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Favorite non-orchid

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Kipper, May 5, 2017.

  1. Kipper

    Kipper CoffeeCoffeeCoffee... Supporting Member

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    This lily is one of my favorite non-orchids in my yard. It's lily time! gloriosa.jpg
     
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    Fumiaki Takahashi miniature orchidaholic

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    Ooooo!!!!
    Fire fly!!!
     
  3. Fumiaki Takahashi

    Fumiaki Takahashi miniature orchidaholic

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    The scientific name is Gloriosa Rothschildiana.
     
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    CoveLady Active Member

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    Very festive, they look larger than I thought they were from catalogues. Just the right thing for Cinco De Mayo.
     
  5. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Bamboo. I have quite a few species in the yard. As a matter of fact, after the drought it is mostly bamboo in my yard. Hard to pin in down to one species.
     
  6. Fumiaki Takahashi

    Fumiaki Takahashi miniature orchidaholic

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    Oh gosh, so many choises!!!

    Maybe Japanese roof Irises and Bonsai.
     
  7. AnonYMouse

    AnonYMouse aka Ree, the not-so-stealthy lurker

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    Flower: Lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis)
    Fruit tree: Thai kaffir lime/magrut/kumbava (Citrus hystrix)
     
  8. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    Epiphytic cactus cactus4.jpg
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Red Yucca, which isn't a Yucca at all. It is Hesperaloe parviflora

    Hummingbird3-1000.jpg

    I like hummingbirds and pollinators (bees, wasps, butterflies, moths) so plants that attract them are always my favorites.
    Here is another great plant for attracting pollinators. It is Salvia clevelandii. Most Salvias are great.
    Humming bird-1000.jpg
     
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    Excellent photographs, Kelly. Really top notch.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thank you, Carl.
     
  12. Kipper

    Kipper CoffeeCoffeeCoffee... Supporting Member

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    I had a stand of beautiful bamboo once that almost ate my house!
     
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    CoveLady Active Member

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    Kelly,
    I agree with you , getting as many good 'bugs' into the garden is very important. The Hesperaloe parvifolia suprisingly is hardy here in the mountains if situated right. I had one that lived in a pot much too long and did not make it when I finally put it in the ground. A new one is coming soon as I love it. The first I saw it here in the mountains I was trying out a short cut to somewhere and there it was next to someones driveway, boy did the brakes go on.
    Salvias have always been special for me and frequently I take cottings and over winter them in my greenhouse, they are quite hardy just down off the mountains in South Carolina.
    Anita from the mountains
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    With only one exception all of my plants are clumping species. One exception is a hedge of Semiarundinaria fastuosa, known as "Temple Bamboo', that I have fought with for 30+ years.
     
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    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    Passion flowers are also very nice but the plants parcha.jpg take a lot of space
     
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    I have always appreciated the cryptic phylogeny of Welwitschia mirabilis. I've a small collection of them.
     
  17. Kipper

    Kipper CoffeeCoffeeCoffee... Supporting Member

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    The seedpods are very cool but the plants are just a little too creepy for me...
     
  18. Fumiaki Takahashi

    Fumiaki Takahashi miniature orchidaholic

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    I also like Dionaea muscipula and Monotropa species.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I had to look this one up. It is a fascinating plant. I am going to do some more reading and see if there are similar species in the fossil record.

    Are you growing yours from seed? Sounds like they are easy to germinate but can easily succumb to damping off. What was your source?
     
  20. Fumiaki Takahashi

    Fumiaki Takahashi miniature orchidaholic

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    Aren't thoese a little big?