Flowers Around The House

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Re: Flowers Around The House

Post by orin stepanek » Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:32 pm

I know my flowerbed needs cleaning!
Winter debris;& winter kill; but I got
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blossoms & buds!
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Re: Flowers Around The House

Post by orin stepanek » Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:37 pm

Oops; here's the buds! for some reason ; I could only attach 3!🌼 8-)


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Re: Flowers Around The House

Post by Ann » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:30 am

orin stepanek wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:37 pm
Oops; here's the buds! for some reason ; I could only attach 3!🌼 8-)


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Hi, Orin! Nice crocuses! :D

Like you, I wasn't able to attach more than three of my own pictures in one post. So here are three more of my own, plus a Wikimedia one:

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Closeup of the cherry tree bloom.
Early cherry tree in bloom on March 7 2020.jpg
Cherry tree in bloom on March 7.




















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Wood Anemones on March 7.



















We got a little bit of sunshine yesterday, on March 7, so I went looking for some very early signs of spring. There is a nice cherry tree by a pond outside the main public library of Malmö, and I went there to see if it had started putting out flowers. And wow, it had started indeed, my word! It was in full bloom! On March 7! I don't believe that has ever happened for as long as I have lived in Malmö, which I have since 1964.

I also went to look for Wood anemones. I really didn't think there would be any. After all, the Wood anemone is a "late spring flower", which usually appears in April. And goodness me, there are lots of other flowers that have not appeared yet, as far as I have seen, like Ranunculus ficaria L, and the forsythia has just barely started, and there really aren't many tulips around, and so on.

Yet there they were, they Wood anemones. On March 7. I'm sure they have never appeared so early.

I apologize for the lousy pictures, but my mobile phone just can't do any better.

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Re: Flowers Around The House

Post by orin stepanek » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:23 pm

I like your Cherry Tree; It's branches are similar to an old American Elm
I used to climb in when I was a boy! 😻
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Re: Flowers Around The House

Post by Fred the Cat » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:22 pm

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Like our other brothers we welcome a new shoot with fruit from another mother. :chomp:
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And it's about the same age. :wink:
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Re: (A Certain Lack of) Flowers Around The House

Post by Ann » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:11 am

We've got lots of hungry rabbits where I live.🐰

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Rabbits have eaten most of our tulips.


























There are so many rabbits here that I may fall down the rabbit hole one of these days.

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Re: (A Certain Lack of) Flowers Around The House

Post by orin stepanek » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:39 am

Ann wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:11 am
We've got lots of hungry rabbits where I live.🐰

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Rabbits have eaten most of our tulips.






























There are so many rabbits here that I may fall down the rabbit hole one of these days.

Ann


I made little cages that I put around my baby garden plants; works like a charm that stimmies the rabbits from chomping up my little garden plants! I made them out if wire mesh about 5 inches in diameter and 5 inches high! the mesh has about 1/2 inch openings! :mrgreen:
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Re: (A Certain Lack of) Flowers Around The House

Post by Ann » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:19 am

orin stepanek wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:39 am
Ann wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:11 am
We've got lots of hungry rabbits where I live.🐰

There are so many rabbits here that I may fall down the rabbit hole one of these days.

Ann

I made little cages that I put around my baby garden plants; works like a charm that stimmies the rabbits from chomping up my little garden plants! I made them out if wire mesh about 5 inches in diameter and 5 inches high! the mesh has about 1/2 inch openings! :mrgreen:
Thanks for the suggestion, Orin, but I'm not allowed to make any changes of any sort to the grounds or gardens that are owned by our condominium.

Uh, Orin? The little mess cages that you put around the plants "stimmies" the rabbits from chomping up your little garden plants?

What does "stimmies" mean?

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Re: Flowers Around The House

Post by orin stepanek » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:12 pm

Ann wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:19 am
orin stepanek wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:39 am
Ann wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:11 am
We've got lots of hungry rabbits where I live.🐰

There are so many rabbits here that I may fall down the rabbit hole one of these days.

