April showers bring may flowers

teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)May 4, 2014

I will be the host of mayflowers.

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paul_(z5 MI)

Is this to be the thread you intend to have folks post pics in or were you planning on posting a more direct/obvious thread title like "May Flowers Go Here"?

Didn't want to assume & post any here if you intend on doing the latter.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 1:30PM
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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

I should have done the latter, this was meant to replace your april tread

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 2:49PM
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paul_(z5 MI)

Well if you wish, you could always simply start a new thread with the aforementioned title. Just make a note of it here so others don't mistakenly post in this thread. This one would then eventually get pushed out of sight.

So you have blooms to start us off? (Here or in a new thread.)

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 9:37PM
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asleep_in_the_garden

This thread is good enough for me.
I vote it stays(no harm in it,right?).

Spathiphyllum Mauna Loa...

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 10:02PM
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asleep_in_the_garden

Annnnnd...

My african violet is rockin some color. :)

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 12:08AM
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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

Id rather keep the post too...Sadly this is a lean month for me with flowers, but i might have alittle Kalanchoe and Oxalis

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 10:25AM
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averil(8b)

My easter cactus just about to bloom
Averil
(UK)

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 11:33AM
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averil(8b)

This is a true xmas cactus that's a wee bit confused lol

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 11:34AM
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averil(8b)

This columnea I got as a plug plant last year and that flower has been on it for over 3 weeks and it's still so fresh
Regards to all
Averil (UK)

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 11:39AM
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paul_(z5 MI)

Don't matter to me none, either.

Yet another pic from my everblooming pot of pings:

A nice minicatt. Just too bad it isn't more floriferous. Plant is about 4inches tall. The bloom is 2inches across.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 4:59PM
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asleep_in_the_garden

Jeez Paul,my alo up and decides it wants to threaten dormancy out of the blue while My fellow zone5er in michigan gets a bloom! *slaps forehead*

I'm never gonna get the knack for that one...it eludes me. It's so striking in appearance though...so I keep trying.

Beautiful pics as always,man! :)

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 6:42PM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Hi!! I'll add a few...

Kaneohe Sunburst Plumeria.

Love all of the pictures.. Thanks teen for the thread!!!! ;-)

Laura

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 7:33PM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Noid Adenium

Laura

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 7:35PM
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flowerpottipper

Streptocarpus with a few blooms left...

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 5:04AM
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flowerpottipper

Impatiens congo cockatoo,

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 5:08AM
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flowerpottipper

Peperomia dolabriformis with its weird blooms,

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 5:12AM
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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

Nice flowers, i have never seen a adenium in bloom without leaves.. I assume it will grow back

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 10:23AM
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paul_(z5 MI)

Love the Impatiens! That is of the type I have been seeking. (Only ones I have every seen offered have been too expensive.)

Always enjoy seeing Adenium and Plumeria in bloom. (Actually with Adenium I like them out of bloom as well. The caudices are so kewl!)

@Asleep:
I've read that sooner or later it is almost inevitiable that the Alocasia will go dormant. Considering I have never had success in awakening them, I keep hoping mine will continue to put off doing so. Watering a dormant tuber with hot water is supposed to be effective for waking them up, but haven't tried doing so.

Never been able to have more than 3 or 4 leaves at once, which is a bummer -- though I have heard that is commonly the case. Quite the huge stem/tuber on mine at this point. Would like to give a "whack" and repot both resulting halves BUT I'm too chicken .... with my luck doing so would send it into a death spiral.

This one has bloomed for me quite a few times over the last couple years.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 1:25PM
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asleep_in_the_garden

Don't whack it...like so many other alos it will eventually put off bulbils or at least I THINK that's what they'll do. Had a tiny one start up years ago when I'd recycled potting mix in a tomato bed. Seems I missed a bulbil along the way,eh?

If any of mine go dormant,I put them in terrariums and they usually wake up,or at least turn around. Sometimes I'll forget I've put one in and by the time I look at it next it's smushing up against the lid. lol

The above refers mostly to my macrorhizas which by degrees I have an easier time with,but it's worked before with pollys or polys or whatever the african mask is being called these days.

Also worked with the sarian I acquired last year.

Three varieties of alo counts as a collection,right? No matter,..I gotta find more. :D

By the way,I've seen some pics of masks that were HUGE! This is why it would hurt my biggest feelings if you were to take a knife to that rhizome. I have had the same results with the three or four leaves tops...but hope springs eternal,right?

I have a lot of confidence in yours by the look of how well it's doing for you. Your doing a great job!

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 6:26PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Some really interesting plants! Thanks for posting, everybody.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 8:14AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Sedum clavatum.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 6:54PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Aglaonema (Chinese evergreen.)

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 6:55PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' is starting (upper left corner.) With Tradescantia zebrina and wax Begonia.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 6:57PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Chamaedorea elegans (parlor palm.)

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 7:10PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Can't catch these open with camera in hand, but here's the buds, Tradescantia pallida.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 7:11PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Callisia fragrans.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 7:12PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Wax Begonia with double flowers.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 7:13PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana with wax Begonias.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 7:14PM
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nomen_nudum

Nice thread title & thanks for starting

Schizobasis intricata: Very tiny white flowers that bloom speraticly into Aug.

Is one of my bulbs that gets year round inside house growing. I'll try to remeber to post anouther pic of it later after it gets a misting.

Also missing April showers outside and making it's first outside view of the world today Haworthis cooperi X what ever happened to be near it on the rack.

