La Quinta

mickeyperreaud(z9AZ)May 9, 2013

Is there any gardeners that live in or near La Quinta?

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Suzi AKA DesertDance Zone 9b

We won't be here long. Moving mid June. Why do you ask? We grow wine grapes, olive trees, citrus, figs, pomegranates, roses, and all things Mediterranean...squeezed in anywhere possible hidden from the snoopy eyes of the HOA.

We had a 5 year old jalapeno that we loved, but the spider mites and leaf miners got it.

We are gradually moving all of our plants to the new property. Pom's are gone as are some figs.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 10:56AM
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I'm sure that you are going to think that I am nuts but I am trying to get some cuttings of an oleander that we saw there. I should have insisted that my husband stop or go back to get them but we were there on business.
The oleander are almost white with a tinge of pink, like a blush. They are on Eisenhower Street on a corner. They have a whole hedge of them. Driving towards the mountains they were on the right side of the street.
I am more that willing to pay what ever it takes to get some cuttings or if they know the name of the oleander. I have never seen such a beautiful color.
We were on a business trip and my husband didn't want to stop for any plants. Next time I will insist!
I have been to Palm Springs many times and it was either too cold for me or too darn hot. Last week the weather was just breathtaking!!!! The flowers were the best I have ever seen them. The area must be warmer in the winter than Phoenix to have such beautiful tropical plants.
I love my plants. I don't think I could deal with a HOA, they start to take themselves too seriously and become a PIA. Are you staying in the area?

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 3:19PM
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Suzi AKA DesertDance Zone 9b


Eisenhower is a big street! I rarely touch oleanders, unless I have gloves on. They are poisonous, you know.

Do they grow from cuttings? I don't know. We avoid them because of the poison.

They need heat, and you have it there in AZ.

We are moving about an hour and a half from here to a cooler climate.

I hope you can find out what kind they are.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2013 at 11:46PM
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