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I have a few blooms

Posted by bossjim1 Z9 Alvin Tx (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 29, 11 at 18:53

It's been a rough year, but I have a few blooms.
Mums

More mums

Zinnias

Texas Asters

Creamy Buttercups

Firespike

Black Eyed Susan and Tangerine Beauty crossvine

Cape Honeysuckle

Mexican flame vine

Rangoon Creeper

X Ruttyruspolia

Rain Lilies

Peach Butterfly Ginger (Bottlebrush ginger) My wife cuts these about as soon as they bloom, to take inside.

The datura that has laid on the ground like a snake all summer.

Snapdragon Tree, an impulse buy, that will have to be over-wintered someplace warm.

...and some foliage

Alocasia Frydek

Alocasia 'Stingray'

Variegated Coralbean tree

Thanks for looking. I still have a few things yet to bloom, that I'll post later.
Jim


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Very nice Jim.

Lots of pretty stuff there. I think I liked your Texas Asters and Coralbean tree best.


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  • Posted by ocgf Z8 (My Page) on
    Sat, Oct 29, 11 at 21:42

You are the king of the vines, Jim.

Omar


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What a great way to start my morning, Jim ......beautiful, as always !!!!


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  • Posted by ruthz DFW/TX (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 30, 11 at 10:40

Beautiful, I love all of them.
What's the small red flowers beside the asters?


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ahh Jim... perfect for Sunday morning viewing!
I always love your gorgeous foliage plants as well as all those blooms!


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Thanks Richard, the Texas asters are so reliable. I got some after admiring Kathy's (plantmaven) pictures of her's. The variegated coral bean tree isn't nearly as hardy as the standard coral bean, and must be protected from freezing.

Omar, king? I don't know, but....My name is Jim and I'm a vineaholic. Ha!

Thanks Carrie.

Ruthz, thank you, and the red flower beside the Texas asters is Russelia 'Mexicana', a cousin of the Firecracker fern.
Jim


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Thanks, Mel. This year has been a challenge.
Jim


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You got that right. Challenge is a good word.

Question, do all the 3 EE type plants you gave me need to be put in the green room each winter?

I took my duranta standard "tree" to Dale, as it was too much trouble for us to get it in the green room.
Dale has 0 trees in the back and it is driving him crazy. He has lived there about 6 mos.
So I had one of the grands take my picture sittin' in the shade of his "tree".

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Kathy, after you plant them out next spring, they should be ok with a good heavy mulch. My big Mojito and Stingray bulbs froze last year, but they were both at least half way out of the ground, and I didn't mulch at all. They both put out lots of pups, when the weather warmed up. They are supposed to be hardy to 15deg. I've replanted them deeper, and will mulch this year. The Persian Palm, came back from the roots. They don't really make a bulb.

No trees? Sounds like the place for a large rose garden.
Jim


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Those are beautiful for a "few" blooms Jim. I didn't realize the Mexican Flame Vine will bloom in the fall. Love the blooms and it does well with our cold.


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A few blooms??? I'd say more like a few hundred thousand! :-)

Thank you for posting these gorgeous pictures of your many plants and flowers. Plus I'm encouraged that some of the mature plants, such as 'Persian palm' survived the freezing weather last winter. That varigated plant is a beautiful thing for sure.


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So beautiful! Loved the mums,asthers, vines. The tangerine vine looks great with the black eyed Susan. Thank you for sharing Jim!


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Gorgeous! I love your tropical look. You have a lot of interest with color and different textures. I especiallly like the black eyed susan/crossvine mix.


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Thanks, ladies. Actually the crossvine blooms, this time of year, are a welcomed bonus.
Jim


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Candy for the eyes! Lots of great stuff blooming and I LOVE the textures in your garden. I am kicking myself because I still haven't planted any asters..I so love them! And the black eyed susan vine with the crossvine is inspiring as well.
Really enjoyed your pictures!


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Your garden is ALWAYS beautiful! Of course, I have to admit to a little jealousy....my mexican flame vine is gorgeous,but never blooms for me. Thanks for sharing!
Molly


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Thanks Ladybug.

Thanks Molly. I don't know if you remember, but I got the peach ginger from you at Mercer a couple of years ago.
Jim


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Oh, yes, I remember, Jim. I love that ginger!


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