A September To Remember : Let's see what's happening in your gard

hijole(9 Sunny California)September 1, 2014

What's happening in your garden at this time of the year, I'm in zone 9 in California ðÂÂÂ

As for the temperature today we will be in the high 80's

No work for me today : Happy Labor Day .

Greg

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hijole(9 Sunny California)

So one thing I have learned this summer is that my succulents love bright light & a whole lot of shade in order to look their best and the cactus such as agave's love either full sun all day or full shade all day they just roll like that.

All this time I've been thinking I needed a green house for my succulents when all I needed was more shade. ðÂÂÂ

I must be a succulent too cuz that's how I felt this summer , I NEED SOME SHADE!

Greg

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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Here's a picture with the agave sitting in the sun all day looking as cool as a Polar bear in snow. ðÂÂÂ

Greg

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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

Well, Greg, nothing as nice as your presentation but MUCH more "Fragrant"!!!!!!!

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Crenda SWFL 10A

Nice, Greg! Here's my favorite of the moment - Aloe rooikappie in bloom. There's an Aloe dorotheae clump in the background and the sedums don't look too shabby, either!

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LilBit7765

HAPPY LABOR DAY Greg!!! And everyone else lol!!! As ALWAYS, your plants look AWESOME!!!

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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Well that's a nice looking plant doc, I've never had one of those but I've heard they have a very nice fragrance indeed, t thanks for sharing.

Crenda, now that is a nice aloe, and those others next to it are looking good also, thanks as well for sharing.

Here's my agave sitting in full sun and looking as happy as a Polar bear in snow ðÂÂÂ

Greg

    Bookmark   September 1, 2014 at 5:48PM
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Crenda SWFL 10A

Ooh - I just noticed that my Aloe juvenna is blooming! It has thrived since is put it in the ground, but this is the first flowering.

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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

Greg, I have three of these and would be happy to share!!!!!

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Crenda SWFL 10A

LOL I just noticed that I got photobombed by another gecko! (actually, I think he's an anole) There he is on the stem!

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Pallas_Athena

My small but growing collection--the jade trees are on the back porch.

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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

Nice plants, Greg, Crenda, Biker, Pallas.

I can smell that stapelia from here.

Agave 'Joe Hoak' is finally going to bloom here. He's looking pretty bad, but I'll miss him.

His young sons are in much better looks.

I pulled the old dried foliage off Aloe plicatilis. Now the trunk is visible.

Soon the weather will cool off a bit, and the plants will all start to grow again, and we can be out in the garden again without baking. :^)

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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Crenda, wow I see it that's cool so you just snapped a picture and he just happened to be there? Now that's a nice treat âº

Pallas, that's a nice group of succulents for sure, I like all the color + the way you're porch looks.

Hoovb, that is one I don't have either and she is a beauty, are you saying that the others are joe Hoak also? And one question on the Joe Hoak is that one a slow growing agave?
The aloe plicatilis looks fabulous & nice and big too. thanks for sharing.

Doc, Did I read this correctly, you want to share, well do i have anything to trade in turn? Thanks for the offer, please let me know.

Once again everyone thanks for sharing your plants and you're yard. ( just now realized I spelled yard , gard. ðÂÂÂ)

Greg

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notolover(5)

Great pictures everyone! Nothing special going on in my yard today, but I did pull a lot of weeds :-)

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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

Joe isn't particularly slow. The first pic is full sun and the other was close to sunset in shadow, that's why the color is so different.

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_sbgibbons_

Greg, I have to say, you seem like such a happy guy and your garden really reflects that. Your plants are so beautiful. I hope that one day that I can have an in-ground garden, but my husband is in the Navy and we are up here in Lemoore where the summers are scorching hot and the winters get pretty cold (well to me- I'm originally from the coast of Mississippi) and I don't think my plants could handle being in the ground. I also want to take them with me when I move, so I'm doing container gardening for now.

bikerdoc- That stapelia bloom is beautiful! They are so interesting to me. I've heard that they are kinda stinky, right? That's just too cool! Haha. I don't know why I find that cool, but I do. I'd love to see one of those in person.

