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The good thing of living in a tropical place

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:54 pm
by BarbaraParis
The good thing of living in a tropical place is that you can have flowers the whole year….

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Petunias Starting to bloom


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Zinnias

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Sweet Alyssums

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Another petunia, sweet alyssums and a coreopsis growing there … I started all of the from seeds.

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An impatiens growing among the daylilies and hypoestes , it was a voluntary.

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Zinnia California something

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A black-eyed-susan and a coleus

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I am growing Lady banks roses from cuttings… the yellow lady banks is growing beautifully and I am waiting for the white Lady Banks to root…. I am also growing a Cecile Brunner, hopefully it will do well here.

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:05 pm
by BarbaraParis
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A beautiful Dahlia, the flowers are a lot bigger than they seem

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Yellow dahlia, Zinnia and Rosemary

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A rose starting to bloom, I planted like 1-2 months ago and it has grown very fast. It has lots of flower buds.

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Dahlia … I bought 45 great quality tubers for $10 and I think the shipping was $8… Gotta love Ebay. My other Dahlias are still growing, no flowers yet, but they have lots of buds.

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Heliotrope growing among the sweet alyssums. I cannot wait for them to bloom I've read they are very fragrant, i have like 6 of them growing in the garden.

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:16 pm
by gumbo2176
You are right about the year long growing season for all sorts of gardening. I live in New Orleans and unless it freezes hard for a couple nights in a row, I'll have fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, tons of salad greens, etc. for Christmas dinner.

However, that still doesn't make it nice in the summer with the heat and humidity of our tropical climate. That is when my garden, and I, suffer the most.

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:18 pm
by BarbaraParis
Same here .. summer is stressing for my plants and for me 'cause I hate to go outside when it is too hot.

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:57 pm
by JONA878
I do envy you folk who can grow such wonderful produce and fruits through out the year....but....I still like the winter months over here. Just to look out the window and see the garden covoured in a blanket of snow and not feel guilty that I'm not out there doing something.
gg.

:D


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