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Show us your landscape - a photo thread - February 2013

Posted by pixie_lou 5 (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 1, 14 at 17:06

This is a place to post photos, and to discuss, what is in your garden. This is the thread for February 2014. All garden photos are welcome. As we are in the depths of winter, our emphasis will be on leaves, berries, branches, etc. All landscape and garden photos are welcome. If it is a photo taken in your garden or your yard, it is fair game to post it here.

Here is the link for the February 2013 thread.

For previous 2014 threads:
January 2014

For all other 2013 threads, please go to the December 2013 thread and follow the links for the relevant month.

To see all of the 2011 and 2012 threads, please visit the
photo gallery
. (I requested that the photos be moved there. I am still waiting for the GW editors to move the threads.)

FWIW if we have 50 posts in this thread by 15 February I will make a February Part II thread.

This post was edited by pixie_lou on Wed, Feb 5, 14 at 9:53


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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Tue, Feb 4, 14 at 11:57

Yesterday's snowstorm left a brief covering of ice on the trees by the bay.
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It's melting now, just in time for tomorrow's snowstorm to refill the areas I just shoveled.

Claire


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Saturday mornings sunrise
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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Wed, Feb 5, 14 at 14:11

pixie_lou: Very pretty but I thought you were a member of the late rising club?

Claire


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Another snow storm, folks. And here's my landscape.... white.... all white ... like this page

Molie


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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Wed, Feb 5, 14 at 18:16

Molie: Your landscape looks like mine did this morning, until the snow turned to sleet and freezing rain and drizzle. It meant a lot of shoveling trying to get the slush off the paths and driveway and car before the temperatures turn below freezing for the next week and the slush becomes permanent.

It's going to be icy/slippery tomorrow and a lot of shrubs will be imprisoned in hard crystallized snow.

Claire (feeling a little complaining is in order)


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Yes, Claire. I am a member of the late risers club. But my phone rang. I answered it. When I went to get some water I noticed the sky was blue and pink striped, so snapped a couple shots before I went back to bed.

Mollie - love the "photo" of your landscape!


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  • Posted by corunum CT 6 Central CT (My Page) on
    Thu, Feb 6, 14 at 13:39

My landscape looks like the same white garden as Molie's, et al, but the day before the storm I bought myself some daffodil buds at the grocery store to put on my desk. Today is SO much better than yesterday, I'd like to share my daffodils with you. (best I can do is a photo)

41 days until SPRING! It's coming - I started counting at 120. Much prefer green to white.

Jane


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Yea, Jane! Love those daffodils... love the count.... 41! What a great number!

I've started looking in catalogues and have gone (longingly) to some of my favorite garden center sites. I'm really getting anxious to see the grass and growing things.Thanks, pixie, for the beautiful photo of the sky. That warm glow is a sign that Mother Nature has not forgotten us Northerners.


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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Thu, Feb 6, 14 at 17:53

Those daffodils are mesmerizing, Jane - I keep looking back at them. So positive and hopeful - OF COURSE, there will be a spring, and SOON! And you'll look back nostalgically at the beauty of winter, completely forgetting the trials of snow removal and what it felt like to be cold, and how many layers you had to put on just to go out and get the mail.

Claire


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Spring........................I remember spring. Yep. That nice time that follows winter. Winter........ah, yes....winter.......I have seen some of the beautiful winter wonderland photos that some of you have posted - the miracle of frost patterns, trees glistening with crystal ice, sun glowing on white wisps of grasses,,,,,,oh who am I kidding? I hate winter! My back agrees! Bring on spring!

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Pretty daffodils Jane.

Driving by the Susbury River in Nine Acre Corner this morning. The ice covered trees almost looked like fog rising off the river.


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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Fri, Feb 7, 14 at 10:37

Amazing photo, pixie_lou! I'm assuming that's the reflection in the water but I turned my laptop upside down just to see what it looks like in air in case the photo got rotated inadvertently.

Beautiful both ways.

Claire
edit note: corrected to attribute to pixie_lou and not nhbabs.

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  • Posted by corunum CT 6 Central CT (My Page) on
    Fri, Feb 7, 14 at 11:01

Pixie, I'm assuming the photo is upside down? It's good either way as Claire said, but if it isn't upside down, man, you've got a real winner there. Had to stand up twice to look at it in reverse, so thanks for the exercise, lol. And, yes, the icy trees do look like rising fog over the river in the sky.

Jane


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You can't flip a phone or an iPad to see an image upside down. and I'm not about to stand on my head to look at my screen. So in case GW flipped the image - The blue is the sky. The green are the pines in the distance. And the river is actually between the icy trees and the pines. For any of you who are familiar with Nine Acre Corner, this was snapped on 117 near Brigham Farm

The amazing thing is that I drove by about an hour later, and all the icy mist was gone from the trees. I'm glad I pulled over to snap the photo on my way thru at 9.


