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Jun 2, 2017 8:44 AM CST
Name: Henry
Zone 7, Outside Baltimore (Zone 7b)
I'm going to post pix of some of my earliest bloomers. Stella D'Oro normally starts about the last week of May here.

First to bloom in my garden (May 27) is Earlybird Orangeade.

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I see the image easily uploads without having to resize it smaller. Thumbs up

What is lightbox and/or which service is holding the photos? Who owns them??
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Jun 2, 2017 9:13 AM CST
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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Lucky you! I'm still waiting on my first bloom! But every day more and more scapes are popping up. I think my season is going to be a bit later than last year.

I'm not exactly sure who owns the pictures but when you are adding an image to the database you can click on All Rights Reserved so no one can use your photo without your permission. Just know that people probably will anyway unless you add a large watermark.
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Jun 2, 2017 9:30 AM CST
Name: Pat Strong
Stone Mountain (Zone 8a)
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Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
Nice pic of Earlybird Orangeade. You should add it to the database.
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Jun 2, 2017 11:29 AM CST
Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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Welcome! Scapehunter : )
Bravery is not being unafraid. Bravery is being afraid and living life anyways.
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Jun 2, 2017 2:09 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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@Scapehunter,
You own the photos, you just give the rights for them to be used on the site. I guess they are held on Dave's servers. It is a good idea to watermark your photos.
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Jun 4, 2017 12:47 PM CST
Name: Henry
Zone 7, Outside Baltimore (Zone 7b)
Here's a clump pic of Earlybird Orangeade, still the only one in bloom in my garden (June 4). I took the photo in full sun, with exposure turned down .07, or two clicks on my camera (Olympus E-510 with zoom lens).

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Jun 4, 2017 12:56 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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I feel like I am playing wheel of fortune when I am out taking photos. My camera uses a dial to change shutter speed and I am spinning that thing from 80 to 2000 at I go from shade to sun, foliage to blooms, darks to lights. Clumps definitely need underexposure on bright days to keep the blooms from being blown out, especially the light colored blooms.
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Jun 5, 2017 10:54 AM CST
Name: Henry
Zone 7, Outside Baltimore (Zone 7b)
Today, June 5, saw my second cultivar to bloom this spring: Earlybird Sunshine.
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Jun 5, 2017 11:00 AM CST
Name: Elena
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I'm thinking tomorrow may be my lucky day! My prebloom scape of Prickly Sensation has a bud that looks like it might open.

Unfortunately the temperature is going to drop & we are expecting rain. So maybe it won't open until later. All my plants seem to be in suspended animation since we've had cool temps and lots of cloudy/rainy days the last several weeks. My plants inside are growing at a much faster rate!
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Jun 6, 2017 6:28 PM CST
Name: Elena
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Yes!!! Despite the rain and temperatures that never got out of the fifties today I awoke to my first bloom of the year.

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Prickly Sensation
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Jun 12, 2017 7:59 AM CST
Name: Henry
Zone 7, Outside Baltimore (Zone 7b)
June 12: another two early hems:

Charles Johnston. This is an older one that always blooms early for me.

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And Earlybird Canary, a rich, canary yellow. The color is very deep and carries well in the garden.

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I took many pictures with a zoom and with a macro lens, with many different settings. It's hard to get a picture that really captures the depth of color in real life.
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