Post a reply

Image
Jan 18, 2018 6:01 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Water Hibiscus

A water hibiscus in our pond.....grows to 8ft each year.

Thumb of 2017-10-07/EscondidoCal/4ef0af
Learn and/or create something every day.

Our Duck Pond The thread "Pool to Natural Pond Conversion" in Ponds and Water Gardening forum
Image
Jan 18, 2018 6:43 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Region: Ukraine Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox
Greenhouse Bromeliad Adeniums Morning Glories Avid Green Pages Reviewer Brugmansias
Wow, this makes a nice banner. I'd love to see a full pic of this plant.
Handcrafted Coastal Inspired Art SeaMosaics!
Image
Jan 18, 2018 8:08 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
@plantmanager Thank You!

Thumb of 2018-01-19/EscondidoCal/c41502
Thumb of 2018-01-19/EscondidoCal/31f832

Here is a pic of the bloom with a very impressive visitor....
http://cal3d.com/NGA2017/manti...
Rollover the image to see the details in the shadow. Smiling
Learn and/or create something every day.

Our Duck Pond The thread "Pool to Natural Pond Conversion" in Ponds and Water Gardening forum
Image
Jan 18, 2018 8:35 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Region: Ukraine Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox
Greenhouse Bromeliad Adeniums Morning Glories Avid Green Pages Reviewer Brugmansias
Very cool photo!
Handcrafted Coastal Inspired Art SeaMosaics!
Image
Jan 18, 2018 9:01 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Um...wow! Blinking That full image with visitor is great. A little scary, but great. Hilarious! I tip my hat to you.
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Last edited by lovemyhouse Jan 18, 2018 11:30 PM Icon for preview
Image
Jan 18, 2018 9:43 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Level 1
Great banner Cal!
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
Image
Jan 19, 2018 2:17 AM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Glad y'all liked it. Big Grin

BTW, the water hibiscus is strange.......it floats in the pond, and puts out several
tall stalks......6-8 ft tall with several blooms per stalk. I'd never seen one here
until we found one at a water lily nursery.
I just found out it's a native to the southeast USA.
https://www.todayshomeowner.co...

In the fall, I just cut the dead stalks to ~6". I have lots of seeds if anyone wants
to try growing them. The plant was expensive (~$50?) because it was fairly large when
we bought it about 7yrs ago, but has doubled in size since.

It put out only 1 stalk first year.....now has ~5-7. Smiling
Learn and/or create something every day.

Our Duck Pond The thread "Pool to Natural Pond Conversion" in Ponds and Water Gardening forum
Image
Jan 19, 2018 2:30 AM CST
Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Region: Australia Bookworm Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Dragonflies
Garden Photography Salvias Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers hot summers Native Plants and Wildflowers Annuals
hadn't heard of this plant before now Cal; great banner Smiling !
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.

Vincent Van Gough
Image
Jan 19, 2018 6:15 AM CST
Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
Photo Contest Winner 2020 Photo Contest Winner 2019 Region: Florida Region: Gulf Coast Enjoys or suffers hot summers Garden Photography
Keeps Horses Daylilies Lilies Hummingbirder Dog Lover Butterflies
Great banner, Cal. Thanks for sharing. Thumbs up Thumbs up
Stan
(Georgia Native in Florida)
http://garden.org/blogs/view/G...
Image
Jan 19, 2018 8:51 AM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Bulbs Winter Sowing Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Charter ATP Member
Region: Canadian Enjoys or suffers cold winters Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
Thanks for introducing us to this interesting plant.
Image
Jan 19, 2018 9:57 AM CST
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
Plant Addict!!
Bee Lover Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Lilies Irises Region: Iowa
Cal this is gorgeous Drooling Drooling Drooling
Be a person that makes others feel special.
Image
Jan 19, 2018 12:43 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Thank You! Everyone. Smiling

Please treemail me if you'd like some seeds (free).
Learn and/or create something every day.

Our Duck Pond The thread "Pool to Natural Pond Conversion" in Ponds and Water Gardening forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by arctangent and is called "Hilltop view"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.