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Mon May 22, 2023, 07:42 PM

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Reply Roses! . . . and something else . . . (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy May 2023 OP
samplegirl May 2023 #1
CaliforniaPeggy May 2023 #2
MontanaMama May 2023 #3
CaliforniaPeggy May 2023 #6
MontanaMama May 2023 #12
CaliforniaPeggy May 2023 #14
TexLaProgressive May 2023 #4
CaliforniaPeggy May 2023 #7
TexLaProgressive May 2023 #9
2naSalit May 2023 #5
CaliforniaPeggy May 2023 #8
2naSalit May 2023 #11
CaliforniaPeggy May 2023 #16
2naSalit May 2023 #18
MontanaMama May 2023 #13
2naSalit May 2023 #17
MontanaMama May 2023 #19
2naSalit May 2023 #20
Diamond_Dog May 2023 #10
CaliforniaPeggy May 2023 #15

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 22, 2023, 07:43 PM

1. So pretty

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Response to samplegirl (Reply #1)

Mon May 22, 2023, 07:44 PM

2. Thanks so much, my dear samplegirl! ♥

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 22, 2023, 07:52 PM

3. I'll be that rose smells like heaven.

Is that second photo of an allium of some sort? Iím curious.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #3)

Mon May 22, 2023, 08:26 PM

6. I didn't actually get close enough to smell any scent, my dear MontanaMama!

I was mostly intrigued by their looks!

I was using the portrait mode on my iPhone, and it made the stem disappear! It's the head of the agapanthus (Lily of the Nile).

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #6)

Tue May 23, 2023, 12:04 AM

12. That was my second guess!

Donít you love portrait mode on the iPhone? Iím still learning but I use it a lotÖfor better, for worse.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #12)

Tue May 23, 2023, 12:57 AM

14. I like it a lot, but I can't always get it to work! It's tricky.

That's why I posted these flowers; they mostly worked.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 22, 2023, 08:00 PM

4. Lovely photos as usual

The something else might be in allium family like these garlic seed heads
Well I can't get the picture to post and display so here's the website
https://permaculture.com.au/store-garlic-next-years-crop/

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Response to TexLaProgressive (Reply #4)

Mon May 22, 2023, 08:29 PM

7. Thank you, my dear TexLaProgressive!

It's an agapanthus, or Lily of the Nile. They make gorgeous flowers.

Thanks for the link!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #7)

Mon May 22, 2023, 08:49 PM

9. I had to to a search yes gorgeous

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 22, 2023, 08:00 PM

5. Pretty!

That something else looks like it is some kind of onion. Those will be interesting subjects.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #5)

Mon May 22, 2023, 08:30 PM

8. Thanks so much, my dear 2naSalit!

Not an onion, but agapanthus.

When the flower opens, it's breathtaking.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #8)

Mon May 22, 2023, 09:15 PM

11. Well...

I can hardly wait to see it!

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #11)

Tue May 23, 2023, 01:01 AM

16. Ah, your wish is my command, my dear 2naSalit!

This is an older photo but the flower shows very well. Enjoy!



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #16)

Tue May 23, 2023, 06:19 AM

18. Oh, THOSE things!

I was wondering what those were called last time I was visiting family out there. Almost as ubiquitous as iceplant used to be.

Thanks! They are pretty spectacular looking, and much larger than the onion things I was thinking of.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #5)

Tue May 23, 2023, 12:05 AM

13. I also guessed that second pic

was an allium of some sortÖgreat minds! Iíve never grown agapanthus, have you?

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #13)

Tue May 23, 2023, 06:17 AM

17. Nope.

I can't recall ever seeing them outside of California or Arizona. I had to look them up because I didn't know the name, but looking at the pictures of them, those things are everywhere out there in landscaping schemes.

Last time I was out there I was wondering what they were called.

The size of the flowerhead is about the size of a cantaloupe.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #17)

Tue May 23, 2023, 10:04 AM

19. I see the purple ones

quite often in Oregon. They are very dramatic in a landscape. Not sure I can grown them as a perennial in zone 4.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #19)

Tue May 23, 2023, 04:23 PM

20. Yeah...

Definitely not zone 4 material! I think they originated in the west Pacific.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 22, 2023, 08:52 PM

10. So lovely!

I thought perhaps the stem-less bud was captured while falling?? But you explained why the stem disappeared.

The white flower against the green background, so beautiful and elegant.

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #10)

Tue May 23, 2023, 12:58 AM

15. Thanks very much, my dear Diamond_Dog!

They just looked beautiful to me too.

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