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By tabbycat on Jun 18, 2018 4:32 PM, concerning plant: Night Blooming Jasmine (Cestrum nocturnum)

My 6' tall potted plant is in bloom now, June 2018. It bloomed for a month in April, then took a break to grow taller, and will do this several times through the year. I have it in a pot so I can bring it closer to my patio back door to enjoy the fragrance I find intoxicating at night. No diseases or bugs seem to bother it except an occasional snail after a rain that makes it up the pot to the leaves until I destroy it.

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By tabbycat on Jun 18, 2018 4:23 PM, concerning plant: Balsam (Impatiens balsamina)

My pretty rosy-pink volunteer plants that came up in April 2018 are 18 inches tall and in full bloom. They have spread through the flower bed all along a 6 foot wood fence that encloses my back yard. They are under tall ginger, the tall red and the white Star of Texas hibiscuses, climbing rose bushes, and even my cucumber vines I've trained up the fence. I love the accent they bring mixed in under tall plants.

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By tabbycat on Jun 18, 2018 3:53 PM, concerning plant: Abelmoschus sagittifolius

This little perennial is known by several names. I started with 'Lil Mischief' that is red. I also grow the yellow and pink varieties, 'Mellow Yellow' and 'Pacific Pink'. They only grow about 24" tall and wide with cute 3" to 4" flowers. They are very hardy here in zone 9, blooming almost year round. They drop seeds that produce volunteers as well as returning from roots in early spring. In 15 years mine have never been bothered by any disease or bugs. They bloom best in full sun with consistent watering, but can take dryer conditions when established.

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By tabbycat on Jun 18, 2018 2:29 PM, concerning plant: Hummingbird Sage (Salvia coccinea Summer Jewelâ„¢ Lavender)

I got seeds from Alana in Jan. 2017. They grew beautifully all summer into fall. I let them reseed naturally and they returned this spring and started blooming on June 1st. They grow at the base of a birdbath, mixed with the 'Summer Jewel' Red, White, and Pink I got as a seed mix in a seed swap here last November.

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By LindaTX8 on Jun 18, 2018 1:36 PM, concerning plant: Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum)

Noticed this article in the news, which led me to look up this scary and harmful invasive plant:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/g...

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By tabbycat on Jun 18, 2018 1:18 PM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Variegated Kwanso')

YaY! It's June and I have my first blooms on this, the only variegated daylily I have. The double flowers look just like my other Kwanso. I love the variegated leaves, which are quite long and will make a large mound in a few years. It's in the center of one of my beds because of its tall height of about 32 inches. My starter clump was from Alana (poisondartfrog), to whom I say "Thank You Very Much".

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By tabbycat on Jun 18, 2018 12:39 PM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Autumn Red')

It's mid-June and on time this mid-seasoner has started blooming. I got the plant as a freebie with an order from Gilbert Wild & Son in Spring 2017. Records say it's an old faithful variety from the 1940s.

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By Australis on Jun 17, 2018 11:00 PM, concerning plant: Lily (Lilium 'Tetra Black Beauty')

This is the tetraploid version of Lily (Lilium 'Black Beauty').

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By Australis on Jun 17, 2018 10:59 PM, concerning plant: Lily (Lilium x parkmanii 'Tetra Journey')

This is the colchicine-treated version of Lily (Lilium x parkmanii 'Journey's End').

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By Australis on Jun 17, 2018 10:50 PM, concerning plant: Lily (Lilium 'Pink Pearl Group')

This is mentioned only as a parent of Lily (Lilium Mabel Violet), but is probably a synonym for Lily (Lilium Pink Pearl Trumpets).

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By olga_batalov on Jun 17, 2018 9:54 PM, concerning plant: Pincushion Flower (Leucospermum 'Firefly')

Leucospermum, like other members of the Proteaceae family, will not tolerate the application of fertilizers or planting in soils that are high in phosphorus. Too high of a level will severely damage if not kill your plant. Typical bloom fertilizers will not work for plants of this family, since they generally have high phosphorus levels that would otherwise encourage flowering. Ideally, plant in virgin soil that has never had any fertilizer applied, amended with perlite or sand as necessary to increase drainage. Organic fertilizers such as kelp meal and alfalfa meal, both of which have (at most) trace levels of phosphorus, can be used at planting time; otherwise, no fertilizer is required or necessary for these plants to thrive.

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By olga_batalov on Jun 17, 2018 9:54 PM, concerning plant: Protea 'Red Baron'

Protea, like all members of the Proteaceae family, will not tolerate the application of fertilizers or planting in soils that are high in phosphorus. Too high of a level will severely damage if not kill your plant. Typical bloom fertilizers will not work for plants of this family, since they generally have high phosphorus levels that would otherwise encourage flowering. Ideally, plant in virgin soil that has never had any fertilizer applied, amended with perlite or sand as necessary to increase drainage. Organic fertilizers such as kelp meal and alfalfa meal, both of which have (at most) trace levels of phosphorus, can be used at planting time; otherwise, no fertilizer is required or necessary for these plants to thrive.

