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Old 01-01-2014, 10:52 PM   #2161 (permalink)
 
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Hi Ed,

Beautiful hibiscus flowers and photos, thank you!

BTW, I assume it is you, who has been "following" me on Flickr? I have not been
following anybody so far. I am still very new at that site and after uploading all
these pictures of birds in India in March or April, I have not looked at Flickr at all
until recently, when I ran into trouble with uploading to Bananas and had to look
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Meanwhile, with my interest peaked again, I have uploaded a whole bunch more
pictures from our trip to Tanzania, (Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Zanzibar)
as well I have started on uploading Guatemala

In a couple of weeks we will head again for Vietnam, and until then I will be busy
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:17 AM   #2162 (permalink)
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Hi Ed,

Beautiful hibiscus flowers and photos, thank you!

BTW, I assume it is you, who has been "following" me on Flickr? I have not been
following anybody so far. I am still very new at that site and after uploading all
these pictures of birds in India in March or April, I have not looked at Flickr at all
until recently, when I ran into trouble with uploading to Bananas and had to look
for alternatives.

Meanwhile, with my interest peaked again, I have uploaded a whole bunch more
pictures from our trip to Tanzania, (Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Zanzibar)
as well I have started on uploading Guatemala

In a couple of weeks we will head again for Vietnam, and until then I will be busy
with preparations for the trip. In the meantime my main channel of on-line
communication other than email will remain "bananas"

Best,
Olaf

Yes that's me and the photos of the spider were taken in my backyard.

I planted 4 different colors and 7 hibiscus plants 6 months ago thanks Olaf.

You're photographs are amazing if anyone want to see here's the link Golestan2

The flickr photostream you're using is there beta version and it only provide links to your photostream. To upload images to bananas.org you have to switch back to their original flickr photostream. On the bottom left hand corner of your photostream there is a small transparent window "Opt-out & feedback" when you click on this a window will open on the bottom of that window select "go back to the old experience".





Then go here where I explain step by step how share your photos on bananas.org using flickr.


I hope this helps PM me if you have any more questions.

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Sorry, Ed, Despite all your help I am still hitting nothing but blanks today.

When I try to send you a PM I get this:
ez has chosen not to receive private messages or may not be allowed to receive private messages. Therefore you may not send your message to him/her.


When I click on “HTML/BBCcode (after selecting HTML) I get this:



Thanks for all your terrific help, but so far I am a lousy student
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Now I am even screwing this up
PS: I have no idea, where this picture suddenly came from.

It did not show up in the Preview. Maybe I was just to hasty and did it right all along,
but did not wait long enough for the image to emerge.

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I will try to puzzle all that out tomorrow. Now it is bedtime.

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Sorry, Ed, Despite all your help I am still hitting nothing but blanks today.

When I try to send you a PM I get this:
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Sorry about that Olaf I selected that setting not knowing what it meant I have changed it anyone can PM me.


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When I click on “HTML/BBCcode (after selecting HTML) I get this:


Thanks for all your terrific help, but so far I am a lousy student
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Now I am even screwing this up
PS: I have no idea, where this picture suddenly came from.

It did not show up in the Preview. Maybe I was just to hasty and did it right all along,
but did not wait long enough for the image to emerge.



You're not a lousy student it's me I'm not the best teacher. I forgot to mention when you choose this size Medium 800 (600x800) flickr will display using flash your photostream (all the images you have) if you are a professional photographer this will allow you to display your photostream on a website.

To display just one photo using HTML code you must choose a different size. If you must use this size Medium 800 (600x800) to display just one photo then select BBCode and copy and paste the same way you did the HTML code.

When you choose BBCode in any size it will display your photo and underneath it your photo number and your name as a link back to your photostream. To me having three links to my photostream using BBCode seems excessive and I will delete photo number and my name you don't have to.

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Hi Ed,

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Hi Ed,

beautiful pictures of a beautiful plant. We have something quite similar, the campsis
radicans or trumpet creeper The colour and arrangement and shape of the the still
closed flower buds is almost identical, but the campsis does not open up quite as far
as the pyrostegia, but maintains the trumpet shape more tightly. Thus it is called
trumpet vine. It is hardy from Zone 4 right through to Zone 10. Therefore
they may grow in your area as well.

I have not found a photo of the leaves of the pyrostegia. Accordingly I cannot
compare them and it would be difficult anyway because the campsis is at this time
dormant and the branches are "naked" and I cannot remember the details anyway.

Though thanks for the pic.
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beautiful pictures of a beautiful plant. We have something quite similar, the campsis
radicans or trumpet creeper The colour and arrangement and shape of the the still
closed flower buds is almost identical, but the campsis does not open up quite as far
as the pyrostegia, but maintains the trumpet shape more tightly. Thus it is called
trumpet vine. It is hardy from Zone 4 right through to Zone 10. Therefore
they may grow in your area as well.
Thanks Olaf

Florida Flame Vine (Pyrostegia venusta) flowers in the winter months as long as there's no frost, it grows up to 80' which is great for covering an old chain link fence.

10 days ago I planted Crossvine Tangerine Beauty (Bignonia capreolata) it grows up to 50' and flowers in the spring and summer.




One side of my house I have a chain link fence 4' x 140' hopefully in 3 to 4 years half of it will be covered by these vines.


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Though thanks for the pic.
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Here's an updated photo of my indoor Azalea, just blooming away in the west-facing windows of my sunroom.

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Your sun room is beautiful. Seems like a great place for any plant to bloom.
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Before you laugh at my picture know that my tomatoes planted in May (afternoon shade) withered and died without ever spitting out a single flower. They just wilted and croaked. Yes, I know how to grow tomatoes. Who doesn't? They're weeds. They flourish in sidewalk cracks in the city! Indeed these are volunteers from a friend's compost bin. (I refused to spend another dime on "special Florida" plants.)


When these actually acted like they'd survive...



I carefully tarped them on the 25F night and all those under 40...



I gave them some generic Miracle Gro because they're growing in "black sand" that is dreadful...



I watered carefully because, despite the pots having drainage, that nasty "dirt" holds water. (Yeah, it's sand--go figure.)



I have played bee because there are none here...



So without further ado...



My mystery tomatoes flowering and fruiting

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My first pinapple bloom! 3 years In the making.







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Wiliwili tree (Erythrina sandwicensis). First bloom on this tree. These were close to extinction a few years ago in Hawaii, as it was being attacked by a new invasive species of gall wasp. Scientists released another gall wasp in 2008 but not specifically where I live. This other wasp preys exclusively on the larvae of the first one. It must have made its way here because this is the first year I have had no galls on my tree and now it is blooming!
There are a lot of erthrinas, commonly known as coral tree. I will have to wait until this forms a seed pod to determine if it is truly the native species. This grows naturally in lowland dry areas (generally under 20" per year) so I am happy it can even survive here where it rains 5X that much.


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