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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Yesterday Spring Bulbs, Today...

Black Eyed Susans! These seeds have fallen from the top of the hill where they were planted two years ago now they are at the bottom. (look at the brown leaves mixed in with them) Why they are coming up now...? As you know we have had a few hard freezes here and our winter isn't really until Jan. - Feb. I'm guessing they will get knocked back, soon. Thought this was interesting as I posted about the spring bulbs yesterday.
These are one of the first signs of spring that I look for every year. It was kind of neat seeing them in December. Stay tuned to see what happens with these and the spring bulbs. Oh and by the way.......Do you say, Black Eyed Susan or Black Eye Susan?

13 comments:

Gail said...

My Blackeyed Susans are up and acting like biennials...which they can! They usually can handle the freezes. Gail

Rosemarie said...

That is so neat. We have a fig tree that in the fall lost all it's leaves and then started sprouting again. Weird!

I have no professional knowledge - but I like Black Eyed Susan the best. :)

Dorothy said...

I think it's Black-eyed Susans, Darla. Don't y'all ever have winter down there? Looks like it's trying to be spring in December! I was hoping for snow today but we had rain while there was snow and colder temps 130 miles south of us.

bennie and patsy said...

I like the little darlings no matter what they are called. They brighten up a flower bed.
Patsy

beckie said...

I can't believe spring has come to your area already.I guess tha's one of the advantages of living so far south.I amhappy for you-buy you need to keep sharing woith us.

fishing guy said...

Darla: Blooms in Decmber,amazing to me.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Darla, I've always heard "Black-Eyed Susans." I'll be watching your future reports --to see what happens to them in Jan/Feb.... Keep us posted!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Leedra said...

Black Eyed Susan....is this like do you dust first or vacuum first?

Dani said...

I love Blackeyed Susans,they're such happy plants!

Shellmo said...

I think your neck of the woods is in a time warp and it always remains spring - lol! I say black-eyed susans. Is that correct?

Susie said...

How exciting to see plants springing up even in the cold! I bet you will have a bunch in the spring. How nice that will be for you!

Roses and Lilacs said...

The great thing about seedlings that get started in the fall is that they will probably bloom next summer. Perennial seedlings that sprout next spring won't bloom until the following year.

Jean said...

I write them as Black eyed Susans (rudbeckia). They come up in my grassy paths, easily transplanted to more desirable locations.

On occasion one will bloom all winter, never growing tall. The ones who wait until spring grow into great bushes, given room.