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Old June 12, 2019   #166
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PJ, if you are thinking about getting some plumeria for your patio, are you going to get the "sticks?"

Are they popular where you live? The American Plumeria Society is headquartered in Houston. Their annual sale was a couple of weeks ago not far from where I live. I could have gotten you some cuttings. They usually have some rare and spectacular varieties. $$$$$$$
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Old June 13, 2019   #167
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Default Rain Lilies Appeared

After 5" of rain, I guess the rain lilies decided to appear. I haven't seen any since last year. They come and go (mainly go) and there haven't been any around in a long time. I don't remember ever planting any but they'll just show up now and then. Every once in a while a white one comes up in the middle of the yard or elsewhere a red one will appear.

These popped up next to the base of a Knockout rose.



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Old June 13, 2019   #168
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You never know when those things are going to appear out of nowhere. Sometimes I see them from time to time in peoples' lawns around the neighborhood, I've had them in my yard but I can't remember if I had any bloom last year or not. I haven't seen any this year.
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Amazing! Are they truly in the lily family?
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Old June 14, 2019   #170
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Genus is Zephyranthes. Wikipedia says:

"Zephyranthes is a genus of temperate and tropical plants in the Amaryllis family, subfamily Amaryllidoideae, native to the Western Hemisphere and widely cultivated as ornamentals. There are over 70 recognized species, as well as numerous hybrids and cultivars. Common names for species in this genus include fairy lily, rainflower, zephyr lily, magic lily, Atamasco lily, and rain lily."
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Old June 14, 2019   #171
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Default More plumeria

Plumeria rubra miniature "Divine."
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The flowers look fantastic.
My vitex didn't bloom until June, very late very strange.
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PJ, if you are thinking about getting some plumeria for your patio, are you going to get the "sticks?"

Are they popular where you live? The American Plumeria Society is headquartered in Houston. Their annual sale was a couple of weeks ago not far from where I live. I could have gotten you some cuttings. They usually have some rare and spectacular varieties. $$$$$$$
Wow, that sounds like some of the orchids I lusted after during my orchid obsession days.
I was thinking of one or 2 from my local nursery to start, nothing rare, certainly.
I’ve seen a few on porches here and there in my neighborhood. I haven’t yet been able to make the annual house tours; that’s when you usually see the best garden goodies.
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I tried growing vitex up in Massachusetts, Worth. I think I got 3 blooms that fall and then the winter wiped it out.
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Old June 16, 2019   #175
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Default Tradewnds series "Starry Wind"

The Tradewinds series are compact plants, perfect to be grown in a container and placed on your porch or patio.
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Default Plumeria rubra "Elsie"

This looks somewhat similar to "Divine."
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First time growing coleus. Small flowers but many of them.

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I like to grow coleus also. I'm sure you know that they are very easy to propagate by cuttings.
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Blooms are still out for borage, yarrow, chamomile, calendula, roses, Morelle De Balbis, shasta daisies, lavender, yucca, and other stuff.
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I like to grow coleus also. I'm sure you know that they are very easy to propagate by cuttings.
No, I didn't know. I should try.
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