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ShelleySnyder

Been gardening in my yard sense 1975 love the weird and wonderful. I'm in zone 8 in the Pacific Northwest. I am a very proud GT ambassador!

Colocasia esculenta syn. Colocasia antiquorum

  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2017
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ShelleySnyder

#taro #elephantsears #black how's that for size?@cyndi

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alysha

AMAZING❤️ I love that guy. @ShelleySnyder

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ShelleySnyder

@alysha me too!!I'm crazy in love!!💘😍

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daisy-jane

Wowsers that's humongous Shelley and so beautiful 😍😍😍

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ShelleySnyder

@daisy-jane thanks!! Ain't she a beauty tho!!💘😍

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columbiariver

That is #supercalifragilisticexpialidocious 😍😜

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ShelleySnyder

@columbiariver thank ya ma'am!!🤣🤣🤣

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daisy-jane

She certainly is Shelley 😍😍😍

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Acetaker

I do say, WOWZERS ❣️Its So Pretty. I'm still on the hunt Round here for one. The last time I found one,Eww looked Really Bad. I know kn

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Acetaker

I do say, WOWZERS ❣️Its So Pretty. I'm still on the hunt Round here for one. The last time I found one,Eww looked Really Bad. I know there's got to be one hid out here somewhere..lmbo!!♥️😊

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ShelleySnyder

@Acetaker I'm thinking the plant fairy is gonna be sending one your way next spring! Did you get me email?💘😍

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kimguy

@ShelleySnyder . Very impressive. Love the dark color💜

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ShelleySnyder

#taro #elephantsears #blackcoral sorry for posting this again! NOT!!! She's about 5ft. Tall now! I am amazed and in love!!! 😘😘🖤🖤🖤🖤

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ggirl420

I'm in love with those leaves! 😍😍😍

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columbiariver

Wow great photo. Just gorgeous!

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columbiariver

Take her inside for winter Shelley 😉

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columbiariver

#bestofseptember

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ShelleySnyder

@columbiariver the hubs wants to move them out to the front in a corner between garage and kitchen, cuz it's pretty protected there! We'll see🤔🖤🖤

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columbiariver

That sounds like a good plan!

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mariomartins

Love it

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daisy-jane

Loving all that beautiful foliage Shelley 😍😍😍

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Acetaker

U r Killin me girl..lovem

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kimguy

Oh my!!! What a show stopper❤

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ShelleySnyder

#taro #tarocoveredinash GOOD MORNING TO ALL MY GT FRIENDS!! HAPPY TUESDAY TO ALL!! Do you see the ash on the leaf? Everything is covered in ash!!! The last time I saw this was after Mt.Saint Helen's erupted! But I'm not sure it was this bad, oooh this is eerie!! The sun is a bright orange ball!

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Soph1e

Hope you and your loved ones stay safe x

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ShelleySnyder

@cyndi @Soph1e I think (hope) we are safe, but I feel so bad for @columbiariver and anyone else that's closer!😢

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Keely

Morning/evening Shelley its awful for everyone of there feel for you all close n far 😥

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drea0508

Oh no...stay safe

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lifeonaroofterrace

How horrible this must be...

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ShelleySnyder

#bestofaugust #taro GOOD MORNING TO ALL MY GT FRIENDS!! HAPPY THURSDAY TO ALL!! We actually got some rain! Just enough to get my cushions wet😠 but not measurable!! What's the weather like where you are?

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lifeonaroofterrace

Good morning! I just HAVE to follow you as I'm IN as well! Go seahawks! 😉 Weather today started out raining soooo much but when I left work it was sunny and nice. My cushions were drenched....

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leaskp1

Morning Shelley. Your elephant ears looks great. I'm enjoying the foggy morning over here by the sound. 😃

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columbiariver

You did? Glad you got a tiny bit even. The air is clearing Shelley. I was so relieved to see Washington state across our river this morning. Have a fab Thursday

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ShelleySnyder

@lifeonaroofterrace welcome!!😁 Great to hear from a hawk lover!!💚💙💚💙 Where do you live? I'm still under heavy clouds but no rain, just the dusting we got earlier 💘😍

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columbiariver

Go SEAHAWKS! @lifeonaroofterrace

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ShelleySnyder

@leaskp1 thanks! No fog here but very cloudy!

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lifeonaroofterrace

@ShelleySnyder @columbiariver. I live in the Netherlands 🇳🇱, it's quite rare for a Dutch woman to like American Football but I really do! 💚💙💚💙. Greatest Christmas present of the last years? Sea Hawks sweater 🙂🙂🙃🙃

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columbiariver

Thats fantastic @lifeonaroofterrace ! You should have your pic taken with your seahawks shirt, then put it on seahawks website and tell them where you live. I think they call it "this is where I root"! People send pics from all over the globe. But be sure and tell us if you do so we can look for your pic during games. That would be so cool!

