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Pitahaya Dragon Fruit Festival 8-23-14

by kurango » 20 hours ago in Fruits, Rare Fruits, Orchards and Exotics

Has anyone bought a ticket to the field day and can no longer attend?
I'll buy it!
REGISTRATION INFORMATION says . . . No refunds will be issued, but substitutions are allowed if you cannot attend.

:?:
email me kurango2@verizon.net
TIA,
Kathi

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My garden from a drones perspective

by Van-Isle-Bamboo » 1 day ago in Pacific Northwest

My neighbor has a drone that's really high tech with a camera. He offered to do a tour of my yard and my wife accepted because she knew it was going to be a great surprise while I'm out at work. It's a little long maybe for some but what a great chance for me to remeber my place as it grows on. With the exception of some larger rhodos and a big willow tree, my yard is 5 years old. Tropical gardening has only really been a pasision of mine for about three years. Lots of cool rare plants are missed but it gives a great overview of my place. A little Hawaiian music to go along too.

Here's a couple pics from 2008 when we bought the place

I want to thank Sam for being so generous in making the video and for my lovely wife surprising me with it. Enjoy and thanks for watching

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-lKdDG2uB8


Kailey.

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Hello from Santa Cruz

by coastwind » 2 days ago in Introductions

Hello everyone! I have been reading the Cloudforest Gardener for years and finally signed up recently. I bought a house with my wife in the "banana belt" area of Santa Cruz and am in the process of planting around it with a little of everything that I can. I already have bananas of many types, mountain coconuts, pitaya, Reed and Haas avocado, Fredrick passion fruit, mountain pineapple, and a lot more. I planted a young cherimoya that I hope works out and both yellow and red tamarillos (that are not happy for some reason) and I am looking for other good plants to grow. If anyone has suggestions they are very welcome.

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Issai and Fuzzy Kiwis

by JuneWinds » 3 days ago in Urban Homesteading

Hi everyone,
I was wondering if anyone grows Issai Kiwi and the Fuzzies? I have both. The Fuzzy I bought both male and female, over q year ago. No fruit yet.
As for the Issai, I grew 3 from seed about 5 years ago, and also, no fruit yet.
Anyone have any experience with them, and/or could give me some tips that
might get them fruiting? I'm getting old and want to see fruit, LOL!
TY,
MrsMorningSong

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New Orleans - Lychee, Mango, black sapote, Mamey, POM ?

by badman62 » 3 days ago in Fruits, Rare Fruits, Orchards and Exotics

Hi all
i got very interested in tropical/sub-tropical fruits in the last couple of years,
and now have "caught the bug". so, i have either purchased small plants, or raised from seed several types of fruit trees.

I am wondering if anyone has any input as to what might grow here successfully ?

In addition to the ones in the heading...
Lychee, Mango, black sapote, Mamey, POM
I have Jackfruit, starfruit, Jaboticaba, Loquat and others...
but i think these will be OK ?

i read a lot of forums posts, but mostly they are from Florida and California.
Not many South Louisiana growers
or, if there are, i cant find them.

So, in addition to the heat and freezes,
i am guessing i have to worry about rainfall
(New Orleans is in the top 5 cities in the US in rain)
humidity (very humid here), hours of sunshine ??

any ideas, comments appreciated...
Brad

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