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By Meredith79 on Aug 18, 2017 7:55 AM, concerning plant: Tigertongue (Opuntia 'Ellisiana')

Purchased one from a local Nursery, I thought I was buying Eastern Prickly Pear (Opuntia humifusa) which looked similar in my memory.
Upon entering it I see no references to it being hardy in Zone 5 so we shall see.
Tag Info Says:
Hardiness Zone 5 (-20°F) to Zone 8 (10°F)
Exposure: Full Sun
Height: 24" (61 cm) tall
Spacing: 12" (30 cm) apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer
Water Needs: Requires excellent drainage, drought tolerant.
Striking Yellowish-orange flowers attract butterflies to the garden. The evergreen pads of this variety are nearly thornless. A beautiful and novel choice for dry rock gardens, stone walls and perennial gardens. Thrives in poor soils; will spread considerably in ideal conditions.

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By farmerdill on Aug 17, 2017 5:48 PM, concerning plant: Sweet Pepper (Capsicum anuum 'Golden Horn')

Large plant, currently 3 ft tall. Longer DTM than Giant Marconi and less productive. Seems more susceptible to soft rot which appeared early but has subsided with later set. It is pretty, but otherwise has little going for it under my conditions.

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By farmerdill on Aug 17, 2017 5:36 PM, concerning plant: Winter Squash (Cucurbita pepo 'Autumn Delight')

Autumn Delight is a good dark-green acorn squash. Outperformed Black Belota and Taybelle under my conditions. Large (6-7 inch fruits) on semi-bush plant.

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By farmerdill on Aug 17, 2017 11:46 AM, concerning plant: Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus 'Candle Fire')

Early and prolific best describes this variety. Both the plant and the pods are quite decorative. Red okra varieties do not normally produce well for me, but this one is exceptional. It is a velvet type and excellent quality, holds almost as long as Emerald. About two weeks earlier than Emerald and matches or exceeds in production. Smaller plant ( 4-5 ft).

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By Australis on Aug 17, 2017 2:47 AM, concerning plant: Orchid (Zelenkocidium Calico Gem 'Green Valley')

This particular clone is reported to change colour as it ages. Initially blooms open with a near-white lip and centre, then change to pink over time. The depth of the pink seems to be dependent on environment.

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By Baja_Costero on Aug 15, 2017 10:07 PM, concerning plant: Tequila Agave (Agave tequilana)

The classic blue agave used to make tequila, whose production is limited to certain areas of Mexico.

A large plant with straight, erect leaves to 4-6 feet tall, eventually growing the short stem, or "piña", which is harvested for fermentation. Color mostly varies from glaucous blue-gray to gray-green, sometimes with cross banding. Offsets regularly via rhizomes and will form clumps if allowed to do so. May require some overhead protection in the low desert, otherwise thrives in full sun. May be somewhat frost sensitive. Very similar to the related A. angustifolia, which may be difficult to resolve.

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By Baja_Costero on Aug 15, 2017 1:15 PM, concerning plant: Wicken's Aloe (Aloe wickensii)

Greenish South African aloe, usually solitary, with a medium sized rosette of incurved leaves and 3-4 branched inflorescences with bicolored flowers (usually red opening to yellow, but sometimes all yellow). Leaves turn grayish green to brown and close in with stress and drought. Closely related to A. pienaarii and A. cryptopoda, may also be confused with A. lutescens.

There has been some discussion as to whether wickensii should be merged with cryptopoda, which has a nonoverlapping range (Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique). Aloe wickensii can be distinguished from cryptopoda by its larger overall size, more highly branched inflorescences, larger and differently shaped floral bracts, and different flower color. It can be distinguished from the related A. lutescens, which also makes bicolored flowers, by its usually solitary habit (lutescens normally offsets), shorter racemes, and brighter yellow flowers.

