Site Banners forum: Banner for March 16, 2018 by EscondidoCal

Views: 387, Replies: 18 » Jump to the end
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Image
EscondidoCal
Mar 15, 2018 6:01 PM CST
Portulacas

Moss Roses (Portulacas) 2nd bloom in November, after trimming in September. Self seeded from previous year.

Thumb of 2017-11-16/EscondidoCal/48ac7d
Learn & create something every day.

"Take only pictures. Leave only footprints."
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
Garden Ideas: Master Level Peonies Hummingbirder Cat Lover Dog Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
TBGDN
Mar 15, 2018 6:14 PM CST
Bravo! I love these; great banner. Hurray!
Lux Umbra Dei
Even a fool, when he shuts his mouth, is counted (as being) wise.Proverbs 17:28
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
pirl
Mar 15, 2018 6:29 PM CST
Love your banner!
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
The WITWIT Badge Region: California Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Xeriscape Native Plants and Wildflowers Salvias
Foliage Fan Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Bee Lover Hummingbirder Butterflies
Image
HamiltonSquare
Mar 15, 2018 6:44 PM CST
Nice one Cal.
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.

Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
Fleur569
Mar 15, 2018 7:06 PM CST
What a smashing banner! Great image fit and sharpness. Love it, love it, love it!
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
crawgarden
Mar 15, 2018 7:12 PM CST
Amazing banner Cal!
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Butterflies Bookworm Region: Australia Birds Bee Lover Dragonflies
Garden Photography Salvias Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers hot summers Native Plants and Wildflowers Annuals
Image
carolem
Mar 15, 2018 7:17 PM CST
beautiful Cal; I have some growing here throughout the long hot summer too; still going. So hardy, I love them. You created a great banner with yours.
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.

Vincent Van Gough
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Salvias Rabbit Keeper Hummingbirder Birds Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Forum moderator Region: United States of America Bee Lover Butterflies Annuals Container Gardener
Image
Marilyn
Mar 15, 2018 9:30 PM CST
Beautiful and colorful! Lovey dubby Thumbs up
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
Image
mcash70
Mar 15, 2018 10:45 PM CST
Lovely, and so colorful! Thumbs up
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Image
EscondidoCal
Mar 16, 2018 1:17 AM CST
Thank You! Everyone for all the encouraging words. Smiling

This is one of my very favorite plants.......so easy to grow, so undemanding, but
rewards with profuse bright multi-colored blooms.

I used to buy them until ~8yrs ago when I realized they re-seed very efficiently.
I also collect the seeds, and sow them in a flat.
Thumb of 2018-03-16/EscondidoCal/42b153

Give the plants a "haircut" after the first bloom, and put all the trimmings loosely in a paper
bag in a dry place for a few months. The seed heads are little fuzzy things, that have a cap, with
tiny (smaller than poppy) seeds in a little cup.....they look like graphite.
After they are dried, I just shake the bag well, break up any unopened seed heads, and
separate the seeds using a sieve or colander.

After being trimmed, they will bloom again & again. When they're finally done, just cut the
top growth, and wait for seedlings....they transplant easily. I plant them about 2" apart in
a pot....10~15 in a 12" pot.

Which reminds me, I need to transplant them asap!
Thumb of 2018-03-16/EscondidoCal/162a5d

Thumb of 2018-03-16/EscondidoCal/ef1a83

See Slideshow... http://cal3d.com/NGA2018/Portu...






Learn & create something every day.

"Take only pictures. Leave only footprints."
Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Butterflies Bookworm Region: Australia Birds Bee Lover Dragonflies
Garden Photography Salvias Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers hot summers Native Plants and Wildflowers Annuals
Image
carolem
Mar 16, 2018 2:21 AM CST
Cal your potted photograph looks SO good. Nice to read through your experience with Portulaca.
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.

Vincent Van Gough
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Image
EscondidoCal
Mar 16, 2018 2:42 AM CST
Hi Carole.....glad you liked them. Smiling
I have several pots around that I fill with them. So free blooming. I never know what
combinations I'll get, but they always put on a good show.
I tried to isolate different colors, but decided I like the random mix of colors best.

Any pics of yours?
Learn & create something every day.

"Take only pictures. Leave only footprints."
Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
Region: Florida Region: Gulf Coast Enjoys or suffers hot summers Daylilies Lilies Keeps Horses
Dog Lover Garden Photography Butterflies Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover
Image
GaNinFl
Mar 16, 2018 6:10 AM CST
Thumbs up Thumbs up for another wonderful banner, Cal!
Stan
(Georgia Native in Florida)
http://garden.org/blogs/view/G...
Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Butterflies Bookworm Region: Australia Birds Bee Lover Dragonflies
Garden Photography Salvias Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers hot summers Native Plants and Wildflowers Annuals
Image
carolem
Mar 16, 2018 6:36 AM CST
Cal you asked, so these are mine; their colours are so wonderfully vibrant aren't they. I do have a soft pink one too that is very pretty. They're ALL pretty Smiling









If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.

Vincent Van Gough
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
rocklady
Mar 16, 2018 7:05 AM CST
Great banner, Cal Thumbs up I love anything that is self-seeding and hardy Lovey dubby
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
Plant Addict!!
Daylilies Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Irises Hibiscus Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Bee Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers Lilies Garden Art Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Miniature Gardening
Image
Legalily
Mar 16, 2018 9:05 AM CST
Gorgeous banner Cal Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! I love these!!! I never thought of growing them in a pot D'Oh! D'Oh!
Be a person that makes others feel special.
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
Image
plantmanager
Mar 16, 2018 9:16 AM CST
I'd forgotten about these beauties. I'll have to add them in this summer, and I'd love it if they'd reseed! Beautiful banner!
Handcrafted Coastal Inspired Art SeaMosaics!
Name: Sean B
Riverhead, NY (Zone 7a)
Plays in the sandbox Xeriscape Herbs The WITWIT Badge Composter Garden Photography
Image
Whitebeard
Mar 16, 2018 4:16 PM CST
Really festive banner. And fine follow-up, too. Thanks, Cal! Hurray! I tip my hat to you. Hurray!
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Image
EscondidoCal
Mar 16, 2018 4:28 PM CST
carolem said:Cal you asked, so these are mine; their colours are so wonderfully vibrant aren't they. I do have a soft pink one too that is very pretty. They're ALL pretty Smiling

Thanks for sharing your pics, Carole! Looks like your Hot Pink ones are in a heavy blue glazed pot like mine.
I think it really shows them off well. Thumbs up

Thanks again everyone for the nice comments. I hope you will try growing these wonderful bloomers,
and show us your beautiful arrangements. Smiling




Learn & create something every day.

"Take only pictures. Leave only footprints."
[Last edited by EscondidoCal - Mar 16, 2018 4:37 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1661143 (19)

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Site Banners forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Marilyn and is called "Magnus Coneflowers and Butterfly"