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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:16 am 
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Carol posted previously that her versicolor was the first clinging US native to bloom for her. The first nonvining one for me to bloom has been addisonii. I have one plant that has been in bloom for about 3 weeks now and is still blooming and another that has been in bloom for a week or so. Both plants are becoming infected by mildew but that sure has not stopped the blooming!
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The first vining US native for me this year is viorna.
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Glaucophylla is budding up but no blooms yet.
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Oops, forgot to post that the pitcheri hybrid that Dan sells is similarly in bloom.
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I just love the flowers on those. Thanks for showing them.


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very nice!!! i've got to get the viorna...i really love that one!


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Miguel, they look great!
I wonder how my glaucophylla began flowering before yours? Same clone so it's quite odd since your climate is hotter, though today we are being cooked! :roll:


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Carol, must be microclimates. Neither of the glaucophyllas here are in bloom yet. It has been hotter than hades here for several days with close to 100 forecast for tomorrow. I hate summer and it isn't even summer yet!

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We're having record temps here...in the 50's! I wouldn't mind a little of your heat. :lol:


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I will gladly trade you some heat and humidity for cooler temps and rain any day! :P

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No thanks, you can keep the heat and humidity. Maybe we could mix up our weather and both come out better. :D

My clems are happy in this weather, as are most of the plants out there.


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Sounds like a plan! Do you have mother nature's email addy so we can communicate? LOL :lol:

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Yes, but she doesn't give it out to just anyone. :wink:


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What a tease! LOL :lol:

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I had to turn the heat back on, so I don't think you'd want our weather for very long. It's wet and cold. Something in between what we both have would be nice.


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No, I can deal with cold. There iare only so many clothes I can take off to deal with the heat and not get hauled to jail! I can always add layers if it gets cold. 8)

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I'm in complete agreement with Miguel! We topped at 97 today. Normal would be 77. Nobody can function well outdoors.

I have asked various postmen if they disliked bitter cold more than extremely hot weather and all have disliked the heat and hunidity to a far greater extent.


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I agree Carol. 97 here yesterday as well. Today not as hot and humid. I was outside at 8am cleaning the fish pond filter and it was pleasant for a change. Still no rain yet.

Guess what noticed some more natives budded up and a little open.

Glaucophylla
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Another one with viorna to the left. The viornas don't seem to be as highly colored for me this year. I am going to go over and check out the native wild colony to see how they are doing this year. Still have one other viorna plant that has not come into bud yet but it was later coming up this year.
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Okay not a native but a native hybrid of viorna and possibly viticella-Kaiu. Love the slight purpley tinges along the sepal.
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Straight on it reminds me of an integrifolia bloom.
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Another one not a native but just one tough cookie that has been in bloom for quite a while now and has been laughing at the heat is Tie Dye paired with Abundance. I love these two!
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I don't want the high heat, just in the 70s with some sun. We're supposed to get that in a few days. More snow accumulated in the mountains too, which isn't suppose to happen in June! Now the TV forecasters are calling this month Juneuary. :lol: Us Northwesterners have cold, rainy weather for months on end with summer being mostly in July and August, so we feel cheated with this cold extending into June. It cuts down on the vegie harvest too. Great for the cool weather crops, though.

I do like that Tie Dye clem. It looks nice with the white one too.


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They are all so sweet!!>.Love 'em..thanks for sharing...Jeanne

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Miguel,
How is Tie Dye for mildew?

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Dan, I have a little mildew on a few stems of the plant but none elsewhere on the plant. It is a definite keeper.

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