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Sep 1, 2015 10:44 AM CST
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
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Pineapple just starting to bloom

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Sep 2, 2015 5:15 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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That is exciting to watch! Hurray!
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Sep 2, 2015 5:22 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Still holding its blooms:
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blooming take two as soon as our temps returned to the bearable 80's once more:

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Indoors, Hoya shooting star is getting ready for its Fall blooms:
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And caladium is in bloom as well once more:
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Sep 8, 2015 10:33 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
Caryopteris...don't know the cultivar, but sure do like the color. There were two of these planted out, mostly dead and I'm hoping the other one made it.....I've found something that was planted in wire and it's about where I would have planted it, so...hoping...

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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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Sep 8, 2015 12:47 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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Very pretty! I tried it here years ago, but it died. The bees sure loved it!
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Sep 8, 2015 1:23 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 know, I tried it once in FB and it died there also......

This is from 'seed of - seed of' Purple Majesty Millet, so who knows what it will ultimately be like, but I'm sure whatever seed it produces that the birds will like it...

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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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Sep 8, 2015 2:53 PM CST
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
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I wish I had learned to appreciate ornamental grasses before we had filled our yard with other things.
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Sep 8, 2015 4:30 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
I LOVE the grasses....I could do the entire yard in just grasses.....I'm just so sorry that pennisetumm setaceum rubrum is not the star performer here that is was in FB. My 'signature' grass here is the nasella tenuissima / Mexican Feather Grass. I'm glad that I got mine before HD and Armstrong vowed not to sell it due to its invasiveness. I will gladly pull out unwanted seedlings just as with any other overzealous plant...lol..EVERYTHING looks wonderful surrounded by it.

The millet is an annual and I will keep planting it for the birds....
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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Sep 8, 2015 4:32 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
Like this......

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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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Sep 8, 2015 4:41 PM CST
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
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I like more non-subtle color than I would have with just grasses, but I could use the change in texture.
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Sep 8, 2015 4:48 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
Funny you mention that...color...I was thinking of that this a.m...that I like the coloring of the subtle tan coloring to set off whatever it is next to and that it happens with the other grasses also...but then I like neutrals and tans and browns and Autumn / Winter landscapes. I use neutrals inside also and when we were selling the FB house one woman walked in and loudly stated that she didn't like 'tan'...lol..
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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Sep 9, 2015 11:34 AM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Hoya shooting star continues on its bloom formation..anytime now:
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Sep 9, 2015 11:36 AM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Adromischus cristatus continues its tiny little blooms...some nasty aphids trying to feast on it, but seems to be able to withstand those nasty buggers.
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Sep 10, 2015 9:10 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 Container Gardener
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Another amaryllis blooming out of season. It isn't quite open yet but I decided to take the picture now before the heat fries it. I also had a cactus bloom out of season but I missed the flower. It is a night blooming variety but the flower usually stays open until 9 or 10AM. Yesterday it was closed by 6:30 and I didn't see it. I think the hot morning did that.

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Sep 10, 2015 9:17 AM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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That is pretty Kelli! Love the angle of the photo Lovey dubby
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Sep 10, 2015 9:21 AM CST
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
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Thank you
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Sep 10, 2015 11:20 AM CST
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Sep 10, 2015 11:35 AM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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I agree
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Sep 10, 2015 11:47 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
If that amaryllis stayed in that form, I would collect bunnches and bunches of them....
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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Sep 10, 2015 11:51 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 Container Gardener
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents Bulbs Aquaponics Region: California
wcgypsy said:If that amaryllis stayed in that form, I would collect bunnches and bunches of them....


No, it opens up wide like they all do. Though this one individual may not open wide if the heat cooks it first. They don't hold up very long when it is around 100F. Can't blame them.

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