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RE: bombax in bloom and the link is here


JIm, 
how old would this one be do you suppose? Looks pretty gnarly, and very
pretty.
Kitty


> [Original Message]
> From: Island Jim <jsinger@igc.org>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 3/5/2003 8:39:12 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] bombax in bloom and the link is here
>
> no scent as far as my old sniffer can tell. if it did, i suppose everyone 
> in zone 10 would have one or two in their yards. the blooms don't last
once 
> picked, either. the short one plucked a flower yesterday, floated it in a 
> bowl of water, and it looks rather sad right now. another thing, i don't 
> know how long it will bloom. today, when i took the pictures, buds out 
> numbered flowers at least 10 to one. but what i don't know is if flowers 
> die off as fast as buds open or if there is peak moment when most of the 
> buds are open. but right now, this old tree is one glorious sight.
>
> At 07:30 PM 3/5/03 -0600, you wrote:
> >NO Zem, thank Island Jim for sharing that beauty with us...
> >
> >So Jim, do the blooms have a scent? I have never seen anything like that
> >before, not surprising since I am here in zone 5!. Do they all bloom so
> >massively? So does this mean spring is officially down in your end of
> >the country?
> >
> >Donna
> >
> >
> > >
> > > Wow, that is an awesome tree!  Thank you, Donna, for posting the
> >pictures.
> > > zem
> >
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