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tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 9, 2010
4:57 AM

Post #7954434

Can't believe that we haven't started this already;)

balloon flower. Always love the clear blue on these.

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tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 9, 2010
4:58 AM

Post #7954436

An unexpected gaillarda.

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maryquite
Durham, NC

July 9, 2010
11:18 AM

Post #7955160

Louts

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Mountainbeauty
Clyde, NC

July 9, 2010
4:28 PM

Post #7955921

The Balloon Flower is a very pretty blue!
On the mountain, we are just finishing our daylilies:

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Entlie
New Bern, NC
(Zone 8a)

July 10, 2010
6:06 AM

Post #7956981

My granddaughter is visiting, and she is a terrific photographer. She took this photo of our Star of Texas.

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tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 10, 2010
7:28 AM

Post #7957128

Very nice:)
I have Star of Texas that hasn't bloomed yet. Looking forward to seeing it.

candy lilies

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tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 10, 2010
7:31 AM

Post #7957138

Crinum Ellen Bosanquet

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tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 10, 2010
7:33 AM

Post #7957146

Stokesia Peachie's Pick...and visitor:)

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donnacreation
Sumter, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 11, 2010
3:13 PM

Post #7960713

Variegated tapioca

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tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 11, 2010
5:46 PM

Post #7961052

Very cool plant, Donna!
bonjon
Raleigh, NC

July 11, 2010
6:34 PM

Post #7961173

thanks tggfisk! can't believe I only have a few sad looking roses blooming right now. Those are great lilies!
ardesia
Saint Helena Island, SC
(Zone 9a)

July 13, 2010
7:26 AM

Post #7964716

'Director T. Moore' tropical water lily.

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ardesia
Saint Helena Island, SC
(Zone 9a)

July 13, 2010
7:29 AM

Post #7964722

A few Formosa lilies the deer left for me.

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ardesia
Saint Helena Island, SC
(Zone 9a)

July 13, 2010
7:31 AM

Post #7964726

This is the only cordyline the deer have not gotten yet.

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ardesia
Saint Helena Island, SC
(Zone 9a)

July 13, 2010
7:32 AM

Post #7964732

Bougainvilla, I forget which cultivar.

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tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 13, 2010
12:17 PM

Post #7965539

Very nice:) I especially love the water lily. I have had...forgive the pun...marginal success with them. This year is too hot and the water levels in the pond tend to be too variable.
ardesia
Saint Helena Island, SC
(Zone 9a)

July 13, 2010
3:27 PM

Post #7966078

It has been unbearably hot here too and the pond I have right now is one of those little pre-formed ones from Lowes. How oftern do you fertilize your lilies? I find in hot weather when my pond is steamy, they need more fertilizer.

I an not sure if the tropicals would make it through the winter where you are but I know the hardy ones would. They need to be divided annually in warm climates.
donnacreation
Sumter, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 13, 2010
4:40 PM

Post #7966238

It's so hot and biting buggy, I'm wondering how much a climate controlled spacesuit would set me back. All of the pics are beautiful! I love your cordyline and bougainvillea, Ardesia. Are they cold hardy down your enchanted way?

Perennial hibiscus (with japanese beetle damage) and special garden visitor.

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tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 13, 2010
9:37 PM

Post #7966853

A very good suggestion about adding more fertilizer during the hot weather. You are right about the zone for tropicals. There's no way I could overwinter them, much as I'd love to try. I'm afraid that the non summer months are just way too busy to deal with non essentials around here, lol!
ardesia
Saint Helena Island, SC
(Zone 9a)

July 14, 2010
3:18 AM

Post #7967058

Yes, both are hardy here although the bougies will defoliate in the bad winters like the last. The cordylines might even die to the ground but will come back from the roots. It is easy to take cuttings from them, keep them indoors for the winter and have instant color in the spring.
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 14, 2010
7:17 AM

Post #7967442

Morning Glory

Hanahubuki

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Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 14, 2010
7:17 AM

Post #7967445

Rose Silk

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Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 14, 2010
7:18 AM

Post #7967446

Platycodon Blue

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Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 14, 2010
7:18 AM

Post #7967447

Sun Smile

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Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 14, 2010
7:20 AM

Post #7967453

I went thru my seeds and started all the oldest ones .. they are all on a large frame I built out of pvc & chicken wire. I sequester a few each night before they open so I can hand pollinate and be sure of no crosses.

