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Old March 3, 2019   #61
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Default Early amayllis

Usually my in-ground amaryllis bloom around Easter, but this one is doing it now. It looks red in the photo, but actually it's a very bright orange.
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Old March 4, 2019   #62
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Default Freesia

From corms....these were planted in fall for spring blooms. I grow these outside.
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Old March 4, 2019   #63
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Love Freesia! Yours are beautiful!
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Old March 4, 2019   #64
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Thanks! I think they smell like Juicyfruit gum.
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Old March 7, 2019   #65
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Default Tulip

The bulbs I planted on New Year's Day are finally starting to bloom. Most of them I planted in pots, but I had a few bulbs left over so I stuck them in nooks and crannies.
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Old March 10, 2019   #66
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Default Cemetery Iris blooming today

This is from a stand of Iris at my father-in-law's old crumbling house in south-central Arkansas.
The stand is at least 100 years old. I brought the tubers back several years ago and planted some in my garden in El Lago.
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Hopefully other Tomatovillians will post photos of their bulbs blooming as the spring and summer season progress.
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Default Dutch iris

I bought the bulbs off the internet and the results were mediocre. When I planted the bulbs I thought that they were on the small side. Only about 40% produced bloom stalks. At least the ones that did are pretty.
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I love iris and grew a number of them in Massachusetts.
Miss them ... along with lilacs and peonies ... but I enjoy growing things now that I couldn’t grow up there. I hope yours persist!
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No lilacs or peonies for me either. Nor hanging baskets of those beautiful fushias. And I'm not supposed to be able to grow bearded iris either (beardless iris are a yes, i.e. Louisiana iris). But I decided to try the cemetery iris because they were a family "heirloom" of my husband. It took a couple of years for the rhizomes I took from his father's homestead to bloom, but eventually they acclimated here.
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Crocuses "Firefly" were the first to add some color to the garden last month. The akonites were very pale this year but the snow drops multiplied again so next year I will dig them up and plant some of the new bulbs on other places in the garden.
Now waiting for the hyacints and daffodils to flower. I hope the pic is not too large.

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Crocus are such great little bulbs, and so tough.
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I have a pot of snowdrops that got buried and squished by the snow, gone for good I thought but No! Tough survivors like the two quail that wander through the yard once in a while if the neighbourhood cats are not about.



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They don't call them snowdrops for nothing.

Those quail would be a tasty treat for the hawks that sometimes visit my backyard. They feast on the the pigeons.
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Hawks fly through here too. When they do it is as if no bird has ever even looked at my yard. They all disappear into the shrubby hedges and it is silent for a couple of minutes then they all come out and carry on scratching and what not. I don't feed them all the time, only when the weather is rough.
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