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goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

June 18, 2009
8:58 AM

Post #6704303

We've been getting a little rain lately and my herchs are starting to take off. Here are a few pics. Caramel - I have two of these and they get the same light and growing conditions, however this one always does better than the other.

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goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

June 18, 2009
9:00 AM

Post #6704305

Tiramisu. It's kind of small but the colors are nice.

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goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

June 18, 2009
9:02 AM

Post #6704308

Saturn. This isn't the most colorful but the leaves are so pretty, almost a matte look to them. They are more purple when young and turn green as they mature. The white flowers on this one are nice.

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goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

June 18, 2009
9:03 AM

Post #6704311

I've always liked Obsidian. It gets huge and the pests rarely bother it.

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goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

June 18, 2009
9:05 AM

Post #6704314

French Quarter never gets very large but it is an unusual color combination.

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goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

June 18, 2009
9:07 AM

Post #6704319

My Peach Flambe starts out great in the spring but fades as summer goes on. I had it in mostly shade and it wasn't as colorful so I moved it into more sun. But not sure this is the right spot for it either because it seems to burn easily. Where do you plant yours?

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goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

June 18, 2009
9:09 AM

Post #6704321

Midnight Rose likes a bit more sun here and it just starting to form flower stalks.

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goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

June 18, 2009
9:10 AM

Post #6704322

Green Spice is huge but the squirrels love to chomp on it's flowers. Luckily that's no loss on this plant!

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goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

June 18, 2009
9:12 AM

Post #6704323

Ginger Ale has good color this spring. I had moved this one last fall. It is just me or do heuchs need a lot of moving around to find a place they're happy?

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goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

June 18, 2009
9:13 AM

Post #6704327

Snow Angel was one of my first ones and still one of my favorites.

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goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

June 18, 2009
9:15 AM

Post #6704328

I like Velvet Night, but so do the bugs. By end of summer its got lots of holes in the leaves.
So this is part of my collection. I'll try to get some gardens shots of this area later.

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Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

June 18, 2009
1:42 PM

Post #6704997

Goldfinch4 -

very nice! I'd love to see more.

iris28
(dana)Owensboro, KY
(Zone 6a)

June 18, 2009
1:51 PM

Post #6705046

id love to see garden shots . ive been looking on line for garden shots . the leaves are so pretty people tend to do close ups more lol .

Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

June 18, 2009
3:27 PM

Post #6705653

Dolce Key Lime Pie:

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Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

June 18, 2009
3:30 PM

Post #6705669

Mocha (or Brownies??), Palace Purple, and Chocolate Ruffles:

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Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

June 18, 2009
3:30 PM

Post #6705674

Black Beauty:

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Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

June 18, 2009
3:33 PM

Post #6705693

Pinot Gris:

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Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

June 18, 2009
3:33 PM

Post #6705698

Boujolais:

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iris28
(dana)Owensboro, KY
(Zone 6a)

June 18, 2009
3:36 PM

Post #6705709

i want pinot gris so bad . i love the color. how big does it get . is it a bigun

Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

June 18, 2009
3:43 PM

Post #6705755

I have only had it since late last summer. Right now it is about 10" across.
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

June 18, 2009
3:59 PM

Post #6705852

I really like the French Quarter. I have Pinot Gris too and just love it.
goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

June 18, 2009
6:56 PM

Post #6706575

Jeannie, love the color on your Dolce Key Lime Pie, so bright and perfect. Pinot Gris is on my gotta have list, and after seeing yours I need it more than ever.
staceysmom
(GayLynn) Appleton, WI
(Zone 5a)

June 18, 2009
7:14 PM

Post #6706649

Beautiful, healthy plants! French Quarter is really different. Nice.
I love that Pino Gris too, so many different colors in there, but I have no more room. My bed is so crowded now that I think I will have to remove a few.
Elizabethtown
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 19, 2009
12:00 PM

Post #6709701

I'll take one of each please... :) These are all beautiful.
goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

June 19, 2009
1:37 PM

Post #6709965

Here are a couple of shots of the heuchera area of one of my gardens.

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goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

June 19, 2009
1:38 PM

Post #6709970

Another shot, same garden.

