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Oct 9, 2021 6:01 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
¡Una fiesta de color!

Caesalpinia mexicana, aka "Mexican Bird of Paradise"


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Oct 9, 2021 6:42 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Great banner Cal!
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Oct 9, 2021 6:44 PM CST

Salvias Region: United States of America Cactus and Succulents Vegetable Grower Hibiscus Foliage Fan
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I love it when our desert plants are featured here at NGA!

¡Muy buen color!
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Oct 9, 2021 11:55 PM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Beautiful colors and lighting--the banner just glows!
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Oct 10, 2021 8:42 AM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
We just started growing this wonderful plant a few years ago
after seeing it growing wild in nearby Pauma Valley.
Easy care, drought tolerant, bees love it. Thumbs up

A few images from the slideshows.
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Slideshow #1 (fade in/out)

Slideshow #2 (Ken Burns version)

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Oct 10, 2021 9:53 AM CST

Salvias Region: United States of America Cactus and Succulents Vegetable Grower Hibiscus Foliage Fan
Tropicals Bookworm Region: Arizona Morning Glories Container Gardener Aroids
We have a lot of this plant where I live, and I personally have many seedlings of it.
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Oct 10, 2021 10:34 AM CST
Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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I guessed wrong about the plant identity, but I'm not sorry to be re-introduced to this one. It's stunning. I love the 'perks' that come with your banners (slideshows, videos, links to more info). They put the rest of us to shame. I tip my hat to you. Hurray!
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Oct 10, 2021 10:53 AM CST

Great photos Cal. Best that I have seen. Slide show- how cool is that? I looked it up on the database. Could maybe use a few of your pics there as they seem to represent the plant well. Wish I could grow something like that up here. We have a marshland 'popping plant' that has small orchid like flowers which develop into a seed pod that bursts with the slightest touch, throwing the seeds several feet.
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Oct 10, 2021 11:54 AM CST

Salvias Region: United States of America Cactus and Succulents Vegetable Grower Hibiscus Foliage Fan
Tropicals Bookworm Region: Arizona Morning Glories Container Gardener Aroids
MNdigger said:Great photos Cal. Best that I have seen. Slide show- how cool is that? I looked it up on the database. Could maybe use a few of your pics there as they seem to represent the plant well. Wish I could grow something like that up here. We have a marshland 'popping plant' that has small orchid like flowers which develop into a seed pod that bursts with the slightest touch, throwing the seeds several feet.


Impatiens maybe?
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Oct 10, 2021 5:29 PM CST
Zone 5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
A brilliant banner of fiery colors. Great photos and slide shows.
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Oct 10, 2021 5:30 PM CST
Northern NJ (Zone 6b)
One of my favorite banners!
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Oct 10, 2021 9:27 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Thank you everyone for all your nice comments, acorns & thumbs! Smiling
Very happy you enjoy the images, and hope you will try the plant.....it's pretty
widespread. Can keep it in a pot, and protect from winter, too. Thumbs up
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Oct 11, 2021 11:29 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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EscondidoCal said:We just started growing this wonderful plant a few years ago
after seeing it growing wild in nearby Pauma Valley.
Easy care, drought tolerant, bees love it. Thumbs up

A few images from the slideshows.
Thumb of 2021-10-10/EscondidoCal/ac8942 Thumb of 2021-10-10/EscondidoCal/d42548 Thumb of 2021-10-10/EscondidoCal/bfb581Slideshow #1 (fade in/out)Slideshow #2 (Ken Burns version)
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WOW!!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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