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Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Oct 4, 2011 12:58 PM CST
Leonotis leonurus var. alba...


I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Oct 5, 2011 12:19 PM CST

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Cool, I have never seen or heard of a white one!
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Oct 5, 2011 3:32 PM CST
Apparently they are not seen much. I sure don't know why. When I was selling, they were always grabbed right away.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
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imapigeon
Oct 21, 2011 5:45 PM CST
VERY cool!
My salvia mexicana "limelight" FINALLY started blooming this week. Just in time for frost next month...sigh....
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 30, 2012 10:16 PM CST
Mine is finished blooming now, but even the spent blooms are interesting. I'm leaving them in place in hopes that they will self sow themselves.
Leontopodium 'Mt. Everest' Aug 29, 2012


Delosperma cooperi is still going strong here, in spite of the cool temps and lots of rain. Photo taken 10/24/2012

Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Oct 30, 2012 10:22 PM CST

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Mmmm, beautiful! I love Edelweiss. Mine have never self-seeded, but they never die either.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Oct 30, 2012 10:28 PM CST
How long have you had yours Zuzu?
I got mine last fall. I sure hope they stay around. I read that they are a short lived plant.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Oct 30, 2012 10:49 PM CST

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Some of mine have been here since 2005. I think they're only a short-lived plant if you pick the flowers every year. I never pick the flowers. I always leave them on the plant.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Oct 30, 2012 11:13 PM CST

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Well, I want to do my share of keeping this forum going!

Lots still blooming here, all taken last week between our first rain showers of the season:

Cinco de Mayo and Adobe Sunrise
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Jacob's Robe and Lady Emma Hamilton


Graham Thomas and rebloom on delphiniums
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Penstemon and 3rd rebloom on this unknown yellow iris
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Honeysuckle 'Blanche Sandman' and Tropicana Canna
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Osteospemum 'Elena' and my favorite salvia, Salvia coerulea 'Costa Rica Blue'
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Joseph's Coat and abutilon leaves & bloom
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Oct 30, 2012 11:18 PM CST

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Love that Elena! Rolling on the floor laughing (That's my name, in case anyone doesn't know.)

The combination of Indian summer and a little bit of rain has produced so much new growth on my roses, even new basal shoots. I love the dark red color of new rose foliage. I'll take some photos of it tomorrow.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Oct 30, 2012 11:24 PM CST

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Foliage combo and Farfugium japonicum 'Gigantea'
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I have 2 Salvia coerulea 'Costa Rica Blue', both about 7 ft tall. One is behind the satellite pergola.

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These are blooms on my potted Cotyledon orbiculata

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Calif_Sue
Oct 30, 2012 11:30 PM CST

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Oh and lots and lots of these! Thumbs up
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zuzu
Oct 30, 2012 11:32 PM CST

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Your garden's full of so many interesting color and texture combinations, Sue. I love that first photo!

Wow, it's a great day to be on the Pacific Coast instead of the Atlantic. There's a check-in thread for the Northeast people in DG, but no one's heard from Pirl yet. I hope she's okay.
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Oct 30, 2012 11:33 PM CST

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And they are delicious! I ate all of the ones you gave me within a couple of days.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Oct 30, 2012 11:56 PM CST

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I love that foliage combo Zuzu, I don't have too many of those but I really tried hard to make that particular section all work with a variety of color and texture. What you can't see behind the pinkish rose cordyline is the rose 'Jacob's Robe' so the rose pink gets repeated. Then to the left of the cordyline, that euphorbia 'Ascot Rainbow' also has a bit of rose in the leaves and stems. The black leaves are from a dahlia with yellow blooms that have been going for months now.
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And that black gets repeated with another euphorbia not shown, 'Blackbird' Euphorbia (Euphorbia 'Blackbird')
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Calif_Sue
Oct 31, 2012 12:37 AM CST

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OK, one more post, copying some stuff from my blog.
Does anyone want any seeds for Nicotiana sylvestris? It is a tall annual with big bold foliage and white hanging 3-4" trumpet shaped blooms in large candelabra clusters. The blooms have a sweet fragrance that intensifies in the evenings, great for planting near a sitting area or next to an open window. Thumbs up
I had it in full sun in my other garden where it grew about 4-5 ft. tall but here in my new garden I have a large plant that self seeded and gets a little mid afternoon shade and it is about 7 ft. tall, ( photos below taken in August) It made a great architectual statement. A few more have self seeded in other spots in poorer soil, they didn't grow as tall. They are easy to pull where you don't need them. They are tough plants and do real good through hot weather, of course, with regular water they really thrive. Anyway, I have several packets of seeds left, just shoot me a t-mail if anyone is interested in trying them.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 31, 2012 1:10 AM CST
Okay, now I am going to have to go out and take more photos tomorrow. Hope I don't get rained out.
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Bonehead
Oct 31, 2012 8:26 AM CST
Last of the asters and one monkshood still going

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Oct 31, 2012 9:26 AM CST

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Ohh, nice bright color for the fall!!

I am having fun going through older threads in here, it's easy to go through all the photos in a thread at once by clicking on the first photo to enlarge it and then clicking anywhere on the photo to advance it to the next one & on through the entire thread.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 31, 2012 9:34 AM CST
What a great trip down the memory lane that is. On my way to give it a try Sue. Thanks for the reminder. Thumbs up

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