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Some kind soul here on GW taught me that I can click on a photo that's upside down and it will open right side up in a new window.

Lovely photo, Pixie Lou. Is there open water somewhere nearby to provide the moisture, or was there heavy frost last night? We had light frost last night that seemed to land a bit more on the trees along the river, but nothing like yours.

Yesterday I was enjoying the tree shadows on the new snow.

From February 6, 2014

From February 6, 2014


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Bill, I normally give a hand with the shoveling, which I actually enjoy in moderate amounts. I know I’m odd. [g] But DH had to do it all this time around. One of our boys got us an electric ‘shovel’ for Christmas a few years ago and that has been a life saver. My DH has a bad back and has to be careful. We didn’t want a large snow blower to have to take care of, store and I assume they're not light weight to move around either. Also didn’t want something that ran on gas. This works very well and is inexpensive, lightweight and electric. As long as you don’t have to use it on 12 inches or deeper snow it’s great. So we go out and start shoveling when it’s about 6 inches deep and keep up with it. When we’ve woken up to a deep snowfall, it’s a two person job, to break the 12” down with a shovel into manageable sizes for the electric shovel. That’s only happened to us once. More time consuming but not really shoveling as you’re not lifting the shovel.

Great photos of winter scenes, ladies! :-)

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Usually the part of the stream in the woods stays pretty frozen on the surface all winter, though there is often water burbling along beneath. But our really cold weather followed by a thaw and rain created large thick blocks that were dislodged and have now refrozen in place. If we get a rapid spring thaw, we may have flooding here in the woods, something that hasn't happened since we bought this place more than 15 years ago.
From February 6, 2014

Who knows why this little chair is here in the woods . . .

From February 6, 2014


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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Sat, Feb 8, 14 at 16:26

Very long tree shadows, nhbabs - the sun is low this time of year. None of that pinpoint shadow at noon that we get in the summer.

Those ice blocks look artificial, as if they were cut for someone to take home for the ice house (if people still had ice houses and ice boxes).

Maybe the little chair didn't like the house it lived in, too noisy, and ran away to join the woods? Very peaceful there.

Claire


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I LOVE that photo of the "little chair in the woods".... a lookout post for elves or sprites, of course!

But .... judging from the snow on top of the seat .... none have been there in a while. Perhaps, like many of us, the woodland spirits have become tired of all this winter cold, snow & ice and prefer to stay hidden in their homes .... eating ... drinking ... waiting for Spring.

That's what I'm doing.

Molie


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Up here in the boonies there are still ice houses and ice cuttings, though more for tradition's sake than for necessity now.


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Chair in the woods = deer stand?


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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Sun, Feb 9, 14 at 10:33

RE deer stand:

Deer print and chair on Etsy.com

Claire


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  • Posted by corunum CT 6 Central CT (My Page) on
    Sun, Feb 9, 14 at 14:28

Re: The Deer print. It's times like this when I applaud whoever said "A picture is worth a 1000 words". Looks more like a Philadelphia deer than a Yankee deer from New Hampshire, but I like Squire John's thinking: A deer chair, why not?
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Moving along, the exterior landscape is still Molie white, but as it begins to snow yet once again, and without starting a new thread, with Pixie's indulgence, here is my 2nd year amaryllis. I figured I'd try not throwing the grocery store bulbs out and this is the second time one has pulled through. The 3rd year bulb I also kept, did not grow. Nothing special was done. Just kept it in its pot with the leaves intact and placed it on the side of the garage facing North. I did nothing- just let it live - and brought it in the house 3rd week of Oct. and cut its leaves off. Took about 5 weeks before I noticed new green coming up, but here it is this afternoon with 4 blooms (2 in bud form) again.

Jane (who will not be putting a chair out for the deer)


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I wonder if that might be a deer stand, squirejohn. Easier on the knees than sitting on the ground leaned up against a tree.


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  • Posted by corunum CT 6 Central CT (My Page) on
    Sun, Feb 9, 14 at 17:16

The Vermonters have taught a Flatlander about 'deer stands'. Never knew anything beyond 'duck blinds' before. Maybe I can have my tree house after all!

If you have nothing better to do, there are some fairly creative deer stands on Google images - link below.

Thank you to the North-of-Me people for the education.
Jane

Here is a link that might be useful: Deer Stands, Google


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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Sun, Feb 9, 14 at 17:54

I understood what squirejohn meant about deer stands; I was just playing with the idea of a deer with a chair.

Cabin fever does that sometimes.

Claire


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We know that your own outdoor chairs are turkey perches, Claire! That seems fair turnabout I guess.

I love that red amaryllis, Jane. I, too, coaxed last year's amaryllis into blooming again this winter. It is done now and the new bulb I bought this year is getting ready to bloom. Then I have a dish of non-blooming crocus plants, lots of green shoots but no flowers. I think I won't try forcing crocus bulbs again next year.


