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Post something nice from last summer!

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Post by TimMAz6 »

Great color Aaron.................the color really pops against the background.

a few shots from this summer.

Tetrapanex
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Yucca gloriosa x elata hybrid
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Hardy ginger
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Citrus trifoliata
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Yucca rostrata
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Opuntia engelmannii 'Valencia County, NM' hardy form
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Iris
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Trachycarpus 'nainital'
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Yucca constricta x filamentosa hybrid 'tall bloom form'
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Hardy Eucalyptus deb.
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Opuntia humifusa x phaeacantha hybrid
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Delosperma sp.
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Aucuba japonica bloom
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Post by lucky1 »

Ah, thanks for this great post, Aaron.
I needed that!

How lovely everything looks with that ironwork as a backdrop.
Good to see the desert bloom. :D

Tim, what an oasis you've got!

Here's my contribution. A form of Echeveria:

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/southslope/2873030420/" title="DSC01668 by edible_plum, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3136/2873 ... 3590_z.jpg" width="480" height="640" alt="DSC01668"></a>

Look forward to seeing everyone else's. :headbang:

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Post by TimMAz6 »

Hi Barb,

that's a big bloom for an Echeveria...........I didn't know the blooms get that large! :shock:
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Post by canadianplant »

How bout lots of growing things?

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Post by DesertZone »

That ginger is the wow factor. 8) Nice warm pics!
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lucky1 wrote: Here's my contribution. A form of Echeveria:

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/southslope/2873030420/" title="DSC01668 by edible_plum, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3136/2873 ... 3590_z.jpg" width="480" height="640" alt="DSC01668"></a>

Barb
Oh yea! love it! :D
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canadianplant wrote:How bout lots of growing things?

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That's what I need, some green. Feels like summer! :D
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Post by lucky1 »

didn't know the blooms get that large
Macro shot
Blooms aren't wider than a penny, at best.

Jesse, how in hell do you mow your lawn? :lol:

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Post by andym »

A great plant for both flower and multi-coloured variegation ... Alstroemeria " Hot Lips"
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Its still in leaf in my shed but not flowering.
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Post by canadianplant »

lucky1 wrote:
Jesse, how in hell do you mow your lawn? :lol:

Barb
All the pots keep down the growth... the rest you can walk on and keep it flat so it looks cut :twisted:
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Post by RoboCaesar »

Excellent pictures everyone! I now have an excuse to post pictures from my trip to Phoenix, AZ! I'm sorry if I end up posting too many pictures.

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Some Washingtonias viewed from the ground on the ASU campus.



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The mighty Bismarckia nobilis. (also on the ASU campus) I sure want one of these someday. I saw one for sale in Seattle for $60, but I don't think I could handle one right now.



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A patch of Washingtonia seedlings outside a Circle K in Tempe, AZ. I saw seedlings all over the place. They must be an annoying weed down there for sure!



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A couple of Dioon edule cycads



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Some mature date palms.


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Some kind of squirrel? I kind of want one...
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Post by lucky1 »

sorry if I end up posting too many pictures
Never too many!
Post more please. :D

Love the Phoenix...wow.
Sadly, their arborists haven't learned the new rule to NOT prune fronds above 9 and 3 o'clock angles.

Washy seedlings...I'd love that dilemma.

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Nice pics you guys!
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Post by lucky1 »

Need more...too ugly outside now.

Dolichos lablab, the Hyacinth Bean. Annual, that grows 14 feet in one season.

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lucky1 wrote:Need more...too ugly outside now.

Dolichos lablab, the Hyacinth Bean. Annual, that grows 14 feet in one season.

Barb
That is nice, great color! :D
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A highlight for me last summer was getting a week-long tour of Monteverde, Costa Rica, with a noted botanist. Here, she took a snapshot of me picking Impatiens that have become invasive weeds in high-elevation cloud forests:

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Post by hardyjim »

Heres a little smorgy..........of color to warm you up and a few palms at the end....