X

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tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 14, 2010
11:00 AM

Post #7968029

All beautiful, X! That Hanahubuki really is outstanding:)

Here's Rudbeckia Henry Eilers just beginning to open nicely.

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tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 14, 2010
11:04 AM

Post #7968036

Oops! Should have rotated it. Wanna try again?!

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tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 14, 2010
11:12 AM

Post #7968056

Eucomis Sparking Burgandy.

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Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 14, 2010
11:45 AM

Post #7968201

I like the "flaked" mg's too. I have an eucomis that is just starting to show it's "pineapple" I've had it for 3 years and hopefully once it blooms I'll know the cultivar.

X
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 14, 2010
3:12 PM

Post #7968681

Here is a jaw dropper .. Dancing Ladies Ginger, Globba winitii.

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Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 14, 2010
3:14 PM

Post #7968690

And another .. this one is just starting to bloom .. flowers haven't opened yet, but it's sure getting ready. Black Bat Flower, Tacca chantrieri. When it fully opens I'll post another picture .. this year is the year for stuff I never dreamed would bloom are blooming.

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tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 14, 2010
3:14 PM

Post #7968692

Yup! Jaw dropping right now, lol!!
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 14, 2010
3:18 PM

Post #7968695

I did some trading with zone 9 tropicals last year as I had tons of plants he wanted .. I told him to surprise me .. along with a few requests. Well the Globba was a rather uninteresting plants with sword shaped leaves that stayed in the gh all winter .. the leaves disappeared around January and I forgot about it until spring when it started to put on new leaves .. I repotted it in a larger pot and stuck it outside and forgot about it .. until I walked passed it on one of my walkabout and saw the bloom!

The Tacca was a seedling I got last year and it almost didn't make it .. again I repotted it and stuck it outside. Most Tacca seem to take years to bloom so I wasn't expecting anything this year .. and again I was doing a walkabout and boom! there was the flower stalk.

Mountainbeauty
Clyde, NC

July 15, 2010
1:00 PM

Post #7970771

Butterfly bush

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Mountainbeauty
Clyde, NC

July 15, 2010
1:05 PM

Post #7970777

Double Rose of Sharon that was given to my husband by one of his lawn cutomers who died.
I think of Dottie every time I see these beautiful blooms.

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bonjon
Raleigh, NC

July 15, 2010
2:42 PM

Post #7970978

that double rose of sharon is something else - glorious!
tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 15, 2010
4:48 PM

Post #7971212

It sure is, MB...Collect seeds:))
Mountainbeauty
Clyde, NC

July 16, 2010
9:50 AM

Post #7972951

I will give it a try. Do I just leave them alone til the pod is dry on the stem?
rednyr
Sumter, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 20, 2010
5:05 AM

Post #7982645

Himalayan Impatient...thanks to Tropicana for so many new plants for my new home!

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rednyr
Sumter, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 20, 2010
5:06 AM

Post #7982647

Crocosmia...

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rednyr
Sumter, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 20, 2010
5:08 AM

Post #7982652

"David" Phlox

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rednyr
Sumter, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 20, 2010
5:16 AM

Post #7982663

From the back deck looking down, Lilies, varigated Dr. Moi on the left, red stemmed EE...it was fun putting in this new bed which runs the back length of the raised deck about 50' long...

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tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 20, 2010
11:21 AM

Post #7983567

Looks like you have been having lots of fun! Beautiful:))
tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 22, 2010
11:49 AM

Post #7988524

Emilia posing for a close up..nothing seems to bother this one.

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rednyr
Sumter, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 22, 2010
3:48 PM

Post #7988968

Bev that's really pretty! Hope ur ready for back to school - it's coming quick!!
tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 23, 2010
2:21 AM

Post #7990032

Oh, man! Don't remind me, lol!! I'm in denial!
Thanks...I love emilia-especially since it reseeds well and transplants easily. So dainty, too:)

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