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New driftwood piece

posted by: fawnridge on 05.12.2008 at 03:19 pm in Florida Gardening Forum

On the patio. This replaces the white metal hangers and the wooden orchid boxes that have finally rotted away.


clipped on: 05.13.2008 at 02:45 pm    last updated on: 05.13.2008 at 02:46 pm

Anticipation, anti-ci-pa-a-tion

posted by: gcmastiffs on 05.07.2008 at 07:49 pm in Florida Gardening Forum

Lookee what is growing on my old Turkey pen! These came from $1 Dragonfruit cuttings purchased at Mounts, stuck in 1 gallon pots, and left forgotten, laying in the full sun side of the pen.

Grapevines cover most of the pen each summer, but these very tough Dragonfruit cacti have survived with total neglect.



I can't wait to see them open! The buds are HUGE, and to me they look close to bloom.

My other Dragonfruit vines are small, and these mistreated ones are the first to show a desire to fruit.



clipped on: 05.09.2008 at 07:45 am    last updated on: 05.09.2008 at 07:45 am

Dont throw that away

posted by: angie83 on 03.22.2008 at 02:47 pm in Garden Junk Forum

I have had so much fun with paint and junk here is a bird house I made it was a butter tub and cost nothing to make Im working on others but here is a pic .
Cat Bird House


stuff I used to make bird house


clipped on: 04.19.2008 at 08:25 pm    last updated on: 04.19.2008 at 08:26 pm

potting bench

posted by: abendwolke on 01.08.2008 at 07:32 am in Florida Gardening Forum

A good friend suggested I should share a picture with you of my xmas present, my DH made for me.
He even extended the waterline so I have a faucet on the left side. The bars right and left are for hanging my orchid pots for repotting.

Evelyn :-)


clipped on: 01.27.2008 at 02:42 pm    last updated on: 01.27.2008 at 02:42 pm Highly recommended for Plumeria!!!

posted by: christopher77 on 09.05.2007 at 08:49 pm in Florida Gardening Forum

What a great place to buy Plumeria. I was looking for Plumeria grown locally (Orlando, Fl) and someone recommended this website and said they were located in the Central Florida area. I contacted Brad via his website inquiring if i could come to the nursery versus ordering online. I received a response in a few hours stating it would be no problem. He provided me their phone number. I called last Friday and visited Saturday. Wow, was I impressed. They had a huge variety, more than shows on the website, various sizes in some cases, and pleanty available of most of the varities. Every plant i saw looked to be in excellent condition, I didnt see one that i would consider to be in less than great shape. I had a great time walking around looking at and smelling many diffrent Plummies. Brad and his business partner Brian are very knowledgable and willing to share their insight. I dragged my girlfriend with me and she didnt quite understand my Plummie addiction until she got to see so many varities. I have to say her favorite part was playing with Brad's adorable Golden Retriever. I ended up leaving with a Mele Pa Bowman and Tahitian Sunset Plumerias, Mrs. Thailand Adenium, and bottle of Superthrive. I plan on going back next week for a Spidery Yellow, Penang Peach, Duvachelle, and Hurricane Plumerias. I highly recommend because of their dedication to top quality plants, excellent pricing, customer service, and their honest love for Plummies!


clipped on: 09.06.2007 at 03:19 pm    last updated on: 09.06.2007 at 03:20 pm

RE: WANTED: 'Exchange' section for Butterfly Forum (Follow-Up #15)

posted by: micyrey on 08.07.2007 at 06:41 pm in Butterfly Garden Forum

beverly - got the e-mail and I will have a letter out to you tomarrow. I have seen several seed pods forming on the honeyvine already, I just mowed today but first I checked all the little honeyvines in the lawn, and found 10 monarch eggs and one cat.
thanks for the seeds
cathy- I sent you an e-mail too, I'd be happy to trade.

for anyone that starts lots of seeds I also have several dozen nursery 3 pack trays, each tray holds I think 18-3 packs. they are used but in good shape, I will also include plant markers for each 3 pack.



clipped on: 08.07.2007 at 07:32 pm    last updated on: 08.07.2007 at 07:32 pm

RE: bamboo source suggestions? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: annafl on 06.10.2007 at 12:29 pm in Florida Gardening Forum

naplesgardener, if you are willing to drive about 1h 45 minutes up to the Sarasota area, you can find any bamboo you want at almost any size. Crowley's has a lot, but I'm not sure about sizes. Call Kathy Crowley at (941) 322-0315. An even greater source, and a little closer for you, and a little cheaper (I think), is Sarasota Bamboo Farm. The guy's name is Richard, and you have to call him to schedule an appointment, you just can't show up. He even has 3 gallon pots. His number: (941) 378-9880. He will drive you around in a golf cart and show you full-grown clumps of almost any bamboo you can think of. In my opinion, it's ideal, cuz you know what the final product looks like. I would call either place first and ask about sizes, prices, availability, etc. Good luck! Bamboo is fun.



clipped on: 06.11.2007 at 03:31 pm    last updated on: 06.11.2007 at 03:33 pm

2 great nurseries-Sarasota

posted by: naplesgardener on 06.07.2007 at 09:19 pm in Florida Gardening Forum

I just got back from a short vacation (Myakka State Park near Sarasota) and made it into a nursery roadtrip by stopping at Crowley's and Florida Native Plants. WOW. And thanks to those who made mention of Crowley's here on the forum.
If I hadn't read the reccomendation I would not have had the courage to travel a lo-o-o-ong unpaved road far away from civilization to get there. But a fantastic place filled with plant treasures of all kinds was at the end of the road.
If I only had more room in the van! I got Belinda's Dream rose (mentioned here), hercules club, bamboo Alphonse Karr, Aristolochia fimbriata and two others I can't remember right now. They have a great bamboo selection but bring a truck for the big pots.(P.S. He said S. Spielberg's wife buys her bamboo from him for their home on Manasota)
Also I can really reccomend Florida Native Plants very near them. Their name says it all and they really know their stuff.
It was fun to buy great plants in person instead of mailordering. Both places had very reasonable prices (seemed to me).


clipped on: 06.08.2007 at 07:37 am    last updated on: 06.08.2007 at 07:39 am

Report on nursery in Punta Gorda

posted by: barbcoleus on 06.07.2007 at 06:12 pm in Florida Gardening Forum

If you'll remember I mentioned a particular garden nursery in Punta Gorda and was told it was a no-no. So without mentioning any names I went out there to buy my dwarf mango. The nursery worker recommended Carrie and pointed me to a tree that had a straight graft which she felt was very important. They had a lot of different plants out there and I wish I had spent more time on their website to see if there was anything else I wanted. The price was reasonable and I didn't have to pay shipping.
It was a loooonnnnngg way out in the boonies. I didn't even think they had electric out there but they did. The lovebugs, however, were great company. I would go there again, plenty of interesting plants, good prices, knowledgeable people. It hasn't rained in a while so I don't know what the conditions will be when it does.


clipped on: 06.08.2007 at 07:39 am    last updated on: 06.08.2007 at 07:39 am