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Discussion in 'How's It Growing?' started by Margot, May 15, 2020.

  1. Nik

    Nik Rising Contributor

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    Here is something that doesn’t seem to be growing well. I was gifted three tubers of Bletilla striata a couple of years ago by a great neighbor who bought the same for their garden, regular pink plus a blue and a white one. Apparently his didn’t make it through the first winter. Ours have survived, but they haven’t flowered yet.. Moist, well drained soil; morning sun, dappled shade midday, mostly shade late afternoon. Should I give them more time in the same location or move them in the spring?
    (Some insect/slugs? damage that I am not too concerned about)
     

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    The beginning of fall tree colors in the yard. Too early for the reds.
     

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    With few small exceptions.
     

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    That first one looks like Rhus copallinum. UBCBG just posted a photo of theirs on Facebook. Now I really want to get out there to see it.
     
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    That is correct.
     
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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Here's a Hellebore Hallowe'en surprise . . . after such a dreadful summer, this really lifts my 'spirits'.

    Helleborus 'HGC Josef Lemper'.JPG
     
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    The sun was out a few days ago so I thought I'd take a few photos...

    Hardy aloe - I received this cutting back in July and it seems to be doing well
    Pawpaw 'Mango' - I love the Fall colors
    Strawberry tree - loads of flowers and maturing fruit
    Fern-leaf clematis - evergreen and flowers from December to March
    Loquat - starting to flower now
    Staghorn sumac - again, I love the Fall colors
    Zebra grass - in full bloom
    Portuguese squill - this is rather strange as the bulb has sprouted again (it already flowered this past spring)
     

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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Hello @pmurphy. I'd never heard of winter-flowering clematises let alone Clematis cirrhosa 'F.......'. Does the 'F' stand for 'Freckles'? I will definitely be keeping an eye out to purchase one next year and hope they're not caught up in some supply chain somewhere.

    Thanks for the introduction. It, and your other photos, are lovely.
     
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    Yes it is 'Freckles'.
    I also have Clematis cirrhosa ‘Balearica’ which is yellow with red (not flowering yet). I got both plants from Phoenix Perennials & Specialty Plants here in Richmond a few years back (they do mail order but will be shutting down soon for the season), but I haven't seen these vines available since the pandemic started.
     
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    I discovered this trying to flower in the Garden the other day - Tropaeolum tuberosum aka mashua or perennial nasturtium. Got the plant as a 15cm cutting earlier this year and its now covering an area of about a meter. I'm hoping the buds will actually open before they are affected by the cooler temps.
     

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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    In the midst of all the recent heat, drought, water and deer damage in my garden, comes this sweet little reminder to stay optimistic.

    Helleborus HGC 'Jacob'

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