Spring Flowers Blooming 5/9/2013

The woodies are finally waking up in this loooong, drawn out winter/spring season. I’m surprized I’m not finding more perennials blooming, but many of mine are budding… Waiting for the right moment to pop.

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Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’ – Chanticleer Pear
Very smelly & not in a good way IMO

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Viburnum carlsii – Koreanspice Viburnum
Now these smell great!!

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Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Texas Scarlet’ – Texas Scarlet Quince
One of my favs!

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Magnolia x soulangiana – Saucer Magnolia
Not sure of the exact species.

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Magnolia x ‘Butterflies’ – Butterfly Magnolia
Another fav!

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Prunus subhirtella ‘Pendula’ – Weeping Higan Cherry

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Azalea x ‘Karen’s’ – Karen’s Azalea

Enjoy the day & keep on planting!
Ilex

8 thoughts on “Spring Flowers Blooming 5/9/2013

  1. Wow, I’ve never seen a yellow magnolia before! I really like the Koreanspice Viburnum, it looks like a flower firework! Very dainty and sweet.

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      • Gotta love dummy proof! Do you have any favorite indoor “dummy proof” plants? or outdoor ones that can grow in containers? (I live in an apartment, but I do have a little outdoor deck)

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        • My favs,
          Indoors; African violets, Mother of Millions (not sure of Latin name), Ficus, Xmas cactus.
          Potted Outdoors; strawberries, blueberries, I take many of my tropicals out during the summer.
          I’ll have to put more thought into that! πŸ™‚

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  2. Our local arboretum has a magnificent collection of magnolias, they have just one that is butter yellow; it is breathtaking, I have never seen a magnolia that is such a rich bold yellow as the one you photographed, it is really something special.

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    • This was taken at the community college where I’m taking urban forestry management. The last head of horticulture was a magnolia freak! He placed them all over the school’s arboretum. We learned about all the varieties. This is my fav. It’s supposed to bloom a bit later than the rest, but with our screwy season, it probably got impatient. πŸ™‚ Thank you for your comment.

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