Crenda, that Aloe is gorgeous. Before I came onto this forum I didn't know there were so many different types of Aloe. I only knew of about 5. I've learned so much from this forum. :)

Pallas- I love all of your plants. They are all so colorful! I really like that stand too! Can I ask.. What is the purple one closest to the door? It's hard to tell, but I love that color!

hoovb- You have very pretty plants as well. They look really big and happy too! :D

Question - do y'all tend to stick to certain types of succulents/cacti or do y'all like to have an array of things?

Here is the top shelf of my plant stand. :D

    Bookmark   September 2, 2014 at 3:18PM
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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Mrs.Gibbons, you have a lovely garden ð which doesn't seem to be suffering at all, I have quite a variety of succulents and my collection continues to grow, I'm sure you have realized these plants have a tendency to be addictive ( some what ) Right? Be honest ðÂÂÂ

The good thing is it's a good addition so get as high as you can.

All your plants look nice keep up the good work.

Crenda, thanks for the comp. You know I love my plants and so do they that's why I guess they look great
( omg.. did I say that? ð )

No really, thank you your cacti & succulent look very good too I must say. For the same reasons I'm sure.

Greg

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Crenda SWFL 10A

Aren't we all being sweet? Ah - the shared love of plants!

Sbgibbons - my husband is from Collins, MS and my MIL lived in Biloxi on the beach for years. Moved back to Collins before Katrina. Whew!

To answer your question - I have gravitated toward aloes since I found that there are so many! And I want them all. But I do like other succulents that can tolerate my weather. I have about 20 jades, but only 3 varieties. Yeah, I can't throw away any clippings or pups.

You have some lovely plants! Echeveria and I have had a rocky relationship, but I'm doing better.

Here's my Euphorbia lactea crests that are putting on new growth. These plants really amuse me, but then I am easily entertained by plants!

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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Crenda, omg... that is one of the best looking crested plants I've seen around, how long have you had that baby?
She is a beauty that would make any collector proud.

On another note, I've been in California all my life, or maybe I should say, I was born in the USA... LOL ðÂÂÂ

GREG

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kuroc(z8 AR)

Here are some pics of my plants on my table in my yard.








Also here is a pic of my table inside the house.

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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Kuroc, that's one way to say, "The Tables Ready!" ðÂÂÂ
Very nice collection, was wondering, do they stay in shaded areas instead of full sun? Being that you're in Arizona.

Lets see some more of your gardens please.

Greg

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kuroc(z8 AR)

I'm in arkansas.

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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Az. Lol :) ok now I have my glasses on ð sorry.

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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

GREAT thread, Greg! Thanks for starting it! FABULOUS plants/pix, everyone! Love 'em!

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Crenda SWFL 10A

I lost a big areca palm at the corner of the sun deck to ganoderma. Since I can't plant another palm for 30 years (no kidding, UF Ag Dept told me it may be in the soil for that long!), I went with yucca.

It has doubled in size this summer. You can see some smaller Agave desmettiana 'Variegata' peaking out from behind. The graptosedums in front are looking happy, too.

This is a southern exposure and now without the trees everything except sage has fried. In fairness, I had more flowery plants that couldn't take the heat. So guess what? I think it is time to switch this area to succulents! LOL My husband will not be shocked at all.

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_sbgibbons_

Greg- thank you! I've tried really hard to keep them happy. Yeah they don't suffer because I have them under my porch and they only get the morning sun. :) If I had them in my yard, they would definitely burn. I can't even get grass to grow without having to water it twice a day. The sun here is terrible and temperatures get up to 110ð (sometimes higher) some days during the summer. And oh yes, the addiction is REAL! haha. If I go into any store that has a garden section, you better believe I'm looking for succulents and cacti and if they are in good condition, I'm buying! Hahah. I've had a few plants for a year or so now, but I just recently started my obsession with them. They bring me peace and happiness. :)

Crenda - I'm from Long Beach, MS which is very very close to Biloxi.. About a 15 minute drive. I'm glad your mother in law moved before hand. My husband and I both lost our houses (we were both pretty young at the time [19&16] and lived with our parents) and it was a pretty devastating experience. The 29th of August made 9 years, but it really seems like yesterday. But the coast has really made a comeback considering the amount of damage and the oil spill. Anyway, enough depressing stuff. Haha. Your plants are so gorgeous! I saw some grafted crests the other day at walmart that I was interested in, but they had the fake flowers glued to them! Ugh! You look like you have a ton of plants, just like Greg! That's awesome! I'll get there one day.

