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The Plants in My Yard - Pictures

 
 
Reply Fri 2 Oct, 2009 04:15 pm
Almost six years ago, young Punky tore into my yard plants with great abandon. She dug up an azalea and managed to drag it through the doggy door and place the entire thing, complete with muddy roots, over my sleeping wife's face. Here is a pictorial of my remaining plants:
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee307/edgarblythe/cacti1.jpg

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee307/edgarblythe/cacti2.jpg

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee307/edgarblythe/cacti3.jpg

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee307/edgarblythe/cacti4.jpg

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee307/edgarblythe/cacti6.jpg

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee307/edgarblythe/cacti5.jpg

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee307/edgarblythe/cacti7.jpg

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee307/edgarblythe/punkynew.jpg
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Reyn
 
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Reply Fri 2 Oct, 2009 04:57 pm
@edgarblythe,
Well, the remaining ones look plenty hardy, and I suppose it doesn't hurt that they're cacti! Laughing

Nice yard, Edgar.
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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 2 Oct, 2009 04:58 pm
Wow.... outside aloe!
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 2 Oct, 2009 04:59 pm
@littlek,
littlek wrote:

Wow.... outside aloe!


They get orange-pinkish colored flowers more than once a year.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 2 Oct, 2009 05:01 pm
I planted the cactus at the fence corner from a single little piece. Had no idea it would get that big. It drives the landscaping crew next door nuts.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 2 Oct, 2009 05:04 pm
@littlek,
yeah, that's what i was thinking, we have on cactus where we are

http://www.ofnc.ca/events/PointPelee2007/prickly-pear.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2657/3715223710_02056c3237_m.jpg

"The plant that draws the most attention in Point Pelee's fields is the prickly pear cactus. It is so rare in Canada that the Ontario government in the summer of 1987 added it to its official list of protected plants."
littlek
 
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Reply Fri 2 Oct, 2009 05:06 pm
We can have the prickly pear, too. And some yuccas. I have never worked with them.
djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 2 Oct, 2009 05:08 pm
@littlek,
we have a prickly pear in the back garden, it got buried in cone flower a few years ago, and i'm trying to bring it back
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Swimpy
 
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Reply Fri 2 Oct, 2009 07:26 pm
@edgarblythe,
Punky looks like a good dog. Yes she does.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 2 Oct, 2009 07:29 pm
@Swimpy,
Swimpy wrote:

Punky looks like a good dog. Yes she does.


Punky has mellowed considerably. She's just a big baby these days.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 2 Oct, 2009 08:15 pm
@edgarblythe,
I think I'm seeing daylilies (am I?) besides the opuntia and the aloe, and I don't know the name of the first cactus like plant with the long thinnish branches.

Give Punky a pat for me...
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 2 Oct, 2009 08:19 pm
@ossobuco,
For a number of years I used to keep prickly pear (opuntia) in a pot, and we would drag it in, very very carefully, at christmastime and garland it with chili pepper lights. The thorns were good for hanging the odd ornaments on...
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 2 Oct, 2009 08:25 pm
I don't know the names of all of my plants. I don't buy plants; just take abandoned ones.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 2 Oct, 2009 08:26 pm
The flowers in the top picture are on the cactus.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 2 Oct, 2009 09:11 pm
@edgarblythe,
Ah, I've not seen those exact flowers. Neat!
dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 2 Oct, 2009 09:18 pm
@djjd62,
Lol
prickly pear is a noxiouse weed here. (Ummm nationaly controlled weed I think they call it now).

Dig it up and burn it I say

the black dogwood is a fine looking specimen
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 2 Oct, 2009 10:01 pm
When I took the pictures, I went right past the banana trees. Punky digs around in those, but has yet to kill them.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 2 Oct, 2009 10:35 pm
Lavender might work well Edgar
mesquite
 
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Reply Sat 3 Oct, 2009 12:55 am
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:

Ah, I've not seen those exact flowers. Neat!

We had a plant like that once. It's not a true cactus, but an African succulent if I remember correctly. The flowers were beautiful, but had a horrific odor that smelled like rotting flesh.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 3 Oct, 2009 08:37 am
@mesquite,
mesquite wrote:

ossobuco wrote:

Ah, I've not seen those exact flowers. Neat!

We had a plant like that once. It's not a true cactus, but an African succulent if I remember correctly. The flowers were beautiful, but had a horrific odor that smelled like rotting flesh.


I got down close to take that photo. Didn't notice any kind of odor. Maybe it's related but not the same.
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