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Old 05-12-2017, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I'm really hoping someone can tell me what kind of tree I have that is producing this pretty flower. We moved here nearly 3 years ago, and this is the first time it's flowered.
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Old 05-12-2017, 11:18 PM
 
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I'm really hoping someone can tell me what kind of tree I have that is producing this pretty flower. We moved here nearly 3 years ago, and this is the first time it's flowered.
Beautiful flower. I'm not sure but it may be a type of rhododendron. I think they bloom every other year.
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Old 05-13-2017, 03:42 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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I'm really hoping someone can tell me what kind of tree I have that is producing this pretty flower. We moved here nearly 3 years ago, and this is the first time it's flowered.
Possibly Magnolia laevifolia.
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Old 05-13-2017, 03:48 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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Tithonia, Mexican sunflower just waking up.
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Old 05-13-2017, 03:56 AM
 
Location: SWCT - close to coast
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My Lilacs


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Old 05-13-2017, 04:06 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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A truly great year for lilacs around here. Every bush I've seen is loaded with flowers.
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Old 05-13-2017, 05:06 AM
 
Location: SWCT - close to coast
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A truly great year for lilacs around here. Every bush I've seen is loaded with flowers.
Damn, I thought it was because I fed them more this year. lolol 1st time adding Holly Tone to them in April, I thought that was the reason why this year is crazy with the blooms.


Must be the cool days/nights we been having but lack of sun? (only 3 full sunny days in last 23 days!)
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Old 05-13-2017, 12:56 PM
 
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My Lilacs

Love, love, love lilacs! Remind me of when I was a kid and my Mom grew them.
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Old 05-13-2017, 01:02 PM
 
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I cannot post pics for the life of me, but I uploaded two into my profile.

I had Four-O'clocks last year, thought I grabbed all the seeds - apparently not. These came up on their own, and they are huge.

Party crashers - they can stay as they are gorgeous.
I adore Four O'clocks. One of two things happened: (1) Some seeds hit the ground and germinated this year; or (2) the tubers from last year's plants have sent up new plants. (2) would have happened if you did not rip them out of the ground at the end of the season last year. I discovered the unkillable nature of Four O'clock tubers one year when I grew them in pots. In the late fall, I dumped the pot next to my back stairs, which needed some filling-in with soil. "What's this?" I asked my husband, holding up an orange-shaded, gigantic tuber in the pot. He shrugged. I threw the tubers on the ground next to my stairs and never got around to hauling them over to my garden dump pile. The next year, we had tons of Four O'clocks next to our back stairs! LOL They have come back every year and would take over if it weren't for some obstacles they can't get past (like the stairs). I love their heavenly scent at dusk during the summer. This year's Four O'Clocks are coming up nicely next to the stairs.
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Old 05-13-2017, 05:16 PM
 
Location: 76102
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I adore Four O'clocks. One of two things happened: (1) Some seeds hit the ground and germinated this year; or (2) the tubers from last year's plants have sent up new plants. (2) would have happened if you did not rip them out of the ground at the end of the season last year. I discovered the unkillable nature of Four O'clock tubers one year when I grew them in pots. In the late fall, I dumped the pot next to my back stairs, which needed some filling-in with soil. "What's this?" I asked my husband, holding up an orange-shaded, gigantic tuber in the pot. He shrugged. I threw the tubers on the ground next to my stairs and never got around to hauling them over to my garden dump pile. The next year, we had tons of Four O'clocks next to our back stairs! LOL They have come back every year and would take over if it weren't for some obstacles they can't get past (like the stairs). I love their heavenly scent at dusk during the summer. This year's Four O'Clocks are coming up nicely next to the stairs.
These are really gorgeous. I thought I had picked all the seeds...but...

I did pull the tubers out, I may try to save them this fall. Thanks for the info.

The blossoms are so much bigger from the self seeded plants. Really YUGE!!
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