Blooming now/Some pics of spring.

jon_z6bFebruary 24, 2011

First daffodil blooms.

I hybridized my daffodils three years ago- these are the seedlings from that. I'm hoping for first blooms in a couple of years.

Two year old lily seedlings are showing their heads.

winter honeysuckle- such a fine fragrance!

helleborus

last but not least, an iris- possibly one collected/native.

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izharhaq

nice pictures... thanks for sharing..

    Bookmark   February 24, 2011 at 11:43PM
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vetivert8(NI-NZ zone 9a)

What a terrific intense blue on that iris!

And good luck with your seedlings. Hope some, at least, oblige with early flowering (five years rather than six or so).

    Bookmark   February 24, 2011 at 11:47PM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

Interesting. It looks as if your season is amost exactly in synch with mine at the moment despite the apparent difference in Zone.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2011 at 2:53AM
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ivysmom

My first-ever run with bulbs is now producing :) Several tulips are up and one opened overnight:
(link below if image won't load).

Odd thing is that a bunch of daffodils in the same flowerbed, planted the same time, with the same treatment (and planted 2" shallower than the tulips) haven't broken the surface yet. Not sure what's going on with that, but at least the tulips are here :)

Here is a link that might be useful: My first tulip bloom

    Bookmark   February 25, 2011 at 10:50AM
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donnabaskets(Zone 8a, Central MS)

Lovely pictures. Could I possibly beg you to post a picture of the whole winter honeysuckle bush? I would love to see the form of it. I read about it every year, but to my knowledge have never seen it.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2011 at 6:24PM
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jon_z6b

Sure, would love to. I was assured when I bought the place that it was a weed and needed to be cut down. They are naturalized to the area and show up in roadside hedgerows all over the place. Anyway it came up in a crape myrtle. Both have seemed content with the relationship and I like how one fills in the other with evergreen foliage and also I have two seasons of bloom.

When it blooms is when the foliage is most sparse- ie right now (not completely deciduous though).

...in summer.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2011 at 10:33AM
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jon_z6b

Just a few more!

star magnolia

daphne odera- another smell good

    Bookmark   March 1, 2011 at 4:05PM
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stimpy926

Lovely shots...just a clarification, Iris reticulata is native to the Caucasus region of Europe, not the USA.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2011 at 7:12PM
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izharhaq

Fabulous.... thanks for sharing..

Izhar

    Bookmark   March 3, 2011 at 1:47AM
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jon_z6b

Ahh!! Is that what it is? I couldn't remember where I got it and I have several (other) species 'types' collected. I was put off from looking further by the number of species as well. I wouldn't mind trying my hand at hybridizing them but they have wildly different bloom times. Thanks for that btw.

Here is a link that might be useful: iris species

    Bookmark   March 3, 2011 at 3:34AM
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