Photo of Giant Crinum Lily (Crinum asiaticum): December in this neck of the woods

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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Dec 23, 2015 8:28 PM CST
Cameron, I know it won't last much longer, but isn't this fun? Hurray!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Birds Annuals Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Foliage Fan
Houseplants Xeriscape Orchids Clematis Salvias Seed Starter
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TexasPlumeria87
Dec 24, 2015 6:13 AM CST
This had definitely been a very strange December. I see we have a chance of rain and snow Monday. Hilarious!
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
Image
lovemyhouse
Dec 24, 2015 9:01 AM CST
Weird, huh? I'm not complaining about having Roses and Iris in bloom on Christmas, though. Smiling
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Birds Annuals Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Foliage Fan
Houseplants Xeriscape Orchids Clematis Salvias Seed Starter
Image
TexasPlumeria87
Dec 24, 2015 12:53 PM CST
It's definitely weird. I have a few salvias and a petunia in bloom now. The last freeze killed the blooms on my reblooming iris. Thumbs down
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
Image
lovemyhouse
Dec 24, 2015 2:02 PM CST
Owie, sorry. Sad I am keeping my fingers crossed we don't get so cold that it keeps all these buds from opening. I took the photographs this morning.


Orange Harvest. Reliably blooms in October/November. First time to see a December bloom. I'll take it. Big Grin
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Lest We Forget. Received in 2014 and this fulsome stalk was completely unexpected.
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If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Birds Annuals Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Foliage Fan
Houseplants Xeriscape Orchids Clematis Salvias Seed Starter
Image
TexasPlumeria87
Dec 24, 2015 2:52 PM CST
Wow that's a beautiful orange. Hopefully the cold won't get them before they open? I have got a lot of irises from a lady on freecycle. Hopefully they'll bloom next year? Thumbs up
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
Image
lovemyhouse
Dec 24, 2015 3:28 PM CST
As long as the overnight temperatures do not go below freezing and the daytime temperatures are at least 45, I am confident they will all open. Thumbs up If not, I have had this pleasure and that counts. Smiling


Hope so, Cameron. I will have tons to share, too, if you are in this area next Spring.
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Birds Annuals Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Foliage Fan
Houseplants Xeriscape Orchids Clematis Salvias Seed Starter
Image
TexasPlumeria87
Dec 24, 2015 5:14 PM CST
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they'll bloom without being damaged. Thumbs up
I could definitely stop by if you have any extras. Maybe I could give you some of the noid irises I got from the lady? They're an old fashioned kind that's white with maroon falls. Thumbs up I could also give you some Hot Lips salvia plants if you're interested in those?
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
Image
lovemyhouse
Dec 24, 2015 7:44 PM CST
Me, too. Smiling

Trust me, I will have plenty to share. Many of the Iris folk here have been exceedingly generous to me, gifting me with more than I could ever have hoped to buy. Most of them will have increases next year, soooo... Whistling Whistling I am home almost all the time, now, so just treemail when you think you might be over this way.

I am working on getting all identified Iris (and Daylilies) and will pass on the Iris, but would love some of the Salvia. Smiling
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Birds Annuals Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Foliage Fan
Houseplants Xeriscape Orchids Clematis Salvias Seed Starter
Image
TexasPlumeria87
Dec 24, 2015 9:43 PM CST
That's so nice of you Debra. Me and my mom head that way when we get our car checked out at Prestige Ford, and we visit my dad's grave at the Williams cemetery every once in awhile. I'll definitely start some cuttings of salvia for you, but be warned it can be a bit of a garden thug when it's happy. Hilarious! I always have to cut mine back three or four times a year because it's so vigorous, but the bi-color blooms and the fragrance are it's saving grace and it's fairly drought tolerant. Thumbs up
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
Image
lovemyhouse
Dec 24, 2015 9:48 PM CST
Would love to meet you both. Smiling

I have multiple plantings of red and pink Salvia greggii and cut them back, too. Big Grin
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Birds Annuals Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Foliage Fan
Houseplants Xeriscape Orchids Clematis Salvias Seed Starter
Image
TexasPlumeria87
Dec 25, 2015 8:44 AM CST
We'd love to meet you too Debra. Smiling I planted two types of salvia greggii this year. One is the rose pink and the other one is supposed to have coral blooms.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
Image
lovemyhouse
Dec 25, 2015 1:13 PM CST
It is a plan, then. Big Grin


I have had Orange Harvest for about eight years and never noticed until today that it is diamond dusted. Blinking Hilarious!
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If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Birds Annuals Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Foliage Fan
Houseplants Xeriscape Orchids Clematis Salvias Seed Starter
Image
TexasPlumeria87
Dec 25, 2015 2:25 PM CST
Wow that's even prettier up close. Now when my purple one blooms I need to see if it's diamond dusted. Hilarious!
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
Image
lovemyhouse
Dec 25, 2015 2:42 PM CST
It would be an extra, added attraction. Whistling Hilarious!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Birds Annuals Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Foliage Fan
Houseplants Xeriscape Orchids Clematis Salvias Seed Starter
Image
TexasPlumeria87
Dec 25, 2015 5:40 PM CST
I agree. There are so many beautiful irises. I also have another noid that's supposed to have maroon/ rust colored blooms. It got covered by the salvia though Hilarious!
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
Image
lovemyhouse
Dec 25, 2015 5:43 PM CST
Dang thugs. Hilarious!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Birds Annuals Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Foliage Fan
Houseplants Xeriscape Orchids Clematis Salvias Seed Starter
Image
TexasPlumeria87
Dec 25, 2015 5:49 PM CST
LOL. If the freezing weather doesn't give it a haircut, I'll probably trim it back so the iris will at least get some winter sun. Thumbs up

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