Southeast Gardening forum: Southeast Months in Bloom - July & August 2017

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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jul 3, 2017 9:55 AM CST
These hard-working plants are still going strong, no end to their performance in sight yet. Portulaca umbraticola, Salvia, Euphorbia 'Diamond Frost.'
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vic
Jul 3, 2017 11:56 AM CST
So pretty Thumbs up
Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Jul 5, 2017 10:22 AM CST
Finally the rain has stopped for a few days, I saw it was the Third wettest June in Alabama history.
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With all the rain it was starting to look rather torpical around here .
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Name: Dave
Dayton, TN (Zone 7a)
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TennesseeDave
Jul 8, 2017 7:40 PM CST
Posted this on another thread as well but we have to show off our SE blooms, right?
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Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Jul 10, 2017 5:02 PM CST
Wonderful show Dave. Your lilies reminded to to post this one I saw at the Flower Bridge in Lake Lure, NC. I had never seen one like this.
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Name: Jackie
Lake Lanier, GA (Heat Zone 7) (Zone 7b)
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GenXNEGeorgia
Jul 10, 2017 10:37 PM CST
TennesseeDave said:Posted this on another thread as well but we have to show off our SE blooms, right?

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So pretty! Is this a Dahlia? Dying to get it on my wish list!! ☺
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Name: Dave
Dayton, TN (Zone 7a)
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TennesseeDave
Jul 11, 2017 9:19 AM CST
GenXNEGeorgia said:

So pretty! Is this a Dahlia? Dying to get it on my wish list!! ☺


Yes it is. It came in a package of mixed dahlia bulbs that my wife picked up at Walmart. No ID of course.

Name: Jackie
Lake Lanier, GA (Heat Zone 7) (Zone 7b)
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GenXNEGeorgia
Jul 11, 2017 10:03 PM CST
TennesseeDave said:

Yes it is. It came in a package of mixed dahlia bulbs that my wife picked up at Walmart. No ID of course.



It is very very pretty! It seems like Dahlias are a little trickier than I initially though. They are truly something of beauty. I had my first two last year (Duet and Firebird) and Duet came back this year (Firebird was in a pot and also a cactus variety, so it may have been too cold). It's doing much better than last year and I got one heck of a photo last year Thumbs up

Here's where we are so far - we're blooming later this year by a couple weeks but based on the healthy-looking bud, I'd say we don't have much longer to go before this beauty pops open!

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jul 21, 2017 11:27 AM CST
Formosa lilies starting to bloom now.
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Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Jul 21, 2017 12:55 PM CST
Beautiful! I have not seen any of mine in years, they are a deer delicacy and nothing I tried to repel the deer has worked on the Formosa lilies.
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Aug 5, 2017 12:23 PM CST
The same hard-working plants from opening post are still hard @ work, a month later.
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Wax Begonias also continue their most-of-the-year blooming.
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Ipomoea quamoclit is new development in the past few weeks.
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Sedum 'Ayers Rock' stem cuttings, placed when I bought the mama plant around May or June.
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But mostly, the color in my yard is from foliage. Didn't manage to capture any in this pic this morning, but generally, the purple heart/queen (Tradescantia pallida) and Coleus are blooming throughout the landscape, to the delight of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Aug 5, 2017 2:16 PM CST
If you ever want anymore Portulaca please come visit my lawn.
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Aug 5, 2017 3:09 PM CST
Hey, neighbor! What color(s) do you have?
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Aug 5, 2017 3:12 PM CST
You know, I could not say, I will have to look. I actually think there are at least two colors. I will have to get out and look and take a few photos.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Aug 5, 2017 3:33 PM CST
So embarrassing *Blush*
I sprayed Monday and must have done a good job because I could find none blooming and none that still looked healthy. But if you want some I will for sure keep you in mind, because I do not care for it in the lawn. I am sure it will return. I do have Vinca if you would like some of that, Red, White, and Purple I think.
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Aug 5, 2017 3:46 PM CST
TYVM! :+) I find plenty of Portulaca amilis in the lawn, but it refuses to grow on the other side of a border in a flower bed. LOL!
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America
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vic
Aug 5, 2017 4:07 PM CST
Vinca and Purslane are a staple for color in the hot southern gardens. Thumbs up
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Aug 8, 2017 4:10 PM CST
Did I just see a hummingbird visit every ornamental purslane bloom? YES! So exciting! Portulaca umbraticola is so awesome in so many ways!
👀😁😂 - SMILE! -☺😎☻☮👌✌∞☯🐣🐦🐔🐝🍯🐾
The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
👒🎄👣🏡🍃🍂🌾🌿🍁❦❧ 🍃🍁🍂🌾🌻🌸🌼🌹🌽❀☀🌺
☕👓 The only way to succeed is to try.
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Aug 12, 2017 3:47 PM CST
I love leaves like this as much as any flower!
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👀😁😂 - SMILE! -☺😎☻☮👌✌∞☯🐣🐦🐔🐝🍯🐾
The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
👒🎄👣🏡🍃🍂🌾🌿🍁❦❧ 🍃🍁🍂🌾🌻🌸🌼🌹🌽❀☀🌺
☕👓 The only way to succeed is to try.
Name: Jackie
Lake Lanier, GA (Heat Zone 7) (Zone 7b)
☺ I love flowers!! ☺
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GenXNEGeorgia
Aug 13, 2017 7:44 AM CST
So excited when I get to make tiny floral arrangements with my blooms Thumbs up

Zinnia "Zahara" and a No ID Tea Rose
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A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust. — Gertrude Jekyll

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