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New things in the backyard!


Tonight my wife brought home and interesting plant. An “Esperanza”:

It will grow about 4 ft high and spread out about 3 ft. Should be a great attraction for my “bird garden”.

I have been also working with an experimental Fern to see how it likes some of the compost from my pile. I up-potted it from a 4" pot to a 6" pot and added native compost with a sprinkle of “expanded shale” for water control and the little guy is growing SO fast that it cannot support the growth! Get a load of this:

The little thing sits on my BBQ pit and gets a lot of ambient light without being burned from the extreme heat here in Central Texas. It started blooming tiny flowers earlier this week. Very cool!

The bougainvillea is a “happy camper” in its’ new organically enhanced pot and is thriving and blooming like crazy!

My little “amplifier planter” is doing well with new blooms from the Texas Sage in it:

These little guys add just the right touch to the “amp planter”!

The Sage is a very large shrub, so I cannot grow it in the “Amp planter” for more than a few months. No biggie, I have the perfect spot for it! {chuckle}

Gotta love plants, huh?

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looking good :)

12 Jul, 2009


Love your tecoma stans - reminds me of our yellow allamanda. Is that a foxtail fern that gets little white flowers? It's certainly looking very happy. Your 'amplifier plant' is lovely - is it a syngonium? Your plants seen to be growing so well - what you're doing seems to be working very well.

12 Jul, 2009


I love your Esperanza, I imagine it would have to be a houseplant here

12 Jul, 2009


Everything growing well, n2.
The fern is really pretty.

12 Jul, 2009


You obviously enjoy and care for your plants. What a great imagination you 'amp planter'. Must be a first! :-o))

12 Jul, 2009


plants look good n2 specially the 1 in the amp wat a great idea!!!:~))))

12 Jul, 2009


Bernieh, yes the foxtail fern is variety that produces the tiny blooms. The new growth is already producing some blooms, but the intense Texas heat seems to make them go away. {gurrrr!}

13 Jul, 2009

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