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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 10, 14 at 14:43

Congratulations on re-blooming the amaryllis, Jane - that flower is RED!!!

Looking out the window today I realized that the ornamental grasses (a miscanthus and a couple of panicums) were looking like little huts with snow roofs.
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The birds have been walking on top and probably sheltering inside the huts.

Claire


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  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 10, 14 at 15:22

Saw your thread by chance in the "most recent post box:

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Al


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  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 10, 14 at 15:23

Saw your thread by chance in the "most recent post box:

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Al


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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 10, 14 at 16:42

tapla/Al: This is February in z5b-6a mid-MI? Sure looks lush, where's the snow?

Claire


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  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 10, 14 at 17:00

"All landscape and garden photos are welcome. If it is a photo taken in your garden or your yard, it is fair game to post it here."

Sorry ....

Al


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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 10, 14 at 18:34

Al: But this is a monthly thread on the New England Gardening Forum and it's assumed that the photos will be related to February in New England. That said, the little mouse on the flower is delightful and I'm glad you posted it, although others on the forum are not as critter oriented as I am.

Claire

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LOVED seeing your summer photos, All! What better to look at in the winter. I also loved the mouse on the flower, I couldn't figure out what it was…lol. Very funny pic. And the pot with the Begonia and Coleus together is so full and vigorous. Who is that with the watering can? And who is it with the chickadee on their finger?

Thanks for posting!


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  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 10, 14 at 22:10

The diminutive blonde with the watering can is my granddaughter. She's watering newly built container plantings Memorial Day Wknd. The chickadees are on my hand. If I hold my hand flat against my chin, like a shelf, the chickadees & nuthatches will land on my hand and take sunflower seeds from between my lips - looks like I'm getting a kiss.

Didn't mean to violate the rules. I'll be moving along. Have fun!

Al

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Al, it looks like you already have your granddaughter on track to be a gardener! :-) Gorgeous blonde hair!

I can't believe you've trained the chickadees to take seed out from between your lips!! lol That must have taken quite awhile to train them that way. Imagine how fearless they are!

Thanks for stopping in. I've been following some of the threads that come up on the 'recently posted' area that they now offer too. There is so little activity going on sometimes. I have enjoyed all the information you post to the Houseplants Forum, too, very very helpful!


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  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Tue, Feb 11, 14 at 16:53

Thanks for the kind words.

Something you might find interest in.

Al


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Back to my icy trees photo - today is the first time I'm on my laptop in a while. Lo and behold, the photo is upside down when viewed on my laptop, but right side up on my iPhone and iPad. Yay for technology!

Babs - those ice block photos are wild. Before I read your narrative, I thought they were pieces of wooden dock. They look so rectangular!

Claire - thanks for the policing in my absence.

Jane - my amarylis will hopefully look as lush as yours. I've always saved my bulbs from year to year, but I've never tried to force a bloom again in winter. I let them go thru their normal cycle and I get blooms in May/June.
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My only interesting landscape photo this week is some coreopsis seed heads poking thru the snow.
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Al, I just checked out this tread today.... as the nor'easter is hitting New England. I'm not at all offended at your lovely photos! In fact, they brought a smile to my face and some warmth into this flower-starved heart. Thank you.

I also loved the wee little mouse, seeing chickadees on your hand, the pots in the yard, and your lucky granddaughter ...who's hopefully absorbing your love of gardening. To me, your yard is beautiful treat, especially as I look out my window and see horizontal snow.

Jane, your amaryllis is beautiful as are all the pots in your kitchen window.

Pixie, not only is your amaryllis opening but there's also a poinsettia still showing color in the background!

Molie


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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Thu, Feb 13, 14 at 9:50

pixie_lou: The amaryllis and the poinsettia look great together - the amaryllis stalk is so strong.

For the first time today I really looked at the climbing hydrangea seedheads. Usually I'm walking past them concentrating on the hollies stuck in the snow just beyond.

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My climbing hydrangea is more of a slouching hydrangea since the squirrels keep knocking the vines down. The little bit of green is the tape I use to keep them more or less upright.
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Claire


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I can't get a photo of my amaryllis today since the light is too bright from the window. It's at that nice funky stage where the flower buds look like spears. And Yes. I still have color on the pointsetta. Apparently this particular variety thrives on neglect.

Since Janes daffodils looked do lovely last week, I decided to be a copycat today.


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My winter indoor garden, such as it is. The amaryllis is from last year and the amaryllis foliage in the two vases is cut from this year's plant which is done blooming and the bulb is in a pot in the cellar. Then there are my non-blooming crocuses that are destined to become vole food shortly! At least they add a touch of greenery in the midst of this snowy winter.

