Flowers 2017

Discussion in 'Flowering' started by Mellow Mullet, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. Starting early this year. We have not had any cold weather this winter, have yet to see temps even close to freezing. Just a days in the upper 30's lower 40's, enough to make the trees lose their leaves. The only thing is that the azaleas think it is spring and are now throwing out some flowers. Not really happy about it as I would rather they wait until spring, if we get a cold snap, I will now have to shelter them all, well the ones in pots anyway.

    First up is an unknown azalea, I think it is a kurume. It has multicolored flowers and it very pretty when in full bloom. I don't think that I will see it this year as it is slowly opening the buds a few at a time.
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  3. Next a few landscape azaleas:

    Candy stripe, this gal has been blooming for the last couple of weeks. One positive for this time of year is that the flowers last longer since it is somewhat cooler.

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    Coral bells:

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    I forget the name of this one but I really like the flower petal shape:

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    Unknown, but I think it is a satsuki. The flower on this one is really unique, the stamen have morphed into a petal-like appearance. The flowers got a little beat up in the bad weather we have had of late:

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    Unknown azalea, I like the color on this one, kind of an orangey-red:

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    Satsuki, Momo-no-Haru. It always has a few flowers on it throughout the year:

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    Watchat azalea:

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    Satsuki, chinsan or chinzan, fixing to pop:
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  4. just.wing.it

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    Nothing wrong with an early start on great bloom pics...hope it doesn't negatively affect them at all.
    Pics 4, 5 and 6!...Wow!
    Awesome!
    Made me remember why I started doing bonsai!....the azaleas sucked me in!
     
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  5. Both of my hino crimson azaleas in pots are throwing out random flowers:

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    Not in flower, but this azalea, named Congo, has unique winter foliage. In the summer the leaves are dark green, winter they are a mix of yellow, orange, red, and lime green. About 50% will eventually fall.

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    Last, a couple of non-bonsai flowers. A random angel trumpet:

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    And a random hydrangea. My wife really likes this one and it is kinda special to me too. I got married in 2012 and I took the hydrangeas out of her bridal bouquet and also from the church pews and rooted them.

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  6. GrimLore

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    Now that is a surprise! It has been very mild here so far but everything outside had been cut back quite a bit past Fall so doubtful anything will do that! Last January we did have a couple of roses and some crocus but nothing like that - Thank you for sharing!

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  7. Carol 83

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    Those are awesome, how nice to see something so cheery in January. Reminds me how much it sucks to live in Illinois, though....:confused:
     
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    The only thing blooming in my garden now is the Chojubai. Ume is getting close though.
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  9. just.wing.it

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    Those fall colors are so nice!
    That's what I'm talking about!
     

  10. You are always, welcome, Grimmy
     
  11. Thanks! Head South, you'll love it.
     
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  12. Nice, I gotta get one of those. Can't wait to see the ume.
     
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  13. Thanks, azaleas will always be my favorite. 4, 5, 6 and are pics of one of my flea market finds.
     
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  14. Thanks, azaleas have unique fall/winter colors. Yellow for white flowering ones, red for red/pink flowering ones.
     
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    Yeah!

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    Isn't snow in the forecast there? Also curious what the weather is usually like the last two weeks of April and if there is a lot of blooming going on.

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    Pretty pathetic next to the azaleas, but my lemon tree is trying to cheer me up. LEMON.jpg
     
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  18. Yeah, the weather man said that there is a tiny chance. Most of the time it is just flurries, rarely any sticking. Best thing about snow here is that by Wednesday, it will be 70 degrees again. Forcast is for three days barely below freezing. I live close to the bay so we may not see it. I think it is a long shot for snow.

    There are lots of flowers at the end of April. Temps range 50's - 60's at night 70's - 80's during the day most of the time. Sometime cooler, sometimes warmer, being on the coast the weather is unpredictable. All repoting should be done by March.
     
  19. GrimLore

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    Thank you, looks like we will be at Pine Forest GA for several days in late April. I will PM you with dates and maybe I could bring my Wife to see your lovely collection some afternoon.

    Grimmy
     
  20. Going to Callaway Garden? Just went last week, it was beautiful. I live about four hours from there, but you are welcome to come visit.

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  21. GrimLore

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    We will be close to there but we needed a large place that would allow the little dog. Also needed room for guests both from here and family members so a large 3 bedroom was the ticket. We have a few days to ourselves and a few extra days for travel home and some visits and such. This place to be exact - https://www.vrbo.com/25882

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