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staceysmom
(GayLynn) Appleton, WI
(Zone 5a)

June 19, 2009
2:46 PM

Post #6710252

goldfinch, your garden is very pretty. I really like that, perfectly spaced. Mine are so smushed together it looks a mess. Will have to move a few out of mine next spring. Hate to do it now, can't even get into the garden.

GayLynn
Elizabethtown
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 19, 2009
3:29 PM

Post #6710457

Those are beautiful pictures.
dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 19, 2009
4:33 PM

Post #6710799

I have to agree, very beautiful!
Debbie
frahnzone5
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 19, 2009
11:05 PM

Post #6712329

Wow goldfinch. What beautiful plants and great placement. A lovely garden.
goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

June 20, 2009
11:21 AM

Post #6714060

Thanks everybody!

GayLynn, when I made this garden I actually made an attempt to keep some space between my plants. Not all of my gardens worked out that way. Too many new plants I gotta have! This is the only area of my yard that gets any shade at all.
staceysmom
(GayLynn) Appleton, WI
(Zone 5a)

June 22, 2009
12:55 AM

Post #6720746

Yup, that was my problem, too many plants I had to have!
sanannie
White Lake, ON
(Zone 4b)

July 1, 2009
2:47 PM

Post #6763201

Had to pop in and comment on the gorgeous heuchera pics and your beautiful garden, goldfinch!

I finally scored a 'French Quarter' this spring - have been looking for a couple of years.

Love your hollowed sphere. Did you make it? Very cool.

Sandy
goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

July 1, 2009
3:16 PM

Post #6763341

Thanks Sandy!

My French Quarter just got it's first flower and it's a really pretty pink. I was surprised as I expected the flower to be more insignificant. Where did you find yours?

Yes, I made the sphere. I do a lot of cement and hypertufa stuff.
sanannie
White Lake, ON
(Zone 4b)

July 1, 2009
3:41 PM

Post #6763436

I found mine at a nursery about an hour from here. Yay.

You're definitely a multi talented gal! That sphere looks super in the garden. It's something I'd like to try at some point.

Sandy
goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

July 1, 2009
3:44 PM

Post #6763445

You'll have to visit the hypertufa forum - lots of good ideas over there. It's really not as hard as you'd think.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/hypertufa/all/
sanannie
White Lake, ON
(Zone 4b)

July 1, 2009
11:16 PM

Post #6765239

Thanks, goldfinch, will do!

Sandy
crazy4plants
Spokane, WA

July 5, 2009
5:58 PM

Post #6780818

I'll send a couple of my heuchs. I am not sure what variety they are. The lighter red on the left looks like Boujolais and I believe the one on the right is obsidion. The little yellow one is Stoplight and I moved her to a better location. She was snuffed out by the hostas.

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crazy4plants
Spokane, WA

July 5, 2009
6:02 PM

Post #6780827

This is purple palace on the right with Key Lime Pie that struggles every year. Jack Frost Brunnera on the left. Love those Brunneras.

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crazy4plants
Spokane, WA

July 5, 2009
6:03 PM

Post #6780830

Shendandoa something or other mixed in with a bunch of plants.

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crazy4plants
Spokane, WA

July 5, 2009
6:05 PM

Post #6780832

Same area

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crazy4plants
Spokane, WA

July 5, 2009
6:12 PM

Post #6780853

Chocolate Ruffles

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crazy4plants
Spokane, WA

July 5, 2009
6:14 PM

Post #6780857

Crimson curls buried in the coreopsis

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dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 5, 2009
6:19 PM

Post #6780873

crazy4plants, When I looked at your pictures, all I could say is WOW. You have one of the most beautiful gardens I've ever seen. I truly mean it. I'm very jealous. I love Brunneras too-have an old yard with many large trees thus shade. I have Jack Frost also and one the tag said Brunnera macrophylla.
Debbie
crazy4plants
Spokane, WA

July 5, 2009
7:31 PM

Post #6781097

Debbie,

Thanks so much. I wish I had more variety as far as heuchs go. I am too cheap to pay the top dollar for many of the new ones. I have tried three marmalades and they all died. So I stick with the red ones and when I can't resist a yellow one, I get one or two. I don't even know the names of many of mine but I tend to get what is one sale and looks good. I just snapped a couple more pics of some of them because they are blooming and standing out more. I also really like my combo of Obsidian with yellow bleeding heart and lime green hosta.

