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Old 05-27-2008, 04:27 PM
 
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I go through spurts of watering. I'll water for weeks every night (using a soaker hose) for a few hours...then for a couple weeks I'll forget to water. I can't kill anything outside...now my houseplants---that's another story and I used to be so much better with them.
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Old 05-27-2008, 06:30 PM
 
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I will post some pics of a house size bougainvillea tonight!
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Old 05-27-2008, 06:32 PM
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I will post some pics of a house size bougainvillea tonight!
I believe you--my in-laws' bogie is huge. It's multi-colored, too--hot pink, white, orange, and a softer pink leaves. They trim it back all the time, but it's just really happy where it is. I'll be over there on the 4th of July, so if I remember I'll snap a pic and post it.
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Old 05-27-2008, 06:43 PM
 
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I got some bougies at my moms house near floresville that I planted about 10 years ago...and they are huge...they have survived 17 degrees back in the late 90s when the winters were kinda cold...I got banana trees up here in the SO (Stone Oak) that never died back this past winter...they are at 15 feet tall..and I think I will get some real bananas this year.

I got limes last year from my lime tree. in the SO. It is in a pot...but i flowers and fruits every year.
My mom has a lime tree that is 15 feet tall but it is in a non heated greenhouse...it has taken over the greehouse...it is at big as the greenhouse...but it survives all freezes in the past 10 years...She also has a tangerine that is in the ground that is as big as a house, and it has fruited.

So citrus will grow in SA. I have lived in SA since 1993..and have never seen the temps below 17 degrees. I lived in Austin during the freezes of the late 80s so I now what it was like.
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Old 05-27-2008, 06:45 PM
 
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Anyone have any luck with kumquat trees? I got some seeds from a tree from my uncle's neighbor. I planted them hoping maybe they'll sprout.
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Old 05-27-2008, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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Well, I went up on the net and I found a bouganvillia as big as a house in Mexico:

Check these images:

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...a/P2210826.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...a/P2210827.jpg
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:03 PM
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Gulp....that's enormous, and way bigger than my in-laws'!!

Nice pics, as usual!!
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:10 PM
 
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Anyone have any luck with kumquat trees? I got some seeds from a tree from my uncle's neighbor. I planted them hoping maybe they'll sprout.
actually, my aunt, who lives next door to my mom and dad, had a kumquat tree that does really well --- my dad steals them from the tree all the time --- i don't think she does anything special to it but i know it bears fruit every year ...
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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When I was at Animal Kingdom (Disney World Orlando) they had the fuschia color trained up over a trellis just under the name "Animal Kingdom" and it was breath-taking. I need to find the picture and post it because it made me want to plant it at home.

Whoever does the gardening there is amazing. I have LONG thought they needed to publish a book outlining their plant collection and the details of care.
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:49 PM
 
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Here is one in San Antonio off of Hiderbrand west of 281...

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