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3/03/2015 6:27 pm  #1


Some PNW Plant Pictures Continued....

I think in my last post, I maxed out the number of pics in one thread. Here's a few more pics
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Nice healthy looking Drimys winteri
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The white Calla Lillys are shooting up
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r141/homernoy/DSCN0788.jpg


Gunnera are starting to come up
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Bromeliad of some kind
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My son doesn't care to much about plants, but he had a lot of fun anyway
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Last edited by Brian in Kirkland WA (3/03/2015 6:30 pm)

 

3/03/2015 7:33 pm  #2


Re: Some PNW Plant Pictures Continued....

again, nice pics.  FWIW  the first picture looks like the northwest native ribes sanguineum ( pink flowering currant) and the second is probably a mahonia (barberry/oregongrape) of some sort----perhaps m. aquifolium (maybe a dwarf form?) or maybe m.pinnata???? really love the rhododendron in the last picture---do you know what it is?

Last edited by georgeinbandonoregon (3/03/2015 7:34 pm)


growing plants "on the edge of horticultural sanity".  s.w. oregon coast USDA 9/sunset 5.  grow eucalyptus, acacia, mexican evergreen oaks and pines. 
 

3/03/2015 8:09 pm  #3


Re: Some PNW Plant Pictures Continued....

Hey George. I didn't see a tag, but next time I'm there (maybe next weekend) I'll try and find out. If you like Rhodo's, there's a forest of them at the Arboretum. All unique and beautiful.

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3/03/2015 9:18 pm  #4


Re: Some PNW Plant Pictures Continued....

thanks.  IMHO, the nicest thing one can ever do with a nice picture of a (possibly) rare plant is put a name to it---otherwise some yahoo (like me, for example) will be bugging you about what the silly thing is, LOL.  yes, the PNW is probably the premier place to grow rhododendrons both species and hybrids in north america.  some of the "big leaf" or "tree" species--- arboreum, sinogrande, montroseanum, macnabianum, rex, etc.---are extremely impressive in both flower and foliage and fit in very well with "subtropical" plants.


growing plants "on the edge of horticultural sanity".  s.w. oregon coast USDA 9/sunset 5.  grow eucalyptus, acacia, mexican evergreen oaks and pines. 
 

3/05/2015 5:37 pm  #5


Re: Some PNW Plant Pictures Continued....

georgeinbandonoregon wrote:

thanks.  IMHO, the nicest thing one can ever do with a nice picture of a (possibly) rare plant is put a name to it---otherwise some yahoo (like me, for example) will be bugging you about what the silly thing is, LOL.  yes, the PNW is probably the premier place to grow rhododendrons both species and hybrids in north america.  some of the "big leaf" or "tree" species--- arboreum, sinogrande, montroseanum, macnabianum, rex, etc.---are extremely impressive in both flower and foliage and fit in very well with "subtropical" plants.

My kids want to go back this weekend, and I barely scratched the surface as far as interesting plants go. I'll do my best to find tags, and make sure I write them down or take a pic of the tag itself. I'm the same way, if I see something cool and I no one seems to know for sure what it is.......it drives me craze.
 

Last edited by Brian in Kirkland WA (3/05/2015 5:37 pm)

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3/07/2015 9:35 am  #6


Re: Some PNW Plant Pictures Continued....

Jubaea side by side with Araucaria araucana.  Gotta love it...very Chilean.  I can grow neither species here, btw.  It might be fun to start a thread What plants will grow and thrive in both Seattle and Orlando.


Professional Horticulturist since 1985.  Grew up near St Louis, MO and never liked winter.  Still don't, even here in Central FL.  At least the palm palette is better!  Our garden Winter Haven is USDA Zone 9a/9b
 

3/07/2015 1:48 pm  #7


Re: Some PNW Plant Pictures Continued....

Keith, assume you could grow either araucaria angustifolia from brazil (works well at several places in our area including my garden and in parts of the s.e.) or a. bidwillii from australia? that said, a number of chilean plants do well in the PNW and oddly enough the jubaea may well be on the more tender end of the list---don't think i have ever seen a large FULLY mature plant (say more than 15-20' of clear trunk) around here and it is pretty rare in any size as a landscape plant as well.


growing plants "on the edge of horticultural sanity".  s.w. oregon coast USDA 9/sunset 5.  grow eucalyptus, acacia, mexican evergreen oaks and pines. 
 

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