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Offline FatherMichael

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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2020, 07:06:48 pm »
A few Dandelions here and Henbit budding.
41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?

42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.

43 And he took it, and did eat before them.

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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2020, 10:15:25 am »
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Ace - check out the Clerodendrum Quadriloculare  and let us know what you think
https://www.south-florida-plant-guide.com/clerodendrum-quadriloculare.html

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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2020, 05:48:51 pm »
Hey thanks Seeb.  I think you have got it.  I did hear someone mention star burst down here.  I didn't know about the root runners. Thanks.
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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2020, 03:49:28 pm »
Red maples blooming here. Lots of dandelions and some other very small white flower. Bradford pears as well.

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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2020, 03:31:38 pm »
Wild flowering pear trees beginning to bloom in mid-Georgia.

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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2020, 06:12:15 pm »
Wild Carolina Cherry Laurel is blooming in mid-Georgia.

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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2020, 10:59:51 pm »
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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2020, 09:18:29 pm »
Carolina Laurel is all done here.  Redbud, dogwood & wild blackberry is all out in the thickets; henbit and white clover blooming on the roadsides.

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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #28 on: March 13, 2020, 09:40:39 am »
My neighbor grows jasmine on the property fence and it is in it's glory, and my camellia's are starting up with gusto.

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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #29 on: April 14, 2020, 04:19:45 pm »
We have peaches and pears in bloom right now. Apple buds are swelling,but this cool spell may put the brakes on.
Lots of ornamental blooms now.

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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2020, 10:35:56 am »
Gallberry started blooming this past Sunday. Blackberries are in full bloom.
Problem is that it is raining every day.
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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2020, 12:27:28 pm »
Jim - i like a little gallberry in my honey.  I've got crimson clover and hairy vetch blooming

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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2020, 06:25:39 pm »
Ground sel is blooming like crazy hundreds of acres in 2 miles of most of my bees.  I have no experience with this plant as it has only been in our area about 5 years.  At first I only saw a few plants now pastures are full of this beautiful  yellow flower. the bees are working it , are they getting nectar or pollen or both, what kind of honey does it make?

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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #33 on: April 16, 2020, 08:58:10 pm »
Hello Paus - I've not been able to find anyone that comments on the taste of Groundsel honey, but here is what I have found

Botanical name Packera obovata
Common: Golden Groundsel, Roundleaf Groundsel, Roundleaf Ragwort, Squawweed
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Use Ornamental: A good herb-layer groundcover for limestone woodlands in eastern North America.
Creates a yellow glow in spring when planted en masse.
Use Wildlife: Flowers attract bees and butterflies.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Butterflies
Nectar Source: yes

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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #34 on: April 16, 2020, 09:10:41 pm »
Thanks for the info.  A county agent (agricultural) told me this plant came into our area in cattle feed and I am sure because you only see it in pastures where cattle are fed.  I have bees less than a half mile from the nearest field and the vast majority of bees are leaving the hive about 12' high and are flying in that direction.

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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2020, 07:58:21 am »
I?m in North Central Massachusetts. I have nothing In bloom yet. Trees were starting to bud but today we have snow. 15 miles south of here had dandelions last week so I expect we will have an explosion of blooms here this week. Boston is in full bloom 40 miles East


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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2020, 08:31:50 pm »
Boston is in full bloom 40 miles East

I know that feeling of anticipation . . .

My little cover crop sure is pretty, I saw bees in it today.  Of course it is 10 ft from their hive, so that would be expected.

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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #37 on: April 20, 2020, 09:16:43 pm »
Are any of our more southern friends seeing black locust blooms yet. I remember from my last trip to Buds about this time of year that Black locust were in bloom as far as southern VA maybe?

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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #38 on: April 20, 2020, 11:34:37 pm »
My crimson food plots are opening up. Popular is close. Hopefully the killing freeze we had last week didn?t get them.

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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2020, 11:38:38 pm »
I noticed that freeze we got last week killed the new growth on my mulberry trees and my black locust.  I don't know how it will affect the flow this year.