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The Aussies and the Colocasia’s

Posted by Jake on 16 June, 2009

I have two Australian plants in my yard that seem to like the 90F/32C  plus heat we have been having. The Silver Dollar Eucalyptus has grown a huge amout since when it was planted in April. The Foxtail Palm seems to be established now, it is opening up its new frond and looks happy in the heat.

April 18, 2009

April 18, 2009

June 16, 2009

June 16, 2009

Top View

Top View

 

Foxtail Palm

Foxtail Palm

 

I also thought I would show you some of my Colocasia. I love the way the ‘Illustris’ is growing compared to pictures I have seen and another one I have. The ‘Big Dipper’ is finally pushing out large leaves that are holding water which is great. I then have another regular green Colocasia that has a leaf that is abut 1.5ft long and 6-9″ wide. The ‘Pink China’ which is the really hardy one has started to pick up size. It would have been nice had Michigan Bulb Co. sent a larger plant. I then have an unknown one that is located in six locations in my yard; I wish Iknew what exact kind they are.

Colocasia 'Illustris'

Colocasia 'Illustris'

Colocasia 'Big Dipper'

Colocasia 'Big Dipper'

Giant Leaf of Regular Green Colocasia

Giant Leaf of Regular Green Colocasia

Colocasia 'Pink China'

Colocasia 'Pink China'

Unknown Colocasia

Unknown Colocasia

 

I hope you are having a great growing season and have a great day!

Jake

2 days until I got to Kentucky!

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General Update

Posted by Jake on 8 April, 2009

Yellow Bloom

Yellow Bloom

It has been awhile since I did an actual general update with no real focus. So, here is a post of just that; nothing in particular.  

Today my Stella D’ Oro rewarded me with its golden yellow blooms, I expect it to bloom close to year-round down here in Florida. I never had any while in Kentucky, but those started blooming in the spring and continued to bloom close to Christmas if the winter is normal, unlike this past cold winter. It has only sent up one scape with a few blooms on it and just one bloom opened up today.

 

 Overview of Stella
Overview of Stella

 

My Colocasia ‘Pink China’ that I got from MIchigan Bulb Co. is doing very well and seems to have already established itself. It has put out a whole new leaf and has another about to come out. It is small, but in a few months time I hope you won’t even notice it becuse it has grown so much.

Colocasia 'Pink China'

Colocasia 'Pink China'

I hope that you have a great day! I know I will, I am heading to Sea World tomorrow! I am hoping they are doing “Technical Rehersals” on thier new ride Manta.

Have A Great Day,

Jake

4 days until Easter Day!

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