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May 1, 2015 8:00 AM CST
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Bookworm Charter ATP Member Region: California Hummingbirder Orchids Plant Identifier
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
I got a bunch of pictures to start off May.

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Epiphyllum Stern Von Earlow, Epi. Crenatum, Epi. Courante, Pink Epi.

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Tall purple Alstromeria, Dwarf Alstromeria, Hydrangea just starting to bloom, Gerbera daisy



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Pentas/lobelia, Hesperaloe 'Brake light',
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May 1, 2015 8:16 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
Gorgeous...wonderful way to celebrate Spring heading into Summer!
I have Mexican Feather Grass blooming (nasella tenuissima). What? It's 'bloom'.....
I can't choose between the grasses as to a favorite, but this one is around the top of the list....and when backlit? Wow!

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It's often breezy to windy here and this really brings the grasses to life.....swaying...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
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May 1, 2015 8:27 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Bookworm Charter ATP Member Region: California Hummingbirder Orchids Plant Identifier
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
more
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Mandevilla, Purple Daylily, Epidendrum secundum, Gerberara snow ballet
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Ixora, Bougainvilla, Euphorbia Geroldii, Cymbidium

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Epidendrum radicans, new Zonal Geranium 'St. Elmo's Fire' (haven't found a spot for it yet), Salvia, Digiplexus Illumination Flame
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May 1, 2015 8:31 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
Wow...love that cymbidium. St. Elmo's Fire is pretty cool also.....
You've been busy!
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
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May 1, 2015 8:54 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Bookworm Charter ATP Member Region: California Hummingbirder Orchids Plant Identifier
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Still have more. It's amazing what you can cram in to a mobile home lot.
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Another dwarf Alstromeria, Munstead Lavender, a lone Zepheranthes robusta, Dendrobium starburst 'Firebird" just finishing,
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Arctotis 'Pink Sugar' , and Venidium 'Tangerine'
I have a few more, but I can't find them or can't name them right now.
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May 1, 2015 11:33 AM CST
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
Amaryllis Region: Southwest Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers Irises Hybridizer Dragonflies
Container Gardener Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents Bulbs Aquaponics Enjoys or suffers hot summers
epiphyllym, NOID
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dorstenia flower
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May 1, 2015 12:48 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Bookworm Charter ATP Member Region: California Hummingbirder Orchids Plant Identifier
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Kelly, that looks like Epi. crenatom. Is it a ric-rac type, or the typical leaves? E. crenatum is a ric-rac.type.
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May 1, 2015 2:37 PM CST
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
Amaryllis Region: Southwest Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers Irises Hybridizer Dragonflies
Container Gardener Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents Bulbs Aquaponics Enjoys or suffers hot summers
It has typical leaves. It was labled as 'Fancy Pants' but that is not what it turned out to be. I'm kind of glad it turned out to be yellow. I wouldn't have picked yellow on my own. The rest of my epis are some shade of pink.
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May 1, 2015 6:00 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Give PEACE a chance!
Adeniums Cat Lover Garden Photography Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox
Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder
Blooms galore Carol! Love them all! Lovey dubby
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May 1, 2015 6:37 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Bookworm Charter ATP Member Region: California Hummingbirder Orchids Plant Identifier
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Thank you Tarev! I've got some more. Things are finally popping, but I'll give it a short break to give others a chance.
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May 1, 2015 7:16 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Give PEACE a chance!
Adeniums Cat Lover Garden Photography Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox
Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder
I really like yours and Kelli's epi's in bloom! I am still hoping for mine to make it.

It was quite warm today, was trying to see if the Caladiums will try to peek Smiling
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May 1, 2015 7:46 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Bookworm Charter ATP Member Region: California Hummingbirder Orchids Plant Identifier
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
I've tried Caladiums a couple of times, but I just don't have the right conditions for them. The Epis are beautiful, but the bloom season is short, and they take up a lot of real estate.
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May 1, 2015 10:36 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Give PEACE a chance!
Adeniums Cat Lover Garden Photography Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox
Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder
So true, the epis one day bloom is annoying really..but such beauty when it comes..if it manages to show at all, it is always hit and miss for me. Still hoping the Caladiums will try to show, fingers crossed.
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May 3, 2015 9:01 AM CST
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
Amaryllis Region: Southwest Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers Irises Hybridizer Dragonflies
Container Gardener Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents Bulbs Aquaponics Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Epiphyllum 'Wild Thing'
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NOID
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Aloe 'Quicksilver' x 'Rare Flare'
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May 3, 2015 10:51 AM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Give PEACE a chance!
Adeniums Cat Lover Garden Photography Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox
Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder
My noid epi finally makes its bloom too! woohoo! Hurray!
I was about to sleep last night when I saw it, so took some photos at night:
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And taking more shots this morning:
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Rat tail cacti is finally blooming as well:
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Hoya shooting star makes its follow-up bloom this May:
Catching it yesterday as it starts to bloom:
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And this morning, all the blooms are out:
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More blooms ongoing with peanut cacti:
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May 3, 2015 12:15 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
You NOID epi looks like 'Pegasus', but there may be others that do also....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
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May 3, 2015 1:32 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Bookworm Charter ATP Member Region: California Hummingbirder Orchids Plant Identifier
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Some more blooms in my garden

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Phygelius X 'African Queen, Autumn Salvia, Chamaecereus sylvesteri, Ripsalidopsis Gaertneri
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Lilium Triumphator, Coral Epi., Epi. X Hybridus Ackermanii
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May 3, 2015 3:38 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Give PEACE a chance!
Adeniums Cat Lover Garden Photography Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox
Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder
Soooo lovely! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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May 4, 2015 9:14 AM CST
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
Amaryllis Region: Southwest Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers Irises Hybridizer Dragonflies
Container Gardener Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents Bulbs Aquaponics Enjoys or suffers hot summers
epiphyllums

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May 4, 2015 1:45 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Bookworm Charter ATP Member Region: California Hummingbirder Orchids Plant Identifier
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Pretty ones!

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