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EagerSleeper
Feb 3, 2010

by R. Guyovich


Leperflesh, you're great. I gave you a hard time on cKnoor's stream because I recognized your name. Hope no hard feelings!

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Leperflesh
May 17, 2007







Smellrose

EagerSleeper posted:

Leperflesh, you're great. I gave you a hard time on cKnoor's stream because I recognized your name. Hope no hard feelings!

Haha no, definitely no hard feelings.

For those of you not watching LP streams on twitch TV, EagerSleeper has a friend whose computer crashes when they try to load this thread. This is obviously my fault because I posted like 70 images on the first page.

kid sinister
Nov 16, 2002


EagerSleeper posted:

For sure it's in the Euphorbia genus since Euphorbias are weird. Sometimes they look like a leafless, geometric, succulent cactus. Sometimes they're a woody shrub. And sometimes they're a stygian hellbeast.

No kidding. Euphorbia is one of the largest genuses in world. Even poinsettias are members.

In other news, this just bloomed today in my yard (not a Euphorbia), and boy does it stink. My voodoo lily!

dinozaur
Aug 26, 2003
STUPID
DICK


Love the voodoo lily, kid sinister. My dogs used to go insane every time the Amorphophallus bloomed.

And here are some pretty pictures.

First up is my Elderberry (Sambucus Nigra "Black Lace") which has exploded in growth this year and just flowered this week.


Then we have my little corner of heaven. This is the one slice of the garden which I am nearly happy with. Apologies about the blurry picture, but we have a Weeping Japanese Maple, Sedum (Angelina, Sieboldii, John Creech, Autumn Joy), Geranium, Elephant ear (Colocasia gigantea)


The Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea Quercifolia) have just bloomed today in my garden. Though too dim to take proper pictures right now, this is a picture from several years prior.



I just recently visited Longwood Garden as well as Chanticleer garden in Pennsylvania. I don't share these pictures to take credit for others hard work, but only to share some awesome plants.

Rhododendron and wood fern.


Huge variety of flowers.


Lacecap hydrangea


Agave, Dypsis, and Ceriman ("Monstera Deliciosa", which is perhaps the greatest scientific plant name in existence.)


Kalanchoe and Schefflera


An absolutely brilliant Croton (I swear I didn't muss with the colors at all).


And here are just a couple phenomenal plants from Chanticleer.
Espalier European Beech mark the entrance to the formal courtyard.


To be honest I don't remember what plants are in this picture.


I would share more, but I could only sort through so many of the hundreds of plant pictures.

dinozaur fucked around with this message at 03:15 on May 31, 2013

Marchegiana
Jan 31, 2006

. . . Bitch.

I have the same Sambucus! Mine has been blooming like crazy for about two weeks now, and it's gorgeous. Do you ever get berries on it though? For some reason I only seem to get maybe 1/10th the elderberries I expect considering how much it flowers. I wasn't planning on making jam or anything, I was just hoping to attract some birds with the berries.

Picardy Beet
Feb 7, 2006

Singing in the summer.

kedo posted:

Cross post from A/T coz I always forget this subforum exists!

Can someone tell me what this plant is and (apparently it's a rhododendron) how my sister can stop killing it? She inherited it from the last people to live in her apartment, but they apparently stopped taking care of it and it's not doing so well. It has buds, but every day more and more leaves curl up and start turning brown or yellow. Overwatering?



\/\/ Thanks much! I'll bet you're right... it's an awfully big plant for such a small pot.

Hoping I'm not late, but there are a few quirks with rhododendrons or azaleas.
They need a low pH soil, limestone is a killer for them. They love ericaceous compost. Be wary also of your water pH. If the water in your area is very hard, try to use rainwater instead.

For people who wish to plant them outdoors, rhodos love rain. Like a lot. They love the shadow of the undergrowth, and despair with a too much sunny exposition.
Even if your soil is full of limestone, you can plant them anyway if you follow these steps :
- dig a large ( 1m ) and deep pit ( 60 cm at least). When they grow, they grow fast. I sometimes read they don't make a deep root system. That's wrong. Given time, they will (mines are a perfect example of this).
- you don't want roots enter in contact with limetone. You need to use geotextile felt (don't know how to translate this in US) to have a draining layer wich will resist to the roots. I sometimes hear people telling it is useless. The first years, it won't make a difference. But under the action of soil life and weather, pH will get higher. And when you'll see the signs of chlorose, it could be too late.
- plant them in a mix of ericaceous compost and standard compost.

