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Just wondering what plants other people have in thier gardens and houses and why you chose them. Myself I like some of the more unusual plants like Lithops, Proteus, Sword Sansevaria, Succulents, and Orchids.
I have Bougainvillea (5 different), Meyers Lemon, Purple Fountain Grass, Japanese Blood Grass, a huge red Amaryllis, Bearded Iris, Japanese Iris, Daylilies, English Ivy, a Lacy Leaf Japanese Red Maple, a couple of miniature roses, a Mostly Wild Rose, a red Geranium, a couple of portulaca plants (one with the mealies from hell living in it), a Holly hedge and a hedge I have no idea what it is, and a few trees in the yard. I will be planting some Irish Moss and some other type of ground cover that will fill up a shady and semi damp area fast this spring. I would like to overseed the grass with a nice winter grass and I will plant coneflowers, columbines, lavendar, dill, a few rosemary plants, some hot pink castor bean plants, Flamingo Feather Celosia, and some Black Dragon Coleus. I seem to lean towars the red-pink-purple area of the spectrum.
For inside I have several species and hybrid Orchids, several different succulents, a Cardboard Palm, a Ponytail Palm, a Tillandsia, a Pencil Cactus, Sword Sansevaria, a Dancing Ladies Ginger (which will go outside this coming spring or summer), and a combiation pot of Wandering Jew and Airplane Plant. I will be starting some tomatoes (4 kinds which do well in containers), several kinds of cacti, lithops, sempervium, Protea nerifolia, Protea grandiceps.
And just for fun and to see if I can I will start some Pistachio, Baobab, Red Sealing Wax Palm, Giant Sequoia, and Bristlecone Pine trees. And I have on the way a Euphorbia called Red Bird Plant or Devil's Backbone about which I know very little. By the way, any dvice or help is appreciated on any of these plants.
I hope to have a yard and house full of interesting plants and flowers someday. This is very much a learning experience for me as well as a hobby and way to keep busy.
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I have a few unusual plants brought in from other areas of the country. The nurseries around here refrain from stocking the unusual, as these don't sell well. I have been looking for rue, ginger, and ginkgo for over 2 years as I have not traveled since 9-11.
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Nursuries around here are the same. We do see ginger and I think ginko around sometimes. We're zone 9 and sort of semi tropical. Don't know about rue though. Most of my plants come from mail order, garage sales and the local Lowe's or Home Depot.
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That's quite a list

Got seeds of these.

Got seeds of these too

I have one of these in front of the front window, along with a beautiful pale yellow one that I lost the name too

Just got the seeds I ordered for these too

Vanilla grass? Have never heard of this one, I'll have to look it up, it sounds interesting
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