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Old April 3, 2017   #46
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It sure looks like a lovely spring day there. The flowers are lovely and I sure can't wait to see something green and blooming around here. It's just cold and rainy here today. An Eeyore kind of day.

Your purple flower is called Callirhoe involucrata and it sure is pretty.

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Old April 7, 2017   #47
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Our first iris to bloom this year. I wonder what is growing the pot? pic 2 and 3.
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Old April 8, 2017   #48
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This is what Grape Hyacinth bulbs look like...(When left in a bowl and forgotten and there's rain.) ... and they are not lupines.
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Old April 9, 2017   #49
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Default Lovely flowers

Really enjoying all the pretty pictures. Here bottle brush will grow to the size of a small tree.

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Old April 11, 2017   #50
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Lantana, thorn tree, buttercup
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Old April 11, 2017   #51
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The thorn tree flower is a Mesquite. I couldn't add a picture above, so I'll post it here.

I forget what the others are.
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Lantana, thorn tree, buttercup
Man, those are gorgeous flowers salt! . I don't think I've seen those before. Great photography! . Jimbo
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Old April 11, 2017   #53
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Thank you Jimbo. This is what I mostly take pictures with. It's a Nintendo DSi. When I take close-up pictures - I am actually standing that close to the object. It is easy to use and I don't have to resize the pictures for here.

My wife's new camera takes pictures that I have to downsize to 15%. So, I use the DSi.
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Old April 11, 2017   #54
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My wife's new camera takes pictures that I have to downsize to 15%. So, I use the DSi.
Spend a few hours with the manual. After a while you will find the switch to turn down the "raw picture" resolution and save format. Mine by default saves in hi-res TIFF which is yuge! Plenty of room on the card, but then there is the post-processing...

(Course if you save in a low res, all that extra info is lost. Your choice.)
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Old April 15, 2017   #55
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My wife absolutely loves morning glories, and I agree with her. First picture. WARNING They are extremely invasive, but I don't mind them growing as weeds.

We let our 7 and 4 year old grandchildren help plant them. I built a string trellis for them to grow on along with some Painted Lady runner beans. Yes, there are too many planted and will be thinned out some.

The Painted Lady Picture comes from https://www.google.com/search?q=pain...L58MM:&spf=191

The odd looking yellow markers are plastic straws.
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Old April 15, 2017   #56
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Default Loving all the flower pics

I took an ugly bare area that was shady and tried to beautify it a few weeks ago. Planted fuschia, shrimp plant, begonia and dwarf hydrangea (on the Texas gulf coast hydrangea will burn in the sun). Everything's looking good. Hummingbirds love the fuschia and the shrimp plants.
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Old April 15, 2017   #57
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Default Cajun hibiscus variety Yehudi

Large blooms.
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Old April 15, 2017   #58
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Salt, the unknown weed in your post #47 looks like one we call gypsywort.
There are many common names for it (confusing!), but the genus is Lycopus and there are a number of species that look very similar. Mint family, mostly found in wet areas - ours grows here with peppermint where the river meets the pond. It doesn't have a minty smell. The mint looks similar but there are subtle differences, for example the leaves are not as serrated.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycopus_americanus found throughout North America. There are other species that might be in Texas too.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycopus
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycopus_asper
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Very pretty SpookyShoe.

Bower, I just looked and the plants do have the little berries. ...why not show a picture Purslane was planted in the two pots last year - it's coming back.
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The first two pictures are of Solanum elaeagnifolium – Silverleaf Nightshade - it's also called Tomato Weed. http://www.fireflyforest.com/flowers...af-nightshade/

The last two are Sugar Snap Pea flowers.
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