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lifeonaroofterrace

@columbiariver @ShelleySnyder I ll check it out! Have fun with the game tonight, it's gonna be 4 am here so No, I will not see anything 🙃. It's not easy following it from here but I m tryingggg.

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columbiariver

You sound like a die hard fan! The best kind! I'd say you are far ahead of me. I watch cuz its always on TV here. Enjoy the season! @lifeonaroofterrace

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ShelleySnyder

#taro #elephantsears has anyone ever seen taro do this!? It's the only leaf doing it and it's dark brown!! 😲🤔

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ShelleySnyder

@cyndi yes it's the black one! I just never noticed one do that before! 🤣

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ShelleySnyder

@cyndi I've seen lots of plants do that, but it's always a clear liquid, just never seen the dark!🤣🤣

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ShelleySnyder

@cyndi I was just outside looking at it and realized the stem on it has been broken, so I think that's why it's done this!💘😍

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ShelleySnyder

@cyndi or crying cuz of getting broke!!😢

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suerichards

Amazing 😉

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hannahchristine

One of my plants does that when a branch breaks but its clear and makes me itchy its like a poison i think so nothing eats it

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ShelleySnyder

#taro #black #wide @Acetaker ok I'm done showing off!! Hehehehe!😂😂😂😂 Show me yours!!

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ripjuju

@ShelleySnyder hi, Love the color of your elephant ears. When I first saw them I though I wanted one but have changed my mind. I have plenty green and only have so much room. :-D ♥♡

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ShelleySnyder

@ripjuju hi Judy! I'm crazy about strange colors!! So I gravitate to the wierd and I love a true black!! So when I come across black I almost always have to get it 😂😂😂 it looks as though your elephant ears are huge too!! And very cool looking!! I love them all!!💘😍

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alysha

That's Beautiful!!!! Mine is green!!

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ShelleySnyder

@alysha look on my profile and somewhere back you see. Mojito ears!! Talk about beautiful!! You'll like it!💘😍

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ShelleySnyder

#giant #taro #black @Acetaker here ya go!!😲 Each leaf gets bigger ( and of course it gets taller!) Next pic is how wide!! So what you got? Huh? Huh? Huh? 😂😂😂😂

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juliesgarden

Blimey , that's huuuuge 🖤🖤

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terrimclaughlin

No fair it's hard enough being jealous and wanting one but now you showing us how majestic they are😁🤣😂🤗😘😘😘👍🏻😊💕your the best my friend

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ShelleySnyder

@terrimclaughlin 😂😂😂🖤🖤🖤

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ShelleySnyder

#elephantsears #taro #blackcoral sorry not sorry!! Can't get enough of this beauty!! I'm just amazed she's almost as tall as me(5ft.4") !! WOWZA!!! NEVER HAD ONE DO THIS GOOD FOR ME!!!💞💞💞💞

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mich

It's so unusual Shelley..fab! 🖤

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Acetaker

WOWSERS 😮💕 Well,I can say is get lost in it..I'm only 5 ft..SO JOLD THE ROPE FOR ME GIRL..LOL!💕💕

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ShelleySnyder

@Acetaker I'm gonna see if I can find a ruler to measure the leaf, cuz it really is huge!(then I'll post) hehehehe!!😂😂😂

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Acetaker

Cool I'll do the same😃

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columbiariver

Amazing! This is really a fascinating plant. Love it Shelley

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momasherri

Lovin the color

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Missbehavecutie

That color is very striking

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suerichards

Wow how lovely 😊

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terrimclaughlin

It's doing great there and really pops and makes everything pop you should put some in another place that has a lot of color maybe shorter or short alittle taller then those it'd me real eye catching you'll figure out the arranging they look great

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ShelleySnyder

#taro #elephantsears #black all y'all are gonna get pretty sick and tired of seeing each leaf of this , but I'm just stunned how much bigger each one gets!!! Could be because all the other black one's I tried either died or just didn't grow!! I'm so thrilled with this one!!

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mich

Wow 😳 Shelley the leaves are huge..fabulous I love it! 🖤👌

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ShelleySnyder

I just noticed that my hand is reflecting in the leaf below the one I'm holding! Wow! ( No that's not a burnt spot!!😂)

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juliesgarden

Amazing Shelley 😮

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columbiariver

Gorgeous big thing!

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dreadsgirl80

The black leaves are so beautiful, and huge! I'd probably post them often, too!

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ShelleySnyder

@mich@juliesgarden@columbiariver@dreadsgirl thank you all!!💘😍

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terrimclaughlin

Never seen them but I will be looking lol they are really cool looking.

