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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #220 on: February 15, 2018, 06:14:34 pm »
66061:  2/15  Honey bees bringing in silver maple pollen.  First day, first bloom.  Tonight temps drop back down to freezing and stay there.

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #221 on: February 19, 2018, 06:49:28 pm »
66061:  Witchhazel blooming 2/19/18

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #222 on: February 21, 2018, 11:17:05 pm »
okay, i just have to say nothing blooming here........just ice storms, snow and subzero temps.......gotta probably shovel again tomorrow........ :D
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #223 on: February 22, 2018, 05:56:39 am »
okay, i just have to say nothing blooming here........just ice storms, snow and subzero temps.......gotta probably shovel again tomorrow........ :D
:-\\ :-\\  Well, it was short lived.  We had freezing rain/sleet move in, schools closed, etc.  More of the same today.  I was able to clip a branch of the Witch hazel in bloom to take to a bee club meeting and share before it froze into an ice cube.

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #224 on: March 07, 2018, 07:43:24 pm »
66061: 3/7 cat willow opening!  Excellent source of early nectar.
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #225 on: March 07, 2018, 09:20:04 pm »
Well, I did have crocuses up and blooming.  They are now covered under 10" of snow! :\'(

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #226 on: March 24, 2018, 09:00:30 am »
66061:  Crocus blooming for about 1 week.
Tulip poplar near work starting to bloom.  It's in a nice sheltered, southern exposure.

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #227 on: March 27, 2018, 05:40:28 am »
66061: native Currant Bush starting to bloom on 3/25

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #228 on: March 27, 2018, 12:08:27 pm »
River Maples, weeping willows, cat willows, creek willows, Bradford pears , Henbit, dead nettle, and Dandelions starting. Having lots of rain, water standing in the fields and ponds running over. Should make for a good spring bloom, AND Moral Mushroom hunting!!!

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #229 on: March 27, 2018, 03:05:16 pm »
Only crocuses....Daffodils are working their way up.

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #230 on: March 27, 2018, 05:58:42 pm »
Should make for a good spring bloom, AND Moral Mushroom hunting!!!

I was thinking about mushrooms yesterday!!! We just need a little warmth now.  :D
Jack, I think you are a few weeks ahead of us.  No sign of henbit, dandelions, bradfords etc.  Willows and daffodils are in full bloom.

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #231 on: March 31, 2018, 02:19:29 am »
All our early spring flowers are in full bloom. Dandelion, redbud, fruit trees, flowering quince, forsythia. It's great! :)
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #232 on: March 31, 2018, 12:00:37 pm »
Good to know.  We are a week or two behind you.  We have freezing temps and snow forecast for Easter Sunday. Bleh!
I understand that near Topeka, KS the henbit is blooming so dandelions aren't far away.

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #233 on: March 31, 2018, 07:04:42 pm »
Dandelions blooming down the street at an apartment complex!  Won't be long until everyone's yard is a sea of dandelions.

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #234 on: April 01, 2018, 12:15:58 am »
We've got brown-eyed susans starting to pop up.

I've also seen a few bluebonnets and Indian blanket.  I know they are already in bloom further north, between here and Austin.  I wish folk had planted more of them down here.  The biggest bloom right now are yellow daisies.

The henbit is starting to burn out, I think, but that's leaving room for our horsemint to grow.  No blooms on the horsemint yet.

The crepe myrtle leafed out in about 20 minutes sometime last week, but no blossoms yet.  They went from dead sticks to lush green in the blink of an eye.
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #235 on: April 14, 2018, 10:41:37 am »
66061:  Wow!  Last week's weather was below freezing.  It got down to 18 degrees.  4/12 and 4/13 is was 82 degrees.  That brought on the blooms.
Redbud, ornamental cherries, peaches, Bradford pears (not a nectar/pollen source), dandelions, henbit, dead nettle, tulip trees, forsythia (no value to honey bees), crabapples, and native currants.  There is a tree blooming all over town and for the life of me, I can't remember what it is.

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #236 on: April 19, 2018, 01:06:34 am »
Daffodils are up, Forsythia are popping and the maples have started.  Of course, snow tomorrow......will this nasty weather ever end?


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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #237 on: April 20, 2018, 05:40:51 am »
There is a tree blooming all over town and for the life of me, I can't remember what it is.
After asking a few sources, I understand that they are various forms of ornamental pears.

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #238 on: April 20, 2018, 08:22:18 am »
I’ve read rants about ornamental pears because they are invasive. I’ve got one in my backyard and the bees love it!
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #239 on: April 21, 2018, 09:30:15 am »
I’ve read rants about ornamental pears because they are invasive. I’ve got one in my backyard and the bees love it!
There are many varieties of ornamental pear.  Bradford Pears are highly discouraged here as they form weak limb angles and break easily in our windy conditions.  The norm is for a tree to reach maturity and a good wind comes along and the tree is torn in two and then needs to be cut down.  It was originally thought the Bradford would be sterile, but so many ornamental pears have been planted that they are finding some with fruit on them.  Now the seeds are dispersing and sprouting where they land which is along low maintenance areas in cities, roadways, and wooded areas.  They have become invasive in this area.  Beautiful, but invasive.