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Fri Feb 8, 2019, 05:49 PM

For all who are suffering under the grip of Winter

Spring is coming.

Hang in there.



From our yard last Spring.

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Reply For all who are suffering under the grip of Winter (Original post)
Adsos Letter Feb 8 OP
herding cats Feb 8 #1
Adsos Letter Feb 8 #2
enough Feb 8 #3
Adsos Letter Feb 8 #6
Solly Mack Feb 8 #4
Adsos Letter Feb 8 #7
DarthDem Feb 8 #5
Adsos Letter Feb 8 #8
akraven Feb 8 #9
Adsos Letter Feb 9 #23
akraven Sunday #30
Adsos Letter Sunday #31
akraven Sunday #32
Adsos Letter Sunday #34
Callalily Feb 9 #10
Adsos Letter Feb 9 #22
lark Feb 9 #11
lillypaddle Feb 9 #13
lark Feb 9 #15
Adsos Letter Feb 9 #17
Adsos Letter Feb 9 #18
lark Feb 9 #24
Adsos Letter Sunday #33
lark Sunday #39
lillypaddle Feb 9 #12
Adsos Letter Feb 9 #19
Rebl2 Feb 9 #14
Adsos Letter Feb 9 #21
SWBTATTReg Feb 9 #28
Adsos Letter Sunday #38
Rebl2 Feb 9 #29
pandr32 Feb 9 #16
Adsos Letter Feb 9 #20
magicarpet Feb 9 #25
Adsos Letter Sunday #36
chillfactor Feb 9 #26
Adsos Letter Sunday #35
Duppers Feb 9 #27
Adsos Letter Sunday #37

Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 05:57 PM

1. Mmm, I needed this.

It helps lift the gloom and ice that's a reality here today and remind me of sunshine, warmth and the sweet scent of wisteria blooms in the spring.

Beautiful shot! ❤️

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Response to herding cats (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 06:00 PM

2. And those long, late, warm dusk/evenings sitting out on the porch.

I'm glad it helped.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 06:18 PM

3. Beautiful photo, beautiful garden! Where do you live?

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Response to enough (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 07:23 PM

6. San Francisco Bay Area

It doesn't look like that at the moment but will come springtime.

We are socked in with rain at the moment.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 06:18 PM

4. Pretty!

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 07:24 PM

7. Thanks! I love to garden.

But Nature does all of the heavy lifting.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 06:28 PM

5. Beautiful!!!

Thanks for sharing!

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Response to DarthDem (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 07:24 PM

8. You're welcome!

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 08:22 PM

9. Not complaining here!

It's 21 ABOVE!!

And when spring does arrive, my plants grow so fast in near-24 hour daylight (the veggies, too, that I can save from marauding moose).

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Response to akraven (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 03:37 PM

23. 24-hour daylight, and marauding moose.

Not sure how I'd handle 24-hour daylight.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #23)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 12:00 AM

30. LOL! You'd get into it, and the nearly

24 hour dark in winter! Well, maybe sorta dark.

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Response to akraven (Reply #30)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 01:25 AM

31. That's gorgeous.

Did you take that? It's a really nice photo.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #31)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 01:59 AM

32. Nope. Spouse did.

It's the aurora that are awesome.

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Response to akraven (Reply #32)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 02:53 AM

34. You and Spouse should post that in the Photo Group.

It's a great photo.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 07:21 AM

10. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your photo is lovely!

We've been under a wind chill advisory for the last several days. Warmer temps today (high of 5 yippee), but now another snow system is heading our way.

Spring can not come soon enough for me.

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Response to Callalily (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 03:36 PM

22. We're looking forward to it as well.

I actually fed the outdoor plants on time last Fall, so should look pretty nice when blooming season gets into full swing.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 09:02 AM

11. Are those long hanging bunches of flowers Dendrobiums?

And what are those awesome blue flowers? I love flowering plants. I've grown Dendrobiums before but lately have been sticking to phalaenopsis and cymbidiums. I have my first flower spike of the year on one of my phals right now, yay. More to come soon, I'm sure.

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Response to lark (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 10:18 AM

13. Could it be wisteria?

had a trellis covered with wisteria along side my front porch some years ago. It was heaven to sit outside and read, and smell their lovely perfume.

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Response to lillypaddle (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 11:00 AM

15. I don't think it's wisteria, at least not the type that grows in No. FL.

Wisteria grows on my back fence and the flowers don't look like that. Of course, there could be more than one type so maybe....

