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Old 02-13-2021, 11:46 AM
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I'm in love with the doodle!!

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Cymbaline, there's also another thread in the Off Topic forum with about a dozen or more pages of other flowers folks grow. For your viewing pleasure!

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Old 02-13-2021, 08:29 PM
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I grow some plants that I find interesting, and sometimes useful too.

One interesting one I grow, but not particularly useful is --

Fuchsia 'Charm Rose Purple'

I grow - for lemon scent 'tea' - the lemon-scented tea tree ------ Leptospermum petersonii, which is amazing for its lemon scent ------ for putting into hot water to make lemon smelling tea.

I also grow lemon scented myrtle ----- Backhousia citriodora, which is also very nice smelling (lemon) when the leaves are scrunched together. But interestingly - you need to put many more leaves into the water pot ------ as it is not as powerful as Leptospermum petersonii.

Here, I also grow peanut, calamondon, kumquat of various kinds, lychee, dragonfruit, navel orange, lime, and also finger lime, lemon, blueberry, pineapple, papaya, sugar cane, and taro.

The taro leaves - as everybody probably knows ------ does the same thing as lotus leaves ----- that is, the water runs all over the leaf and doesn't wet the leaf. So you do get the 'taro effect' ....... same as the 'lotus effect'.
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Old 02-14-2021, 03:54 AM
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Forgot to mention ------ growing some bananas too ----- 'lady finger' type ...... aka 'sugar banana'.
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Ya know those poinsettia plants everyone has at Christmas
that usually end up at the dump? Here's what happens when you keep it alive for 3 or 4 yrs.

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9 years from a cutting of another large one! Think it might be a different variety to the potted ones, you reckon?



This was taken early December. It was looking a bit ragged, high winds had stripped all the green leaves. I'm going to be pruning it this week back to about 1M from up to 3M. All the prunings will become cuttings, I've propogated about 25 new plants over the last few years.

It's a big favourite of mine, such a lovely splash of colour.

I wish more people kept the potted ones alive, seems such a waste to ditch them. Bit like so may orchids



This was the plant the previous year.
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Old 02-21-2021, 10:58 PM
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Those poinsettia look pretty cool!
I try to grow a small vegetable garden every year. For some reason, cucumbers do really good in my yard. We also always grow at least one kind of tomato, and my personal addition to the yearly garden is Super Hot peppers. I love some spicy food, and have experimented with several varieties now, including apocalypse scorpion peppers and 7 pot lava peppers. This year is going to be chocolate carolina reaper.
Other plants currently growing in the house include a couple of no ID cacti, a couple tillandsia hanging out with my orchids, a hardy north American pitcher plant, and a new plumeria cutting (acquired after reading some of the other members plant lists)
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9 years from a cutting of another large one! Think it might be a different variety to the potted ones, you reckon?



This was taken early December. It was looking a bit ragged, high winds had stripped all the green leaves. I'm going to be pruning it this week back to about 1M from up to 3M. All the prunings will become cuttings, I've propogated about 25 new plants over the last few years.

It's a big favourite of mine, such a lovely splash of colour.

I wish more people kept the potted ones alive, seems such a waste to ditch them. Bit like so may orchids



This was the plant the previous year.
I believe you may be right about a different species. That is a beautiful plant. Nice growing.
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I grow some plants that I find interesting, and sometimes useful too.

One interesting one I grow, but not particularly useful is --

Fuchsia 'Charm Rose Purple'

I grow - for lemon scent 'tea' - the lemon-scented tea tree ------ Leptospermum petersonii, which is amazing for its lemon scent ------ for putting into hot water to make lemon smelling tea.

I also grow lemon scented myrtle ----- Backhousia citriodora, which is also very nice smelling (lemon) when the leaves are scrunched together. But interestingly - you need to put many more leaves into the water pot ------ as it is not as powerful as Leptospermum petersonii.

Here, I also grow peanut, calamondon, kumquat of various kinds, lychee, dragonfruit, navel orange, lime, and also finger lime, lemon, blueberry, pineapple, papaya, sugar cane, and taro.

The taro leaves - as everybody probably knows ------ does the same thing as lotus leaves ----- that is, the water runs all over the leaf and doesn't wet the leaf. So you do get the 'taro effect' ....... same as the 'lotus effect'.
Neat so it's only smells like lemon? Or does it taste like it too?

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Ya know those poinsettia plants everyone has at Christmas
that usually end up at the dump? Here's what happens when you keep it alive for 3 or 4 yrs.

I try every year but no luck with them. I had a white one which was given to me in 2019 that looked promising until 2021 even after a mealy bug infestation. It tanked after I brought it inside to prepare for the freeze here in Texas.

Oh well I have another one from 2020 so I'll give it another shot.
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When I lived in Puerto Rico for awhile, this Kansas girl was amazed to see folks growing poinsettias like a privacy hedge across their front yard.
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