The result, rhodo- pornogrophy:

DSC00452 par PicardyBeet
The big one is two meters high and three meters wide. Give them space


DSC00453 par PicardyBeet


DSC00457 par PicardyBeet
When I saved this little guy, he was the saddest shrub I ever saw. Only a trunk and a few yellow leaves. That was 5 years ago.


DSC00460 par PicardyBeet


DSC00459 par PicardyBeet

Jose Oquendo
Jun 20, 2004

At the end of 2018, a study was published by London Metropolitan University showing that certain bacteria, normally present only in intestinal tracts or feces, were found on McDonald's self-service screens.


I hate to bug you guys but I need your help in identifying this plant. I know nothing about flowers.







Long story short, I ran over my neighbor's flowers with my lawn mower. He must have just planted them because they just looked like weeds as they were short and had no flowers or buds. He's a super old guy and I couldn't understand him when he told me the flower name. I went to my local Wal-Mart Garden Center and they didn't have anything that looked similar. I'd like to replace them for him. Thanks!

Marchegiana
Jan 31, 2006

. . . Bitch.

That's a herbaceous peony, looks like a double-flowering type.

Jose Oquendo
Jun 20, 2004

At the end of 2018, a study was published by London Metropolitan University showing that certain bacteria, normally present only in intestinal tracts or feces, were found on McDonald's self-service screens.


Marchegiana posted:

That's a herbaceous peony, looks like a double-flowering type.

Thanks! I hope they aren't hard to find at my area garden shops.

Edit: Looks like they are common.

Jose Oquendo fucked around with this message at 22:34 on May 31, 2013

dinozaur
Aug 26, 2003
STUPID
DICK


Marchegiana posted:

I have the same Sambucus! Mine has been blooming like crazy for about two weeks now, and it's gorgeous. Do you ever get berries on it though? For some reason I only seem to get maybe 1/10th the elderberries I expect considering how much it flowers. I wasn't planning on making jam or anything, I was just hoping to attract some birds with the berries.

I have never seen berries on mine, though according to Michael Dirr, birds will pick the berries almost immediately.

kid sinister
Nov 16, 2002


Joe Don Baker posted:

Thanks! I hope they aren't hard to find at my area garden shops.

Edit: Looks like they are common.

They are super common. Fun fact: peonies actually need ants to eat the "glue" off their flower buds, otherwise they will never open. My mom has a story she loves to tell from one of her aunts about how she always gassed the gently caress out of the ants "attacking" her peonies and then wondered why they never bloomed...

Second fact: the instant they bloom, you're guaranteed a rain shower that will fill up their flowers, making them so heavy they will fall over onto the ground.

Third fact: Joe Don Baker, don't worry about replacing it. Did you see Marchegiana calling it "herbaceous"? That means that they die off to the ground every winter then come back next year. As long as some green is left above ground, it should survive until next year.

dinozaur posted:

Love the voodoo lily, kid sinister. My dogs used to go insane every time the Amorphophallus bloomed.
Thanks. I grow both plants known as voodoo lily here. The other is in my back yard, the type with the yellow and red spathe that blooms later. It hasn't popped up yet from the ground... I hope it survived the horrible drought we had here the past 2 years.

kid sinister fucked around with this message at 23:07 on May 31, 2013

Tremors
Aug 16, 2006

What happened to the legendary Chris Redfield, huh? What happened to you?!




Some leaves on my miracle fruit plant have a reddish color to them, and others are changing from the good green it had when I got it. Is this just transplant stress or is something wrong with it? It was in the mail for 10 days if that matters.

EagerSleeper
Feb 3, 2010

by R. Guyovich


Tremors posted:



. . .
Is this just transplant stress or is something wrong with it? It was in the mail for 10 days if that matters.

