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Old 07-23-2011, 03:04 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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Why we like California

The guy in the photo is 6'2", the sunflower is over 8 feet tall. and is a volunteer, it was not planted.

The Bougainvillea on the left was a stump 4 years ago.


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Old 07-23-2011, 03:07 PM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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Beautiful. I like the way palm trees just sprout up as well in California.
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Old 07-23-2011, 04:23 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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And still, despite it's unmparalleled natural beauty and resources, California's governance is sub-standard and pulling it down. It's a real shame.
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Old 07-23-2011, 05:26 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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Curmie, it must suck to have such a sour outlook, you are the Yeahthatguy of the Barcalounger set.
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:06 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Curmie, it must suck to have such a sour outlook, you are the Yeahthatguy of the Barcalounger set.
Nah! It's refreshing to be realistic even when it's painful - far better than being blind in one eye, unable to see out of the other, in denial or delusional.

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Old 07-23-2011, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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My Bougainvillea died. Got too cold in the winter. I hate you. =D
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Old 07-23-2011, 08:55 PM
 
Location: United States
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Wow 1 positive and bright post and the wolves invade and tear it into pieces of negativity. If your that miserable in CA maybe move to west Virginia or Ohio.
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:20 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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Wow 1 positive and bright post and the wolves invade and tear it into pieces of negativity. If your that miserable in CA maybe move to west Virginia or Ohio.
Or, Missouri! Curmie cannot stand the fact that we grow 8 foot tall Sunflowers, and 300 foot trees in CA, and have thousand foot deep lakes, and 14,000 foot peaks and one can walk a trail for 300 miles without crossing a road.. ... Regret, I suppose. The fact that it was pushing 100 degrees with over 80% humidity in south Missouri could sour anyone's disposition... But then again, he was that way when there was snow on the ground.

I don't know how one could kill a bougainvillea. The one in the photo was a hundred years old, and ran up a monterey pine 120 ft. The tree was well known locally as the "pink tree". Pitch canker killed the monterey pine as it has so many here on the coast. We had to cut it down, the tree guys cut the bougainvillea down to the stump, today it is a clump of blossoms 20 feet high and 35 feet long. I'd keep watering it if I were malloric, if he lives in CA, if he lives elsewhere? He may be out of luck.

On the right side of the photos you can see more sun flowers, I just tilled the ground and they all came up, pretty cool.

My father who was a farmer all his life said the first rule of planting in California was to stay out of the way..
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Old 07-23-2011, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Frost =(

They're hit or miss here with the occasional below freezing overnight temperatures. I was hopefully that it would pop out of dormancy when spring arrived. I thought the heat killed the dogwood I put in as well, thankfully that came back and seems to have survived through the first few hot summer days better than it did last year. As I said, I hate you and your coastal climate.
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Old 07-23-2011, 10:35 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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Well, they do come from the south Pacific
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