Photos for a raining day!

chadec7aMay 17, 2011

My wife and I Bought our house 4 years ago, so not to many plants are mature. This is the first home I ever had that I could actually plant something. So to most of you I would still be a beginner since the first hole I ever dug was only 3 years ago.

Me at Myrtle Beach Putt Putt.

Heres the windmill that had spearpull. There were two trunks from seed, but the other didn't make it even though it was twice as big.

A couple of my needle palms.

Here are my hybrid EE's and tropicannas.

Trachy with 2 minors.

My musa sikkimenis and brugmansia not doing to well.

At least my musella lasiocarpa doesn't mind all the rain.

This musa seems to be doing good. It's not in full sun but it still gets over the house every year(my wife for scale).

My potted sabal palmeto.

An army of Agave parryi and americana for next years new rock garden.

Thanks for looking,

Chad

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tropicalzone7(7b)

Great pics! I see you guys are getting a ton of rain there too! Everything is soaked here! One of my hanging baskets broke off because it was so heavy and lots of flowers have fallen off various plants prematurely because its been pouring!
I think your brugmansia looks pretty good! This is my first full year with them (I got my fist one September of this past summer). Maybe if Im lucky I'll see my first brug flower ever around July.
I really like the Musa Basjoo! It looks like it will have no problem reaching the roof again this summer! I had bad luck with my young musella lasiocarpa last year. Maybe I'll try them again some day because yours looks really nice!
Im looking forward to seeing some more updates. Once the warm weather gets more consistent, Im sure things are going to look even more lush!
-Alex

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 10:46PM
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ncpalmzone7

those are great pix chad!i to share the same story as you my friend.As a kid i was always fascinated with palms.My love for palms grew when i came home from a hard's night work and never any time for vacation so i plan to bring the tropical resort to me,alot of expensive hit and miss.Alot of convincing for the wife she so over my palm projects.But when you live in the piedmont of Nc like you and i,a palm tree is a appreciated sign of paradise

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 11:40PM
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jimhardy

Nice Chad-

It will definitely be fun to see how things progress during the growing season.

Thanks for posting these(-:

    Bookmark   May 18, 2011 at 10:39AM
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dixieboy

Send that precip east, we havn't had any appreciative moisture in quite a while, it's good we havn't had it in the 90's every other day or we would be in sad shape here near the coast. Your place looks good, let time do it's thing now & you'll be all smiles soon!

    Bookmark   May 18, 2011 at 12:02PM
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protempsfish

Come July/Aug, your place will fill in nicely. Good job.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2011 at 2:03PM
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chadec7a

Thanks everyone,
I don't see any end to this rain so I'm not sure how things are going to turn out. I have already completely dug up the rock garden and amended the soil due to the precip. Now I need to install a frenchdrain above the bed. I have lost alot of cannas this year that just didn't come back. And of course my large A. americana but dixiboy has one I can dig up. lol

    Bookmark   May 18, 2011 at 6:25PM
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statenislandpalm7a(7a)

Nice pics is that variegated new Zealand flax. How did you overwinter it?

    Bookmark   May 18, 2011 at 6:30PM
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dixieboy

We didn't name our doberman 'killer' for nothing!! lol

    Bookmark   May 18, 2011 at 6:31PM
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chadec7a

dixieboy, didn't you know killer loves peanut butter! But seriously, I'm getting ready to get either a new brazoria or birmingham in a larger size. Which do recommend in both hardiness and looks? Since you are the sabal minor guru!

Statenislandpalm I don't have any of that, not sure which pic you are refering to. If its not in a pot it stays in the ground. The only thing that gets protected outside is my cacti, agave and palms. Just let me know which pic and I'll let you know what it is.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2011 at 7:18PM
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statenislandpalm7a(7a)

The last pic or is that yucca

    Bookmark   May 18, 2011 at 9:20PM
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chadec7a

Yeah, those are bright edge yuccas. My second favorite yucca next to filamentosa.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2011 at 9:58PM
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dixieboy

Chad, the brazoria is by far rated A+ in my book from a to z.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2011 at 11:05PM
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jaynboro(7 TN)

Hey Chad, nice pics. Was wondering what that plant is in the pic above your wife and banana? One that looks like candy corn? That's pretty cool!

    Bookmark   May 29, 2011 at 9:17PM
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chadec7a

I hate you asked, I bought that plant 3 years ago and come close to tossing it in the trash a couple of times. Its made me so angry. Then finally I found a place that made it happy. This is the first year it bloomed. I picked it up from HD and they carry them pretty regularly. I'll check it out tomorrow when I go by. It's a fairly small bush only 2'x 2'.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2011 at 9:54PM
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chadec7a

Jaynboro, the plant in question is Cytisus scoparius or Scotch broom.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 2:35PM
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jaynboro(7 TN)

Thanks Chad. Hate you going to all that trouble.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 6:05PM
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chadec7a

No problem, I was going by anyway to pick up sand for a new shipment of cacti. I have 2 spineless opnutia, opuntia galapagos and tree cholla.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 7:08PM
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foxglove12

Foothills , just looking for info on brugs. bought yellow and pink this summer and fell in love. Looking for anyone nearby for advice and possibly obtaining other colors. in spite of recent cold weather outdoor brugs doing well with loads of flowers.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 8:29AM
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foxglove12

just noticed that this isn't a forum on Brugs . So sorry

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 8:32AM
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chadec(N.C.7b)

Really nice to look back on what my garden looked like then. Everything was so small, even my waist.

My Brugs all came from Plant Delights nursery.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 8:26PM
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