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I know people like before and afters.  I was looking through pictures and tried to recreate some of the older ones.

Before pictures were from April 25, 2018.

After pictures taken today August 1, 2019

15 months of growth.

 

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A couple random shots.  Thanks for looking!

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Take note of pictures 9 and 10.  In picture 10 there is a big Eucalyptus behind the gate, in picture 9 it hadn't even reached the top of the fence.

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Matthew92
33 minutes ago, Chester B said:

Take note of pictures 9 and 10.  In picture 10 there is a big Eucalyptus behind the gate, in picture 9 it hadn't even reached the top of the fence.

Wow! It's beautiful. what species?

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Eucalyptus perriniana.  I have a few other species as well - E. pauciflora "niphophila", E stellulata, E neglecta and E subcrenulata.

The neglecta is in photos 3&4.

E. perriniana and E. neglecta are very fast growing, E. "pauciflora" seems to be medium growth, and the other two species are very slow so far.

Most I grow from seed.

The perrinniana or "spinning gum" is coming up on its 3rd anniversary of its planting.  1' to over 20' in that time but 14' of that in the last 15 months and no sign of slowing down.

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Swolte

Great garden, impressive design!

What is that broad leaved plant in the 2/3rd-to-last pictures on the left bottom? I am eyeing a eucalyptus myself but currently I am torn between the neglecta or pauciflora.
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Chester B

Schefflerra delayvii. I think this one is hard to find outside of Oregon and Washington. It will eventually grow into a large shrub or small tree. The leaves are huge. 

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Allen

Nice jungle you have going there!

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Chester B
11 hours ago, Allen said:

Nice jungle you have going there!

Thanks, maybe a baby jungle right now.  :D Lots of plans for the next couple of years, which involves removing about 1/3 of the grass. and creating more meandering paths.  Although I have a bunch of bananas and some annual flowers the majority of the plants are evergreen.  I sit in my office looking at this for a good 9 hours a day so it's important to me to keep it interesting year round.  Hope everything keeps growing quickly.

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LoamWolf

Impressive growth rate. Wonderful garden!

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NOT A TA

Great job Chester!  A lot of work planting & maintaining to get to the current stage of looks!

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Chester B

Thanks everyone for the kind words.  Still learning as I go.

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cbmnz

The bananas look great. You must not get a lot of wind there.

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OC2Texaspalmlvr

@Chester B lush garden you got growing !!! :greenthumb:

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Dartolution
On 8/1/2019 at 10:25 PM, Chester B said:

Schefflerra delayvii. I think this one is hard to find outside of Oregon and Washington. It will eventually grow into a large shrub or small tree. The leaves are huge. 

 

@Chester B you've got me looking everywhere for this plant. I see them online for anywhere from $17-$30 but I have no idea of their size or if its a good online source. I'm in 8a and would love one of these. 

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Chester B
9 hours ago, cbmnz said:

The bananas look great. You must not get a lot of wind there.

The backyard is getting more protected as things grow.  But it has been pretty quiet this year, no strong fronts blowing in from the interior.

1 hour ago, OC2Texaspalmlvr said:

@Chester B lush garden you got growing !!! :greenthumb:

Thanks.  I think it has a lot do with the work I've done to improve the soil.  When I first started it was like concrete and year 1 everything struggled and looked terrible.

 

1 hour ago, Dartolution said:

 

@Chester B you've got me looking everywhere for this plant. I see them online for anywhere from $17-$30 but I have no idea of their size or if its a good online source. I'm in 8a and would love one of these. 

That's sounds reasonable.  I usually see them for a minimum of $20 for a 4" liner.  It has grown very fast and everything I read is that they are hardier than Fatsia.  I planted it out just over a year ago and although it hasn't grown UP much it's over 5' across.  Big flush in the spring with constant summer growth that is a little slower.

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mdsonofthesouth

Wonderful garden my friend a sight to behold for sure.! I love the placement of everything. 

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SailorBold

Looks awesome.. I love before and afters..I was eyeing a spinning gum to try out in my climate.. is it hardier than gunnii?  Here is a pic of my gunnii silver drop.  It's getting a good size but doesn't get enough water.. I need to add more emitters at its base. No damage last winter at 8-9f. Sadly.. I plant stuff and dont realize how big they will get! And this tree is unfortunately starting to shade my yard.. I may remove it.. lol

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