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), and her exciting goals for her non-profit

group, The PourHouse, Inc.! If you're looking to help someone, there

are plenty who need you in Indianapolis! Keep up the great work, Soul Sis! :)



Stay safe, and happy gardening!



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Here is a current list of plants in my yard and pond/creek, mainly for my sake, since I sometimes forget just what I

have out there! :)



Acer palmatum 'Orangeola' [Japanese maple]

Achillea millefolium Summer Pastels [common yarrow]~

Adiantum raddianum 'Pacific Maid' [maidenhair fern]

Aeonium 'Blushing Beauty'

Aesculus californica [California buckeye]

Agapanthus hybrid 'Bluestorm' [Lily-of-the-Nile]

Agastache rupestris [licorice mint]

Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow' [carpet bugle]

Alcea rosea Summer Carnival [hollyhock]~

Aloysia triphylla [lemon verbena]

Amaryllis belladonna [naked lady]

Antirrhinum majus Sonnet Series [snapdragon]

Aptenia cordifolia

Aquilegia formosa [western columbine]

Arctotis hybrid [African daisy]

A. hybrid 'Peachy Mango' [African daisy]

Aristolochia californica [California dutchman's pipe]

Artemisia californica [California sagebrush]

Arum italicum 'Pictum' [Italian Arum]

Asclepias fascicularis [narrow-leaved milkweed]

Aster x frikartii 'Mnch'

Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum' [Japanese painted fern]

Aucuba japonica 'Variegata' [Japanese Aucuba]

Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy' [Japanese barberry]

Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight' [butterfly bush]

Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Overdam' [feather reed grass]

Callicarpa dichotoma [purple beautyberry]

Callistemon viminalis 'Little John' [weeping bottlebrush]

Calylophus hybrid 'Southern Belle' [sundrops]

Camellia japonica 'Ave Maria'

Carex albula [frosted curls sedge]

C. morrowii 'Variegata' [Japanese sedge]

C. nigra [black-flowering sedge]+

C. spissa [San Diego sedge]+

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight' [blue mist]

Catharanthus roseus Pacifica Lilac & Apricot [Madagascar periwinkle]

Centaurea montana~

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides [dwarf plumbago]

Cercis occidentalis [Western redbud]

Chaenomeles [flowering quince]

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Snow' [Sawara false cypress]

Chondropetalum tectorum [Cape rush]

Chrysanthemum parthenium [feverfew]

Cistus ladanifer [crimson-spot rockrose]

C. 'Sunset' [rockrose]

Coleonema pulchellum [pink breath of heaven]

Colocasia esculenta 'Blue Hawaii' [taro]

Coprosma 'Rainbow Surprise'

Coreopsis grandiflora 'Early Sunrise'

C. g. 'Sunburst'

C. verticillata 'Moonbeam'

Cornus stolonifera [redtwig dogwood]

Crocus vernus [Dutch Crocus]

Cyathea cooperi [Australian tree fern]

Cyclamen persicum 'Sierra White' [florists' cyclamen]

Cyperus alternifolius [umbrella plant]+

Cyrtomium falcatum [Japanese holly fern]

Dahlia 'Le Baron' [formal decorative Dahlia]

Datura wrightii [jimsonweed]

Davallia trichomanoides [squirrel's foot fern]

Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea' [hop bush]

Dryopteris erythrosora [Autumn fern]

Echeveria hybrid

Echinopsis chamaecereus [peanut cactus]

E. eyriesii

Eriogonum umbellatum var. polyanthum [sulfur buckwheat]

Eschscholzia californica Ballerina [California poppy]~

Eucalyptus polyanthemos [silver dollar gum]

Euphorbia x martinii

E. x. m. 'Rudolph'

Freesia

Gerbera jamesonii 'Maxi Mix' [Transvaal daisy]

Geum coccineum 'Mango Lassi'

Gladiolus 'Atom' [butterfly hybrid]

Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' [Japanese forest grass]

Hebe speciosa x andersonii 'Variegata'

Helianthemum nummularium 'Wisley Pink' [sunrose]

Helianthus angustifolius [swamp sunflower]

Helleborus argutifolius 'Silver Lace' [Corsican hellebore]

H. orientalis 'Pink Lady' [lenten rose]

Heuchera hybrid 'Dolce Peach Melba' [coral bells]

Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'+

Ipomoea indica [blue dawn flower]

Iris 'Alley Cat' [dwarf bearded iris]

