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« on: July 30, 2008, 06:05:56 PM »

This has probably been done before but here goes:

Thought it would be nice to have one thread to post pictures of what blooms in your area! I often here folks speak of sources that I have no clue what they look like. Sure I can google and find a picture but it will not be your picture Wink (adds a personal touch)! For instance I have never seen fire weed or raspberries (stacker if you are there). I have had folks ask me about Tulip Popular and heard some folks confused between Red Maple and Red Bud (Judas Tree). I know it is past most folks bloom period but maybe you already have some pics.

Maybe it will be easier to have Pics in same place to view. A few things I thought might make it easier (feel free to add your thoughts).

1- Use clickable thumbnails probably easier to manage and use less server space (not sure of space thing -not too computer savvy)?

2- In subject list plant name  (common name). Should make it easier to scan and view.

3- Limit comments in post (just picture would be nice) kinda just a source to view pics

4- check before you post  ex. one blackberry photo would be great (would be nice to have one of blooms and one of fruit however).

5- Don't use this thread as a place to ID your plant. Run a separate post to ID and if not in this thread after a positive ID please Smiley post in this thread.

You would be surprise @ how many kids in particular don't know where fruits and vegetables come from etc. I feel this would be a good resource for ID and pics of things bees help pollinate Wink

If this is a good idea people will post -- if not it will fall by the wayside grin!

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I'll try modify post to list pics as they are Posted posted:

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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2008, 06:25:36 PM »

Tulip Popular:





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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2008, 02:39:55 PM »

sc-bee.  Might open up a great thread, it might not, time will tell that tale.  Interesting thing to do though, have a wonderful and great day, Cindi
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2008, 12:43:10 AM »



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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2008, 12:45:25 AM »






Bout done blooming--- wonderful grape aroma.
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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2008, 06:21:13 PM »

Too bad that this thread never took off....maybe it will now that we all may have a little more time on our hands.  Anyone game?

I loved that picture of the Kadzu by the way (is that how it is spelled?).  I have seen pictures of this stuff, I have actually googled it because it looked so interesting.  It kind of looks like monsters to me.

I'll put in a couple of pictures for you to look at. I have many, many more, but this is a start.  Beautiful day in this great life, great health.  Cindi

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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2008, 02:13:15 PM »

Just found this thread it is a great idea as soon as my laptop is fixed I will start to post my pics aswell

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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2008, 10:10:42 AM »

Cindi that looks like what I call stinging Nettle's the last pic.


 
 



 
 
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2008, 10:43:43 AM »

Irwin, now isn't that interesting.  It is not stinging nettle here, different plant.  I do wonder if the goatsbeard has a sting though.  I will check that out next spring when it regrows.  The stinging nettle in our neck of the woods is a perennial.  I should go and get a picture of it later today to show you what ours looks like.  Our stinging nettle is not as big as this goatsbeard plant.  I had a horrible run in with that stinging nettle patch in the middle of the chickenyard that I ripped and pulled out last summer.  Man, those things can go right through gloves, never knew that, hee, hee. Beautiful day in this great life, great health wishes for us all.  Cindi
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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2008, 10:48:50 AM »

Around here it gets up to six foot tall the bloom is a little different same color
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« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2008, 08:08:39 PM »

Irwin the blooms on ours are whiteish too.  Cindi
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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2008, 10:23:22 AM »

Cindi when we were kid's we would get in fights with it for the fun of seeing who could take the most pain evil
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« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2008, 12:33:18 PM »

Cindi when we were kid's we would get in fights with it for the fun of seeing who could take the most pain evil
Must have been boys involved!
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« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2008, 12:54:07 PM »

Irwin,  evil, now that is downright plain and simply bad!!!  Beautiful life, day, health.  Cindi
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« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2008, 08:41:47 AM »

Cindi when we were kid's we would get in fights with it for the fun of seeing who could take the most pain evil
Must have been boys involved!
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« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2008, 06:13:36 PM »

Cindi when we were kid's we would get in fights with it for the fun of seeing who could take the most pain evil
Must have been boys involved!


