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Buds equal optimism

Postby Sharon Bryson » Nov 19, 2008 6:49 pm

This time of year we are always ogling the many buds on various plants, hoping winter will be kind.
The rhododendrons are the most obvious, and have a charm on their own.
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Click to see the bloom of this plants' buds
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These are the first we have seen on this "old" plant.
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The azaleas seem to have several forms, from skeletal ............
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........... to the the still leafy forms that hide the flower buds.
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It is nice to see a lot of buds on the yellow magnolia called 'Butterflies'

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Even the honeysuckle were still showing some late colour.
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There seem to be rose buds until real winter......some might make it.
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This one tried.
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Cheers
Sharon
Antigonish, NS Zone 5b

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Re: Buds equal optimism

Postby kelly_m » Nov 19, 2008 6:59 pm

Oh Sharon!! From someone who has nothing but white in her gardens, THANK YOU!!!

I hope you enjoy the colours for a while yet!

K
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Re: Buds equal optimism

Postby Eeyore » Nov 19, 2008 7:43 pm

Love those rhodo buds! What a treat!
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Re: Buds equal optimism

Postby A Closet Canuck » Nov 27, 2008 1:01 pm

Hope springs eternal....

The yellow buds are striking!
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Re: Buds equal optimism

Postby thegardener » Nov 27, 2008 6:03 pm

Ahhhhh! Those pictures do my heart good. Spring will return eventually.
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Re: Buds equal optimism

Postby Sheikea » Nov 28, 2008 10:21 am

"Waits by the window for Spring to return" :D
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