I Spray Painted The Ibis White

I like it white.  I tried it on the wall against the golden green background of the 'Swane's Golden' Italian Cypress.
It's too small--it's lost on that wall.  Back it goes on the fountain coping.  Size matters.  Here's a Eucalyptus globulus tree:



At that size, I like it.  It fits right into the garbage, no problem.

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  1. LOL, size definitely matters. I still like the Ibis on the wall and definitely like the eucalyptus in it's infancy size. Here we have White Pines everywhere. They are beautiful trees cloaking a hillside but dreadful trees anywhere near a house or garden. They shed copious amounts of pollen, then the pollen bearing parts that look like rick krispies, then needles and of course don't forget the pitch. In the fall its more pine needles then some years you get bombed with pitchy pine cones. If we get a bad ice storm it sounds like explosions when the huge limbs snap off and crash into the ground. When we bought our property we had about ten mature White Pines. We've removed all but three of them over time and the ones remaining are not near the house.

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    1. Interesting. For a while here everyone was planting Canary Island Pines, which are one of the few pines that can handle the climate of Southern California. Then people started seeing how big they get (200 feet!!!!).

      Big trees are big expense for homeowners everywhere (and sometimes for a homeowner's neighbor). We gardeners know that we are ignorant of trees at our peril, but most people, sadly, do not.

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  2. The perspective of the white Ibis looks like the views I get trying to get pictures of white egrets around the farm pond. He does look good in white.

    Stick patrol after every wind storm and pulling of seedlings are a given here.

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    1. Yes, the pulling of seedlings. It's like dusting the house, inevitable.

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  3. I rather like the Ibis on the wall - he's unexpected. However, even with his feet weighted down, I'd worry that he could take flight in high winds from that perch.

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    1. He made it through the May wind storm no problem standing on the fountain coping--I was surprised.

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  4. Your Ibis looks wonderful painted white, a nice touch on the fountain coping. Yes, its amazing how that tiny tree can grow into an enormous nuisance.
    xoxoxo ♡

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