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Old 05-09-2010, 01:00 AM
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cool deal about the planter. Nice plants, nice photos. First blooms should be celebrated. What a nice first it was,...is.
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Old 05-09-2010, 01:05 AM
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It was a neat suprise to see it bloom so soon! I haven't taken it off the dolly because I haven't even gotten around to taking out a wayward palm seedling, aerating the soil, and adding compost. (much easier on the back if it is elevated on the dolley). So special to see it bloom in spite of my delay! So the plants get ALL the credit! LOL!
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Old 05-09-2010, 04:59 AM
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very, very nice. Your zone has every thing blooming nicely.
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:05 AM
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Marasi

Those are all so pretty, I love poppys also.

Is that your bridge?

Thanks for sharing with us.
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:29 AM
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MP, that's a Spathyphyllum if I'm not very much mistaken. Lovely blooms - I just love the variegated ones.

Here's my first true May flower.
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:23 AM
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Yes , that's my bridge. We bought all the bar joist from a church being torn down and we had extras after building house and shop, so, wa la, a bridge. i love going out on it when a storm is coming in or has just left.

Beautiful photograph of the datura, Lorax. I think I see your reflection in all four large drops.
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Old 05-09-2010, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by lorax View Post:
MP, that's a Spathyphyllum if I'm not very much mistaken. Lovely blooms - I just love the variegated ones.

Here's my first true May flower.
LOrax it is beautiful.. I may not have that one..LOL
See how much purple is running around?

Marasia

That is cool way to go .. Thought it belonged to others..

COngrats on do it your self.. Show us the view of the whole length.
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Old 05-09-2010, 10:24 AM
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My bridge is not exactly a Mayflower.
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Old 05-09-2010, 10:58 AM
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Mara, somehow I missed your entire posting of pictures! I probably already had my window open to post when you posted yours.... don't ya hate it when that happens.

What is the plant with multiple little white flowers with burgundy centers? So pretty! And your poppies are beautiful!
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Old 05-09-2010, 11:45 AM
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Yes, we are two night owls. I saw you rummaging around. That is antelope horn Milkweed, ascelpias asperula. They are the palest of green. I am blessed with them growing wild all over my land. I rememberthe first day I discovered them, I thought I had gone crazy or made a huge discovery of a brand new flower. I went out and bought a wildflower book, immediately. They love the alkaline soil here. I think I am on the eastern edge of their range. They are one of my favorite wildflowers. I go around stooping and smelling their fragrance. They only smell for a short time after opening or it has to be cool and humid or something I can't figure out so I go around stooping and whiffing. They bloom at the same time the damianita blooms that is another amazing smeller. Another favorite of mine that I have made art out of.

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Old 05-09-2010, 11:59 AM
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Oh Mara, how gorgeous! And so, so many blooms!! We have fairly alkaline soil here... because of the coral rock underneath us. I wonder how they would fair here with our humidity?
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Old 05-09-2010, 12:13 PM
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Probably not. They do not grow 3 miles east of here. I have never seen them in the natives trade here in Texas. I don't know the reason why. Maybe because they are slow growers. A friend who has altered her soil for cactus in OKC has had luck but she grows Beaver tail cactus and is avery good outdoor cactus grower. They grow in places like UTAH, New mexico , Arizona. They take several years to get to bloom. They have a long tap root. I do not like to field collect them. Because I end up killing them. The ground has to be REALLY soft (rare condition) and it is hard to find them with shallow enough roots to dig up. I have never grown them from seed but I do collect the seed every year and many people ask for it from "Other Forms".
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absolutely stunning! Love it...
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Old 05-09-2010, 02:28 PM
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So different an lovely

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Old 05-09-2010, 02:51 PM
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Wow gorgeous flowers MP, mara and Lorax they are all beautiful!!!

GT - Hippeastrums are my weakness also I plan on making a whole flower bed of them some day!! If you are interested I have some seedlings that are crosses that are 1 yr old. PM me and I am sure that we can work out something !
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