Flowers, 2016

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#1
Was out watering today and took some pictures of some of the flowers on the bench, just wanted to share.

First up are some cuttings that I got form my dad from one of his satsukis, I don't know the name. They are two year old cuttings and this is the first year that they have bloomed. I have been making each one as to the flower color it produces.

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Here is the parent plant: 1749Azalea.jpg
 
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Switch gears for Serissa, they really like this time if year and bloom like crazy.

First we have "flora planeo" (probably didn't get the spelling right), the double one. I think they look like tiny chrysanthemums (probably butchered that one, too.

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Next we have the purple one, can't remember the latin. It has a variegated leaf and I find that it has the largest of flowers for serissa, at least the ones that I have.

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And a cool six petal flower, most of them are five.

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One more:

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Here is the astronaut again, pretty flowers, but at least five inches across. I haven't decided yet, but this one may become a landscape plant.

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Wakaebisu:

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Coral Bells:

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Chujohu, again. The flowers are fading now to green, they will eventually turn all green and stay on the tree on into the summer:

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Gumpo White, thanks ovulina, they are turning to mush:

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Wonderful ! :cool:

You are the flowering master! :)

Btw just a quick question: why do we cut the buds of the azalea once the flower is gone exactly?
I don't have any azalea bonsai right now but I planted 9 as landscape plants in our yard, they are all blooming and I was wondering if I had to do the same as for bonsai's one.