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Old 03-07-2019, 08:10 PM   #1
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Your favorite garden plant where you are


I'm a gardening nut, and I have some favorite plants. They're generally the ones I'm looking at, but there's some I strive to look at.

Below is an old pic of a palm in front of my house, with a red leaf. Swoon to see it. It's still there. So show and tell us yours, where ever you are.

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Awesome looking plant. When I think of "gardening", I think of food you can eat. My wife has planted collard plants forever. We love eating them. I know, it's a Southern thing. Anyway, her plants can go for three or more seasons here. They just keep putting out leaves, the more we cut them. The best harvest time is right after a significant frost. The plant thinks it is dying and produces sugar to stay alive. Makes the leaves even sweeter.
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My favorite plant is called a Summersweet shrub. At least that is what I think it's called. I had one in the back yard (sorry, no pics available) and my wife decided to cut it down to the ground at the end of the season, thinking it would grow back even bigger.

Pro-tip: do not cut down Summersweet shrubs, or they will die.
From mid-summer to late fall these plants give off the most fragrant, sweet smell that I've ever smelled. The fragrance can be smelled 100 feet away if the wind is blowing in the right direction.
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My favorite plant is called a Summersweet shrub. At least that is what I think it's called. I had one in the back yard (sorry, no pics available) and my wife decided to cut it down to the ground at the end of the season, thinking it would grow back even bigger.

Pro-tip: do not cut down Summersweet shrubs, or they will die.
From mid-summer to late fall these plants give off the most fragrant, sweet smell that I've ever smelled. The fragrance can be smelled 100 feet away if the wind is blowing in the right direction.
Wow, they are pretty! Never heard of them before. . . .
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I had the pink one like in the top pic. Gotta find me another one soon.
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I had the pink one like in the top pic. Gotta find me another one soon.
I don't blame you! Too bad they don't grow out here.
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anything that produces food.
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Maybe figs, makes sweet fruit, I can actually protect the fruit pretty easily on the low branches.
and pretty leaves, esp the ones that look like 5 long fingers (wanted to post a pic but can't post any links yet since this is my first post ).
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