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Posted by Jim Wilmington DE 7a
on 4/11/2018, 10:00 am, in reply to "Cymbidiums.
I'm always fascinated to study photos on this board from the west coast. And not so much for the plants in the photos that don't grow here, but instead, for the plants we have in common.
In almost every photo where a garden or a front yard is seen, there will invariably be 2 or 3 species visible that I know all too well in my east coast, Zone 7 region.
Just in the 3 pics posted for this thread, I see Hydrangea, Japanese Maple, and strap-leaf plants (in the top pic) that look like gladiolus or possibly Iris.
These "plants in common" interest me because I have this preconception that California flora must be entirely different from Delaware. Three thousand miles away, much different climate... Why not, right? And yet...
Jim, Wilmington, DE, 7a
Last 30 Years Avg. Winter Low: 7.50F
Last 20 Years Avg. Winter Low: 8.35F
Last 10 Years Avg. Winter Low: 8.40F
Favorite Palms: Species: Phoenix Canariensis / Genus: Sabal