Talk about plant envy! Haha I just love them all! I would love to go to a succulent garden or something. I wonder if they have something like that around here? I'll have to look into that!

Here is my second shelf. The right side the plants I need to pot or repot or the plants that are in recovery and some propagation. Nothing too special though..

    Bookmark   September 3, 2014 at 4:51PM
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kathi_mdgd

Greg and everyone else,
What beauties you all have shared,i'll have to go back and have another look or 2.

Greg it's been hot here as well,and if it was just the heat i could deal with that,but this humidity,is about to do me in.I can't stand to be so hot and sticky so i have to limit my time outside to the evenings,after dinner.It never used to be that humid and hot here,but seems like each year it gets worse and worse,and i live very close to the ocean.

Old age probably contributes to it as well.LOL

Thank you all for sharing,i'll be back later to have another lookie see,i'm just taking a break from sewing now and need to get back to that and finish what i started.
Kathi

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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Thank you Rosemarie, please don't think for a moment that were not expecting for you to show us what's cooking in your garden, please! I know you've been working on that big project up front and I need to see your birdbath so that I can get some ideas.

Kathy, this goes for you too ð we all need to show off our favorite garden spots or two.
I know what you mean about the humidity ð© oh boy! I go outside and I feel like a piece of lettuce tossed on a hot tin roof ð lol... kathy, I just thought of something, you know that plant that gives tons of pink flowers when does it bloom? and what conditions does it like? I know, I know, what plant right. Oh please remember. It has grey leaves kind of silvery.

Sbgibbons, thank you once again for the kind words and yes I am happy especially in the garden ðÂÂÂ
my goodness 110ð that's Hot! Once in a blue moon it'll get crazy like that here but that's rare, 100 , 103 maybe but 110 omg .
I like the colorful display you have and the idea of propagating from leaves keep up the good work it's paying off.

Crenda, I like those yuca plant's and yours look happy right where there at. On another subject I really like the texture of that stucco on the wall there also.
Ah yes I can see that agave plant trying to get in the picture, or is the yuca trying to act like a hen & chicks plant? ðÂÂÂ

Rosemarie, I'm serious girl ð let us see some of your work in progress and by the way I like your new picture on fb .

Greg

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tneomi(Israel)

Happy September everyone
A year has passed since I caught this obsession!
Here are some....

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tneomi(Israel)

and some more

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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Tneomi, You have done very well in your garden my friend, everything is looking good, and I really like your plant stands, did you buy them or make them?
They're a nice addition to your landscape .
The plant in the 1st pic that looks like a fan, can I ask you what that one is it's also & eye catcher ð®

Thanks for sharing,

Greg

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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

BEAUTIFUL photos. Now I feel guiltyâ¦.We have been HOT and DRY. Not REALLY hot (110) just HOT. We are still just under the triple digits with at least a week of them to go. Still too hot to play in the garden.. I am really busy with my job and I am ignoring my once weekly watering, and my plants are yelling at me and my vegetable garden is dying. I do not have time to put in my normal fall garden. Can I post pictures from last year so I can look good amongst this group? Can I lie about all the nonexistent pretties? I did notice a bloom stalk on my A. karasbegensis while pacing between the two workshops. Well, back to the coal mines. I guess I will pass the bloom stalk again.

Labor Day weekend was spent moving my son out to an apartment 50 miles away.

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tneomi(Israel)

this one?
Yucca rostrata - at least that is whatever was written there and I bought these shelves

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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

Greg , Whenever I go out, I take at least 100 pix, which I'm squeezing in between other "have to" chores, as does jumping in the forums to post & peruse! :D Processing pix gets shoved to the back burner. We have a half dozen home projects going simultaneously! I'm a one-person crew while hubby is away at work. =)

I haven't worked on my PIG project out front for THREE weeks!! I'm dying to get out there again. Will post a couple pix in a bit. Need coffee 1st! Fingers crossed!

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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Wantonamara, yes Yes! That's perfectly fine, we just want to see pictures of your garden, today or yesterday even yesteryear.
I'm waiting for the cooler weather myself but in the meantime it's drinking lot's of water and TRYING to stay in the shade.

Tneomi, yes that's the one thanks. It looks very nice in front of the wall. It is now on my list of plants I want to get.
And your stands are a good way to utilize space and I would like to get something like that also. Again thanks for Sharing, Shalom.

