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RE: RE: Spring fever- blooming...

Oh, Pam - What a picture you paint.  Sounds wonderful.  

Zone 7 - West Tn

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of gardenqueen@academicplanet.com
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2004 9:21 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: RE: [CHAT] Spring fever- blooming...

Well, all the roses are blooming. Alyssum, pansies and viola still
blooming from winter. The scabiosa, oxalis, ipheions, Spanish bluebells,
a few leucojums hanging on. The first purple coneflower is blooming WAY
early. Bluebonnets, day flowers, a few early morning glories, perennial
geraniums, all the salvias, the purple baptisia, sweet peas, Spanish
lavender, French lavender, the Indian Pink (spigela marilandica?) is
blooming now and most of the sweet peppers. Isshould have fruit in a
month. Can't wait!

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Tchessie
Sent: 4/18/2004 8:33:04 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Spring fever- blooming...

> Ok- let's see how many things are blooming here.
> Anemones
> Columbine -4 varieties (can't recall the names)
> Foxglove
> Roses (blooming like crazy this year!) Even my one year old climbers 
> (Gloire de Dijon, Sombruiel, etc.) Pink Jasmine
> Heurcara
> Flowering dogwood,
> Gerbera daisy,
> Yarrow,
> Guara (just starting),
> Sticky monkey flower (can't recall its real name- but the hummers just
> this)
> Scabiosa
> Buckwheat
> Kangaroo paws
> Salvias (pineapple, another purple one, and buds on "black & blue")
> Cyclamen
> Bearded iris
> Jupiter's beard
> Coreopsis- flying saucer
> several sedums
> French lavender
> A few stragglers- daffodils and freesia
> Happy to see my peony made it throught he winter, and several 
> ephemerals made it back this spring too even if they haven't bloomed 
> yet(trillium, dog-toothed violet, jack-in-the-pulpit).
> Oh- and my pot of red orchid cactus on the back porch is blooming!  
> I've had the plant for years- and it finally decided to bloom.  I left

> it out all winter this year- so I'm assuming that did the trick.  It 
> has 16 bud, and 3 fully open flowers.  I also learned that unlike the 
> night-blooming cereus I
> have- this orchid cactus' flowers stay for days (so far 5 days)!  I'll
> to get a picture and post for you all.
> Today was damp, chilly (60) and rainy off and on- so took care of 
> inside stuff (you know, the usual laundry, house cleaning, cutting and

> gluing the transition pieces to the laminate flooring we installed in 
> fall....)
> Theresa
> Sac, CA
> zone 8-9
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> Behalf Of Chris@widom-assoc.com
> Sent: Sunday, April 18, 2004 6:14 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Spring fever
> Auralie,
> You have Pulmonarias and Epimediums blooming? Columbine already?!!! 
> Even my anemones aren't blooming yet!  My lamb's ears (Stachys lanata)

> look pretty beat up still!  I spent my first day in the garden doing 
> spring clean-up today.  The hostas are just barely showing,  Most 
> daylilies are up 4" - 6".  I see that some of my favorites are over 
> running parts of the garden (i.e.: Rudbeckia laciniata and LYSIMACHIA 
> CILATA PURPUREA),  If only I had more time, this would be the 
> absolutely perfect time to divide the hostas, grasses and other 
> perennials as they are just starting to come up!
> All this talk about plant sales has got me thinking about buying a 
> table at my chorale's flea market and selling plants!  I think that I 
> could make some money to use towards spring purchases!  And, I would 
> feel good finding homes for all of my divisions!  I think printing 
> photos and labels with plant info would be a must and I don't know if 
> I'd have time to get everything ready.
> Chris
> Long Island, NY
> Zone 7
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On 
> Behalf Of Aplfgcnys@aol.com
> Sent: Sunday, April 18, 2004 7:57 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: [CHAT] Spring fever
> Why, oh why did I think last fall that it would be a good idea to have

> a
> spring horticulture show in the middle of April?  And why did the good

> members of my club agree to this folly?  Of course we didn't expect an

> extra cold long
> winter and late spring, but we're all experienced growers and showers
> and should
> have known better.  Oh well, at least there will be a small show
> tomorrow,
> even though spring has barely begun to show its face.  In fact, I
> we are
> missing it altogether - going right straight into summer.  It was in
> upper
> 70s today after a cold, rain week in the 40s with threats of frost.
> Anyway, I have spent the past two days trying to organize some 
> horticulture to enter in this show.  I have lots of daffodils - they 
> are fairly bursting
> today - but of course can't identify them.  I have spent hours with
> catalogs and
> past order lists trying to make sure they are correctly named.  I have
> one
> tulip - one of the Kaufmanias.  I know it was a named variety when I
> planted it,
> but it doesn't look like anything in the catalogs.
> Our club is only twelve members, with an average age of about 70.  One

> member broke a hip a couple of weeks ago.  Two others are not in good 
> health, and
> one of the younger members has a speaking engagement.  However, I
> there
> will be some sort of show.  I will have the following entries: Section
> - Bulbs, Corms, Tubers Class 1 - Tulipa Kaufmania Class 2 - Narcissus
>        a. Trumpet  -'Spellbinder'
>        b. Trumpet - Miniature - 'Little Gem' ; 'Topolino'
>        c. Large Cup - 'Ice Follies'; 'Sweet Harmony'; 'Ipi Tombi'
>        d. Multiple blooms - 'Tete-a-Tete'
>        e. Double - Constitution Island heirloom
>         f. Cyclamineus - 'Jenny' ;'Jack Snipe'; 'Peeping Tom' ;
> 'Jet
> Fire'
>        g. Jonquilla - can't find the name but it's a beautiful bloom
>        h. Split Corolla - 'Split'
> Class 3 - Any other bulbous flower
>        a. Scilla siberica 'Spring Beauty'
>        b.Anemone blanda - 'Blue Star'; 'Pink Star'
>        c. Iphieon uniflorum
> Section II - Perennials
> Class 4 - Flat, round or sculptural forms
>        a. Viola cucculiata (Marsh blue violet), Viola tricolor (Johnny
> Jump
> Up)
>                 Viola papilionacea (Common blue violet)
>        b. Helleborus abchasicus
> Class 6 - Spray forms.
>        a. Pulmonaria 'Mrs. Moon'; 'Coral Springs'
>        b. Epimedium roseum; E. sulphureum
>        c. Aquilegia canadensis
> Class 7 - Grown for beauty of foliage
>        a. Stachys lanata (lamb's ears)
>        b. Alchemilla mollis (Lady's mantle)
> Section III - Branches
> Class 8 - Deciduous Shrub
>        Chaenomeles speciosa (flowering quince)
>        I have a lovely branch of curly willow, but cannot find a
> botanical
> name for it.
> Class 9 - Broadleaf evergreen
>        Leucothoe Fontanesonia
>        Pieris japonica.
> I decided at this point not to enter any of the container-grown 
> classes. One member is an orchid specialist, so I know he will fill up

> that section. We
> also have good growers of Saintpaulias and cacti, among other things.
> realize that I will be competing with myself in a number of classes, 
> unless there are enough more entries to subdivide further - which 
> could happen.  But at least
> there will be something to  look at.  But crazy - that's me. Auralie
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