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Flowers in the garden


Lots of plants are flowering, meaning summer might almost be here. It is still long pants one day, shorts the next and back to the long ones. A hoodie in the morning, T-shirt in the afternoon and back to the hoodie.

I have had some bamboo that I started from seed. It really isn’t that hard, but the trick is to soak the seeds for 30 mins. in salty water before sowing. I did this about 15 years ago and planted 2 in one of my fields. If you make sure it is a clumping type, it is no problem.

A plant that seems to grow wild, or at least has escaped from gardens and is all over the place is Zantedeschia aethiopica. It looks a lot like the ‘Green Goddess’ cultivar, but there is no way to be certain.

Of course the Strelitzia nicolai is still blooming. I was a good distance away since this keeps getting taller and is now 25 feet tall.

I finally put Hibiscus ‘Cosmic Dancer’ in the ground, and it has appreciated all the rain by starting to flower.

Then there are those other flowers, the Daylilies. First up is the one I registered last year, ‘Pico do Falco’ (Falcon Peak).

One of my favorites and very prolific is ‘Pico dos Porcos’ (Pig Peak).

And there is the odd one [Buster Ruster x (Fuchsia Four x Grape Splash)] x Sebastian the Crab. When you look at it from above, it seems normal but twisty.

But from the side, you can see the sepals reaching for the sky. This is from the heavy influence of ‘Sebastian the Crab’.

Yesterday, there was a first time flowering of a DIP double.

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Wow, love your bamboo and thanks for the info how to grow from seed. All your other plants are gorgeous too.

9 Jun, 2023


The bamboo clump is just over as meter across. It takes about 30 days for the seeds to germinate.

11 Jun, 2023


Those clumping bamboos are nice, most of the ones I've seen are invasive, that's why I don't grow them. I'd have one like this if I had room for it though.

12 Jun, 2023


I couldn't find any clumping types so I went with seeds, which are a little hard to find and you have to make sure it is a clumping type. I now have 3 different types, all from seed.

12 Jun, 2023


Interesting :)

13 Jun, 2023

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