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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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By Australis on Oct 16, 2017 4:46 AM, concerning plant: Orchid (Cymbidium Happy Lambert 'Firefall')

This plant is a known diploid.

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By plantmanager on Oct 15, 2017 1:09 PM, concerning plant: Crossandra 'Apricot Sun'

I have been growing this plant in my greenhouse for 2 years now. This Crossandra is amazingly disease and insect resistant. It has grown quite quickly, and is in bloom all year. I'm going to see if I can grow more of them from seed.

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By dayliliesrthebest on Oct 15, 2017 11:27 AM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Rognvaldursson')

I would also like to obtain this daylily Rognvaldursson. Please add me to the want list.

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By beaumbra001 on Oct 15, 2017 10:44 AM, concerning plant: Carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus 'Danvers Half Long')

I grew this variety for the first time this year. It grew very well in fairly sandy soil. The taste was mediocre; certainly better than store bought carrots but I think there are many better varieties out there!

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By Sequoiadendron4 on Oct 14, 2017 6:38 AM, concerning plant: Firethorn (Pyracantha 'Mohave')

If someone told me five years ago how bad of an idea it'd be to plant a pyracantha hedge, I wouldn't have planted it. The plants are beautiful and berry heavy. They are strong growers too. The only downside is scab. Scab is a fungal affliction that produces black sooty spots on the leaves and berries. On the leaves it's not really detrimental. Affected leaves fall off but are replaced at a faster pace so it's not noticeable. The berries get totally trashed by scab, which stinks because that's the main reason to grow the shrub. Birds don't eat the scabbed berries. To prevent this, one must spray the entire plant every 7-10 days with fungicide from the time of leaf emergence until the flowers are spent. That's a tall order for 60' of shrubs that are 8-10' tall. So in conclusion, this is a nice plant for a specimen or two but probably not the best hedge.

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By ScotTi on Oct 13, 2017 5:05 PM, concerning plant: XVriecantarea 'Julietta'

XVriecantarea 'Julietta' ( formerly Alcantarea 'Julietta') makes for a great large specimen in a pot or the landscape with its purple red coloring with a 5'-6' spread.
Hybridized by David Fell of Hawaii

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By Australis on Oct 13, 2017 4:45 AM, concerning plant: Orchid (Cymbidium Templestowe's Charm 'Julie')

First public showing was the Cymbidium Orchid Society of Victoria (COSV) Spring Show in September 2017. This was from a remake of the grex, not the original crossing some 10 years earlier.

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By Australis on Oct 13, 2017 4:45 AM, concerning plant: Orchid (Cymbidium Templestowe's Charm 'Nicole')

First public showing was the Cymbidium Orchid Society of Victoria (COSV) Spring Show in September 2017.

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By Australis on Oct 12, 2017 9:13 PM, concerning plant: Cymbidium (Cymbidium tracyanum 'New Start')

This is a known tetraploid owned by Royale Orchids (NSW, Australia) that is descended from Andy Easton's tracyanum lines.

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By membar on Oct 12, 2017 4:51 PM, concerning plant: Wild Muskmelon (Cucumis melo var. dudaim)

Hi!

I am looking for where to buy dudaim melons for consumption. I live in New York city. Can anyone help?I am also open to delivery by mail.

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By ScotTi on Oct 12, 2017 12:29 PM, concerning plant: Bromeliad (Androlepis skinneri)

Androlepis skinneri is native to Central America and southern Mexico. It is a popular large-growing terrestrial Bromeliad that can be grown in full sun conditions, where it will produce a intense red color. This is one of the few dioecious Bromeliads.

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By Australis on Oct 12, 2017 3:54 AM, concerning plant: Orchid (Cymbidium Death Wish)

This grex and its offspring (i.e. Orchid (Cymbidium Arachnid)) seem more susceptible to frosts than most cool-growing Cymbidiums. A number of members of the Cymbidium Orchid Society of Victoria had plants damaged by a -1°C frost during this recent winter.

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By Australis on Oct 11, 2017 9:57 PM, concerning plant: Splendid Cymbidium (Cymbidium insigne)

It is worth noting that there are actually several white forms of this species. The first, often referred to as Cym. insigne var. album, is white but is not actually a true alba (i.e. it still produces anthocyanins).

A true alba (which despite the bad Latin is usually referred to as "insigne alba" to differentiate itself from the earlier white strain) has been in use for several decades and more recently, another alba form has been discovered in the wild and may be introduced into cultivation.

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By TBGDN on Oct 11, 2017 9:06 AM, concerning plant: Wilson's English Ivy (Hedera helix 'Wilsonii')

Wilson's English Ivy is cold hardy in Zones 5a/b, but may still be damaged somewhat in harsh winters or in exposed locations. I bought this cultivar in a "10-pack" with the express purpose of introducing it to climb on large mature oak trees. It has, after many years, done that real well, and has covered the trunks of two large trees up to a height of 20-25 feet. It has also withstood winter temperatures down to -20F with bone-chilling winds with no major damage. It can spread out at the base of trees and grow into grass. However, a shovel can be used to keep lateral growth in check around the tree base. Foliage is attractive year round, but is a fresh dark green in summer months.

I originally posted these comments at Dave's Garden back on March 11, 2006 when Dave & Trish were still at the helm over there. While taking some pictures this morning I realized there was no entry for me at NGA. Therefore I went out and took a few close up photos of the leaves and vines. I will post them here on October 11, 2017; 11 years after my original post at DG.

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By frahnzone5 on Oct 9, 2017 7:39 PM, concerning plant: Coral Bells (Heuchera villosa 'Citronelle')

This cultivar has been a consistent performer in my zone 5 garden. Beautiful, bright yellow-green foliage color all season long. I find it is best sited in part shade with protection from afternoon sun.

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By Pistil on Oct 8, 2017 10:25 PM, concerning plant: California Fuchsia (Epilobium septentrionale 'Select Mattole')

I planted this two years ago and it is terrific. This variety is a "Great Plant Pick" for the Pacific Northwest, but I worried my clay might be a problem. I put it in full sun on a slope in some rocks in my horrid clay soil. It blooms for at least 4 months nonstop, and the Hummingbirds like it. I water it about once every month when it does not rain, but it never wilts or seems to suffer (It's from California, after all). I have not seen any seedlings, and it is a clumper not a runner. It emerges late in the spring.

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