Plants/trees you'd love to have, but for some reason can't?


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Hello everyone! I was wondering if any of you have a plant wishlist or something like that. Or if there is a plant/tree you'd love to have but can't for some reason. I do have one, it's a really nice tree known as ''wisteria''. I can't grow a tree like that over here because I don't have a lot space, but if I ever move to a house with a bigger garden I will surely get one :)

Here are some pictures of the wisteria:





 
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The pictures are more than gorgeous, Trellum, it looks like a dream!:D If I had a tree like this in my garden, I would constantly sit under it, drink white wine and read poetry:D It's just so romantic!
My "dream tree" looks almost the same, it's Jacaranda, I would love to grow it:

 
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Omg!!! LOL, now I want this one as well! What about a huge garden with both trees? but this would need a lot planning ;) and lots of space...! This tree is really beautiful :) I must add it to my tree wish list ;)

An interesting fact, did you know you can actually grow a wisteria from a cutting? Aparently wisterias are a lot like willow trees, in the sense they're easy to root ;)
 
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Wow I was never aware of how beautiful a Wisteria tree is! Aren't a lot of perfumes scented with that? I'm really into Weeping Willow Trees. When I was a kid, I used to call them, Weeping Willie Trees haha. I don't think I could have one in our yard though since it is so small and our neighbors stink.
 
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Beautiful pictures Trellum and that last pic is truly magnificent, just love the shape. Hope you manage to get your wish and own one, but you're going to need a pretty big garden aren't you :) I love them too, but preferably in someone elses garden, as I used to have one where we used to live, but when a winter storm brought it down, taking half the porch with it, haven't felt the urge to have another one. As you've probably already guessed I did know about the cuttings.:D


Claudine - Your Jacaranda trees are absolutely gorgeous, would love to be able to see that stunning sight in real life. :)
Jacarandas are another of my favorite trees, because of their beautiful shape and are such a wonderful sight when in blossom, that they always make me stop and stare. We have them here, but ours are more like dwarf trees in comparison to the ones in your picture.


I too would love to have a Jacaranda Tree as well, but my most wanted plant is this Strelitzia or Bird of Paradise Flower


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For the past four to five years every attempt to grow this magnificent plant from seed have failed, being the persevering sort, every year I try different methods, and one day I hope to be lucky enough to have one, I can very proudly call my own. Thats the day I shall be breaking open a bottle of champagne to celebrate :D
 
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Trellum those photos of wisteria look absolutely heavenly but couldn't you plant one and keep it smaller? Wisteria are even used for bonsai. Of course you wouldn't get that effect from a smaller tree but I'm sure it would still be beautiful.

My "dream tree" looks almost the same, it's Jacaranda, I would love to grow it:

I wonder where that photo was taken. It looks like some of the streets I drive through regularly. Jacarandas are beautiful trees but I don't think I'd want one in my garden because cleaning up all those flowers would be an absolute nightmare.
 
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I'd also love to have (If my house only had good structures for that) a boston ivy:




A little over the top?

This is gorgeous:D! Call me obsessed but in my opinion there is no such thing as too much ivy:D The more, the better!
We had had a beautiful ivy covering one of our house walls, but unfortunately my parents decided to get rid of it:mad: I was cryng my eyes out!
As for wisteria, I'll definitely try to get a cutting:)
 
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Wow, really?? I love ivy :) I've never been as lucky as you are... having the walls of your house totally covered with ivy!! I think they give a really nice touch to a house, they look so elegant :) Specially if the wall we are talking about is a brick one. By the way, why did you parents want to get rid of such an amazing thing???
 
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Trellum those photos of wisteria look absolutely heavenly but couldn't you plant one and keep it smaller? Wisteria are even used for bonsai. Of course you wouldn't get that effect from a smaller tree but I'm sure it would still be beautiful.



I wonder where that photo was taken. It looks like some of the streets I drive through regularly. Jacarandas are beautiful trees but I don't think I'd want one in my garden because cleaning up all those flowers would be an absolute nightmare.
Hahaha, yeah, I thought the same about Jacarandas, cleaning all those flowers around the garden... it's a must if you have small children as well :( So I don't think I'll ever have a jacaranda, as for wisteria... I had NO idea they could be used for bonsai... do you think they still get to bloom a little bit? Probably not :( Wisterias look like magical trees... the first time I saw one, I couldn't believe my eyes!!!

