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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Apr 11, 2014 5:00 PM CST
This is definitely blooming! I've yet to determine if it's correctly cistus aguilarii or cistus ladanifer Blanche, but I will have to find out for sure because I NEED this plant. Saw it today in Brookings, Oregon. I love all Cistus, but this one is really special. I'm surprised to learn that cistus grow really well up here.
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"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Apr 11, 2014 5:03 PM CST
Prostanthera blooming at the Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon. Glad that I just bought a couple of the variegated form last month....




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I could be wrong...
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"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Apr 11, 2014 5:08 PM CST
Hibbertia / Guinea Flower....blooming at the Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon....

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"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Apr 11, 2014 5:13 PM CST
Pacific Iris Dorothea's Ruby at the Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon....



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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Apr 16, 2014 1:46 PM CST
Aloe gasteria hybrid:

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Peanut cactus:
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Mammillaria duwei:
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Pel.hortorum 'Pink Happy Thought'
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Pel.crispum 'Prince Rupert'
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Pelargonium ginger scented:
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Pelargonium tri-color:
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Gaillardia:
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Lantana:
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Amaryllis:
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Echeveria ramilette:
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Haworthia mucronata:
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Apr 18, 2014 4:34 PM CST
The unknown rhody in front of the house is finally blooming, I kept wondering what color it is...hmmm, now I know. Pretty, but it will have to go.....

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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
Apr 29, 2014 6:24 PM CST
Zygopetalum in bloom:

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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Apr 29, 2014 6:30 PM CST
Beautiful, tarev!
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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
Apr 29, 2014 7:15 PM CST
Thanks Sherry I tip my hat to you.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Apr 29, 2014 7:33 PM CST
What's blooming up here? Rhodys...everywhere...this one is, I think, the largest I've seen....

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"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Apr 29, 2014 7:34 PM CST
And the everpresent broom..sorry that it's invasive, but not sorry that it's here. I've always loved broom...

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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Apr 30, 2014 7:38 PM CST

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I like broom too. It's pretty and graceful and easy to pull or dig out of anyplace you don't want it.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Apr 30, 2014 7:47 PM CST
I'm really liking the burkwodii and I don't knopw how similar it is, but there's one up here that has mixed in with the straight yellow, has the red / orange coloring to it. Word is that everyone spends so much time eradicating the broom, that if I see one of the ones I like, feel free to dig it up...lol..they spend a lot of time and energy and money up here trying to clear it out, I suppose my neighbors would not be happy to see me plant it, even though it's all around us anyway.
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"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Liz
Santa Rosa, CA (Zone 9b)
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Lizzipa
May 1, 2014 3:36 PM CST
Beautiful Tarev!

We have lots of broom volunteers in the front yard. I wish the deer would eat them... but they are easy to pull, as you said Zuzu. They'd be wonderful it they weren't so prolific. I'm always surprised when I see the nursery selling them.
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 1, 2014 5:37 PM CST
lol...I thought the same...they're selling those?...and less than a mile a way they've got crews out digging / pulling them?
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"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 3, 2014 7:43 AM CST
Night before last I was drooling over pics of the digiplexis, knowing I would never run into any around here....stopped at the Grocery Outlet in Oregon yesterday and...WOW! They had some sitting at the door...they didn't have the items I'd stopped there for, but sure glad that I'd stopped....

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A couple of months ago I picked up an echium wildpretii at the nursery in McKinleyville...they only had one and I didn't know if I would encounter another one, so had to get it. As it turned out, the seeds that I'd brought up here with me did well and now I have LOTS of them. This one, having been kept in a pot was not able to reach full height, but is flowering anyway. I'm so happy that the echiums and cistus grow well up here, two of my favorite things....



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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
May 3, 2014 8:37 AM CST
Love both, but especially that Echium! Please save more seeds. I would love to try it here. 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
May 3, 2014 8:53 AM CST
Carol, I was going to ask if anyone wanted seeds...I have some left of this batch that I've just been sowing and I will have more from this one that's currently flowering.....t-mail your mailing address to me ( haven't kept it from before) and I'll send these to you. I'd somewhow expected them to be a problem in germinating, don't know why since the echiums throw off volunteers so readily....I did mine in the paper towel / zip baggie method and they worked well.
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 3, 2014 10:00 AM CST
Happy to note that on this morning's check of hoovb's blog 'A Piece of Eden, she says that her digiplexis was not even fazed by 3 days of near 100 degree heat, 60 MPH winds and a humidity level of 5%...planted in full sun...

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"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Liz
Santa Rosa, CA (Zone 9b)
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Lizzipa
May 3, 2014 11:03 AM CST
Stunning color - never seen digitalis that color!

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