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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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Easter Gifts

Posted by Jake on 13 April, 2009

I got a nice gift for Easter, a Persian Palm! I am really excited and planted it out in a bed yesterday. I also found myself a nice little gift at a Wal-Mart, a Silver Dollar Eucalyptus for only $6.00.

Yesterday I also noticed that my Spindle Palm is starting to push out a new spear. I was begining to worry about it since it saw 23 degrees and was only covered with a garbage bag, I know plastic is bad. I thought I woud show you all some pictures.

Have A Great Day,

Jake

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