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Name: Elfrieda
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida (Zone 10a)
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orchidgal
Mar 27, 2015 10:11 PM CST
Bok Tower Gardens -- I visited this wonderful place for the first time yesterday (it's in Lake Wales). It was a gorgeous day and perfect for a long walk-about, admiring the plants and listening to the carillon in the background. The tower houses a 60-bell carillon - one of the world's finest.
Here are some pictures of the gardens and tower.

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Beautiful oak trees all around with the Spanish moss

Nun's orchids


The Brunfelsia grandiflora (Yesterday, today and tomorrow) was huge. I bought a small potted one from their little nursery. I haven't owned one in a long time and I hope I can get this one to live more than a few years.








“I was just sittin’ here enjoyin’ the company. Plants got a lot to say, if you take the time to listen”
Eeyore
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Name: Jean
Fleming Island, FL (Zone 9a)
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qwilter
Mar 28, 2015 5:33 AM CST
Lovely YTT. I wish mine would put on a better show.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 31, 2015 6:24 AM CST
I love Bok Tower Gardens ... haven't visited there in years but do hope to get back over there some day, it's a wonderful and peaceful place to spend an afternoon!
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Name: Kate
Holmes Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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karmatree
Apr 14, 2015 7:11 AM CST
Jean, I have a YTT and if I keep it tightly pruned it blooms better for me.
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Name: Jean
Fleming Island, FL (Zone 9a)
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qwilter
Apr 14, 2015 12:40 PM CST
Mine is barely 2' tall and looks like a "Charlie Brown YTT"!!!!! But it did bloom last week.
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Name: Kate
Holmes Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Not all those who wander are lost.
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karmatree
Apr 14, 2015 6:12 PM CST
LOL A Charlie Brown YTT! Is it getting enough sunshine?
"A garden isn't meant to be useful. It's for joy." - Rumer Godden
Name: Jean
Fleming Island, FL (Zone 9a)
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qwilter
Apr 16, 2015 9:03 AM CST
Yes.......AM & PM sun & mid-afternoon semi-shade............it should be quite happy where it is. I am looking for yet another location to move it.....
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 16, 2015 9:43 AM CST
qwilter said:Yes.......AM & PM sun & mid-afternoon semi-shade............it should be quite happy where it is. I am looking for yet another location to move it.....

Jean, where is the mid-afternoon shade coming from? If it is a tree, then the reason the little YTT isn't thriving is probably because of the tree roots. Those roots extend out well past the spread of the branches, and a lot are near the surface. Some plants just can't compete.

I plant shrubs and other vigorous plants under my oaks in large sunken pots, and let them get a bigger root system established before I lift the pot and put the shrub in the ground.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Jean
Fleming Island, FL (Zone 9a)
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qwilter
Apr 16, 2015 7:50 PM CST
I moved the YTT this afternoon. Hoping it likes the new location. It is full of buds Just never grew.
Was overcast & just mid-70s so dug quite a few holes & set plants in. Back yard is starting to look a bit better. Now to design the split level Herb area & get that going.
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