Pics of some fun plants in Bremerton

homernoy(z8b Bemerton)January 10, 2010

The last two winters have been pretty harsh, and you can see damage on some of the Cordylines pictured. All pics taken this weekend. Nice weather we had!

*Disclaimer: I am not trying to encourage anyone to go out and spend money on plants that may be damaged in severe cold snaps.

Male Annas hummingbird visiting the flowers and feeder, sitting on a Callistemon.

Knophofia northiae

Grevillea victoriae

Gardenia 'Chuck Hayes', a very hardy variety

Yucca gloriosa variegata

Mahonia 'winter sun'

Cordyline australis

Another Cordyline australis

Trachycapus with bare trunk

Eucalyptus with blue foliage

Butia in my yard

Butia x Jubaea that came through 18F without a scratch (so far)

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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

You really caught the color on the hummer.

    Bookmark   January 11, 2010 at 12:49AM
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ian_wa(Sequim)

>>*Disclaimer: I am not trying to encourage anyone to go out and spend money on plants that may be damaged in severe cold snaps.

Why not? I am.

Nice pics. Keep an eye on that BxJ. Mine died at 19 degrees, and took a couple months to look dead. Where did you get it? Do you know if it is an F1 or F2?

    Bookmark   January 11, 2010 at 2:52PM
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homernoy(z8b Bemerton)

I am not sure if it is F1 or F2. Roger might know. I believe he has one as well.

Anyway, I was on the NP and S board and Roger brought up a plant sale in Kirkland, and that the seller was moving and had to get rid of some stock. He had some really nice pure Jubaea's going for around $500.00, and some unusual crosses. I got there just in time to get the last Butia x Jubaea. Maybe it's doomed, I can't tell.

I also bought this pretty good size Butia there for $50. It shows no sign of damage yet either. Again, we'll have to wait and see.

    Bookmark   January 11, 2010 at 5:23PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Tops are hardier than roots, so a zapped plant may not show it until the top tries to grow in spring or summer - and the roots are no longer there to support it.

    Bookmark   January 11, 2010 at 11:11PM
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boizeau(7a)

I believe the Fatsia is a good one for the Tropical look. It usually blooms in mid winter and so you seldom get seeds but some years it will make seed and you can grow a bunch more of them. It prefers some shade so the East or North side of a building are best.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   January 17, 2010 at 10:59AM
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boizeau(7a)

My big plant hobby is viticulture.
Here is one of my best so far of hybrid grapes.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2010 at 11:03AM
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