I. reticulata 'Harmony'

Jasminum angulare [South African jasmine]

J. polyanthum [jasmine]

Juniperus procumbens 'Nana' [Japanese garden juniper]

J. sabina 'Buffalo' [savin juniper]

Lamium galeobdolon montanum 'Florentinum' [yellow archangel]

Lampranthus spectabilis [trailing ice plant]

Lantana montevidensis

L. hybrid 'Radiation'

Lavandula dentata [French lavender]

L. x intermedia 'Silver Edge' [lavandin]

Liatris spicata [gayfeather]

Liriope muscari [big blue lily turf]

L. m. 'Silvery Sunproof' [big blue lily turf]

L. spicata 'Silver Dragon' [creeping lily turf]

Lithodora diffusa 'Grace Ward'

Lobelia erinus 'Palace Royal'

L. fulgens+

Lobularia maritima 'Royal Carpet' [sweet alyssum]~

Lonicera nitida 'Lemon Beauty' [box honeysuckle]

Macfadyena unguis-cati [cat's claw]

Mammillaria geminispina

Mentha x piperita [chocolate mint & peppermint]

M. x p. citrata [lime mint & orange mint]

M. pulegium [pennyroyal]

M. spicata [spearmint]

Mimulus aurantiacus [sticky monkey flower]

Muhlenbergia dumosa [bamboo muhly]

M. rigens [deer grass]

Nassella tenuissima [Mexican feather grass]

Nemesia caerulea 'Blue Bird'

Nepeta cataria [catnip]

Nephrolepis exaltata [sword fern]

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' [black mondo grass]

Opuntia ficus-indica

Origanum vulgare hirtum [Greek oregano]

Osteospermum fruticosum [freeway daisy]

Oxalis regnellii [shamrock]

Panicum virgatum 'Rotstrahlbusch' [switch grass]

Pelargonium x hortorum [common geranium]

P. tomentosum chocolate mint [scented geranium]

Pellaea falcata [cliff-brake]

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny' [fountain grass]

P. glaucum 'Jester' [ornamental millet]

P. orientale [fountain grass]

P. setaceum 'Rubrum' [fountain grass]

Penstemon heterophyllus 'Blue Springs' [foothill Penstemon]

P. hybrid 'Garnet' [garden Penstemon]

Perovskia 'Blue Spire' [Russian sage]

P. 'Little Spire' [Russian sage]

Petunia 'Dreams Red' & 'Dreams White'

P. 'Ultra' mix

Phalaris arundinacea picta [ribbon grass]

Philodendron selloum

Platycladus orientalis 'Aurea Nana' [dwarf golden arborvitate]

Polystichum munitum [western sword fern]

Portulaca grandiflora 'Sundial' mix [rose moss]

Portulacaria afra 'Variegata' [elephant's food]

Prostanthera ovalifola 'Variegata' [mint bush]

Ribes aureum [golden currant]

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Arp' [rosemary]

Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherry Brandy' [black-eyed Susan]

Salvia apiana [white sage]

S. argentea [sage]

S. cacaliifolia [sage]

S. chamaedryoides [Germander sage]

S. clevelandii 'Allen Chickering' [blue sage]

S. c. 'Aromas' [blue sage]

S. coahuilensis [sage]

S. disjuncta [sage]

S. elegans [pineapple sage]

S. farinacea 'Rhea' [mealy sage]

S. greggii (deep red) [autumn sage]

S. g. 'Teresa' [autumn sage]

S. guaranitica 'Black and Blue' [anise-scented sage]

S. hians [sage]

S. 'Indigo Spires' [sage]

S. x jamensis 'Moonlight' [sage]

S. x j. 'Sierra San Antonio' [sage]

S. leucantha [Mexican bush sage]

S. leucophylla [purple or gray sage]

S. lyrata 'Purple Volcano' [cancer weed]

S. mexicana 'Limelight' [Mexican sage]

S. microphylla 'Belize Form' [sage]

S. m. 'Hot Lips' [sage]

S. m. 'Red Velvet' [sage]

S. m. 'San Carlos Festival' [sage]

S. nemorosa 'Caradonna' [sage]

S. n. 'Mainacht' [sage]

S. nubicola [sage]~

S. 'Nuevo Leon' [sage]

S. officinalis 'Purpurascens' [garden or common sage]

S. patens [gentian sage]

S. reptans [sage]

S. sinaloensis [Sinaloa sage]

S. subrotunda [sage]~

S. viscosa [sage]

Sarcococca ruscifolia [sweet box]

Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue' [pincushion flower]

Sedum acre [goldmoss Sedum]

S. album 'Coral Carpet' [stonecrop]

S. 'Autumn Joy' [stonecrop]

S. dasyphyllum 'Major' [stonecrop]

S. lineare 'Variegatum' [stonecrop]

S. makinoi 'Ogon' [stonecrop]

S. rupestre 'Angelina' [stonecrop]

S. r. 'Blue Spruce' [stonecrop]

S. sieboldii 'October Daphne' [stonecrop]

S. spathulifolium [stonecrop]

S. s. 'Cape Blanco' [stonecrop]

S. spurium 'Dragon's Blood' [stonecrop]

S. s. 'Tricolor' [stonecrop]

S. telephium 'Matrona' [stonecrop]

Sempervivum tectorum 'Purple Beauty' [hen and chickens]

S. t. 'Spring Beauty' [hen and chickens]

Soleirolia soleirolii [baby's tears]

Solenostemon scutellarioides [coleus]

Stachys byzantina [lamb's ears]

Tagetes tenuifolia 'Starfire' mix [signet marigold]~

Tecoma capensis [Cape honeysuckle]

Teucrium fruticans 'Azureum' [bush germander]

T. scorodonia 'Crispum Marginata' [wood sage]

Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Winter Beauty' [star jasmine]

T. jasminoides [confederate jasmine]

Tradescantia pallida 'Purpurea' [purple heart]

T. virginiana 'Osprey' [spiderwort]

T. v. 'Sweet Kate' [spiderwort]

Tulbaghia violacea 'Silver Lace' [society garlic]

Uniola paniculata [sea-oats]

Verbena x hybrida 'Blue Princess' [garden Verbena]

Veronica longifolia 'Eveline' [speedwell]

V. spicata [speedwell]

Viola x wittrockiana [pansy]

Vitis californica 'Roger's Red' [California wild grape]

Zantedeschia aethiopica [common calla]

Z. hybrid [calla]
Zinnia haageana Persian Carpet~



+ = plants in pond/creek



~ = started plants from seed



Also, as you can see, I'm in USDA zone 9b (N. California, near Sacramento), but for those who are in the western

U.S., I'm on the "cusp" of Sunset zones 8 & 9, which provides a more accurate picture of my climate.



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The Old Farmer's Almanac 2008



November 2008



The soft wind and the yellow leaves

Are having their last dance together.
-Harriet Eleanor Hamilton-King



30 - 1st Sunday of Advent ~ Conjunction of Venus & Jupiter# ~ Tides {4.5, 5.7



You can't have everything. Where would you put it? -Steven Wright



December 2008



Then, heigh-ho, the holly!

This life is most jolly!
-William Shakespeare



1 - St. Andrew religious feast ~ Conjunction of Jupiter & the Moon# ~ Occultation of Venus by the Moon#

~ Tides {4.5, 5.5

2 - St. Viviana religious feast ~ Moon at ascending node# ~ Environmental Protection Agency established,

1970

3 - Conjunction of Neptune & the Moon# ~ Final run of luxury train 20th Century Limited

finished, 1967 ~ Tides {4.6, 4.9

4 - Temperature dropped 34 degrees in 20 minutes, Livingston, Mont., 1972 ~ Tides {4.8, 4.5

5 - Conjunction of Mars & the Sun# ~ American League for Physical Culture formed, 1929 ~ {5.0, 5.1

6 - St. Nicholas religious feast ~ Moon on equator ~ Conjunction of Uranus & the Moon# ~ Tides {5.3,

3.9



#Conjuction - The time at which two or more celestial bodies appear closest in the sky.

#Occultation - When the Moon or a planet eclipses a star or planet.

#Node - Either of the two points where a celestial body's orbit intersects the ecliptic. Ascending

- When the body is moving from south to north of the ecliptic. Descending - When the body is moving from

north to south of the ecliptic.



Region 16 (Pacific Southwest) Forecast



One of the coldest periods will be in mid-December. One of the stormiest periods will be in mid-November.



November 26-30 ~ Fog, drizzle inland; sunny coast.

December 1-7 ~ Showers, then sunny, cool.

I live in: United States

My zone is: z9b CA Sunset z8-9

My favorite forum 1 is California Gardening.

My favorite forum 2 is Ponds & Aquatic Plants.

First registered on September 19, 2004 .