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Impressive.

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Not boring at all, please continue to share!

Wow I didn't know hibiscus blooms could be that large! I can see why its called elephant.

Has your leopardess ever made babies?  If it does I'd love to buy a baby bulb off you to try (really love the look of those leaves!)

Love the shot that shows the pond and multiple plants around it!

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Not boring at all, please continue to share!

Wow I didn't know hibiscus blooms could be that large! I can see why its called elephant.

Has your leopardess ever made babies?  If it does I'd love to buy a baby bulb off you to try (really love the look of those leaves!)

Love the shot that shows the pond and multiple plants around it!

 

Yes.  Typically the tropicals will produce tubers as the temperatures decrease and I stop feeding them.  That is how I keep them over the winter.  This plant came from the only tuber I got last season because it was a new plant and I started it really late.  I hope to get at least a few tubers off of this plant and if I do I will save one for you.

 

I also have Miami Rose which has a very nice pad.  I have one going but it is still small because I started it so late in the season and the fish keep uprooting it.  Hopefully it will do something so I can get some good pics soon.

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Here is Texas Shell Pink.  It is a night bloomer, opens from dusk to dawn.  I've cramped it in a little pot so it is more manageable.  Makes the flowers smaller too but still nice.

 

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Well a bummer. I had been using Picassa to upload my pics but it seems to have changed, or at least I can't access it the same since I put Windows 10 on my computer.

Broke down and am using Tapatalk now. Well see how this goes.

I really like the mass blooms I get from my rudbeckia. They are beasts of plants but look so nice when they are in bloom!

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Limelight hydrangeas along my back fence are starting to bloom.

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Oak leaf hydrangea against a natural stone wall.

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I couldn't believe it when the rabbits were even eating the yucca leaves this spring! They killed all my coneflowers which really bummed me out.

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More happy black eyed Susan's amongst some buddelia. This is harlequin but the variegation is not great.

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Playing with the fish eye lens

Annual I threw in, cuphea Flamenco Samba

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Now for some macros (or maybe "nanos")

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Teeny bloom of Russian sage

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Water willow, taking over my bog. Tiny bloom similar to an orchid

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With friend

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Some kind of hardy succulent or stone crop I have growing in a rock

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I planted some of their babies on another Boulder

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You are lucky I don't drive, or you would have a surprise visitor!  :whistle 

:Beware:

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Your flowers are stunning. Reminds me of my grandmas garden :hug

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Your flowers are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!

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Hope I'm not boring you all with the flower pics!  I love to have a place to post them so when winter comes I can remember what is out there!

 

Hardy Hibiscus Pink Elephant:

 

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More Summer Storm before the forcasted summer storms wipe them out:

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Tons of buds on Leopardess:

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My 2 Midnight Marvels flanking Black Eyed Susans:

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Color is a little washed out here.  They are more burgundy than fuschia.

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Chicks and Hens in full bloom!

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Crepe Myrtle in front of house:

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Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

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WOWSERS!!

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Yeah, I think someone should have a garden party one of these days/years! :idea

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Chris here... Beautiful!!! :heart

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Thank you all!

Earlier this season I planted some Asclepius/orange milkweed. They were small starts and had a tough time getting started, most of the fault was mine though. I was excited to find this little guy on one of my plants today! The plants are still very small and I don't think I put them in an ideal location but we'll see. It's all trial and error.

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Absolutely STUNNING!!!!

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Thats just amazing  photos :)

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I finally got around to the pond to trim up the lilies. I found this pod. There were a few on several different plants actually. I usually trim the spent blooms as soon as I can do they don't rot in the water but I've been a little slack on maintenance this year.

This is from Texas Shell Pink.

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And this is the bloom (night).

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Here is a pad from Miami Rose. I'm kicking myself I didn't get his one going earlier.

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Lastly some random pics.

Close up of variegated liriope flower/bud. Pretty color.

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My crazy duckweed tub. I swear I thinned this to barely 25% of the surface area yesterday. Rained today and Boom! Can I freeze it for the winter?

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Attack of the killer tomatoes! These giant cherry tomatoes self seeded from last year. The tomato cage was no match for this beast and it fell over my wall. Stupid thing is, I don't even really like tomatoes! That's how is is though, right?

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Also self seeded Roma tomatoes, less prolific but still a lot more than I need.

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Lovely photos as always. 

Haha monster tomato. Do you like spaghetti sauce?  My husband makes a lot of curry with diced tomatoes too so that's another option (I can't handle the spice level though).

Dunno if local soup kitchens (or other 'feed the homeless' groups) take home grown veggies but you may try contacting to see?  If they take 'em they'd appreciate all the donations I'm sure. ^^

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Lovely photos as always.

Haha monster tomato. Do you like spaghetti sauce? My husband makes a lot of curry with diced tomatoes too so that's another option (I can't handle the spice level though).

Dunno if local soup kitchens (or other 'feed the homeless' groups) take home grown veggies but you may try contacting to see? If they take 'em they'd appreciate all the donations I'm sure. ^^

My husband is the cook/chef and he does make spaghetti sauce. Fortunately also a good use of the massive basil plant I have going in a pot (it was the sad left overs of one of those grocery store basil plants in a bag he made me pot in spring). Just a lot going on for him to blanch and skin all those tomatoes right now, but there's like 5+lbs on the kitchen counter waiting for him... I do also give away a lot.

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