Yeah I'd say that being in the mail for 10 days is stressful enough for plants, so adding the stress of transplanting to that is enough to make a couple of leaves drop. However that stress is unavoidable since you needed to get the plant out of the bag at some point anyway.

I looked at the picture you posted and it seems like the soil is pretty moist. Not much you can do for the plant right now. The plant is dealing with stress, and poking around the plant would add more. It just wants to relax and get it's roots growing. It would appreciate some tough love and loneliness. Hopefully it's happy with the amount of sun it's getting!

If you're really worried about the plant, you can look at the stem and see if it's plump and round, or wrinkled and crispy. Good luck on taking care of your plant! Ask me any more questions if you want! I hope I can help you out!

Harsh Tokerman
Oct 25, 2004


kid sinister posted:

No kidding. Euphorbia is one of the largest genuses in world. Even poinsettias are members.

In other news, this just bloomed today in my yard (not a Euphorbia), and boy does it stink. My voodoo lily!


I could never remember what these were called. I came home yesterday thinking that there was a dead animal behind a bush in my gardens, but it was just this monstrosity. It had 2 flowers this year (we planted it maybe 5 years ago), but the taller one (it was about 6'6" tall was snapped/fallen over when I got home. I love these flowers.

day before it opened:


bloom day:

EagerSleeper
Feb 3, 2010

by R. Guyovich


Leperflesh posted:

For those of you not watching LP streams on twitch TV, EagerSleeper has a friend whose computer crashes when they try to load this thread.

That friend was me...


Voodoo lilies look beautiful and mysterious, but after dealing with one rotting sempervivum in my yard, I can scarcely imagine how bad a plant that wants to smell bad on purpose would be. The foliage does look pretty though.

Is anyone interested in free* plants? I have a poo poo ton of Aloe vera and Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi that I'm willing to send over to a good home. There may even be Crassula ovata cuttings involved if you'd like them. I probably have 50+ Aloes and just as much Kalanchoe plants.

Free as much as you send me a self-addressed envelope or pay for some money for shipping.

Leperflesh
May 17, 2007







Smellrose

My wife's mom gave us three aloe plants in pots. They now seem to be dying. They're in maybe 70% sun and I water them every other day. Am I watering them too much, or do they need more sun, or both?

Also: A couple of big chunks of my nopales cactus fell off. I think it was wind or maybe they just got too heavy? My question is, after I hack off the youngest parts and boil them for food, can I just stick the rest in the ground and it will grow, like you can with succulents? Or is that not going to work.

Hummingbirds
Feb 17, 2011



Leperflesh posted:

My wife's mom gave us three aloe plants in pots. They now seem to be dying. They're in maybe 70% sun and I water them every other day. Am I watering them too much, or do they need more sun, or both?

Also: A couple of big chunks of my nopales cactus fell off. I think it was wind or maybe they just got too heavy? My question is, after I hack off the youngest parts and boil them for food, can I just stick the rest in the ground and it will grow, like you can with succulents? Or is that not going to work.

Yes you are probably watering your aloe too much. Succulents get root rot very easily if they're overwatered. I killed a fair few like that before I realized what was happening

Yes you can probably propagate your cactus like that. One of my friends dropped a nopales pad outside her old apartment before moving out (two years ago) and now there's a big gently caress-off nopales outside the place.

EagerSleeper
Feb 3, 2010

by R. Guyovich


Leperflesh posted:

My wife's mom gave us three aloe plants in pots. They now seem to be dying. They're in maybe 70% sun and I water them every other day. Am I watering them too much, or do they need more sun, or both?

Also: A couple of big chunks of my nopales cactus fell off. I think it was wind or maybe they just got too heavy? My question is, after I hack off the youngest parts and boil them for food, can I just stick the rest in the ground and it will grow, like you can with succulents? Or is that not going to work.

Yeah, that's way overwatering. My aloe plants get watered once every two/four months and they're okay with my neglect. On the bright side, aloes can make some amazing recoveries. If the aloes are dying because of the soil's wetness killing them, you might be able to just pull them out of there. They should be able to become healthy again after a couple days without water in a lightly shaded environment. Then, you can put them into soil again and let them take off!

