Foliage (Mostly)

bossjim1July 1, 2010

It's raining again today, so to relieve the boredom I downloaded some pictures. Here's a few.

Jim

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jolanaweb

OMG!!!! Jim, all are sooooo beautiful but the second with your new ee is so stunning and the last with the crinum? is so very beautiful
Thank you so much for posting them.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 1:58PM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

Thank goodness for rainy days ... in more ways than one, since it induced you to share the gorgeous foliage and flower pictures. Incidentally, it's raining here too.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 2:46PM
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wilo(Central Texas - 8)

In the first picture, is the taller thing Bear's Breeches?

I'm not as familiar with foliage plants. hmmm, wonder why. . .

    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 2:47PM
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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

Very nice, love the contrasts of color and texture.

What is the blue flower third up from the bottom?

    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 4:33PM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

And do tell us what the red one is second from the bottom, too. It looks like it may be a vine.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 5:22PM
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bossjim1

Thanks for looking.

Jolana, the ee is 'Mojito' and the crinum is 'Ellen Bosenquet'.

Wilo, the first picture is Rice paper plant.

Shirley, the blue is Blue Pendant ginger.

Roselee, the little red flower is Red Powder puff, Calliandra emarginata.
I promise that I'll start labeling as I post.
Jim

    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 6:43PM
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remuda1(7b Hood Co TX)

Beautiful Jim! I'll be looking for Mojito bulbs! Also, there's a local lady that makes concrete leaves from the rice paper plants that she grows, they are stunning! Is the red powder puff a vine?

Everything looks SO lush, it's just lovely.

Kristi

    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 7:17PM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

Thanks Jim. I think I saw Calliandra emarginata 'Red' growing at the San Antonio Zoo a few years ago. It was a shrub as the link below says Red poweder puff is. The zoo can grow some tropicals there in the warmer micro climate created by all the concrete and sheltering trees. Wish I could :-)

Here is a link that might be useful: Red powder puff ...

    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 7:22PM
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jolanaweb

Thank you Jim, you would have thought that I would've have remembered mojito after you told me, LOL

I got a pink crinum last year but it is a tiny thing, but was told the name was a lady's name, LOL

Someone with a memory worse than mine, hehehe

    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 9:09PM
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ocgf(Z8)

Very nice, Jim (as usual).

Omar

    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 11:32PM
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rigo74(7b TX)

Just stunning! Love the rice paper plant and the mojito. Gotta find the mojito as this is my DW favorite drink.

Rigo74

    Bookmark   July 2, 2010 at 12:49AM
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Lin barkingdogwoods

Jim, your photos make me want to settle back with a mojito and just enjoy!!!!

Thanks for sharing.

Lin

    Bookmark   July 2, 2010 at 8:31AM
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bossjim1

Thanks all. If I could, I'd send each of you a Mojito, but I'm afraid the ice would melt before you got it.
Jim

    Bookmark   July 2, 2010 at 8:52AM
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ibheri

So beatiful. They all look very nice. Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2010 at 9:20AM
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bootscootengal

pic #3 and#5?? lov the pics

    Bookmark   July 2, 2010 at 11:44AM
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bossjim1

The third picture is Nerve plant, (Fittonia albivenis), and Leopard plant, (Farfugium japonicum 'Aureomaculata').
The fifth picture is Giant Leopard plant, (Farfugium japonicum 'Gigantea').
Thanks for looking,
Jim

    Bookmark   July 2, 2010 at 12:18PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Always an uplifting experience to "walk" through your beautiful garden, Jim, thanks for sharing it with us.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2010 at 8:44AM
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piksi_hk(9)

Jim, you have such diverse plants. They all are just lovely but I really like the blue in the blue pendant ginger.
I always enjoy getting glimpses of your garden...very inspiring.

Betsy

    Bookmark   July 6, 2010 at 7:50PM
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