Ice plant!!!

stanofhApril 20, 2014

Lampranthus spectabilis,I think. Hayward Ca.




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kathi_mdgd

Beautiful,we see a lot of that here in calif.Love all the colors it comes in also.
Kathi

    Bookmark   April 20, 2014 at 7:36PM
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stanofh

Thanks Kathy. I think,It actually looks better in narrow strips like these then over wider spaces like a lawn replacement. Just my opinion.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2014 at 8:57PM
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kathi_mdgd

I agree Stan.By the way,I spent today t a king a Stroll down memory lane again,by way of the cottage garden forum,and I saw in one of my older posts that. You were at one point looking for a red epidendrum Did you ever find one??.If not and are still interested shoot me an email and I can share some with you.I have red,yellow,orange and lavender..
Kathi

    Bookmark   April 21, 2014 at 4:04AM
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stanofh

Sounds great. And If I can return the favor in something you collect,I will.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2014 at 10:08PM
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rina_

Do you know what is the tree behind, with red flowers? (in 2nd photo).

Thnx. Rina

    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 7:45AM
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Sundewd(9B)

Nice! These are the ice plants I have but I don't know their name.

This post was edited by Sundewd on Tue, Apr 29, 14 at 11:08

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 11:07AM
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LatinLady(6 New York City)

I have a window sill full of this and love the constant blooms. The plant is botanically known as Aptenia Cordifolia and the common name is Baby Sunrose and Heartleaf Ice Plant. It's used to fill in spaces and as ground cover and is a full sun succulent. The plant is easily propagated by cutting...each cutting will easily root. I've seen it in pink-purple magenta, red-purple fuchsia, lemon yellow, and white.

The fuchsia one is 'Red Apple'

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 1:33PM
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kathi_mdgd

Rina,i can't see the tree too well,but from what I see it looks like a "bottlebrush tree",just don't quote me on that,i could be wrong,and it wouldn't be the first time.
Kathi

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 11:19PM
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stanofh

Oop.I missed the question.Sorry Rina. Yes,that's Bottlebrush..and its been pruned often. If not,they look much like Weeping Willows here,and make trees.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2014 at 11:51PM
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