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RE: foxtail palms (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: AZamigo on 07.02.2005 at 12:27 am in Arizona Gardening Forum

Lee, you are correct-not many people think Royal palms will grow in hot deserts but they will, and often look great. I've seen a few out in Palm Springs and Indio and that's a lot hotter and drier than Phoenix. And honestly, yes if you are in an area that doesn't freeze they look a lot better than Queens. Oddly enough there is even a couple growing at the Royal Palms Hotel on Camelback that although are small look very, very good. For anyone that loves tropical plants the Royal Palms is a great place to check out. They have lots of little courtyards and patios that include many rare tropical plants that more people should try.

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clipped on: 06.29.2006 at 04:15 pm    last updated on: 06.29.2006 at 04:15 pm

RE: Butterfly Iris, Fortnight Lily, African Iris (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: csemerad on 06.19.2006 at 01:23 am in Arizona Gardening Forum

Mine weren't blooming at the nursery, but took a year to bloom once they were planted. You could try a bloom boosting fertilizer and see if that forces them a little.

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clipped on: 06.29.2006 at 04:42 am    last updated on: 06.29.2006 at 04:42 am

RE: Cape Honeysuckle (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: marymcp on 06.24.2006 at 11:44 am in Arizona Gardening Forum

Jay, In addition to lazygarden's good advice, you might also give it a dose of chelated iron to help green up the leaves. I like to use a cocktail of 5-gallons of water with a few drops of SuperThrive and 2 or 3 tablespoons of chelated iron when plant leaves begin to yellow. The iron takes about 3 weeks to work its magic. HTH.

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clipped on: 06.24.2006 at 01:21 pm    last updated on: 06.24.2006 at 01:21 pm

RE: Cape Honeysuckle (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: lazygardens on 06.24.2006 at 10:53 am in Arizona Gardening Forum

I water 3-4 times weekly for 20 minutes (about 5 gallons per watering).

Too little water, too often. Give it a DEEP soaking and then don't water for a week, soak it again.

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clipped on: 06.24.2006 at 01:20 pm    last updated on: 06.24.2006 at 01:20 pm