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My Garden in 2005 Blast from the Past.


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#1 Palm crazy

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:20 PM

Here is my garden back in 2005. I had spent the whole spring getting things ready for a garden tour in my garden and this was about a week later.
Some of these plants are gone killed in big freeze of 2010, other were taken out for outgrowing there space. It was a garden tour so I planted lots of flowers.

South facing front yard.
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I have quite a few bird houses.
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Green cordyline to the left. Kill two years ago but has regrown since.
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Last five winter lows… 12F, 15F, 15F, 26F, 25F. 

This winters monthly lows…2013 Oct 33F, Nov 26.7F, Dec 16F.   2014 Jan 28F, Feb 21F , March 26F.

                                            


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#2 Palm crazy

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:22 PM

Still in the front.
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Some more New Zealand flax, was taken out when it got to big. My palm need more sunlight.
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Last five winter lows… 12F, 15F, 15F, 26F, 25F. 

This winters monthly lows…2013 Oct 33F, Nov 26.7F, Dec 16F.   2014 Jan 28F, Feb 21F , March 26F.

                                            


#3 Palm crazy

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:25 PM

More NZ Flax.
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East side of house.
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This area was redone last year.
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I still have all these Chamaedorea radicals plus many more.
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Last five winter lows… 12F, 15F, 15F, 26F, 25F. 

This winters monthly lows…2013 Oct 33F, Nov 26.7F, Dec 16F.   2014 Jan 28F, Feb 21F , March 26F.

                                            


#4 Palm crazy

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:32 PM

These palms now have around 10" of trunk.
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This trachy is now 15" tall.
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I miss that orangey fencing.
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Several years later all the Gum trees were all cut down. Growing 9' per year was fun to watch. They gave lots of overhead winter protection.
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Last five winter lows… 12F, 15F, 15F, 26F, 25F. 

This winters monthly lows…2013 Oct 33F, Nov 26.7F, Dec 16F.   2014 Jan 28F, Feb 21F , March 26F.

                                            


#5 Palm crazy

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:35 PM

Back yard more shady and private, but so shady.
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Last five winter lows… 12F, 15F, 15F, 26F, 25F. 

This winters monthly lows…2013 Oct 33F, Nov 26.7F, Dec 16F.   2014 Jan 28F, Feb 21F , March 26F.

                                            


#6 Palm crazy

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:38 PM

More from 2005.
Greenhouse looks so clean back then. And more sunny.
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That's my Blast from the Past 2005.

Thanks for looking.
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Last five winter lows… 12F, 15F, 15F, 26F, 25F. 

This winters monthly lows…2013 Oct 33F, Nov 26.7F, Dec 16F.   2014 Jan 28F, Feb 21F , March 26F.

                                            


#7 Don Little

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 01:57 PM

Very Nice!!! Beautiful color :)
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Don_L    Rancho CUCAMONGA (yes it does exist) 40 min due east of Los Angeles
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July Averages: Hi 95F, Low 62F
Jan Averages: Hi 68F, Low 45F

#8 Tassie_Troy1971

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 01:59 PM

Garden looks great . I can see why you ug out the NZ flax not my cup of tea thats for sure .

Have you tried Trachycarpus princeps , martianus etc

Love the 2 house colour as they work really well together .
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Tasmania ,Australia. 42 " south

Cool Maritime climate with no extremes of temperature.
Dry sunny summer ,winter and spring rain

Rec low 27 f (1972) rec high 102 f (1975)
Average winter high 55f 13c
Average Winter low 42f 6 c
Average winter lowest temperature 32f 0c

#9 Palm crazy

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:01 PM

Thanks Don!!! Back then I would call my garden a big leaf temperate tropical garden, now I have embraced my wet climate and have gone for more of a temperate wet subtropical look.

2011
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Troy thanks.
T. martianus is not hardy for me, only lives a few years and then dies in one of my z8 winters.
I replace the flax with cordylines, but still have some smaller ones around.

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Last five winter lows… 12F, 15F, 15F, 26F, 25F. 

This winters monthly lows…2013 Oct 33F, Nov 26.7F, Dec 16F.   2014 Jan 28F, Feb 21F , March 26F.

                                            


#10 Palm crazy

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:19 PM

I have three T. princeps...it's raining cat and dogs here so the pic is terrible but here one taken today.

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Last five winter lows… 12F, 15F, 15F, 26F, 25F. 

This winters monthly lows…2013 Oct 33F, Nov 26.7F, Dec 16F.   2014 Jan 28F, Feb 21F , March 26F.

                                            


#11 Bill Austin

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 04:57 PM

Great looking garden really like your colors.Thanks for the pic.
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#12 rozpalm

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:38 PM

Your garden is incredible. I can't believe its Washington. Its so tropical looking!
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#13 Kim

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:48 PM

You have really honed your gardening skills over the years. Your garden is so beautiful now, such flair. :)
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#14 BS Man about Palms

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:11 PM

:huh: :greenthumb: :interesting:
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Zone 10a at best after 2007 AND 2013, on SW facing hill, 1 1/2 miles from coast in Oceanside, CA. 30-98 degrees, and 45-80deg. about 95% of the time.

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#15 Palm crazy

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:04 AM

:huh: :greenthumb: :interesting:



BS Man stop picking on me....or I will have to send this big guy to deal with you..... ;) ..... :D
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BTW....its going to be 90F today in Seattle!............................. April fools..... :P

Thanks everyone I have learn to use the right plants for the right climate. That doesn't mean I won't try something way out of my gardening zone but the bones have got to be hardy.
Sometimes I wonder what I could do if I lived in z10-11.

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Edited by Palm crazy, 01 April 2012 - 08:18 AM.

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Last five winter lows… 12F, 15F, 15F, 26F, 25F. 

This winters monthly lows…2013 Oct 33F, Nov 26.7F, Dec 16F.   2014 Jan 28F, Feb 21F , March 26F.

                                            





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