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The only thing I was impressed with was the size of my elephant ears. I ordered this one from a mail-order nursery, I had no idea it would get this big the first year. It's called 'Thailand giant'

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By Flcrazy


 The only thing I was impressed with was the size of my elephant ears. I ordered this one from a mail-order nursery, I had no idea it would get this big the first year. It's called 'Thailand giant'



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so many jokes could be said here about the size of your elephant ears FL lol

20 Sep, 2008

 

I would love some of these. FANTASTIC!

20 Sep, 2008

 

Go for It Irish...lol, while I'm still sitting down...!

20 Sep, 2008

 

orr captions on this photo.....
adams fig leaf, typical man bragging again

20 Sep, 2008

 

Going to start calling you Thumbelina - you look about 2 feet tall in this photo.Great shot.

20 Sep, 2008

 

Wow, this is amazingly big!

20 Sep, 2008

 

Lol...., first time I've EVER been considered Adam's plaything or called short..., being I'm much closer to 6 feet tall.~ hehehe

20 Sep, 2008

 

i'd like to see the elephant with ears this size!

21 Sep, 2008

 

They're huge! Funny Eileen....lol :-)

21 Sep, 2008

Ams
Ams
 

If fish grow in relation to their pond area I wonder if Japanese beetles grow in relation to their food leaf size. Keep us posted FC, its been nice knowing you.

21 Sep, 2008

 

Its Fantastic, I absoloutly Love it..In fact i want one..:)) and your banana. your tropical bed's doing great Fl,c...

21 Sep, 2008

 

wow ! One would certainly require lots of space to grow these plants.

21 Sep, 2008

 

FOMCL....Ams, Now you've gone and scared the crap right out of me....! There may not be a tropical bed next year, or maybe I'll make a miniature, tabletop size tropical bed. NO,no,no...What the he**, I'm going for it..., this might be the last time you hear from me, so... it's been nice knowing you...sob.

21 Sep, 2008

lyd
Lyd
 

can you imagine in the fall when youve got to rake the leaves up lol. brilliant flcrazy :-)

21 Sep, 2008

 

Never seen anything like it!

21 Sep, 2008

 

Wow .... just AMAZING!!! make a great umbrella for the next monsoon!!!

21 Sep, 2008

 

You know, it's too bad your shorts were showing slightly or you would have gotten a lot more comments......think about it.....all the possibilities...

22 Sep, 2008

 

Is this a colocasia, Flcrazy?

22 Sep, 2008

Ams
Ams
 

Go for it FC......you can take out a 10 pound beetle any day :-)

22 Sep, 2008

 

I'm way ahead of you Skippy... Hubby did take one where you couldn't see my shorts. First thing he said when I downloaded the pics was, "looks like you don't have anything on behind that leaf". . That was all I needed to hear, there wasn't any way I was posting that one !.lol
Lori this one is a colocasia, the one to the left side of the screen is an upright Alocasia, it's size surprised me too. The leaves on the alocasia are more stiff and shiny than the colocasia.
Thanks for the confidence boost Ams, I'll try not to let you down...lol.

22 Sep, 2008

 

P.S. Lyd, I'm expecting you to come up with a special, super-duper elephant ear rake for my aching back. I'm counting on you !

23 Sep, 2008

lyd
Lyd
 

lol fl, i'll keep an eye out for you. i hope your aching back gets better soon. take care :-)

23 Sep, 2008

 

Peter and Ajay were choosing where to file this photo :

~ Garden Makeover ideas ~ maybe
~ Garden Screening ideas ~ probably

~ Garden Privacy ideas ~ definitely :o)

25 Sep, 2008

 

I'll just count myself lucky if they don't 'X' it out, all together ...lol !

