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Natashabi



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My dad has a bachelor's in "ornamental horticulture" as well as one in Landscape Architecture. He grows orchids and gingers for fun. Right now isn't the best time for pictures of orchids, but here's his current favorite:



And here is a pic of one of his gingers, a Pinecone Ginger. The sap in the cones is a common ingredient in shampoo.

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Dro



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting looking.

And jwing, the water droplets on the iris are luscious.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some pictures from the spring that you've already seen:
Crocuses:




Daffodils:



Cherry:



Hyacinth:


First tulip:



And some new pictures. Only the lillies are mine, the others are ones I saw walking to the supermarket in someone else's garden, and by the side of the path:




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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

drat, you've just reminded me - my crocuses put up leaves but never did have any flowers.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the same problem with my only Fuschia this year - I planted it last year. It's tiny and only grew leaves, and late at that. I hope it's just settling in, and not in fact, dying. They're my favourite flowers too.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i love fuschia (especially since the hummingbirds like it too) - if they settle in, they seem to go on for several years - and then they suddenly die.

i suspect i may not be the world's best gardener, though.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hot peppers, cherry tomatos and bamboo.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn I need a camera, though both species of hostas, the Azaleas, Pieris, Dogwood, the Coreopsis, daffodils, and Daisies are all past bloom and the deer ate what little flowers the Cedum had, though flowers aren't why I have it. I don't count the forsythia for it too isn't there for its flowers, but I guess it keeps the barberry and burning bushes company. Lastly, there is the mystery shrub that was here when I moved in. It has leaves almost identical to the Azaleas (even down to the fine hairs on it) but it seems to be getting bigger than an azalea would and has clusters of small white flowers as opposed to individual blooms. I'm pretty sure it's some osrt of species of Rhododendron so that means I've only got about 600 or so species to choose from.

Oh yeah there's ass loads of Mountain Laurel growing wild out back and in genral all the fuck over around here, though a blight of somesort has greatly reduced there numbers in many areas.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On a side note 2 weeks ago my boss and I saw a woman cut the blooms off of her Hostas with a weed whacker. This was topped last week by seeing some gas pipeline workers cut down milk weed and clumps of grass WITH A CHAIN SAW Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My grandmother's gardenia bloomed the day before her 91st birthday. I took this picture:


That same day I took these of my mom's garden (well, potted plants on the deck. i didn't want to go into the rainsoaked garden):

Mom's mums


a pansy


yellow tomatoes, some ripe for the picking
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay... I've never really owned plants before, so these are just things we've found and thought were pretty (and cheap... that was really important). Laura keeps saying she's "domesticated me". Because I was so wild before her! Wink

(these are huge because I didn't edit them before uploading, so I'll just link you)
http://www.chapter14.net/images/apartment/flowerbox.JPG
Our flowerboxes. The flowers are mums and chrysanthemums (are those related? anyone?), the herbs are lavender, sage and oregano. The little plastic tabs were kept entirely for my benefit.

http://www.chapter14.net/images/apartment/flowers.JPG
More mums and some aster... we were going for color diversity and things that would survive on our deck without much care. Actually, if anyone has suggestions about that, feel free.

We also had some neat red flower things inside with some pompons, but the pictures I have up were from the night we put them in the house and they've since perked up and look a lot better. I don't want to post pictures of wilting flowers.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I kill plants. These are from my grandpa's garden.




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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are some nice sets of flower pics, everyone!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That pineapple one is pretty cool looking.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes - what is that one?

and dogen - mums=chrysanthemums (it's just a shortening). there are several different flower forms for mums (pompoms and i think they call the one with the thin petals spider mum) - but they are the same sort of plant.

i really need to revitalize my planters - between the heat, the caterpillars, and various distractions, they look pretty sad. fall color - i like the idea!
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