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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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ctcarol
May 2, 2018 2:01 PM CST
Amarylla Osteospermum climbing arbor
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Salvia greggii (autumn sage) Adenium 'diamond'
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ArctotisThe Rave 'pink sugar and limonium
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Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: California
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Strever
May 2, 2018 2:21 PM CST
my Solomon pink clivia is in bloom and one of the yellows is almost ready

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Gardens are a thing of Beauty and a job forever
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Bookworm Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California
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ctcarol
May 2, 2018 2:24 PM CST
Bougainvillea Tecoma hybrid 'solar flare'
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Borago officinallis The rest are all Alstromeria
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Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: California
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Strever
May 2, 2018 2:26 PM CST
have to show my favorite Rhody (Furnivall's-Daughter)



Gardens are a thing of Beauty and a job forever
Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: California
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Strever
May 2, 2018 2:27 PM CST
Wow Carol
you have a bunch of pretty ones
Gardens are a thing of Beauty and a job forever
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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ctcarol
May 2, 2018 2:29 PM CST
I really like that pink one! My yellow finally bloomed and the last seedling, but I didn't get pictures. The seedling is just another orange, but with a bit more yellow throat, so nothing to get excited about. I have a few Epiphyllums blooming but I'll post them on the Epi. forum.
Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: California
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Strever
May 2, 2018 5:09 PM CST
only one of my epi's has buds
and that pink Clivia is rather rare

Gardens are a thing of Beauty and a job forever
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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ctcarol
May 2, 2018 5:41 PM CST
I had to get rid of my two biggest ones ...a pink and a coral, because they were in 24" baskets that took two people to move and were to heavy for my lemon tree to support. Now, half of the lemon tree is dying, so I don't know how long I'll have the rest of the Epis. Don't have any room for a shade house.
Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: California
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Strever
May 2, 2018 6:19 PM CST
aren't Epi's easy to divide ? when they get too big ?
just cut and re-pot ?
Gardens are a thing of Beauty and a job forever
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Bookworm Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California
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ctcarol
May 2, 2018 8:39 PM CST
No, Epis are a Single root. You can take cuttings from them to start, but they really are real estate hogs...and heavy.
Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: California
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Strever
May 3, 2018 12:01 PM CST
i just stuck broken arms into the soil and didn't really pay much attention
this morning i found my 4th species of Newt/Salamander (Taricha granulosa granulosa)


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Gardens are a thing of Beauty and a job forever
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Bookworm Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California
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ctcarol
May 3, 2018 12:52 PM CST
He's a cutey!
Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: California
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Strever
May 11, 2018 7:33 PM CST
the Viburnum is in its full glory again
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and the Red Rhody is showing off
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Gardens are a thing of Beauty and a job forever
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Bookworm Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California
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ctcarol
May 12, 2018 12:58 PM CST
Zone envy here! Smiling
Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: California
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Strever
May 13, 2018 3:57 PM CST
but i miss Orange County and being able to wear shorts and T shirts
i also have an Azalea that has bloomed for the first time in 9 years
golden flame Exbury Azalea, going to add it to database

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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Bookworm Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California
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ctcarol
May 13, 2018 5:20 PM CST
I'll bet you don't miss the low rainfall though...1.67" for the season this year. No Azaleas here, or anything else that needs water.
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
May 23, 2018 6:05 AM CST
I think that this is the most beautiful flower that I've ever seen. Friend Rebecca brought it yesterday, it's Rhododendron 'Fragrantissimum'...an oldie, which the 'Fragrantissimum Improved' was hybridized from...the 'improved' is apparently improved in looks, being not as 'leggy', but is not as strongly scented...you could not imagine the scent that this has. This old one had been taken out on her Uncle's property and she rescued it....also holds up well cut apparently since it still looks ravishing this a.m. I see that the 'improved' is offered at nurseries, but she says that the original is not normally available





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 Bookworm Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California
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ctcarol
May 23, 2018 1:24 PM CST
That's gorgeous, Sherry! The Rhody family is one I miss the most in my zone. Even the so called sun Azaleas don't do well here
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
May 23, 2018 1:31 PM CST
She cut this branch and it came an hour down here, then was in the car while she was at the nursery, all together, a couple of hours just sitting with no water until it go to my house and it still looks like it did yesterday, fresh and no wilting...amazing. White flowers are my favorites and throw in a scent like that and it's a true winner for me......that red rhody in front of my house is blooming again and I still hate it...really need to have Jer chop it out...and I do mean chop, very old, iron hard wood...usually I end up just cutting the flowers off when I'e haad enough of them...do that with the camellias also...lol..I think the only Rhodys I'e seen that I like are the purple ones...

Need to get more done outside, Spring catch-up time, but also getting stuff together for a yard sale this Saturday...I HATE doing yard sales. My friend down there, Rosa, is my sales buddy who actually LIKES to do them, said she would come help, asked how far it is...told her 824 miles and that took care of that...lol..
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 Bookworm Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California
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ctcarol
May 23, 2018 1:56 PM CST
LOL! Some folks just don't realize what a big state we live in...until they drive it, and pay for the gas.

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