Southeast Gardening forum: Southeast Month in Bloom - April/May 2016

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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Apr 17, 2016 3:42 AM CST

Moderator

Taking the idea from the other regional forums, I thought we might like to start a monthly thread for photos of our gardens and the seasonal blooms, fruit, leaves, etc.

Since spring is a very busy time of year for gardeners this will, hopefully, give members a place to post their lovely photos even if they don't have the time or desire to start a new thread. Smiling

So, please post photos of your April garden wonders so we can "Oooo & Ahhh" and discuss all of the beautiful plants in your garden! Green Grin!

These were taken two weeks ago.
I'm running behind!

Salvia microphylla (unknown cultivar)
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Salvia microphylla hybrid (a seedling from 'Mesa Purple')
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Aesculus pavia aka Red Buckeye
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Aesculus pavia, close-up of flowers
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...and, of course, the obligatory Azalea (Rhododendron sp.) shot! Hilarious!
(unknown cultivar)
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So, what's blooming in your garden? Green Grin!

(P.S. If anyone would like photos from other Southeast threads added here without re-uploading them all, just tree-mail me.)
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Apr 17, 2016 4:15 PM CST
Beautiful Danita Thumbs up
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
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vic
Apr 22, 2016 7:59 AM CST
Weigela

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Clematis - Sugar Candy

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Apr 22, 2016 10:25 AM CST
I went around my garden after the rain last night taking a few photos:
First Glad blooms of the year, so naturally the rain and wind broke it into.
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My Red Hot Poker is lighting up some now.
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This is my first Canna Lily bloom, also beaten down by the weather last night.
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This daylily, 'Filled With Joy' amazingly seemed unaffected by the weather.
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Even this rather frail looking 'Hot Wheels' stood up well.
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The Hostas are progressing right along, most showing every few days now.
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One thing that is not a plus when gardening in the Southeast is daylily rust.
'Awesome Blossom'
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The Roses are having a good year for a change.
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Apr 22, 2016 10:57 AM CST
I'm so sorry about the glad Crying lovely photo's and your roses are just stunning. Thumbs up
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Apr 22, 2016 12:37 PM CST
Larry, gorgeous flowers and good looking plants. Thumbs up
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Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
Region: North Carolina Bookworm
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MISSINGROSIE
Apr 23, 2016 7:21 PM CST
Here are a few of my April blooms in the piedmont of NC (Hillsborough)

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Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
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Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
Region: North Carolina Bookworm
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MISSINGROSIE
Apr 23, 2016 7:43 PM CST
And a few more. Tonight the uploads are taking forever and so I hope to add more tomorrow.
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Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
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vic
Apr 24, 2016 3:13 AM CST
Beautiful Rosie and as much as I love all the blooms, the rocks are awesome!
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
Region: North Carolina Bookworm
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MISSINGROSIE
Apr 24, 2016 9:10 AM CST
I grew them myself!! Any type of exposure. No winter dieback. No special water needs. No pruning. They self- PROPAGATE. Multi- colors..the speckled ones are nice -- interesting veins. The roots are no problem but the rocks are VERY difficult to transplant. There can be pest issues..snakes..frogs...lizards...turtles...all seem to find their crevices interesting. Cooper -the pooch next door, waters them for me whe we are away from the property....but I don't pay him anything.
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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vic
Apr 24, 2016 1:37 PM CST
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Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
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poisondartfrog
Apr 24, 2016 6:05 PM CST
So many beautiful plants in everyone's gardens! I'm still neglecting my garden and hoping for the best. These are some of the plants blooming now without my help, although I don't think they will be as forgiving as those pretty rocks.

White Lady Banks, my favorite

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Abutilon, Orange Hot Lava

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Geum, Totally Tangerine

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Lychnis flos-cuculi alba

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Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
Region: North Carolina Bookworm
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MISSINGROSIE
Apr 24, 2016 7:11 PM CST
All the flowers are beautiful --that photo of the Lady Banks is great. I am so envious of the geum...I cannot get those to survive. I keep reading how easy care they are --- not for me!
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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vic
Apr 25, 2016 3:58 AM CST
Beautiful Thumbs up
Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
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Kabby
Apr 26, 2016 12:42 PM CST
I have never seen a white Lady Banks. It's gorgeous Alana! Rosie I love your home grown rocks. Sure wish they grew here. Hilarious!
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Apr 27, 2016 5:10 AM CST
In AL near FL border:

Amaryllis
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Oxalis crassipes
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Tradescantia cerinthoides
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Sedum rupestre
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Triodanis
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☕👓 The only way to succeed is to try.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Apr 27, 2016 6:36 AM CST
You have some nice plants/flowers there, Tiffany. Thumbs up
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Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
Region: North Carolina Bookworm
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MISSINGROSIE
Apr 27, 2016 7:18 AM CST
I agree
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers
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purpleinopp
Apr 27, 2016 3:56 PM CST
TYVM, Ken & Rosie!

And I forgot to ask the forces that be, what came over me to stick a butterfly bush cutting in the middle of a patch of Amaryllis? (Yes, that's what you're seeing in that pic.) The best I can come up with is that I was thinking, "I need to move some of these Amaryllis from Mom's house to my house now that I have somewhere to put them... and why not take along a little BB while I'm at it?" Or, "When the Amaryllis go dormant, the BB will just be getting started?" I really don't know. I propagate so impulsively, I "find" plants in weird places often & have to ask myself, "Was I landscaping or just starting something there temporarily?" Sometimes I know, sometimes the fleeting past rationale is just not apparent.
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🍀👒☀🍄🍍🌱🌿🌴🎄👣🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻🌽🏡🍃🍂🌾🌿🍁❦❧ 🍃🍁🍂🌾🌻🌺🌸🌼🌹🌳🌲
☕👓 The only way to succeed is to try.
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
Region: North Carolina Bookworm
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MISSINGROSIE
Apr 27, 2016 4:27 PM CST
purpleinopp said:TYVM, Ken & Rosie!

And I forgot to ask the forces that be, what came over me to stick a butterfly bush cutting in the middle of a patch of Amaryllis? (Yes, that's what you're seeing in that pic.) The best I can come up with is that I was thinking, "I need to move some of these Amaryllis from Mom's house to my house now that I have somewhere to put them... and why not take along a little BB while I'm at it?" Or, "When the Amaryllis go dormant, the BB will just be getting started?" I really don't know. I propagate so impulsively, I "find" plants in weird places often & have to ask myself, "Was I landscaping or just starting something there temporarily?" Sometimes I know, sometimes the fleeting past rationale is just not apparent.



That is a definite, well -recognized, long-standing, planting strategy called " I don't need to write this down..lI will remember I put it there" Rolling on the floor laughing
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved

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