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Flowers and palms


Walter John

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Here's a throw away photo I just took of a basket of Petunias with my jungle blurring in the background.

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Happy Gardening

Cheers,

Wal

Queensland, Australia.

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Hey Ron,

I don't see any palms!!!

Here's a Corypha umbraculifera and a Vireya (tropical rhododendron), which will soon be moved to a better location!

Bo

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Leilani Estates, 25 mls/40 km south of Hilo, Big Island of Hawai'i. Elevation 880 ft/270 m. Average rainfall 140 inches/3550 mm

 

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heres one

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this is back where i park the truck, sorta inbetween the backyard and the nursery

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Here's my first experiment at attaching a file.  

The tall, silvery-leaved thing is Heliconia collinsiana, with a shorter Heliconia "Iris red" below (neither is flowering).  There are some palms lurking just outside the picture.

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Fla. climate center: 100-119 days>85 F
USDA 1990 hardiness zone 9B
Current USDA hardiness zone 10a
4 km inland from Indian River; 27º N (equivalent to Brisbane)

Central Orlando's urban heat island may be warmer than us

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my favorite croton

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agaves being harvested

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(palmotrafficante @ Jul. 15 2006,09:43)

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agaves being harvested

Hi,

Yhe agave's the don't have any roots ?

Southwest

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they are harvested bare root, the roots are there you just cant see them so well

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OK...I'll play. Here are some recent pics from the homestead.

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Flowering seagrape.

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Portea Petropolitana

Coastal San Diego, California

Z10b

Dry summer subtropical/Mediterranean

warm summer/mild winter

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Rhopalostylis sapida

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Clusia rosea

Coastal San Diego, California

Z10b

Dry summer subtropical/Mediterranean

warm summer/mild winter

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Dypsis Lut. and crotons

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roystonea and ptychosperma elegans

Coastal San Diego, California

Z10b

Dry summer subtropical/Mediterranean

warm summer/mild winter

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Backyard

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spindle and veitchia

Coastal San Diego, California

Z10b

Dry summer subtropical/Mediterranean

warm summer/mild winter

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Here is my little urban garden of a with palms and some flowers mixed together.  There is still work to do on it, such as paint and other finishing touches.  The orchids on the wall should start bouncing back soon as well.    A lot of the plants I have collect while out trekking around the forest.

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Nice photos from all.  Thanks for sharing.

Ray

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10B

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Some flowers and palms in the garden . . .

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Hawaii Island (Big Island), leeward coast, 19 degrees N. latitude, south Kona mauka at approx. 380m (1,250 ft.) and about 1.6 km (1-mile) upslope from ocean.

 

No record of a hurricane passing over this island (yet!).  

Summer maximum rainfall - variable averaging 900-1150mm (35-45") - Perfect drainage on black volcanic rocky soil.  

Nice sunsets!

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Hi Al,

I keep asking myself why your garden was not included in the biennial/post biennial tour?!  It should have been.  The place looks stunning from the photos you've posted over the last couple of years.

Ray

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10B

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Hi RLR,

Please put the delete button back onto individual posts.  Above is a perfect example of why it is desperatley needed.

Ray

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10B

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(epicure3 @ Jul. 15 2006,22:26)

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Clusia rosea

Those are great plants Epi.  I planted a hedge of them since I liked them so much!  Im still deciding if I am going to attempt to standardize them into tree-like forms or retain them in hedge-like form.  In my area....Id probably be wise to keep them as hedges....not sure if the periodic cold fronts would treat them well as trees.

Larry 

Palm Harbor, FL 10a / Ft Myers, FL 10b

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Heliconia and trunk of Clinostigma samoense

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Leilani Estates, 25 mls/40 km south of Hilo, Big Island of Hawai'i. Elevation 880 ft/270 m. Average rainfall 140 inches/3550 mm

 

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Bad Photo, but the fishtail next to the car is 3.5 years old from a 3gl pot. the size is result of power feeding using dead fish ground up and poured into a PVC tube buried near the palms roots. Also planted at the end of my drainfield.

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