Today in the Dougherty Garden – August 22, 2017

I’m still toying with the idea of what to use for a header picture on this garden blog and may have to go to designing one that I’ll make up fom all the pictures. That is still up in the air and I’ll probably see how it looks without a featured image as they call it for this post. For now, let’s get back to Today in the Dougherty Garden.

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Garden Area C is presently going through a renovation and cleaning of the weeds that seem to be very heavy this year. This is the area that I hand  cut the edging and the reasson that it is so jagged at the moment.

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Another section of the Garden Area C where I have a few Buddha Belly plants sitting in the sun. Waiting for September to do the edging for this area.

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Typical Cabbage palm tree found in a commercial landscape all over South Florida. Most Cabbage palm trees will survive in a few colder areas north of our area in South Florida.

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Garden Area C with a Hawaiian Ti plant with green leaves close to the ground. The Solitaire palm tree has two plants at the base of the palm tree. The one on the left side of the palm tree is that of a Climbing Orchid that has two flowers at the moment. The plant to the right at th base is a Climbing Cactus plant that I’m in the process of attaching to the Solitaire palm tree.

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Climbing Orchids with blooms. On the bottom with two terra cotta pots flipped on their sides by the local birds looking for food, are a few baby Climbing Orchids that I separated from the mother plant a while back.

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Close up view of the Climbing Orchid plant on the Solitaire palm tree.

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The center terra cotta pot has a Cycad seed in the middle, light beige, that just put out a young leaf with the rootdown in the soil. This is a Cardboard cycad.

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One of the edging areas in the Dougherty Garden that was easy to edge.

The above is a collage of sorts of a Fern growing through a Mushroom plant in the Dougherty Garden. I’ll see if I can get a better close up picture now that I had cleared away a lot of the weeds in the area.

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Here are the pots that I put a few garlic cloves that are having a hard time putting out a stem. I’m wondering if they were genetically modified?

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Here is the remains of the Sleeping Hibiscus plants that I had removed from the Hibiscus Hedge a ew months ago. These were the remnants of the base portion of the plant that i had removed from the ground where the hedge was located. Apparently, the roots were still active and here is the proof that I have a few Sleeping Hibiscus plants..

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NEW01 is the seeds that I received from my friend in California for Mexican Bird of Paradise that seemed off to a good start but fell to the extreme heat of the South Florida sun and all baby seedlings dried out.

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Three plants from left to right are a pot of Queen palmseeds, middle plant is that of two Hawaiian Ti plants and a potted punknown palmseedling.

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Here is my Wandering Jew ground cover that is getting comfortable in it new location. I put down a fresh load of no float mulch to hold back soem of the wees that are growin very fast, even witht he hot sunny days that we have been having lately.

That covers the latest from Today in the Dougherty Garden and what plants are making my day in the Dougherty Garden.

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Marty Dougherty #greendougherty #yorkville #doughertygarden #nostalgia #oldies(doowop)music #irishaoritaliano #jobsoutwest #corporateamerica #lifeintheusmarines #funnies #grunt

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