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Post by lucky1 »

Erik, you always look happiest in the jungle :D

Jim, ahhhhhhh, that worked. Thanks

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nice photos everyone..............we need summer again! :D
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I agree. :D

Right now I would be happy with an avg. winter. :?
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Fantastic summer color Jim! 8)
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Sorry, a winter time pic from Yuma AZ
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Post by lucky1 »

That's nice Aaron.

By any chance did anybody see the La Quinta (PGA West) on Golf channel today (Friday)?
Oh man, forget the golf, the palms were un-bloody-believable, they were so beautiful.
Rocky mountains came right down to the edge of the course, palms everywhere.
And the blue sky and sun, just like Aaron's posted pics of the yuccas.

Dunno who won the golf...I watched for the palms. :lol:

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Gorgeous shots everyone! gave me some ideas for plnts for this coming season.....Few questions maybe if that is ok??

Tim, do the Tatrapanex and hardy ginger overwinter??

Barb, do you reseed every year with the hyacinth beans or do you just let them reseed like the invasive morning glories do every year? Also Barb, are thay as invasive as morning glories? If so I do not want them, although they ar ebeautiful!!

Great shots everyone!
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Gorgeous shots everyone! gave me some ideas for plants for this coming season.....Few questions maybe if that is ok??

Tim, do the Tatrapanex and hardy ginger overwinter??

Barb, do you reseed every year with the hyacinth beans or do you just let them reseed like the invasive morning glories do every year? Also Barb, are thay as invasive as morning glories? If so I do not want them, although they are beautiful!!

Great shots everyone!
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Post by sidpook »

Gorgeous shots everyone! gave me some ideas for plants for this coming season.....Few questions maybe if that is ok??

Tim, do the Tatrapanex and hardy ginger overwinter??

Barb, do you reseed every year with the hyacinth beans or do you just let them reseed like the invasive morning glories do every year? Also Barb, are thay as invasive as morning glories? If so I do not want them, although they are beautiful!!

Great shots everyone!
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lucky1 wrote: Oh man, forget Dunno who won the golf...I watched for the palms. :lol:

Barb
I did not watch that one, but ever sense I was a kid I would watch golf for the landscapes. :lol:
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Post by lucky1 »

do you reseed every year with the hyacinth beans or do you just let them reseed like the invasive morning glories
Mike, yup, I collect seed before frost, then 6 weeks before planting, start them indoors in styro coffee cups as the seeds don't seem to survive outdoors.
D.lablab isn't at all invasive...

Like all "beans" they don't like to have their roots disturbed, so a careful planting into a prepared hole is necessary.
Planted about same time as cukes and tomatoes into very warm soil.

The hottest sunniest spot is where these guys like to grow.

oh...and we spray morning glories with Roundup.
I would watch golf for the landscapes
Interesting how that stays with us throughout our lives, huh? :D
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Post by TerdalFarm »

Mike,
down here the seed survive the winter and grow on their own. My guess is they'd do that for you, too.
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Aaron.............great pool shot.............oh yea........the palms are nice too. :wink:

Mike..............the Tetrapanex 'steroidal giant' and Hardy gingers all survived last winter........that was their first winter which was our 2nd warmest on record...............low of 5F with no sustained cold days. The gingers are planted against a house foundation wall which has a basement..............so this area may not get deep freezes..................which is likely the key to their success. This season the Tetrapanex trunk is about 5 feet tall so I built a cage around it..............it has a string of xmas lights along the trunk and filled with leaves too. We'll see how it looks in spring............it appears we will be getting some normal cold for the next three weeks with several lows close to 5F. This winter may end up colder than last winter so it will be a good test. Tetrapanex is such a fast grower...........it will probably grow huge in your area if sited in a warm microclimate. I'm not too sure how hardy the trunk is........it may tolerate zone 8 temps??? Leaves will fry below 30F.
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