Potted view

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 11:45PM
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Photo Synthesis

This African Violet has been blooming continuously for me ever since I first bought it. Which surprised me, because I've never really had much success with these plants before. :)

    Bookmark   May 8, 2014 at 2:54AM
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Photo Synthesis

A closeup of the flowers...

    Bookmark   May 8, 2014 at 3:08AM
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Photo Synthesis

My Sarracenia purpurea in bloom, with my Dionaea muscipula just beginning to send up their flower spikes. I love carnivorous plants. It's somewhat gratifying feeding troublesome bugs to my hungry plants, HaHa...

    Bookmark   May 8, 2014 at 3:29AM
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Photo Synthesis

A closeup of my pitcher plant's interesting flower...

    Bookmark   May 8, 2014 at 3:37AM
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plantomaniac08(8)

Just opened yesterday... Ornithogalum longibracteatum ('Pregnant Onion') bloom:

Planto

    Bookmark   May 8, 2014 at 8:52AM
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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

Nice flowers everyone! Im hoping the Oxalis in this container I made for the summer starts sending up flowers.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2014 at 10:33AM
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paul_(z5 MI)

Love Sarr. flowers! Never was able to bloom mine when I had one. But living in a third floor apt makes giving it a proper dormancy difficult to impossible.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2014 at 12:47PM
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Photo Synthesis

This is my first time seeing Starr's flowers in person. The 2nd one has opened up and I have been cross-pollinating them with each other every day now. Not that I need more pitcher plants, but this is something I've never tried before, so why not give it a shot?

I went out into my backyard and noticed that my purple Oxalis shamrocks have exploded all over with those cute little pink blooms. That was a pleasant surprise. Do they bloom off and on throughout the year? Once it finished blooming after St. Patrick's Day, I just figured that was it.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2014 at 3:32PM
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fin2ya(4)

Gardenia. It smells really lovely.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2014 at 4:57AM
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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

Vigorous oxalis blooms!

    Bookmark   May 11, 2014 at 3:45PM
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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

Rescued azalea

    Bookmark   May 11, 2014 at 3:47PM
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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

Vigorous oxalis blooms!

    Bookmark   May 11, 2014 at 3:53PM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Gardenia....

Teen.. My adeniums are all coming out of dormancy.. Some like to flower right as they wake...

Some take a little longer.

Great thread.

Happy Mothers's Day!!!

Laura

    Bookmark   May 11, 2014 at 7:16PM
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nomen_nudum

Hairy Hoya

    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 12:57AM
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marguerite_gw

This orchid has only been out of bloom for two short periods since I bought it three years ago. I bought it unnamed from a mixed bunch in the local supermarket.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 9:03AM
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fin2ya(4)

Clivia miniata......almost.

Tuija

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 11:27AM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Amazing thread everybody, some stunning plants you've shown. The colors on that Plumeria sunrise have me swooning.

Nomen: Is that Hairy Hoya yours? Would that be H. Linearis? Just fabulous, I'd never seen it w/ blooms before.

Thanks for the Show folks, very inspirational.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2014 at 9:00AM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

I love this thread too!!! So many beautiful blooms and unusual plants!!!
Quite Lovely!!!!

Thank you all for posting..

Pirate Girl..

This is the same tree as of yesterday!!

Like you, we had torrential rain and we received 4 inches yesterday. This was taken after the storm passed....

The heat brings more coloration...

Kaneohe Sunburst

For you, Pirate Girt!!! ;-)

Laura

    Bookmark   May 17, 2014 at 9:16AM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Oh my, swoonworthy indeed, thanks much Laura!

    Bookmark   May 17, 2014 at 11:36AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

This pot's starting its' 3rd spring. Impatiens walleriana (the blooming plants,) Coleus, cane Begonias, Hypoestes.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2014 at 12:38PM
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asleep_in_the_garden

Lovely group ya got there Purp! :)

A lot of beauties on this thread!

    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 5:21PM
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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

Id like to thank everyone for the beautiful flowers on this tread and I wish you all a wonderful week and growing season. I am proud to be the host of the beautiful mayflowers of members of gardenweb. Purple, you save those regular impatients? I only save new guine impatients and the variegated ones..

    Bookmark   May 19, 2014 at 10:28AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Yes, I don't buy annuals that don't have a chance of being saved (since they're really tender perennials, not true annuals.) In the spring, I put the excesses in the ground to start the process over again.

NOID Haworthia:

    Bookmark   May 28, 2014 at 12:38PM
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petrushka

anthurium:
my best exotic at the moment, 2 more buds are coming.
all grew locally - on my bench ;).

    Bookmark   May 29, 2014 at 7:16PM
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petrushka

and new variety for me:
rieger begonia dragone 'rosewood', very bright shade of rose red, leaves look almost black in the evening.
just got it for easter. after half the buds dropped, there seems to be a promise of stabilized future :).

    Bookmark   May 29, 2014 at 7:22PM
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petrushka

and finally buds only plant:
my giant leaved begonia that produced buds very early: may instead of aug, donnow what to think of it. but may be i won't have to think much longer, the bud drop already started ....

    Bookmark   May 29, 2014 at 7:26PM
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nomen_nudum

Very favorable with unusually cooler temps than normal this time of the year for Harry Hoya (H. linearis.)

Teen: Thanks for hosting April showers bring May flowers
Who ever is hosting the June flower theme I've left some outside grown Tulips to mark a path.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2014 at 3:38PM
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