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Signs of Spring 2012

25 Feb 2012
Sunny 20°C / 68°F

In the spirit of my inner garden paparazzi, I went outside to check out the property this afternoon and discovered many signs of spring.

The grape hyacinth and daffodils are blooming. The flowering quince (known by old schoolers in the South as simply Japonica) is blooming. I really love the color of the blooms. I just wish it would go on all year.

The Spirea and Forsythia are starting to bloom.

The Tulip Trees (variety of magnolia) have gorgeous, large buds. (I noticed that I’ve not yet documented these in Folia.)

The sedum is coming up again with pretty little rosettes.

And there are loads of buds on all the fruit trees. Photo of plum tree buds. But, there are enormous amounts of buds on the pear, elberta peach, red haven peach and nectarine as well.


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I agree, it is a gorgeous colour. Last year DS2 brought me some cuttings from his garden, just this colour, before he moved, but unfortunately none of them have taken.

Posted on 26 Feb 12 (over 3 years ago)

I was able to find this which may help:

http://www.ehow.com/how_5899388_propagate-flowering-quince.html

Mine have been living here for nearly 30 years. So, they are really well-established. I have to keep cutting them throughout the season because they are right in front of the screens of the windows and have damaged the screens in the past with their growth. They form a beautiful bushy shrub when left uncut.

Posted on 26 Feb 12 (over 3 years ago)
Tralamander

Tralamander

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Your magnolias are ahead of ours. :D

Posted on 26 Feb 12 (over 3 years ago)

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