25 Sep, 2008

lyd
Lyd
 

i think they will leaf it alone lol

25 Sep, 2008

 

It's a great photo.
Hubby is an ace camera-man.
Was he wearing his boots when he took the picture?
Flcrazy ~
The GoY Wellie Olympics team would benefit if you would please consider taking on the extra role of Official Pin-Up Girl.
After all, your Health Consultant tasks are only demanding when BB takes the wrong dose of medication. :o)

25 Sep, 2008

 

Lyd ~
You'd be great at any GoY Wellie Olympic event involving lifting above the head.
It's clear that's your favourite sport.
I'll leaf it up to you...................

25 Sep, 2008

 

Lol...., very clever play on words, Lyd ! I'm quite impressed..!
No TT, notice I'm smiling, so no wellies on at the time. He only pulls them out when he wants to put me in my place...lol. It's the only ace in the hole he has !Can't wait to tell him I'm being considered for the pin-up. He will find that hilarious ! After dealing with me for the last 30 years, he might know best...You could find a much better pinup, afraid we'd be the laughing stock of the wellie olympics. Unless all pin-ups at the olympics are going to be the clowns... if so, I'm your girl !

25 Sep, 2008

 

Flcrazy, this is an incredible picture. Do the Alocasia and Colocasia freeze to the ground in the winter? I know they are tender to cold.

I have been growing Alocasia, Colocasia, and Xanthosoma for about 25 years. I live in San Diego, CA. and have seen Alocasia macrorrhiza "Borneo Giant" and Alocasia calidora with leaves approaching 8 feet long and 4 feet wide. Xanthosoma sagittifolium leaves get even larger. The trunks on Alocasias can grown to eventually 12 feet tall in a frost-free locations.

25 Sep, 2008

 

Yes Delonix, they all die back to the ground by the first of November when we have our first freeze. Some of the colocasias are hardy to zone 7, but if left in the ground ,most don't start to emerge until late May, or early June. The Alocasias are not hardy at all, and have to be dug up and brought in for winter storage. I can only dream about the size they could get if I were able to leave them outside year round...., you're so lucky !

25 Sep, 2008

 

wow there fantastic, they look amazing

27 Sep, 2008

 

I love this picture... Thumbelina does suit :) Great shot!

29 Sep, 2008

 

Are there dinosaurs at the bottom of your garden?
The plants certainly seem to be roaring away.

7 Oct, 2008

 

That is amazing! I knew they got big but not THAT big!

7 Oct, 2008

 

Flcrazy:

Thanks for the information.

11 Oct, 2008

 

Wow, I wonder if those were the leaves Adam and Eve had? : )

12 Oct, 2008

 

I don't think they were lucky enough to be that fully covered...

13 Oct, 2008

 

I believe they wore "fig" leaf undies!

16 Oct, 2008

 

They quickly learnt the difference between deciduous and evergreen :o)

16 Oct, 2008

 

Lol...., you got that right, Terratoonie !

16 Oct, 2008

 

Probably why you call autumn the fall - oops.

16 Oct, 2008

 

Hahahaaaa.... You're too good !

17 Oct, 2008

 

I had to LEAF through a lot of comments before I hit the bottom of the last comment Flcrazy. I've only been here a short time but I would have to say this photo has the most hits. The first thing that came to mind was how beautifully natural you look behind your leaf. Your avatar made me think you were a much older woman but boy was I wrong. Any way enough said. One last thing Do you have to wash behind those ears? lol Rob

5 Dec, 2008

 

They get washed everyday Rob, evveeeryday....... Are you starting to feel alittle sorry for me yet ?!

5 Dec, 2008

 

Well no not sorry just a wee bit guilty.

5 Dec, 2008

 

Love big leaves. great shot
This pic does make you think of the calendar girls :)

25 Apr, 2009

 

Thanks Stevie. I love the tropical look too, it's like being on vacation in my own back yard, saves me alot of money ...:-). Don't know about calender girls, but I did get alot of giggles from this post, I was so intent on showing off the size of it's leaves, wasn't giving much thought about how I was going to look posing behind the leaf....lol

25 Apr, 2009



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