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Here are some picture from the last three weeks, since it spring today I thought this would be a good time to showcase the garden before it gets to overgrown with exotics.

In the little drought tolerant part of the garden I have decided to only have orange flowers so heres a few.

Poppy are easy to grow and this one will reseed each fall.

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Semi Native succulent Lewsia… this one is a hybrid.

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Interesting barberry with unusual flower buds, flowers open to inside down daffodil like flower in bright yellow.

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Native current blooming for the hummingbirds.

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Cardiocrinum giganteum with it elephant like leaves, these are just the first to open nests ones will be even bigger.

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Garden pics in backyard.

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Can’t remember this plant but it has nice big palmate leaves and turns bright red in fall. Very hardy, great for a shade ground cover.

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Eastside of the garden.

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Earenga engleri palm.

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No protection this winter for Livinstona chinensis.

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If you’re not growing this cool plant then you should be…schefflera delavayi.

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Some exotic palms getting their first look outside and some repotting.

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Decided to actuate them to more sunlight inside the unheated greenhouse for a few months.

Chamaedorea plumosa.

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Chamaedorea glaucifolia. Fast grower.

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Dypsis baronii.

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This winter was the first time I did not mist my indoor palms and it really had a negative effect on some of them. You can really see in this dypsis onilahensis that half the leaves browned out from low humidity.

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Some understory plants growing good now that it’s Spring. Chamaedorea radicalis in there.

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Daphane has been blooming for over six week so far.

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Dragon arum has a really exotic looking trunks. This is the stinky flowering ones that are huge.

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Red banana is ready to be repotted but will keep inside the greenhouse for another month. Will be its second year.

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These have been blooming for some time and smell really great.

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Great new growth on this one.

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SailorBold

Looks amazing after 21F... let alone how lush and green it appears. I really love what you did there..and I like your added painted surfaces. Too cool ! Did your rohodie bloom yet?

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Jubaea x Butia.

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Trachycarpus princeps.

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The silver palms are doing good this year.

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Not sure what I will plant in the colourful pot but maybe some flowering plant.

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Well thats it for now…will do another update of the garden in 6-7 months to see how it has grown and in its full glory. Have a great Spring-Summer everyone.

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Thanks Jim, nothing was protected and most did very good.

Looks amazing after 21F... let alone how lush and green it appears. I really love what you did there..and I like your added painted surfaces. Too cool ! Did your rohodie bloom yet?

Thanks Jim,

Nothing was protected this winter and all the cold was in November and December. But overall the day and night time were well above normal here, and should continue for the next three months….I hope. Rhodies don’t bloom here till May. May’s the peak month but it over laps one month before and after.

My goal was always to have something in bloom or evergreen ever month of the year, it really makes a world of difference in our dark grey winters. This year was very sunny though. LOL!

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Would love to see some pics when it does.. They are neat! I have seen them for sale here but doubt they survive at any length due to the alkaline soil. I wish I could. I too am working on the same.. I am planning on adding winter jasmine somewhere this year..they do really well here.. not too many plant choices that like our 20 degree nights and blooms well. it kind of goes against my xeriscape plans but they stand out in January/February and look spectacular.

Everything in your yard looks great..even with lack of rainfall. it would appear that our climates may have switched???!?!?? I can believe its been raining here!

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Neil C

Nice selection of plants and tropical looking garden.

Regards Neil

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Hey Neil, it is what it is…Thanks for the compliment.

Jim on my way to get some soil I took a few pics of Rhodies and Azaleas blooming right now. The purple ones starts here around mid February and last a long time. Thanks for looking.

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I also came home with these two plants, one is a primrose, other new zealand flax.

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A few other plants blooming here.

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smithgn

Looking at pictures of your garden might as well be therapeutic. So awesome. I'm going to have to take some notes on some plants that you have and maybe incorporate them into my yard. I have a bunch of palms, but some of the more exotic stuff is appealing, even if I can't put them in ground due to our winters.

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_Keith

Great shots, great content. Thanks.

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Thanks guys for looking really appreciate your comments! :)

UPDATE: I decided to plant a canna in the new pot in the garden, can’t wait to see how it looks come summer.

