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Old 04-08-2012, 03:15 PM
 
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One of my favorites (and a hummingbird favorite)is Firecracker Bush (Bouvardia ternifolia). Mine is just going into its spring growth phase. In midsummer the middle is more full and more upright. I love when its full of flowers and cascading over the edge of the bed.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:58 AM
 
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Wisteria... I love wisteria.
I also love pu$sywillow for spring... especially the real cool looking wavy ones.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Those big Globe Allium are very striking and pretty. The flowers dry beautifully for dry arrangements too.
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Catawba tree. Loaded with fragrant orchid-like flowers and hanging pods a foot long. My neighbor has one at least 80 feet tall, and it is breathtaking when in bloom.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Cedar Park/NW Austin
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Century plant. I'd never stick one in my yard, but you can't help but notice it when it's blooming.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Austin
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My personal favorite is the Hawaiian Plumeria. I have one, and I love her like a daughter.
Yes! Frangipani is amazing. In Texas, they don't get real big, but I love that flower more than any other.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I also love the "Stipilia Giganta," of the Carrion Plant. THe flowers are dinner-plate sized, amazing pre-historic, hairy things that the flies propegate. Not too common outside of Texas, but well worth it if you can find one!
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
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Bird of paradise!
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I thought these Fan Palms we saw in Puerto Rico were pretty amazing. I found one website that call them a Banana Fan Palm. I don't know how accurate that is. Another website showed similar photos of what might was called a Travelers Palm.

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