Orchids forum: Show us your garden 28, October 2012

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Oct 7, 2012 3:30 PM CST

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We came from here
The thread "Show Us Your Garden 27, September 2012" in Orchids forum

Since I had lately posted my "Pennsy-stuff" into the Garden threads, I thought I keep on doing so, although it is a "natural" garden of sorts.
We spend some time at our place this weekend, Friday was absolutely gorgeous weather wise and we had a nice Picnic by the pond.
We also did quite some walking around, there were a lot of pretty mushrooms to be found. My favorites are the pretty logs overgrown with Mosses, Mushrooms and Lichen. Fall colors are in full peak in Lackawanna county, PA.
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Goodyera pubescens
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Beechdrops
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And Sundown
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
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ctcarol
Oct 7, 2012 5:15 PM CST
Wow! What a great variety! I miss the woods, but not the skeeters and deerflies that hang out in them.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Oct 7, 2012 5:25 PM CST
Great 'shrooms. Lookin awfully familiar here in wet New England.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Oct 7, 2012 7:14 PM CST

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Smiling

Kathy, I would certainly think, your area is similarly colored right now. Wait for the sun to come out again.... Smiling
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Oct 16, 2012 12:13 PM CST
Wonderful pictures, Ursula. It reminds me of my youth.

I thought I should post a picture of the goldenrain tree now that the yellow flowers have turned into golden brown seed pods.
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This red crinum lily is in bloom again.
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The question is, what to do with a thousand bananas?
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The Grugru palm (Acrocomia totai) is growing like a weed. Check out its protection.
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The datura bloomed all of last winter and all summer as well.
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Here is a last look at this year's Amorphophallas. The little trees are beginning to droop and will be gone in another month.
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My Lipidozamia peroffskyana cycad is doing well, putting on two new rings of fronds this year. It is soft and graceful with no thorns at all.
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The cherries jubilee allamanda has these beautiful flowers but the plant keeps sending up new shoots and spreading everywhere. It took two years of babying it through the winters and now it is a beast.

Jim


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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Oct 16, 2012 7:14 PM CST
Gorgeous, Jim. Love that Datura flower!

Don't you get a lot of calls to the help desk about the Golden Rain tree "what is that big tree with the coppery pink flowers?" I was at the phone this afternoon and had that question twice in 3 hours! The second lady also said "I was sure that tree had yellow flowers last year!". I think they've bloomed a bit earlier this year, so maybe some snowbirds weren't here for the yellow flowering part a week or two ago.

I have a couple of great banana recipes, let me know and I'll tree-mail them.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Oct 17, 2012 9:42 AM CST
Finally got a breather today to plant and take a few pictures. Just when I thought there was nothing new . . .
Pretty Thai caladiums took a break in mid-summer and are back now! White brugmansia busting out blooms in 3 different spots in the garden where I forgot I'd planted them Blinking
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Brug 'Charles Grimaldi' , faithful Hedychium 'Dr Moy' still going, and Thunbergia battiscombeii such a vivid color.
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Purple firespike just starting to bloom. Lantana 'Butter & Sugar" and "Mandevino Cabernet" (I kid you not, that's what it says on the pot!)
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My projects, getting Earth Boxes going for winter veggies, and starts of purple basil, coleus, begonia, dwarf Alocasia, Ylangylang, and others from trades with DG members.
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Elaine

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Oct 17, 2012 7:11 PM CST

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Elaine and Jim, your pictures are wonderful, especially now as things are done blooming here. My Datura survived the frost but doesn't produce any more trumpets this season. The Amorphophallus "tree" is amazing!! Lovey dubby
Name: Oma
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Oct 17, 2012 9:23 PM CST
What great pictures. Love the PA landscape. Used to live in Pennsylvania during my highschool years and in the summers of my college years. Love the mountains, especially the fall tree displays. Thanks for sharing all the pics.
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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Oct 18, 2012 7:42 AM CST
Nice show, Elaine. We grow many of the same plants. Remember we have to keep the tundra folks supplied with flowers during the dark days of winter. They will take over in May. That is what makes this thread so special.

Jim
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Oct 18, 2012 7:56 AM CST

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You hit the nail on the head! Smiling Tundra is right!
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Oct 18, 2012 8:01 AM CST
We have dropped down into the mid-80s for highs and the humidity is down. I'm ready for a break from the heat.

Jim
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Oct 18, 2012 8:11 AM CST
Here is NE Mississippi, fall has come early. We had highs only in the low to mid 70's a couple of weeks ago, then a week of mid 80's, and now are back into the mid 70's. A cold front came through last night, with tornados across the south. We have clear skies this morning and our humidity has dropped. Lows of mid 40's are predicted for the next several mornings and the humidity will remain low. It looks like I will have to begin moving my tropicals into the two greenhouses and enclosed porch before the end of the month. Generally I don't have to begin that chore until mid-November. Ken
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Oct 18, 2012 5:57 PM CST

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I would like to sneak into this thread a panorama of the lake at Ramapo mountains ca. 15 min. by car North of us. Not exactly my garden, but hopefully drool worthy....I took a bunch of pictures today and stitched some together for this panorama shot. The Ramapo mountains are pretty much at peak color this week.
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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Oct 18, 2012 6:14 PM CST
That is just beautiful, Ursula. Anytime you want to treat us to this kind of scenery, it's more than just fine with me.

Jim
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Oct 18, 2012 6:16 PM CST
Seems that all the south is in yoyo mode this fall! Yesterday it was 91 with 17% humidity. Today it was 83 with 50%, but even stranger was that it was 73 on my porch at 5:45 this morning! I can't recall ever having temps that high at night/morning.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Oct 18, 2012 6:18 PM CST
Beautiful Ursula!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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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
Oct 18, 2012 6:54 PM CST

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Smiling Smiling
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jan 10, 2013 3:49 PM CST
Please come with me to our new thread: The thread "What's in Your Garden, January, 2013" in Orchids forum

Jim

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