Growing by leaps and bounds

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  1. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Just checked the calender and yes this is only March 13, but then it is north Texas where the high temps have been hovering around 80 for the last 13 days.

    Just two weeks ago the Blackeyed Susan were laying flat on the ground as they had been doing all winter
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    The Daylilies started coming up in Feb and just two weeks ago they were only about 2 inches tall, now the tallest ones are 6 inches tall.
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    The Dianthus in the tipsy pot stayed green all winter and has had buds since Dec, now they are opened.
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    I have three pots of petunias that are coming back, not from seed but like perennials they are coming from the same roots. I thought they were annuals. Sure hope these are the really dark purple ones.
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    Ever moved bulbs around so much that you lost track of what they would become? I had these Snowdrops in a couple of other places where they never bloomed. Moved them to this spot a couple of years ago and now they are blooming.
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    Two years ago I had this Chocolate Vine planted at the arbor, it suffered there for some reason. I put it in a pot on the back of the turtle frame that Lisa gave me and thought I had lost it last year in the drought.
    This morning I was out taking these pictures and realized that it was covered with new leaves and the vines were coming on strong. Looked closer and found these beauties.
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    And in the race to see who sprouts first in the new bloom house, Morning Glory is the clear winner. But then it did have the advantage of being soaked in water for a couple of days (I forgot it was there) before being potted.
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  3. pondlady

    pondlady Young Pine

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    Wow, your garden is growing. Thanks for the pics.
     
  4. glendann

    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    Great pictures toni and boy are your plants growing and showing off.
     
  5. stratsmom

    stratsmom Flower Fanatic

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    I sure like that tipsy pot! We've had a few days of warm weather, in the upper 50's. I have tulips poking their little leaves out but nothing like you have!!!
    Deanna
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  6. zuzu's petals

    zuzu's petals Silly Old Bat Plants Contributor

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    [​IMG] WOW! Isn't it exciting how quickly things grow
    in these early days of spring-like weather!?!

    I'm noticing amazing changes between my first morning walk
    and my last walk in the evening. :D
     
  7. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Same thing here, I go out to feed the birds in the morning and all the plants have grown overnight. When Randy and I go out back to sit in the late afternoon, everything is taller than it was that morning.
    It is just amazing.
     
  8. Netty

    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Oh Toni, you are so lucky to be able to putter about in the garden! You must be having soooo much fun!
     
  9. bethie

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    Wow, spring is in full swing at your place. That dianthus is a Killer Red. Everything is really growing. I love the akebia vine. Mine is right up against the house in full shade. I love those soft colors and the birds love to nest in it. 8)
     
  10. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Everything is bursting with life Toni, just what we want to see!

    Deanna this topic should interest you :)
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  11. Polly

    Polly Thumb Gardener

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    Great to see things growing isn't it? I too like the tipsy pot and remember seeing it last year and it's onmy list of to-dos for this year.
     
  12. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Oh I love seeing all these piccies of things growing again. Spring has definately sprung where you are Toni!!! :D
     

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