Are some parts of the plant mushy? That's would require some minor plant surgery, but then you would treat them the same as in the previous paragraph.


Nopales are pretty easy to propagate once you get the hang of it. They can propagate vegatatively by themselves in the wild too, with a single plant becoming two whole family's worth in a decade. Hummingbirds already said it well, but you take a nopal pad that has already calloused over the cut wound (which may take more or a less a week), and shallowly plant the side that has the callous into the ground into the ground. No watering necessary unless the nopal pad already has baby roots. Good luck and happy growing!

Leperflesh
May 17, 2007







Smellrose

Alright, thanks for the advice.

Pile of Kittens
Apr 23, 2005

Why does everything STILL smell like pussy?



I'm living with a guy who has 50% custody of his three year old daughter. We germinated some beans in plastic cups and some of them are actually sprouting! I generally kill every plant I touch (once including, famously, an air plant), so I figured a return to the pre-K level of gardening was appropriate for me. I'll post some pictures later. I'm just proud of not killing all 11 of them!

unprofessional
Apr 26, 2007
All business.

My lilies are starting to bloom.







the fart question
Mar 21, 2007



College Slice

Check out this weird little guy I picked up a while ago; that texture reminds me of fine lizard scales or cats paws. Anyone know anything more about it, beyond 'it's a succulent'.



At the same time I also picked up this bugger. The leaves look like cabbage but are very tough and don't deform at all. The pic is a little old but I think it might be about to flower.

unprofessional
Apr 26, 2007
All business.

First one's a mesemb, which are a cool group of plants. Lots of info on them online.

Second one's an echervia, which will probably make a flower stalk with pretty pinkish-purple blossoms.

Hummingbirds
Feb 17, 2011



gender illusionist posted:

Check out this weird little guy I picked up a while ago; that texture reminds me of fine lizard scales or cats paws. Anyone know anything more about it, beyond 'it's a succulent'.



http://www.cactus-art.biz/schede/AL...is_setifera.htm

the fart question
Mar 21, 2007



College Slice


Haha, I was wondering why it's not doing anything while the rest of my succulents are growing like crazy!

kid sinister
Nov 16, 2002


Is there any love for carnivorous plants in this thread? I saw one back on the first page but that was it.

I wish I could plant some outside here in Zone 6. Well, plant them and forget about them once established and maybe water every occasional 2 week drought.

edit: I should totally take some pictures of my false yuccas that are blooming outside now. It's one of the few succulents that will grow outdoors this far north.

kid sinister fucked around with this message at 23:27 on Jun 17, 2013

unprofessional
Apr 26, 2007
All business.

There are lots of hardy carnivorous plants to choose from! Culturing them is a little different from most plants, as they're generally bog plants requiring very low ph and almost no nutrients (thus, the carnivorous adaptation), but it can be done with just a little bit of research.

FlamingLiberal
Jan 18, 2009

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Anyone grow orchids on this board? I have a whole bunch of different plants from different species that I grow down here in FL.

EagerSleeper
Feb 3, 2010

by R. Guyovich


FlamingLiberal posted:

Anyone grow orchids on this board? I have a whole bunch of different plants from different species that I grow down here in FL.

I killed an orchid before, how about that? Feel free to talk about orchids, I've always thought they were pretty but I can't wrap my head around getting them the proper humidity and all that jazz. One of these days I might buy myself a terrestrial orchid, but who knows.

FlamingLiberal
Jan 18, 2009

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It's harder to do unless you live in a part of the country/world where you can get adequate light, heat, and humidity.

I live in Central FL and I can grow my plants outdoors basically all year. But I know plenty of people elsewhere in the country that have to have a greenhouse or indoor setup because it gets too cold in the fall/winter.

You also need to know how to water plants properly and get enough drainage. A lot of people kill your garden variety phalenopsis by either putting them in a pot with no drainage or overwatering them. If you overwater too much the roots will rot.

I currently grow phalenopsis hybrids (standard type of orchid you see everywhere), dendrobiums (one species, a couple of hybrids), vandas (mostly grown bare-root in baskets), cattleyas (very popular because they produce the largest flowers), and oncidium hybrids. I have one paphopedalum (slipper orchid), although I don't have much experience with those as much yet.

