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Blog entry by GrandmaT posted 05-31-2011 08:10 PM 5321 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Have fallen in love with the Oleanders!!! Although found out they are quite poisionous to small animals and should probably be placed carefully as well if you have small children.


This is the bush the first photo came from.


Here you can see the white and red Oleanders and how they are planted in “city” landscapes. There is a lot of concrete walls dividing homes and these beautifully hide those walls.


These are Lantana; I believe. They get HUGE and come in quite a variety of colors.


Have no idea YET what this is called. It is a large bush and the flowers are almost “Snap Dragon like”. Let ya know as soon as I find out what it is called. But the purple flower is so rich!!! Name is: Texas Sage Luecollyplum—Thank you to my gardening friend, Lulu!!!


Another bush I am looking for the name of. I love the delicate flowers on this bush … and the color blue (a bit hard to tell in this photo) is spectacular!


Closeup of the Mexican Bird of Paradise. Love the delicate and almost feather like leaves.


Closeup of the Mexican Bird of Paradise Flower.

So there you have, my latest photos during my daily travels!

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --



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Radicalfarmergal

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posted 06-01-2011 05:30 AM

You have some great choices there, GrandmaT, just think of the color you will have in your gardens!

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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jroot

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posted 06-01-2011 07:31 AM

Wow. Beautiful, the way I remember it from a few years ago when we visited. You can grow so many more plants there, and they are perennial there, while here they are annuals.

Enjoy.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Bon

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posted 06-01-2011 07:47 AM

Beautiful flowers GramT.I notice though that they are all bushes.What types of flowers can you grow in a smaller garden.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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MsDebbieP

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posted 06-01-2011 04:50 PM

it’s like window shopping for a new wardrobe!!

Love that paradise one.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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GrandmaT

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posted 06-01-2011 07:52 PM

Well I haven’t seen too many “individual” plants Bon to be honest. A lot of what is planted is flowering bushes or the Lantana. I did see Million Bells Petunias out here earlier that were massive. Matter of fact did not recognize them at first till I went to take a photo and went … OH MY … I KNOW WHAT THOSE ARE. And they are perennials here!!!!! I did find a nursery close by so it is on my list to walk through. Figure I will get a better idea of what they plant here, “single plant” wise from there.

Sometimes I have to pinch myself … between the mountains everywhere and all this color; it is hard to believe that I am actually living here now. :-) Thanks everyone!!!!

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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sharad

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posted 06-02-2011 01:08 PM

What a variety of bushes you have! Lantana and Mexican Bird of Paradise are available in different colors. I have blue Lantana and have seen The Bird of Paradise in yellow color.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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GrandmaT

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posted 06-05-2011 07:18 PM

Oh those will be wonderful colors to look for Sharad … thank you for letting me know there is a BLUE Lantana and Yellow Mexican Bird of Paradise. When the time comes to purchase; I will indeed look for those as well!!
:-)

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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sharad

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posted 06-08-2011 01:12 AM

GrandmaT, I have mentioned about blue Lantana in my previous post. To be exact it is more close to violet than blue. Pl keep this in mind wheen you purchase. I will post a picture of the bush when it flowers profusely.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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