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emve

From Haugesund. With 3 children and a husband who's seemingly constantly away on business, I garden like it could save my life - and it probably does!

Cordyline 'Red Star'

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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emve

I feel bad for stripping so many of the lower leaves off this cordyline, but it was simply taking up too much space. Last winter I brought it into the living room and I just might do that again later on this year. The orangery is frost free, but it gets very damp so mould can be a problem.

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ShelleySnyder

I always have to take off the lower leaves because they eventually turn brown and die, yours doesn't?💘😍

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columbiariver

Sounds like you've come up with good solutions for them. I've yet to complete this task. There are a few left outside. It's such a sunny and deceiving autumn. I'm thinking freezing is going to be sudden and hard. Your geraniums are so pretty!

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emve

Mine also go brown eventually and I have no problem removing them at that time - it is just that I feel like a complete villain when I remove healthy and alive bits... (don't talk to me about pruning, I feel like I should be apologizing for each cut!) @ShelleySnyder

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ShelleySnyder

😂😂😜💘😍

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emve

@columbiariver, it seems each year we talk about how strange the weather has become, I guess we should just accept the unexpected as the new normal. I could have kept mine outside still, it is certainly warm enough, but the wind does so much damage so I decided to rescue the cordyline now. My geraniums had a great summer, but now when the 'rainy season' (all year) is back, they prefer being back indoors.

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columbiariver

I do agree with you there Mona. I think our weather will give us some unexpected highs and lows, not to mention winds for the duration. But we now expect the unexpected. I love your orangery room. You Norwegians have the coolest ways of lightening winters.

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emve

We do what we can, @columbiariver 😉

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2017
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emve

Last winter it stayed in my orangery, but I wonder if it will be ok in my living room? It just occurred to me that my kids are past that stage where everything has to be above a certain hight.

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gjones

Nice plant! Looks nice in the house! If it doesn't do well in the house, you can always put it back in the orangery.

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emve

Good plan, @gjones ! I'm giving it a try. It feels good to bring some more life indoors now that we will be spending more time here.

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brightcolours

#cordyline #indoor

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2017
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emve

Help me identify this plant #plantid-cordyline

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gjones

Looks like cordyline Australis red star. Also known as cabbage Palm.

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emve

Thank you @gjones ! Now when I Google it, I see that red star looks exactly like my plant. How great to have a community to point me in the right direction!

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brightcolours

#cordyline #cabbagepalm

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