Pacific Coast Gardening forum: Blooming in August 2016

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Name: Carol Roberts
Huntington Beach, CA (Zone 10b)
Sunset 24
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Annuals
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CarolHB
Aug 3, 2016 4:24 PM CST
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I don't know why there's two of the same shot, but we'll all just have to live with it. Now I want to get more stuff for the back yard. Fall is when we plant spring blooming stuff, right?
Can't complain too loud about how the ball bounces when I'm the one who dropped it.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Aug 3, 2016 4:40 PM CST
If you can find it! I think I need to make a trip down to Plant Depot in Capo.
Name: Carol Roberts
Huntington Beach, CA (Zone 10b)
Sunset 24
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Annuals
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CarolHB
Aug 3, 2016 5:02 PM CST
Oh, I really want to get down there.
Can't complain too loud about how the ball bounces when I'm the one who dropped it.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Aug 3, 2016 6:53 PM CST
Lets go! I'm free any day but next Tues., and have cheap transportation. I could pick you up, and buy you lunch.
Name: Carol Roberts
Huntington Beach, CA (Zone 10b)
Sunset 24
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Annuals
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CarolHB
Aug 4, 2016 11:48 AM CST
I can go on Mondays and Thursdays, but most of them are gaggled up with doctors, labs and whathave you this month. Could you wait until the last week of August? After the 24th I'm apparently free as little birdy. And I will have new money. But you can't both drive and buy lunch I'll buy lunch.
Can't complain too loud about how the ball bounces when I'm the one who dropped it.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Aug 4, 2016 2:34 PM CST
Ok! Depending on weather. No point in buying new plants in the middle of a heat wave.
Name: Carol Roberts
Huntington Beach, CA (Zone 10b)
Sunset 24
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Annuals
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CarolHB
Aug 4, 2016 5:50 PM CST
That's for sure. I've got to find the time to stock up on supplies - I'm almost out of everything from potting mix to ferts to pots. I usually check weather.com at least once a week, but lately they've been predicting highs in the mid-70s and that's about 20* cooler than the reality. I put a thermometer out in the full sun area and keep forgetting to check it because its too hot to go out there. I managed to cut back the white sage. Having produced its little white flowers it immediately started looking dead, which I knew it would beforehand and I just couldn't stand it anymore.
Can't complain too loud about how the ball bounces when I'm the one who dropped it.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Aug 4, 2016 6:17 PM CST
That's my problem with the Salvias too. I have some that bloom off and on all year, but they look terrible between bloom cycles...and still need lots of water.
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
Aug 5, 2016 10:36 AM CST
The salvia atrocyanea again...yeah, I know, but I love the blooms of this plant.....the plant itself ctually gets larger / taller than I knew it would and it's shooting up this year






Libertia.....



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First buds starting on the leycesterias.....





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
Aug 5, 2016 11:46 AM CST
Caryopteris.....

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NOID Panicle Hydrangea...not sure how I feel about this one, not fond of the yellowish color of new blooms, but when the green shrubs surrounding it are mature, it will be okay...



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Don't know about these, got the seeds from a friend, who got them in trade as "special white and gray hybrid verbascum"...so far they look like common mullein, which I like so no problem, but am wondering...




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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Aug 5, 2016 1:55 PM CST
You're sure making me look up a lot of plants that I'm not familiar with! LOL!
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
Aug 5, 2016 2:03 PM CST
I tried the caryopteris once in Fallbrook and it did not do well there, dunno why...I've not grown Panicle Hydrangeas before...they were both given to me and I think I have a couple more panicle hydrangeas out there to get into the ground. I received a bunch of stuff from my friend that I was not familiar with, it's fun!
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Aug 5, 2016 2:12 PM CST
I bought a Caryopteris at the Plant Depot down there, years ago. The bees sure loved it, but it didn't make it here. I might try one again, if I found one locally for a reasonable price. I imagine that PD gets more winter chill that the one in Capo.
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
Aug 7, 2016 11:19 PM CST
I posted this pic as libertia...well, duh...it's not.

It's come up in a small clump of libertia, but has to be a seedling dierama...first I have in white also...wonder if I have other dierama seedlings in other clumps of stuff...it also is apparently not a large enough corm to extend its height fully...

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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Carol Roberts
Huntington Beach, CA (Zone 10b)
Sunset 24
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Annuals
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CarolHB
Aug 9, 2016 1:33 PM CST
My poor spindly buddleja lindleyana is blooming, for heaven's sake. I guess I haven't killed it ... yet.

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And my non-blooming coleus - the only one I like out of the whole bunch of them, is apparently recovered from last year's caterpiller attack. Must make sure I'm prepared for this year's attack.


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And a question. This is the dying back gladiolus atom. Can I cut away the all yellow stuff or do i have to wait for the last of the green stuff to go? TIA

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Can't complain too loud about how the ball bounces when I'm the one who dropped it.
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
Aug 9, 2016 4:34 PM CST
The buddleja lindleyana will look rather spindly...it becomes a rather weeping fountain.....and I wouldn't think that it will do much of that in a container. In the ground it will reach7-8 ft or more and the lower branches be trimmed to form a fountain-like....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Carol Roberts
Huntington Beach, CA (Zone 10b)
Sunset 24
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Annuals
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CarolHB
Aug 9, 2016 5:02 PM CST
Well, its not going in the ground. I'll just plant some more stuff around the bottom to fill it out.
Can't complain too loud about how the ball bounces when I'm the one who dropped it.
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
Aug 9, 2016 6:23 PM CST
Too bad you're not here....LOL...WM had a bunch of dwarf buddlejas on clearance....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Carol Roberts
Huntington Beach, CA (Zone 10b)
Sunset 24
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Annuals
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CarolHB
Aug 9, 2016 6:52 PM CST
Hmmm... they might have them here too. Need to go there anyway, altho its my least favorite place to be. I usually just load up my on-line cart until I hit the free delivery $ and then order everything at once. But for the plants...
Can't complain too loud about how the ball bounces when I'm the one who dropped it.
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
Aug 10, 2016 8:02 AM CST
The roadsides here always have neat stuff growing...right now it happens to be Queen Anne's lace....

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Oh yes...I'm very happy with my latest dierama blooming....



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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."

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