Orchids forum: Show Us Your Garden 22 (April 2012)

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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Apr 9, 2012 6:41 PM CST
We came from :

The thread "Show Us Your Garden 21 (March 2012)" in Orchids forum

Ok, Jim.

Here is a new thread just for you! Group hug

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A floofy noid....high on the floofometer
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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Apr 9, 2012 7:15 PM CST
A strange Lavender
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Thalia Daffs . The Salvia has surprised me this year. Stayed evergreen and bloomed so early.
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Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Apr 9, 2012 7:49 PM CST
So pretty! Light years ahead of New England. I am having my stone stairs fixed up today. http://forum.crazyorchidlady.com/content/my-new-stone-stairs
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Apr 9, 2012 7:49 PM CST

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So pretty! Lovey dubby
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Apr 9, 2012 7:54 PM CST
Thanks, Kathy and Ursula!

I love those steps!... and admire Stone masons and bricklayers! Lovey dubby
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Apr 9, 2012 8:06 PM CST
Ha! I was hoping the new thread would come with more lovely photos of your garden, Janice. It's just beautiful!

As promised, the jacaranda is in full bloom and all of the neighbors are stopping by to ask the name of the tree. I go through this every year so you would think they would know by now. Anyway, here she is.

Jim

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Apr 9, 2012 8:09 PM CST

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It is always a beauty!
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Apr 9, 2012 8:26 PM CST
Heavenly, Jim! Love the Palm, as you know. Lovey dubby
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Apr 10, 2012 2:59 PM CST
So pretty!
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Apr 12, 2012 1:19 PM CST
Jim, maybe you need to get the official signs that are seen at famous arboretums...with the name of each
exotic plant...or schedule tours, you might be able to get Master Gardener hours credited ( not that YOU need any!)
I'm very lucky that my MG group lets me take hours for the plants I grow for our annual sale!

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lindsey
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Apr 12, 2012 2:37 PM CST
Heavenly lindsey. iPhone excuse typing
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Apr 12, 2012 4:54 PM CST
Ok, back to a regular keyboard. Hate those teeny iphone keys.

Lindsey, what glorious photos.

The closeup of the Lily is really great!

Your garden is just bursting with beauty. Lovey dubby
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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sugarcane
Apr 12, 2012 5:03 PM CST
Thanks Janice! I wish I had more time off to enjoy it, some things are soooo fleeting.
lindsey
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
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Ursula
Apr 12, 2012 6:22 PM CST

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Nice colors, Lindsey! Pretty!
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Apr 15, 2012 12:53 PM CST
Lindsey, very nice show. Reference the plant signs, I already have them on most every major plant in my garden. Here is an example:
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As for inviting the hords to tramp through my yard, I'm too much of a perfectionist to do that. The garden would have to be in top shape all the time and as you know, gardens are always a work in progress. It would probably kill me. As for the volunteer hours, we are required to put in 35 hours a year and I average around 200. Between my library/garden club presentations, phone duty at the Extension office and help desk at plant festivals, I'm pretty busy. By the way, I'll be working the MG desk at the EPCOT International Plant Festival on May the 14th.

Jim

Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Apr 15, 2012 1:44 PM CST
Now for a walk around the yard:

Hibiscus were not damaged by winter chill so they are already in peak form.
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The purple garden and its centerpiece bougainvillea:
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Gardenias. Too bad I can't download the fragrance.
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Caladiums never went away all winter.
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Someone in her office gave my wife this croton as a desk plant up in Virginia. Now it is in the ground and 5 feet tall.
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Iochroma: It's a great hummer plant.
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Passaflora:
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Agave
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Mangos, Pomegranate and Avocado have all set fruit.
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My first crinum lily of the season.
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Yellow bells and golden cestrum:
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I have more but I'm tired and better post this before I lose it.

Jim
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Apr 15, 2012 1:47 PM CST
Oh, Jim, I can almost smell that Gardenia from here!!

Wow! The Iochroma is gorgeous and all the pretty fruits! Eden!! Lovey dubby

Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Apr 15, 2012 2:24 PM CST

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"Wow" is not sufficient looking at your show, Jim. The Hibiscus alone are in a class by themselves.
Gorgeous!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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sugarcane
Apr 15, 2012 4:31 PM CST
Yes, VERY cool hibiscus! The caladiums are too shabby either!
lindsey
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Apr 15, 2012 7:04 PM CST
I'm back after misting the orchids and cooking/eating dinner. Tonight's wine is especially tasty.

Thanks all for the nice words.

Here is what we call English dogwood but is also known as sweet mock orange. It grows in the shade and flowers in the spring.
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A couple of bromeliads. The first is a sun loving Aechmea blanchetiana and the second is an unnamed bloom.
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This is a Dortmund rose. I'm waiting for Janice to post a picture of one.
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Allamanda Cherries Jubilee also unhurt by frost is back up to speed.
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Rondelettia
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Finally, this little tree is known as a lucky nut tree. It has very nice yellow flowers followed by hard nuts. It is related to oleander so all parts are poisonous.
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Jim

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