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Old 03-09-2008, 11:45 AM
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Speaking of magnolias...check THIS one out, y'all!

Hopewell, Texas and the largest Magnolia tree in Texas.
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Old 03-09-2008, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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I almost forgot about the smell of honeysuckle! I'm definitely planting one this year. I like that my roses are blooming! (except the wind we had the other day knocked one of them over, with some help from the dog!) I LOVE the smell of just mowed grass and hay.
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Old 03-09-2008, 12:06 PM
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I almost forgot about the smell of honeysuckle! I'm definitely planting one this year. I like that my roses are blooming! (except the wind we had the other day knocked one of them over, with some help from the dog!) I LOVE the smell of just mowed grass and hay.
Ahhhh yes. The smell of freshly mown grass and honeysuckle bring back memories unsurpassed! Along with magnolias, they all combine that sorta hot, humid, sweetish aroma of the gentle South....and a Texas of childhood affection....

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Old 03-09-2008, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Slaughter Creek, Travis County
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I hope my lightning bugs come back ....

Blue Bell Peaches and Cream and Key Lime Pie ice cream finds it way back to my H-E-B.
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Old 03-09-2008, 04:34 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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By the way, gang, if you have any early bluebonnet photos, just feel free to bring them on. There may be some already blooming.
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Old 03-11-2008, 03:46 AM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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I hope my lightning bugs come back ....

Well, we didn't have much of a winter, so they should be.
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Old 03-11-2008, 06:07 AM
 
Location: East Texas, with the Clan of the Cave Bear
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Spring reminds me that summer is near .... I love it from October to April!


Anyway I have tons of dogwoods on my land and quite a few grancy graybeards(Grancy Graybeards star in landscapes nationwide (04-12-2007)). Also back in the 50's the owners of my land planted 100's of azaleas around the 2 acre lake I have and they are blooming now!

But my absolute most favorite thing is the bass and white perch (crappie) come shallow in the spring and are easier to catch ... I love my fishing!


BTW ... the magnolias bloom in summer I have several on my land that are over 100' tall with 3' diameter bases.
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:14 AM
 
Location: 77059
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You guys have crape myrtles actually doing something right now? Magnolias blooming? My mature crape myrtles are still dormant, no leaf buds to be found yet. We have a 10' Magnolia that blooms a little (not right now though). But it has brown brownish-green leaves all the time and doesn't look like it's grown an inch in 3 seasons now. Getting ready to chop it. Leaves are about done falling off the Live Oaks, a little pollen is forming now, getting ready to drive me nuts. Pines have been pollenating, but are past their peak. Oleanders are just starting to bloom. Otherwise, things are still looking winter-ish down here in the Houston-Galveston area.
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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Looking that way a little bit here too around Austin. Although my fruit trees are starting to get leaves now (peach, pear, fig and pomegranate). The Crepe Myrtles aren't doing anything. Our oaks look good so far, as does our live Christmas Tree, although after 3 years now It's almost as tall as the house.
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:26 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Spring has not officially begun yet, but today's weather, at least in my part of the state, is as perfect as it gets. How about y'all??
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