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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Apr 20, 2012 12:57 PM CST
I love the mock oranges...this is Natchez.
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Lost all my Lace Cacti the winter before last, so started over with smaller ones this year.


I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Apr 20, 2012 1:07 PM CST
I bought a mock orange about 5 years ago and I have yet to see it bloom in my garden, it was blooming when I bought it. Angry

I love your cactus bloom, so pretty.
Name: Carey
Austin, TX (Zone 8b)
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careyana
Apr 20, 2012 8:13 PM CST
Linda, that Mock Orange is beautiful. If my 'Canyon' variety looks half as good I'll be tickled to death. Lovey dubby
Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Apr 20, 2012 9:21 PM CST
My mock oranges bloom every spring, without being babied at all. I just wish they'd bloom twice a year.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Apr 21, 2012 8:23 AM CST

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I've been trying to ID mine, Linda. I know it probably came from the woods near Biloxi, MS, so is probably wild. A friend sent cuttings to me from there. Mine blooms in spring and again in fall, but with less blooms. It's big and floppy, but so pretty. Reminds me of dogwood (that I can't grow here).
Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Apr 21, 2012 9:30 AM CST
I have Rough-Leaf Dogwood, not as showy as the eastern one, but it's nice. That reminds me, one of those is suckering this year. Wonder if it would survive if I dug it up.
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I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Apr 21, 2012 10:27 AM CST

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That's really pretty!

It's probably an ideal time to transplant it. We're supposed to have a few more cool days and nights.
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Apr 23, 2012 5:30 AM CST

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Here's a couple of photos of my mock orange. It gets tall and floppy, but it reminds me of MS springtime. It blooms here again in fall when it gets a little cooler. Not a lot of blooms, but a nice surprise after the scorching summer.

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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
May 22, 2012 11:09 PM CST
I was working on trying some close-up pictures today. Baby steps...
Pigeonberry with the berries:

Purple Leatherflower:
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St. John's Wort:
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Turk's Cap bloom:
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Red Yucca, insects seem to be having lunch:


I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
May 23, 2012 6:43 AM CST

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So pretty ,espescially the leather flower!
Name: Anna
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canadanna
May 23, 2012 6:52 AM CST
I agree Keep 'em coming!
Name: Betsy
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piksihk
May 25, 2012 4:53 PM CST
My favorite one: gloriosa lily


pink plumeria
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pink tiger lily
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
May 25, 2012 6:11 PM CST

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Lovely flowers!
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Jun 4, 2012 8:11 AM CST

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We're having a garden tour here next Sunday. Guess what's decided to bloom this Sunday instead?



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Name: Carey
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careyana
Jun 4, 2012 4:34 PM CST
Well, you can take the picture, blow it up, and glue pieces onto the plant for next week?
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Jun 4, 2012 7:42 PM CST

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True, but a little creepy!
Name: Anna
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canadanna
Jun 6, 2012 8:41 PM CST
Isn't that so inconsiderate!
Name: Carey
Austin, TX (Zone 8b)
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careyana
Jun 8, 2012 5:32 PM CST
Sandi, my caladiums are popping out all over (heck, I even have a flower on one) so if you need some other color, let me know. They're all in clay pots and easy to move!
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Jun 8, 2012 10:29 PM CST

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That's sweet of you, Carey! I think I'm ready for Sunday. Tomorrow is pre-tour where the other people on the tour drop by the other gardens, since we'll all be busy on Sunday. The plumerias are blooming and lots of hibiscus, so I do have color, but I miss those brugs! It's going to be hot at 3 PM. A friend of the couple at the 3rd house is bringing 11 antique cars and a couple of motorcycles for us to see. I can't top that! I'll be doing well to serve drinks to everyone. Whistling
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Jun 9, 2012 9:15 AM CST
Hope your tour goes well Sandi!! Thumbs up

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