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Offline FloridaGardener

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Follow the Bloom - 2023
« on: February 09, 2023, 07:00:43 pm »
Warm winter except for 2 spots of record cold temps = busy bees and hives are still packed with honey.  Unusually warm temps could mean  hurricanes since the Gulf gets so warm by summer.

Carolina Laurel (nectar source) popped open this week.  Azaleas (no nectar) and saucer magnolia have been blossoming since late January.

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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2023, 04:16:45 pm »
I think my maples are blooming now.  I don't have one on my property and I haven't been out in a couple of days, but I'm seeing real looking pollen coming in, and the bees seem to be leaving the bird feeder alone. 
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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2023, 02:57:37 pm »
Manzanita just opened here in California. Lots of other plants in bloom and the bees are busy collecting pollen and some nectar from the manzanita

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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2023, 12:27:27 am »
Not sure the type of pollen but my two hives have been bringing pollen in the last few warm spells here in NE Oklahoma
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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2023, 08:29:34 pm »
Japanese Cherry is blooming here, as well as the lawn weed henbit which provides red pollen.

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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2023, 06:58:39 am »
9" of snow here... bitter cold and wind.  Hard to picture blooms...
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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2023, 08:26:55 am »
Japanese Cherry, American Elm, red maples, dandelions, daffodils

too rainy to see hen bit or dead nettle for me, just mud.   
those hot bees will have you steppin and a fetchin like your heads on fire and your keister is a catchin!!!

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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2023, 09:00:15 am »
Walked around the yard this morning.

Not sure what this bush it, but it?s right beside the porch and all these will open
Into little blooms soon. I don?t ever see much activity on it though.


Dandy Lion


Japanese Maple or something. Pink flowers and purple leaves.


Plumb tree


Peach tree


Nothing in the pears or apples yet.


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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2023, 09:04:13 am »
Clover


Maple is starting to pop out pretty good.



Bradford Pear



Some kind of ground cover weed.



I forget what. Put these bulbs out with the kids a couple years ago.



Daffodils



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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2023, 01:00:00 pm »
I can't believe how much is blooming out in the piedmont already!  We've only got daffodils and maples.  Just FYI, first picture reply #8, my botany isn't very good, but I really don't think that is clover.  I don't know what it is, but it's not clover. 
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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2023, 06:42:48 pm »
Yeah, I?m not sure what it is, but for some reason that?s what I typed. It grows in the same area that all the clover will come up in the summer. It must like the same conditions, because this comes up first then the clover takes over the whole area.


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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2023, 06:47:04 pm »



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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2023, 06:46:21 am »
26 F this morning... no blooms.
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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2023, 11:32:32 pm »
60s today, no blooms yet. 75 tomorrow then back to low 50s and rainy most of the week
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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2023, 07:36:09 pm »
Noticed a few daffodils today's as well as Bradford pear trees starting to bloom. Some of the maple trees appear to be starting to leaf out as well, the buds are opening on a few trees. Only 40s today and tomorrow then moving back to 50s+ for the foreseeable forecast.
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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2023, 09:04:46 pm »
All the wild pear trees are blooming. They get visited by the bees sometimes, but they spread a lot and have wicked thorns.

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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2023, 06:46:35 am »
2 F (-17 C) this morning.  12 mph wind.  No blooms.
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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2023, 10:47:23 am »
Yesterday I noticed that the maple trees are blooming.  I guess it is officially the start of te beekeeping season here.  Easter flowers and henbit are blooming also.

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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2023, 02:44:55 pm »
2 F (-17 C) this morning.  12 mph wind.  No blooms.
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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2023, 04:02:31 pm »
The weather is what keeps those Californians from moving here...
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