Rosemarie, I know you are busy but now I also know you are a multitaskerrrrr... wow and then being away from your own personal garden sheesh! You must be going through withdrawls ð² lol...
Ok, take your time and thanks for the response, and the fingers are crossed ð¤

Greg

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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

Okaaay...mini showing here (I'll shoot for a thread of my own, so I can add pix of Before & Afters-which gets way too involved)!

Before pic (2001, when we had ZERO animals!) of our front yd. You can see changes in house ~paint, windows, roof, garage door, plants/trees removed, etc. Then, part of project, brick work & fountain in, fill dirt & what it looks like so far (I have a LONG way to go) with some closer of the fountain for you, Greg. (I'll be reworking the fountain-some pot there now of plants that will be added. Advice: Don't use cuttings. Or, not some cuttings & some w/roots. Watering needs are diff.) Added just a few individual plant pix & vignettes.
Click on a pic for a larger view

Now...back to my "other" chores. :D

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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

Forgot to say Thanks!, Greg for the comp on my FB pic.

Also, I think the plant name you want for Kathi's silvery one w/pink flowers is Kalanchoe pumila.

I hope to get back to make comments on everyone's fabulous plants!

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Pallas_Athena

SBGibbons- it is an Echeveria "Perle von Nurenburg"--definitely a beautiful, colorful variety. I just purchased and potted it several weeks ago.

Kurok- I love all your little terra cotta pots. Also your soil mixes look really nice.

Tneomi- Great colors everywhere! I love the shelves and the mini gardens.

Rosemariero- What a lovely orange jade-- is it a Hummel's Sunset?

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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Omg.... FABULOUS! I'LL be back Also my hands are dirty ð but it goes with the territory.

Greg

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kathi_mdgd

Greg,send me your addy thru this site and i'll send you some of that Kalanchoe,i have lots of it.A piece falls off i pick it up and stick it in the pot.It blooms around april,but it will get some(just a few blooms off and on at other times.

Tneomi,i also love those stands and all your plants.

Rosemarie,yours is looking great so far.

Wantonmara,we'll take whatever we can get,age doesn't matter.

Sbgibbons,and Crenda,like all your plants as well.
Kathi

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Crenda SWFL 10A

I got this little Agave lopantha 'Quadricolor' last January. As is my usual plan, I have him in a pot to mature and see how it does before PIG. Not sure you can really tell in these pictures, but it has really grown this summer.

Top picture is from early March and showing nice color. The bottom is this past week.

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nil13(z21 L.A., CA (Mt. Washington))

I've got a couple of aloes (the left two that aren't completely cut off) in my bunch that are starting to flower. The rest are doing pretty well too.

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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

Pallas, yes, it is a C. 'Hummel's Sunset'. :)

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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Crenda, that is a very attractive agave , and the color has really brighten up, does it get very big or does it stay small?
Either way it is very attractive. .

Nil13, what a nice family of aloes you have there with nic3 markings, thanks for sharing.

Thought I'd share a little bit of color .

Greg

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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

Crenda, yes, nice coloring on your A. 'Quadricolor'. I made the mistake of watering mine too much once PIG (trying to get established), and now it's yellowing...along with another 2 choice Agaves. I have to pay more attention to them & do LESS. Neglect has worked for me so far on the SOS program (Sink Or Swim). :P

Again, jumping in & out. Only a couple things crossed off my list yesterday. Doing horse fencing at the ranch this weekend. Home stuff HAS to get fini B4. I'll be BAaaaack. :)

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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

Hijole, my propellar plant just finished blooming. I love those blooms. What a gift. Crenda, that agave is a lophantha so it should be able to take your wet summers fine, as long as it has drainage. I think it is bullet proof.

OK, I took the camera out for a walk down the bridge between my shops. It is a short tour of my pots. Yes, they are mostly the same plants as last year, some bigger and some lamentably smaller after our bad winter. I have not acquired many more succulents. I am focussing on natives for my land lately. I think things are starting to break out of summer dormancy here in Texas.

One work project is ready for delivery so I have some time to drink coffee and twiddle away on my keyboard.

BY the way here is the rare Orchid that I found on my land. this last week. I am REALLY excited about this. It is out in the mess behind my shop in the Cedars where I have my kiln bricks stacked. It is lucky guy.