FlamingLiberal
Jan 18, 2009

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I will add though that it's relatively hard to kill orchids, they can take a lot of punishment due to the strong hybrid plants people grow now. Most of them can survive if they have just one root left.

unprofessional
Apr 26, 2007
All business.

I've had great success growing my orchids in a northly clime semi-hydroponically. Mostly phals, but some dendrobiums and one I can't think of the name of atm. The key for semi-hydro is to have a completely inorganic media, and since grow shops are so prolific right now, hydroton (washed) makes a great one.

kid sinister
Nov 16, 2002


unprofessional posted:

There are lots of hardy carnivorous plants to choose from! Culturing them is a little different from most plants, as they're generally bog plants requiring very low ph and almost no nutrients (thus, the carnivorous adaptation), but it can be done with just a little bit of research.

I knew that, pitcher plants grow all the way up into Canada. I was wondering if there were any that were relatively carefree.

Bees on Wheat
Jul 18, 2007

I've never been happy


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I managed to kill two phals last year. I'm not too broken up about it because they were heavily marked down, since the flowers were starting to fade, but still. I think it just got too warm in my hellish apartment, and one of them got sunburned because I left it by the window too long. I might buy some more now that I live in a much nicer place, but I'm never going to find them for $3 each again..

Meanwhile, a friend of mine has a pair of orchids in his kitchen that were given to him. He doesn't pay any attention to them, and they rarely get watered. I was over there last night and the leaves were shriveled, and some were turning bright yellow. I watered the poor things and noticed that one of them is developing a new flower spike.

So somehow I kill my phals that I loved and cared for, and this guy who doesn't give a gently caress is getting new flowers. So unfair.

FlamingLiberal
Jan 18, 2009

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Sometimes orchids will spike flowers before they die as an attempt to procreate. But it's hard to know without seeing the condition of the plants.

Bees on Wheat
Jul 18, 2007

I've never been happy


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Buglord

Well, I watered them and they seemed to perk up a little bit, but it's hard to tell whether or not they'll make it. Next time I go over there I'll check up on them. Or I might just steal his plants.

SaltForYourWounds
Oct 20, 2005


FlamingLiberal posted:

Anyone grow orchids on this board? I have a whole bunch of different plants from different species that I grow down here in FL.

Why yes, I do.

Here are some photos I've taken of my collection over the years. I only have one blooming right now, but this one has been really consistent and I've had it rebloom at least twice since I got it:





And some others:

No-name phal I picked up at Aldi.



Mini phal I got on clearance at some big box hardware store. Got it to rebloom once. It's dead now.





Phal. Allie Roteman x Ruey Lin Beauty, according to the tag.





Cattleya Beaufort Gold "Susan Fender" (I have no idea what these names mean). Another no-name phal because I am an idiot.



Paphiopedilum Odette Divine (Odette's Ghost "Big Flame" x Petula's Mystery "Ruby Glow").



I have a bunch of other no-name phals I got on clearance that have yet to spike, and I just picked up two new Cattleyas today.

SaltForYourWounds fucked around with this message at 19:24 on Jun 24, 2013

FlamingLiberal
Jan 18, 2009

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That doesn't look like a cattleya to me...

That info on the tag is generally the name of the hybrid, and sometimes the person who came up with it. Or the species if that applies.

coyo7e
Aug 23, 2007

by zen death robot

dinozaur posted:

This was one of my favorite succulents from many years ago until it was destroyed in a move. Anyone have a clue what it may be?

Looks like a type of medusoid or caudiciform euphorbia. I am not sure which exact one that little guy is, but I love how sharp the smaller/younger spines seem!

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SaltForYourWounds
Oct 20, 2005


FlamingLiberal posted:

That doesn't look like a cattleya to me...

That info on the tag is generally the name of the hybrid, and sometimes the person who came up with it. Or the species if that applies.

Ha, you're right. I think I posted the wrong photo. Not sure I have any pics of the Catt, but will get some when it blooms. Oops.

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