Title: Kenny's Garden!
kENNY - September 22, 2009 11:00 PM (GMT)
kENNY - September 22, 2009 11:02 PM (GMT)
kENNY - September 22, 2009 11:09 PM (GMT)
I forgot to say, I added a few new plants, 2 Unknown, but 1 new Hen & Chicks....
and I chopped all down my Heliconas since my cats kept pulling them up & their leaves turned black...
-- Not my pic
Broxandval - September 22, 2009 11:22 PM (GMT)
Doubt very much that half those plants you have would survive their first ever winter here in the UK. :)
kENNY - September 22, 2009 11:58 PM (GMT)
Yeah...I'm not sure how well they would do here in FL...but I'm ASSUMEING they'll do well...
Nonetheless, they are gorgeous!
Broxandval - September 23, 2009 12:07 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (kENNY @ Sep 22 2009, 06:58 PM)|
| Yeah...I'm not sure how well they would do here in FL...but I'm ASSUMEING they'll do well...|
Nonetheless, they are gorgeous!
Thats true!!!... but whats your lowest winter temerature ? :unsure:
kENNY - September 23, 2009 01:49 AM (GMT)
It really varies, it can stay freezing for quite a while then when the sun comes up, not get tooo much higher...but still close...
I think this winter is going to be BAD...it already looks to be around my BDAY and it's only September! :o :blink:
Arey - September 23, 2009 05:34 PM (GMT)
That's a very nice garden Kenny. Here in So. Jersey a lot of the plants you have are grown as annuals such as tuberose begonias, and others with roots and tubers are dug up in the fall and wintered over in cool storage.
I can't be bothered with a lot of garden work such as digging up cannas, so I go with perennials and annuals. What I put in the ground stays there until it dies, or comes up the following Spring.
Robyn - September 23, 2009 07:12 PM (GMT)
Nice plants! A lot of those plants we've had here but keep them as house plants. I put them outside in the summer and inside the rest of the year.
Is that fourth picture bougainvillea? We have a few of those but they're all scraggly and rarely flower.
Broxandval - September 23, 2009 08:52 PM (GMT)
We have an Aloe Vera type genus plant , that deapite freezing temperatures has survived for over 5 years now in our front garden plus it's put out lots of shoots and spread jt grows between a bush and the wall of our bay window. :)
kENNY - September 24, 2009 12:19 AM (GMT)
Arey: I hate digging up/bringing plants in but luckily these do well in my garden year round[though I'll bring in the succulents on the freezing nights].
Robyn: Thanks! Yes, it's a bougainvilla...I cut it back so it grows more compact but for the 5 years I've had it, it's never really grown and barley flowers...the others are WEEDS though and I refuse to trim them because of their MAJOR thorns[like 2" thorns!]
B&V: I have SOOOO many Aloe's it isn't funny, I took a clipping of one and now I have MILLIONS...I've had my clipping since 2000 probably! They are awesome plants...
maryannc - September 24, 2009 04:21 AM (GMT)
Nice garden- beautiful photographs. Cute photo of the plant in the shoe! :) I have the same problem about cats digging up/or biting on my plants, :angry: especially bad cause I live in an apartment and the cats get bored quickly. Oh well I try to keep safeguards around the few plants I have :rolleyes:
sabrillo - September 25, 2009 04:42 AM (GMT)
Yep...those tropical plants that you have in your garden is what we buy here for houseplants. You're lucky. My bougenvillia tree is turning yellow right now. I just brought them in last week. It only flowered on one side this summer. Very tempermental.