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Some flowers and trees....

This is a discussion on Some flowers and trees.... within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; I went outside prowling for pictures to share...thankfully my neighbors didn't call the police when ...

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    Default Some flowers and trees....

    I went outside prowling for pictures to share...thankfully my neighbors didn't call the police when I went through snapping pics of their special stuff too. I hope you'll all enjoy them. As I snapped these about noon I had to compete with the bees for the flowers. lol

    First a snapdragon that was growing like a weed out front. I moved it from a rocky area to a flower pot and now it grows constantly yearround for me.

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    A pretty pink shasta daisy....

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    I didn't know if pansies would do well out back. The soil is thin and that area gets tons of wind and the afternoons hottest sun. Obviously, they don't mind abit. I may have to get a few more of these! A sweet william sits next to it in this pictures....

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    Another snapdragon...one of my favorite flowers.

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    more will be on the next post....

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    Out in my front area I've thrown a few things....the one with red flowers in the middle is called a crown of thorns. Their stems are covered with thorns, sort of a rose on steroids sort of thing. To the left is my silver striped Mother-In-Laws Tongue plants. These get about 3-4 feet tall here. The thing that looks like a weed on the right, is an African Iris. When summer arrives it'll look much better and the flowers will be arriving a few at a time.

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    The flowers of the crown of thorns....

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    My philodendrum....once in the ground it went wiggy! They get huge here.

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    I just dug this one up...my Mexican Petunia (an invasive mexican plant). I found it covered with scale...now I am beginning to understand why it's been so hard to get rid of the stuff from my orchids. They are propagating on my bushes! Well...not this one anymore anyways.

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    more....
    Last edited by Cjcorner; January 27th, 2009 at 04:37 PM. Reason: wrong picture...and left out stuff

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    The rose bush that cost 2.50 and wasn't supposed to be able to grow here. Guess someone forgot to tell this rose bush because it's lovely this year, again.

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    I got a great close-up of an oldie, but goodie; my sweet williams are growing like weeds everywhere this year.

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    These, I have no idea of the name. They drape on my neighbors backyard fence and up into some trees and vines. The second pic is my favorite....

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    a few more...

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    From my neighbors yard, I took a couple pictures of a large tree that looks like a fern. It's trunk is completely being taken over by a large cactus that has wound around and around and looks amazing.

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    Even weeds have pretty flowers here.

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    My neighbors front flower pot....

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    still more to go....

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    The trumpet flower plants are beautiful, and this purple double flower is no exception. It is loaded with seed pods, I included a pic of them as they are cool looking (imho).

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    A red hibiscus flower bigger than my hand.

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    And last, but not least, a bush with a flair for color. I do not know the name of this one either....

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    I hope you all have enjoyed the tour of my yard and my neighbors....I had a great time taking them.
    Connie

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    Wow! Connie, Thank you for the virtual tour, I really enjoyed seeing growing flowers today.The sun is out in central Iowa, but we are getting a lazy snow- little crystal flakes floating gently down covering everything in a blanket of white!

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    All this is blooming NOW???? THAT'S IT! I'm moving south. And I live in Florida now!!!
    Thanks for the great flower show, Connie!

    Tami

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    Connie I believe the last one is one of the many varieties of Croton.

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    This area is a little strange. Because we stick out into the gulf, our county usually never goes below 40. Even when others south of here are covering plants, we skate through somehow. This last cold spell went down to 35 and shocked all of the natives here. I had to cover a tomato plant twice! lol

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    Wow - Connie! You have so much color around you right now. Thanks so much for brightening my cold, icy day with your sunshine and blooms. Hope your neighbors don't mind you sharing there blooms! I love the orange, climbing vine. It is spectacular.

    Cheers,
    BD

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