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Micro yard tour June 8th 2013
« on: June 08, 2013, 10:12:16 AM »
Micro yard tour
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above is perennial peanut ground cover...top is an established patch and below just planted
fairchild mango
van dyke shot from best angle
carrie supported by plastic lawn chair
  what is this flower?...found in a vacant lot
  Coc Vietnamese mango from Excalibur nursery that Rob (bsbullie) picked out. Thanks Rob! Green wood support because the winds are too tough on this one.
   local muscovy duck living the American dream with mortgage all paid off
Fairchild mango cluster these are small at 3 inches
  PP cuttings just planted without rooting hormone. Rainy season here should help them get established
  muscadine grapes waiting for planting
  Tadpole action in bucket left outside. More frogs the better!


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Re: Micro yard tour
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2013, 10:18:22 AM »
Micro peanuts? can you eat them? ???

You hire babies and midgets to shell them for you. Plus I have micro-frogs aka tadpoles but not large enough to eat yet
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Re: Micro yard tour
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2013, 10:38:29 AM »
Nice yard :)
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Re: Micro yard tour
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2013, 11:16:37 AM »
Zands,

The Flower is Periwinkle, or Vinca... It's an ever blooming flower in summer.

Nice yard pics..:)

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Re: Micro yard tour
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2013, 12:55:06 PM »
Looking good.

Did you buy the perennial peanut locally?
I haven't noticed it in nurseries, so not sure where to look.

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Re: Micro yard tour
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2013, 01:15:29 PM »
Nice yard...love the mangoes of course!! Thought maybe the chair under Carrie was where you sit and stand guard to keep the 2 and 4 legged thieves at bay,lol... ;)

Yup, I agree with Greenthumb, those flowers are Periwinkle (Vinca)...I love them, they are No care and bloom most of the year...in the winter they freeze but come right back in the Spring.

I have them in white, red and purple...



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Re: Micro yard tour
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2013, 01:22:16 PM »
Hi Zands

Beautiful pics but I can only view one mango?? How is your agave?

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Re: Micro yard tour
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2013, 02:37:21 PM »
JF---  agave is unstoppable here due to high amounts of rain. Thanks to all who have commented. The perennial peanut cuttings come from a neighbor's yard.

-- agave is crowding out two Philippine mango trees, it is getting ridiculous I should pull them out
-- one of my best trees this year >> carrie mango again fruits from 2nd bloom>>>
--sweet tart mango from Zill via Jeff (cookie monster) no fruit yet but looking very good>>>>
--planted 2010 gold nugget aka golden nugget >>>> this plus carrie plus an NDM that Jeff grafted are my best mangoes this year >>>
-- Keitt bought from Murray Corman 2008 is stays small for whatever reason. It is loaded this year because it produced nothing last year  ---  NDM and Glenn mangoes behind it
---more perennial peanut I potted for transplanting but now I am also trying cuttings direct into the ground too
--- muscadine grapes look very full from this angle but really they are not but are trying to get there
desert rose
-- strawberry guava fruiting the first time 
 -- random banana dwarf cavendish from home depot
« Last Edit: June 08, 2013, 02:39:38 PM by zands »

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Re: Micro yard tour June 8th 2013
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2013, 03:05:44 PM »
Be aware that people with peanut allergies have had reactions to perennial peanut lawns. It is a popular lawn alternative in the tropics. Evidently the chemical that causes the problem is in the entire plant, not just the nuts, so people walking on or touching the leaves can react to it.

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Re: Micro yard tour
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2013, 04:15:04 PM »
JF---  agave is unstoppable here due to high amounts of rain. Thanks to all who have commented. The perennial peanut cuttings come from a neighbor's yard.

-- agave is crowding out two Philippine mango trees, it is getting ridiculous I should pull them out
-- one of my best trees this year >> carrie mango again fruits from 2nd bloom>>>
--sweet tart mango from Zill via Jeff (cookie monster) no fruit yet but looking very good>>>>
--planted 2010 gold nugget aka golden nugget >>>> this plus carrie plus an NDM that Jeff grafted are my best mangoes this year >>>
-- Keitt bought from Murray Corman 2008 is stays small for whatever reason. It is loaded this year because it produced nothing last year  ---  NDM and Glenn mangoes behind it
---more perennial peanut I potted for transplanting but now I am also trying cuttings direct into the ground too
--- muscadine grapes look very full from this angle but really they are not but are trying to get there
desert rose
-- strawberry guava fruiting the first time 
 -- random banana dwarf cavendish from home depot
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Zands, that's pretty cool! Agaves get huge...how are your grapes doing?

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Re: Micro yard tour June 8th 2013
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2013, 02:40:35 AM »
Very nice Zands, I like the texture that the tropical peanut gives to the ground....oh and the mangoes too

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Re: Micro yard tour June 8th 2013
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2013, 11:30:50 AM »
Very nice pic's of some of your plants thanks for sharing! Beautiful mango trees, better lose or move those agave or you could wait for mango's to fall and get speared haha ::)Is the tropical peanut a nitrogen fixer? ;) 8)

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Re: Micro yard tour June 8th 2013
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2017, 09:08:06 PM »
Zand,
either you have a super green thumb or the weather is on your side.

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Re: Micro yard tour June 8th 2013
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2017, 07:47:14 AM »
Zand,
either you have a super green thumb or the weather is on your side.
Credit goes to the rain we get here. Your location gets    20.4 inch yearly and we get double or more. Landscaping crewing are busy year round cutting back hedges, bushes, lawns and more. I have all of those that need some serious trimming except my lawn which is ship shape.
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Re: Micro yard tour June 8th 2013
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2017, 08:24:48 AM »
Beautiful yard Zands, I bet those trees are pretty large now. Your yard is very green and lush, mine has weeds growing everywhere. Time to motivate and clean up my yard:)

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Re: Micro yard tour June 8th 2013
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2017, 09:05:15 PM »
Beautiful yard Zands, I bet those trees are pretty large now. Your yard is very green and lush, mine has weeds growing everywhere. Time to motivate and clean up my yard:)

Simon

Thanks! Yes my fruit trees are larger.
Really its all a matter of South Florida's high rainfall instead of having to irrigate. It is much tougher and takes more smarts and dedication in your location which gets maybe 6 inches precipitation yearly. 

We do get dry spells.
Every few winters we get a 6 month spell of really minimal rain. This is when irrigation is needed or your lawn will get large spots of weeds and dried up no grass areas. Our ultra sandy soil will get dry lots sooner of course. I just had a new well pump for lawn sprinklers irrigation put in for next time this happens

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