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Old 03-14-2012, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Tx
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random, but it interested me when i saw these cool watermelon flowers. onion flowers are cool also. both smelt amazing. any favorite vegetable/fruit flowers?
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:20 PM
 
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random, but it interested me when i saw these cool watermelon flowers. onion flowers are cool also. both smelt amazing. any favorite vegetable/fruit flowers?
For me, nothing beats orange blossoms.
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:52 AM
 
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Wow!!!!! What a wonderful spring already huh????
I have been spending so much time outside I am barely here on the forum... great feeling that sunshine!
Enjoying the time clearing & prepping the ground for my spring landscape...

OK... fruit trees, DD is trying to start her apricot seed... earning $50 if that seed starts up to 6" tall, a good initiative for her.
I am growing me some "Asian type" veggies & fruit (gourds & z like)... daikon, chinese kale, marabar spinach, yu-tsai, bottle gourd, asian eggplant.
Other "normal" vegetable is also being started...
Starting Morning Glory & Marigold for some awesome blossom.... talking about that, my Lilacs are budding... some pretty smelling flowers soon.

So far... I have snow drops, crocuses & I see daffodils peeking out as well...
I loooove spring!
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:45 PM
 
Location: The Mitten
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Cherry blossoms are one of my favorites. My ultimate favorite, though, are Sunflowers.
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:38 PM
 
Location: On the Ohio River in Western, KY
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Lilacs and cherry blossoms are my favs, but don't grow either.

But I am excited to see how well 2 new plants go this year. I am trying "Peter peppers" and OSU Blue tomatoes.
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:31 AM
 
Location: rain city
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Wow!!!!! What a wonderful spring already huh????
Spring? Really?

The weather forecast here for the next 5+ days is 40F-45F rain mixed with [wet] snow and on into the future.....

I've been in Seattle four years. We do not get spring. Every year everybody says how unusual the weather is, how abnormally cold and wet, and how spring is usually so nice, and that this really isn't normal.

But for the four years I've been here it has been cold and wet till the end of June. 40F and rain in November. 40F and and rain in May. Last year we never broke 70F till the end of July.

I've never lived in such a godawful place. Even the daffodils are giving up the fight and keeling over....I planted hundreds of daffodils last fall with visions of sugarplums dancing in my head....they've come up and fallen face down in the cold mud. They're finished for this year.

F.O.U.R Y.E.A.R.S
Global warming? Where?!


And every year in Seattle I keep hoping that next year will be the normal I keep hearing about.

Spring. Harrumph. I give up.

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Old 03-17-2012, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Sorry Azoria! *cries* A couple of my relatives in the Seattle area, and it seems ferns grow really well there. Maybe you can grow gigantic ferns or something else that likes cool, wet weather?

Veggie flowers? I like squash flowers because you can eat them!
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:48 PM
 
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There is no visual clue that cantaloupe are ripe, but, when ripe they emit the wonderful aroma of fresh cantaloupe. Then.....the trick is finding the one you smell.
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I just spent a lovely sunny afternoon at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. One plant I saw that was really different and pretty was a euphorbia. I also planted my square foot garden today. March 15 was the last frost date here.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:36 PM
 
Location: On the Ohio River in Western, KY
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Spring? Really?

The weather forecast here for the next 5+ days is 40F-45F rain mixed with [wet] snow and on into the future.....

I've been in Seattle four years. We do not get spring. Every year everybody says how unusual the weather is, how abnormally cold and wet, and how spring is usually so nice, and that this really isn't normal.

But for the four years I've been here it has been cold and wet till the end of June. 40F and rain in November. 40F and and rain in May. Last year we never broke 70F till the end of July.

I've never lived in such a godawful place. Even the daffodils are giving up the fight and keeling over....I planted hundreds of daffodils last fall with visions of sugarplums dancing in my head....they've come up and fallen face down in the cold mud. They're finished for this year.

F.O.U.R Y.E.A.R.S
Global warming? Where?!

And every year in Seattle I keep hoping that next year will be the normal I keep hearing about.

Spring. Harrumph. I give up.
Look on the bright side, you can grow a TON of things I can't down here. LIke colder weather veggies.

I have to work like crazy to look stuff from burning up, that you guys pulls off easily, like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and other hardy veggies like that.
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