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    Post by Joy on Tue 29 Sep 2009, 9:19 pm

    Many of our plants on our small patios are shade lovers, in that they don't mind a bit of morning or late afternoon sun, but do prefer to stay out of the strong sun. Some plants such as our "Pink Diamond" cordyline really struggled when they spent more time in the sun than they do now. This plant has really flourished & is looking magnificent since it was moved to the shadier part of our back patio. This east facing area gets the morning sun but the rear patio becomes shady by mid morning. Summer time sees the sun higher in the sky & affords these plants more shade than in winter.

    The plants we have in this shaded area on the back patio are aechmea fasciata "Primera" offshoot plants, anthurium "Small Talk Pink", Brazilian Walking irises, calathea zebrina, cordyline "Pink Diamond", cyanotis somaliensis "Pussy Ears", dracaena deremensis "Warneckii", dracaena surculosa punctulata "Sierra Leone", fuchsia, hoya "Australis" & "Royal Hawaiian", sarracenias, Venus Fly Traps & zygo cactuses,

    There are some plants which can take a bit more sun & they live near the middle of our back patio. They are "Extra Dwarf Tom Thumb" balsam, beaucarnea recurvata "Pony Tail", curcuma laddawan "Siam Jewel" & curcuma "Voodoo Magic". Both of these are still in dormancy & we hope they will start popping up some greenery real soon. Our three mandevillas "Aloha Red" "Aloha Bright Pink" & "Aloha Hot Pink" & New Guinea Orange impatiens. They all get dappled sun in the later part of the morning due to the cocos palms in the back yard.

    This pic shows only some of the back patio shade lovers.



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    Post by Joy on Thu 01 Oct 2009, 9:35 pm

    The back patio this morning, rather early actually. These were taken about 6.30am. Groan. The plants seem to enjoy this sun. It quickly leaves & they are back in the shade for most part of the day.



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    Post by Joy on Fri 30 Oct 2009, 10:00 am

    This is another image taken at the same time as the above. It shows the zygo cactuses, the dracaena surculosa punctulata "Sierra Leone", anthurium & the aechmea fasciata "Primera" with the Brazilian Walking iris to the right. The sarracenia is also visible as is the cordyline "Pink Diamond".

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    Post by Joy on Fri 11 Dec 2009, 9:18 pm

    Some of the shade plants, on the back patio, taken a few days ago. The pic of the chamaedorea elegans, which is on the front patio, was taken about three weeks ago.

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    Post by Joy on Mon 15 Nov 2010, 8:55 pm

    Some images taken, yesterday, of some of the shade plants on the back patio.

    The first is of most of our beautiful Brazilian Walking iris plants as well as a glimpse of the cordyline "Pink Diamond". That is one plant that really needs shade. During winter when the sun is lower in the sky, the cordyline gets more morning sun & becomes much paler. Almost sunburnt.

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    Post by Joy on Mon 15 Nov 2010, 9:00 pm

    A glimpse of the dracaena surculosa punctulata "Sierra Leone" on the extreme left, with the cordyline "Pink Diamond", some of the Brazilian Walking irises, our fuchsia & dracaena deremensis "Warneckii". Oh, & the curcuma "Voodoo Magic" down on the right front which has just started growing after its winter (dry season) dormancy. Has one leaf so far. :whistle:

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    Post by Joy on Mon 15 Nov 2010, 9:04 pm

    More of the Brazilian Walking irises with the fuchsia & some of the dracaena deremensis "Warneckii". The Brazilian Walking iris plant to the left is the original parent plant & the one in the middle rear is made from the four "babies" from the first flowering season when the parent just had four flowering stems. We certainly have many more now, in just two more years.

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    Post by Joy on Mon 15 Nov 2010, 9:08 pm

    The self-sown maidenhair fern growing in the container with our wonderful dracaena surculosa punctulata "Sierra Leone". This maidenhair fern has been growing there for about three years but has recently started to really grow quite significantly.

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    Post by Joy on Thu 20 Jan 2011, 9:04 pm

    Took this image yesterday of some of the plants in our shade area on our small back patio. Cannot get them all in the one shot. As is obvious, there are a large number of Brazilian Walking iris plants. :lol2: Behind them & barely seen are some aechmea fasciata "Primera" plants. They are sitting around the cordyline "Pink Diamond" plant.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 19 Mar 2011, 2:03 pm

    Cannot believe the difference in only two months. There seems to be so much less room now. Think that is because the curcumas have both grown so more foliage as have the Brazilian Walking irises.

    This image was taken this morning. The zygo cactus is now on display after spending summer tucked away under the parent Brazilian Walking iris's leaves, back, close by the aechmea fasciata "Primera" plants, in the more shaded part of our back patio.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 19 Mar 2011, 2:07 pm

    Two views. A close up of soime og the plants & longer shot. It is impossible to get all of these plants in the one image.


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    Post by Joy on Sat 19 Mar 2011, 2:11 pm

    Looking to the rear of our small back patio. This is only a small sample of our back patio plants.

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    Post by Joy on Sun 21 Aug 2011, 4:02 pm

    The chamaedorea elegans or Parlour Palm is shooting up new flowers. Have never seen so many of them at once on this plant. It must mean it is happy at the moment. Hope so. :D

    These will open up small yellow flowers, if I remember correctly. :whistle:

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    Post by Joy on Fri 26 Aug 2011, 8:49 pm

    More flower stems are shooting up on the chamaedorea elegans - Parlour Palm. This is wonderful.

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    Post by Joy on Wed 19 Oct 2011, 3:33 pm

    The chamaedorea elegans or Parlour Palm has many flower heads. Have never seen it with so many before. Must also give it another trim & cut off those fronds that have become grotty looking.


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