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Oct 1, 2016 9:54 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
Everything !

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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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Oct 2, 2016 12:17 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
'Flowering' in a large pot just outside my bedroom window..Elegia capensis, doing well there, over 6' tall now...






Hiding in the elegia is the first buds of Pineapple Sage. I would be worried about it flowering now except it did flower all through last Winter and the hummers appreciated it. I have several smaller rooted cuttings that I think I will put out there, in pots, also...



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Elegia blurry, but in this one you can actually SEE the Pineapple Sage...LOL..

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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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Oct 2, 2016 12:55 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
In amongst miscellaneous bags of seed that made the trip up here with me was a baggie with ONE seed of Salvia darcyii...and it germinated and is now flowering...Yay !...figured it's safe enough now to put it into the ground as I will get seeds from it hopefully before long....hopefully...just trying to get as much as possible into the ground....

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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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Oct 5, 2016 6:36 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
The Sweet Peas are a very long lasting pleasure up here....still going strong...

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Hmmm, what's this ?...couple of shrooms....


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An aga, lost the label, seeds from Duane....



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Incredible how long-blooming the Johnny-Jump_Up is, must have more of these...



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Yes, and that fading hydrangea-Mexican Feather Grass combo again, I just don't get tired of it, think it would make a beautiful silk scarf pattern, large scarf, shawl size...



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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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Oct 5, 2016 8:01 PM CST
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)
That would make a pretty shawl, Sherry!
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Oct 5, 2016 8:17 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
The colors are just so spectacular.....
where would I wear a shawl?
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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Oct 6, 2016 11:13 AM CST
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)
LOL! How about a wall hanging instead?
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Oct 6, 2016 11:34 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
There are no colors used in my house other than brown, black, neutrals....just the way it is....LOL...

Do you see this little red Pineapple Sage bloom? It just opened yesterday and a hummer was right on it...it bloomed all through last Winter and I'm hoping it does so also this Winter, it should since last Winter was colder here and it did make it through that. I'm wondering if the hummers remember it from last year and have been waiting, checking it every day, waiting for it to bloom. I have several others rooted from cuttings that I will place in there with that large one, keep those birdies happy.

Edited to add that I do use splashes of orange from persimmons, oranges, tangerines, pumpkins for color..

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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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Oct 6, 2016 11:41 AM CST
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)
You just reminded me that I saw persimmons (Fuyu) at the store yesterday. Very small, half green, and $1.49 each. I passed, but I'll be keeping my eyes open.
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Oct 6, 2016 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
Yum....funny you should mention that...I was just thinking yesterday that soon i would have Fuyus to eat....last year the Grocery Outlet here was getting them in by the bag...and cheap ! especially considering thaat the few I saw in the other stores were outrageously priced...soon I will pig out on 'simmons...YAY ! I'm thinking clean out the fridge to store them....seriously...my favorite fruit.
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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Oct 6, 2016 1:53 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
My Black Knight buddleja is blooming for the second time...and living up to its name...

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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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Oct 10, 2016 10:08 AM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Give PEACE a chance!
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My Miltassia Shelob 'Tolkien' is in bloom this Fall!

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This Spathiphyllum has started to show its spathe last July 2016 before we left for Manila, and it thankfully did not die while left really dry. Some leaves did get badly dry but I now got two new leaves and the spadix still holds well this October. Spathe has turned from white to greenish.
22July2016
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31Aug 2016
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10Oct2016
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Oct 10, 2016 12:43 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
All still blooming....

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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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Oct 12, 2016 3:46 PM CST
Name: Fiat
Modesto -The Central Valley of (Zone 9b)
Sherry, My Yahoo weather report on Crescent city almost always shows you have cloudy, gloomy, cold, and even rainy days there... and yet, your garden pictures tell another story: all blooming everywhere and bright, shinny, beautiful! Hurray! I only have this Zygo orchid acquired last month keeping its blooms indoor until now and hopefully a bit longer...
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Oh, and this AV now gives its 4th time of bloom this year...
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If a plant looks good, smells good, don't eat it, grow it!
Fiat
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Oct 12, 2016 3:49 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
Love purples! No, we get a lot of 'can't be beat anywhere' days 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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Oct 12, 2016 5:35 PM CST
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 blooms, Tarev! I miss my big Zygo., and none of the hybrids are blooming now.
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Oct 20, 2016 11:26 AM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Give PEACE a chance!
Houseplants Cat Lover Region: California Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Composter Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener
This noid Phal was a gift from my hubby two weeks ago, and buds have successfully bloomed woohoo!..glad it did not do any bud blast.

When it first arrived:
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For today, all blooms are showing! trying to see it better with or without flash
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Oct 20, 2016 12:38 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
Beautiful color ! Was this a birthday present ? he knows what you like.....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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Oct 20, 2016 3:08 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Give PEACE a chance!
Houseplants Cat Lover Region: California Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Composter Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener
Yup it was! Big Grin
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Oct 22, 2016 7:32 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Give PEACE a chance!
Houseplants Cat Lover Region: California Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Composter Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener
So happy to see my Lantana is back in bloom..especially after being too dead looking last August:
Last August:
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In recovery this Fall and now in bloom:
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Some succulents in bloom:
Faucaria tuberculosa:
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Kleinia anteuphorbium:
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