If I ever move to a house with a huge garden... I'll surely get a wisteria... and let it grow big :) But for now, no I don't even have space for a small one :( I've so little space, and I don't want to make that poor tree suffer.
 
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If I had a big place with a huge garden, I would want cherry blossom trees.
Right now I'm just an apartment dweller so no sakura trees for me.
 
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Beautiful pictures Trellum and that last pic is truly magnificent, just love the shape. Hope you manage to get your wish and own one, but you're going to need a pretty big garden aren't you :) I love them too, but preferably in someone elses garden, as I used to have one where we used to live, but when a winter storm brought it down, taking half the porch with it, haven't felt the urge to have another one. As you've probably already guessed I did know about the cuttings.:D


Claudine - Your Jacaranda trees are absolutely gorgeous, would love to be able to see that stunning sight in real life. :)
Jacarandas are another of my favorite trees, because of their beautiful shape and are such a wonderful sight when in blossom, that they always make me stop and stare. We have them here, but ours are more like dwarf trees in comparison to the ones in your picture.


I too would love to have a Jacaranda Tree as well, but my most wanted plant is this Strelitzia or Bird of Paradise Flower


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For the past four to five years every attempt to grow this magnificent plant from seed have failed, being the persevering sort, every year I try different methods, and one day I hope to be lucky enough to have one, I can very proudly call my own. Thats the day I shall be breaking open a bottle of champagne to celebrate :D
Welcome to the club :( I've had very little success trying to grow a lot things from seed! I think it's a skill I simply don't have, or maybe I've been doing it all wrong! Is there another way to propagate that beautiful plant? By the way, this plant (the flower) is used a lot over here, whenever we buy some flowers for someone, there is always one of those flowers there :) They're really beautiful!

Thanks, sweety :) I also hope I can move to a house with a big garden one day :p So I can finally get a wisteria and let it grow as much as it can. Seeing you have a lot experience with this magnificent tree... is it hard to make them bloom or you don't really need to interfere a lot? I think read a post somewhere talking about a wisteria that wasn't blooming at all. That made me wonder... is it really that hard to make them bloom? I saw a wisteria in real life once, but this one was extremely tall and wasn't such as profuse as the ones in those pictures.

Sorry to hear about your porch coming down! I hope it didn't cost so much to fix it. I hate it when we have to spend on things we weren't planning to :(
 
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If I had a big place with a huge garden, I would want cherry blossom trees.
Right now I'm just an apartment dweller so no sakura trees for me.
That tree is really beautiful!!! I definitely love bloomers :D You know what would go great with those trees? A koi fish pond :) I think it'd be perfect! I'm a big fan of japanese culture in general, and I've always dreamed of having a very japanese space for myself :) I'd love having a pond full of koi fish one day, and maybe get a cherry blossom like this one :) My in laws have a pond already, so I think that will help me out a lot (in case I need help with a pond and gardening in general!).
 
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Welcome to the club :( I've had very little success trying to grow a lot things from seed! I think it's a skill I simply don't have, or maybe I've been doing it all wrong! Is there another way to propagate that beautiful plant? By the way, this plant (the flower) is used a lot over here, whenever we buy some flowers for someone, there is always one of those flowers there :) They're really beautiful!

Thanks, sweety :) I also hope I can move to a house with a big garden one day :p So I can finally get a wisteria and let it grow as much as it can. Seeing you have a lot experience with this magnificent tree... is it hard to make them bloom or you don't really need to interfere a lot? I think read a post somewhere talking about a wisteria that wasn't blooming at all. That made me wonder... is it really that hard to make them bloom? I saw a wisteria in real life once, but this one was extremely tall and wasn't such as profuse as the ones in those pictures.

Sorry to hear about your porch coming down! I hope it didn't cost so much to fix it. I hate it when we have to spend on things we weren't planning to :(

No Trellum its far worse than that, seem to be able to grow just about anything from seed, :D its just this Strelitzia thats been evading all my attempts so far :( yes there are other ways to propagate them, but first need a plant in order to do it. Yes florists love them, not just for their beauty but also because they are expensive, and are always in great demand as a single bloom or in a bouquet as you mentioned.

