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Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 09-14-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By pmurphy
Re: Real Blue Java / Ice Cream in Canada

Richard is correct about the laws regarding importing plants into Canada.

But there are legal ways of getting around them, where in Canada are you located?
Forum: Other Plants 08-08-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By pmurphy
Re: Voodoo lily question

They do look like sauromatum venosum and I'd say they're starting to wind down for the season. Once the leaves start going, the stalks will wilt and they will die right back until spring.
Your zone...
Forum: Other Plants 08-08-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By pmurphy
Re: Voodoo lily question

Which "voodoo lily" are you referring to?
Amorphophallus konjac, Sauromatum venosum, Amorphophallus bulbifer, Dracunculus vulgaris......?
Can you provide as photo?

There are many plants that go by...
Forum: Other Plants 06-04-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2,446
Views: 221,125
Posted By pmurphy
Re: What is blooming in your garden today (other plants)?

As an experiment, last summer I planted amaryllis in my covered garden - I got them for Christmas and am not really into this type of plant (until now). I figured the bulbs would live or die after...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-30-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By pmurphy
Re: Musa Basjoo in Canada

Nothing listed but I know he had a whole list of plants that he had available from other vendors - this was in 2013 but I'm sure he still has his sources for importing (the plants he brought in for...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-30-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By pmurphy
Re: Musa Basjoo in Canada

I actually bought a couple (as if I really needed any more) last summer on clearance from Walmart, with a 4ft foot stem, for $10 each

Perhaps m. basjoo are so common in BC (Vancouver) is because...
Forum: Other Plants 05-03-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2,446
Views: 221,125
Posted By pmurphy
Re: What is blooming in your garden today (other plants)?

Prunus serrulata - Ornamental Cherry 'Fudan zakura'

In 2016 I got lucky in a city of over 600,000 - only a very limited quantity of the trees were made available to city residents (and only...
Forum: Other Plants 03-16-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,794
Posted By pmurphy
Re: Jujube

Mine is Li Black Sea Jujube (zizyphus jujube) and I have just the one tree which has produced fruit for the last couple of years - and I know there are no other trees around.
Therefore I think its...
Forum: Other Plants 02-23-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By pmurphy
Re: World's Most Dangerous Plant

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=Deppea+splendens&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.TRS0&_nkw=Dendrocnide+moroides&_sacat=0

Not sure how difficult it is to get seeds...
Forum: Other Plants 02-23-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By pmurphy
Re: World's Most Dangerous Plant

Here is another dangerous plant that is very invasive: Daphne laureola, commonly called spurge-laurel but it is neither spurge nor a laurel

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daphne_laureola

"Toxins are...
Forum: Other Plants 01-29-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By pmurphy
Re: Looking for Symplocarpus foetidus - eastern skunk cabbage

Thanks Mark, unfortunately I'm on the west coast in Canada where we do have a native species - Lysichiton americanus aka yellow skunk cabbage - which is very abundant here and easy to find.
If you do...
Forum: Other Plants 01-22-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By pmurphy
Looking for Symplocarpus foetidus - eastern skunk cabbage

I know this is a strange request but I'm looking for bulbs / tubers for the eastern skunk cabbage. Anyone know where I can...
Forum: Other Plants 11-16-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,415
Posted By pmurphy
Re: Passion flower going crazy in November

It'll be interesting to see how long they will continue to flower in the greenhouse.

We are just now getting temps of 5C at night but my Passiflora caerulea (which is growing over an arbor in the...
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 11-04-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,669
Posted By pmurphy
Re: indoor bananas canada

If you want any variety you will probably have to go mail order; try these links....

Tropic to Tropic (Ray) in Tsawwassen BC
Tropic to Tropic Plants :: Home (http://www.tropic.ca/)

Flora Exotica...
Forum: Other Plants 01-05-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,456
Posted By pmurphy
Re: Loquats in zone 7

I'm zone 8 and have had a loquat in the ground for about 5 years now (it's about 6ft tall). We don't always get real cold for the winter but we always get lots of cold rain or even wet snow (last...
Forum: Other Plants 09-04-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,794
Posted By pmurphy
Re: Jujube

This is the fruit on my little tree - Li Black Sea Jujube (zizyphus jujube)......can hardy wait!

Wishing you luck :)

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=58749&size=1
Forum: Other Plants 08-26-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,794
Posted By pmurphy
Re: Jujube

I got one last fall and was surprised to see it flowering in October. When I inquired at the local garden center, I was told they normally do flower at that time of year and then produce fruit in...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-09-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Posted By pmurphy
wishing for the rains.....

I've been reading some of the posts about "how well things are growing" and "how much rain has been falling" elsewhere and it makes me feel both sad and jealous at the same time. Since the beginning...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-01-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,320
Posted By pmurphy
Re: Canadian Members, good banana sources in Canada?

Here are a few places to try in Canada:

Honey Tree Nursery PEI (I haven't tried them yet but they have a few interesting ones listed) exotic plants...
Forum: Member Introductions 05-15-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,108
Posted By pmurphy
Re: Hello from the Great White North Eh!

Welcome! from one Canadian to another - west coast :08:
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-05-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,645
Posted By pmurphy
Re: It's finally time to plant em all out

Micro-climate zone 8b so I get to experiment with plants and even have some zone 9 "tropicals" that have survived the winters without protection including a couple of bottlebrush (one of which is...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-05-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,645
Posted By pmurphy
Re: It's finally time to plant em all out

Congrats on their survival!

Here on the west coast we had a very mild winter - if you can call it that - and everything is at least 3 weeks ahead of last year. I even put most of my tender bananas...
Forum: Social Announcements & Good Wishes 04-04-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,155
Posted By pmurphy
Re: Who's Canadian here?

Interesting place, wouldn't mind visiting it someday.....

"Nunavut is both the least populous and the largest in area of the provinces and territories of Canada. One of the most remote, sparsely...
Forum: Other Plants 04-01-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,117
Posted By pmurphy
Re: Whats going on with this beefsteak tomato plant?

Looks like lack of lighting or improper lighting.
Hard to tell but the leaves look kind of yellow....not a good sign either
Forum: Other Plants 03-30-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,076
Posted By pmurphy
Re: Ibis--should I be concerned?

"Their diet consists primarily of small aquatic prey, such as insects and small fishes. Crayfish are its preferred food in most regions, but it can adjust its diet according to the habitat and prey...
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