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Just some nice summer pics.

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Ficus benjamina.

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Schefflera actinophylla and Orange tree.

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Dracaena marginata doing well.

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Just the Schefflera.

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At least 100 year old Washingtonia's. Very tall.

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Tropical dreams of the city from the mid 1950's

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Jacaranda,Agave ,Bougainvillea and a fan palm. California.

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Canna.

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One of the "elfin" Schefflera arboricola's...first I've seen in ground.
Thanks on a hot summers day here- 29c. Warmer tomorrow.


Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:48 pm
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Your outdoor plants are kept as indoor plants over here Stan!

I used to have a Ficus and Dracena in the first flat my wife and I owned :)

The really tall Washingtonia palms remind me of the Hotel California album cover.


Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:00 pm
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Its been since 1992 that these plants have been safe more or less, Adam. So,I'm seeing things at a size I never saw before either. Not just a milder run..but more variety of plants being sold now then ever before.


Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:41 pm
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Adam D wrote:
Your outdoor plants are kept as indoor plants over here Stan!


Yes, it's depressing :evil:

Every time I go on holiday I see plants outside that I can't hope to grow here.


Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:58 am
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My neighbors are into tropical fruit tree's. One has a new one to me. Passion Fruit(vines)

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Dragon fruit.

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This blew me away- Alocasia portodora has naturalized in a Hayward drainage ditch. It was as far to the left and right as I could see in clumps. I swear its true.

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Here it is with Aloe arborescens and some kind of Opuntia...all growing on the edge of this ditch with cattails.

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Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:41 pm
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King palm street as I call it. Three homes with multiple plantings.
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Jacaranda in full bloom. This tree had especially good color.

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Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:49 pm
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Always amazes me Stan just how similar your pictures look to my local area here. The cars and architecture are slightly different (and you guys drive on the wrong side of the road!) but on the whole a lot of your pictures could be taken here. I must post some local pictures some day.

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Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:46 am
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Bennz wrote:
Always amazes me Stan just how similar your pictures look to my local area here. The cars and architecture are slightly different (and you guys drive on the wrong side of the road!) but on the whole a lot of your pictures could be taken here. I must post some local pictures some day.

Ha!..plus I need to turn the camera around in a 180,as then you would all see the hills. Only then Ben,would you see the biggest difference,right now we are "amber waves of grain" colored. That's part of our national anthem song :roll: . Amber waves of dead annual grasses isn't as catchy.

We just had a 38c heatwave Ben..you ever get that hot?


Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:49 pm
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Stan wrote:
Ha!..plus I need to turn the camera around in a 180,as then you would all see the hills. Only then Ben,would you see the biggest difference,right now we are "amber waves of grain" colored. That's part of our national anthem song :roll: . Amber waves of dead annual grasses isn't as catchy.

We just had a 38c heatwave Ben..you ever get that hot?


Where I am I've got an unusual coastal hillside microclimate and temps usually don't drop much out of the 4-30C range for the year, while the nearest town (Hastings) can be a lot wider variation, -5 to 40C is possible. But yes I have once recorded 39C at my nursery, but that kind of heat is rare here and usually very short duration. Always accompanied by very strong NW wind, and low humidity, perfect Aussie bushfire weather! Scares me every time it happens.

Dry grass is pretty normally around here too Stan in summer. My immediate microclimate is in a 40-50" rainfall zone but the nearest towns only get 30", so dry grass in summer is normal. We average 3-4" rain per month in the summer, but that is not enough to keep everything green. Does mean we can grow things like Archontophoenix without any additional water, but thye still look better in wetter sites.

In fact a friend in the advertising industry told me this area is so similar to parts of CAL that a lot of TV advertisements for the US summer season are actually filmed here in our summer (NH winter), particularly vineyard shots.

I've posted these before, but here they are again. Could be California?

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Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:45 pm
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That first photo street sign? Tennyson is 2 blocks from my home and the name of my Alma Mater H.S :!: . Those are some really tall Mexican fans palms. What city is that? If you have more to post..


Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:46 am
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Napier NZ, about 1/2 hour drive from here. Same place on google street view;
https://www.google.co.nz/maps/@-39.4915 ... 312!8i6656

I'll take some more pictures one day I'm in town.

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Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:56 am
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I'm comparing Napier with Hayward on myweather2.com. Temperatures are almost identical summer and winter. Going by their graphs Napier has a POSSIBLE 0C or less,6 months of the year? Doesn't sound right. Hayward as best as I could make out the rough graph at 3 months possible freeze. Summer in Napier has 10 hours of sunlight,Hayward 12 ( drier climate,we never get rains). Napier coldest ever night is 28f,Hayward it said is 24f,but really thats not true. It was 18f in 1972.
So- Howea's for you can be planted in full sun forever. Here,mine take a bit of heavier frost every few years..and a catastrophe if 1972 or 1990 comeback.
I think Napierians and Haywardians would probably feel like at home after traveling the thousands of miles.

Although- I wonder Ben,is Napier one of the NZ cities that has tree ferns growing wild?..Nada chance of that here.

btw- My C.medullaris? I've found that if you mulch with potting soils? ALL that peat helps greatly for the fern to hold big fronds upright. Really has made a difference- but I still have to water as often,but the results are better.


Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:09 pm
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Saw this today.Poinsettia still in red bracts..

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Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:36 pm
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A few more as I traveled a new road for me...

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A palmy house on a foggy morn.

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Cordyline Electric Pink.

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Red Hydrangea and Agapanthus.

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Brug and that huge Morning Glory that ..I forgot the name. It can cover half the Earth if you let it.


Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:50 pm
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Very nice pics. I can see you don´t see extreme lows there.....

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