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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2023, 05:39:53 pm »
The weather is what keeps those Californians from moving here...
So true!

Hate to say for those folks up north but it's currently 82?F here in the Florida panhandle...

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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2023, 09:00:31 pm »
Trees are leafing out quite a bit today, buds are opening on them


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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2023, 05:23:04 pm »
Nellie R Stevens Holly is blooming here.

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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2023, 07:03:50 pm »
Wild cherries and pears are blooming. 
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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2023, 11:12:37 pm »
Same here..
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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2023, 10:18:00 pm »
Redbud trees are happily blooming and dandelions are starting to pop. Not in my yard of course, the sheep are eating the down, but in neighbors yards haha.
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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2023, 10:33:39 pm »
Redbud trees are happily blooming and dandelions are starting to pop. Not in my yard of course, the sheep are eating the down, but in neighbors yards haha.
Off-topic, but what kind of sheep do you have, Occam?
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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2023, 09:40:13 am »
Redbud trees are happily blooming and dandelions are starting to pop. Not in my yard of course, the sheep are eating the down, but in neighbors yards haha.
Off-topic, but what kind of sheep do you have, Occam?

I have shetlands, 3 for now. Should be lambing in a few weeks
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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2023, 11:50:21 am »
Redbud trees are happily blooming and dandelions are starting to pop. Not in my yard of course, the sheep are eating the down, but in neighbors yards haha.
Off-topic, but what kind of sheep do you have, Occam?

I have shetlands, 3 for now. Should be lambing in a few weeks
My sister is interested in perhaps getting a fiber animal, would you be willing to answer some questions about your sheep?  I have a thread on fiber animals going in the farming section, if you don't mind moving down there to discuss them further.   
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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2023, 12:12:22 pm »
You bet, I'll head over there
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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2023, 09:18:51 pm »
The blackberries are starting!  My first big flow of the year!  :happy:
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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #31 on: April 29, 2023, 06:31:47 am »
Love the blackberry flow!
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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #32 on: April 30, 2023, 03:37:45 pm »
Magnolia Virginia (Bay magnolias) and Persea Palustris (swamp bay)  have been blooming for a couple of weeks.  The air smells like roses.  Our main flow has begun with the addition of privet, saw palmetto, and  Richardia Scabrosa (mexican clover) is beginning to flower on the ground. 

This winter has been too dry, and the 17 degree cold snap last winter affected the early carolina laurel, citrus trees, and lemon verbena hedges.  Many citrus were lost, and if saved, only with about 25% of their canopies.  Bees seem slow to build up.

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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2023, 07:12:36 am »
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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2023, 11:26:34 pm »
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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2023, 11:32:12 am »
Mid 80s here, a spike near 90 by the weekend
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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2023, 04:03:21 pm »
57 degrees this morning, Tupelo, Gallberry and Palmetto all in bloom at the same time here and the Chinese Tallow is getting ready to bloom. Usually they each have their own bloom times. I?m hoping that they each spread out when individual plants bloom or we are going to have Avery short flow season.
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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #37 on: May 15, 2023, 12:33:37 am »
Catalpa trees ate in bloom like crazy right now. Mulberries are starting to ripen, the squirrels and birds are enjoying them immensely. Rough sumac buds have started and should be opening in another few days to a week.
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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #38 on: May 15, 2023, 08:45:36 am »
Occam,
I also have Mulberry trees. I put light tinfoil pan?s hanging from a string in the trees. It really helps keep the birds out of them. I had lots of berries this year and I was able to eat as much as I wanted every time I went out to pick berries. Our mulberries are done now.
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Re: Follow the Bloom - 2023
« Reply #39 on: May 29, 2023, 10:03:18 am »
Tallow Tree (Popcorn) has its long yellow panicles all out.  The bees are crawling on them, looking for open florets. After a couple hot weeks in April we had a cooler May and stayed about 80-85 daytime and 70 at night.  But now comes the heat until October.