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By kreemoweet on Aug 15, 2017 10:52 AM, concerning plant: Perennial Honesty (Lunaria rediviva)

Germination of seed of this species can take quite some time. I gave up on these after holding seeds outdoors in 4-in pots for 2-3 yrs, and dumped them all into a large common pot, also outdoors. Early the next spring, I found numerous seedlings emerging. Almost mistook for the nearly identical L. annua seedlings, which I have everywhere from a neighbor's plantings. The source of the L. rediviva seed was either JLHudsonSeedsman or Jelitto Perennial Seed, or possibly a mix of both.

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By Australis on Aug 15, 2017 4:12 AM, concerning plant: Orchid (Rhynchobrassoleya Quenepa)

The tepals on this grex turn bright yellow as the blooms age.

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By farmerdill on Aug 14, 2017 6:26 PM, concerning plant: Carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus 'Purple Haze')

A purple skin imperator type that produces well here. Orange interior. Taste is nothing to write home about.

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By sallyg on Aug 14, 2017 5:56 AM, concerning plant: Peanut Butter Shrub (Clerodendrum trichotomum)

My shrub is about five years old now, and loaded with flowers. It does have a wonderful fragrance, bloom lasts a number of weeks. I've seen multiple Humming birds around it many evenings, butterflies as well. The form (so far) is wide and spreading, so give it room. This year I have a ton of seedlings underneath. it may be best to keep it mulched and only have spring bulbs underneath, so you can easily keep up with seedlings and suckers. After flowers it has beautiful purple and pink berry clusters. Leaves emerge late in spring, don't panic when it is bare as many other things leaf out.

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By BetNC on Aug 13, 2017 8:32 PM, concerning plant: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Legend')

This is a very productive plant with tasty fruit. It had a definite flush in mid-July, petering down to mid-Aug. I was very pleased and plan to continue growing it!

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By BetNC on Aug 13, 2017 6:48 PM, concerning plant: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Defiant PhR')

Two plants were grown in different containers for a direct comparison; after harvesting fruit, there was no discernible difference! Both were productive, with uniform, round and pretty fruits that were very tasty. I will definitely grow this variety again (in an Earthbox).

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By kousa on Aug 13, 2017 4:38 PM, concerning plant: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Black Beauty')

This tomato tends to crack for me. Also the flavor is not as good as Purple Cherokee. The plant also is a low yielder compared to Purple Cherokee.

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By farmerdill on Aug 13, 2017 1:42 PM, concerning plant: Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus 'Yellow Tendersweet')

A very good yellow fleshed melon in the 30 lb class. I prefer the orange flesh version but this one is good. Productive. Been growing it off and on since the 60's. Elongated melon, medium green with dark green stripes virtually identical to Orange Flesh Tendersweet except flesh is light yellow and less intense flavor..

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By ScotTi on Aug 13, 2017 8:04 AM, concerning plant: Croton (Codiaeum variegatum 'Ram's Horn')

Original name 'Volutum', better known today as 'Ram's Horn'.

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By poisondartfrog on Aug 13, 2017 7:07 AM, concerning plant: Marble Vine (Diplocyclos palmatus)

Palmate foliage is pretty and not as delicate as it looks, climbing vigorously once established and scrambling up a support or tree. Tendrils wrap around supports but are not heavy enough or tenacious enough to cause damage. I grew some in a hanging pot under a deciduous tree and they seem to co-exist nicely. The example in the ground has grown taller and more vigorously than the potted one and with larger leaves, even though direct sown much later. The flowers are nondescript but the colorful fruits are very attractive and so is the foliage. They have done equally well in mostly shade and half-day shade. Fruit is not edible.

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By Freejesh on Aug 12, 2017 11:24 PM, concerning plant: Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia)

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By DogsNDaylilies on Aug 12, 2017 2:31 PM, concerning plant: Long Strap Fern (Campyloneurum phyllitidis)

My local botanical garden had this displayed with a label that gave the common name as "Ribbon Fern". (To confirm, the official name was listed as "polypodium phyllitidis".)

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By bxncbx on Aug 12, 2017 10:39 AM, concerning plant: Busy Lizzy (Impatiens walleriana 'Tempo Cherry Butterfly')

I grew this plant this year and am very pleased with it. Flowers constantly. Has not had any problem with powdery mildew at all. As of early August the plant has formed a nice clump in full shade.

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