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By Bonehead on Oct 20, 2017 8:54 PM, concerning plant: Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Yezo Nishiki')

This maple absolutely glows in the fall, a real head turner. I posted a picture but it really doesn't do it justice. Wish I was a better photographer!

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By Bonehead on Oct 19, 2017 9:20 AM, concerning plant: Pathfinder (Adenocaulon bicolor)

Native in the Pacific Northwest on both sides of the Cascade Range in Washington, British Columbia, south to California, east through the Rockies to Wisconsin and Ontario. Found in moist, shady woods at low to mid elevations. The crushed leaves have been used as a poultice. If you walk through a patch of pathfinder, the silvery undersides of the leaves turned over by your feet will show you the way home.

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By Australis on Oct 19, 2017 1:13 AM, concerning plant: Master's Cymbidium (Cymbidium mastersii 'Supremo')

This is a known tetraploid and the best clone of the species produced by Royale Orchids to date.

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By Australis on Oct 19, 2017 12:42 AM, concerning plant: Orchid (Cymbidium 'Summer Perfume')

Like Orchid (Cymbidium 'Feast'), this is not a registered grex and the few photos online seem to indicate that a single clone is sold under this name. It is another frequently imported from Asia. A few comments online seem to suggest that it may be related to Cym. ensifolium.

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By Australis on Oct 18, 2017 7:58 PM, concerning plant: Orchid (Cymbidium erythraeum 'Lois')

This is a known alba form of the species.

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By Australis on Oct 18, 2017 7:49 PM, concerning plant: Orchid (Cymbidium erythrostylum 'Blumen Insel')

This is a diploid alba clone of the species and has been selfed, so is known to be fertile.

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By Australis on Oct 18, 2017 7:44 PM, concerning plant: Orchid (Cymbidium tracyanum 'Tetra Royale')

Another tetraploid (4N) clone of the species owned by Royale Orchids in NSW, Australia.

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By TBGDN on Oct 18, 2017 2:54 PM, concerning plant: Mockernut (Carya alba)

At this time of year leaves of this hickory are brilliant in shades of golden yellow. Although not suitable for landscape trees they are gorgeous in natural wooded settings among mature species of other trees. My only tree was damaged by age and storms and had to be removed a few years back. I decided against replacing it because of the massive volume of hickory nuts produced in autumn. In natural wooded areas they are great for encouraging wildlife.

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By Australis on Oct 18, 2017 6:19 AM, concerning plant: Ivory-Colored Cymbidium (Cymbidium eburneum 'Darch')

This plant is one of Ezi-Gro's diploid breeding plants.

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By Australis on Oct 18, 2017 6:15 AM, concerning plant: Devon's Cymbidium (Cymbidium devonianum 'His & Hers')

This is a known diploid (2N) and was used by New Horizon Orchids to make a triploid version of Cym. Devon Eruption.

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By Australis on Oct 18, 2017 6:12 AM, concerning plant: Orchid (Cymbidium Sweet Eruption 'New Horizon')

This plant is a known tetraploid (4N).

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By greene on Oct 17, 2017 4:26 PM, concerning plant: Winter's Sunflower (Helianthus winteri)

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By Baja_Costero on Oct 17, 2017 3:01 PM, concerning plant: Mountain Grass (Kleinia neriifolia)

Large, much-branched succulent shrub with glaucous, sausage-like stems and narrow, summer-deciduous green leaves. Very seasonal growth pattern (winter grower, summer dormant). Probably best suited to mild Mediterranean (winter rainfall) climates. Potentially a large plant in the ground. The amount of branching is variable. A wide-leafed natural form called ovatifolia branches a lot.

Propagate from stem cuttings in fall. Provide strong light for best form and stability. Water regularly (general succulent care) from fall through spring (and summer, in mild climates). Provide good drainage and ample space in containers.

From the Canary Islands, where it may be easily confused with native Euphorbias (but unlike them, does not exude a dangerous sap).

Formerly known as Senecio kleinia.

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By Baja_Costero on Oct 17, 2017 1:38 PM, concerning plant: Pachypodium (Pachypodium brevicaule)

The lowest and weirdest of the Pachypodiums, from Madagascar. This caudiciform succulent grows as a fat, low, amorphous blob with spines and deciduous leaves at the growth points. May reach about 3 feet wide in old age, rarely over a third that size in cultivation. Usually yellow flowers, though a white-flowered version (leucoxanthum) does exist. Susceptible to rot on its own roots but much easier and likely a longer lived plant when grafted onto lamerei or geayi. Very seasonal growth pattern.

Not a beginner Pachypodium. Requires warm temperatures, strong light, excellent drainage, and attention to watering. Water more in summer, especially when it's warm, and less in winter. Avoid letting the soil go completely dry.

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By m33jones2 on Oct 17, 2017 12:31 PM, concerning plant: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Brandywine, Red Potato Leaf')

I have read that tomatoes start turning their color from the blossom end. These don't. They almost always start from one side and closer to the top.

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By Australis on Oct 17, 2017 4:33 AM, concerning plant: Orchid (Cymbidium Valerie Absolonova 'Ruby Lip')

This is almost certainly a triploid from the Milton Carpenter strain and is offerred by Lyttle Orchid Clones here in Australia. The seller describes it as having some warmth tolerance.

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By Sequoiadendron4 on Oct 16, 2017 8:00 PM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Ninja Knight')

Stunning color in the morning, but blooms fade by the time I come home from work around 4:30. Get your pictures before the sun beats them to death.

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By farmerdill on Oct 16, 2017 5:41 PM, concerning plant: Chinese Cabbage (Brassica rapa subsp. pekinensis 'Optiko')

An excellent early (60 day) hybrid from Bejo. Good disease package and high resistance to bolting. Can be used for both spring and fall plantings. Does well here.

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By greene on Oct 16, 2017 9:18 AM, concerning plant: Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi)

The fruit of this plant is sometimes used to expel intestinal worms in humans - Ayurvedic medicine.

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By Australis on Oct 16, 2017 4:49 AM, concerning plant: Orchid (Cymbidium Happy Lambert 'Torch')

This plant is a known diploid.

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