Orchids forum: Show Us Your Garden 24, June 2012

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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Jun 2, 2012 4:13 PM CST
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Please join us for June.

'Tropical Depression'

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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jun 2, 2012 5:25 PM CST
I spent half the afternoon trying to get a picture of a swallow-tailed kite who was soaring overhead. Final tally is 7 pictures of the sky and 0 pictures of the bird. Grumbling

Yet another nice picture of a daylily, good start to June.

Jim
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jun 3, 2012 3:17 PM CST

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Yes, good start.
Jim that reminds of the time I tried to capture a whole bunch of Pennsylvania Bats exiting in full flight through a tiny crack - at sundown. No matter how hard I tried, I struck out. The light was of course dimming at that time of day and the Bats were fast. Bad combo!
In the meanwhile - those Bats were pretty much all wiped out, so I will never get another chance.
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Jun 3, 2012 3:36 PM CST
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it's certainly easier getting a butterfly to stand still!
lindsey
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Jun 3, 2012 4:29 PM CST
Beautiful!
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Jun 3, 2012 5:52 PM CST
I agree. Nice picture, Lindsey.

Jim
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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sugarcane
Jun 3, 2012 6:01 PM CST
just saw it on the way to the mailbox, kind of makes getting bills and junk mail
a little easier to swallow!
lindsey
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Jun 3, 2012 6:32 PM CST
..................Living in Luxury....................................................Christmas Celebration...........................................Tar and Feather...................


..................Christmas Celebration..........................................Crazy Ivan.............................................................Fairies Palace......................


...............................................................................................................................................................................Only Believe.......................
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..................Morning for Flamingos..........................................Spacecoast Hot Topic............................................Bodacious Bite....................


..................Frank Smith..................................................Semp Arachnoideum minor............................................Purple Many Faces..............
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..................Semp arachnoideum 'Robin'.................................Victorian Elegance..................................................Pink Super Spider.................
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.................Marked By Lydia.....................................................Queen of the Desert...............................................Salvia Black & Blue.................

Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Jun 3, 2012 6:47 PM CST
Wow, Janice, great show!
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Jun 4, 2012 6:33 PM CST
Thanks, Jim.

the weeds are having a field day, as well as the ticks, which had a nice feast on me! Crying
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
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Ursula
Jun 5, 2012 7:01 AM CST

Moderator

Ticks are surely no fun, but this is gorgeous!! Lovey dubby
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Jun 5, 2012 8:46 AM CST
Thank you, Ursula.

No they aren't! Due to a mild winter, their numbers are astronomical here. Angry
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Jun 8, 2012 11:22 AM CST
This is the pic of the day from Odessa. Hibiscus schizopetalus aka Japanese Lantern. Still raining off and on and the humidity is so high my camera lens keeps fogging up.

Jim
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Name: Ken
Fredericton, N.B. Canada
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Ironwood
Jun 8, 2012 9:21 PM CST
Janice, it looks like daylily heaven there, you sure have some beauties. Is there any concern about Lyme disease there from these ticks?

Love the feathers on your Hibiscus Jim.
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Jun 8, 2012 9:34 PM CST
Thanks, Ken!

Yes, Lyme disease is common here. Blinking Blinking

Mild winter, so their numbers are astronomical. Makes you want to stay inside!

Is Lyme up there in Canada?
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Jun 9, 2012 6:33 AM CST

Moderator

I Lovey dubby the Japanese Lantern!
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Jun 9, 2012 1:13 PM CST
I agree that is a very festive flower!
lindsey
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 10, 2012 11:24 AM CST
Gorgeous hib, Jim.

I have a few interesting things going. I made a big hanging basket for a Begonia Odorata Alba this spring. It has an "all white" theme. The variegated liriope was just for textural interest, and here it is blooming with a pretty little white flower looking sort of like lily of the valley. (doesn't smell nice, though, but the begonia is wonderfully fragrant)
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I'm a fool for odd flowers, and these corkscrew gingers (costus scabra) are a pretty striped variety I got on a trade.
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First time this year, I'm trying out Achimenes, aka Monkey Face pansy (I don't see it . . Shrug! ) I have 3 colors, but all the white ones seem to have fallen victim to the squirrels.


Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Jun 10, 2012 12:12 PM CST
Oh, love the Ginger, Elaine and what a special basket you made!! Hurray!
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Jun 10, 2012 3:36 PM CST
I agree Love the corkscrew ginger.

My Dwarf Poinciana is blooming.
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Speaking of hibiscus:
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Hydrangea:
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Duranta Golder Dewdrop flowers and fruit:
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Blue plumbago at the front corner of the house.
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Update on some fruit: Mango, pomegranate, passion fruit, avocado and papaya. No picture today but I'm still getting jaboticaba as well.
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Last is a picture of the tree bougainvillea which is the first thing everyone notices when they walk into the yard. That reminds me, last night I was watching TV when I noticed about 20 people in the back yard. It seems one of my neighbors was having a party and they decided they wanted to see the garden. So out I went in my jammies and gave them the nickle tour. To be fair, I had told my neighbor they could come visit the garden whenever they want but holy cow.
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It's really hot and steamy out today. A/C season has begun.

Jim

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