms. 24 hrs after the bloom opens the lower two petals are yellow, and the pollen is very sticky. It can't really be blown off or brushed off. Excessive pollen staining is just a pet peeve of mine. If you are trying to hybridize, lots of sticky pollen is a good thing.
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Dec 31, 2014 1:52 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Beautiful blooms Barbara, I think it was a good thing to rescue Denver, it is gorgeous!
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Dec 31, 2014 1:53 PM CST
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Pretty Nymph from Royal Colors. This is a huge showy double. I wonder if this is actually a new cultivar. It looks very similar to Exotic Nymph which I bought a few years ago. This is really pretty!
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Dec 31, 2014 2:00 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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It's lovely! My Pink Nymph should have blooms open in a week or so
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Dec 31, 2014 2:04 PM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Butterflies Bee Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Love them both!
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
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Dec 31, 2014 2:12 PM CST
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Margaret and Catmint, thanks, looking forward to seeing your new blooms. I spent all day, learning how to use my new Xmas camera. Amaryllis are notoriously tricky subjects, since the blooms are so deep. It takes persistence to get the majority of the bloom in focus. In addition, I prefer to use outdoor sunlight for my photos, but we have been under heavy clouds since Xmas. Its too dark without a flash, but the flash distorts the colors. I must have taken 600 photos to get the few that I just posted.
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Dec 31, 2014 2:25 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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Hilarious! Practice makes perfect Barbara, that's great that you got a new camera. I really struggle to get good photos in natural light as I cannot take the plants outside, they would freeze to death, photos with the sun shining on the bloom can be pretty at times but difficult to do without clutter in the background.
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Jan 1, 2015 8:32 AM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Butterflies Bee Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers
Echinacea Azaleas Forum moderator Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Double Dragon bloomed full for me this morning!
Happy New Year 2015 to all!


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