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Scented garden.

This is a discussion on Scented garden. within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Just got back from bowling(tenpin of course) & went into the garden to cool off. ...

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    Default Scented garden.

    Just got back from bowling(tenpin of course) & went into the garden to cool off.
    It,s rained for 2 days basically & the humidity is through the roof.
    The scent is unbelievable.
    (note fairly big piccies)

    http://www.talbot-terry.freeserve.co...rugsmania1.jpg

    http://www.talbot-terry.freeserve.co...ids/Datura.jpg

    http://www.talbot-terry.freeserve.co...oneysuckle.jpg

    These smells are all blended together(plus my large Jasmine).

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    Yum - isn't the first datura tho? We had a lot of that in New Mexico....explains all the freakers out there! Seriously tho - also saw lots of related trumpets in San Francisco at the Botanical Gardens. I went twice in a week, but never saw the orchid greenhouses...note to self - next time for sure! With pics! I have some nice blue morning glories blooming, but that's as close as I can get in my zone.
    thanks for the pretty pics!

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    Yum - isn't the first datura tho?
    Brugs & Daturas are very closely related.Normally if the flowers point up they,re Daturas , if they hang down then they,re Brugs(there are exceptions).
    http://nepenthes.lycaeum.org/Plants/...sanguinea.html

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    Hmm, ok I think I didn't see the whole pic - and missed the whole datura bloom and only saw the flower that looks like fuscia! LOL! sorry!

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    I bought a very small pink trumpet plant this spring, i think it's about 30cm tall....hihi.
    Needless to say it hasn't bloomed for me yet.

    I haven't had one of these before and i know very little about it.
    The leaves on my little one sometimes get all wrinkly and it looks to me as if it has some sort of virus.

    My mother in-law has a really big trumpet flower plant, it's taller then me ( i stand 1.68m short) some of the leaves on her plant look the same as mine.
    But she doesn't really know what it is either.

    Steve, have you ever had problems with these weird looking leaves?

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    My plant is overwintered inside(it goes in a 30" pot).Plant is now taller than me(1.86m) & the spread is about 2m.Plants that are plunged into the garden for the spring/summer/fall flower earlier & grow far more vigourously.Mine needs 3 gallons of water on a hot day to stop it from wilting.The leaf problem may be leaves that have been growing in lower light conditions & then getting stronger light.The leaves seem to get tansparent & don,t have any substance.These are quickly replaced when i put the plant in the garden.

    There is some type of leaf miner that can effect the leaves as well , if you look carefully you,ll see that where the leaf has been chewed it never breaks any of the veins of the plant.Brugs are pretty toxic(read highly halucagenic).
    The main stem has to form a "Y" (growing lead splits into 2 growths) before it will flower.
    If it does flower this year it will probably be about Nov time

    it's taller then me ( i stand 1.68m short)
    I thought all Swedish women were 6ft blue eyed amazons

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