Sunday Morning Garden Chat: Guess the Flower, Spring Edition by Anne Laurie| June 20, 20216:20 am| 49 CommentsThis post is in: Garden ChatsFacebookTweetEmail From commentor Ema Ema: Cellphone pictures, various locations throughout NYC, spring 2021. *********** What’s going on in your garden(s), this week?
Anyone else getting the popup scam ad abt being the 1×10^x visitor winner here? First time I’ve seen it at B.Juice
Also too, it began Fri or Sat
@p.a.: Nope. Using Duckduckgo on my phone.
I am getting the dog diaper ad again though. LOL!
I’m guessing these are all lovely flowers in the pictures.
Happy Father’s Day!
Unhappy fathers need a day too.
I picked my first green beans this week (actually purple beans), my chilies plants are loaded with green chilies, I’ve picked two eggplants and three yellow squash. It’s my favorite time of year, veggie plants are happy and healthy. Another month or so and they will be bug-eaten and wilted. All except the chilies, nothing seems to bother them.
Azaleas, irises, caladiums are the only ones I can identify, but all are lovely. I used to grow caladiums as houseplants, but red/pink wasn’t an option back then.
These are lovely photos. Thanks.
Photos are lovely.
@Evap: Yummo, yummo ?, yummo and yummo.
Sort of garden-y retro ad.
A real lady is only half-dressed without her gloves. (Land sakes! Is granny parading a hint of cleavage?)
The first pic is a bougainvillea
last one is an apple tree
Is the Juneteenth post below eating anyone else’s comments, or is it just me?
Wonderful pictures! I think I can see azalea, daffodils, jack-in-the-pulpit, iris, and are the trees crabapple?
How are things along the equator?
My gosh, I am just making preparations for planting my garden.
@oldgold: I’m in Atlanta, the soil warms up enough for summer veggies by late April most years.
Heatwave has finally reached the right coast, though temps are only going to hit 90 or thereabouts. Humidity’s up there, though.
Summer’s here, and any gardening should be wrapped up by 9 AM.
1 formosa azalea
3 caladiun and New Guinea impatiens
4 yellow snapdragons tuberous begonias, daisy? Maybe pansies too
5 tuberous begonia chrysanthemum
6 blue iris
7 bee with head covered in pollen
9 variegated bush not known to me
10 pansies and something pink, maybe heather
last 2 are some kind of fruit tree. Can’t see details well enough to identify
5 is a closeup of 4 – begonia, marigold, coreopsis.
And in spite of all my resolutions to not buy more plants, dammit! I just ordered two more bearded iris and two more daylillies, with a bonus one that helps take some of the sting away. Summer clearances are my downfall.
Site seems to be acting up again.
On my mini iPad, the page has floating “floating” side to side as I scroll down.
I potted up a dwarf meyer lemon tree yesterday and put it in the front bed. I couldn’t find a simple terra cotta pot anywhere. They are apparently hard to come by because of Covid.
Happy day to all the fathers.
So nice to wake up to all this color! Such beautiful flowers.
@Starfish: Thanks for posting about this. I found two comments from you in SPAM, and one from SFAW. All have been freed.
More coffee. started “floating”
@satby: I wonder if there are twelve-step programs for gardeners. Probably wouldn’t work.
“My name is Ken, and I raise begonias.”
“Ooh, do you propagate from rhizomes or leaf cuttings?”
Love the flowers! The garden is currently a bittersweet project here near Lake Erie. Herbs and the transplanted rhubarb are all doing great, as are the arugula, kale and chard. The marigolds are keeping things looking pretty and maybe doing some pest control. But my heirloom tomatoes got a significant trim their first few days in the garden while I was away. Put them behind by weeks. Damn Bambi. Saw the incriminating hoof marks in the soil upon my return. A bit of a heartbreaker after I’d carefully kept them repotted and alive until it was warm enough to plant.
