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Old February 18, 2007   #1
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Default My flowers

Yellow ginger may not be very showy, but the perfume is heavenly:

Delicate lily:

Bird of Paradise:
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Old February 18, 2007   #2
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Oh, your flowers are so pretty! I love the lily. Thanks for sharing your pics!
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Old February 19, 2007   #3
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Just beautiful, Honu What is the other plant in the Bird of Paradise pic? Thanks
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Old February 20, 2007   #4
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Thanks Shelley & Flowerpower!
The lily only blooms once a year, so I get so excited to see it.
To the right of the Bird of Paradise are 4 juvenile papaya trees. I usually plant in groups of 3 or 4 to have a good chance of having at least 1 hermaphrodite, and that will be the only one I keep as that one will have male+female flowers and be productive; the rest will be chopped down. It takes about a year to flower.
Behind them, are, uh... weeds.
More pics:
Heleconia:


Plumeria buds:

Orchid in my favorite color:

Funny little 4 oclock from seed that my sweet friend in Missouri sent me, but thinks it's still on Central time, since I have to wait till 8 pm to see the bloom:

I like to plant Cosmos among the tomatos (but the dill got in there by accident):
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Killing me softly with his pics! They are taking my breath away Honu........I've been surrounded by ick since first hard frost Oct 15 and we still have a month or two of snow to look at (or ugly thaw).

Thank you!
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Old February 21, 2007   #6
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Honu,
Nice photos! I would love to see your tropical flowers in person, so different than what I can grow here. I'm sure that Ginger smells fantastic, and I think it looks good too!
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Old February 21, 2007   #7
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Default my flowers.

i am so envious. We would only ever be able to grow something like those in a greenhouse.
They're really beautiful.
You are so lucky to live in a climate where you can grow tropical plants.
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Papaya,oh, cool. I thought the leaves had a really nice shape. The rest of the flowers are just so gorgeous. The colors are so bright.

4 O' Clocks could get by on around 6 hrs of sun. As soon as they get shade, they open. So maybe move them to a shadier location.
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