My Tampa Fl garden

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  1. ScotTi

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    Here are the flowers now.
     

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  2. Dypsisdean

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    Thanks for following up Scott. Looks as if the silver blue clustering fruit will provide a nice show as well.
     
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    Things seem to move fast in this warm weather as the fruit have now colored.
     

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    Thanks for the update again. Looks like a great plant for a great garden.
     
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    The Caladiums making a color splash.
     

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  6. Dypsisdean

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    Scott,
    If you've ever cut those, then you know they last forever in an arrangement. One of my favs.
     
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    Dean, Never have cut for arrangement, but like the look with Ti plants. Planted 40 more bulbs this last weekend.
     

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    We have trouble with getting them to come back after the first season. Many just seem to rot away. Do you have that problem?
     
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    Dean, No problem here with them coming back. I usually dig and divide the clumps when they become to large. I planted them 10 yrs ago, this year is the first time I have added new ones, as these colors I did not have. In fact I have dug them out of the Croton area for 2 yrs now and they keep coming back.
     
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    Hmmmmm,

    This is in Angela's department. I have noticed that the ones that she piles rocks over do much better at coming back. I am suspecting now that the chickens and pheasants may be helping themselves to the bulbs left unprotected - I am just assuming they rotted away. :)
     
  11. putu enjula

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    WOW!!! I've been away too long. AWESOME pictures of your awesome garden!
    As far as caladiums go, I had only one not come back and I think it was because it was eaten by pheasants. We had a whole bunch of black magic taro that either got eaten or rotted away... but last time we got some I threw it in the pond... no birds dare to get close to it now! I love that caladium in #87. I have one of those but it had a major set back because the birds ate half of it. Now it's behind some wire recovering. What is the first caladium in #85? That's really cool!
     
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    I just bought 225 caladium at Lowe's... they were on sale. A bag of 10 for $1.50 and 24 for $4.00... I've got a lot of work to do!!
     
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    If you use cuttings in a vase, they last a long time.
     

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    Great buy! I like them mixed with Ti plants.
     

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    My Lowes bargin buy is growing ...
     

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    The garden needs some fun stuff.
     

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  17. putu enjula

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    Scott, what's the first caladium in #85??
    It reminds me of a watermelon...
     
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    Angela, I have no idea on that one. It showed up in the garden last year after I divided some clumps. I will post a really new cool looking one when it grows a little larger.
     
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    Like the new Avatar Scott!
     
  20. ScotTi

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    Thanks!
     
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    A preview of Tampa for you that have not visited....
     

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    Channel Side and Ybor City in Tampa....
     

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    places to see...
     

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    in and around...
     

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    just around...
     

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    more shots around...
     

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    more to see...
     

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    The new garden path on the east entrance to the garden.
     

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    Great shots Scott. You should work for the Chamber of Commerce.
     
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    Wow, like your very own little golf course. But with better palms.
     
  31. ScotTi

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    The east bank garden is full of color this year.
     

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    Looks like you weren't bothered by the storm at all.
     
  33. ScotTi

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    No problems here, it was media hype for the Tampa area. Recorded less than 2" of rain and a few wind gusts around 30 mph. The normal afternoon summer storms give more punch.
     
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    The little guys are fun to watch.
     

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    Looks like a wonderful place to host a garden tour. ;)
     
  36. ScotTi

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    From Koi pond to frog pond to gator hole. Everyone wants to live in my Koi pond.
     

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    This Tree Frog is a standout on the Ti leaf.
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