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Old May 5, 2018   #31
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It's that time of year when everything's starting to pop!

The Clematis (name forgotten) has been blooming next to a Knockout rose for several days now. It usually climbs the small trellis there for it but this year decided not to. I just noticed it yesterday.



And the first Asiatic lily opened yesterday. Again, the name forgotten.



The first 'Percy Wiseman' Rhodie opened fully yesterday too.



There should be daylilies soon, probably 'Stella D'Oro' as she's usually the first one out of the gate.
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Old May 6, 2018   #32
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Default Rhodys v. azaleas

Rhododendrons won't grow in my area. Azaleas are all over the place. They are at their peak in early March.

Donna, Texas Gulf Coast, zone 9
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Old May 7, 2018   #33
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Rhododendrons won't grow in my area. Azaleas are all over the place. They are at their peak in early March.

Donna, Texas Gulf Coast, zone 9
If any grow in my part of Georgia they've been planted by homeowners but they're found out and about on their own in north Georgia up towards the Smokies.
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Old May 22, 2018   #34
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This 'Little Gem Magnolia' has started to bloom and is adding a really sweet scent to the air when the wind blows right. It's a dwarf but that's only in relation to a full sized Magnolia. This one can get to 30' where a standard Magnolia grandiflora is a lot taller. Smaller leaves on this one too.




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Old May 22, 2018   #35
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Your Magnolia is a lovely tree. I would love to be able to grow one here.

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Old May 25, 2018   #36
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Default Gold Star Esperanza

This was a small tree until The Two Great Freezes of 2017 and it died back to the ground. Now it's coming back...a hummingbird favorite. The neighbor across the street has a Magnolia. Her's is just starting to bloom. The blooms smell faintly of lemons to me.

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Oh, that Esperanza is *gorgeous*! Instant plant envy.

Unfortunately it won't grow here. Waaaahhhhhh!
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Old June 15, 2018   #38
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Default Passiflora "Inspiration

Host plant for the Gulf Fritillary.

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Old June 16, 2018   #39
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Awesome! Does it make fruits too?
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Old June 16, 2018   #40
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Narnian, some Passiflora make fruits; the variety I have is for all intents and purposes sterile. I am told I can pollinate my flowers with the pollen of a non-sterile variety and that may cause fruits to form.

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OK. You might want to give it a try?

I have read that Passifloras can be difficult to germinate.. so it is a challenge for die hard gardeners. In our climate it definitely needs a greenhouse... so I am not going to try any of the varieties. There are Passion fruits in the supermarket if need be.
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Old June 30, 2018   #42
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Default Ginger and Amaryllis

I don't know the variety of the ginger, but it is very fragrant. Likewise with the lily or amaryllis...I don't know which it is.

Donna, Texas Gulf Coast...hot!
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Fabulous blooms Donna! Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks.
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Nice blooms and fragrance with the ginger too, a bonus!
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