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Old 07-11-2011, 12:20 AM
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Lovely flower beds. This is so neat because I have some of the bog plant also. I call it an umbrella plant. Mine is in reg soil also. I think I have the same tall daylily if it's kwanzo and I have a cleapatra canna also. I was going to ask if your striped banana tree overwintered but I saw you said this would be it's first year. I have the same one but I put mine in the greenhouse, but would like to plant outside. Nice talking to you.
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:52 AM
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Thank you so much! My Umbrella plant never gets large but it does spread a little each year. I think if I had it in better soil it would do better. I propagated it by cutting the leaflets off and setting them upside down in water and it will actually form a new plant and roots. The Cleopatra canna has been my favorite canna, though my banana cannas are also nice looking if they ever grow taller lol. I overwintered my Blood banana indoors last year because they are only hardy in zone9-10, so I will have to dig it up again and grow it like a houseplant.
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:18 AM
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I am really enjoying your continuing posts in this thread, sharing your beautiful garden in Texas.
It feels like you are letting me return to visit your garden time and again to see how it is growing and changing as time goes along.
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:00 PM
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Thank you so much ZuZu. I just wish it would rain here. My plants are in survival mode so they aren't growing much. I will take some updated pictures tomorrow morning when its cooler lol. I'm so glad everyone likes my garden. I'm going to make a butterfly garden with drought tolerant plants throughout the year.
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:12 PM
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Quick pictures


Here are a few pics I took really quick. One of my Love Lies Bleeding plant and the other is my 7 foot tall Russian Mammoth sunflower



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Old 07-11-2011, 04:33 PM
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Hi Willow,
I am enjoying seeing your garden as well. So nice. I love your sunflowers. I've not grown them before. I did get some seeds for the dwarf sunflowers and planted the seeds today. Not sure if it is too late for them? I'm in zone 9a if that makes a difference?
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:38 PM
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Thanks Flowerdazed! This is my first year growing sunflowers. It shouldn't be too late to plant them especially since you are in a warmer climate. They should bloom in time for fall.Tomorrow I'm going to plant some seeds that I collected from the flowers.
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:51 PM
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Oh yes just send rain here in Texas!!!

You have beautiful flower beds...jealous in Texas!!!

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Old 07-12-2011, 06:47 AM
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Thank you so much! I had to water again because everything was wilting, even my drought tolerant plants lol
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:35 AM
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:38 AM
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Thank you Bali. I have a red sunflower that is about to bloom. I'll take pictures of it once it opens
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:32 PM
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Jealous of your love lies bleeding! I thought about having them for a couple of years and finally put out seeds this spring but none of them came up. I do have some short and tall coxcomb/celosia that looks somewhat like brains that I love. Although didn't have as many this year, I think because of the weather we've had.
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:57 PM
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Oh that loves lie bleeding is something else and those sunflowers are gorgeous! I used to grow sunflowers but quit because the squirrels started having conventions (I swear they were coming in from Canada too) in my back yard when they started to go to seed so that put an end to that.
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:37 PM
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Thank you both for the compliments. The Love Lies Bleeding has come my favorite. I've never grown anything like it. I had 4 pop up in spring but only 2 survived. The trunk on it is over an inch across. Hopefully I will have seeds to collect. I love Celosia plants but mine never make it past summer lol. My sunflower seedlings had to battle grasshoppers at the beginning of the season, but luckily no squirrels.
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:37 PM
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The Cockscomb is so unique looking. I love those colors
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