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Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
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duane456
Jul 10, 2012 10:17 PM CST
I'll start---notice the quarter
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jul 11, 2012 12:11 PM CST

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Rolling on the floor laughing how do you use a quarter for scale?
Simple!
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 11, 2012 6:11 PM CST
Maybe for you, Evan. The quarter (tape) wouldn't stick to my leaves.

First I want to say - let's get serious! Traveler palms, leaves are 12ft. in the air, and some are 10ft long from the axil.
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Tree philo
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White Bird of Paradise - take your pick. Had to be quick before the quarter fell off . ..
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Colocasia 'Blue Hawaii'
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Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." โ€“Winston Churchill
Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
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duane456
Jul 11, 2012 6:32 PM CST
very nice Elaine !!!
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jul 17, 2012 8:59 AM CST
I put this plant in a lot more shade this year and it is so much bigger!

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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Jul 19, 2012 10:17 PM CST
Elaine,
Nice leaves, Thumbs up How big are your Colocasia 'Blue Hawaii' leaves?
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jul 20, 2012 8:15 AM CST

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What are you growing there purpleinopp? Nice colors all around.

Elaine looks like a 50 gal drum might do better for scale on some of yours. First sizable leaves just starting to pop here but just on a few and by northeast standards, so please keep them coming. Here's Thailand Giant Strain, maybe 28" across. Thumb of 2012-07-20/eclayne/bbc1d3
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 20, 2012 8:41 AM CST
Holly, the biggest leaf on Blue Hawaii is 28in. long. It's growing a new leaf about every 4 days, too. Drinks like a sailor, though, I'm watering it twice a day when it doesn't rain.

I just moved it up into this corner by the pool where it gets morning sun, and is shaded all afternoon so maybe that will slow it down enough that I don't have to re-pot it again, It's been in that 18in. pot for less than a month and already looking like it could use more room . . . Thumb of 2012-07-20/dyzzypyxxy/f07e18
Elaine

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Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Jul 20, 2012 9:06 AM CST
Here is my Hardy Musa. Banana, sorry for all the background clutter in the picture.
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White BoP, This guy has had a slow start. The ground hogs didn't eat it but they did sample and break several leaves.
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Portadora, Are starting to grow in. These guys have really multiplied for me over the few years I have been growing them I started out with 2 bulbs and then bought 2 more the next year.
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Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jul 20, 2012 2:11 PM CST
In addition to the elephant ears, there's Persian shield, Caladiums, Perilla magilla, sweet potato vine, and some other stuff over in that corner.

Here's a huge Coleus leaf:

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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Jul 23, 2012 12:32 PM CST

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Mickey Mouse

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Metallica

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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jul 24, 2012 10:28 AM CST

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I had no idea Xanthosoma 'Variegatum Monstrosum' got so big. Looks great! Alocasia plumbea 'Metallica' and MM will be on my hunt list for next year. Your trops are starting to take off Holly. Can't wait for August pics.
Evan
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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Jul 24, 2012 2:50 PM CST
Yes they really are doing great. We are hosting a small garden tour the beginning of Sept hopefully they will be looking really good by then.
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Jul 24, 2012 3:28 PM CST

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This is the first year MM has gotten such big ears. We were on a garden tour and I may have hit them with a little more fertilizer than usual.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jul 24, 2012 4:11 PM CST

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Heading out with big stick and Miracle-Gro in hand. Whistling
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Jul 24, 2012 8:39 PM CST

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'One more with big leaves, Giant Princess Flower
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jul 28, 2012 1:51 PM CST

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Your Giant Princess Flower is a very beautiful plant Sandi. What's the scientific name? Could you tell me a bit about it?
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Jul 28, 2012 2:04 PM CST

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Tibouchina grandiflora, also known as Large leaf Princess Flower. Propagation from softwood cuttings. Leaves have a fuzzy feel to them. The blooms are long lasting, but it only blooms once a year.....for me, that is. I bought it at Caldwell's Nursery in Rosenberg, TX (outside of Houston) years ago. Because the leaves looked so delicate, I kept it in a shaded location. It grew, but never bloomed. Decided to read up on it and found it liked the sun so I moved it to partial sun (full sun here is usually a killer), and it bloomed that year. I still keep it in a pot.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jul 28, 2012 2:15 PM CST

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Is it evergreen?
Evan
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Jul 28, 2012 2:16 PM CST

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Yes

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