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Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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DavidLMO
Jun 19, 2016 1:05 AM CST
The uncommon, out of zone, et cetera type stuff.

In my case, Eucomis (Pineapple Lily), Peruvian Daffodil, Oleander and Snail vine - Vigna caracalla. None of which are hardy here.
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Name: Leslie Bingham
Millbrook,AL (Zone 8a)
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riverfarms
Jun 25, 2016 4:28 AM CST
My "wildest" are in the form of wild surprises. I am new to the gardening scene and have just completed the course work to become a Master Gardener. In one of our classes I was give a few garlic cloves to plant and a start of a Jerusalem Artichoke. I nurtured both in pots through the winter and planted in my newly constructed raised beds this spring. To my surprise as I anxiously awaited the first garlic bloom I was greeted by a most unusual day lily!!!!! As the Jerusalem Artichoke grew and grew I kept googling pictures and my plant was far from the pictures I was seeing. All to find out I had just grown one way large turnip and had greens for all!!!! So, needless to say my learning curve is straight up but I have enjoyed my first bountiful harvest of herbs, flowers and summer veggies. I look forward to learning from all!
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Name: Connie
Edmonton, Alberta area (Canada (Zone 3a)
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conniepr27
Jun 26, 2016 6:51 AM CST
Wildest, well not really wild but more like Leslie, a wild surprise. The yellow oriental lilies that just suddenly showed up in my yard one year (about three years ago) and have multiplied like crazy. Now I have about 20 or more of them and love them!
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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DavidLMO
Jun 26, 2016 10:41 PM CST
Not blooming and likely never will. nodding My Musa basjoo is already > 7 feet tall. It took all last Summer to get that high.
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Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
Jun 28, 2016 8:59 AM CST
@Riverfarms, Welcome! to ATP and to the world of gardening surprises. And, congrats on your completion of your Masters Gardening course. Hurray! Hurray! That's something that I'd like to do some day. Whistling
Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
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Kabby
Jun 29, 2016 12:29 PM CST
@riverfarms I also Welcome! you. And you live in Millbrook! I'm a native Montgomerian who is enjoying the country life in Lowndes county.

David hmmm. Well these aren't blooming yet but they are "never tried" plants. I have gotten some new tropicals, passifloras and castor bean plants. The castor plant, all I can say is wow when it started growing...
😵 I'm glad I placed it in the back of the bed.
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Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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DavidLMO
Jul 1, 2016 9:46 PM CST
Hardy Agapanthus are showing color!! Thumbs up Hurray!
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