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  1. vicarious1

    vicarious1 Active Member 10 Years

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    Great tree. What a bloom. Remind me of some type of Bottle Brush. Did you take some macros ? Any branches nearer your camera? It looks like something of an exotic type of Rhodo maybe...someone will soon shoot me down in full attempted flight :-) Where are the the specialist when you need them :-)
    Have you put it into the identify Forum ?
     
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    Liz Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I have no idea, Vicarious - we'll leave this one to Lorax!

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    Hi vicarious1! We do have morning fog here in San Diego. It's usually referred to as the "marine layer". Not sure how / if that differs from regular fog.

    For the past few years I've been working primarily with backend systems for websites, usually with heavy database requirements. Like many in computing, the internet completely changed my career. I've never worked on a 3d system. That would indeed be quite interesting.
     
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    Hi M. D. Vaden! Nice shrub flowers. That might be some type of Callistemon or "bottle brush". They do seem to thrive here in SD.
     
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    Some 3D designs of "the perfect plant" would be amazing! It would really help newbies out and give them the right idea as to how their plant should look each season so they can diagnose a problem. Taking pictures just does not cut it nowadays; someone should invent a 3D camera. :)
     
  7. vicarious1

    vicarious1 Active Member 10 Years

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    Thats already done ...not a camera but a scanner. I am awaiting the papers for the agency for a European Design 3D scanner for Canada. the cost will NOT be astronomical around 5-600$. One will be able to use at home in a normal environment. You then can create 3D modules and put them online ..meanwhile if you want to try your luck in 3D at NO cost there are X open source software available at
    http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/25-free-3d-modelling-applications-you-should-not-miss/
    I have not managed yet to make more than palm like trees as it takes time to work on all the arrays but I have set a goal on a KALE plant if anyone wants to play with me on this you are welcome my favorite base is 3D max (althoguh not a free software) but one of the best.
     

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    Wow - is that ever cool looking, Vicarious! Thanks for showng us.

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    Yes, I know of the 3D scanners, but I'm thinking a camera with two lenses for a stereoscopic image. They do it with fancy cameras for 3D movies, but a simple hand held digital camera for everyday use would be awesome. You'd need a program to put together the images just right, but it'd be innovative none-the-less -> especially if you could get it so that you don't need 3D glasses! i hate crossing my eyes, and the glasses always get in the way when wearing other glasses and are utterly uncomfortable.

    If someone eventually does figure out a way to do this, we wont have to wear those dorky glasses in the movie theater! :D
     
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    Hmm...polarized prescription 3d glasses? For all of your 3d and near/farsighted needs! They will come in all styles and be manufactured by all of the most stylish brand name companies!
     
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    How about glasses that can help you see through things, i.e. walls, clothes, etc. Lol! Glasses that give you x-ray vision!

    Now there'd be some lenses I'd just have to buy.

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    Well, I just got back in from outside - planted tons of mixed swiss chard varieties! Not only is swiss chard edible, it is extremely ornamental as well. I wanted something colorful in between my lily plants when the flowers are gone and all that's left are the leaves and my banana plant. I love growing swiss chard, and jumped at the chance to sow the many wonderful varieties I have collected through my trades.

    Also too, I am real excited because I broke down and ordered myself a couple of 6 month old Lycium Barbarum or 'Goji Berry' plants! Someone sent me seeds from this forum but she wasn't sure if they were the true, authentic 'goji' or not.

    Wolfberry, although very similar and related to goji, is not quite as nutrient rich, nor flavorful, so I wanted to be sure I had the real thing. I bought some seeds with the order also, so I can start more plants.

    This berry is said to be the most nutrient rich food on the entire planet! Although the shrubs take 2-3 years to produce, they will be well worth the wait. I am thrilled to have the real thing. They are coming from Quebec. I'll take pics when my little Goji shrubs arrive...

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    Another surprise this morning - my new 'Jacqueline' lilies opened up this morning...

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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    OK, to answer a question from waaay back, Vic, I'm with Liz on this one - what MD Vaden's got is a flowering gum.

