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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
Jun 8, 2013 9:31 AM CST
All of these are in large pots. So much of what I have now is since these are the things that will go with me when we move (depending on how far that move is, if it's 800 miles, then they don't go). Most of the 'beds' on the property have been cleared now...too much to water and keep up. So, I'm really jealous, Sue, when I see how wonderful your anchusa azurea is looking! Mine is in a pot, but blooming, so I will have seeds from it if it does not 'travel'.

My "Shooting Stars" hydrangeas are looking better than ever, especially considering that they've been in large pots for their third year now (no good spot shaded for them in the ground). I also don't remember the blooms having the slight pink tinge before this year...
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The Variegated Lacecap Hydrangeas are doing okay considering that they get far too much overhead sun this time of year and have not been fertilized either...

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The Oakleaf Hydrangeas in pots look better than the ones in the ground. The ones in the ground went into what had been very packed soil, previously beneath asphalt...

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And, YAY!...my Black Knight Buddleja is finally flowering.....


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
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tarev
Jun 8, 2013 12:06 PM CST
Very cheerful looking blooms! Lovey dubby I love white blooms, feels clean and pristine looking Smiling
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
Jun 8, 2013 12:37 PM CST
Yes....I'm a sucker for white flowers also...
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
Jun 10, 2013 4:13 PM CST
My calamondin tree enjoyed the 2 days of intense yucky heat and shows lots of tiny buds:
Hoping the blooms proceed..I love its sweet jasmine-like scent Smiling
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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
Jun 10, 2013 4:18 PM CST
Oh, absolutely...the blossoms are the best part of growing citrus.
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
Jun 10, 2013 4:19 PM CST
A first time bloom in our garden, got this plant seedling early May this year:
Asclepsias curassavica 'Silky Deep Red'

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Semp arachnoideum also in full bloom, relishing it before that cone goes bye bye. Glad it is a succulent, not fazed by any heat event:
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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
Jun 10, 2013 4:41 PM CST
Cheery little bloom. I think I will have to start growing semps....
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
Jun 11, 2013 8:50 AM CST
Salvia darcyi....
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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
Jun 11, 2013 5:54 PM CST
Duranta erecta "Sweet Memories"...this one came from Kathleen (kaperc)..

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
Jun 12, 2013 10:37 AM CST
Brunfelsia gigantea.....



I was passing through the nursery with a wheelbarrow when she caught my eye...it's the first bloom on this plant for me....yay!
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
Jun 12, 2013 10:41 AM CST
Very lovely! Lovey dubby
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
Jun 12, 2013 10:58 AM CST
Isn't she pretty? I'm so glad that I brought her home with me a year or so ago....
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
Jun 12, 2013 12:36 PM CST
Will surely look out for one of those..have been reading about it just now, and says it is fragrant..yum!!! Could just imagine the lovely scent in your garden.
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
Jun 12, 2013 1:16 PM CST
Well...yes, being white and night blooming, it should be fragrant....and it says that it is.....I was not out there last night, but it's quite overcast today, so it should still be fragrant....but I'm not detecting a scent.
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
Jun 13, 2013 6:04 PM CST
Calamondin continues with its bloom Hurray! , and loving the sweet jasmine-like scent Big Grin

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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
Jun 17, 2013 10:21 AM CST
More blooms in white Smiling

Calamondin shows more blooms now:
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Hymenocallis Ismene Festalis finally makes it as well
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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
Jun 17, 2013 12:37 PM CST
The Lady of the Night brunfelsia holds its blooms quite well. It still has the same bloom that opened, not diminished at all by the passage of 3 days.
Is the hymenocallis fragrant? It's one that I've somehow never gotten around to growing.
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
Jun 17, 2013 12:47 PM CST
Yes, Hymenocallis is fragrant. Smiling

White-colored blooms rule this time Big Grin
Name: Liz
Santa Rosa, CA (Zone 9b)
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Lizzipa
Jun 17, 2013 5:19 PM CST
Wow, Tarev - you have some really beautiful & exotic looking blooms!
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
Jun 17, 2013 7:59 PM CST
Thanks Liz Smiling

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