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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:54 am 
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Some Orchids are in flower.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:18 am 
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Just gorgeous Juergen.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:32 am 
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Beautiful flowers Juergen and Andrewschooks :-D

Here is a first time flowering daylily i bred a couple of years back, nicknamed it Debs Eggs Benny


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Excellent. Gotta love the solid coloured daylillies!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:03 pm 
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I have a lot of orange double frilly day lillies coming out this year.
I never thought to take a photo of them.
I'll see what the storm left behind in the morning.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:45 pm 
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During a lull in the light rain I took a few photos.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:19 pm 
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That's a lovely day Lilly. I think it's quite an old variety because I remember seeing them in some old people's house as a child.

I think the pink flowered tree is a pink cassia. I can't remember the species. Does it produce long round seed pods? Tipuana sp on the other hand have single winged seeds.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:26 pm 
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andrewschooks wrote:
That's a lovely day Lilly. I think it's quite an old variety because I remember seeing them in some old people's house as a child.


Yes Andrew I have had this daylily for many years & have given many large clumps to lots of people because it is so sunny, vibrant & cheerful in a large clump. Interestingly there doesn't seem to be so many frills on the petals today, which I guess must have something to do with the moist weather. I also have a single identically coloured daylily that I think was one of it's parents. I used to help in the acreage garden of a bloke who bred multitudes of them.

I also have a very large single almost iridescent bright yellow daylily also bred way back when but it has finished flowering this year. I keep them because they are so healthy & strong without disease.

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I think the pink flowered tree is a pink cassia. I can't remember the species. Does it produce long round seed pods? Tipuana sp on the other hand have single winged seeds.


You know Andrew, the revelation struck me like a bolt as I read your words :ooops :doh
I've been calling it a tipuana because of it's tall spreading habit like a wide mouthed vase.
But indeed you are right :^ It is a Cassia. It does produce those long black cassia pods.
Funny how none of them have ever struck when I remember cassias as being a pesty weed.
Many years ago my Mother planted lots of Lilac cassias all around their 'new' house & seedlings used to come up under the trees like a carpet. My Father used to mutter words as he mowed the carpet down every year.
This tree looks or is shaped nothing like the ones around my parents house. mmmm very interesting :shrgg

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:58 pm 
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andrewschooks wrote:
I think the pink flowered tree is a pink cassia. I can't remember the species. Does it produce long round seed pods? Tipuana sp on the other hand have single winged seeds.


Andrew it is Cassia Javanica apparently!


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I meant to put these photos up before Christmas, but better late than never. Here are two of my very special plants that have finally flowered for me this season.

First up is the neomarica caerulea, which you don't see real often. I had them under a tree for years where they weren't happy. I shifted them last summer into dappled sun and set up a watering system and have had heaps of these beautiful flowers. They are different from the neomarica gracilis ("walking iris") in that they have three or four flower heads on a spike, and each flower head is a repeat flowerer, easily 10-20 flowers before exhausting itself. They are forming seed pods now. I might try dividing one of the clumps as well, since it is an iridaceous.

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The next is a blue puya, a kind of bromeliad which I think is from Chile. The plant is about ten years old now, and this year it grew its first flower spike, about a metre tall. I believe the flower spikes get taller as the plant matures. The individual flowers on the spike are just the most outstanding colour, and here is the very first to open:

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I think it is possible to grow the puyas from seed, though I have not tried yet (have to see if any seeds have set). However the plant is a typical bromeliad and has a couple of offsets. If I get some elbow-length gloves, I might try separating them off (it is really prickly!).

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:17 pm 
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hla that iris looks lovely. I have the walking irises all over my garden.
I must check because after ready your description of the variation I think I might have both types.
The puya colour is most unusual. I wonder what colour Don Burke would call that!?
I always remember my Mother hissing at the TV everytime he called a lilac or purple flower, blue! :D
But that one is more green.

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Yes the description 'blue' is mostly pretty misleading. I've noticed that when you look at ebay to buy plants, and 'blue' usually means purple, while 'black' usually means dark brown or purple.

Then again, a 'silver' campine or hamburgh is not actually very silver ;-)

I'd call the puya flower turquoise. It really is the most remarkable glossy turquoise. The only other flower I've ever seen with a similar gloss is the British buttercup.


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Oh I like that blue puya!

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Grafted gum. The native birds and insects are really loving it!
(In the first photo there is a well camoflaged, tiny grub I accidently disturbed which was a similar pretty pink-quite cute)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:57 pm 
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Juergen wrote:
Some Orchids are in flower.

Juergen

Very beautiful! Orchids are fantastic flowers, so graceful.
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Beautiful flowers Juergen and Andrewschooks :-D

Here is a first time flowering daylily i bred a couple of years back, nicknamed it Debs Eggs Benny

Wow! It is a really pretty colour. Daylilies look great in a garden to brighten it up and they are very elegant.
ClissaTSoyFreeChooks wrote:
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You have a wonderful and beautiful mix of colourful flowering plants! I bet your garden smells lovely, especially with the frangipani flowers.
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andrewschooks wrote:
I think the pink flowered tree is a pink cassia. I can't remember the species. Does it produce long round seed pods? Tipuana sp on the other hand have single winged seeds.


Andrew it is Cassia Javanica apparently!

I love flowering trees, this one is really pretty anf a great, brighr colour.


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