Hexalectris nitida

Poney tail Opuntia ( dumb name/ GREAT PLANT)

The little guy is Aloe Karasbergensis but the big guy is still un named so if anyone knows that one , please spill the beans.

Here is a bigger Aloe karsbergensis doing its thing. I think my baby will have much more interesting coloring. It's mom did not loose her coloring. Personally the little guy might have some A. hererorensis in its bloodline.

Echeveria subrigida

Agave 'Live Wire" and Yucca faxoniana

A mess of Aloes. I am a sucker for aloes till the first cold front rolls in .

This post was edited by wantonamara on Sat, Sep 6, 14 at 23:28

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kathi_mdgd

This post gets better everytime i go back for another look,
Wantonamara,you have a lot of beauties there,some of which i have never seen before.That's why i love this board,you all are such enablers.

Crenda love those crested euphorbias,i must keep my eyes open for those.

Kuroc,what are those odd shaped plants in picture #6,i love them for the way they grow,do they flower??
Thanks everyone,guess i should go look thru my pictures and see if i can contribute anything.
kathi

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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

I started from the bottom up & as soon as I got to the fist pic, I KNEW these were your pix, Mara! Fabulous color & contrast (whatever your secret)...and terrific plants...ALL. Thanks for stopping for a few minutes in your busy schedule to share them with us! Congrats on the orchid! Woot!

We got horse fencing finished, so maybe after dog baths tomorrow & can come back & stay for awhile. :D

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Crenda SWFL 10A

A little OT, but it's in my garden. I found a seed pod on my plumeria. How exciting! Now here's hoping it can stay on the tree to mature.

Mara, what lovely plants! Like you, I am a sucker for aloes, but mine are babies by comparison.

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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

Crenda, You are in great aloe growing country as long as you have drainage. You can do those coastal tree aloes where you are. I have to haul them inside come winter for the bad days.. These were all started from babies. My three foot A. arborescens came to me as a 2" cutting. Barely a rosette. I am amazed it took.

Rosemarie, I admit to taking my images to iPhoto and working on them till they are like I remembered them when I took them and descriptive of the plants. I don't like blown highlights and washes of incorrect blue sunlight. Cameras DO make mistakes and often take the easy way out. The information is in the pixels. One just has to milk them by messing with the iPhoto controls. It is very easy. I spend maybe 2 minutes on a photo. Believe it , or not , After I balanced them and jerked with exposure levels and highlights, shadows and contrast , I DESATURATED the colors.

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kuroc(z8 AR)

Kathi I believe you are talking about my Adenium obesums.
There is a fourm dedicated to adeniums on this site.
I have 4 species of adenium here is a list of the ones I have.

Adenium obesum blackfire
Adenium obesum noid from walmart
Adenium arabicum dwarf black rcn
Adenium arabicum shada num1
Adenium arabicum shada num 2
Adenium somalense blue boy 1
Adenium somalense blue boy 2
Adenium socotranum

Here is a pic of the blackfire when it was blooming.

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nil13(z21 L.A., CA (Mt. Washington))

Haemanthus albiflos

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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Testing one two three.

Ok , I figured it out. Or my daughter did. Let me explain what happened, Long story short, My phone has a mind of it's own ð². That's the long story short . I wasn't able to post any comments.

I've really enjoyed all the pictures you've all posted there all fabulous!

Rosemarie, I'm really looking forward to seeing your yard completed, and so far it's looking real good as always. No surprise here.

Wantonamara, omg... what a collection you have there , I would be very tempted walking by your house ð lol.. what was your address again ðÂÂÂ

LilBit, thanks for sharing your pics too , nice ðÂÂÂ

I left the post site so I can't tell who I'm missing but thank you all for sharing your yards with us.

Greg

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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

Hijole, Figured what out ???????

Great H. albiflorus.

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aztcqn(10)

Al those community pots are inspiring. Greg, wonderful social thread idea. Have really enjoyed seeing everyones plants and set-ups.

rosemariero, the fountains are the best places for a collection.

Someone mentioned adeniums, just received 3 babies. First time attempting to grow them. This entire world of succulents from desert to tropical is so engrossing.

Wantonamara, Love how the succulents spill out of their pots with their own personal charm. I'm arranging my groups to grow this way as well. Can't wait til next year to show my own.

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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

Weird, first Hijole your post only said "testing 1 2 3 and that you or your daughter had figured it out ⦠and nothing after that. NOW your post is appearing⦠strangeness.

