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Old 03-31-2018, 01:09 PM
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Welcome to the April challenge, which this month is .............
Tree Blossom


It' s supposed to be Spring in my part of the world but we're still experiencing winter weather
However, it's just around the corner so let's pretend our trees are all in blossom!

Few rules -
  • Any medium, any size
  • Any crop of reference - your own reference if you wish
  • Any discussion but no showing your work - yet!
  • Reveal day is 25th April.

The references are all from the RIL.

1. Beautiful crabapple by Blackhorse


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2. Apple blossom by Intrigued.


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3. An unusual-coloured Cherry blossom by Chloe 1.


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4. Cherry blossom en masse! by Vivien Maloney


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5. dogwood by BeeCeeEss

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6. White dogwood by picturatus

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7. Forsythia by Renate

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8. Forsythia branch by Madmum

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9. Dainty Myrtle by TeAnne

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10. Magnolia by artmom

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If you need more, look here!. and also this member's latest uploads of apple blossom

The additional Team challenge this month is to .........


Draw or Paint or Sculpt a Design for a drinking mug, using your favourite spring flower (not necessarily one of the tree blossoms!!)
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Re: Plant Parade: our forum challenge - April

Maureen - Ah Spring and Spring Blossom, what a wonderful thought! Beautiful! Thanks for hosting Maureen!
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Re: Plant Parade: our forum challenge - April

Oh yes! What a delightful challenge! Great pictures Maureen and we certainly need them; will Spring ever come?
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Re: Plant Parade: our forum challenge - April

Margaretta - yesterday we had heavy snow just north of us in Morpeth and snow also in Durham just a very few miles south of us ........ we were just cold and very wet! ............ so I'm pleased the sight of the blossoms is cheering!

Viv, I know Autumn is approaching for you but you can pretend!
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Re: Plant Parade: our forum challenge - April

Maureen - yes Im good at that! Ive got lots of photos of Spring blossom from last Spring, so I'll try one of those.
Autumn is beginning to set in, here in New Zealand - we've just finished "Daylight Saving" yesterday, so now back to the long dark nights. Once Daylight Saving finishes, it makes such a difference to our daylight hours here in the South.
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Re: Plant Parade: our forum challenge - April

It does here too Viv - exactly opposite to you, of course!
Some wit here (home) reminded us it's only another 9 weeks before the days get shorter again!
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Re: Plant Parade: our forum challenge - April

Some great flowering trees! Are lilacs considered in this group? My pale white/lavender just bloomed.
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Re: Plant Parade: our forum challenge - April

Definitely Kay - I just found it difficult to stop selecting .... lilacs are certainly in order!
Would you believe that the fella who cut my beech hedge down also cut down my lilac trees - which were about 5' higher than the 5' high hedge! Duh!
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Re: Plant Parade: our forum challenge - April

These are beautiful...great theme...great choices. Thanks Maureen!
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Re: Plant Parade: our forum challenge - April

Glad you'll be joining us Cathy.
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Re: Plant Parade: our forum challenge - April

A great theme and a very interesting additional challenge. Thanks for hosting, Maureen.
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Re: Plant Parade: our forum challenge - April

Beautiful flowering trees, now to pick one. We're in the same boat weather wise, we had snow last night but won't last long. Thanks for hosting Maureen and for the additional challenge.
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Re: Plant Parade: our forum challenge - April

Glad you've both signed up Christel and Lil
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Re: Plant Parade: our forum challenge - April

I may have seen some forsythia blossom this morning - it was difficult to tell through the snow though! I'll hopefully be able to take part this month. I love tree blossom.
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Re: Plant Parade: our forum challenge - April

Mine's not in flower yet Kay - and the daffs are still just in bud ...... no sign of anything on the apple tree either.
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