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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Sun, Feb 16, 14 at 16:16

Another good sunrise this morning, although I was mostly worried about the blizzard overnight and what I would find in the yard. The reflexes said take the picture and then look at the front yard.

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The snow really did look pink and there were no tracks.
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Claire


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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Sun, Feb 16, 14 at 16:19

And this is what I saw in the front yard. A pine tree branch on top of the birdbath and two hollies.

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More branches down in other spots - notably on top of a rhododendron.

Claire


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Claire,
Remember the movie "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"?
Well your sunrise photos are definitely "The Good". Your poor broken branches and maybe damaged rhodies are "The Bad". For "The Ugly", just drive down any city or town street that's been plowed and sanded, with piles of disgusting, filthy snow all over. So two negatives out of three just confirms for me what I already know; I HATE WINTER.
Well, now I feel better.............tantrum has been thrown!

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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Sun, Feb 16, 14 at 17:09

Bill: I don't hate winter, but after the branch attacks and a whole lot of shoveling today and more work saved for tomorrow, I'M REALLY SICK OF THIS WINTER!

Claire

edited to qualify that I'm sick of THIS winter, not winter in general

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The snowy sunrise looks lovely, Claire, and I'm glad a few downed branches seem to be the extent of the damage. Taking the clearing and the shoveling in pieces sounds like a good idea.

Sped - I always enjoy the photos of your winter garden, with the combination of bright glass and green and flowering plants.


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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Tue, Feb 18, 14 at 12:43

Well, I'm a little more forgiving of winter since I managed to uncover my hollies and the rhododendron and they're OK....although it's snowing again now.

Luckily the main limbs missed the shrubs and the side branches were smashing them down. I pruned off the side branches (the limbs can wait for a while).

Hollies bent out of shape but mostly intact. These are young hollies so still flexible, and newly transplanted. I'll stake them in the spring.
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And the rhododendron also was just out of the reach of another limb so the side branches were the problem.
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There's also a birch, maybe two, down but I don't think there's anything woody underneath.
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A rose got smashed down by the same limb that hit the hollies but I was planning to prune it heavily this spring anyway, and this makes the decision easier.

Claire


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Claire, your pink sunrise snowscapes are absolutely beautiful. So sorry about the downed branches, but glad to hear they did not cause more damage.


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  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Wed, Feb 19, 14 at 10:09

This morning I noticed the car had interesting frost patterns (as others have documented in past threads) but I was most startled by the snow on the windshield. I've never seen wrinkled snow before - I guess yesterday's snow then rain then freeze addled the snow mat and it started sliding and folding then froze solid.

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It's warming up quickly now and the mat probably slid off already.

Claire


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That rippled snow is pretty cool Claire. The down branches not so cool.

About the only thing you can see in my yard beyond the huge blanket of snow is a few Siberian Iris seed pods sticking out thru the snow down by the pond.
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I've got a lot of white also. About 3 feet on the ground here. But I do have some Hippeastrum (Amaryllis) beginning to bloom. Here's one that is giving a second scape. Purple Rain.


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  • Posted by corunum CT 6 Central CT (My Page) on
    Sun, Feb 23, 14 at 12:47

Lovely amaryllis, Steve.

This morning from the kitchen I noticed a sudden heftiness out back on a Japanese Willow (non variegated green leaf-about 16' tall - a Salix whose variety I cannot remember) and went out to have a look.

It's coming:

24 days until SPRING

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Love your Purple Rain Amaryllis, Steve, and the pink Japanese Willow, Jane. That's what I'm longing to see... Spring color with no snow!

As for the countdown... let's hope Mother Nature shows her warmer face before 3/20!


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Beautifl amarylis Steve.

Heres mine this morning. 4 full blossoms. Plus another stalk with a bud on it - not sure how many flowers that one will make. And to think I bought this, container and all, on the clearance rack at Home Depot for $1!


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The snow is frozen hard as rock, so it was easy to take a walk around the yard yesterday to inspect the effects of winter. Saw this beehive way up in a tree. Technically the tree is on the neighbors land, but this limb overhangs my yard. Either way, removal of the hive has just been added to the Honey-Do list! I don't know if we have a ladder tall enough.


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  • Posted by corunum CT 6 Central CT (My Page) on
    Wed, Feb 26, 14 at 11:01

Pixie - they should be a done deal. It looks more like a weathered wasp's nest to me, but maybe someone here knows more about bees and can enlightened us. Don't risk your honey...someday it'll shred itself away.

Jane


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Jane - thanks for the info. I won't put hubby's life on the line.

DD and her friends were spray painting yesterday. They are working on props for a science presentation. Every time I look out the front door I just smile at the color!


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pixie lou,
Your photo looks like a bald faced hornet nest from last year...we keep one on a string in the cellar to show children. The nest texture and interior structure is interesting.


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