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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Jul 7, 2013 9:35 AM CST
My Blue Dawn Morning Glories....I know that many say they get totally invasive, but I don't have much of a problem here. Perhaps because we get so little water and perhaps because the gophers like them also.
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The Indian Clove basil...flowers are not very significant, but the scent of the plant is wonderful...grows to about 6' tall.


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and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jul 9, 2013 3:21 PM CST
Mammillaria nivosa is blooming:



Mexican buttefly weed continues on blooming..so loved by the hummies Big Grin
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Noid sempervivum blooming:
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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
Jul 15, 2013 11:56 AM CST
I can't tell you how much I love the grasses. I can't wait to get settled in another place, wherever that may be..so I can plant a lot of grasses...
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"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Jul 15, 2013 3:56 PM CST
Sherry, I love your morning glory, but they really do fine with no water, and you need lots of room for them...away from the house. I had to remove mine when it started coming IN the house on the washer drain and the water heater gas line. Never plant one near a mobile home...trust me. Big Grin
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
Jul 15, 2013 5:33 PM CST
lol...mine are pretty well behaved......but most people do shy away from them.
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and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Jul 15, 2013 6:55 PM CST
I really miss mine, but I can still see the ones that escaped, peeking over the wall behind me, and I still have I. cairica, which gets weekly(or more) hair cuts to keep it under control.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Jul 15, 2013 7:06 PM CST
I definitely want to plant a lot more MG's....once we've moved to somewhere. We're finally listing our house this week...I can't take anymore of this working on the house and keeping it clean, I need to be planting new stuff.....lol..
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"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Jul 16, 2013 11:05 PM CST
The Night Blooming Jasmine is in flower, but alas, no pic....lol..Smells heavenly, though there are plenty who disagree with that 'scentiment'...lol..

edited to add pics. I went out and stamped through the undergrowth to get a couple of pics and it was worth it as when up close, I could still smell their fragrance even in the light of day....lol..




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"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jul 20, 2013 9:31 PM CST
With the recent and ongoing heat wave, good to see this Senecio jacobsenii in bloom 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
Jul 20, 2013 10:54 PM CST
Good time for the succulents, huh? I was just thinking today that with the heat we've been having, I have very little blooming...kind of in-between, waiting for Fall.
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"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
Jul 21, 2013 12:56 PM CST
Yeah, glad to have some succulents in bloom Smiling This summer I have stepped up watering for succulents or otherwise..and saw good improvement on their growth. Before I just use the definition of drought tolerance way too much Hilarious!
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
Aug 29, 2013 6:30 PM CST
My 'always flowering' Blue Dawn MG's...

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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)
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
Aug 29, 2013 7:32 PM CST
I love blue color..very peaceful .. Smiling

These are the ones blooming right now:
A little early for this one, last year this one bloomed in Oct..so a very early bloom in the middle of summer this year:
Barbosella cogniauxiana


Dwarf Eucomis "Tiny Piny Opal' - almost missed the chance on this one..luckily I got a good advice on the bulbs threads..
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Crassula Tiger Jade - been in bloom all summer long
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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
Sep 4, 2013 9:04 AM CST
Epiphyllum strictum.....

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"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Sep 7, 2013 6:44 PM CST

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Gorgeous!
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
Sep 7, 2013 8:47 PM CST
Mmmmm...wish you could smell it....
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"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Sep 7, 2013 9:29 PM CST

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I wish I could too. Smiling

Speaking of delicious smells, I tried a new drink a couple of days ago -- a cucumber margarita with coriander and salt around the rim of the glass. It tasted great and it smelled divine!

It also had healthy connotations, so I felt quite virtuous drinking it. Big Grin
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
Sep 8, 2013 7:30 AM CST
It took a very inventive mind to think that one up....trying to imagine it, but...hmmmm....although it's been in the high nineties here for over a week now and forecast to be so for at least the next 10 days with next Saturday aiming at 102, so I think I could probably down quite a few Margaritas, so yeah, throw in a cucumber one also....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."

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