greendougherty.Blog – Dougherty Garden on July 10, 2017

All posts for my blogs will come from the greendougherty.Blog with the Dougherty Garden – Today in the Garden leading the efforts on July 10, 2017.

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Allamanda vine with bright yellow, horn shaped, flowers. The seed pod on this plant looks like a sea urchin and hangs on the Allamanda plant until it turned full brown an then falls off.

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This was an experiment that I’m trying to see what will happen with these Foxtail palm tree seeds. Foxtail palm seeds are shaped like a lemon and are about two in length. I grabbed these from a neighbor who was cutting off the seed bract before they fully form and just experimenting to see if these seeds will form a true Foxtail seed and germinate.

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This is trunk of a Ponytail palm tree that has yet to put out a seed bract since I have planted it in the ground over twenty years ago. Recently, it has put out what I call a pup on its trunk. I’m going to experiment by cutting it off as close as possible to the trunk and apply some rooting hormone and see if I can get it to survive and generate some roots.

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Bird bath in the Dougherty Garden that is the watering hole for a variety of birds. I recently removed all the black stones to clean out all the weeds and replace all the black stones to let it look pretty again.

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This is the remainder of a Brazilian Needle palm tree that has been in the Dougherty Garden for many years. I had a flowering tree that was over this palm tree for years and was getting bigger and bigger but with no flowers. In the process of removing the tree, one branch fell and flattened all the branches of this Brazilian Needle palm tree. I removed all the brushed branches and noticed that the newest growth was still pushing out and left the Brazilian Needle palm tree. Sp far, so good.

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This is a pot of Cabbage palm tree seeds where several palm seeds have germinated. This is a standard palm tree in Florida and the palm seeds easily germinate.

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I don’t have the name at the moment but this Cactus has an unusual flower that it produces. It opens to about four to five inches in width and attracts a bevy of flies.

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This is my garden on the side of the house where I maintain several plants that I’m following closely and looking for a permanent home in the Dougherty Garden. The palm tree is permanent but the plastic sign that I left on the bottom of the palm was removed by one of my visiting birds in the look for underground food.

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This is the base of a Christmas palm tree and as you can see in the rear of palm tree several Christmas palm tree seedlings that have germinated just below the palm tree. I recently pulled them out of the ground and re potted them in a plastic pot.

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This is a Climbing Orchid that I started to take pictures of in June and July of 2017 when I noticed unusual ant activity on the one of the tips. One of the small stubs on this Climbing Orchid was producing a bloom. This was all captured in a video I produced just the other week called the First Bloom of the Climbing Orchid.

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A Hibiscus flower blooms with this pretty rasberry colored bloom.

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A rear view of the Dougherty Garden looking at a Jamaican Tall Coconut, Unknown Coconut, Cuban Royal, another Coconut and a few Solitaire palm trees in the Dougherty Garden.

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This is a Reclinata palm tree which is part of the Phoenix series of palm tree. I’m in the process of cleaning up the area of weeds.

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Part of the Infirmary area of the Dougherty Garden where I place several plants that I’m in the process of re potting several plants and experimenting with other plants that will be planted in another area of the garden.

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This is a Washington palm tree which is commonly called the Sky Duster and grows about two feet a year.

This covers my first post under greendougheerty.Blog. I’m also going to do this in a video format for those that are used to looking at my garden videos from the Dougherty Garden. Since this is a new blog, I”ll be working on the look of the appearance of the greendougheerty.Blog.

If anyone has a question on any of the plants that you see in these pictures or videos, I’m all ears. Maybe I can answer your question, or, you can give me a pointer or two to help me in the Dougherty Garden. Use the comment section and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Enjoying the garden 24/7,

Marty Dougherty of #greendougherty

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