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Old 03-19-2007, 01:10 PM
 
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Note the Mountain Laurel tree produces a seed pod that will eventually harden to "Mescal Beans". As a kid we used to crack the pods open and collect the red seeds. They are bright red and hard as a rock! If you rub one really fast against concrete or a rock and touch it to your skin it's very hot! That was a childhood prank we used to pull all the time!
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Old 03-20-2007, 12:18 AM
 
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I think it is the redbud. I took a closer look today. I'm off to a nursery tomorrow to find one. Maybe even HEB plus will have them. Didn't find them at Home Depot today. Thanks for all the advice.

I'll take the new 1604 to get there. Should be interesting.
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:09 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Both Mountain Laurels and Wisteria are in bloom right now. Wisteria will bloom twice, once in the spring and again in the fall.
I love both. I think the Wisteria has a more pungent smell...I still like it...outside.
I'm going to go check out Incarnate Word's tree.
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Old 03-20-2007, 08:45 AM
 
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I think it is the redbud. I took a closer look today. I'm off to a nursery tomorrow to find one. Maybe even HEB plus will have them. Didn't find them at Home Depot today. Thanks for all the advice.

I'll take the new 1604 to get there. Should be interesting.
AFD.....let us know what you find out! The redbuds are gorgeous right now too. The name is deceiving because the blossom is more of a hot pinkish purple. I suppose the little buds are more "red" before they bloom.

I wish all of them stayed in bloom for a long time! I just moved, and the property is very wooded and shady. I was so happily surprised to see tons of Mountain Laurels in bloom about two weeks ago. There are a few Redbuds, but they do better in full sun and are not so prolific where I am. But I'll take green anything.....I've been living in a concrete jungle too long!
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Helotes, TX
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The redbuds were in stock at Lowes 2 weeks ago but not so much now. Right now they finally got in their TX Mtn Laurels which I am dying for! They have a redbud tree that I got at Lowes though that's really different. It's a weeping variety that has a zig zag trunk. I have a thing for weeping trees, we planted a weeping cherry 2 weeks ago and it's doing great! I have such and obsession with trees, I wonder how many I can fit on a .2 acre lot?
http://davesgarden.com/pf/showimage/119653/
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Old 03-20-2007, 11:19 PM
 
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Beautiful photo of the weeping redbud.
I found one ( non weeping variety) at HEB plus for 40 something bucks. There were only a few left, but mine was a nice specimen. Guess I lucked out.

If you haven't seen the nectarine tree bloom, they've got some beautiful pink medium size flowers and very green leaves. I think they're fragrant too, although I've forgotten. It's something to consider, and they're hardy (to -10 F). Plus, they're only like 15 dollars for a small one.
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Old 03-22-2008, 02:07 PM
 
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Default Purple Flowering Tree

Hello! While I was out driving one day I saw the most beautiful purple flowering tree. I have a picture of it, if you would like to see it. Just ask!

Just me.
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Old 03-22-2008, 03:57 PM
 
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might also be the Jacaranda tree.... there are quite a few up where I live and I love them .... this site shows more info on them:
Monrovia - JACARANDA
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Old 03-23-2008, 11:43 AM
 
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We have four crepe myrtles, at least 25ft tall on the side of our house. It's true they make a huge 'mess', but as we have no grass along that stretch it's not a big deal to us. Last year they were truly stunning, they bloomed all summer. In the 2 years prior we were in this house they only bloomed once (we don't water - we rely on nature to do what it wants).

No Mountain Laurels on our property, but loads in the neighborhood, and I agree, they're stunning right now.
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Old 06-25-2008, 05:58 PM
 
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Jacaranda trees are everywhere here in SoCal and have nearly completed their blooming cycle for the season. We can now park under them without being bombarded by the sticky, purple flowers. ([url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacaranda]Jacaranda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/url])

They are quite a site when in full bloom, aren't they?
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