Southwest Gardening forum: Observances in the garden today - June 6, 2010.

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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Jun 6, 2010 8:53 AM CST
Coleus held up well to our 108 degree temps yesterday, in morning Sun.... It is trying to go to flower, so I have been cutting off the flowers.

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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Jun 6, 2010 8:54 AM CST
Actually, the Colus and the oleander vine are holding up well to the morning full sun till about 11:00AM. The Oleander Vine is putting on new sets of leaves since I got it. I do not see any burning at all. I can't wait to see those lavender flowers on it.

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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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GardenGuyAZ
Jun 6, 2010 8:55 AM CST
Look, I have Passion Fruit!!! How do you tell when it is ripe enough to pick and eat??!!

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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Jun 6, 2010 8:57 AM CST
Lobelia seed has found it's way from some pot far away, and into a perfect spot to re-seed and bloom, next to one of my Blue Ice Cypress, and a Arizona Poinsettia seedling.

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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Jun 6, 2010 8:58 AM CST
Red Mandevilla still holding up well. Not as many blooms but lots of buds still showing up.

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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Jun 6, 2010 8:59 AM CST
The Shrimp Plant is just loaded with blooms.

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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Jun 6, 2010 8:59 AM CST
Another shot of Shrimp Plant....

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Name: Judy
Phoenix, AZ
judyb
Jun 6, 2010 11:09 AM CST
Very nice, Alan. If your pretty flowers get through the heat that's coming you should celebrate! Smiling
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Jun 6, 2010 11:17 AM CST
The only thing I'm worried about not making it is the coleus. I was just curious how much heat/full sun it could take. If I see it start burning I'll move it. I thought for sure yesterday was going to be that day! Oh, and a bit worried about the red mandevilla too!!

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Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
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locakelly
Jun 6, 2010 3:28 PM CST
Nice Alan! Love the Shrimp Plant...
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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GardenGuyAZ
Jun 6, 2010 3:55 PM CST
The shrimp plant I was able to get at Summerwinds nursery. If interested, you might check there, they've had it several times, when I've gone nursery hopping. This is at the Summerwinds on Country Club Drive/Arizona Avenue, South of Guadalupe, North of Elliot.

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Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
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locakelly
Jun 6, 2010 4:12 PM CST
Thanks Alan - I will check the one here on the west side next time I'm over that way!
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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Jun 6, 2010 5:27 PM CST
Alan, everything looks grand, especially the Mandavilla. My coleus are beginning to suffer. This evening I'm going to bring all the houseplants into the house for the summer. It's just too durn hot. Here come 'da summer.
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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GardenGuyAZ
Jun 6, 2010 5:51 PM CST
I agree. I did all my gardening from about 5AM to 7AM this morning. Have been in the house ever since!!!

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Name: Jayne
Glendale/Parks Az
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rtl850nomore
Jun 6, 2010 9:22 PM CST
Nice Alan...very nice.
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Jun 13, 2010 5:44 PM CST
beautiful gardens, Alan!
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