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Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Plumerias Garden Ideas: Level 1
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PlantMania
Jun 3, 2016 7:37 AM CST
Do you ever get whiplash while driving down the road looking at plants that pop over the fence line?

Every (weekday) morning and every night I drive down a two lane road and love to see what everyone has growing. Starting last year I noticed that one particular house had an all to familiar tree pop with beautiful white flowers right over the fence line. One morning, a few weeks ago, I was driving to work and looked for the Plumeria flowers BUT THEY WERE GONE, no flowers or leaves to be seen Sighing!
. I even called my wife to tell her of the horror. That afternoon on the way home I actually pulled into the neighborhood looking to see if these evil people had chopped up the tree and left it to be picked up for garbage. No limbs or flowers where on the curb Confused This brought on many sleepless nights of me tossing and turning.


Now for the good news. On my way home Wednesday night I caught a glimpse of two more Plumerias that need a little more growth but have an orange, red, yellow bloom. This to me means that the loving and caring people (not evil anymore) that live in this house most have been making new cuttings.

I can now sleep better at night



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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Jun 3, 2016 7:46 AM CST
Thumbs up Hurray!
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Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
Region: United States of America
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Moe
Jun 3, 2016 10:58 AM CST
Phew !! You had me worried there for a bit as I read...Yep I do the head bopping all the time..Its amazing I haven't knocked my teeth out on the steering wheel...
Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Plumerias Garden Ideas: Level 1
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PlantMania
Jun 3, 2016 11:07 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

(have asked that this be moved over to The Sandbox - figure that others might have the same problem Smiling )
Oma and Opa Simon
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Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Plumerias Garden Ideas: Level 1
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PlantMania
Jun 3, 2016 1:54 PM CST
(Thanks to Dave for the move - Suggest a Change option is nice to have)
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jun 9, 2016 5:55 AM CST
A friend and I used to go to breakfast every Saturday morning and then to the Farmers Market or driving around looking at people's yards and gardens. She never hesitated to stop and ask them for a cutting or even a plant. Sometimes the reactions were hilarious, sometimes not so much.
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Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
Region: United States of America
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Moe
Jun 14, 2016 7:58 AM CST
Yep I have gone as far as trespassing.. I'm a plant stalker !! Luckily I haven't been incarcerated... Thumbs up
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Name: Betty
MN zone 4
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daylilydreams
Jun 14, 2016 8:44 AM CST
I have always enjoyed looking at what people have planted and what grows naturally in nature. My sister and I use to sometimes drive thru neighborhoods that had beautiful gardens just to view them from the car, we never stopped. One time we drove past an outstandingly landscaped place out in the countryside several times it was that fantastic, if we would have seen a vehicle or someone outdoors we would have stopped and complimented them. We also went on a couple of garden tours which is a great way to visit gardens and also visited our fabulous Minnesota Landscape Aboretum at least yearly. Even driving to work plants always would catch my eye, then later when I had time I would often drive by slowly and take a closer look.
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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Jun 14, 2016 12:36 PM CST
I like to "rubber neck" while driving...not always a good idea Shrug! Have had people end up on my road looking for other places...if they ask me for directions, I always ask if they like plants. If the answer is yes they are sent on their way with some nodding
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Plumerias Garden Ideas: Level 1
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PlantMania
Jun 14, 2016 12:51 PM CST
gingin said:they are sent on their way with some


What was your address again Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing (only a 9 1/2 hour drive to say Yes)

Oma and Opa Simon
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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Plays in the sandbox Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Gulf Coast Tip Photographer The WITWIT Badge
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds Plumerias Hummingbirder Dog Lover
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gingin
Jun 14, 2016 12:59 PM CST
well come on nodding nodding you are welcome to some of whatever you want Thumbs up
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.

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