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Old 02-03-2020, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Lovely pics in the OP. Here in NJ, we have to find other ways to have some color in the winter garden. I have a coral bark maple, red twig dogwood, and then the mix of conifers with blues/silvers, greens, and a scots pine that turns yellow in winter, which add different colors. Also, the interesting textures on the bark of other dogwoods, lindens, oakleaf hydrangea, add some interest. My late winter bloomers, like hellebores and sweet box, look to be getting ready for an early show.

With a couple of days of temps in the 70s in January, and several days in the 50s-60s, even the lilacs and daphnes are fattening their buds.
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Old 02-03-2020, 02:30 PM
 
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Beautiful garden! It was 70+ this weekend in NE Ok so needles to say, I have a serious case of spring fever!
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:10 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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Beautiful garden! It was 70+ this weekend in NE Ok so needles to say, I have a serious case of spring fever!
Thank you!

Before pulling the vines, I picked three, small Seminole pumpkins. I dehydrated my Thai red peppers on Sunday, the plant is done blossoming. My season is a mix of spring, summer and what seems to be fall sometimes.



This is not very colorful, but totally amazing to me. My vanilla bean orchid had flowers last year and we successfully pollinated some. We picked the beans, all seven of them, this January when they were ripe after nine months. After sweating them for 18 days, they are in the spare bedroom with the ceiling fan on for air circulation until they dry to all wrinkles and no smooth spots. Then they condition together in a plastic bag for two months. This has been so fun and educational. I’m hoping the vine blossoms again in April.



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Old 02-04-2020, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Thank you!

Before pulling the vines, I picked three, small Seminole pumpkins. I dehydrated my Thai red peppers on Sunday, the plant is done blossoming. My season is a mix of spring, summer and what seems to be fall sometimes.



This is not very colorful, but totally amazing to me. My vanilla bean orchid had flowers last year and we successfully pollinated some. We picked the beans, all seven of them, this January when they were ripe after nine months. After sweating them for 18 days, they are in the spare bedroom with the ceiling fan on for air circulation until they dry to all wrinkles and no smooth spots. Then they condition together in a plastic bag for two months. This has been so fun and educational. I’m hoping the vine blossoms again in April.

Wow! You are having some serious botanical fun down there in Florida.
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Old Yesterday, 07:10 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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Wow! You are having some serious botanical fun down there in Florida.

I am! I embrace what grows here and have let go of what isn’t suited for this climate. That was the hardest part for me as a gardener coming from a very different growing zone.
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Old Yesterday, 04:43 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Very nice, I’m envious.
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Old Yesterday, 04:53 PM
 
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Is that the vanilla bean used for making vanilla?

I don't quite have your climate, but my pansies are putting on a show. I'm happy with that.
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Old Today, 05:34 AM
 
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Is that the vanilla bean used for making vanilla?

I don't quite have your climate, but my pansies are putting on a show. I'm happy with that.
It is the bean used for vanilla, there are several different types. Pansies are wonderful to have in the garden.
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