Bill Maynard
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Bonnie Hannum ~ Missouri, USA commented on Bill Maynard's photo

Hybiscus - The Path

"This is stunning!!!  Loveit loveit loveit!!!  Thanks for sharing!!!"
Apr 3, 2012
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Plants Around The House

These are just a few of the plants I have growing around my house
Apr 3, 2012
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Aug 2, 2010
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Crimson Leaf Hibiscus

"wow, these are even bigger than my plants! How do you get them to stand up? Are you staking them? Just Gorgeous!"
Aug 2, 2010
Bob (Z9B Florida) replied to Bill Maynard's discussion Prunning Roses in the group Florida
"Not sure if Bill is still around, but At Orlando's Leu Botanical Garden, they prune and remove all leaves starting as soon after Valentine Day as possible. I've found the popular Knockout Rose can be heavily pruned back at any time of year…"
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Bonnie Long/zn5/Wi. left a comment for Bill Maynard
"u sent us the cotten seeds."
Feb 13, 2010
Bonnie Long/zn5/Wi. left a comment for Bill Maynard
"Hey Bill, it's Bonnie calling. Rich Pugh can't seem to find u on the club, Could you give him a holler, he must need to ask u something. Thanks, Bonnie"
Feb 13, 2010
Brenda replied to Bill Maynard's discussion Prunning Roses in the group Florida
"I have a note on my calendar to hard prune the roses by 1/3 or 1/2 in late february. Remove weak stems & limit bushes to no more than 7 strong stems."
Jan 16, 2010
Bill Maynard commented on Bill Maynard's photo

Blue Water Lily

"Thanks Sheri, every 500 pictures or so one actually turns out pretty good ;)"
Dec 7, 2009
susie martin maynard replied to Bill Maynard's discussion Prunning Roses in the group FLORIDA GARDENING
"You can prune anytime, but the best time I have found is in late February to do the annual hard prune."
Nov 28, 2009
Bill Maynard replied to Denise's discussion So what do members of this forum find to be their favorite cacti/succulents? in the group Cactus & Succulents
"Good Morning All One of my favorites, although I'm not sure if it is considered a true succulant, is the Elephants Foot - Dioscorea elephantipes. The ones I have is small about 6-8 inches across but the manner of growth is so facinating. Last…"
Nov 11, 2009
Bill Maynard replied to JACKSONVILLEBOY's discussion Does anyone know if you can plant Plumerias in Zone 9 in the group Zone 9
"Howdy Jacksonvilleboy Really nice pictures. Personally, I do not think I would risk it. I live in Cocoa, Florida south of you and last year the cold killed mine back to the ground. Friends who have them on Merritt Island, only a few miles closer to…"
Oct 31, 2009
Bill Maynard replied to Dale La Forest's discussion Nopalxochia phyllanthiodes in the group Cactus & Succulents
"Awesome specimen Dale. One to be proud of for sure....."
Oct 27, 2009
Bill Maynard replied to Dawn Taillon's discussion I had to start container gardening and raised beds in the group Container Gardens
"Hi Dawn In Florida, it is more of a want to as opposed to a have to ;)"
Oct 18, 2009
Bill Maynard replied to JEMS's discussion No monarchs in my garden this year in the group Butterfly gardening
"Great pictures Jems. I'm in central Florida and the Monarchs were few and far between this year on my property. Had a bumper crop of Polydamous this year along with Cloudless Sulphurs, Zebra Longwings, Gulf Fritillary, Long-tailed Skippers and…"
Oct 16, 2009
Bill Maynard replied to Brigitte Klotzek's discussion What kind of bush/shrub is this? in the group Name This Plant, Flower, Bush, Tree...???
"Hi Brigitte The plant you have pictured is a species of Cotoneaster. There are many cultivars available. Here is a website that may help you: Birds feed on the…"
Oct 14, 2009

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Skill level
Master Gardener Certification
What kind of gardening do you like to do?
Mostly flowers but a few vegetables for the butterflies and birds
How much time do you spend a week on average in your garden when weather permits?
6 hours

Hello Fellow Gardeners

Below are just a few pictures of the plants that are growing in my yard. I am located in Zone 9B or 10 depending on who's book you read. It gets pretty cold here and anything from Zone 10 will be, at the very least, killed back to the ground in a hard winter. Lost Bottle Palms, Jacaranda and African Tulip Trees last winter :( At any rate, just want to say Hi and if anyone is located in my area [Cocoa, Florida] I have many seedlings coming up which could use a home or will fall prey to the compost pile. Happy gardening to all.................


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At 9:33am on February 13, 2010, Bonnie Long/zn5/Wi. said…
u sent us the cotten seeds.
At 9:32am on February 13, 2010, Bonnie Long/zn5/Wi. said…
Hey Bill, it's Bonnie calling. Rich Pugh can't seem to find u on the club, Could you give him a holler, he must need to ask u something. Thanks, Bonnie
At 9:58am on August 28, 2009, Beverly Stansfield said…
Hi Bill,
The passion vine you asked about is Anastasia. Logees in Connecticut is an excellent source for passion vines. they have a terrific selection and every year we try different varieties. Being in Florida you could do well.

We are in Northern IL but we try anyway and have had good luck with them.
At 12:19pm on August 25, 2009, Bonnie Long/zn5/Wi. said…
Got my seeds today (Tue.) Thanks you so much again. How should I store them?
At 8:08pm on August 24, 2009, Rich Pugh (ZN9 E. Coastal Fla.) said…
Got the seeds today, thanks again! anything special I need to do to them until planing? (Next spring, right?)
At 12:18pm on August 24, 2009, Lilith Wild said…
Hi Bill
I placed a couple of tomato pics for you on the Bugs group. Would you please take a look and let me know your opinion of what is troubling my poor tomstoes? Thank you.
At 12:38pm on August 21, 2009, Bonnie Long/zn5/Wi. said…
Bill, thanks for the instruction, yes they all came through and I copied them all. Can't wait for next spring now. Thanks for your kindness. Bonnie
At 6:40am on August 18, 2009, Rich Pugh (ZN9 E. Coastal Fla.) said…
Bill. Your pictures are beautiful. As you may remember, I am just north of you in Edgewater (New Smyrna Beach) area. I just singed on to inquire about your cotton plants.... and as I read below you are offering seedlings???? I am very interested, as I thought when I read about them on the main page. Let me know how we can connect here. I'd be happy to drive down.
At 10:07am on August 16, 2009, Bonnie Long/zn5/Wi. said…
I'd love to have some seeds. Do they require a long growing season? It would be fun to see if they would grow here. The birds would love the cotton. Bonnie
At 11:15am on August 15, 2009, Bonnie Long/zn5/Wi. said…
When we went to Florida several years ago we saw cotton growing in fields, we followed the cotton trail to a cotton gin and they showed us around and gave us some cotton. We were so happy to see how it was growing, My aunt in texas sent us some one year when we were children and it was neat then. so this was extra special for me. Our neighbor said it is not legal to send cotton seeds to different parts of US because of something.??? Is this true, he was amazed the guy gave us seeds too.

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