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Old 04-27-2011, 11:27 AM   #61
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Thank you SG for stepping in for me. I am enjoying blossoms from these bulbs year after year. I even have a couple child bulbs blooming. They really do look nice.

Though it does have flowers, I am not informed enough to identify them. But I did get the bamboo transplanted yesterday during a prolonged sunbreak. Here are a couple pictures. Please excuse the neglected condition of the yard, it has been too crappy to actually do any yardwork.

one before, one after.
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:32 AM   #62
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Behold! Grape hyacinth OF THE GODS!!!!!!

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Old 04-27-2011, 08:11 PM   #63
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Seeing BigV's tulips reminds me fondly of the ones we planted in CT when we were there ... some plants simply do not do well in FL and tulips are one of them.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:29 PM   #64
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That is so pretty.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:45 PM   #65
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FloridaDragon, those are gorgeous. I love seeing them in crowds like that. CT, eh? Well, you have your Birds of Paradise to comfort you, don't you?
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Old 05-12-2011, 02:34 PM   #66
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V, that's a great shot of the grape hyacinth, it's hard for me to capture those itty bitty upside down things.

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Old 05-16-2011, 11:42 AM   #67
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:41 PM   #68
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How come that violet looks black? The red calla lily is pretty. I've only seen white ones.
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:20 PM   #69
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Hi Tulip

The violet looks black because it was deliberately bred to look like that. All the out of focus black blobs in the background--more black violets. They were striking.

The calla lily was beautiful, it seized my attention, that's why I took a picture of it. I'm glad you like them.
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:10 PM   #70
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These could go in the What is this thread, because, well... what is this thing?

It is growing against the west wall of the house, and has almost completely hidden the bathroom window. Just last week these beautiful orange-y blossoms have appeared. Can any of you identify it?
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:13 PM   #71
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These could go in the What is this thread, because, well... what is this thing?

It is growing against the west wall of the house, and has almost completely hidden the bathroom window. Just last week these beautiful orange-y blossoms have appeared. Can any of you identify it?
I'm pretty sure it's called a "trumpet vine".

We have it on the side our home too.
It was very popular when the wealthy were building their large "Craftsmen bungalows" in Pasadena, CA back in the 30's
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:05 PM   #72
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so good to see you again Lamplighter!

Thanks for the answer, I am sure you're right. Here's a good link to some good discussion about the care and feeding of the Trumpet Vine (like mine, yours may differ). I will gladly cut this one back severely when the weather turns.

It's beautiful, but I don't want it to cover the house.
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:56 PM   #73
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Yes V, you do need to keep it in check.
In southern CA, they grow it on pergolas to keep it off the house.
I think the blossoms come out mainly on 2nd year growth.

Ours, in one season will climb from the main trunk 12 ft up a rock wall
and start growing in behind the 2nd story cedar shingles.
If left there the vines will break out the shingles.
It verges on being a nuisance, but we keep it out of tradition for the style of our house.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:48 PM   #74
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They're common around here, usually seen taking over the 6-foot privacy fence between backyards. They fill in so densely that you are left with a sloped hill of green that can't really ever be removed from the fence underneath, you just have to rip it all out and start over.
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