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Old 04-18-2014, 11:58 AM   #31
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Carolina jessamine is blooming now and so is fleabane, I'm not sure which one it is. The gnats are out in full force, so much for the cold weather decreasing their populations but at least the birds have a banquet.
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Old 04-18-2014, 04:25 PM   #32
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Last year, I put in three redbuds. They are probably just under four feet tall. I suspect it will be another two year or so before I see them flower.

My dogwood buds don't seem to be doing anything at all (except staying clamped shut), but my serviceberry flower buds are just starting to elongate.

There are so many other trees and shrubs I want to add (which will add to the variety of natives as well as the succession of blooms and berries), but I still want to add more dogwoods and serviceberries. Perhaps getting more variety will be the focus this year, then more of what we already have can be added the following year.

Thanks for sharing your spring with us, linrose.
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Old 04-18-2014, 04:28 PM   #33
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More pretties...Just think NeWisc when theirs are long gone we'll still be enjoying!
Exactly!

As a matter of fact, for years I've thought about traveling north in the spring, just to extend the season. Some year, we should travel south and walk parts of the Appalachian trail as we work our way back home...and perhaps farther north.
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Old 04-18-2014, 04:43 PM   #34
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We had a thin blanket of snow on the ground here the other day! It melted by the time I got back home from work (except for one tiny patch I found in the shade).

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I have seen a few pussy willow flowers, but nothing else...
Pussy willow is all I have in the way of flowers here too, NEWisc.

...but I do have things coming up.
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...and, something that looks like a squash based on the flower, came up with the lettuce I planted inside a while back. I snipped some of the lettuce for a salad the other day.


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Nice, wildwatcher. I can't wait until I add more woodland wildflowers to what I already have. Thanks for the preview; it will be long time before I start seeing mine blooming.
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Mayapples sure are a welcome sight in spring with their big droopy green leaves when most everything else is still brown. We have several colonies all around in partly shady spots.
I can't wait until the few single Mayapples I have become colonies. I'd love a few colonies to visit in various spots on the property.
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You have a nice selection there, linrose! Beautiful.
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With a name like 'asiatic dayflower'...I'm guessing they are non-native.
Correct. Although, I've seen in field guides that there is a very similar native (with an extra petal, I believe), that I've never seen anywhere--just the non-native.
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Oh, OK, day flower it is. Spring beauties are blooming now, when the sun is out that is. I just planted some last fall.
I bought some two years ago, I think. I put them in two different spots.

Here's hoping they like where they are an spread throughout the understory--yours too. I used to walk at Duff park (on the other side of the state) and see them everywhere. That park had a profound effect on me, and I'm trying to recreate a mass of wildflowers here like what grows in abundance there.
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Daisy fleabane is one of my favorites--it never used to be, but since moving here, I'm always thrilled to see it.
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