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crazy4plants
Spokane, WA

July 5, 2009
7:33 PM

Post #6781107

Here are the Jack Frosts today with various heuchs and other stuff.

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crazy4plants
Spokane, WA

July 5, 2009
7:36 PM

Post #6781111

Here is miracle with some astibles I got from Ace last year. They seem to like the same conditions with heuchs.

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crazy4plants
Spokane, WA

July 5, 2009
7:38 PM

Post #6781114

Here are the astibles with Miracle again.

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crazy4plants
Spokane, WA

July 5, 2009
7:40 PM

Post #6781119

red astible

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crazy4plants
Spokane, WA

July 5, 2009
7:41 PM

Post #6781123

Shenandoah in moss

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crazy4plants
Spokane, WA

July 5, 2009
7:43 PM

Post #6781126

crimson curls

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crazy4plants
Spokane, WA

July 5, 2009
7:45 PM

Post #6781133

crimson curls in moss

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dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 5, 2009
10:52 PM

Post #6781765

crazy4plants, Your gardens illustrate a great sense of color-and how to put the plants together. The obisdian-combo is wonderful. Buying plants cheap I consider quite a reasonable way to go-I love to go to end of season sales when stores, etc. want to dump the plants. In fact astilbes are a favorite of mine. I've used them on two shaded hills I have in my yard. I've picked them up through the years-have over 30 different kinds-trying never to pay over 4.00 for one. I keep dividing them to fill in the spaces. Below are some pictures of the hills.
Debbie
Astilbes

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dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 5, 2009
10:55 PM

Post #6781787

Astilbes 2

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dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 5, 2009
10:58 PM

Post #6781796

Astibles 3

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crazy4plants
Spokane, WA

July 5, 2009
11:27 PM

Post #6781894

I love your astibles, the way the flowers dangle above the greenery all around. II brought the big one from my previous backyard because it was in a spot that had to be hand watered and I knew it would die. It is closer to a sprinkler and has grown too large for the spot. How do you divide them? I tried to dig into the big one and it was solid as a rock. It is about three feet wide. I like the heucheras a lot and the yellow bleeding heart is lasting through the summer. It is bright and nice size. The flowers are done, but I want the color of the foliage.

I would like more red astilbes. Of the ones I have, I am in love with it. I only have the one though.

Crazy
goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

July 6, 2009
9:14 AM

Post #6783448

C4P, what gorgeous gardens you have! Your pond is just beautiful and you've done such a great job with the arrangement of your plants. Very nice!

Debbie, your astilbes look really nice on the hill. Wonderful assortment. I only have a few but really like them.
sanannie
White Lake, ON
(Zone 4b)

July 6, 2009
11:23 PM

Post #6786333

Crazy, Just a magnificent garden you have there! What an eye ... and what a view!

Debbie, your astilbes look beautiful all massed such as you have them there. Finding them under $4 would be challenge enough! I don't have many , but my favourite astilbe combo is with Astilbe 'Glut' in front of a 'Goldheart' bleeding heart.

Sandy
crazy4plants
Spokane, WA

July 7, 2009
4:07 AM

Post #6787596

The gold bleeding heart is a gem, perfect for hostas and heucheras, a great contast. Just clip the flowers when done. It is tall, elegant and dramatic.

Crazy
dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 7, 2009
1:20 PM

Post #6788394

Crazy, When I divide my astilbes-I dig the whole plant up-cut it into portions-with a garden saw (big serrated tool) & replant them. The only problem I've ever seemed to have is to remember to water repeatly when I've done the division. Astilbes seem to need more water then I lot of plants when transplanted. I would have trouble with dividing your huge astilbe. My personal favorite astilbes are Pumila (Pink), Hennie Graaland (Pink) & Visions in Red (you guessed it Red). If you are looking for red astilbes check out Amerika, Drum & Brass, Fanal (very nice) Koeln, Montgomery & Red Sentinel. I have all of them and they produce a nice color. Their sizes vary greatly from big to very small.

I also like dramtic colors in my gardens. One of my favorite colors is also yellow. I have put in Sedum reflesium 'Angelina' & Sedum erythrostictum 'Mediovariegatum'. I think they have pictures of them in Plant Files. I can't send pictures today due to once again rain in New England. I'll check, if not I'll send pictures when it isn't raining.

