Texas Gardening forum: It must be Spring!

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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Feb 20, 2012 8:15 PM CST
Way to muddy to work in the yard, but it was a pretty good day to get out and just enjoy nature.

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Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Feb 20, 2012 8:49 PM CST
Wow! Must smell heavenly!
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Feb 20, 2012 9:59 PM CST
That's pretty! I went outside for a little bit today, but not feeling very well, so can't really enjoy it very much.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Feb 21, 2012 9:43 AM CST

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Linda, have you caught a cold from DH? I opened the hoop up yesterday and found a few blooms. Looks like everything survived. Now I have to drag the plumerias out of the garage. Afraid the cold weather might catch me one more time, though.

Horntoad, those are beautiful blooms. Is one pear and the other peach? My dwarf peach is just beginning to bud.


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greenman12
Feb 21, 2012 11:05 AM CST
Would be neet if you could get one of those Bird of Paradise blooms to hold on untill Zilker flower show.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Feb 21, 2012 12:23 PM CST

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Oooooh...hadn't thought of that! Wonder how long they bloom?
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Feb 21, 2012 1:36 PM CST
Sandi, the pink one is a Redbud 'Cercis canadensis', and I have no idea on the white one.

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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Feb 21, 2012 1:45 PM CST

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Well, of course it is! I have one on the side of the house, but it's no where near ready to bud out yet.
Name: Stephanie
Fort Worth, TX (8a)
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stephanietx
Feb 23, 2012 7:51 AM CST
I saw a couple of butterflies flitting around my yard yesterday! Also have seen tons of new growth on some of my dormant perennials. Hooray!
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Feb 23, 2012 3:03 PM CST
Sandi, I caught something, that's for sure. Either what he had early on or something else caught while sitting around the waiting room with a bunch of other sick people for hours on end that day at the VA! I should have worn a mask and gloves. They say the flu season started flaring up pretty late this winter.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Feb 23, 2012 4:57 PM CST

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Oh Linda, that's what I figured. Better take care of it. Both of you can't be sick at the same time. I forgot to get flu shot this year. I figured it was all over now.
I received my Hosta co-op plants today. DH brought the box in and it was so hot, the plants inside were all steamed. It was 89° in the back yard a bit ago. I planted everything in pots.
I have a garden club mtg tonight, so I cut a bucket full of shrimp plants and some brug cuttings to take for door prizes. The garden seems to be waking up. I will try to remember to take a pic of a tiny little blooming plant in the front garden that I don't remember planting last year. I wonder if it laid dormant and came back because of all the rain we've had lately?
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Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Feb 23, 2012 7:28 PM CST
Hope there is some chicken soup to make you feel a bit better
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Feb 23, 2012 9:25 PM CST
Well, it's not so bad. It's mainly just frustrating because I can't get anything done outside and it's practically spring. Except I did manage to take a few pictures out there today.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Feb 24, 2012 9:08 AM CST

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My mystery plant is Speedwell, and I know I didn't plant it this year or last. I wonder if it could have been hitch hiking in another pot? It sure is cute with those tiny blue flowers.
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Feb 24, 2012 7:45 PM CST
I didn't think it reseeded. It is a nice little plant!
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Feb 24, 2012 8:21 PM CST

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I don't know that it reseeded. I wonder if it just hunkered down during the drought and popped back when conditions were more hospitable. I brought quite a few plants back from a swap a couple of yrs ago. It may have been in those, but I know I didn't buy one. We've had a lot of rain the last couple of months. I have bulbs coming up that I didn't see last spring and thought I'd lost to the freeze.

greenman12
Feb 26, 2012 3:43 PM CST
Here is my first brugmansia bloom of the year.(Lisa)
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Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Feb 26, 2012 7:50 PM CST
I was in Austin this w/e. Sure looks like spring...are those beautiful purple clusters of flowers on Mountain Laurel? Also saw some bluebonnets starting along downtown 35.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Feb 26, 2012 7:57 PM CST

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Wow! That's a beautiful double! Can you add it to our data base now? 'Under brugmansias?
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Feb 26, 2012 8:00 PM CST

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Anna, I haven't seen a bluebonnet yet! We have huge hills at the entrance to our subdivision, but no blooms yet. Confused Maybe soon. Thumbs up

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