Plant Swap

Go Back   Plant Swap > Regional > Gardening in the South > Florida



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #46  
Old 01-16-2012, 11:08 PM
gone_tropical's Avatar
Vegetable Garden
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Orlando FL, Zone 9b
Posts: 5,814
iTrader: (93)
Swamplady I love Oxalis, and let me tell you there are quite a few cute varieties available one just has to have last year I got my hands on two purple leaf varieties and for this year I just ordered another two
__________________

Gone Tropical's Garden
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 01-16-2012, 11:38 PM
Flower Garden
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: N/A
Posts: 3,501
iTrader: (17)

WinkHere are my January flowers...




















: )
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 01-17-2012, 01:53 AM
SwampLady's Avatar
Flower Garden
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: 5, Newington, CT
Posts: 3,579
iTrader: (38)
Hollyberry Lady your flowers are just beautiful. You must have a greenhouse to be able to grow those beauties at this time of the season.
__________________
Reputation is what men and women think of us; Character is what God and angels know of us
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 01-17-2012, 12:29 PM
gone_tropical's Avatar
Vegetable Garden
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Orlando FL, Zone 9b
Posts: 5,814
iTrader: (93)
Beautiful HBL, love the orchid
__________________

Gone Tropical's Garden
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 01-19-2012, 03:52 PM
RiverRock's Avatar
Critter Rescue Angel
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Z5 Oregon
Posts: 8,631
iTrader: (65)
Ok I finally have somthing to add Some one gave me some bulbs for Christmas that were already sprouting so I am growing them in the house.

First is Paper Whites..the second I supposed to be Amarylis 'apple blossom'but it does not look at all like 'apple blossom' however it is a very pretty deep pink like no other I have seen.
__________________

Last edited by RiverRock; 06-05-2012 at 10:00 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #51  
Old 01-19-2012, 08:26 PM
gone_tropical's Avatar
Vegetable Garden
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Orlando FL, Zone 9b
Posts: 5,814
iTrader: (93)
Beautiful Mary And they are extra special since they flower for you in this cold winter month!!
__________________

Gone Tropical's Garden
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 01-19-2012, 08:55 PM
RiverRock's Avatar
Critter Rescue Angel
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Z5 Oregon
Posts: 8,631
iTrader: (65)
Yes for sure..cold is an understatment, we are so bad here right now, we have veen in an ice storm for 2 days, its nearly impossible to drive the ice is so bad and everything is canceled and closed. We are one big frozen block of ice..please send the sun to thraw us..lol I even had to cnacel my CT scan this morning because the roads are not safe to drive.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 01-19-2012, 09:15 PM
SwampLady's Avatar
Flower Garden
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: 5, Newington, CT
Posts: 3,579
iTrader: (38)
Very pretty indeed Mary, I love paper whites, they are always so happy looking. I planted a few out side this fall and hope they make a showing in the spring with the tulips. Sorry about your weather it has been a strange winter everywhere it seems.
__________________
Reputation is what men and women think of us; Character is what God and angels know of us
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 01-19-2012, 09:35 PM
RiverRock's Avatar
Critter Rescue Angel
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Z5 Oregon
Posts: 8,631
iTrader: (65)
I did not know paper whites could survive in the zone 5 winters??
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 01-26-2012, 02:52 PM
gone_tropical's Avatar
Vegetable Garden
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Orlando FL, Zone 9b
Posts: 5,814
iTrader: (93)

Florida flowers in January


Here's one more for January, the Passiflora vitifolia is actually flowering all year, but I notice it mostly during the winter months when not all that much is flowering.



and here is a shot of most of the vine, it is covering the fence nicely:



the Meyer Lemon flowers smell heavenly

__________________

Gone Tropical's Garden
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 01-26-2012, 03:08 PM
RiverRock's Avatar
Critter Rescue Angel
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Z5 Oregon
Posts: 8,631
iTrader: (65)
very nice GT, I love when the passies bloom in winter time. I had one bloom late fall after everything went dormant and it was so nice to see. Yours is doing just wonderful.

Oh the citrus smell so lovely dont they! I have a dwarf orange jasmine coming into bud, i love the smell of that one also.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 01-26-2012, 03:52 PM
RiverRock's Avatar
Critter Rescue Angel
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Z5 Oregon
Posts: 8,631
iTrader: (65)
Here are my blooms today.



__________________
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 01-26-2012, 05:29 PM
gone_tropical's Avatar
Vegetable Garden
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Orlando FL, Zone 9b
Posts: 5,814
iTrader: (93)
what a pretty pink, Mary! I love it
__________________

Gone Tropical's Garden
Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 05-25-2013, 04:14 PM
Floridagal22's Avatar
Sprout
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: DUNNELLON
Posts: 41
iTrader: (1)

Would love to trade with you - Gone Tropical


Hello Gone Tropical, I have been looking for someone with that Hawaiian Sunset Vine to trade with. I have a very beautiful vine myself and could trade either seeds or a starter plant ready to go into the ground now. I have Pink Moon Flower Vine. The mother plant has been growing in my yard with no special attention here in SW Marion Co. for the past 7 years. It never fails to amaze me as it blooms from early Summer until first frost, when it dies to the ground, only to re-vine in the Spring. The huge icy pink trumpets are almost 6 inches wide and just as long from the base of the flower to the top of the trumpet. The throat is a darker burgundy color. It's so icy looking you would expect it to be cold to touch. The leaves are just as appealing to the eye with their dark glossy green crinkled texture. If you have never had one they are quite hardy once established and even drought resistant. We have had some pretty cold winters here and though they are said to be a tender perennial it has survived. The tuber on my plant is now the size of a dodge ball so it would be hard to freeze it. lol Let me know if you might be interested. http://s279.photobucket.com/user/MISTHULA/story/7715
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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin - Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2005-2014 Escalate Media LP. All Rights Reserved.