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Trial and Error in Florida 2012

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Re: Trial and Error in Florida 2012

Postby daiv » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:04 am

Your outdoor bed is looking great Harriet - I like the arrangement of rocks and the dry stream bed - it really works and will just get better as the plants fill out.
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Re: Trial and Error in Florida 2012

Postby Harriet » Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:25 pm

Thanks Daiv, the dry stream bed functions as a drain for that bed, so as far as I am concerned it works in more ways than one!
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Re: Trial and Error in Florida 2012

Postby Harriet » Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:39 am

Latest Blooms and Buds:

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Re: Trial and Error in Florida 2012

Postby Minime8484 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:29 am

Wonderful photos!
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Re: Trial and Error in Florida 2012

Postby Arjen » Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:54 am

magnificent flowers harriet, especially the last two
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Re: Trial and Error in Florida 2012

Postby Harriet » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:39 pm

Thank you!

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Re: Trial and Error in Florida 2012

Postby Andy_CT » Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:42 pm

Nice little show coming on the humifusa!
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Re: Trial and Error in Florida 2012

Postby Harriet » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:47 pm

I sure hope some of those buds are flowers! If they are all new pads, that plant will soon take over my yard.
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Re: Trial and Error in Florida 2012

Postby RayC » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:58 pm

Harriet wrote:I sure hope some of those buds are flowers! If they are all new pads, that plant will soon take over my yard.


:) They look like flower buds to me
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Re: Trial and Error in Florida 2012

Postby Harriet » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:43 pm

Fingers crossed!
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Re: Trial and Error in Florida 2012

Postby Andy_CT » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:21 pm

Most of those are flowers, guaranteed :thumbright:
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Re: Trial and Error in Florida 2012

Postby Harriet » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:30 pm

I went out earlier today to inspect the buds. Many are looking pretty flowery, but there are quite a few pads too. I am definitely NOT unhappy with that plant!
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Re: Trial and Error in Florida 2012

Postby Harriet » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:24 pm

"Back in the day" in this area of Florida, you never used to see the range of "Southwestern" type plants that are sold now. It delights me to see Cacti, Succulents and Agaves more frequently. So when I do, I reward the smart nurserymen by buying new stuff every chance I get. Today it was a pot of sedum, and an Agave. I'm not sure of the Agave, it was not labeled, but I suspect it is the hybrid called "Sharkskin" as it has really cool sandpapery leaves. I got a small one as the really beautiful big one was outrageously expensive... Can anyone ID it for me?

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The sedum was a surprise. I got it because it looked so good in its hanging basket! Don't know which one it is, but if it will continue to look good I'll continue to enjoy it!

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Re: Trial and Error in Florida 2012

Postby Melt In The Sun » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:17 pm

Your agave looks like A. weberi to me. Definitely not sharkskin.
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Re: Trial and Error in Florida 2012

Postby Harriet » Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:23 pm

Today's stuff.
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Flowers - gotta love the color!
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