Quite a lot of time has passed since last caring for a Wisteria, so may be a bit rusty on this one.:D

Wisterias are not plants that like too much TLC and are best owned by someone, who always carries a pair of secateurs with them and enjoys heavy pruning, as they grow like triffids
No its not hard to keep a Wisteria blooming year after year. The most common reason for a Wisteria not to produce flowers is, lack of or timid pruning - they like to be cut back real hard twice a year.
As I said, they don't like too much TLC, therefore giving them too much fertilizer or over-watering them can also stop them from blooming. Didn't give mine any fertilizer at all, and only watered it infrequently, if at all, yet it bloomed profusely every year :) until its demise, in that year, of the storm - and ouch, that porch was costly.

Know you don't currently have much space, but as Gina suggested, Wisterias are used for bonsai, and beautiful they are too - maybe this is your answer, could give you lots of pleasure whilst waiting to grow a larger one :)
 
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I love wisteria and had one at my last place. I also had a fig tree and that is what I would want now. I had a small tree but it did not survive. I will try again since it is a beautiful tree and I love the fruit!
 
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Wow, really?? I love ivy :) I've never been as lucky as you are... having the walls of your house totally covered with ivy!! I think they give a really nice touch to a house, they look so elegant :) Specially if the wall we are talking about is a brick one. By the way, why did you parents want to get rid of such an amazing thing???
The ivy was destroying the roughcast and there was a mildew on the wall. Also, mice learned how to climb it:eek:
But in my opinion aesthetic pleasure is more important than practical sense and I would never get rid of the ivy.
In general, my parents turned a lovely garden into a big, boring lawn. Don't ask me why, because I have no idea, I don't understand them at all:cry:
 
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Eww... mildew, that sounds like a problem, now that I think about it, having ivy on your wall might be a bit troublesome :D I loled a bit at the mice part, those little creatures are really pesky, but they always find a way in! I also consider easthetic pleasure to be a bit more important than practical sense, I mean, getting rid of mildew isn't easy, but it can be fixed (y) As for the roughcast, well it depends on how bad it was destroying it? I mean, it's just an ivy, right!? Ahh well, RIP ivy! :cry:
 
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No Trellum its far worse than that, seem to be able to grow just about anything from seed, :D its just this Strelitzia thats been evading all my attempts so far :( yes there are other ways to propagate them, but first need a plant in order to do it. Yes florists love them, not just for their beauty but also because they are expensive, and are always in great demand as a single bloom or in a bouquet as you mentioned.

Quite a lot of time has passed since last caring for a Wisteria, so may be a bit rusty on this one.:D

Wisterias are not plants that like too much TLC and are best owned by someone, who always carries a pair of secateurs with them and enjoys heavy pruning, as they grow like triffids
No its not hard to keep a Wisteria blooming year after year. The most common reason for a Wisteria not to produce flowers is, lack of or timid pruning - they like to be cut back real hard twice a year.
As I said, they don't like too much TLC, therefore giving them too much fertilizer or over-watering them can also stop them from blooming. Didn't give mine any fertilizer at all, and only watered it infrequently, if at all, yet it bloomed profusely every year :) until its demise, in that year, of the storm - and ouch, that porch was costly.

Know you don't currently have much space, but as Gina suggested, Wisterias are used for bonsai, and beautiful they are too - maybe this is your answer, could give you lots of pleasure whilst waiting to grow a larger one :)
Ow sorry to hear that! I hope you can grow that plant from seed soon, it must be so frustrating not to be able to grow that plant in specific. It actually intrigued me, I'll try to find more info on it, but if I'm not mistaken (please correct me if I am!) this plant is one of those plants that have a bulb. Getting a bulb of that plant can't be easy!

Thanks a lot :) My dad always failed with the pruning part and I guess that's why he wasn't good growing fruit trees. Let's hope I'm better at it, so one day I can keep one of those wisterias at home :) The more I read about them, the more I fall in love with them, because it seems they don't require a lot care or TLC :p Thanks a lot for sharing all your info :) You always have something useful to say!
 

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