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In my garden - Summer update Jan. 2014
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In my garden - Summer update Jan. 2014
It's been a while since I have bothered to take any pics of our developing garden and in-light of the current hot weather here....

View from the kichen and living / dinning area
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Just LOOK at what a few days of 40C+ can do to a Betula!
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Meanwhile the "Aussie Natives" are on a growth rampage!
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You remember that "token rainforest of mine"?
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Summer in the Backyard
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The (NOW) Mediterranean Herb patch
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My potted plants though seem to be surviving (so far)
Stephanotis floribunda
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"The Universe is run by the complex interweaving of three elements: energy, matter, and enlightened self-interest." G'Kar-B5
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RE: In my garden - Summer update Jan. 2014
You've chosen well to keep everything doing so well through the temps you've been getting. With our drought looking bad and after the freeze I'm considering calling off the garden party this year. Lets move it to your place!
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RE: In my garden - Summer update Jan. 2014
Very beautiful, Kichi!
Pointing around: "Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you, you're cool, fuck you, I'm out!"
Half Baked

"Let the atheists come to me, and stop keeping them away, because the kingdom of heathens belongs to people like these." -Saint Bacon
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RE: In my garden - Summer update Jan. 2014
Dypsis lutescens
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Anthurium andraeanum: Flamingo Lily
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Rhapis sp
(? Rhapis excellsia apparently it's only a baby)
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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis cv (I forget which cv)
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Citrus aurantifolia cv 'Sublime'
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Once the heat gives up and the $$$$ are available, our water feature project can proceed. After that?...... is the decking in that area, lighting and chairs, screens and plants. Our services are on this side of the house so it is, mostly, container grown plants...not that I would have that many.
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"The Universe is run by the complex interweaving of three elements: energy, matter, and enlightened self-interest." G'Kar-B5
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RE: In my garden - Summer update Jan. 2014
(January 23, 2014 at 2:20 am)KichigaiNeko Wrote: Just LOOK at what a few days of 40C+ can do to a Betula!
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Oh, you masters of earth and greenery, please tell this ignoramus, what is a Betula and why does it look like a birch..?

EDIT: Google is my friend, and obviously I wasn't too far off Big Grin
When I was young, there was a god with infinite power protecting me. Is there anyone else who felt that way? And was sure about it? but the first time I fell in love, I was thrown down - or maybe I broke free - and I bade farewell to God and became human. Now I don't have God's protection, and I walk on the ground without wings, but I don't regret this hardship. I want to live as a person. -Arina Tanemura

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RE: In my garden - Summer update Jan. 2014
Oh WOW! Can I come live with you?
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RE: In my garden - Summer update Jan. 2014
(January 23, 2014 at 7:57 am)No_God Wrote: Oh WOW! Can I come live with you?

Sure, where are you now?
"The Universe is run by the complex interweaving of three elements: energy, matter, and enlightened self-interest." G'Kar-B5
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RE: In my garden - Summer update Jan. 2014
Maryland. It's cold and we have a lot of snow on the ground. Sad
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RE: In my garden - Summer update Jan. 2014
(January 23, 2014 at 7:49 am)Kayenneh Wrote:
(January 23, 2014 at 2:20 am)KichigaiNeko Wrote: Just LOOK at what a few days of 40C+ can do to a Betula!
[Image: 1010791_10152183270457460_1146439714_n.jpg]

Oh, you masters of earth and greenery, please tell this ignoramus, what is a Betula and why does it look like a birch..?

EDIT: Google is my friend, and obviously I wasn't too far off Big Grin

So sorry Kayenneh, I spent 5 years doing Horticulture and it was drummed into us that common names were taboo! "You want to name something...then use the botanical name and that way no one will get confused"

This one is a 'White Birch' it apparently survives summers here in Perth better than any other of the species. This little one is only 5 years old (Almost 2 years in situ). The Mentha x piperita 'Chocolate' (http://www.herbcottage.com.au/chocolate-mint.html) is quite robust and can tolerate being burnt to a crisp with the hot winds and sun light.

Actually, when one thinks a bit about it all, not unlike yourself with your pharmacological knowledge?

(January 23, 2014 at 8:17 am)No_God Wrote: Maryland. It's cold and we have a lot of snow on the ground. Sad

Right this very minute? I would LOVE to have "snow on the ground" my garden may not be so happy about it. Dodgy

What I have learnt of Maryland and that area of North Eastern USoA it must be lovely. Be glad you have cold rather than heat little one. Heart
"The Universe is run by the complex interweaving of three elements: energy, matter, and enlightened self-interest." G'Kar-B5
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RE: In my garden - Summer update Jan. 2014
(January 23, 2014 at 8:18 am)KichigaiNeko Wrote: So sorry Kayenneh, I spent 5 years doing Horticulture and it was drummed into us that common names were taboo! "You want to name something...then use the botanical name and that way no one will get confused"

Actually, when one thinks a bit about it all, not unlike yourself with your pharmacological knowledge?

Oh, it's quite alright, today I learned something new! Clap Clap
And yeah, I guess it's exactly the same as pharmacological terminology.
When I was young, there was a god with infinite power protecting me. Is there anyone else who felt that way? And was sure about it? but the first time I fell in love, I was thrown down - or maybe I broke free - and I bade farewell to God and became human. Now I don't have God's protection, and I walk on the ground without wings, but I don't regret this hardship. I want to live as a person. -Arina Tanemura

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