Ann

I made little cages that I put around my baby garden plants; works like a charm that stimmies the rabbits from chomping up my little garden plants! I made them out if wire mesh about 5 inches in diameter and 5 inches high! the mesh has about 1/2 inch openings! :mrgreen:
Thanks for the suggestion, Orin, but I'm not allowed to make any changes of any sort to the grounds or gardens that are owned by our condominium.

Uh, Orin? The little mess cages that you put around the plants "stimmies" the rabbits from chomping up your little garden plants?

What does "stimmies" mean?

Ann
I think I used the word wrong! The cages keep the rabbits from reaching the plant, thus letting the plant get big enough to grow to maturity! I meant to use stymies! Quite a difference! :oops:
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Re: Flowers Around The House

Post by Ann » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:30 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:12 pm
Ann wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:19 am
orin stepanek wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:39 am



I made little cages that I put around my baby garden plants; works like a charm that stimmies the rabbits from chomping up my little garden plants! I made them out if wire mesh about 5 inches in diameter and 5 inches high! the mesh has about 1/2 inch openings! :mrgreen:
Thanks for the suggestion, Orin, but I'm not allowed to make any changes of any sort to the grounds or gardens that are owned by our condominium.

Uh, Orin? The little mess cages that you put around the plants "stimmies" the rabbits from chomping up your little garden plants?

What does "stimmies" mean?

Ann
I think I used the word wrong! The cages keep the rabbits from reaching the plant, thus letting the plant get big enough to grow to maturity! I meant to use stymies! Quite a difference! :oops:
And I meant to say "mesh cages", not "mess cages"!!! Sorry! :oops: Oh, and thanks for y our explanation! 😊

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Re: Flowers Around The House

Post by orin stepanek » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:38 pm

Ann wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:30 pm
orin stepanek wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:12 pm
Ann wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:19 am


Thanks for the suggestion, Orin, but I'm not allowed to make any changes of any sort to the grounds or gardens that are owned by our condominium.

Uh, Orin? The little mess cages that you put around the plants "stimmies" the rabbits from chomping up your little garden plants?

What does "stimmies" mean?

Ann
I think I used the word wrong! The cages keep the rabbits from reaching the plant, thus letting the plant get big enough to grow to maturity! I meant to use stymies! Quite a difference! :oops:
And I meant to say "mesh cages", not "mess cages"!!! Sorry! :oops: Oh, and thanks for y our explanation! 😊

Ann
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Re: Flowers Around The House

Post by Ann » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:44 pm

Got to show you some more flowers.

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Parts of the grounds of the old cemetery are incredibly full of blue scilla flowers.
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Hepaticas planted in a pot.
There are some growing naturally out of the ground, too.



















A red tulip in the sun.jpg
Finally we are getting more tulips!








We have had a couple of sunny days, finally, and I just wanted to show you some of the things that are in bloom in Malmö right now.

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Re: Flowers Around The House

Post by Ann » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:12 pm

Got to show you a few more.

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Blue scilla among the greenery of Bellevue Park.
Daffodil March 20 2020.jpg
There is a white and yellow daffodil in there
among all that green stuff.



















Tussilago March 19 2020.jpg
Coltsfoot is a popular spring flower in Sweden.
They grow where no other flowers grow.
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Re: Flowers Around The House

Post by Ann » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:23 pm

The cherry tree from another angle.jpg
The pond seen through the branches of the cherry tree.jpg


















Just two more pictures. The cherry tree is the same as the one I photographed twelve days ago. It is past its prime now, but still beautiful. The nearby pond looks beautiful when seen through the branches of the cherry tree.

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Re: Flowers Around The House

Post by orin stepanek » Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:44 pm

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My daffy dills! :D I love these flowers
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Post by orin stepanek » Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:47 pm

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Early Tulip: there is a few of them mixed in with the Daffs! 8-)
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