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Re: Flowers Around The House

Post by orin stepanek » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:24 pm

Fred the Cat wrote: ↑
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In leu of flowers around the house this time of year, prowlers around the house
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caught the attention of these two yesterday
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to the point of utter exhaustion of one
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You love animals! I have a lot of those squirrels romping through the yards chasing each other right now! Gonna be a lot oh babies romping in the spring! :mrgreen: Bunnies too! for my gardens I made a lot of very small circular fencing to protect my plantings! worked really good! :wink:
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Re: Flowers Around The House

Post by Ann » Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:36 am

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January 5, 2021! Better pick these three cherry tomatoes soon. They hang from a plant grown on my balcony. The plant is almost all dead, but not quite, and the tomatoes look juicy.

I keep my oranges on the chair below the tomatoes, where they - the oranges - stay nice and cold and perfect for making freshly squeezed orange juice! I sure didn't grow them myself, however.

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Re: Flowers Around The House

Post by orin stepanek » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:02 pm

Was pretty nice yesterday; So I got out for some air; so as i walked past my Rose plant I noticed that about half of it's leaves were still green! :D 8-)
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Post by orin stepanek » Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:31 pm

! got a bunch of morning glory seeds I plan on planting along the fence line most of which are blue! we'll see how it goes! They should be able to fend for themselves, and they look nice when growing in bunches! 🌹 🥀 🌺 🌸 🌼 🌻
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Re: Flowers Around The House

Post by KayBur » Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:07 am

orin stepanek wrote: ↑
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! got a bunch of morning glory seeds I plan on planting along the fence line most of which are blue! we'll see how it goes! They should be able to fend for themselves, and they look nice when growing in bunches! 🌹 🥀 🌺 🌸 🌼 🌻
Are you sowing seeds in the open land? My wife prefers to germinate seeds at home under grow lights, and then she plants ready-made seedlings in open soil. Our seedlings are now growing under King Plus lamps. A couple of years ago, we tried grow lights and compared the results - it's better with them than catching random rays of the sun in early spring.
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Re: Flowers Around The House

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KayBur wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:07 am
orin stepanek wrote: ↑
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! got a bunch of morning glory seeds I plan on planting along the fence line most of which are blue! we'll see how it goes! They should be able to fend for themselves, and they look nice when growing in bunches! 🌹 🥀 🌺 🌸 🌼 🌻
Are you sowing seeds in the open land? My wife prefers to germinate seeds at home under grow lights, and then she plants ready-made seedlings in open soil. Our seedlings are now growing under King Plus lamps. A couple of years ago, we tried grow lights and compared the results - it's better with them than catching random rays of the sun in early spring.
I'll just poke them into the ground along the back yard fence the end of April or early May; morning glories are tough and don"I need much more than a little rain and a lot of sunshine! :D
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Re: Flowers Around The House

Post by Ann » Mon Mar 15, 2021 4:44 pm

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The small blue irises grow on the ground belonging to our condominium. The yellow Tussilago farfara, by contrast, grows in the southern outskirts of Malmö.

Of course I'm extremely happy to see the blue irises, but I'm sure glad to see the yellow Tussilago farfara, too, as it is a true harbinger of spring! :D

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Re: Flowers Around The House

Post by orin stepanek » Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:07 pm

I've had crocus blooming for about a week now and my daffodils are ready to "ignite" if it ever stops raining! :lol2: The Irises are going to be beautiful this year also!
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Post by orin stepanek » Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:43 pm

My Little Red Riding Hood Tulips are blooming and some Daffodils along with some Crocus! I'll try to get some pictures when it stops raining! :wink:
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Re: Flowers Around The House

Post by Ann » Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:28 pm

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My Little Red Riding Hood Tulips are blooming and some Daffodils along with some Crocus! I'll try to get some pictures when it stops raining! :wink:

You mean tulips like these, Orin? They are lovely. I haven't seen any tulips around here.

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But I found the first daffodils today not far from where I live. And there are some hepaticas, too.

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Re: Flowers Around The House

Post by orin stepanek » Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:14 pm

Ann wrote: ↑
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My Little Red Riding Hood Tulips are blooming and some Daffodils along with some Crocus! I'll try to get some pictures when it stops raining! :wink:

You mean tulips like these, Orin? They are lovely. I haven't seen any tulips around here.

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Is that Chamomile tea between the tulips?
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Post by Ann » Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:55 am

orin stepanek wrote: ↑
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Is that Chamomile tea between the tulips?

Wish I knew, Orin! But I don't think they look exactly the same!



"You say you picked that lovely tea in your backyard?"

"Yes, I thought it was Chamomile, but now I think it tastes different..."


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Re: Flowers Around The House

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Ann wrote: ↑
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"You say you picked that lovely tea in your backyard?"

"Yes, I thought it was Chamomile, but now I think it tastes different..."


