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RE: Lonicera fragrantissima and what else is blooming...


We have a couple paperwhite narcissus in bloom, and I saw one flower on
the vinca minor.

Cyndi


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of james singer
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 8:04 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Lonicera fragrantissima and what else is blooming...

We quite a few things blooming--bougainvillea, zygo cactus, poinsettia,
jatropha, mango, crown of thorns, a couple of begonias, walking iris,
hibiscus, turk's cap. Lots of reds and pinks.


On Jan 3, 2008, at 9:05 PM, Theresa W wrote:

> I think the plants that bloom when nothing else is are some of my
> favorites.  Right now I have some type of narcissus, an insane azalea
> (it has decided to bloom a few buds year round rather than in one
> spring flourish), fuschia, anemone, some tagetes shrub variety that I
> can't recall, winter sweet, mahonia "Arthur Menzies" (finally blooming

> for the first time), primulas, and another shrub with pale blue
> flowers whose name I'm also blanking on right now.  I ate one of my
> now ripe Minneola tangelos from my tree.  Yummmm- it was so good!  I
> have about 8 more fruit so I'm happy about that.  And next year I'll
> make sure it gets enough water right from the start so that I don't
> loose so much fruit like I did this year.
> Zem- my Hellebores aren't doing a thing this year- so hope yours
> perform well for you.
> Theresa
>
> Zemuly Sanders wrote:
>> I keep forgetting to tell you all that I recently noticed my winter
>> honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissima) is blooming.  I never even
>> remember I
>> have it until it blooms.  What a fragrant reminder that spring will
>> come
>> again!  I do love this old fashioned shrub.  I got mine from suckers
>> at an
>> abandoned homestead nearby.  It's got to be one of the easiest plants

>> to grow
>> since it requires absolutely no care.  I also checked out the
>> Hellebores, and
>> they have doubled in size with lots of new growth.  I'm expecting
>> blooms on
>> them in the next few weeks.
>> zem
>> zone 7
>> West TN
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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.1 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Sunset Zone 25
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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