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JEALOUS? #100003
March 17th, 2007 at 09:37 PM
March 17th, 2007 at 09:37 PM
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For all of you who are STILL digging out from under the snow and ice of Winter, I thought I would post a pic I took this morning of all the thick layer of white on my Bradford Pear tree in Nashville, TN......BUT IT AIN'T SNOW!!!

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Re: JEALOUS? #100004
March 17th, 2007 at 09:46 PM
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VERY!!! I'm gonna have to force some apple blossoms soon!


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Re: JEALOUS? #100005
March 17th, 2007 at 09:56 PM
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Oh how cruel dev laugh I've been refraining from doing that! Not only do I have lots of flowers and flowering trees in bloom, I saw my first hummer today! Having to help my daughter move this weekend but will make getting the feeders out a priority Sunday afternoon. The Bradfords are beginning to fade out down here. My Prairiefire crabapples, dogwoods, redbud, and peach and pear trees sure are pretty.


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Re: JEALOUS? #100006
March 18th, 2007 at 07:48 AM
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Oh, Thorny, that's mean and yes, I'm jealous! frown thumbup I've always loved the Bradford Pears! ters and I don't need any more shade, frown but if I had the room a Bradford Pear would be awesome. wink


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Re: JEALOUS? #100007
March 18th, 2007 at 11:33 AM
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Thorny, p to you laugh

Beautiful, I won't be seeing any real blooms for quite a few months here. Can a pear tree grow in zone 4? And if so, do I need two of them for pollination?


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Re: JEALOUS? #100008
March 18th, 2007 at 05:28 PM
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Thornius, Thank your for sharing the blossoms on the tree. They are beautiful. Your blossoms will be long gone by the time our trees & flower beds even think of blooming. But oh are we looking forward to it. grinnnn

Re: JEALOUS? #100009
March 18th, 2007 at 05:39 PM
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All the bradford pears are blooming around here, too. They sure are pretty!

Great pic, Nat!

Re: JEALOUS? #100010
March 18th, 2007 at 06:42 PM
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Actually Bradford Pears do NOT produce any fruit to speak of, just TINY little brown round pears about the size of a pea that are full of tannin and are very bitter but non-toxic. Bradford pears are grown as an ornamental and shade tree. Their blossoms smell like old stale urine mixed with ammonia.


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Re: JEALOUS? #100011
March 18th, 2007 at 07:09 PM
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Beautiful Thorny!!
Just beautiful, and yeeeeeeessssssssss I am!
Veryyyyyyyyyyyy!

And that's exactly the kinda white stuff I love to see! grinnnn flw

Tamara, pears grow here in zone 5,
I'm pretty sure there is some that grow in
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Re: JEALOUS? #100012
March 18th, 2007 at 09:37 PM
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......And here is the WHOLE tree in all its glory!

BRADFORD GLORY
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Re: JEALOUS? #100013
March 18th, 2007 at 09:41 PM
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the green eyed monster has bit me! eek


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Re: JEALOUS? #100014
March 18th, 2007 at 10:12 PM
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Thorny there should be a law against doing that p p p p


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Re: JEALOUS? #100015
March 19th, 2007 at 12:44 AM
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That is beautiful Thorny! I am so jealous! Can't wait to see my crabapples blossom! thumbup

Re: JEALOUS? #100016
March 19th, 2007 at 03:16 AM
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Hahahahahaaaaa! Suffer fools! And feel my wrath!!! dev dev dev


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Re: JEALOUS? #100017
March 19th, 2007 at 03:29 AM
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Been there, done that, in the Independent Republic of Texas. muggs

Yes, the flowers do smell like pee. Thankfully you have to get right up IN them to smell them.

I'm new to the state and haven't had these trees before. I saw a Blue Jay with a 'berry' in its beak last December. Do birds eat them?

Re: JEALOUS? #100018
March 19th, 2007 at 04:42 AM
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Oh my Thornius, I have so many of those type of trees around here in the central valley...

They are beautiful! Though their blossoms smell don't please.

It is haven right now, since all the petals are falling it looks like snow here in the warm central valley of Californian at 80 degrees!

I don't have any in my neighborhood, but they are all over town and big just like yours!!+

Re: JEALOUS? #100019
March 19th, 2007 at 06:01 AM
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I've seen birds eating the berries off the Bradford Pear. I've even tried them myself. A little bitter, but definitely a pear.


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Re: JEALOUS? #100020
March 19th, 2007 at 11:52 AM
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Thorny, beautiful but if it doesn't produce fruit and smells like pee, I think I'll pass.

Reminds me of the first tree I ever bought. I wanted a crabapple tree so bad for making jelly. I bought one and waited 3 years to see fruit, only to find out it was an ornamental crabapple tree instead nutz laugh


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Re: JEALOUS? #100021
March 19th, 2007 at 01:33 PM
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Thorny.......what a beautiful tree....love it!!!


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