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Old 07-09-2018, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Allergy snow.


(Cottonwood it comes in mass quantities, collects in drifts, covers everything, so we call it allergy snow).
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:57 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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Rose of Sharon is a hardy hibiscus....
I fell in love with hollyhock plants as a kid in Indiana, my grandmother’s alley was lined with them to hide their garbage cans.

In NY I had a Rose of Sharon tree, omg, it was hollyhock flowers on a small tree!

I moved to FL and my son brought me a Lowe’s plant reject for $3. It was a severely pruned Hibiscus tree, hollyhock flowers again, only bigger!

They are one of my favorite flowers and a lot of that is probably from being shown by my aunt how to make a Hollyhock doll. I’ve passed that skill along to my grandkids. We never used toothpicks. We left a long stem on the skirt part and poked it into one of the bud “eyes” for the head.

I’ve learned they all belong to the mallow family of plants and was surprised my cotton plant is part of it too. Sure enough, it’s flowers can make a doll.

https://www.almanac.com/content/how-...ck-flower-doll

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Old 07-09-2018, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I fell in love with hollyhock plants as a kid in Indiana, my grandmother’s alley was lined with them to hide their garbage cans.

In NY I had a Rose of Sharon tree, omg, it was hollyhock flowers on a small tree!

I moved to FL and my son brought me a Lowe’s plant reject for $3. It was a severely pruned Hibiscus tree, hollyhock flowers again, only bigger!

They are one of my favorite flowers and a lot of that is probably from being shown by my aunt how to make a Hollyhock doll. I’ve passed that skill along to my grandkids. We never used toothpicks. We left a long stem on the skirt part and poked it into one of the bud “eyes” for the head.

I’ve learned they all belong to the mallow family of plants and was surprised my cotton plant is part of it too. Sure enough, it’s flowers can make a doll.

https://www.almanac.com/content/how-...ck-flower-doll

Interesting post, jean_ji...they are very pretty flowers
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:11 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Can someone tell me about their experience with delphiniums? I think I tried one once before, and in both cases, I bought a lovely blooming plant, put it in the ground, and as soon as the blooms were over, the whole thing turned brown and looks dead. It is side by side with other new plantings, all watered the same, and everything else is doing fine.
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:03 AM
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Location: Algood/Cookeville TN
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My Franklin Tree had it's first bloom open today. Still got about a hundred more to go. Even prettier than I had expected.

What's blooming in your yard now...?-franklin-tree.jpg

My first time posting a picture. If you click on the image a couple of times, it should turn rightside up and enlarge.
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Very pretty!
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Old 07-11-2018, 06:55 PM
 
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Never saw one in FL.
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:35 PM
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Location: Algood/Cookeville TN
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Never saw one in FL.
I first read about this tree when I lived in Vero Beach about 35 years ago. I contacted Wayside Gardens who sold it at the time to ask if it might survive there. They said that if I could plant it where it got afternoon shade, it might live. I didn't have a spot for it so I put it in the back of my mind. 35 years later I finally am living where I can have one. Tree is extinct in the wild; all are descended from some seeds collected along the Altamaha River in Georgia in 1773.
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:57 PM
 
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Cranberry Baby and Happy Return daylilies, Lilies, Hybrid tea and White Knockout roses
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:52 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Roses, reblooming daylillies, a crape Myrtle, buddleia, geraniums.

I’m expecting delivery of a camellia today. I’ll look forward to having it bloom outside the kitchen window this winter.
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