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 Post subject: Midsummer photos.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:04 am 
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Just some random photos taken recently. Most are of bamboo.

It's getting very dry around here. 2 inches of rain since the start of may. No rain in july yet, and none in the forecast. Late july and most of august is the statistically the hottest & driest time of year here...so dont light a match! :P

Yushania Boliana front & back with some thick summer culms coming up.

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Big Banana slug on the move

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Bashania Fargesii, it's sending out rhizomes all thru the grass around it.

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Parvifolia culms still rising.

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Rubro doing well behind bashania fargesii & under a douglas fir.

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Chusquea Gigantea, dead & scruffy culms recently pruned out.

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Spectabilis just starting to run this year.

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New Vivax H.Inversa culms

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Pleioblastus Hindsii 'yasui'

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Pleioblastus Chino 'murakamianus' prettiest variegated leaves of any bamboo I grow.

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Clearance plants from Home Depot planted yesterday.

No-ID New Zealand Flax, has a golden central strip. Only $2.50 for a 1 gallon pot.

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No-ID Variegated Yucca. 1 gallon pot, $3.50 each, bought 2

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Japanese silver grass, Miscanthus Sinensis. 1 gallon pot $3, bought 2.

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All three planted together.

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 Post subject: Re: Midsummer photos.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:40 pm 
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New Zealand Flax for $2.50? :shock: Wow, I wish I could find that here. I was planning on growing a Phormium and doing overwintering experiments, but the only ones I can find locally are bigger, not a color I really like, and $50.

That banana slug is fascinating, but so glad we don't have anything that big here -- I suspect they can do quite a bit of damage!

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 Post subject: Re: Midsummer photos.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:56 pm 
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Yeah I couldn't pass up a healthy looking Nz flax for $2.50, originally $9.50. My local Home Depot has a large rack of clearance plants, usually brown crispy bloomed out annuals, but sometimes there is a gem or two hidden in there :D

This is my first Phormium, I've noticed several large ones planted around town (plain green and purple leaved mostly). Usually they overwinter pretty well, a prolonged cold snap can freeze them back to soil level.


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 Post subject: Re: Midsummer photos.
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Very nice, it sure looks like your clumpers upsize faster than your runners but hard to tell really w/o knowing more.

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 Post subject: Re: Midsummer photos.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:57 pm 
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Needmore,

I'd agree most phyllostachys only run a couple feet yer year, or just act like big clumpers here, and the montane clumpers (borinda, chusquea, fargesia) seem to be on a much faster track to reach their mature heights. It's actually been nice so far, It allows me plant alot of species closer together, and they dont invade eachothers territory, at least not yet....Plus i've lost some enthusiasm for growing phyllostachys in my climate, and am currently focused on growing more Borindas, such a beautiful genus of bamboo!

There are a few exceptions though for runners in my climate. Bashania has upsized fast, and now is starting to run. Chimonobambusas run like mad here. Semiarundinaria fasuosa viridis has ran aggressively some years but not others. My Spectabilis is still young, but looks like it could be an aggressive runner.


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 Post subject: Re: Midsummer photos.
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Parvifolia from spring to summer. (Two plants)


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 Post subject: Re: Midsummer photos.
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I think it would be fun to see some nice fat parvifolia shoots busting through those bricks :mrgreen:

That's also the biggest slug I've ever seen. Just imagine what it could do to your veggies.


Here are a couple of my pics.

Light on shade contrast with the bicolor which I've probably taken too many divisions off, but it looks pretty nice with just a few culms.
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These cicadas are pretty easy to locate since they make so much noise.
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I find it interesting how potatoes can grow right on a vine on almost every single node.
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Here's a good shot showing the diameter to height ratio of ensete maurelii. I aligned the 1 inch solar light for easy size reference.
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Can anyone count how many flower buds are on each of these chrysanthemums?
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Anyone know what kind of eggs these are?
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Out of a few hundred carrots, one of them happened to flower when they should only flower after going through a winter.
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Soil erosion on one of the tree peony seedlings.
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