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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Jan 18, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) is a unique desert landscape plant. It has long branched canes growing from a very short trunk. It had gorgeous blooms from March until June.

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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jan 18, 2017 6:25 PM CST
Beautiful and colorful! Just what we need on a dreary winter day. Lovey dubby Hurray! Thumbs up
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse Sempervivums Bromeliad
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plantmanager
Jan 18, 2017 6:39 PM CST
Thank you, it's even dreary here in NM. Our high today was only 39F and our low was 30F. It's been drizzling rain all day. Thank you, Marilyn for the acorn!
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
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Marilyn
Jan 18, 2017 6:45 PM CST
Sounds like the day we had also. You're Welcome!
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jan 18, 2017 8:24 PM CST
Great banner!!!!
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Name: Sasha Palmer
Baltimore, MD (Zone 7b)
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sashaapalmer
Jan 18, 2017 9:28 PM CST
Love the juxtaposition of colors in your banner.
Nicely done, Karen!
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse Sempervivums Bromeliad
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plantmanager
Jan 18, 2017 9:35 PM CST
Thank you, Sasha. That was totally accidental. Green Grin!
Here is a pic of it in a different year.

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jan 18, 2017 9:48 PM CST

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Here's our database entry for this plant:

Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens)

I loved "meeting" this plant in person in West Texas a couple years ago. A truly beautiful plant!
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse Sempervivums Bromeliad
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plantmanager
Jan 18, 2017 9:53 PM CST
Thanks, Dave. It really is a gorgeous plant when it's in bloom, and I love the sculptural look even when it's out of bloom. In Arizona my Ocotillos only have leaves when it rains. In NM the leaves stay on it from March to October.
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Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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rocklady
Jan 19, 2017 7:03 PM CST
@plantmanager I have often wondered what the ocotillo blooms looked like. Thanks so much for the lovely banner! Missed it yesterday because we were traveling.
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse Sempervivums Bromeliad
Adeniums Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tropicals Xeriscape Garden Art Plumerias
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plantmanager
Jan 19, 2017 8:21 PM CST
Thank you all for the acorns and thumbs up! They are all much appreciated. Our Ocotillo is soon to be covered with 8 to 12 inches of snow if the weather people can be believed. Most times we get 1 to 2 inches.
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