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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:

Closeup of the cherry tree bloom.jpg
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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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:
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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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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! 😊

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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.

Bellevueparken March 20 2020.jpg
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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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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Early Tulip: there is a few of them mixed in with the Daffs! 8-)
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Post by orin stepanek » Sun May 03, 2020 8:01 pm

Lots of blooms
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Post by orin stepanek » Sun May 03, 2020 8:17 pm

And here's 3 more! :mrgreen:
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Hi Ann! I thought somewhere; you liked Dandy Lions; so I sent a couple for your enjoyment!😺
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Re: Flowers Around The House

Post by Ann » Mon May 04, 2020 4:45 pm

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And here's 3 more! :mrgreen:
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Hi Ann! I thought somewhere; you liked Dandy Lions; so I sent a couple for your enjoyment!😺
Wow! Thanks for your dandelions, Orin; yes, I do like them in spring! I kind of get tired of them during the summer. :wink:

Let me post some of my flower pictures, too! First of all, I have to show you some tulips.🌷 No, the rabbits didn't eat them all!🐰 In fact, we have a good number of them.

The second thing I want to show you is a small apple tree in bloom below my balcony! The tree is actually right in front of my balcony on the top floor in this picture!

The third picture is a pink cherry tree and a beech tree with new green leaves just across the street from my condominium.


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Pink cherry tree and new beech leaves just outside my house.jpg
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Re: Flowers Around The House

Post by Ann » Mon May 04, 2020 5:10 pm

Have to show you pictures from two nearby parks. The first one is a picture of flowers from Slottsparken. I love this park in the spring, when flowers grow riotously as if they were in the wild. But there are many lovely trees in bloom too, mostly cherry trees.

I have to show you another picture of cherry bloom from another nearby park, Rönneholmsparken. I can't help it, I love cherry trees!

Blommor på våren i Slottsparken.jpg
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Post by Ann » Mon May 04, 2020 5:34 pm

Have to show you a few more pictures. The first two are just pictures of beech trees in the park of Rönneholmsparken. So I love beech trees in the spring, sue me!

The third picture is from the school yard of Sankt Petri school of Malmö. The school is closed due to Covid-19, but you are allowed to enter the school yard, and a lady and myself both went in to photograph the beautiful cherry trees.

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Copper beech and ordinary beech in the park of Rönneholmsparken.jpg
A lady photographs cherry trees in the school yard of Sankt Petri.jpg
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Re: Flowers Around The House

Post by orin stepanek » Mon May 04, 2020 7:45 pm

Thanks Ann! I love your pictures! :wink: 🌺
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Re: Flowers Around The House

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Thanks Ann! I love your pictures! :wink: 🌺
Thank you, Orin! :D I very much like your pictures, too! 🌷🌸

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Re: Flowers Around The House

Post by Ann » Tue May 19, 2020 7:17 pm

Have to show you a few more flowering trees!

Näsduksträd i Rönneholmsparken.jpg
Detalj av näsduksträd.jpg
Röd kastanj på Gamla begravningsplatsen.jpg

The top two pictures show Handkerchief trees in a nearby park. The third picture shows a red Horse chestnut tree in another park.

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Re: Flowers Around The House

Post by Ann » Tue May 19, 2020 7:24 pm

One more flowering tree, one non-flowering tree, and some flowers!

Blommande hägg vid Kaptensgatan.jpg
Nyutslagen lind i Folkets Park.jpg
Löjtnantshjärtan i Folkets Park.jpg
The top left picture is a bird cherry tree, the top right one is a linden tree, and the flowers are Bleeding Hearts.

I just like them! :D

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