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Old 10-19-2017, 10:36 PM
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I was supposed to go up and continue pressure washing the black algae off the roof today.
But, every time I went up, it began to rain, hard. Every time I came down, it stopped. So, I bagged it and took some photos instead.


Den. Samurai -
I have this in 4 different locations around the yard.
This is the one doing the best.
You can see at least 3 seed pods on the plant.



Vanda Thai Spots 'Bow'
This Vanda hybrid was broken by cats [not Catts] sitting on it.
I have had it for close to 4 years.
The good part is that it had never bloomed until after it was broken.
The other good part is the new keiki that has begun on the base of the plant.
There is another pics of an orchid the cats sit on very regularly later in this group.



Reedstem Epidendrum -
I have no idea as to where this one came from.
I didn't put it there.
It was not there last season or before.



Den. antennatum "Moku'u"
A species plant bred and named by a local grower.


Papaya Orchid -
I picked up a couple of these at the Hilo Orchid Show last June.
While it hasn't set any fruit yet, this is the 3rd blossom it has produced so far.
It is a dwarf Solo hybrid created by UHH.
It is supposed to be hermaphroditic, and can begin to set fruit by the time it is 10 months old.
Normally, Papayas need both male and female trees to produce fruit.


This is the last avo on our Ota tree.
Granted, it only produced 2 avos for it's 1st fruiting.
A friend had told me that Ota avos were the best tasting.
So, I bought and put one in at our place.
It dropped one of the two it produced.
We ate it.
It was exceptional tasting.
It, and so far the Sharwil, will be our favorite avo trees.
I can't wait for the Lamb-Hass to ripen so we can compare them to the other two.


Lilikoi growing up some dead Ohia trees.
All the green on those trees are Lilikoi leaves.
You should be able to see a lot of fruit hanging from the vines on the trees.
When we bought our place, the vine was growing up these trees with a few fruit on it.
I bought the materials, and built a trellis for it.
After a couple of years, I finally gave up trying to keep it on the trellis, and have let it grow up the trees as it wants to.
It is producing more fruit on the trees than it did on the trellis.
All I need to do is to daily walk around under the trees and pick up the fruit after it falls.
The rind is so thick and hard that falling from 25' doesn't hurt it any.
We like the pulp and seeds from a lilikoi dumped into the center of our breakfast papaya halves and the lilikoi juice mixed with the orange juice from our Valencia tree.


This Vanda Hybrid is in bloom again.


These Bromeliads have taken over this spot where we were storing them while thinking about what to do with them.
The green and yellow ones in the back were thinned from another planting.
The two red centered ones were uncovered from the Ulu'he ferns growing over them.
Now it looks as if they're going to stay right there.


The center of the darker red Bromeliad.


Den. Hybrid -
This orchid looks like this because the cats [not Catts] climb up there and sit on it.
There are a few others they do that with as well.
I think its because they think the bark is too rough for their tender little butts, that I'm thinking about kicking.


Epi. porpax
I had moved this from under the tree to a place where it got some late morning sun.
It was too bright for it.
So, I moved it back here.

I had more. But, I think this is too many anyway.

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If thats a bad day,

Man what do you do on a good day?
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If thats a bad day,

Man what do you do on a good day?
My thoughts exactly! And if that's a bad weather day, I'll gladly take it!

I'm impressed (and jealous) of all the wonderful plants that you can grow in your yard. Everything is so beautiful and peaceful looking. I want to move into your yard, and I can make myself useful by keeping the cats out of the trees!
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I also have an Oncid. Psychopsis Mendenhall 'Hildos' that at least one of the cats likes to sit on too. It is higher up in its tree. I've only seen Skinny Cat up there. Tubby doesn't like climbing that high.

Don't forget that I lived in Alaska for almost 35 years. While things are changing, early September the first snows began to cover the mountains behind town. Then, October 15th is the date I always expected the first snow fall in Anchorage +/- a day or two. Only rarely did it deviate from that until recently. I miss winter, but not winters.

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State of the yard, perfect! I would never get a thing done inside. I love a good ole rainy day and the freshness of the air along with it.

It is always a treat to see your post! I’ll bet Alaska is a distant memory while your out surveying. Just beautiful! Thanks for posting!
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