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May 26, 2021 6:01 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Melaleuca viminalis

After the rain. Bees love it, too.
Most I've seen are crimson, but this one is a nice plum color, growing in a large pot. Its roots have grown through the drainage holes into the soil.


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May 26, 2021 6:59 PM CST
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The raindrops put on a nice finishing touch. There's always something new coming from your "neck of the woods".
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May 26, 2021 8:46 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Waycool banner Cal!
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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May 26, 2021 9:00 PM CST
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Pretty banner Cal!
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May 26, 2021 9:06 PM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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The raindrops and lighting are so beautiful! As Fleur said, you have lots of unusual plants and great photos. Smiling
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May 27, 2021 7:45 AM CST
Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Love the banner, Cal. Thumbs up
Wanting to see more full-sized photos of it, I searched the database for the binomial you supplied and ended up on this page
Callistemon viminalis subsp. viminalis
Oddly enough, it has no photos yet, and you seem to be just the man who could supply that deficiency! Smiling
I post high resolution photos (nature, travel, and other subjects) on smugmug
https://arctangent.smugmug.com...
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May 27, 2021 8:20 AM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Really nice creative banner Cal!
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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May 27, 2021 2:37 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Thank you everyone! All your comments, thumbs & acorns are very appreciated. Smiling

Plant info:
https://www.gardenia.net/plant...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/....

Here is a slideshow.

And a video of the bees on it as well, while a towhee complains I'm too close to their nest (I wasn't Rolling my eyes. ).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

@arctangent, thanks, I'll upload a pic to the DB. Thumbs up
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May 28, 2021 1:59 AM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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The slide show and video were great, Cal. The honeybees loved these flowers. Do you see hummers on them, too?
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May 28, 2021 10:41 AM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Thanks, Laurie. Smiling

I don't think the blooms make nectar for the hummers,
just pollen for the bees.

But just guessing. Haven't seen hummers on them yet.
I think hummers need blooms like salvia that have tube type
blooms.
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