ETA Does yelling “grow, dammit, you can beat this!” count as talking to them?
@Ken: ever since I discovered (by accident) that I can just let the greenery die back in the fall and put the begonia hanging baskets in the basement over winter and they come back in the spring without anything but warmer temps and water, my collection has grown. Almost as good for lazy gardeners as daffodils.
Not exactly gardening, but here in northern Calvert County, MD, the wild raspberries, aka wineberries, looked like they were just about to ripen before we headed south for a weekend with my FIL in Florida. They have a season that’s only two weeks long, so I’m hoping they hold off until we get back tomorrow night. Raspberry cobbler, coming up!
@WaterGirl: I sent you an email about Website width with screenshots.
@WaterGirl: Thank you!
Happy Summer Solstice at some point in the next 24 hours!
Ben Cisco (onboard the Defiant)
Brave browser for the win!
Most of my garden seems to have survived the golf ball sized hail, amazingly enough. Chard & gem corn took a beating though. Picked more black raspberries this morning. Yummm.
Good Morning, Everyone???
It’s funny how “all white flowers” can work in a flower bed, but iMO the “all yellow flowers” in that bed doesn’t really work.
And I love yellow!
I grow the big cutting snapdragons every year because they have such clear colors and (alarmingly) they now survive the winter in NW Ohio. I think they’re technically a tender perennial and they died here in the winter so I always used them as annuals. Now they come back up. I was both glad and sort of horrified.
I read a long piece on global warming once and the botanist in the piece described southern plants as “marching north” with warming and that has stuck with me.
I love sweet peas and although they don’t really thrive here (too hot in the summer) I am an obsessive so I try them every year for decades
This one grows well, and it’s also very patriotic. Highly recommend in the midwest:
Also you can save the seed and it comes true so you only have to buy it once.
I’m raising worms this year which has been fun. My husband bought them and then lost interest so I felt sorry for them and took over. I have two kinds- the traditional earthworm and this German “compost” worm that is going gangbusters. I take them out and free them when they reproduce.
I assume you release them into your garden. How long before you see the benefits?
Cowgirl in the Sandi
I had some dinner plate dahlias that were coming along nicely but then the killer heat the last few days did one of them in and really zapped the other two. I went out to look at them in the afternoon and one was nothing but crispy leaves. :-
Oh, I don’t know for the benefits of releasing them. They consume compost and turn it into castings that are a really good soil amendment- they do this in the plastic tub where they live so that’s the short term use. I just release them because I don’t want to keep them trapped in there.
I don’t think I would have bought them- I’m kind of a cheapskate- but I was happy to adopt them. My neighbor boy says “are you going to let the worms out today?” – he’s hysterical. He once asked me what a lumberjack is- it wasn’t the question, it was just how odd and socially inept kids can be. Walk up to a person and ask what a lumberjack is, no preamble at all. I was hanging clothes on the line so, I don’t know, available for random questions. It’s why I like them- their weirdness :)
@Kay: The best part is they go home.
Right. He said “I saw your friend moved away”. I thought “my friend moved away?”- on further questioning I found he believed my daughter was my friend. She came to visit and then went home.
WTF is he talking about NOW? :)
He’s delightful. Always confused but delightful.
I see all these containers of ladybugs for sale at nurseries and wonder if they have any hope of ever escaping their prison.
Thank you all!
J R in WV
Way later on… my grandfather had several acres with a ton of hickory trees, some others, but mostly hickory. He dumped the leaves he raked up below his garden spot, which I covered with his compost every spring. Granddad only had one leg and so couldn’t use a wheelbarrow, so I did that for him.
Anyways, that thick bank of old leaves, once you got down a foot or so, there were huge HUGE earthworms down in those leaves, easily a foot long, like pencils writhing in there. The bottom of the compost pile was like that, I hated that I was cutting up earthworms to fill the wheelbarrow, but I think now that most all of them lived through that experience. Then they thrived in the garden.