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 Posted:   Apr 12, 2019 - 10:09 PM   
 By:   Wolfssohn   (Member)

Hi all,

mother nature is right now awakening and it' s so beautiful smile and since we all live in different parts of the world, I' m curious, which trees and flowers are blossoming in your area right now?

I live in the midwest of Germany, 'bout an hour by car to Netherlands border.
Luckily we have all four seasons changing in the year.
I love that and I need that, though sometimes I hated the too hot summers and miss the real cold winters with snow, but I like the colorful autumn and the green spring.

Our February was unusual much to warm with about 20 °C on some days, so the trees and flowers
are very early this year.
It started three weeks ago with the beautiful white blossom of our wild plum tree right in front of our house.
Now in our garden our big old cherry tree is white bloosoming and on our golf range next to us, the pear trees are blossoming. So everything' s white here. smile

Some of the birches and maples are starting to green, but our little wood of beeches, where Jacy and I are often roam, is still naked.

In Bonn, a city in our area, the japanese cherry blossom has just started and the whole town is beautifully pink. smile
A lot of visitors come to just see the beautiful colors.

https://www.bonn-region.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten-kultur/kirschbluete.html

As for flowers right now the narcissus and the little hyacinths are blooming in our garden and out in the meadows the cuckoo flower is blooming.

... but the most I like, when our Nordman Fir starts blossoming.
We planted it 18 years ago after our first Christmas, when we moved here autumn 2000.
She was the only Christmas Tree, who survived and build strong roots and growed and growed every year.
Now she' s as tall as our hours, 'bout 12 meters high and a real beautiful lady. smile

greetings
Wolfssohn

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2019 - 7:05 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)


 
 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2019 - 8:53 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Hi Wolfssohn. Those were beautiful pictures.

We too have 4 seasons, but this year, a cold winter did not hit us in December or January. Instead, we got massive amounts of snow in March which was shocking. So now our current flowers are coming up a month late. Right now I see forsythias blooming which usually bloom in early March. We are also seeing tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. Our pear tree is just starting to bud. I am anxious for more greening.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2019 - 4:29 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Our seasons are increasingly blurring into a confusing mess. Snowdrops and crocuses appear with the first sign of warmth, only to be frozen when the cold returns. Our apple tree is budding, but I gave it a particularly harsh pruning in March and a late-Winter wash to discourage the insects that have blighted our apples for the last few years. I'm not sure we'll get any kind of decent crop this year, but next year, with a year's growth and another wash, we might outdo Sainsbury's!

I've been able to mow the lawn twice so far this year, and it's had the first of its four treatments per year from a local chap who, in a previous life, was the groundskeeper at one of England's premier rugby clubs. It's prone to moss, and the treatments plus keeping it relatively long (ie not scalping it at every cut) helps to crowd it out.

It's quite a big garden, and it gets bigger with every year I get older! After several false starts, we've found someone who's able to come in and do the spadework that I'm now looking to avoid, a young lad whose dyslexia and one or two other issues dictate that he's destined for the outdoors life rather than being stuck in an office. He's doing a particular project for us in the next couple of weeks for a fixed price, and if what he does is good (which I'm convinced it will be) then he'll be on a retainer to keep the garden tidy and make a few changes that we're looking for before we decide it's time to downsize.

I still love firing up the petrol-engined mower, though! I didn't feel like a real man until I ditched the electric mower (and the attendant risk of death, or worse, embarrassment, by running over the cable) for something with a carburettor and a spark plug!

 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2019 - 5:10 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Real men use Hayter self propelled petrol mowers...a proper piece of kit ...like mine.

It needs service, new oil and a new spark plug but soon be up n running. In the meantime the gardener can do it!

 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2019 - 5:14 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

TG - old cartoon made me laugh - two old girls sitting on a patio in front of a massively-overgrown forest of a garden.

One says "The lawn has got a bit out of hand since George died!"

