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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.

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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.