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Re: Alphabet Soup ~ F ~ ....

Postby Sharon Bryson » Feb 21, 2012 4:17 pm

Beautiful Forsythia Sharon! Mine always suckers and few blooms. Any secrets to share?

Would the flowering stalks perchance get winter damaged? It is not uncommon for some varieties to get buds frozen anywhere above the snowline.
Other than pruning at the wrong time, I can't think why there wouldn't be flowers on the last years wood.
I try to remember to take out a bit of old wood every other year just after bloom is finished.
We have other plants which desperately need this treatment, but haven't had it, so are very big and out of control.
Cheers
Sharon
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Re: Alphabet Soup ~ F ~ ....

Postby Clyde212 » Feb 21, 2012 8:23 pm

Sharon Bryson wrote:
Beautiful Forsythia Sharon! Mine always suckers and few blooms. Any secrets to share?

Would the flowering stalks perchance get winter damaged? It is not uncommon for some varieties to get buds frozen anywhere above the snowline.
Other than pruning at the wrong time, I can't think why there wouldn't be flowers on the last years wood.
I try to remember to take out a bit of old wood every other year just after bloom is finished.
We have other plants which desperately need this treatment, but haven't had it, so are very big and out of control.


Thanks for the advice. Maybe I will take a picture when it is in bloom and post it. Maybe I am not pruning enough. Clyde
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Re: Alphabet Soup ~ F ~ ....

Postby Eeyore » Feb 21, 2012 8:27 pm

Definately not a failure Laura! Love that shot of the Forget-me-Not.

Beautiful Fritillaria! Does the flower have a skunky smell as well?

Ha! Ha! Ha! Clyde. "Facebook Profile" is a real stretch for alphabet soup! :lol:

Here are the F's I have to toss into the pot....

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Flore Pleno - another gift from Neng


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Fever Few - A gift from Neng


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Fantasy Lily
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Re: Alphabet Soup ~ F ~ ....

Postby Big Smile » Feb 21, 2012 8:42 pm

Oh-h-h- so many beautiful Fs.
Never heard of Fire & Fog Daylily but its a beauty!!
I must get some Blue Flax again, I love blue flowers!!
And Fritileria is a must . I lost mine years ago.
I also have Fire and Ice Hosta but won't post it this time.
Fantasy Lily is very pretty,looks like a short plant?

Here are some of my Fs.
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Re: Alphabet Soup ~ F ~ ....

Postby Lizcordysmum » Feb 21, 2012 11:20 pm

I LOVE the pictures, and I don't care how we "cheat"...I am really fond of Fritts, and have never bought one yet. SOB.
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I apparently have not mastered the place in line feature...so, I have Figgy pudding, with figs, fuchsia, and my first wonderful scent of lilacs.

The fuchsia bush gets cut back to about 2 inches, and does this every year....this one is Jim's. I hve a palest pink that I never cut back, and she just sprays out there.

The figs ARE delicious, and the Lilacs...well they are old fashioned, and I don't have to say another thing, right?
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Re: Alphabet Soup ~ F ~ ....

Postby Katherine » Feb 22, 2012 1:43 am

Wow, what pot o F's. Laura thank you for leading oFF, and you Fotos are Fantastic!

I grew Fritillaria meself this year, for the first time, and was quite pleased. It was the LAST bulb in the bin at Georama Growers...

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My Forcythia is an old bush that was just a few stems under Douglas fir trees, and I cut out the very old canes, watered it and after a few years its just gotten to be quite a show in the corner by the road to the river. It flowers on 2 and 3 year old wood, and not on very new or old wood, if that is any help at all.

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And last but not least, this is the Fothergilla I have discussed earlier with Trish (our Closet Canuck). Love the bottlebrush blooms on this very nice shrub.

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Iam just exhausted but I wanted to comment on some of the other plants here, will have to wait till tomorrow, but what a nice collection so far this year.

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Re: Alphabet Soup ~ F ~ ....

Postby Puff10 » Feb 22, 2012 4:06 pm

Two F's in this one picture:Fagus sylvatica and Ferns
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Re: Alphabet Soup ~ F ~ ....

Postby orchidguy » Feb 23, 2012 8:37 pm

Sorry for being so late for the soup, but had company since Saturday and they left this afternoon.
All the new pictures in the F category are pretty slim pickings, but here goes anyway.
Forsythia
Frittilaria, the orange, red and double's pictures did not turn out, and have never taken a photo of the F. pallida, or meleagris, but will this year.
Threw in a fuchsia and a fig
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Re: Alphabet Soup ~ F ~ ....

Postby Smitty » Feb 24, 2012 10:57 am

that's the nice thing about Soup Dan..you can set it on back burner and add things to it forever :-)...lovely additions!!
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Re: Alphabet Soup ~ F ~ ....

Postby MareE » Feb 25, 2012 2:42 pm

Right on, Smitty! Wish I could give a fiddlehead like our lovely Laura or a fig like Tante Liz and Dan. Finger-lickin' ingredients! ;o}

This is the first Soup into which haven't tossed Al's Four O'Clocks. [insert fuming frown] I did grow them, just neglected to take mug shots.

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First off, more Fritters as thickening agent. Didn't spot any Red Lily bugs on them thanks goodness.

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And the 19th Avenue Farmers Market isn't a cheat
so much as a stretch, I reckon.;o}

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Couldn't believe we got a Front Yard Recognition
sign this Summer. It was very much appreciated!
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