And smack among the long grass is a mower with a skeleton draped over it!!! big grin

 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2019 - 6:23 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

Lots of bluebells in weird places.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2019 - 7:08 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

TG - old cartoon made me laugh - two old girls sitting on a patio in front of a massively-overgrown forest of a garden.

One says "The lawn has got a bit out of hand since George died!"

And smack among the long grass is a mower with a skeleton draped over it!!! big grin



Heh! Like it!

Mine’s a Briggs & Stratton and it’s never let me down with minimal maintenance. I do however like the look of the Hayter Harrier. Self-propelled grass cutting with the added benefit of vertical take-off.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2019 - 7:20 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

A few things here and there, but mostly, it's still barren. While the weather has been sunny and nice recently, and not too much snow in the lowlands, it's still been too cold for much blossoming (temperatures rarely moving above 10C). The North and the mountains still have record amounts of snow for this time of the year.

 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2019 - 8:56 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Funny that you should ask... I live right next to a a forest (five minute walking distance) that is called "Wald der blauen Blumen", which means translated "forest of the blue flowers". From mid April to mid May, it's like an enchanted forest because nature there drenches the forest in a bed of flowers. Guess what color they have? :-)

Anyway, that's what is currently blossoming in my area. At this time of the year, it always reminds me a bit of the forest in Ridley Scott's LEGEND.

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wald_der_blauen_Blumen


 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2019 - 8:58 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)


Mine’s a Briggs & Stratton and it’s never let me down with minimal maintenance. I do however like the look of the Hayter Harrier. Self-propelled grass cutting with the added benefit of vertical take-off.


I have a feeling my Hayter has a briggs n stratton engine.

 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2019 - 7:26 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Most spectacularly are the state flower: the California Poppy. They erupt in giant fields and stop traffic in the hills:



Otherwise, enough else is blooming that the hummingbirds aren't coming to my feeder yet.

 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2019 - 9:31 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

A few things here and there, but mostly, it's still barren. While the weather has been sunny and nice recently, and not too much snow in the lowlands, it's still been too cold for much blossoming (temperatures rarely moving above 10C). The North and the mountains still have record amounts of snow for this time of the year.

Winter is coming....
...and not leaving.

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2019 - 4:50 AM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

My runny nose and itchy, red eyes tell me that something must be blooming but my eyes are too swollen to see and my nose too stuffy to smell. So? I really don't know damn it.

I do have a lovely Easter Lily sitting on the island and 3 Christmas Poinsettias that refuse to die. Does that count?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2019 - 12:18 PM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

We have had a "superbloom" of bluebonnets in Texas this spring. The views have been spectacular along the roadways.

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2019 - 1:37 PM   
 By:   Wolfssohn   (Member)

Hey all, thanks for sharing your " pictures " . smile

Solium, real funny. smile Honestly, I haven' t seen that film, yet.

Joan, why are you anxious 'bout more greening?

greetings
Wolfssohn

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2019 - 1:49 PM   
 By:   Wolfssohn   (Member)

Mister Tall Guy, that sounds like a whole lot of work with your garden. wink


I still love firing up the petrol-engined mower, though!


We have a petrol- engined, too. big grin

Real men use Hayter self propelled petrol mowers...

Real men use their knifes. big grin

greetings
Wolfssohn

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2019 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   Wolfssohn   (Member)

Nicolai, your foto is amazing beautiful. smile
I just googled, that forrest is about 75 km from us.
I' m thinking on have a look at it with Jacy smile

greetings
Wolfssohn

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2019 - 2:01 PM   
 By:   Wolfssohn   (Member)

David, your Poppys are wonderful. smile
Thank you for sharing that gorgious picture.

greetings
Wolfssohn

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2019 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   Wolfssohn   (Member)

I do have a lovely Easter Lily sitting on the island and 3 Christmas Poinsettias that refuse to die. Does that count?

Mhm, let me think about it, edw.
Okay. wink

greetings
wolfssohn

 
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