A place to post and chat about plant pics...

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  1. JanR

    JanR Active Member

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    We had a really hard frost, -9 C. I had picked a lot of the swiss chard the day before and thought the rest was dead. When I went out to pull up the rest, there were lots of nice leaves that had survived just fine.

    My Mom would grow Swiss Chard on Saturna Island and it would survive all winter. It's a bit milder there than the Lower Mainland, but I wouldn't be in too much of a rush to pull it out. It will probably survive under your plastic greenhouse, and you will probably get to harvest leaves for quite awhile yet. If you leave it there, you may even get an early crop in the spring.
     
  2. Dana09

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    Chard will survive the winter all right. Snow or no.
    In Spring it will produce a new crop until it blooms.
    Under poly it will do better over winter and will produce in the milder days tho slowly.
    Under poly more insects survive also.
    Nice to have some all year to add to soups etc.
    I have grown it this way for very many years, on the island and on the mainland.
    Parsley does wel like this too.

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    is this what was being asked about further above perhaps?
    http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=190
     
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  3. Blake09

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    A look around the garden...
     

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  4. The Hollyberry Lady

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    How lovely, Blake!


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    Blake - Great, and the sunset is breathtaking! But could you please identify the plants in #3 and #5? I have no guess.
     
  6. PennyG

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    Excellent pictures to Sherry and Blake,

    I loved the second picture in the row Blake, where the flower is pink, and had what looks like red berries.....what is that??
     
  7. leaf kotasek

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    here're a few of my houseplants. my camera technique sucks, but my plants shine anyway!

    ...btw, is anyone else more proud of their plants than most reasonable people are of their children?
     

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    That's because plants don't leave after they suck you dry. :P

    Nice plants, though! ;)
     
  9. PennyG

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    Very nice plants Leaf.
     
  10. leaf kotasek

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    thank you! i'll let them know you said so!
     
  11. The Hollyberry Lady

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    Joey, where are you?!!!

    Look at my passiflora bud!!!

    : o

    Finally after 10 months, it produced a flower bud! I am so excited to see it develop further. Here it is in the 1st pic.

    The 2nd shot shows my seed grown 'Silver Cup' Lavatera plant, and the last shot shows a cluster of my hot peppers drying on the plant and a lady bug having a nap on one of the fruits...

    Thanks so much Joey, for the passion flower seeds.

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  12. Blake09

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    1-3rd picture: I think its a tree-of-heaven
    4th picture: Euonymus Americanus
    5-7th picture: Nepenthes Judith Finn
    8-10th picture: Ime not sure...
    11-13th Pictures: more pictures of the sky from that day.
    13th picture:My Dragon fruit, it is putting out new branches.
     

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    WOW!! It finally bloomed (passiflora). :) :)

    Verry pretty bloom & peppers on the other plants!!
     
  14. The Hollyberry Lady

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    Thanks Blake!


    Wow those pics are just gorgeous!


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    Those are all so pretty Blake and i just LOVE the Euonymus Americanus plant!!!

    All very nice.
     
  16. The Hollyberry Lady

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    My 'Silver Cup' Lavatera, going into full bloom...


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  17. Nath

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    Hi Blake, HBL fantastic pictures good to see everyone has something going strong despite the approaching winter. Heh Tugo my first Stapelia seed has sprouted, I was begining to give up hope. Here is my Bouganvillea in bloom for the 3rd time this year and also my Nelumbo which are doing very well and just starting to grow tiny little leaves. Nothing from the Magic Rose yet but as I have never grown Roses from seed before I am not sure what to expect.

    Nath

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  18. vicarious1

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    [QUOTE=Nath;236663 my first Stapelia
    Stapelia's STINK ..Haha my name is Stapel_berg :-) and lucky means mountains of m3 of cut wood in German or mountains of Silk warehouse in Dutch..There are many Stapelias in South Africa
    Where did you get your seeds from.
    I bought pages of a antique book in London flea market many years ago of a stunning over 100year old book of STAPELIA illustrations..they are still packed away..when I come across I'l make you some photos they are stunning A3 size
     
  19. tugo

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    Hi Nath, nice pics and congratulations for the germinated stapelia. Mine in the garden, despite to cool and rainy days, it has still many blooms on it. Yes it stinks a bit like Vic mentioned but I smell it only if I put my nose in. A local name for stapelia is "brooms bag" because it stinks after it is opened:))

    Also nice with the Nelumbo seedlings but the water seems too brownish and needs to be changed. The brown colour comes out after each seeds starts gettings water in. Also they are enough long now to be potted and placed in another bucket with water in.

    Very nice all:))
     
  20. Nath

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    Hi Tugo,

    The water is brown from the peat based compost I used it was all they had left in the garden centre. I put about an inch or so in the bottom of the container so that the seeds could produce roots.

    Vic the seeds were kindly sent me by Tugo, its new experiment for me.

    Which reminds me Tugo the Stapelia cutting you sent me has new growth on it so it has taken well and also a new stem with a bud at the end that I presume will be a flower or so I hope.

    Nath
     
  21. tugo

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    Sorry, then all ok Nath. When you move them to a larger container, those lovely small leaves will start floating.
    Stapelia is a mad plant, can do anything any time:))
     
  22. The Hollyberry Lady

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    Very cool, that people are growing Nelumbo. It's one of my most favorite plants.


    Here's my white blooming Chrysanthemum today...


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  23. PennyG

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    Thats so pretty, i like that its just a simple white
     
  24. The Hollyberry Lady

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    Yes, it is a simple white...I love the stringy petals.


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    Hi Blake, Hollyberry and Nath!

    Nice pictures all of you. Makes it easier to look at the snow outside.
     

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