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July garden photos

Posted by Johnnieb Washington, DC (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 2, 05 at 14:27

Went out a couple of days ago and took some photos. Here is my Musa basjoo:

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It's only about 6 feet tall so far, but it died all the way back and got off to a late start and has put out all this growth, from the ground up, in about 6 weeks. Here's a closeup of the Spigelia marilandica growing next to it:

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Here is a Kniphofia hybrid, which is much brighter in person than it appears in this rather washed-out photo:

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And finally a palm, one of my waggies (growing with Zantedeschia 'Whipped Cream'):

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Here's a closer view of the waggie, which is now 5 years old from seed, in its fourth growing season in the ground, and has survived 3 winters with minimal protection:

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RE: July garden photos

Very nice! I love that spigelia marilandica! Tell more about that! Also, you mentioned a "waggie," what's that? What's the heart shapped plant with the spotted leaves?


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very neat. I hadn't thought of putting my spigelia in the tropical garden, and it stopped blooming a couple weeks ago even though I am north of you. Course I got it from Mississippi.

My M. basjoo is in the ground now - I got it last year only six inches high and wintered inside - it is putting out a little pup. Maybe in a couple years I'll have that grove effect. What have you got growing behind the banana?


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Is the third picture what we call Red Hot Polka. It looks the same. Also where did you get the Musa basjoo. I would love to have it in my yard.


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Gardener972, I think Johnnieb's 'waggies' are Trachycarpus wagnerianus, the young palm in his pics.

I must say that, in my opinion, folksy nicknames like this are often an obstacle to effective communication. On the other hand, some like to use them to give a more friendly, informal tone to their postings.


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RE: July garden photos

Yes, the "waggies" are Trachycarpus wagnerianus. Sorry about that. And Kniphofia is simply the botanical name for "red hot poker".

Behind the banana is simply "redtip" Photinia, growing as a semi-hedge to screen the property next door. I'm not especially fond of this plant but it's evergreen, has decent folaige and is tough as nails, and helps give me a little bit of privacy. My yard is actually quite small, and ends about 2 feet behind the banana.

Meanwhile here's another photo, this time of a daylily. This is 'Kindly Light', a spider-flowered daylily, and I find that this kind is especially well suited to a tropical-style garden. In fact at first glance you might not even recognize it as a daylily.

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Beautiful!! Loved them all. :)

Leona


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nice!
thx for sharing:)

karen


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some from CT ..

pavonia .. non stp bloom all summer then in the greenhouse for winter ..

summer flower bed color


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