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By Australis on Oct 7, 2017 7:36 AM, concerning plant: Orchid (Cymbidium Diane De Langhe)

The hybridiser, Andy Easton, describes this grex as effectively being a miniature and better Cym. tracyanum, as the plants are smaller and the blooms last approximately twice as long as the species whilst maintaining a shape similar to that of tracyanum. All plants originating from the original NHO cross were tetraploid albas.

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By Baja_Costero on Oct 6, 2017 9:13 PM, concerning plant: Kudu Lily (Pachypodium saundersii)

Shrubby caudiciform succulent with a fat body and narrow, spreading, spiny branches. Deciduous leaves appear toward the end of the branches. Can be spectacular in old age. White flowers in late summer, tinged with purple/pink. From South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe.

Seasonal growth pattern features a summer growth spurt and winter dormancy, though some leaves may be retained through the winter in mild climates. Water more frequently in summer. Does not like cold (below 45-50°F), wet winters. Potentially a large plant (body to 3 feet wide), and stunted by underpotting. Responds well to pruning. Best form with very strong light (full sun in mild climates).

Formerly known as P. lealii saundersii, and closely related to P. lealii (from Namibia and Angola), a larger shrub or tree with a bottle shaped stem and pubescent leaves.

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By Australis on Oct 6, 2017 5:51 PM, concerning plant: Orchid (Calanthe 'Kojima Green')

This is an unregistered hybrid created by Japanese hybridiser Mr. Kojima. Parentage is unknown.

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By Australis on Oct 6, 2017 5:51 PM, concerning plant: Orchid (Calanthe 'Kojima Pink')

This is an unregistered hybrid created by Japanese hybridiser Mr. Kojima. Parentage is unknown.

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By Australis on Oct 6, 2017 5:51 PM, concerning plant: Orchid (Calanthe 'Kojima Purple')

This is an unregistered hybrid created by Japanese hybridiser Mr. Kojima. Parentage is unknown.

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By Australis on Oct 6, 2017 5:51 PM, concerning plant: Orchid (Calanthe 'Kojima White')

This is an unregistered hybrid created by Japanese hybridiser Mr. Kojima. Parentage is unknown.

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By Australis on Oct 6, 2017 5:51 PM, concerning plant: Orchid (Calanthe 'Kojima Yellow')

This is an unregistered hybrid created by Japanese hybridiser Mr. Kojima. Parentage is unknown.

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By Australis on Oct 6, 2017 5:47 PM, concerning plant: Orchid (Calanthe 'Kojima Red')

This is an unregistered hybrid. Parentage information came from the Keeping It Green Nursery website.

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By Australis on Oct 5, 2017 4:43 PM, concerning plant: Orchid (Cymbidium Hugh Gordon)

Whilst this is registered as aloifolium X parishii, NHO's version of this grex was made using Cym. sanderae whilst it was still known as Cym parishii 'Sanderae'. It is unclear if other versions of the grex exist using Cym. parishii.

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By csandt on Oct 5, 2017 11:45 AM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Third Witch')

In its first season in my garden, Third Witch bloomed from June 26 through August 14. It is lovely, especially planted near yellow-green daylilies that complement its green throat.

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By Lucywebre04 on Oct 5, 2017 11:21 AM, concerning plant: Confederate Rose (Hibiscus mutabilis)

I have a Confederate Rose tree that has about 15 buds on the top for two weeks and it's not blooming

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By Weeder on Oct 5, 2017 11:19 AM, concerning plant: Marijuana (Cannabis sativa subsp. sativa)

I think Cannabis sativa plants are so interesting and i'm investing more time and effort trying to develop these plant experiments. I got a lot of seeds lately and I'm trying to figure out these plants. Still in first stages so far, and I think you can grow sativa plants indoors with decent requirements and investment.

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By BradKY on Oct 4, 2017 7:53 AM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Smoky Mountain Autumn')

One of my favorite daylilies; such a great blend of colors. Usually a coral-rose blend. It can vary, but the picture I posted is the most common color combination that I get, and my favorite.

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By Australis on Oct 4, 2017 4:20 AM, concerning plant: Orchid (Cymbidium Penguin)

Cym. simulans and Cym. pendulum are now considered to be synonyms of Aloe-Leafed Cymbidium Orchid (Cymbidium aloifolium), which gives Penguin precedence over the later registrations of Orchid (Cymbidium Alcor) and Kintoki. However, the RHS still refers to all three as separate grexes (much like registered Cym. iansonii hybrids) and Cym. simulans behaves somewhat differently from the type, so Alcor has been given a separate entry in this case.

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By Australis on Oct 4, 2017 4:18 AM, concerning plant: Orchid (Cymbidium Alcor)

Cym. simulans and Cym. pendulum are now considered to be synonyms of Aloe-Leafed Cymbidium Orchid (Cymbidium aloifolium), which gives Orchid (Cymbidium Penguin) precedence over the later registrations of Alcor and Kintoki. However, the RHS still refers to all three as separate grexes (much like registered Cym. iansonii hybrids) and Cym. simulans behaves somewhat differently from the type, so Alcor has been given a separate entry in this case.

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By AndreaD on Oct 3, 2017 9:40 PM, concerning plant: Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Drinks at Sunset')

Very vigorous grower and reliable bloomer. Gorgeous color.

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By Baja_Costero on Oct 3, 2017 6:02 PM, concerning plant: Pachypodium (Pachypodium succulentum)

One of two similar-looking Pachypodiums which grow a buried caudex, often lifted after several years for display. Mature plants can be spectacular. Both species grow skinny above-ground stems as well, armed with spines and bearing leaves toward the end. Easily controlled with pruning. Protect the caudex from direct sun after lifting it to avoid scarring.

Flowers, borne at various times of year, have a pinwheel shape rather than the bell-like shape of P. bispinosum. Otherwise the two species are not easy to tell apart. There are also hybrids with intermediate flowers. Widely distributed in western South Africa, partially overlapping in distribution with P. bispinosum.

One parent of Pachypodium "Arid Lands", a hybrid with P. namaquanum.

The plant formerly known as P. griquense is a small-flowered form of P. succulentum.

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By Baja_Costero on Oct 3, 2017 5:54 PM, concerning plant: Pachypodium (Pachypodium bispinosum)

One of two similar-looking Pachypodiums which grow a buried caudex, often lifted after several years for display. Mature plants can be spectacular. Both species grow skinny above-ground stems as well, armed with spines and bearing leaves toward the end. Easily controlled with pruning. Protect the caudex from direct sun after lifting it to avoid scarring.

Flowers, borne at various times of year, are bell-like instead of the pinwheel configuration of P. succulentum. Otherwise the two species are not easy to tell apart. There are also hybrids with intermediate flowers. From the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, overlapping in distribution with P. succulentum (which also grows elsewhere).

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By bxncbx on Oct 3, 2017 5:43 PM, concerning plant: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Big Rainbow')

Huge bicolor fruits! One slice is perfect for even larger slices of bread. Very meaty and juicy. I recommend leaving them on the vine until more red color shows for best flavor. If you do, best to use them within a day or so.

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By Pistil on Oct 3, 2017 1:54 PM, concerning plant: Sutherland Hebe (Veronica pinguifolia 'Sutherlandii')

Very hardy in Seattle area, steadily grows outward but can be pruned. Completely trouble free. Smothers weeds. Flowers are white, not showy against the light green foliage..

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