Tomatoville® Gardening Forums


Notices

Share your favorite photos with us here. Instructions on how to post them can be found in the first post within.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old March 1, 2017   #16
bitterwort
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: MN Zone4b
Posts: 224
Default

Lupine or grape hyacinth? The leaves look like the latter, but maybe they're from something else. Either way, they're gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
__________________
Bitterwort
bitterwort is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 1, 2017   #17
MissS
Tomatovillian™
 
MissS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Posts: 2,212
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bitterwort View Post
Lupine or grape hyacinth? The leaves look like the latter, but maybe they're from something else. Either way, they're gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
Yep, you are right. Grape Hyacinth it is. Good eyes there, I did not look that close to observe the leaves.
__________________
Patti
Zone 5
MissS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 1, 2017   #18
AlittleSalt
Tomatovillian™
 
AlittleSalt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Zone 8A Texas Heat Zone 9
Posts: 8,903
Default

They really are Wild Lupine. I bought the bulbs in 1993. We have dug them up and shared them with the neighbors, and they are growing all over our property in clumps.
__________________
Salt, AlittleSalt, Robert
AlittleSalt is online now   Reply With Quote
Old March 1, 2017   #19
MissS
Tomatovillian™
 
MissS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Posts: 2,212
Default

They really aren't Wild Lupine... You will have to change what you call them. I'm so sorry.

Grape Hyacinth is a spring flowering bulb with grass like foliage and blue flowers. They look like this, https://www.brecks.com/product/Blue_...46&utm_medium=

Wild Lupine are legumes and have pea plant shaped flowers. Their leaves are more like an open hand. https://www.fws.gov/midwest/endanger...bb/lupine.html

Hyacinths are grown from bulbs and lupines are grown from seed.
__________________
Patti
Zone 5
MissS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 1, 2017   #20
AlittleSalt
Tomatovillian™
 
AlittleSalt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Zone 8A Texas Heat Zone 9
Posts: 8,903
Default

Now, I'm wondering what it is

After doing an image search - they are not wild lupines. Maybe that's part of why that nursery went out of business?

Grape Hyacinths https://www.google.com/search?q=blue...fD0xkkm6ohGnBM:

Blue Lupines https://www.google.com/search?q=Blue...0sDVUQ_AUIBigB
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC00726.jpg (735.3 KB, 88 views)
File Type: jpg DSC00727.JPG (199.8 KB, 89 views)
__________________
Salt, AlittleSalt, Robert

Last edited by AlittleSalt; March 1, 2017 at 02:43 PM.
AlittleSalt is online now   Reply With Quote
Old March 1, 2017   #21
AlittleSalt
Tomatovillian™
 
AlittleSalt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Zone 8A Texas Heat Zone 9
Posts: 8,903
Default

My wife just reminded me that was the same plant nursery that sold my father a yucca plant but called it a century plant. A big difference in price.
__________________
Salt, AlittleSalt, Robert
AlittleSalt is online now   Reply With Quote
Old March 1, 2017   #22
MissS
Tomatovillian™
 
MissS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Posts: 2,212
Default

Well it's no wonder that the nursery went out of business when they can not even identify the States Flower which is the Texas Bluebonnet aka Wild Lupine.

It's hard to do business when you don't know what it is that you are selling...

If you throw some bone meal at those hyacinths, they will bloom heavier next year.
__________________
Patti
Zone 5
MissS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 7, 2017   #23
SpookyShoe
Tomatovillian™
 
SpookyShoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Seabrook, Texas
Posts: 104
Default My poinsettia from Christmas 2015 as it is now

Bought this from Walmart at Christmas 2015. It's been outside ever since. Can't kill this thing.


P.S. Sorry it's on it's side!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20161217_144631.jpg (381.3 KB, 67 views)

Last edited by SpookyShoe; March 7, 2017 at 12:25 PM. Reason: on side
SpookyShoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 7, 2017   #24
AlittleSalt
Tomatovillian™
 
AlittleSalt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Zone 8A Texas Heat Zone 9
Posts: 8,903
Default

SpookyShoe, they look wonderful.
__________________
Salt, AlittleSalt, Robert
AlittleSalt is online now   Reply With Quote
Old March 7, 2017   #25
AlittleSalt
Tomatovillian™
 
AlittleSalt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Zone 8A Texas Heat Zone 9
Posts: 8,903
Default

There's a good chance we're going to have dewberries this year
Attached Images
File Type: jpg HNI_0095.JPG (83.6 KB, 64 views)
__________________
Salt, AlittleSalt, Robert
AlittleSalt is online now   Reply With Quote
Old March 10, 2017   #26
SpookyShoe
Tomatovillian™
 
SpookyShoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Seabrook, Texas
Posts: 104
Default Dwarf pomegranate blooming Mar. 10

Hummingbirds love this.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20170310_134357.jpg (624.2 KB, 49 views)
SpookyShoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 10, 2017   #27
SpookyShoe
Tomatovillian™
 
SpookyShoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Seabrook, Texas
Posts: 104
Default Begonia in pot on front porch

These are from last summer. I had to cover them only once this winter. The power of zone 9!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20170310_135158.jpg (441.1 KB, 49 views)
SpookyShoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 10, 2017   #28
SpookyShoe
Tomatovillian™
 
SpookyShoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Seabrook, Texas
Posts: 104
Default Live oaks

Sorry for all the dry leaves in my pics. If you live in Texas you know that the live oaks are dropping their leaves......right about.....NOW! You can sweep your patio and it will be covered the next day.
SpookyShoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 10, 2017   #29
SpookyShoe
Tomatovillian™
 
SpookyShoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Seabrook, Texas
Posts: 104
Default Nun's Orchid

3-10-17
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20170310_150429.jpg (327.8 KB, 47 views)
SpookyShoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 10, 2017   #30
Jimbotomateo
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Santa Maria California
Posts: 1,007
Default

Purty pics, spooky!
Jimbotomateo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:23 PM.


★ Tomatoville® is a registered trademark of Commerce Holdings, LLC ★ All Content ©2017 Commerce Holdings, LLC ★