    Joey, you can make 3d glasses out of your old prescriptions. It's quite easy. Borrow a pair of the theatre's crummy 3ds, cut the coloured film out of them, and apply this to the lenses of your own glasses using a couple little dots of superglue up at the frame level.
    If you want to get really fancy, you can get plastic tinted the appropriate colours and have these made into magnetic clipons like the clipon sunglasses that are widely available for prescription lenses. I had a pair made this way for a friend of mine who couldn't deal with the icky paperboard things the theatres distribute.
     
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    M. D. Vaden Active Member 10 Years

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    That reminds me ...

    We haven't planted any lilies yet at this home since moving here June 2008.

    Lots of places here for them.
     
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    Oh, I just love planting them, and I intend on getting a few more varieties this Fall, to add around. I have my white ones about to bloom at the front, not in the lily garden though. They are Easter lilies and they are so fragrant. I will take a shot for sure.

    My most favorite lilies of all though, is this 'pink rose' variety, I had blooming in my living room window just a short time ago. They are just so soft and elegant...

    : )

    P.S. Vicarious - you can see my Nelumbo Lotus in my container pond in the last pic, off to the right.
     

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    vicarious1 Active Member 10 Years

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    Will take some pics of my double Daylilies ( +-250 of them) that start flowering all around the house and along our plot
    along the street walkway for the pleasure of the passing stranger and our homecoming :-)...I actually could send you some later as they multiply ..IF you like them they are VERY hardy and perrenial. and mulitply like mouse. I got mine from along the road on an empty plot after looking at them for over a year I could not resist knowing the gov caterpillar will destroy it all for a green biking way..so no one will miss them.
     
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    Ok, and I can send ya some goji berry seeds in return -among others.

    By the way...

    Those goji seeds I got from someone from this forum, are germinating!!! I am so excited. I noticed a green little sprout today.

    Also my two 6 month old shrubs will arrive soon...

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    vicarious1 Active Member 10 Years

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    Hi. I have 2 growing already 3 feet tall but very thin just ONE branch UP each.. so no worry.
     
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    I heard that if you prune goji berry shrubs they will be fuller and bushier and produce more fruits too! How old are your shrubs? I just thought you might want a few seeds to begin more shrubs later, if you decided.

    Have you ever harvested fruits from your plants yet? If you get a chance to take a pic - sure love to see...

    : )

    P.S. Wolfberries have a bitter aftertaste, but true goji berries are sweet and delicious. Dried berries taste similar to raisins.

     
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    vicarious1 Active Member 10 Years

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    1st growing season
    I think fruits in a few years :-)
     
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    Some Goji berry shrubs have been known to produce fruits in the 2nd season if they are pruned and kept in good sunlight. I intend on fertilizing my shrubs as well. Can't wait for them to arrive, although my little seedling that just sprouted is looking good this morning. Hope it turns out to be the real deal.

    Last night I took my little indoor Musa Basjoo banana pup and put it outside by the backdoor! I was going to keep it inside, but changed my mind. Now, I will have one in the garden and one in a pot.

    I intend on bringing the potted one back inside for the winter, and then put it back outside next Spring again. It will likely produce bananas next season! How exciting. I rushed outside this morning at 7:30 to see how my little guy was doing in full sun - thriving.

    I am very nervous about growing banana plants, but so far so good. The tenants are going to love watching this thing grow! My one neighbor is just thrilled. Boy I hope I can pull this off. I have so much gardening pride that I cannot bear to grow anything that doesn't absolutely flourish, thrive, and otherwise look terrific. I hope I can make banana plants happy here - we'll see.

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    Just finished making myself a pot of succulent cuttings and plants - among them 'string of beads', burro's tail, baby burro's tail, echeveria, jade, and a couple of others. I just put it outside by the back door - the 1st picture.

    The last two shots are my Basjoo banana pup that I just put outside last night in the rain. It is thriving in it's new sunny location today...

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    I took some pictures of my melons taking off and a pepper plant in my hydroponic system as well as the sedums in my newly constructed mailbox planter. (Don't worry, I stood them up before I finished!)
     

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    Melons are looking good, ShearMe.

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