Greg, we are a long way off the road. AND being good Texans we shoot first and ask questions later. Even my wind chime is bullet ridden. Just kidding. I gotta keep our reputation going, you know.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2014 at 8:31PM
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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Its still September and I'm still enjoying all the pictures you've been sharing , let's us see some more. ð²

wantonamara, HOLD IT DONT SHOOT!!! ð¢ I made some adjustments with the help of the edit tab, my goodness girl you're DANGEROUS! LOL... ð KIDDING...

Greg

This post was edited by hijole on Mon, Sep 8, 14 at 19:34

    Bookmark   September 8, 2014 at 7:16PM
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Crenda SWFL 10A

I am loving all of these pictures! Y'all are giving me some good ideas, too!

Did I mention that I love Aloes? Here's a view of some of them. They're only a couple of years old, but doing well. You can see 7 different Aloes in this picture.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2014 at 9:37PM
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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Crenda, very nice, there's a lot of detail going on in this picture, I like all the work here, but first the aloes they look very good and healthy the agave looks stunning also, the light green plant really adds to the garden too, Now the details all the rocks I like the way the border is a white trim around the edges. Do you do all this work Crenda? .

If you do it's very good, we'll done.

This little aloe in the picture was a little surprise today, I had picked up a few last year for like 3 for a dollar, it's in a small little pot about the size of a small coffee cup.
( not a venti size. )
Anyway this little aloe has a cute little bloom that I noticed this morning and snapped a picture of it just for my friends on the cacti & succulents. Frim the garden web page.

Does anyone know what type it is, I'm not sure but I'm impressed with the little size and already a bloom. Thanks for the help.

Greg

    Bookmark   September 8, 2014 at 11:15PM
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Crenda SWFL 10A

It's about half and half on the rock landscape. When we moved here the island was covered in yews, with a big bird of paridise in front of that chunk of coral, 5 crotons and a border of red COTs. There had apparently been a shefflera in the middle of the bird because it kept coming back. It also had 2 very large coconut palms in each end. Under all of this was some pea gravel on top of a very heavy, construction grade black plastic!

After the palms got hit by lightning, we worked at removing just about everything. Hubby dug up the yews and COTs (which he hated). We had to dig up the bird to get the schefflera out, so we got rid of about 2/3 of it. All my neighbors now have birds! LOL I took my time while Charlie was working on the road - got rid of the crotons, pulled back and removed the plastic and I added a lot of grit to the sandy soil. Built up some areas and added the larger rock borders and brought in a ton more river rock. Still a work in progress, but I am enjoying it!

Your little Aloe looks a lot like my Aloe 'Firebird' (decoingsii x thompsoniae), but the leaves on mine are a little curly. I don't have a picture of it blooming, but the flowers are a pretty orange. Yours may be a similar hybrid, and that name is what came on the tag, for what it's worth.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2014 at 10:27AM
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americangolden(ZONE 5B)

Quick snapshot this morning. Temps are cooling down here as of lately during the night.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2014 at 12:10PM
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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Crenda, thank you, they do look very similar has yours ever bloomed I know that might sound silly but was again wondering about the color.
Gardening is so very relaxing I really enjoy it myself plus I unwind by being in the midst of cacti & succulents and the making of the soil ðÂÂÂ
That's funny, you get rid of some plants and you're neighbors add those same ones to there yard, you're a trend setter.

America golden, wow nice snap shot way to start your day, they look great, I like the color too.
temps are still in the 90's here in southern California, rain yesterday bright hot sun today with no clouds in sight.
What can I say, besides I love California.
Thanks for sharing your pics please take some more snap shots of your garden.

Greg

    Bookmark   September 9, 2014 at 4:17PM
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Crenda SWFL 10A

Greg - my Firebird has bloomed rather prolifically. Can't believe I don't have a pic, but the flowers are real orangy, kind of a tangerine orange. There's an inflo going up on one now. I'll get hubby to take a pic for me while I'm in Ohio.

Americangolden - you have some really gorgeous jades! How's the big guy you whacked a while back?

    Bookmark   September 9, 2014 at 5:14PM
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kathi_mdgd

Greg,i love that little aloe,the flower reminds me of candy corn.

Crenda i love your little garden of aloes as well,how do you keep it so weed free??