Oh Ann, I got a kick out of the little smiley blue guy.  I pictured you sitting there pounding your fist on the table, laughing your guts out, at what Irwin told us -- oh that made me laugh that secret little laugh inside.  I love to feel these laughy feelings.....beautiful day in this great life, great health.  Cindi
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« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2008, 08:10:15 AM »

He is a good smiley, I got him from BYC.  I've actually got quite a collection now of all different smileys hosted on my webspace with the code stored in a little program on my computer so I can just post them wherever.
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« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2008, 09:41:16 AM »

Ann, oh coooooooelle!!!  Have that wonderful and awesome life and day, health.  Cindi

Ann, BTW do I remember somewhere about you being a RMT?  I know that you teach pilates, but I need to ask a question of a RMT and I thought maybe that may be part of your career?  Can't just quite remember......I need to get my body into some better shape, I am very serious.
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No, Cindi, I am not a massage therapist, but I do go to see a good one!  I am, however, trained to read bodies - we need to take this to PM or a different thread, though!
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Ann.  Done.  Cindi
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« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2009, 05:59:01 PM »

This is a very cool thread.  It would be especially useful if folks could add the benefits of a plant's nectar toward honey consumption.
BTW I have walked through stinging nettle many times and I don't believe it was ever as prolific as that Goatsbeard.  The stinging nettle was much more covert. Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2009, 06:42:37 PM »

Chinese tallow makes a nice amber honey

Some kind of privet I suppose, don't laugh, I really need to beef up on my plant ID

Not sure what kinda plant this is but when you walk by it, you get wet


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« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2009, 08:59:38 AM »

JP, I've heard that privet will make a very dark, funky smelling honey, you definitely want it to mix in with other honey to mellow it.  Did you know privet is related to lilac, and they're both a member of the olive family?  I love the relationships between such dissimilar plants - but if you look closely at the flowers of both you'll see how similar they really are!
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« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2009, 10:59:08 AM »

JP, I've heard that privet will make a very dark, funky smelling honey, you definitely want it to mix in with other honey to mellow it.  Did you know privet is related to lilac, and they're both a member of the olive family?  I love the relationships between such dissimilar plants - but if you look closely at the flowers of both you'll see how similar they really are!


That's pretty cool, didn't know that. Now that I have your attention Ann, I was hoping you might be able to id this one


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« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2009, 02:28:21 PM »

My first thought was Chioanthus virginicus, known as the Fringe Tree, but I don't know if it grows as far south as you are, plus the blossoms don't look 'fringey' enough.  I did find this paper that says its native range is down through Florida, so it may be it.
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« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2009, 02:37:55 PM »

Here's another pic, as you can see its a rather large tree


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« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2009, 06:44:28 PM »

That looks as though it's too large to be a fringe tree.  Not being familiar with your area, I'm sorry, I don't think I can ID it.
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« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2009, 06:54:41 PM »

That's ok Ann, thanks for your time. I will let you know once I id the tree. Will have to bring some leaves and buds to the plant nursery. Thing is the people on the street have no idea what it is either.


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« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2009, 10:26:32 AM »

Not 100% but looks like a "golden rain tree", not sure if thats the real name. Invasive to Florida, from the orient supposedly, and a good honey producer.
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« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2009, 10:34:30 AM »

Not 100% but looks like a "golden rain tree", not sure if thats the real name. Invasive to Florida, from the orient supposedly, and a good honey producer.

Really, I was told it was a rat terrier, hmmm. Wink

Seriously though, I looked up golden rain tree and the leaves look differently. Thanks for the suggestion though.


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« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2009, 10:58:37 AM »

Jp I think it is a type of ash. My father has the same tree in his backyard. Give me a few I will get the ID

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« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2009, 10:15:44 AM »

Forsythia





I have always heard them called---- Yellow Bell
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« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2009, 10:21:57 AM »

Red Maple --

Our first pollen source in my area:





Pictures were taken late in the evening a little hazy --- they are a little dull. Been blooming for at least four weeks or so. They are beginning to turn brown. A fiery red when they first bloom.
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« Reply #33 on: March 13, 2009, 10:26:05 AM »

Most everyone is familiar with the Bradford Pear. Wanted to plant a few but they are overused in my area. I see alot of wasp type insects on them but usually not many honeybees.



