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Post Looking California...
Today found a nice Cereus in bloom,and later a nice Beaucarnea recurvata.

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Ponytail Palm (2),Japanese maple,Tree ferns and lemon tree. What you do when you live here. 8)
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Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:42 pm
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Post Re: Looking California...
Beautiful pictures Stan, that's what we call elephant's foot or Beaucarnea recurvata [last picture]

I have one like that here, but it stands for the better growth inside the veranda :wink:

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Stan wrote:
Today found a nice Cereus in bloom,and later a nice Beaucarnea recurvata.

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Ponytail Palm (2),Japanese maple,Tree ferns and lemon tree. What you do when you live here. 8)
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You can grow almost anything there! From a Dutch Quercus robur till a Echinocactus from Mexico.

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Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:13 pm
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Post Re: Looking California...
Thanks Eduard. They don't reach the immense size of those grown far south..but make a nice look still. Sort of a perpetual raindrop/Hershey kiss look.
ALexander- I gave up on doing all of one family,etc. Yards are too small and its too limiting in what you can grow if you stick to that. I now only give in to our drying climate and water costs. So,my adding of xeric plants dominates my purchases. Interesting though that the plants you mentioned all like about the same amount of watering. Beaucarnea isnt really a desert plant..Citrus and Japanese Maples do fine on average watering. Cyathea cooperi is MUCH less water needy then all other species of tree fern,even if they get biggest,fastest, on more water.


Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:46 pm
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I went out and took a few photos of " Broms on a Yucca" that I started a couple of years ago. No matter how well you place to start..they become much more natural fitting as time goes by. Of,course the cats can break the Tillandsia's,but broms are too tough. Hylocereus are growing on almost no media. Maybe 2-3" of old dried moss.

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Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:29 pm
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They look very happy in the tree :D

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Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:08 pm
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Nice Stan very colourful do you just water the middle of the broms and leave them to it.
How is your rainfall now after the early floods do you still have full reservoirs?


Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:58 pm
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Thanks Mo,Kev!

We are having a surplus year for water ...but the dye is cast,and I'm going low water to plain xeric with most additions. Broms need little water- how much can those cups hold? And at 2 or 3 times a week its still very little. Yes,I just pass a shower over them and go on to the rest of the yard.

Its no Carlos,Rick or Maurice,but their inspiration was great. :idea:


Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:59 am
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Its no Carlos,Rick or Maurice,but their inspiration was great. :idea:


Missing these guys input. we all go through lulls. Get on it guys :D

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