Orchids forum: Show Us Your Garden 16 (October 2011)

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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Oct 1, 2011 3:29 PM CST
A new month and a new thread .
We came from The thread "Show Us Your Garden 15 (September 2011)" in Orchids forum

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Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Oct 1, 2011 3:55 PM CST
Thanks Janice!!
I wonder exactly what that green bird is finding under the coleus leaves!! Hopefully something yummy!
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Oct 1, 2011 4:02 PM CST
Oh, he's been at it for weeks now. Hilarious!

Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Oct 1, 2011 5:54 PM CST
I told you the golden rain tree was about ready and now here she is.

Jim

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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Oct 1, 2011 6:27 PM CST
Oh, how beautiful, Jim!! :hurray:
How tall is it?
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Oct 1, 2011 6:43 PM CST

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It is beautiful indeed.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Oct 1, 2011 6:57 PM CST
Janice, What a stunning photo! Lovey dubby
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Oct 1, 2011 7:14 PM CST
Thanks, Carol!
I'll be sad when the coleus 'melt' from the cold...I was thinking of taking cuttings or starts in the house. They root so easily. Anyone want a few pieces? I'll stick em in an envelope.
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Oct 1, 2011 8:13 PM CST
I don't know for sure but I would guess 25 feet or so, Janice. It's a good sized tree.

Jim
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Oct 1, 2011 8:22 PM CST
I think if you measured the spread, it would be close to the hight. They don't tend to be a tall tree, but they do spread,
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Oct 1, 2011 8:26 PM CST
Really looks beautiful with that purple in the right hand corner, Jim.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Oct 1, 2011 9:28 PM CST
I agree
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Oct 2, 2011 12:22 PM CST
Crabapple, Agastache, Aster, Black and Blue Salvia guarantica
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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Oct 2, 2011 1:15 PM CST
Is that beauty berry I see? Very nice, Janice.

The purple you see is my purple garden. It's mostly Mexican petunia, lantana and of course the thornless bougainvillea in bloom at this time.

Jim

Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
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boojum
Oct 2, 2011 1:51 PM CST
So pretty Jim and Janice!
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Oct 2, 2011 2:25 PM CST
Well, Janice is pretty. I'm not so sure about Jim. Rolling on the floor laughing

Jim
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Oct 2, 2011 2:31 PM CST
Thank you, Jim and Kathy. Yes, it is Beautyberry.

There are quite a few 'can't live / don't want to live without' plants for me, and that's one.
I found out about that category when I moved and left most every plant behind 6 years ago!

Here's a "funny" (not!) story about "people":

At my house in Massachusetts, I had a neighbor who lived across the street. She loved gardens and would come over a few times a year to see mine. Being me, I would give her divisons of ones she admired, as well as divisions of most every Hosta I had. Those Hostas were like old friends to me. When we moved there from the Boston suburbs, we dug them up and brought them to our new home. They were some of the first plants I got when I started gardening in my 30's.

Well, for some unknown reason when we moved to North Carolina, I did not even take one division.(I still can't believe it myself!I think I was overwhelmed at the time.)

A year after the move, I started to realize how much I missed the Hostas. Alot were older varieties, difficult to find anymore. I scoured the Web, in search of them.

Well, all this time I was still in contact with that neighbor by mail and email and phone. She had even sent me photos of our old house and how the new owners had ruined the landscaping. So I thought to ask my previous neighbor if she would mind giving me small divisions of the Hostas (my Hostas) I had given her way back when and I would pay for the UPS store to pack and ship them to me. Great idea, right?
Well, this woman would not do it for me!
I hate to say that I learned something from this, because I can't imagine WHAT that would be?
Disappointed, hurt and feeling like I had so been taken advantage of.
Needless to say we are no longer in touch.
But, you know, I still give plants away and probably always will.
PS. I did eventually get most all the varieties back and am Hosta-happy again.
I just thought that was an interesting story and when I retell it, I still shake my head and can't believe it.
And that's all folks! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!

Would love to hear what everyones
'Can't live / don't want to live without' plants are and any funny stories, too! Smiling
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Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Oct 2, 2011 6:54 PM CST
She wouldn't give you a single one?? Very bad karma! She will come back as a bug!
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Oct 2, 2011 6:56 PM CST
Hilarious! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Oct 2, 2011 7:52 PM CST
Wow, that's low. I'm guessing an earwig. Hilarious!

Jim

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