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AtlantaMarie wrote:Yes, rose, liliac, dandy-lion, honeysuckle...  At least down here in the south-land, they make jelly out of just about any kind of flower that's safe!
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I just can't help myself. Here's my Mexican Sunflower. I got it because it's supposed to bloom longer, for the late butterflies.
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Post  OhioGardener 5/11/2019, 5:36 pm

Yes, CN, the Mexican Sunflowers (Tithonia) are beautiful, and if kept deadheaded they bloom right up until frost kills them in the fall.  The butterflies and hummingbirds love them, too! We always have some come volunteer from last year's seeds. The only butterflies, other than all of the fritillaries, we have seen so far this year are the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and the Black Swallowtail. The Monarchs don't arrive here until mid-June.

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Post  trolleydriver 5/11/2019, 5:40 pm

We have Trilliums growing ni our backyard.
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Post  countrynaturals 5/11/2019, 6:02 pm

OhioGardener wrote:Yes, CN, the Mexican Sunflowers (Tithonia) are beautiful, and if kept deadheaded they bloom right up until frost kills them in the fall.  The butterflies and hummingbirds love them, too! We always have some come volunteer from last year's seeds. The only butterflies, other than all of the fritillaries, we have seen so far this year are the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and the Black Swallowtail. The Monarchs don't arrive here until mid-June.

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Beautiful! Thanks for the tip about deadheading. I may not have done that if not prompted. pale Also, we have had occasional frost-free winters here, so is it possible to get another year out of it?
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Post  Turan 5/11/2019, 10:52 pm

trolleydriver wrote:We have Trilliums growing potatoes in our backyard.
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That trillium is gorgeous.  It decided to grow in the potato patch?????
My mom has a carefully guarded spot to coax trilliums to grow in.

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Post  trolleydriver 5/4/2020, 8:53 am

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Post  OhioGardener 5/4/2020, 8:11 pm

The apple tree is in full blossom, and it smells so sweet.

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Post  Emily49 5/5/2020, 9:47 pm

yolos wrote:Dandelions just jumped up in my garden for the first time.

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Post  trolleydriver 5/21/2020, 7:21 am

Found this beautiful tulip in our front garden.
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Post  Scorpio Rising 5/22/2020, 3:28 pm

My redbud tree

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Post  OhioGardener 5/22/2020, 4:53 pm

Beautiful, SR!  Our Redbuds are all done blooming, and leafing out already. They are beautiful when they bloom, though.  Ironically, we used to live near Red Bud, ILL, and there wasn't a Redbud tree in sight.  Very Happy

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Post  Scorpio Rising 5/23/2020, 9:06 am

OhioGardener wrote:Beautiful, SR!  Our Redbuds are all done blooming, and leafing out already. They are beautiful when they bloom, though.  Ironically, we used to live near Red Bud, ILL, and there wasn't a Redbud tree in sight.  Very Happy
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