Orchids forum: Show Us Your Garden 27, September 2012

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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Sep 1, 2012 4:28 PM CST
I do miss Janice. I hope she shows up this month. This is the place for orchid lovers to show off the rest of their garden and it is a great place to see wonderful plants in all climate zones. Please join us. We came from The thread "Show Us Your Garden 26, August, 2012" in Orchids forum.

I'll start off with a few hibiscus:
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And from the rose garden:
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I love this beautiful curcuma 'Surlee Sunshine'
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Yellow Bells
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The cherries jubilee allamanda bush is taking over the garden.
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And the tibouchina is still blooming just like it was last month.
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This is by far the best year for rose of Sharon blooms.
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Mexican petunia in the morning sun:
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My beautiful bougainvillea has been blooming like this since April.
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And the iochroma. The hummers love it.
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The Amorphophallus is outgrowing its spot. I may have to dig some of it up.
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Blue plumbago.
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Look at this silly cactus bloom.
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And i will leave you with this Abutilon 'Souvenir de Bonn'.
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Jim
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Sep 2, 2012 7:03 PM CST

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beautiful as always, Jim. I do love the Hibiscus! Pretty Abutilon.

Your Amorphophallus is growing like crazy!! The foliage is gorgeous!!
I noticed today some of the smaller plants in my Amorohophallus konjac pot turning yellow, I think they are soon done for the season.
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Sep 2, 2012 8:19 PM CST
They just melt away and disappear. Come spring, you'll forget about it and then here comes the phallus looking thing out of the ground. Weird I tell you.

Jim
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Sep 3, 2012 6:46 AM CST

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Neat!! Thumbs up
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Sep 3, 2012 5:56 PM CST

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We spent a few days at our place in Fleetville, PA. The weather was cooperating, it was a fitting end to the true Summer.
The Spiranthes cernua are just starting to show some early spikes. These spikes were growing practically in the water/at the edge of the pond.
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And here are some random pictures
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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Sep 3, 2012 6:31 PM CST
What a beautiful spot you have there, Ursula. I really enjoy the pictures.

Jim
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Sep 3, 2012 6:43 PM CST

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Thanks Jim. It is one of my very favorite spots! This time my son joined us with his family for the day. I haven't cooked over an open fire in a while, fun!
Jake loved feeding the fish! Smiling
Here are the three boys/3 generations
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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Sep 3, 2012 7:33 PM CST
That's a great picture!

Jim
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Sep 3, 2012 8:16 PM CST
I agree
Looks like you had a wonderful weekend!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Sep 3, 2012 8:21 PM CST

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Smiling
we did!
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 8, 2012 8:54 AM CST
Such a lovely little family you grew, Ursula!

Yellow Abutilons going crazy. Brazilian Red Cloak still going.
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Brazilian Plume - what would we do without all these wonderful flowers from Brazil??
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Fragrant in the mornings, white Rex begonia Odorata Alba - it's in a huge hanging basket right at nose level.
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Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Sep 9, 2012 6:36 AM CST

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Grew! Hilarious!
Beautiful! I love that Brazilian Red Cloak!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Sep 9, 2012 7:46 PM CST

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Bidens cernua is in full gear at the pond
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The neighbor's cows are back
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and fall colors are in full swing
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Some more Spiranthes
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Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Sep 9, 2012 8:35 PM CST
Wonderful! I want that aster!
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 10, 2012 7:31 PM CST
Noticed a nice pair of white Bird of Paradise today. I do love the flowers, but I have 4 huMUNGous plants in my garden, and they really are taking up too much room . . . where I'd like to plant so many other interesting things.


I have several of these variegated Ti's too. Sometimes they have cream or white on the leaves but this one has decided to be all pink all the time .

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Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Sep 13, 2012 6:38 PM CST
Great show, Elaine and Ursula. It is so nice to see the blooms from both the north and south. Elaine, I had the white bird of paradise too but pulled them when I realized they were going to out grow their space. They multiply and get huge.

Here is a look at my red crinum in bloom:
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From the rose garden:
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The tibouchina is still in full bloom
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Red fire spike
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Yellow bells, aka yellow elder
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The foliage on the Amorphophallas is just beautiful.
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Bromiliad bloom
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Jim
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Sep 13, 2012 6:58 PM CST

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I sure do love your tropical beauties, Elaine and Jim! Lovey dubby I think that white BoP is stunning! Lovey dubby
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 14, 2012 11:23 AM CST
Thanks, yes, the white BOP's are pretty when they're blooming, but as Jim says, they just get too big. I have at least 4 huge clumps taking up a lot of space and hogging light in my garden. The one with that bloom is "walking" out into the pathway that runs through the front yard. I think the two in the back yard can stay for now, but I'm going to hire the tree guys to come and thin the oaks, and at the same time, remove those big BoP's in the front yard.

Jim, for a plant that starts out looking and smelling like dead meat, that Amorph really is lovely. I am way jealous of your Tibouchina, too. I have a couple of small ones that are struggling. Need to find the right place for them so they can grow and shine like yours. I have oak tree roots everywhere that compete, maybe I'll try sinking a pot for the Tib and see if it takes off.

Not much new here, variegated spiral ginger's funny little tubular flowers.
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Abutilons and finally a white Brug with a normal size flower - I've been battling spider mites on all my brugs for months! What with the brugs blooming, 'Big Jim' still wafting the pool cage and the gingers, it smells pretty darned nice out in the garden at night.
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Canna 'Stuttgart' is supposed to have gorgeous variegated foliage, but mine never has a swipe of variegation. I like the small, delicate flowers though.
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As fragrant as a B. nodosa but keeps its scent through the day. White hedychium
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Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Sep 27, 2012 6:20 PM CST
My tibouchina would never fit in a pot as it is over 15 feet tall but it might work for a year or two if you had a small one. Apart from that, beautiful show. I love the white hedychium.

My big golden rain tree is putting on her yearly show. It is just breathtaking. I wish you all could be here to see it.

Jim
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Sep 27, 2012 7:56 PM CST

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Oh my, that is gorgeous!

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