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Offline Madame Buttonfly

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« Reply #765 on: April 30, 2021, 08:17:43 am »
Thanks for the wonderful photos @goosehd - absolutely gorgeous spring blossoms.  I recognise them all apart from the pale blue and white star-shaped flowers, they are stunning - what are they?

It's interesting that most of our spring flowers are over now, so whilst the same flowers thrive in your part of the world they are flowering a few weeks later.

Now our wisterias are flowering and our first tree peony.  The wisteria at the front of the house is glorious, these photos were taken a couple of days ago.  When the sun is on it, the scent is lovely.

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« Reply #766 on: April 30, 2021, 12:44:19 pm »
@Madame Buttonfly The flower is called Glory of the Snow.  Your wisteria are beautiful as is the rest of your garden pictures.  The cherry tree (pink flowered) was outstanding this year.  Thank you for showing us your thinking spot.

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« Reply #767 on: April 30, 2021, 06:57:50 pm »
I'm always fascinated by how wisteria looks so pleasant under the right circumstances. When I was a kid, my mother spent countless hours battling to keep it from killing all the plants and trees.  It's almost impossible to eliminate and it grows fast (at least in the American southeast).  Ours didn't have pretty flowers or smell nice, either.

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« Reply #768 on: May 01, 2021, 03:23:44 pm »
@Chris  Wisteria can go wild when it gets into the woods. Grows all over the trees. You see in in parks were there was a house at one time.

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« Reply #769 on: May 01, 2021, 03:26:04 pm »
Dog Wood cheer for Paula AKA @Madame Buttonfly
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« Reply #770 on: May 01, 2021, 03:34:27 pm »
@twin Beautiful dogwood!  I was talking to the wife yesterday about adding a dogwood to the yard.  This may help.

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« Reply #771 on: May 01, 2021, 03:43:36 pm »
@goosehd  The Dog Wood is nice all year around. Spring flowers- Summer leaves- Fall colors with red berries. Tree stays small.

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« Reply #772 on: May 01, 2021, 06:35:13 pm »
I've always liked dogwoods, especially the pink flowered ones.  Like Twin says, they stay small, which is nice for planning purposes. When I was a kid, we had one in the yard that I used to love to climb.  Random fact- dogwoods are the state flower of North Carolina.

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« Reply #773 on: May 03, 2021, 02:39:32 am »
^ I learned something today. And I live in NC. (but not from here).

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« Reply #774 on: May 03, 2021, 11:46:41 am »
Wow @twin - that Dogwood is fabulous!

@goosehd - thanks for the info, I shall be getting some "glory of the snow" to plant under our daffodils for next spring, have already done a little research ;).

How funny that Wisteria is seen as invasive in parts of the US, here it's a fairly expensive plant which (unless you buy a well established one, difficult because of the way it twists and climbs as it grows) takes several years to flower for the first time.  So by no means uncommon but definitely not considered particularly easy to grow.  The ancient one at the front is a Chinese wisteria, we have another on the pergola (planted maybe a dozen years ago) which is a Japanese variety, flowers later and has longer racemes.  Both are gloriously scented.  Weather here is bright and dry, but very cold for the time of year.  It's chilly and windy out there today, but I might venture out later and take some more photos!  :D
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« Reply #775 on: May 04, 2021, 11:59:54 am »
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Glad I took this photo on Sunday, this poor tree peony has suffered badly from the gale force winds that started yesterday, big chunks and flowers broken off  :(
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« Reply #776 on: May 16, 2021, 08:59:20 pm »
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« Reply #777 on: May 16, 2021, 09:01:17 pm »
Serviceberry
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« Reply #778 on: May 17, 2021, 09:31:54 pm »
Something a little different in this thread. Taken with a Lensball at The Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg,FL.  "17EB88EB-714E-4A48-B1D5-C462DA17CADB.jpeg"

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« Reply #779 on: May 28, 2021, 01:52:47 pm »
First time flowering, and 100% worth the wait......

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