Tomatoville® Gardening Forums


Notices

General information and discussion about cultivating fruit-bearing plants, trees, flowers and ornamental plants.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old April 8, 2019   #91
Whwoz
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Victoria, Australia
Posts: 420
Default

Absolutely stunning indeed
Whwoz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 10, 2019   #92
SpookyShoe
Tomatovillian™
 
SpookyShoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: El Lago, Texas
Posts: 760
Default Asiatic lilies and nun's orchid

The yellow opened today.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 0410190832b.jpg (192.9 KB, 101 views)
File Type: jpg 0410190820a.jpg (217.9 KB, 105 views)
__________________
Donna, Zone 9, Texas Gulf Coast
SpookyShoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 11, 2019   #93
SpookyShoe
Tomatovillian™
 
SpookyShoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: El Lago, Texas
Posts: 760
Default So much is blooming now.

Walking Iris and Amaryllis "Minerva."
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 0411190800.jpg (311.2 KB, 90 views)
File Type: jpg 0411191315.jpg (278.6 KB, 96 views)
__________________
Donna, Zone 9, Texas Gulf Coast
SpookyShoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 11, 2019   #94
GrowingCoastal
Tomatovillian™
 
GrowingCoastal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Vancouver Island Canada BC
Posts: 998
Default

Lovely. I'd never heard of 'walking' iris before.

Interesting supports for the Amarylis stems.
GrowingCoastal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 12, 2019   #95
PlainJane
Tomatovillian™
 
PlainJane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: North Florida
Posts: 924
Default

The neighborhood amaryllis are all out now; pretty time of year.
PlainJane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 12, 2019   #96
SpookyShoe
Tomatovillian™
 
SpookyShoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: El Lago, Texas
Posts: 760
Default Amaryllis

Quote:
Originally Posted by PlainJane View Post
The neighborhood amaryllis are all out now; pretty time of year.
Same here. Some people have dozens of them.
__________________
Donna, Zone 9, Texas Gulf Coast
SpookyShoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 1, 2019   #97
SpookyShoe
Tomatovillian™
 
SpookyShoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: El Lago, Texas
Posts: 760
Default Bearded iris

I am not supposed to be able to grow these here, but a big box store was selling the rhizomes and the pictures on the packages looked so pretty that I bought four of them. The rhizomes didn't look like they were the best quality. Anyway, I planted them and one of the plants sent up a bloom stalk and it bloomed beautifully. The other three plants look healthy but none of them have sent up bloom stalks.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 0501190808.jpg (227.1 KB, 71 views)
__________________
Donna, Zone 9, Texas Gulf Coast
SpookyShoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 1, 2019   #98
Whwoz
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Victoria, Australia
Posts: 420
Default

Donna, if you don't tell the plants what the so called experts say, then you can often grow things where you are not supposed to be able to. It's all about local micro climates rather than the broad, sweeping areas and generalisations that the experts often talk in. I have changed many peoples thinking over the years by actually growing (Australian native) plants where they were not supposed to be able to be grown and letting them see the plants for themselves
Whwoz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 12, 2019   #99
SpookyShoe
Tomatovillian™
 
SpookyShoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: El Lago, Texas
Posts: 760
Default Tiger lilies

I planted two pots of these a few months ago and they are finally starting to bloom. However, the first two blooms look very odd to me.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 0512190754.jpg (267.4 KB, 62 views)
__________________
Donna, Zone 9, Texas Gulf Coast
SpookyShoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 12, 2019   #100
PlainJane
Tomatovillian™
 
PlainJane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: North Florida
Posts: 924
Default

Fantastic color combination. What’s odd?
PlainJane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 14, 2019   #101
SpookyShoe
Tomatovillian™
 
SpookyShoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: El Lago, Texas
Posts: 760
Default

When I see photos of tiger lilies, their anthers and filaments are prominently displayed. None of my blooms so far have been like that.
__________________
Donna, Zone 9, Texas Gulf Coast
SpookyShoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Week Ago   #102
SpookyShoe
Tomatovillian™
 
SpookyShoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: El Lago, Texas
Posts: 760
Default Crinum

These lilies are repeat bloomers all season when the weather is warm. I have lots of them growing around a large oak tree.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 0611190934a.jpg (277.1 KB, 36 views)
__________________
Donna, Zone 9, Texas Gulf Coast

Last edited by SpookyShoe; 1 Week Ago at 06:24 PM.
SpookyShoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6 Days Ago   #103
PlainJane
Tomatovillian™
 
PlainJane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: North Florida
Posts: 924
Default

I have a nice white one left by a previous house owner. It’s planted in a tough spot beside the garage and gets by with no supplemental water whatsoever. Good fragrance, too.

Yours looks much better cared for!
PlainJane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2 Days Ago   #104
SpookyShoe
Tomatovillian™
 
SpookyShoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: El Lago, Texas
Posts: 760
Default Lessons learned with gladioli

So in the middle of February I planted some pots of gladioli bulbs. They never thrived and looked healthy and I didn't get any blooms.

1. I think I planted the bulbs too early, even though some sites on the internet said mid Feb. was OK to plants bulbs for my area. The soil was not warm enough.
2. These plants get way too tall for pots (unless maybe you have a really large container). And perhaps they were too crowded.
3. I didn't have the best quality bulbs..they were small and came from a big box store.

So later on in the season I planted some bulbs in nooks and crannies...wherever I could find room. About half bloomed. Dappled sunlight seemed to work best. I had to stake most of them when they sent up bloomstalks.

And I didn't know bees liked them.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 0617191349a.jpg (222.1 KB, 15 views)
__________________
Donna, Zone 9, Texas Gulf Coast

Last edited by SpookyShoe; 2 Days Ago at 04:29 PM.
SpookyShoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2 Days Ago   #105
PlainJane
Tomatovillian™
 
PlainJane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: North Florida
Posts: 924
Default

I really like glads; that’s a nice one.
PlainJane is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:25 PM.


★ Tomatoville® is a registered trademark of Commerce Holdings, LLC ★ All Content ©2019 Commerce Holdings, LLC ★