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Old 01-14-2012, 03:11 PM
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Oh my goodness those are beautiful. What wonderful flowers to see in January. Up here in New England we would be happy to see any of those in mid summer.
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:18 PM
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Those of us up here in the cold are drooling. We want flowers too! Thanks for letting us know what we are missing. Keep up the good work and keep sending the pics for those of us living vicariously on your pretties.
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by flowerdazed View Post:

DBSjungle, what is your second pic, it's beautiful!
Thank you - It's my Hong Kong Orchid Tree. The crazy thing has 4 whole branches and they each have tons of blooms.
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:44 AM
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GT, love your blooms, particularly 'hawaiian sunset' blooms!
Is yur 'popcorn cassia' same as the candlestick cassias?
Stephanie, the popcorn cassia is different, the leaves, when touching, do smell strong like buttered popcorn and the flower buds are a dark color.
The Hawaiian Sunset vine is a super fast grower, I hope the winter stays as mild as so far for it to not freeze to death. If it survives, I will have enough cuttings for everyone to try growing this one and if just as an annual.
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:51 AM
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here's another picture of the Sunset vine hanging off the roof... (I'm telling you, this vine unchecked will swallow the house )



and my purple Firespike:
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Old 01-15-2012, 12:11 PM
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GT - that sunset vine is gorgeous!
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Old 01-15-2012, 12:34 PM
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thanks SwampLady, wish I could send you live blooms for your garden today.

thanks GT for the info on the difference between the two cassias, interesting! It is just amazing at this time of year I am seeing various blooms in my garden. It could be short lived tho as one or two freezing nights come and they,most, would be gone, the blooms that is. Here are a few more pics taken yesterday.


green shrimp plants. The red ones (blooms) are holding on as well. The gold shrimps are not blooming nor are the pink ones at this time.
blue salvia, or blue sage, I think they are one in the same.
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:34 PM
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So wonderful to see such beauty! You guys are really helping a whole bunch of us get thru this crazy winter!

Thank you so much and please! Keep them coming!
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:40 PM
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Oh wow, the flowers are beautiful and the pictures just wonderful.
I want to go out and plant and grow some - come on Spring.
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:24 PM
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yes, a freeze will stop the flower show pretty fast

here's a bromeliad.... my brain has its wires crossed, I can't think of the name ... but this one I'll bring in when it gets below 40F

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Old 01-15-2012, 07:34 PM
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That is just too gorgeous for words. Wow, I have never seen one with so many blooms.
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:00 PM
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wow, that is an awesome, awesome specimen!
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Great blooms GT and FD
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:15 AM
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Especially in January it is important to me to see flowers and colors. I treasure even the smallest ones.

here is the Soldier Orchid (or Lawn Orchid), naturalized in Florida, a tiny little thing


and here's the Oxalis, naturalized in Myrtle Glen I don't mind it, others see it as weed, I like the light green leaves and cheerful pink blossoms


I'd show houseplant flowers if I had any, but any plant in my house is doomed to die
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:08 AM
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Gone tropical, I love your soldier orchid still another plant that I have never heard of or seen. I have two Oxalis and think that they are great plants. I have to keep them as house plants but they are tolerant to neglect so they survive. One has pink blooms and the other has white blooms. They were a gift from my neighbor so I really try taking care of them.
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