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Hi Ann! I planted Chamomile in my Broken grill one year! The wind must have replanted them; because they come back every year around May in my backyard :lol2:


here is a photo of my daffodils with the red riding hood tulips growing in between! 8-) I used to have parrot tulips also!

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Re: Flowers Around The House

Post by Ann » Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:06 am

orin stepanek wrote: ↑
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Hi Ann! I planted Chamomile in my Broken grill one year! The wind must have replanted them; because they come back every year around May in my backyard :lol2:


here is a photo of my daffodils with the red riding hood tulips growing in between! 8-) I used to have parrot tulips also!

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Hepaticas, fully open

Your daffodils and Red Riding hood tulips look great, Orin. You used to have Parrot tulips, too? They are lovely!

Can't resist posting another picture of the hepaticas, now that they are fully open.

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Re: Flowers Around The House

Post by orin stepanek » Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:43 am

I was going take pictures of my crocus; but after 2 days of pelting rain; they didn't show up! :cry: Thanks for the pictures of the hepaticas! 8-)
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Post by orin stepanek » Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:40 pm

Well I got a couple of my flowers on film today!
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My Hyacinths making a showing!

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and Daffy Dad's Delightful Daffodils! I really like the daffodils; they are a beautiful flower ,and stay in bloom for a long time! 😍
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Re: Flowers Around The House

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orin stepanek wrote: ↑
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Well I got a couple of my flowers on film today!IMG_0511.JPG My Hyacinths making a showing!


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and Daffy Dad's Delightful Daffodils! I really like the daffodils; they are a beautiful flower ,and stay in bloom for a long time! 😍
Wow, Orin, all those daffodils look great! And the blue hyacinths are lovely, of course! :D

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Post by Chris Peterson » Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:20 pm

Been having nice spring weather lately, 50s in the day, dipping just around freezing at night. So I've had my eyes peeled for the first wildflowers. Typically early April, and a race between little Easter Daisies (Townsendia hookeri) and Pasque flowers. The daisies won this year, as I saw these while out walking the dogs.
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Re: Flowers Around The House

Post by orin stepanek » Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:40 pm

I got those darn lions crawling all over my yard again! I'm gonna have to go a hunting! Darn critters think they are just Dandy! :mrgreen:

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Re: Flowers Around The House

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I got those darn lions crawling all over my yard again! I'm gonna have to go a hunting! Darn critters think they are just Dandy! :mrgreen:
We call those "wildflowers" and love to see them, and the butterflies they attract.
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Chris Peterson wrote: ↑
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I got those darn lions crawling all over my yard again! I'm gonna have to go a hunting! Darn critters think they are just Dandy! :mrgreen:
We call those "wildflowers" and love to see them, and the butterflies they attract.
Yup; that's true; but they take over a lawn pretty much, so we keep them in check! They blow back in from the neighborhood each year; so we always have them! When I was a younger I made some wine out of them! The wine was OK; but I didn't like it so I gave it away!
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orin stepanek wrote: ↑
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I got those darn lions crawling all over my yard again! I'm gonna have to go a hunting! Darn critters think they are just Dandy! :mrgreen:
We call those "wildflowers" and love to see them, and the butterflies they attract.
Yup; that's true; but they take over a lawn pretty much, so we keep them in check! They blow back in from the neighborhood each year; so we always have them! When I was a younger I made some wine out of them! The wine was OK; but I didn't like it so I gave it away!
Lawn? What's that?
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Chris Peterson wrote: ↑
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:12 pm
orin stepanek wrote: ↑
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We call those "wildflowers" and love to see them, and the butterflies they attract.
Yup; that's true; but they take over a lawn pretty much, so we keep them in check! They blow back in from the neighborhood each year; so we always have them! When I was a younger I made some wine out of them! The wine was OK; but I didn't like it so I gave it away!
Lawn? What's that?
:lol2: :thumb_up: :b: True
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orin stepanek wrote: ↑
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I got those darn lions crawling all over my yard again! I'm gonna have to go a hunting! Darn critters think they are just Dandy! :mrgreen:

I've seen just a few of them here. The first ones of the year make me happy. The later ones don't.

But I don't hate them! I'm not responsible for the lawns of our condominium, and I don't mind seeing a few dandelions there, even if I vastly prefer the lovely daisies. But I don't hate flowers, particularly if they are not poisonous or itchy or thorny. Perhaps a hungry little bee or bumble-bee might even have a little drink of nectar out of them. Really, dandelions haven't done anything bad in their lives, except having way, way too many kids and grandkids. And great-grandkids. And great-great-grandkids. And great-great-great-grandkids. And... Okay, Orin, I see what you mean!

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Post by Ann » Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:20 pm

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This is the time of year when the color of the sky descends on the Earth and settles in the old cemetery in downtown Malmö. At right you can see what the scillas look like up close.

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