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Flowers and plants

fairy tree

✯ Dactylorhiza orchids

Pineapple mint plant growing in my front yard. It is a perennial here on the Oregon coast, but isn't everywhere. It is almost time to harvest it, just before it blooms when the flavor is the strongest. I will be hanging it in bunches upside down to dry, then storing it in a glass jar until I am ready to put it into tea bags. I use the iron-shut ones available at most health-food stores.

House with 2 gunnera manicata trees in their yard. Can't wait to get sand, make a cement casting/stone...

Another gunnera manicata tree in the same yard as prior post. Love these huge leaves. In tropical setting, get leaves up to 10 feet across, these are about 5 feet.

Gunnera manicata tree, Gets leaves over 5 feet across. In jungle setting, up to 10 feet across! I plan to make some cement castings, sidewalk sized from some of the leaves!

Gunnera manicata tree. Here in Myrtle Point, on the Oregon Coast. There re 2 houses with them in town. They originate from Brazil. The blossoms are brown, strange, Leaves get over 5 feet across!

Fig tree. Can't wait until they are ripe. They aren't formed from a blossom , like most fruit, and these produce fruit twice in one summer!

Fruit cocktail trees. You can see they have different kinds of leaves. They will have plums, peaches, apricots and nectarines all on one tree.

garden ideas

Penny covered bowling ball. Repels slugs and turns hydrangeas blue.

Good to know what these look like.

'Freedom Song' Iris

Black cat petunia

HOW TO PROPAGATE LAVENDER FROM CUTTINGS - Works with rosemary also.

Living Succulent Wreath (tutorial)

Chihuly at the Dallas Arboretum

Picture by Anja of imgofa.posterous.com. Autumn Colours and Shapes in New Zealand.

Shamrock plant with peacock orchis coming up too. Luck-o-the Irish to Ye!

Fruitcocktail tree! It will have plums,apricots, peaches, and nectarines all on one tree! I have 2 of them! They are getting more leaves than my 5in1 apple trees and my 5n1 Pear trees, so far. Will take 2 years to have fruit.

My tomato-potato plant. It will have tomatoes on the top, and potatoes growing beneath the ground! It is growing better than all of my other tomatoes! See the leaves of both kinds of plants on it?

sweet williams- the smell so good!