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ALPHABET SOUP.... O!

Postby Katherine » Mar 19, 2012 10:51 am

Oh!

(Seems like the appropriate thing to say). And I am a bit late by Eastern Canadian standards, its 745 AM here.... Here are my Os of which I have a few to chose from. Oregano of two colors, Osteospermum Whirlygig, and I admit to being being disengenious showing my native Oregon grape in front of my new terrace gate.

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Re: ALPHABET SOUP.... O!

Postby reenb159 » Mar 19, 2012 11:17 am

Great shots Katherine.... Here are my O's
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP.... O!

Postby Eeyore » Mar 19, 2012 11:18 am

Wow! Love that gate Kat!
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP.... O!

Postby orchidguy » Mar 19, 2012 11:20 am

Love those O's Kat.
Oregon grape is one of the most well behaved shrubs here. Planted one about 5 years ago. and it has not needed to be pruned, does not "overstep" it's boundaries, and flowers like clockwork every year.
BTW, love that gate Kat

Was going to post all oncidium blooms, but decided to add some different pics for the soup.

First the Oenothera fruticosa that is shown here in one of the "scrap" gardens. I really like this family of plants and grow O. pallida, macrocarpa, acaulis, glazioviana and 3 speciosa pink hybrids in other beds and the rock gardens. I find it quite difficult to take pics of the pink, because they tend to always look washed out in pictures I've taken in the past.

Second is an oxalis adenophylla that grows happily in one of the rock gardens. This pic was taken in early spring, and by the end of the summer had quadrupled in spread size. A very poor photo at best, the reason I've included this, is because not too many gardeners grow this plant this far north.

Third, one of the oncidium blooms
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP.... O!

Postby earwig » Mar 19, 2012 11:51 am

The O's combined with our warm temperatures has my Spring Fever at an all time high. Lots of "I want, I want, I want."
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Oregano It can get to be unruly but since the bees and butterflies love it so, I have in an area where it can let go.
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This Oxalis tetraphylia 'Iron Cross' makes a perfect filler in containers. The bulbs generally rest all winter in the house.
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This Opuntia macrorhiza is one of 3 hardy Cacti I have and the only one to bloom.
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP.... O!

Postby Big Smile » Mar 19, 2012 1:49 pm

Just 3 Os from me
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP.... O!

Postby Sharon Bryson » Mar 19, 2012 2:37 pm

Not many "O's".....Oenothera....not often I get a decent pic.

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Ornithogalum(Star of Bethlehem), nice little bulbs that naturalize rather well.
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Golden Oregano, mostly appreciated for its vivid foliage.
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP.... O!

Postby Northpine » Mar 19, 2012 2:45 pm

I don't have any Os to share, but am enjoying the Os of others.
Betty I also have that oxalis and love to use it in containers. I like the combination you made. Can you tell me the name of the geranium? It is similar to Vancouver Centennial which I have , but the bloom is different. I am attracted to geraniums with interesting foliage.
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP.... O!

Postby Puff10 » Mar 19, 2012 3:06 pm

o's
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oxalis along with variegated flowering maple and coleus...
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP.... O!

Postby Big Smile » Mar 19, 2012 4:23 pm

Sharon you reminded me of Ornithagalum. I have to post mine. Its different than yours, mine has large bulbs that are not hardy. I take them in for the winter.
They grow 3ft tall and are very attractive !!
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