Since we're in such a drought,i plan on taking out a section of my backyard that never recovered from the skunk damage.Of course i have to wait til it cools off some.Havn't really decided yet what i am going to put there,but i want it to be low maintenance,and of course low water.
Kathi

    Bookmark   September 9, 2014 at 5:29PM
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Crenda SWFL 10A

It's still September, so here's my Aloe juvenna in bloom! I was afraid I would miss it while I was in Ohio, so Charlie sent me a pic last night.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2014 at 11:24AM
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sugi_c(9a)

Everyone's gardens looks so stunning.

Omg Wanton,
I so need this:

AND

What are their names so I can hunt them down? I don't have enough succulents. No, really...I don't. I thought I did but now looking at how many everyone else have, I am clearly deprived.

And that's not acceptable!

    Bookmark   September 27, 2014 at 9:47PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

Sugi C, The blue echeveria in the second picture is Echeveria mazarine. I got it from Lowes or HD. The first one came to me without a name. That is all one plant and it definitely needs to be cut back for winter. A nursery owner said it just appeared in one of their pots un invited. If you email me your address through my page , I can send you some trimmings. When I google iE mazarine, it has a lot of variability in color . That might be a sun issue. I grow mine outside as much as possible in my Zone. The color is very distinctive.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2014 at 11:50PM
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sugi_c(9a)

Wantomara,

I'm so emailing you right now. It's stunning and I want to make mine trail out of a pot like that. :)
There really is a lot of color variation in the mazarine, huh? Googling that, most don't get that pink tinge like yours has. So pretty!!

Thanks so much, Wanton (amara)!

Grace

    Bookmark   September 28, 2014 at 7:34PM
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camellia1_gw

Nice plants! They look great!

Mine got too much sun without me realizing it. They were doing fine a month, ago, but seem to have gotten too much sun since then.

Tneomi, the display of your plants are nice and one of them is catching my eye.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2014 at 12:15AM
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chadec(N.C.7b)

Awesome photos, love the gardens.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2014 at 7:26PM
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oks2n2

My autumn began in May :)

This post was edited by Oks2n2 on Tue, Sep 30, 14 at 5:18

    Bookmark   September 30, 2014 at 5:17AM
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oks2n2

Another pic of crassula Tom Thumb

    Bookmark   September 30, 2014 at 5:21AM
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tneomi(Israel)

Camellia1
this one?
I do not know what the exact ID

    Bookmark   September 30, 2014 at 10:15AM
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oks2n2

Tneomi,
it's Coral or Lady's Fingers.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2014 at 11:06AM
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camellia1_gw

Tneomi,

Yes, it looks like it has some variegation. If so, it's quite rare.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2014 at 11:19AM
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sugi_c(9a)

Greg,

Your aloe looks like this one?
While I don't know the name of it, I do know that the hummingbirds visit daily to drink from it. Daily. And for as long as I can remember this year, it has a bloom on it. Profusely fast grower, too.

I love this one, though I haven't quite figured out how one propagates it....

Grace

    Bookmark   September 30, 2014 at 11:29AM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

Grace, clip a whole rosette from the aloe with stem tissue. sprinkle cinnamon on the fresh cut and then mist it every once and a while. till you see the yellow roots forming. Then dirt and gentle watering. One Can not water it till it has roots. I have had the rosettes out in the air in shade for months till the roots formed and they are still alive. Sometimes it takes awhile and sometimes it is quick. It depends on the time of year. Springtime is the best. I have clipped in late fall and they hung around till spring to root. I have placed them in piled rocks because that gives a damp atmosphere, but perfect drainage. some will put it in a gritty dirt and mist till they feel resistance to a gentle tug.

I am not talking about your specific aloe , but aloes in general.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2014 at 12:09PM
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sugi_c(9a)

Mara,

Maybe that's it. Two two times I tried, it was the rare occasion when half a leaf broke off due to accidents. Stem tissue....got it. :)

    Bookmark   September 30, 2014 at 12:22PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

Aloes, as a rule will not propagate from a leaf . Some say they it CAN be done. Don't count on it. I have never seen it in my yard.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2014 at 1:17PM
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americangolden(ZONE 5B)

Crenda,

Thank you, and the large whacked Jade is doing great. Really filled in this summer. I will post pictures when I get home.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2014 at 10:54AM
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