Garden photos 2011

Amsterdam, NY(Zone 5a)

I finally took pictures of the garden, so I thought we should all start posting pictures. That way we can make our lists for trading, buying and thieving (from Butch's garden).
Pathway on one side of the house with begonias in pots:

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Amsterdam, NY(Zone 5a)

Close up on one side

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And the other

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Dolly front and center

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Sweet Shirley

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Metallica

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Silver Angel (this may be a mis ID), Cracklin Rosie and Salicifolia (and a green trug of rainwater for the nepenthes)

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Who am I?

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Dragon wing and Josephine

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Medoras on the ground, My Special Angels in the back, and babies in the foreground

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View of the valley

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Babies

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Lest you think I only have canes, Marmaduke and Art Hodes (still young)

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Silver Mist, Irene Nuss, Dragon Wings and friends

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Irene Nuss (much lighter color on the leaves this year)

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Silver Mist

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Amelia (or so I was told)

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Elizabeth Lahn

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Annie Laurie

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Babies:

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Jungle

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Cissus discolor, which I will no doubt kill over the winter

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I didn't mean to bite - I thought it was a worm

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and more jungle

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How will they ever fit back in the greenhouse?

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Powder Springs, GA(Zone 7b)

Great job DB. Those are some lovely canes.

Cissus discolor is fairly easy to keep over year after year. Just cut back since most of the long tender vines will probably die back anyway. Keep watered and move back outside next summer and voila, instant beauty. I've had mine for nine years now and it always comes back strong.

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Rochester, NY(Zone 5b)

Wow DB, those are beautiful! Someday mine will grow up and be that size, I hope so anyway. How are the new cuttings doing; are those some of the babies in the pic?

Amsterdam, NY(Zone 5a)

Hey - you are both supposed to post pictures of your gardens.

Butch - how much water do you give the cissus over the winter?
Shifty - no, those are the '10 and '11 plants from Kartuz, Logees and Taylors. The cuttings from Vickie are in a different area. I have another box coming from her. Greg Sytch is in the middle of the middle of the Florida monsoons, so he won't ship. I want plants and a box of cuttings from him while I can still start them outside.

Powder Springs, GA(Zone 7b)

I water my cissus heavy (but they are in clay pots) if they are under lights and I want them to grow else I water them lightly once a week to keep them from drying out completely but I expect little to no growth (dormancy will be the likely result but not dead).

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Do you keep them under a humidity dome?

Powder Springs, GA(Zone 7b)

I did on this one. The other two I did not so they were leafless through winter.

Blackshear, GA

dbs
Is that a pink princess philo in the pict above? (#8773805) Its gorgeous! I have one and it is almost dead. I have not had any luck with it at all.

Rochester, NY(Zone 5b)

If the sun comes out today I will take some pics of the "begonia areas" and some other garden shots. Since most of mine are new this year they are in 4 inch pots and grouped together in a couple of spots. Next year I would like to group some together in larger pots and spread them out around the gardens. What is the best way to do that; keep them in their original pots and tuck them into larger pots or actually plant them in the larger pot? Just wondering if in the fall, digging them up and repotting and hauling them into the house might be overly stressful for them.
DB, love Amelia, gorgeous. Is Texas Tea Slipper lurking in any of the above?

Amsterdam, NY(Zone 5a)

Ga girl - Yes, I have 9 Pink Princesses tucked in here and there. In 821 and 823, they are in the big pots, overwhelmed by the sweet potato vines.
Kim- I keep my begonias in the small pots and then just stick them in the larger pots. I use 1, 2 and 3 gallon black plastic nursery pots and then put them in urns around the yard. I keep the babies out on benching until they are big enough for at least a gallon. I have to take a closeup on Teasipper for you. I have a plant ready as soon as I can ship them out.

Rochester, NY(Zone 5b)

Great DB, thanks for the advice and let me know about the $.
Ok, took some pics this afternoon, no sun, but .....orange rubra

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A Boliviensis hybrid?...no name at the nursery.

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Black Taffita..or so the tag said

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Gryphon...what did everyone think about this one? I was not really impressed but will give it one more year.

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Rochester, NY(Zone 5b)

Boliviensis...after every tuber sprout was eaten by chipmunks more times than I can count...they survive!

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unknown Rex in front.

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