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Response to lark (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 03:32 PM

18. The blue flowers are Royal Robe

also called Blue Potato Bush: Lycianthes rantonnetii 'Royal Robe' http://www.onlineplantguide.com/Plant-Details/1583/

The hanging ones are a pink Japanese Wisteria: Floribunda-Rosea https://www.gardenia.net/plant/Wisteria-Floribunda-Rosea-Japanese-Wisteria

EDIT: the bush with pinkish/red flowers at bottom is an Azalea. It usually blooms twice during the year, which is nice.

Dendrobiums are lovely!

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #18)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 04:37 PM

24. Thank you.

The wisteria that grows around here is all lavender so wasn't familiar with that kind. I will have to see if Royal Robe can be grown here, it is so pretty.

Where I live azaleas only bloom once a year, where do they bloom twice?, ior is there a secret to making them bloom again?

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Response to lark (Reply #24)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 02:51 AM

33. I wish that I could tell you the name of the azalea.

I think it's a Bloom-A-Thon Red variety, but I've forgotten. Anyway, it's a Reblooming Azalea so it's in its nature to do it. This one's an evergreen. We named it Robert.

I live in the San Francisco East Bay Area. It will sometimes freeze here during winter, and maybe get some brief light snow on our higher elevations. Our summers can get pretty hot, and we don't normally get rain during the summer. I feed it a couple of times in summer and fall with azalea/rhododendron food, and try to remember to give it regular water.

Most of our plants thrive on neglect.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #33)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 09:24 AM

39. Thanks, I'll hve to look this up and see if it's viable in No FL where summer goes from March - Oct.

and the humidity is very high. Regular azaleas grow like weeds here in No. FL. I have 2 patches - ones been there for over 40 years and the one I planted has been here for over 20 years and both bloom gloriously in the spring for a week or 2 of heaven. People who have theirs planted in full sun are already getting lots of blooms, but mine are planted under an oak trees' canopy so bloom later. It'll probably be 3-4 weeks before mine are in full bloom this year.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 10:16 AM

12. I can smell them from here

delicious.

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Response to lillypaddle (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 03:32 PM

19. Enjoy!

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 10:54 AM

14. Just beautiful!!! I need more pictures like this

Im in Missouri (or at this moment I call it misery) and its about 15 degrees right now. This has been a bad winter for us this year. Weve had more snow/ice this year than the 3 previous winters all together. Getting really old and it all started last mid October. We had the earliest snow for us (K.C. area) on record.

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Response to Rebl2 (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 03:34 PM

21. I have friends who live not far from Mexico, Missouri.

I'm told that it's beautiful in Spring and Fall, hot and humid in Summer, and brutally cold in Winter.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #21)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 06:55 PM

28. Your friends speak the truth...it's been sometimes brutal this winter (STLMO), worst in 5 yrs. nt

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #28)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 03:26 AM

38. Man, I don't think I would do well there.

I hope you guys get an early spring.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #21)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:50 PM

29. They are exactly right!

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 12:14 PM

16. The promise of Spring!

This has been a brutal winter in so many ways.
Thank you for this.

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #16)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 03:32 PM

20. You're welcome!

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 05:55 PM

25. Oh my God that is some cozy looking yard,...

... it looks like Shangri-La.

Such a comfy cozy place to be to relax and unwind.

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #25)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 03:16 AM

36. I was sitting out there earlier tonight.

There are no blossoms on those plants, but I have some in pots on the porch (azaleas, cyclamen, fuchsias) that still have blossoms. It's poring down rain here, temps down into the low 40's (that's starting to get chilly for around here) and a little breezy. I just put a heavy sweatshirt on and went out and sat in a chair on the front porch for awhile.


It was nice.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 06:02 PM

26. I have run out of propane again.......

second time this winter....spring can't come fast enough for me.....living in the cold is not the best for my frail health.

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #26)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 03:01 AM

35. That doesn't sound like any fun at all.

Hopefully, spring will come early.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 06:31 PM

27. What ARE THOSE BLOOMS?

I want to plant that. Seriously.


Beautiful. Thank you, AL.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #27)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 03:22 AM

37. You're welcome!

Royal Robe, or Blue Potato Bush: Lycianthes rantonnetii 'Royal Robe' http://www.onlineplantguide.com/Plant-Details/1583/

The hanging ones are a pink Japanese Wisteria: Floribunda-Rosea https://www.gardenia.net/plant/Wisteria-Floribunda-Rosea-Japanese-Wisteria

The bush with pinkish/red flowers at bottom is an Azalea. I think it's a Bloom-A-Thon Red variety Reblooming Azalea.


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