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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
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wcgypsy
Feb 5, 2017 5:20 PM CST
And here it is again, another year has passed...the only Pride of Madeira I've found in town...through downpours of Ark magnitude, gale force winds, heavy frosts...I think it helps that it's in a bit of a Hell Strip between the sidewalk and street, good drainage, reflected heat...
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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.....
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Feb 5, 2017 8:59 PM CST
So pretty! I wish I had room for something like that, but from what I've read, they do best along the coast.
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
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wcgypsy
Feb 6, 2017 1:45 AM CST
I had large swaths of them in FB...they loved it there. I love all echiums..had one e. wildpretii left that had not flowered this last year and that I was loking forward to for this year , in a large tub, but it succumbed to the Winter...and yet, the huge one that is pinkish in color (and I don't know where it came from, or exactly what it is), it's exposed and has just sent up a big big stalk...many surprises ut there this Winter.....maybe not all good news, maybe more VW affected stuff.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Feb 6, 2017 2:29 PM CST
Just the opposite here. I'm hoping we get enough rain to flush the salts below the root zone. The say what we've had has only soaked in about 2 '. After the years of drought, that isn't near enough for the larger plants. Sure good to see green lawns again though...even if it is weeds. They're saying it will take 3 years of this to affect our aquafiers.
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
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wcgypsy
Feb 6, 2017 3:11 PM CST
I really don't need another couple of Winters like the one we're having here...I much preferred the last two....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
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tarev
Feb 7, 2017 5:12 PM CST
I love that plant too Lovey dubby I see them often around San Francisco..so that's what its called!

Finally got around Tikoy the cat, to get some photos of my Kniphofia sarmentosa:
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Indoors, Schlumbergera is in bloom:
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Cat Lover Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Region: California Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Composter Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener
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tarev
Feb 8, 2017 1:42 PM CST
One bloom better than none for my Crassula ovata:

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A peach schlumbergera catching up with a bloom:

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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
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wcgypsy
Feb 11, 2017 1:39 PM CST
I do have to admit that the camellias are tough...through freezing, gale force winds, endless rain...they carry on....

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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.....
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Feb 11, 2017 6:48 PM CST
Wish I had something that showy to look at. Every thing here has a couple of blooms if any.
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
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wcgypsy
Feb 12, 2017 11:24 AM CST
These guys just continue on, like clockwork...we don't care for them, but there they are...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Cat Lover Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Region: California Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Composter Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener
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tarev
Feb 14, 2017 11:44 AM CST
Kniphofia sarmentosa in bloom:

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Crocus peeking, getting ready to bloom as well:
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Indoors, Dendrobium Jonathan's 'Dark Joy' in a good bloom show:


Clivia miniata 'Solomone Yellow' still in pedicel making mode:
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Cat Lover Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Region: California Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Composter Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener
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tarev
Feb 14, 2017 2:22 PM CST
Yey! Some good sunshine and nice warm conditions..crocus blooms!

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Name: Carol Roberts
Huntington Beach, CA (Zone 10b)
Sunset 24
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CarolHB
Feb 20, 2017 11:21 AM CST
I got nuttin'. Altho, the gladiolus atom is sprouting all kinds of green stuff, so there is hope.
Can't complain too loud about how the ball bounces when I'm the one who dropped it.
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
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wcgypsy
Feb 20, 2017 12:26 PM CST
My little Purple Leaf Plum is showing some hope for the future, lately I will take it where I find 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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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Feb 20, 2017 4:32 PM CST
All right, you shamed me into it. Some rain beaten things in my gardens...
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Vinidium 'Tangerine' / purple Freezias / Arctotis sweet sugar with 1Lonly Daff on the right and Dutch Iris showing color

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Rhaphiolepis /Gerbera Daisy and Lobelia reseeding all over

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Gelsimium and one of four Clivias blooming

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One of two divisions of my 60 year old Cymbidium and Pelargonium From Sherry ( either sparkle or glitter)
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Feb 20, 2017 4:34 PM CST
Lemons anyone?
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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
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wcgypsy
Feb 20, 2017 8:38 PM CST
Looks like everything there is liking the rain....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Feb 20, 2017 8:59 PM CST
So far. I have no doubt that some things will rot though. I'm going to have lots of repotting and feeding to deal with when things warm up....an opportunity for change.
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
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wcgypsy
Feb 25, 2017 5:51 PM CST
At the Botanical Garden today....
I think I'm going to have to have the Darwin's Barberry...every time I see it, I like it more...

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Grevillea Scarlet Sprite....



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Leucadendron Winter Red...


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Leucadendron Witsenberg Conebush...






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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.....
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Feb 25, 2017 7:51 PM CST
That Barberry is pretty! I've never seen that one before. Wish I could grow Leucadendron here.

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