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ShelleySnyder

@terrimclaughlin this one is called black coral👌💘😍

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SHEETAL

LOVELY PLANT.👌👌FROM WHERE YOU BOUGHT 👈😊😊

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ShelleySnyder

@SHEETAL I bought this at a local hardware store that has a great garden section, it's called McClendon's in Renton Washington 💘😍

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ShelleySnyder

#taro the leaves are getting bigger!!

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leaskp1

Really cool Shelley. I want!! 😃 Hard to find??

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ShelleySnyder

@leaskp1 I got mine at mclendons!! Easy peasy!! A few days ago they still had some!! Hurry!!!😂👍😁

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leaskp1

On Rainier in Renton? Im going there now. Thanks. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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ShelleySnyder

@leaskp1 YES SIR!!! 👍💘😍

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janelleabella

Wow!!! How do u keep your nails @ShelleySnyder ?????

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ShelleySnyder

@janelleabella by ignoring them!! Honestly the instant I mess with them and polish up they start breaking!!😠😲😛😁

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suerichards

Wow what a stunning plant 👍

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juliesgarden

Wowee that's amazing Shelley 👍😍😍

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ShelleySnyder

@suerichards @juliesgarden I can't take credit for it cuz we all know taro leaves get bigger as th plant grows~so dang it anyway!!😂😂😍

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cschulz02

@ShelleySnyder - I've never seen black ones. Is that just native to the pacific NW? We have elephant ears, but ours are mostly just green. Beautiful plant! 🌺🐾

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ShelleySnyder

@cschulz02 the taro isn't at all native to the pacific NW, but there are several kinds of black ones , I'm very surprised that you have never seen any of them where your at! Mine is called black coral, there is also one called black beauty ( that's all I can think of now) , but if you want one I would ask the nursery's you go to and see if they would get some in for you!💘😍

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ShelleySnyder

#elephantsears #taro #blackcoral this one likes being in the sun almost all day!!😲😉 she is black!! Ilove true black foliage!!!👍🖤🖤🖤

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MelanieAt

Gorgeous. Can you leave it out over winter?

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ShelleySnyder

@MelanieAt weeeell!!the tag said zone 7 and i'm 8 so I have to decide if i'm gona leave it out or not💘😍

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ShelleySnyder

@cyndi ME TOO!!!💘😍(for whatever reason your comment came up 3 times😂😂😂)

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columbiariver

Nice one Shelley. I need to add more dark foliage. Looks like it would be a house plant for me. I've accumulated a few too. Hard not to

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ShelleySnyder

@columbiariver inside in winter outside in summer 💘😍

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MelanieAt

Oh wonderful! Leave it in. I think they go dormant in winter.

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ShelleySnyder

@cyndi I have no idea i'd never seen this one untill this year. I will try to send you a piece later this season when it gets bigger!💘😍

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lovestogarden

Lovely. It looks like it is made of metal.

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ShelleySnyder

@lovestogarden it does! With the morning sun hitting it!💘😍

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ShelleySnyder

@terrimclaughlin got your email! Smart move I think, there is not an aquarium big enough for koi!!💘😍

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ShelleySnyder

#colocasia ooooooh!! Is this a real beauty or what!? It's the blackest one I've ever seen!! Tag says it's hardy to zone 7b, I'm 8, SO WE'LL see !!😍💘 @hayleyaj

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carolgs

Beautiful colour leaves

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terrimclaughlin

@ShellySynder just want to say you should be so proud. So many of us have a little idea of the work just the upkeep but your love for all that you and your husband have done shines on through. Wished you lived near me!!!!!! Everything is so beautiful. Do you have any special order to do things like change out soil or does your plants let you know???

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ShelleySnyder

@terrimclaughlin what nice things to say!! Thank you so much!!💘😍 no special order we just take it as it comes! 💝

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hayleyaj

Oh I like that one too Shelley! 💓

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ShelleySnyder

@hayleyaj ain't she a real beauty!!👍😍

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hayleyaj

Oh indeed! 😍👏

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juliesgarden

Oh that's fab 🖤🖤

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mrsmitch

@ShelleySnyder I have one, 😍 it! I keep it in my house, then move it out in the summer.

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ShelleySnyder

@mrsmitch I have a green one I put in the garage for winter, this one says good to zone 7b, I'm 8 so I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet.

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mrsmitch

@ShelleySnyder Will get nice n big in good ol' WA. 🤗 I have some 6b/7 plants that survive in my 6a zone. Just pile it up w leaves. 🤓

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ShelleySnyder

@mrsmitch oh dear!! All mine are in pots!!😂

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