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By olga_batalov on Jun 17, 2018 9:53 PM, concerning plant: Protea 'Mini King'

Protea, like all members of the Proteaceae family, will not tolerate the application of fertilizers or planting in soils that are high in phosphorus. Too high of a level will severely damage if not kill your plant. Typical bloom fertilizers will not work for plants of this family, since they generally have high phosphorus levels that would otherwise encourage flowering. Ideally, plant in virgin soil that has never had any fertilizer applied, amended with perlite or sand as necessary to increase drainage. Organic fertilizers such as kelp meal and alfalfa meal, both of which have (at most) trace levels of phosphorus, can be used at planting time; otherwise, no fertilizer is required or necessary for these plants to thrive.

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By olga_batalov on Jun 17, 2018 9:53 PM, concerning plant: Protea 'Susara'

Protea, like all members of the Proteaceae family, will not tolerate the application of fertilizers or planting in soils that are high in phosphorus. Too high of a level will severely damage if not kill your plant. Typical bloom fertilizers will not work for plants of this family, since they generally have high phosphorus levels that would otherwise encourage flowering. Ideally, plant in virgin soil that has never had any fertilizer applied, amended with perlite or sand as necessary to increase drainage. Organic fertilizers such as kelp meal and alfalfa meal, both of which have (at most) trace levels of phosphorus, can be used at planting time; otherwise, no fertilizer is required or necessary for these plants to thrive.

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By olga_batalov on Jun 17, 2018 9:52 PM, concerning plant: Leucospermum 'High Gold'

Leucospermum , like other members of the Proteaceae family, will not tolerate the application of fertilizers or planting in soils that are high in phosphorus. Too high of a level will severely damage if not kill your plant. Typical bloom fertilizers will not work for plants of this family, since they generally have high phosphorus levels that would otherwise encourage flowering. Ideally, plant in virgin soil that has never had any fertilizer applied, amended with perlite or sand as necessary to increase drainage. Organic fertilizers such as kelp meal and alfalfa meal, both of which have (at most) trace levels of phosphorus, can be used at planting time; otherwise, no fertilizer is required or necessary for these plants to thrive.

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By olga_batalov on Jun 17, 2018 9:52 PM, concerning plant: Leucospermum 'Flame Giant'

Leucospermum , like other members of the Proteaceae family, will not tolerate the application of fertilizers or planting in soils that are high in phosphorus. Too high of a level will severely damage if not kill your plant. Typical bloom fertilizers will not work for plants of this family, since they generally have high phosphorus levels that would otherwise encourage flowering. Ideally, plant in virgin soil that has never had any fertilizer applied, amended with perlite or sand as necessary to increase drainage. Organic fertilizers such as kelp meal and alfalfa meal, both of which have (at most) trace levels of phosphorus, can be used at planting time; otherwise, no fertilizer is required or necessary for these plants to thrive.

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By olga_batalov on Jun 17, 2018 9:51 PM, concerning plant: Woolly Orange Banksia (Banksia victoriae)

Banksia, like other members of the Proteaceae family, will not tolerate the application of fertilizers or planting in soils that are high in phosphorus. Too high of a level will severely damage if not kill your plant. Typical bloom fertilizers will not work for plants of this family, since they generally have high phosphorus levels that would otherwise encourage flowering. Ideally, plant in virgin soil that has never had any fertilizer applied, amended with perlite or sand as necessary to increase drainage. Organic fertilizers such as kelp meal and alfalfa meal, both of which have (at most) trace levels of phosphorus, can be used at planting time; otherwise, no fertilizer is required or necessary for these plants to thrive.

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By olga_batalov on Jun 17, 2018 9:51 PM, concerning plant: Grevillea 'Kings Rainbow'

Grevillea, like other members of the Proteaceae family, will not tolerate the application of fertilizers or planting in soils that are high in phosphorus. Too high of a level will severely damage if not kill your plant. Typical bloom fertilizers will not work for plants of this family, since they generally have high phosphorus levels that would otherwise encourage flowering. Ideally, plant in virgin soil that has never had any fertilizer applied, amended with perlite or sand as necessary to increase drainage. Organic fertilizers such as kelp meal and alfalfa meal, both of which have (at most) trace levels of phosphorus, can be used at planting time; otherwise, no fertilizer is required or necessary for these plants to thrive.

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By olga_batalov on Jun 17, 2018 9:51 PM, concerning plant: Grevillea 'Moonlight'

Grevillea, like other members of the Proteaceae family, will not tolerate the application of fertilizers or planting in soils that are high in phosphorus. Too high of a level will severely damage if not kill your plant. Typical bloom fertilizers will not work for plants of this family, since they generally have high phosphorus levels that would otherwise encourage flowering. Ideally, plant in virgin soil that has never had any fertilizer applied, amended with perlite or sand as necessary to increase drainage. Organic fertilizers such as kelp meal and alfalfa meal, both of which have (at most) trace levels of phosphorus, can be used at planting time; otherwise, no fertilizer is required or necessary for these plants to thrive.

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By olga_batalov on Jun 17, 2018 9:51 PM, concerning plant: Grevillea 'Ned Kelly'

Grevillea, like other members of the Proteaceae family, will not tolerate the application of fertilizers or planting in soils that are high in phosphorus. Too high of a level will severely damage if not kill your plant. Typical bloom fertilizers will not work for plants of this family, since they generally have high phosphorus levels that would otherwise encourage flowering. Ideally, plant in virgin soil that has never had any fertilizer applied, amended with perlite or sand as necessary to increase drainage. Organic fertilizers such as kelp meal and alfalfa meal, both of which have (at most) trace levels of phosphorus, can be used at planting time; otherwise, no fertilizer is required or necessary for these plants to thrive.

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