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Old 06-05-2011, 06:23 PM
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Hi everyone, I wanted to show pictures of plants blooming in my yard and some of my flowerbeds.

Circular flowerbed:


Tropical flowerbed with Cleo cannas and Blood banana:


Bee balm:


Basjoo banana:


Love lie Bleeding grown from seed:


Front flowerbed with Ditch lilies, Cleo cannas, pink oleander, Purple Heart, and sunflowers:


New Leaf on Blood banana:
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:37 PM
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Very nice Willow. Your gardens are so neat. Bet you canít wait for more flower blooms to pop. Your combinations are great. Thanks for sharing. Love pictures.
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:16 PM
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Oh that is spectacular! I noticed in the first picture you have what I think is Papyrus! Are you growing it in just plain dirt or a boggy place?
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:31 PM
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Thank you both for the compliments. I just planted random plants in the flowerbeds. Only the Tropical flowerbed was planned. I look forward to seeing the summer blooms, especially the different varieties of sunflowers that I have. Xeolyte the plant that looks like papyrus is called Cyperus. Its very similar to papyrus. It does like boggy soil but I just have it in regular soil. Its been in the ground for several years and I just water it once a week. I know that if it were in a boggy area, it would get huge, but even in regular soil its still spreading a little. I'm surprised at its hardiness.
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:40 AM
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Very nice!!
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:33 AM
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Thanks Penny!
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:20 AM
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:28 PM
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Beautiful!
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:37 PM
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Beautiful beds! I sure wish I could grow bannana up here
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:50 PM
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Thanks fearadyn! There is a hardy banana called Basjoo, I've heard of people growing it as far north as Wisconsin, though they take great lengths to protect it. I've seen reports of it being grown in New York too. I have one in my garden and this will be the first year it stays outside. Its the cold hardiest banana, but its ornamental and can grow to 14 feet tall. You just have to plant it in well drained soil and protect it in your climate.
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:23 PM
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:20 PM
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Just lovely! Dont know how I missed this thread..such great plants!
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Old 06-18-2011, 10:17 AM
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Thanks RR I appreciate the compliments. I love my front flowerbed because its low maintenance. I think my sunflower is called Lemon Queen
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:22 AM
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Glad you shared those with us.. Not that huge inzone 5 here.
Warm climates make the biggest plants I notice.

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Old 06-18-2011, 04:10 PM
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Thank you Bali, now if only we could get some rain here lol
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