Canna ehamanii is the species.

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I might do a garden update again in June.

Happy Gardening!

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It’s finally warm here and thought I would post some pics before the next big Heat Wave comes next week.

Updates on the garden.

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Tender New Zealand exotic, second year in the ground.

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Red banana starting to take off.

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Blue Butia

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Sabal burmudana doing good so far.

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Mini desert garden.

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Succulent Lewsia are almost done blooming.

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Butia collection.

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Dicksonia tree fern.

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Chamaedorea radicalis clump.

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Part of the desert garden, with cycads.

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Layer look.

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Going to have some interesting flowers this June. Will post when I have a few pics.

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Abutilon, you can’t see it but his abutilon is climbing a tall trachycarpus. Vine is about 10’ tall, will show another time.

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Succulents I transplanted around the garden this year.

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Same here.

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Thanks for looking at my Spring Garden.

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SailorBold

Looking good.. Those Azaleas and Rhododendron are really nice. that purple is something else.. wow. You live in a neat climate up there. Lots and lots of blooms everywhere.

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Looking good.. Those Azaleas and Rhododendron are really nice. that purple is something else.. wow. You live in a neat climate up there. Lots and lots of blooms everywhere.

Thanks Jimmy, hopefully you saw my posting on rhodie flowers last month, if not here it is…http://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/45747-rhododendron-and-azaleas-in-the-pnw/

Thanks for looking.

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Thanks for the updates. I always go back through your pics again and again, always fun to browse through them all. I see you have a Fatsia (or two?). I recently bought one and put it in a shady spot up against my house. I can't believe I haven't come across them any sooner, they're awesome and super tropical looking.

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Pip

It is always lovely to see photos from.your garden.

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Thanks for the updates. I always go back through your pics again and again, always fun to browse through them all. I see you have a Fatsia (or two?). I recently bought one and put it in a shady spot up against my house. I can't believe I haven't come across them any sooner, they're awesome and super tropical looking.

Thanks Nick! I have four different Fatsia and they are all flushing new growth as you can see from the March photo. Fatsia are one of those work house tropical looking plants that every gardener should have. They really give that tropical look I am after, with very little work. You can even see them in the old Tarzan movies, thats how I first saw them.

It is always lovely to see photos from.your garden.

Thanks Pip, this weekend I’m going to put out the tender house plants in the garden, then it will really look cool. I see your an animal lover too! Right On!

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Work horse tropical….LOL!

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Tassie_Troy1971

Everything is looking very lush and colorful !

Trachycarpus princeps looks nice must plant mine out this spring

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Josh-O

lots of very nice colors. awesome pic's

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Thanks Troy and Josh! Will post again later in the week with some other cool stuff.

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Here are the last of the Spring Photos. Hope you enjoy them.

First some flower power.

Gerbera daisy and cordylines are making a good comeback.

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Fuchsia specious is starting to bloom early this year.

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Pineapple brooms are very very drought and heat tolerant plants, smells like pineapples.

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Red hot pokers always a favorite drought tolerant plant.

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First cannas a blooming.

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A visitor in the garden.

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Now for some interesting foliage plants.

A new obsession.

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This is a very interesting plants called Lobelia tupa, will grow to 6’ tall or more with lots of red flowers in August. Very popular on the west coast.

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Trying for the first time a upright elephant ears. Wish me luck on this one. LOL!

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Red banana.

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Fatsia japonica camouflage.

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Schefflera is doing good. The new leaves are bigger and will turn dark as they age.

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Bananas going crazy this year.

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Here’s an update on the little flax I got back in early spring. All grown up now.

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Colourful foliage.

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My first ever Yucca, not the one I wanted but it will do.

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This is the hardiest bromeliad out there, blooms in late summer, If anyone would like a free start of this plant let me know and I will divide in the fall.

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Summer chocolate finally going dark.

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Little desert garden. LOL!

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Finally some Palm pics.

Tall trachies.

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JxB f2.

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Butia growing in shade. Oh my!

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Baby JxB f2.

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