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Plantidote of the Day 2012-10-23

weed

Unidentified weed Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-10-22

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Mystery plant

The gardeners at UCLA just tore out a whole slew of chokeberries and planted whatever that is above. They're nice shrubby things, about two feet tall, with bright green foliage and these odd, layered flowers that look like pinwheels. Anyone recognize these plants? Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-10-19: Big Old Round Up Version

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There's a lot on our plate today, so let's jump right in ....

Something to celebrate -- October 24 is Food Day, a national opportunity to honor real food. You know, that stuff that doesn’t come in a box, takeout tray, or fancy packaging. If you're not familiar with what I'm talking about, hit up the Food Day website and see what you've been missing while sitting in the drive-through. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-10-16

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Yet another mystery plant. These flowers are in a hanging basket, but they weren't identified. They look like dime-sized nasturtiums, but the leaves are completely different. Look familiar? Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-10-15

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Presenting today's mystery plant ... it's red (kinda), it's fuzzy (totally), and its name is _____________. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-10-08

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Mystery tree

A multi-trunk, 5' to 6' tall tree in bloom right now in Zone 10. The flowers look to me like members of the solanum (nightshade -- potato, eggplant, etc.) family. The flowers are about the same size as a potato vine, maybe a little bigger. But as a tree? Hmmmm, maybe not. Anyway, below the fold, you'll find a second shot with leaves that may help with identification. Also too, both images can be enlarged by clicking on them. And that's all the help you're getting from me, because I'm out of clues. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-10-05

yellow calla

Zantedeschia aethiopica

Yellow calla

Happy Friday! We've been hoping that Friday's Plantidote would become Petidote. But this seems like a good spot for weekly garden and plant link round up. Grab your reading glasses, today's plate is overflowing .... Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-10-02

angelonia

Angelonia angustifolia

Summer snapdragon

A perennial in Zones 9 and 10, angelonia is resistant to drought and heat. The plants bloom all summer and well into fall, plus some varieties have the added bonus of fragrance. There are white, deep purple, and lavender striped angelonia available. Here are more details on growing this plant. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-10-01

St. John's wort

Hypericum prolificum

St. John's wort

The mystery plant has been identified, thanks to jerztomato (hat tip coming your way!). It is a shrubby version of St. John's wort, which is probably better known as an alternative remedy for depression. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-09-28

acacia

Acacia cultriformis

Knife leaf acacia

A multistemmed tree that grows to about 15 feet in height. The name comes from the leaves' resemblance to paring knives, although in this shot they look more like little shark fins.

There are dozens of different kinds of acacias, with about 30 or so actively grown in Zones 9 through 11. The flowers are fragrant, the trees are drought tolerant once they're established, and they're great at holding up hillsides, something we like a lot here in earthquake country. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-09-25

fall in zone 10

Liquidambar

Sweet gum leaf

Welcome to Autumn in Zone 10! Yes, it's just a veritable riot of colors, ranging from green to another shade of green. Ooops, almost forgot the pale yellow. Three colors this year -- actually, more like 2.5. Wow!! Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-09-24

hibiscus

Rosa sinensis

Hibiscus

The last hibiscus of summer. Actually, this plant blooms all year, but it's most productive in summer. And there aren't any more blossoms at the moment, so I'm declaring this the end of summer. Tomorrow, autumn in Zone 10. Stay tuned ....

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-09-23

succulent

Aaaand we’re back, with another edition of Plantidote links to fun on the internetz. If the format looks familiar, that’s because I totally stole it from lambert. Or as they say in Hollywood, it’s an homage, people!

Anyway, here’s what’s on deck today: Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-09-21 UPDATED!

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Limonium latifolium

Sea lavender, statice

UPDATE: This former mystery plant has been identified, thanks to jerztomato and insanely sane! And here are some links to more information:

One from the Fine Gardening website

And one from Better Homes and Gardens magazine.

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-09-18 UPDATED!

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UPDATE: Thanks to insanely sane, we now know that the plant is a wisteria and what appear to be berries are actually buds. Eventually, they'll look like this.

Thanks, YesMaybe, for sending in the image!

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Whatever it is, I love it! The question is -- what are we looking at? Insectidoter YesMaybe sent in the image, wondering the same thing. Read below the fold...

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