I also love different leaf strutures in my garden from a prickly pear cactus to giant dill to some of the crazy ferns they seem to have available now.
Debbie
dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 7, 2009
4:41 PM

Post #6789165

Stopped raining, picture Angelina.

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dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 7, 2009
4:45 PM

Post #6789172

Deadnettle-Lamium maculatum 'Aureum'

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dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 7, 2009
4:47 PM

Post #6789179

'Mediovariegatum'

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gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

July 9, 2009
11:44 AM

Post #6796873

I "rescued" this poor little Mars from the clearance rack at Meijer last summer. It is so pretty this year! Ronna

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gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

July 9, 2009
11:47 AM

Post #6796885


My favorite row of huecheras... Mars, silver scroll, and color dream. Along with Squash Casserole hosta...love the name!

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gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

July 9, 2009
11:49 AM

Post #6796892

Venus and a small green spice with my sum and substance hosta. He is getting sun scorched... poor baby. Ronna

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dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2009
1:15 PM

Post #6797129

gardenlady123, Great Heucheras, lost Green Spice - over winter - I'm going to look for her again.
Debbie

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gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

July 10, 2009
10:36 PM

Post #6803755

Oh Crazy!!! I love the photos of your yard. Wow it looks like you have been working on it for a long time. Geourgeous. Debbie I like the Auream deadneddle! Pretty. Beautiful Goldfinch... love the gardens. Everyone has such lovely yards. Ronna
goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

July 11, 2009
3:41 PM

Post #6806394

Ronna, your garden looks pretty too! Did you make your red tinmen? Very cute!

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gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

July 11, 2009
9:50 PM

Post #6807696

Thanks. Don't I only wish. I got them about six years ago from Jackson/Perkins half price online. I love them they stay in that spot all year around. Look great in the snow also. Ronna
crazy4plants
Spokane, WA

July 11, 2009
10:52 PM

Post #6807912

Just bought two Southern Comforts for 7.99 each. I saw them last year but didn't want to spend the money. They were more expensive. Anyone with these? Where are they best, sun or shade? I have two spots for them. The first spot is in the extreme right under the path light. This hardy geranium has always bugged me. I had three of them and ripped the other two out. This is the only survivor and it is going in the garbage. It always has dead and moldy leaves on it. The flowers are very disappointing. Everything around it is thriving. It gets a fair amount of late day sun and the heucheras around there are doing great.. These new heucheras are nice and full with large leaves. As soon as it cools down, I'll plant them

Crazy

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crazy4plants
Spokane, WA

July 11, 2009
10:56 PM

Post #6807920

Second location is the far right of this, right of where the daffodils are at. I have a lungwort (sp) that also has never done well. I had three of them. One died, one got moved and looks wimpy and this one is wimpy. Not worthy of the space. So out it goes. The orange Southern Comfort should look nice in with the Jack Frosts and other heuchs.

Crazy

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gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

July 12, 2009
9:26 PM

Post #6811223

I have a southern comfort mine is in shade all day. It is very nice. Big=== 24 in across and 13 in. high. Nice colors.Mine does very weel in the shade... Good buy for 7.99. Ronna

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crazy4plants
Spokane, WA

July 13, 2009
11:07 PM

Post #6815836

Thanks, Ronna. Yours is lovely. Mine are nice size plants and the price seemed good to me. I planted them yesterday since we are now getting cool temps in the 60's and it is raining. Should help them adjust before we blast back in to the 80's. My only concern is that when I dug up the geranium, the soil was dry so I am going to have to hand water this until I can divide the astilbe that is blocking the sprinkler. The other local is shady and gets plenty of water. Both look great. Love the large leaves and under coloring.

Crazy

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

July 14, 2009
12:28 AM

Post #6816178

Sure wish we would get some rain! Everytime its on the way over the "Lake" it fizzles out.. Cool weather we do have. Hope you enjoy your new huerchera. Ronna
staceysmom
(GayLynn) Appleton, WI
(Zone 5a)

July 15, 2009
12:19 AM

Post #6820138

The rain isn't falling on this side of the Lake either gardenlady. Doppler radar looked promising today but nothing was hitting the ground. Have only had 1/10 in of rain for all July and not much more than that in June. Grass is brown and crispy.

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