What's Looking Good in April 2023

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  1. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    More stunning flower foto’s!
    I am enjoying your posts so much.
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Wish I had time to reply and post more. I so enjoy everyone’s comments and photos. A cheerful group of gardeners.

    This is one of two pots with hosts and a lovely grass I rescued that I added tulips to last fall. Not sure how to maintain it now except to fertilize. Any suggestions? I’ve never done this combo before. Maybe starting over after the tulips are finished?
     

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    Jewell, that is lovely!
    I'd lift the tulip bulbs after the foliage dies down and store them in a cool, dark place until planting time (fall for you?). The hosta should do well on it's own with a little fertilizer when you lift the bulbs. Just a suggestion--your green thumb is so much greener than mine!
     
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    That Jane is wise, isn’t she
    The pic that you showed is nice and the tulpies are seriously attractive.
     
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    Jewel fancy tulips… very nice to see color … it’s definitely spring… finally…:smt041
     
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    Lovely tulips Jewell.
     
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    Some eating apple blossom, don't know the name.
    IMG_20230427_184615_(864_x_1536_pixel).jpg Sweet cherry blossom
    IMG_20230427_184653_(864_x_1536_pixel).jpg Blueberry blossom, got a lot this year
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    I have the apple trees and some blueberry bushes developing blooms too. It looks like you are ahead of me with the bloom development. I like blueberry blooms. They are like little bells.
     
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    Logan…Looks like lots of Apples…our apple trees get divvied out. Usually the deer get the bottom portion . Horses get the middle portion , I get to top portion = apple sauce.
    Blueberries is big business in Oregon so are strawberries.


    To ALL… Stewbies ……who appreciate the meaning of flowers…

    The top ten flowers that summarize HOPE …

    Daffodils are usually the first to bloom . Represents new beginnings and hope for the future.
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    Iris represents Hope Faith and Wisdom.

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    Tulips represents love and often given as a gift to represent hope and love .
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    The Sunflower signifies hope and prosperity and its bright yellow colors cheerfulness and happiness .

    Bluebells signals humility, gratitude and consistency.

    Cherry blossoms symbolize the fleeting nature of life and the importance of cherishing the present.
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    Lilacs represents young love, innocence and purity.

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    Forget-me-nots symbolize true love and memories, reminding us to keep hope and never forget the ones we love.
     
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    I have never hears of these flower representations before. But the flowers are so beautiful to see.
     
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    Sjoerd. Thank you . I thought it was nice piece of history . Roses are also big for Valentines Day…but roses over the years have come to symbolize some of our strongest feelings, such as love, passion and admiration. Whether you want to express love, friendship, or joy, there's a rose for just about every occasion .

    The red poppies- World War I - ‘Remembrance Day‘. Poppies are a symbol of respect and remembrance of those who died in World War I.…From the dirt and mud grew a beautiful red poppy. The red poppy came to symbolize the blood shed during battle , “In Flanders Fields.”
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    @Sjoerd thank you. The bulb growers are giving us such beauties, it is just amazing what they have developed for the mass market.

    @Pacnorwest lovely note on the different meanings of different flowers.

    @marlingardener thanks for the information. I will definitely follow your advice. The pots were very pretty with the hosta and sedge last fall.

    @Logan i am jealous of those blueberry blooms. I left my blueberry orchard behind and have just replanted. Hopefully by next year I will be devouring my own again. The photo of the cherry blooms was very pretty too.
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    The last of the fancy narcissus/daffodils. The flowers were too heavy for the stems for the majority of them :( Was a good reason to pick and enjoy them in the house :like: 1E6EF2BB-9CC0-4D38-B2C1-9E887A4B50A2.jpeg
     
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    The first azalea.
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    Beautiful wisteria.
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    This plant is a bit similar to lilac. I still don’t know what it is.
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    This is another rather substantial wisteria.
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    These Lily of The Valley are wonderful.
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    Another stunning sunrise.
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    Thank you @Jewell and @Sjoerd
    My Rhodes are in bud still, the tall azaleas won't have so many this year, they really suffered from the drought last year.
     
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