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    Default Arizona

    1) Joseph Clemens

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    3) 10 April 2006

    4) Mesquite

    5) I check them quite often and yesterday it was not in bloom. Today I saw the first flower open and many buds ready to open.

    Local nectar/pollen plants I know of:
    Mesquite, Creosote Bush.
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    Gooseberry/sumac first week in April-peach/nectarine second week-
    bush honeysucle/cottonwood third week. Apple/dandelion fourth week-
    Cherry/cactus flower first of May.
    That's 4000+/- altitude.
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    Default Manzanita

    Was walking the irrigation lines today--sunny and warm. I heard the most spring sound ever--bees all over the manzanita bushes. We've had some rain past few weeks and everything is taking full advantage. Pussywillows will be next.
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    16 March 2008:
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    Blooming now:
    - Willows
    - Peaches
    - Apricots
    - Navel Oranges, Lemons
    - assorted wild flowers
    - Creosote Bush

    Seems to be enough to support continued build-up and a little "white wax", but not even a minor flow.
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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

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    Picture Rocks area of Tucson, Arizona
    7 April 2011

    Mesquite beginning to bloom
    Creosote Bush strongly blooming
    Wild Mustard still providing pollen
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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

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    4/18/011
    Prickly Pear Cactus, Keosote Bushes,Texas Rangers and assorted Wild Flowers

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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

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    •15 July 2011, This plant blooms continuously, with intermittent periods of heavier bloom, usually following periods of rainfall, but always blooms heaviest in early Spring, despite moisture levels
    •Creosote Bush, Larrea tridentata
    •We just received a few Summer rain showers over the past week and now the Creosote Bush is putting on a flush of blooms in our area, the bees are bringing in lots of dark orange Creosote Bush pollen and a fair amount of nectar
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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

    arizona around 1000 foot elevation 85363
    arround oct 1st Texas ranger blooming. Seen them blooming up to two weeks earlier around town, but then probably water more often. Mine quit blooming about a 9 days ago and I watered it and in two days it started busting out again.
    I moved in here july 28th and my birds of paradise were busting out with flowers, but just in the last week, oct 15th, they've started withering even with water applied.
    My Garden siam basil and columnar greek oregano have been flowering good since around Oct 10. I just got them less than two months ago
    Tomatoes starting to flower and set flowers again.

    It would be nice to have a place to go that would have video from a distance and on up to on identifying wild flowering plants. I'm not familiar with names, nor do I spend alot of time hiking like I used to, but that would be a nice tool to have for this forum

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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

    January 3 2012
    at youngtown, arizona 85363
    Dandelions blooming. where it's moist. blooming very good on January 18, 2012

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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

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    Nightime temps occasionally down to high 30'sF, usually just mid 40'sF. Daytime temps 60's - 70'sF.

    Creosote bush has been providing a little nectar and pollen continuously.

    Winter moisture has been good, so wild mustard and redstem filaree are just beginning to bloom.
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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    March 01 2012 at youngtown Az 85363 My first orange blossoms fully open, and bees were at them

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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

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    Many wildflowers been blooming for almost two months now.

    Creosote Bush, been going all through Winter, but strongest, now.

    Mesquite, starting early, usually starts about 15 April, but this year, first time seeing it start, now.
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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    85743 Picture Rocks, Tucson, Arizona

    July 2012: Mesquite and Creosote Bush, strong second bloom after good Summer rains
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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    85743 Picture Rocks, Tucson, Arizona

    July 2012: Mesquite and Creosote Bush, strong second bloom after good Summer rains, now Pigweed/Amaranth has joined the party -- providing pollen the bees seem to seek out.

    Good rain has continued, which is usually followed by more nectar and pollen sources, probably by September.
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    Default Re: Do we need to start a new thread for 2013???????

    March 17
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    Appr. 90 degrees F today


    orange trees starting to blossom, some open, some only buds yet, but smelling sweet

    No buds showing on grapefruit yet.

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    Default Arizona

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    15April2014 -> now (22May2014) continuing

    Saguaro cactus -vs- mesquite; saguaro is winning
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    Default Arizona

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    Light yellow pollen coming in, has to be the juniper.

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    Default Arizona

    What is needed:

    •zip code, city or county
    •date when the plant first bloomed
    •name of the plant
    •comments - example: if it was the end of the bloom just add that to the comments
    Last edited by Barry; 02-05-2016 at 07:55 AM.
    Regards, Barry

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