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« Reply #34 on: March 13, 2009, 10:29:47 AM »

Wild Plums ---- we always called them Hog Plums --- eat them as a kid, but usally only good enough for the hogs. Therefore Hog Plums  grin!
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« Reply #35 on: March 13, 2009, 10:33:12 AM »

Redbud Tree commonly called Judas Tree by the Old Timers.
An early source for the bees in my neck of the woods.



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« Reply #36 on: March 13, 2009, 10:44:24 AM »

South Carolina Peaches --- different varieties will bloom form now thru most of the summer. Peaches were once a big farm crop in this area but as with most of Ag in my area has fallen by the wayside. The area used to be full of packing sheds but I think only two operate now. They do pack a few for some smaller farmers.

Well they are not a source for the bees and are wind pollinated and I think self pollinated. Anyway they don't need bees. Bees near peach farmers in the past have been @ risk due to pesticide. At one time I belive Pen-cap was widely used.

I have seen some folks advertise Peach Blossom Honey  huh We don't have anything in my area you can separate the bloom and call it a certain source. Everything in my area and most of the state is called wild flower. In the upstate they do have sourwood.

If peaches are a source and I am way off base PLEASE let me know!!! As you see I have plenty in the area.






 
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« Reply #37 on: March 13, 2009, 10:54:28 AM »

Wow, love all the photos but especially the peaches, lots and lots of peach trees.
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« Reply #38 on: March 13, 2009, 11:39:18 AM »

I love the pics of trees. Nothing is blooming in my area yet, we are still getting some snow in my neck of the woods.
I just planted a bradford pear tree last year, I love the shape of those and I love any tree that flowers.
I also planted a kwazain cherry tree a few years ago and a pink dogwood.
I can't wait until those mature.
The guy across the street had 2 beautiful flowering cherry trees that were just perfect and one day I woke up to them cutting them down.
Honestly if I had caught them in time I would have asked them if I could dig them up and take them.
There was nothing wrong with them but they wanted to have the yard opened up.
I loved those trees so much that I had bought my kwazain for that reason, only mine was still a sapling and it was expensive. Man, I would have loved to get those trees, I enjoyed having a nice view of them from my living room windows.
Anyway, love the pictures of the trees you are posting and I look forward to when mine finally bloom.
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« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2009, 10:26:01 AM »

Nice pix's everyone nothing blooms in my area for another 4 to 6 weeks so I can only enjoy the work of others.
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« Reply #40 on: March 06, 2010, 02:07:02 PM »

This is a pic forwarded by livefreeordie

He has told me it is wild Rhododendron.
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« Reply #41 on: March 06, 2010, 06:00:59 PM »

Thank you for posting that for me.

We have a very dense growth of wild rhododendron in this area for 20 miles in either direction, the hillsides are covered with it, that picture was the first week of May last year while morel hunting. I am not sure how much of a factor it is to honeybees though if any.
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« Reply #42 on: March 06, 2010, 06:37:02 PM »

Is this different from Mountain laurel?
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« Reply #43 on: March 06, 2010, 08:51:36 PM »

Is this different from Mountain laurel?

Yes, very different. I know the Mountain Laurel, and we do have that here as well, but not in near the numbers of the wild Rhododendron. The Rhodo looks just like the kind in everyone's yard, except the wild variety has less blooms per plant, although still covered, and all I have seen is white and a pale pink. The plant is also much bigger and more gangly that the cultivated variety. But it literally covers some of the hillsides, especially those with streams.
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« Reply #44 on: June 14, 2010, 12:38:04 AM »

Rhododendron nectar to my understanding makes poison honey. It is referred to in these parts as mother-in-law honey grin grin!

The bees usually don't work it if another source is available. Last year in SC it was a bad year and I understand the bees worked it heavy due to no other choice.
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« Reply #45 on: June 14, 2010, 05:32:33 PM »

Here is a site on rhododendron poisoning.                 http://www.rhodyman.net/rhodytox.html

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« Reply #46 on: October 29, 2013, 08:37:11 PM »

Too good of a thread to go to waste.
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« Reply #47 on: October 30, 2013, 09:55:50 AM »

WOW! A trip down memory lane!

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