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ImageCCvacation
Jan 10, 2019 2:18 PM CST
Name: CC
PA
We won't fault you for liking plants other than Dahlias. Feel free to share photos of other plants you're growing here.
CC
Imageblown_dry
Jan 14, 2019 2:06 PM CST
Name: Amanda
CA Redwood Coast - Zone 9b
DahliaAddict.com
Was looking through some images and was reminded that spring will come again and that it's pretty 'wow'.
Lovey dubby
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abecedarian
Jan 14, 2019 2:15 PM CST
Name: Pati
KS
Are you sure? Hard to think of spring when there's a kerplunk every few minutes as the snow slides off our metal rood and hits the deck! Big Yellow Grin
Imagesylviap
Jan 14, 2019 2:17 PM CST
Name: Sylvia
West Sacramento, CA Zone 9b
Wow! So pretty.
ImageIslander
Jan 14, 2019 7:55 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Vashon Island, Washington
growing and selling organic cutflow
Spring will come again or we will die trying to make it happen, LOL. I started a test batch of sweet peas in my greenhouse to see whether there are any resident mice lurking there, before I open this years seed packs.(I used old seed left from last year to test for mice) Also started larkspurs and foxgloves. It felt so good to be out in the greenhouse in the short day of sunshine! Not heating it yet but its pretty warm when the sun is out.
vikingcraftsman
Jan 18, 2019 3:27 PM CST
Thumb of 2019-01-18/vikingcraftsman/ca0111 Today we are transplanting " celosia spring green from harris seed " into individual pots.
ImageCMCramer
Jan 19, 2019 7:51 AM CST
Name: CMCramer
Rochester, NY
I broke off a small 'Brushstrokes' eyed-tuber as I was prepping for winter storage in early November, and decided to just push it into some potting soil. So far, it looks good....especially with that snow as a background! Our attached greenhouse is maintaining high 30's to low 40's at night, mid-50's in day, since cold winter weather has set in. Most of the growth you see occurred in late November/early December when the temperatures were considerable higher.



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Chris
ImageCMCramer
Jan 19, 2019 7:55 AM CST
Name: CMCramer
Rochester, NY
Quiz Time!

OK, folks, time to show off your horticultural knowledge! Can you name this plant?

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Chris
Imageteddahlia
Jan 19, 2019 9:25 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Bay leaf? Our bay leaf shrub is 10 feet tall and needs to be whacked back to 8 feet tor less.
“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown
ImageCMCramer
Jan 19, 2019 9:44 AM CST
Name: CMCramer
Rochester, NY
Correct as usual, Ted! You ought to harvest and market fresh Bay Leaves - how aromatic they are!

Tell me, does your Bay Leaf (...or Laurel Plant..) survive temperatures below freezing?
Chris
ImageIslander
Jan 19, 2019 10:07 AM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Vashon Island, Washington
growing and selling organic cutflow
I have a bay tree too but it turned out not to be the variety used for seasoning. It has a gentle "bay" fragrance but not intense enough. Nothing seems to bother that tree...Sometimes when I think of it I use it as a foliage for arrangements, but find it a bit on the boring side for that. Its fine in a mixture of greeneries though.
Imageteddahlia
Jan 19, 2019 10:49 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!

Not mine:
Bay laurel (Laurus nobilis, Lauraceae). Fresh or dried bay leaves are used in cooking for their distinctive flavor and fragrance. The leaves should be removed from the cooked food before eating (see Safety section below). The leaves are often used to flavor soups, stews, braises and pâtés in Mediterranean and Latin American cuisine. The fresh leaves are very mild and do not develop their full flavour until several weeks after picking and drying.[1]

Mine:
California bay leaf – the leaf of the California bay tree (Umbellularia californica, Lauraceae), also known as California laurel, Oregon myrtle, and pepperwood, is similar to the Mediterranean bay laurel, but has a stronger flavor.

Emphasize STRONGER FLAVOR

It is hardy to zone 7 and ours has survived weather to about 13 degrees as that is the coldest it has been since we planted it. Strong grower as a shrub and really wants to be a tree.

“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown
Imageblown_dry
Jan 20, 2019 3:27 PM CST
Name: Amanda
CA Redwood Coast - Zone 9b
DahliaAddict.com
The rain has been really astonishing. But it's supposed to let up tomorrow and I have many packets of annual cool-season flowers to plant. This is a selection of the natives. My big new beds will be excellent for this purpose, and I am excited. Can you believe that spectacular display of Baby Blue Eyes in Japan? That would be amazing to see. Slugs and snails LOVE them, too. So I have to be very vigilant to have any for myself.

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Imagesylviap
Jan 20, 2019 5:16 PM CST
Name: Sylvia
West Sacramento, CA Zone 9b
What is the black and white flower?
ImageIslander
Jan 20, 2019 5:49 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Vashon Island, Washington
growing and selling organic cutflow
So pretty! I've tried the baby blue eyes once in the distant past and would like to try them again...I wonder if the ducks could eat the slugs without destroying the flowers...I might try some here. I think I tried the yllow one also but it was too tender to make a good cut.

I have some of the pansy and viola seeds from Floret started in my greenhouse...just starting to germinate now. I'm going to see if growing them in my shadiest area will make the stems stretch long enough to make them useful. Also have the tallest Wall Flowers started. They are perennials so if I can get them to take hold I should have early spring flowers with lovely fragrance from them! (especially if i can get colors other then bright orange... Shrug! )

vikingcraftsman
Jan 20, 2019 8:50 PM CST
Thumb of 2019-01-21/vikingcraftsman/e1a86e Well todays garden will be beautiful is celosia Dracula from Harris seed. The leaves on this one is very pretty also,
Imageblown_dry
Jan 20, 2019 10:02 PM CST
Name: Amanda
CA Redwood Coast - Zone 9b
DahliaAddict.com
The black and white flower is Nemophila menziesii 'Penny Black'. Also I fixed the broken link to the Tidy Tips. Like the California poppies, many of these form a shallow bowl or cup. I love the way the native bees lay on their sides in these cups and 'walk' around and around the center, coating themselves with pollen as they feed from the nectar in the center (presumably).
Imageblown_dry
Jan 20, 2019 10:04 PM CST
Name: Amanda
CA Redwood Coast - Zone 9b
DahliaAddict.com
Here is an image of this 'sit and spin' behavior.

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ImageDarcyD
Jan 21, 2019 11:46 AM CST
Name: Darcy D
Green Oaks, Illinois
blown_dry wrote:Here is an image of this 'sit and spin' behavior.

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Wow, cool! That's interesting!

vikingcraftsman
Jan 24, 2019 6:04 PM CST
Thumb of 2019-01-25/vikingcraftsman/0d708f Planted up some more celosia Kurume mix from harris seed. The first batch I planted is 4 inches tall and doing well.

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