Plants update August 2011 - PICS

cmventuraAugust 2, 2011

All plants growing happy, days are in the high 70s, low to mid 80s and sunny with good humidity. Here you can seee my succulents, Agave attenuatas, king palms, arecas, pigmy dates, bougainvilleas, Ti plant "Lilinoi", Phil. Xanadu, Crotons oak leaf, Red Abyssinian banana, Cycads. There is also a small Singapore Plumeria that I just purchased while we were in Maui last month. Let's see how it does in L.A. Most of my plants have Pothos hanging as an accent plant around the perimeter of the container. With the Ti Plant I only use spring water since Tis are VERY fluoride sensitive. Also you can see my Balinese statue (which I got in Bali last year), all mossy and green (love the look!) It is all a container garden.

My new Singapore Plumeria -

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tropicalzone7(7b)

Wow, great pics! I always love to see your yard! Tons of great designing and placement! Every plant really has a purpose. I like what you did with your AC unit. I was thinking of getting some type of wooden fence to block mine, but eventually my plants overcrowded it anyways so you cant see it anymore!

Your Plumeria Obtusa should do fine in Cali. Mine survived an entire winter indoors without any water at all and it came back fine so if mine can handle that, yours can definitely handle good care!

Thanks for sharing!
-Alex

    Bookmark   August 2, 2011 at 5:51PM
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earthworm73(WA z8)

Very nice plants. But that's not fair. You live in z10. I don't think the inside of my house is a z10. Must be nice. If you mind where are you located?

    Bookmark   August 2, 2011 at 5:59PM
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cmventura

Thanks Alex! I wanted to do the same in front of the AC, something to cover the front and block that fugly YORK logo/paneling. Sometime in the near future I hope :)

@ earthworm73, I'm located in Santa Monica, about 1.7 miles from the Pacific.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2011 at 6:50PM
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andyandy(6bMI)

Looks Awesome!

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 8:23AM
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chadec7a

Nice planter garden, great tropical variation. I really like the statue, kind of evil looking. It could be my next tattoo!

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 9:02PM
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Hunter_M(Kentucky Z.6)

Very nice! You have great plants! I can see the w.robusta palms in the background of the first pic. I really like that palm. They are so common. When I went to san diego they were EVERYWHERE! I love them.
Also,what is your palm in your first pic?
Thanks
-Hunter

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 10:44PM
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cmventura

Thanks for looking guys!
Hunter, the palm in the first pic is a King Palm 'Archontophoenix Cunninghamiana'
Yes, W. Robusta is everywhere in SoCal, same with Phoenix Canariensis, love that palm, but too big for my container garden ;)

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 10:54PM
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jimhardy

Looks like a nice place to kick back-
nice view too!

    Bookmark   August 4, 2011 at 5:55PM
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wetsuiter(7b/8a)

You could disguise the AC unit with a bamboo screen. It would fit the theme. Maybe even a long planter with live bamboo kept pruned like a hedge to the top of the AC unit.

Such a cosy urban garden. We're all jealous of your zone 10! I got tired of hauling potted tropicals in every winter. When I discovered hardy palms and bananas my dilemma was solved!

    Bookmark   August 4, 2011 at 10:23PM
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orchiddude(+7b ALabama)

Nice, the statues add alot to it.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2011 at 7:38AM
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stanofh

Any updates? How have the Crotons and Plumeria obtusa done over the last few years?

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 7:27PM
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shenue(z7 MD)

Oh my goodness...such beautiful plants!
@earthworm .... ditto! :-)

I live in a condo now and even though I am on the bottom floor and have a screened in porch, it is tiny and I have such a limited amount of space to bring in my plants when Fall gets here. But...wow...I would love to have a place where I could have plants-galore once again. But, I make due with my little 7 x 8 ft. screened in porch, cram it full of plants in the Summer and drag them inside in the Fall. :-)

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 11:06AM
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cmventura

I'll post an update on my plants later on today. Lots of new things and the old ones have grown a lot!

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 10:42AM
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