Pacific Coast Gardening forum: What's Blooming in May....

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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
May 3, 2013 10:15 AM CST
Couple of shots from this a.m....
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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
May 3, 2013 1:45 PM CST
Beautiful! I love that wild look...like a mountain meadow.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
May 3, 2013 2:06 PM CST
lol...everything here is 'wild'...synonym for 'unkempt'.....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
May 3, 2013 2:08 PM CST
Love that meadow look too Lovey dubby

Noid den orchid in full bloom after a 2-year rest:
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Ornithogalum dubium continues on with its blooms:
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More gaillardias coming about:
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Echeveria succulents joining in too:
Ramilette
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Rundelli
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
May 6, 2013 10:32 AM CST
A blooming carnivore..Pinguicula

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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
May 6, 2013 2:07 PM CST
That's a carnivore? Hmm, doesn't look like what I associate the carnivores to 'normally' look like...I'll have to look up info on how many carnivores there are, what types and all.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
May 6, 2013 2:24 PM CST
My Matilijas are blooming now, but not looking their best as they've had no supplemental water at all and the winter was so dry...
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Cleveland Sage, a bit beaten down by the rain....oh, the scent!

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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
May 6, 2013 2:27 PM CST
Yup, it is a carnivore..here is a photo when it is 'feeding'

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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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May 7, 2013 1:55 PM CST

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I love Pings! I used to grow them close to my indoor plants and they took care of all the usual houseplant pests. I think they're much prettier than the other carnivorous plants.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
May 11, 2013 9:46 AM CST
Oakleaf hydrangea...soon...
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I never get tired of the coloring of Sally Holmes....

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Gaura...one tough plant...growing well despite extremely little water...

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Linaria purpurea...

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Love this verbascum...

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Salvia muelleri...

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Yucca parviflora....

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Salvia Costa Rica Blue....

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Pels.....

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I could be wrong...
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"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
May 13, 2013 10:27 AM CST
Zygopetalum blooming for this year! Hurray! Buds opening up with good timing during Mother's Day weekend Lovey dubby
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
May 13, 2013 11:12 AM CST
Oooh...that's an interesting one. Pretty colors.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
May 15, 2013 9:50 AM CST
The 4:00's are starting....
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Mexican hat....
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Agastache (possibly 'Ava'?)...this one grows to about 4'...

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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
May 15, 2013 9:53 AM CST
I like the Mexican hat..bonito sumbrero Big Grin
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
May 15, 2013 10:16 AM CST
Our Gymnocalycium monvillei doing its close-open daily bloom show:
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I got these plants over the weekend, already in bloom, and are acclimating nicely Smiling
Lotus 'Gold Flash'
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Pelargonium sidoides
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
May 15, 2013 11:37 AM CST
Oh, Ilke the 'Gold Flash' a lot...the colors!

I have the geranium sidoides and seeing yours gives me the incentive to go out and cut mine back, they're leggy and neglected.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
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tarev
May 15, 2013 2:58 PM CST
Isn't it so cute? We got hooked by the colors of Lotus 'Gold Flash'..hoping it will thrive here!

Sherry, how do you prune geraniums? I also have to prune some, Tri-Color and Prince Rupert..getting too lanky too. Do you re-root the cuttings?
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
May 15, 2013 3:35 PM CST
I really should be tip pinching them as they grow...sigh...but I let it go too long. With the sidoides I'll need to take it off gradually, some from the tip and then keep cutting back gradually, I think, since it's only the one stem and I've let it go too long, rather than lopping it off down to lowest growth. With my large geraniums, when they're more shrub-like and multi-stemmed, I'll cut back one stem at a time down to the base to renew. Oh yeah, always have to root those cuttings. lol...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
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tarev
May 15, 2013 3:53 PM CST
Ah okay..thanks! Maybe I will just wait it out a bit, both Tri-color and Prince Rupert are busy making blooms. Smiling
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
May 17, 2013 9:11 PM CST
A first time bloom in our garden after waiting for 3 years..Epiphyllum 'Newport'
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Closer look of the center:
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