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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 1, 2009
1:25 AM

Post #6761197

Starting July with a Daylily...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 1, 2009
1:28 AM

Post #6761212


Daylily and cornflowers

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 1, 2009
1:31 AM

Post #6761228


Zinnia,coleus,celosa and amaranthus.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 1, 2009
1:35 AM

Post #6761250


Godetia, love the red stems!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 1, 2009
1:37 AM

Post #6761266

Hollyhock...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 1, 2009
1:40 AM

Post #6761286

Nicotiana, Lavender,cornflowers

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 1, 2009
5:47 AM

Post #6762206

Lovely, Terri. I was slightly taken off guard when I got to this thread - since the date was still June 30th. Then I remember that you are 8 hours ahead.

Seeing your hollyhock reminds me of my hollyhock that got sprayed and killed by my neighbor's gardener. Next year, I am going to toss out a bunch of seeds, and then put a hoop around the seedlings. NO excuse for him to mistake that for a weed. LoL

Do you save your godetia seeds? I had some a few years ago, but nothing came up on the third year, and I never got around to replanting.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 1, 2009
5:48 AM

Post #6762208

and what in the world are you doing up at 2:30 in the morning????
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 1, 2009
8:05 AM

Post #6762334

Thanks Dianne, it's great to see everything coming into flower, something new opening everyday!
I haven't grown Godetia for years, but will try and collect the seeds this year.
Hope you have more luck with your Hollyhocks next year, those chemicals are bad news!!!
I have another Hollyhock, it's only little but the flowers are frilly and nice.



















The stayuplatepolice caught me again... lol!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2009
12:52 PM

Post #6762806

LOL!!

Love your coleus. Looks like mine! AND very nice daylily terri...July is gonna be a big month for daylilies here so long about the middle, we better think on making two books!!

I think this one is called Barbie Doll

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2009
12:56 PM

Post #6762816

Well, maybe not. Looks more like yuulong now that I take a greater gander at it.

Here is Blue Butterfly

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2009
1:08 PM

Post #6762857

Scaramouche, what a name! But one of my favs!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2009
1:20 PM

Post #6762895

Dominic

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2009
1:22 PM

Post #6762902

Cold Harbor

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2009
1:25 PM

Post #6762915

Charming Heart

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2009
1:58 PM

Post #6763000

Siloam Doodle Bug

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2009
2:13 PM

Post #6763062

not sure of name

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2009
3:57 PM

Post #6763490

Derbybound

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2009
4:02 PM

Post #6763503

Purple De Oro

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2009
4:25 PM

Post #6763587

Girl Scout poly

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2009
4:39 PM

Post #6763641

Buried Treasure

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2009
5:16 PM

Post #6763743

Halls Pink

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2009
5:30 PM

Post #6763794

unknown

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2009
5:37 PM

Post #6763825

Little Grapette

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2009
5:39 PM

Post #6763829

Little Joe

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2009
5:54 PM

Post #6763885

Lullabye Babys

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2009
6:03 PM

Post #6763914

Luxury Lace

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 1, 2009
6:18 PM

Post #6763987

Your fav is my fav BB, now do you ever pic them and make an arrangement? You have such variety would make a lovely gathering in a large vase.
Thanks for the new thread - will have to get home and see what I got today. Think the star jasmine is finally going to open.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2009
6:25 PM

Post #6764018

hiaghr, I just like to take the blossoms and put the flwoer floating in a bowl of water for a table arangement. It lasts for a day, but nice to enjoy anyway!

Jasmine is lovely, never tried growing that. Can it go in a container?

Here is a better pic of Little Joe.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2009
6:59 PM

Post #6764178

this is an open pollinated seedling of Stella De Oro, the color is actually more yellow orange. I am not sure its cross, but I love the pie crusting on it. It is about the same size as Stella.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2009
7:21 PM

Post #6764278

Here is Stella De Oro and is the correct color that the seedling above should be.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2009
7:25 PM

Post #6764313

Double Daffy, this one is new and another of my favs!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2009
7:35 PM

Post #6764340

HA! And you thought all I had was daylilies!! Here is an echinechea...purple coneflower which my dog loves to eat the leaves off of. They dont hurt the dog and are supposed to be good for upset dog tummies!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2009
7:47 PM

Post #6764378

Ed McMurray

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2009
8:08 PM

Post #6764436

Endless Summer Hydrangea, aaaaah! The momnet I have been wating for, but shucks, I lost all my cuttings except for one!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2009
8:24 PM

Post #6764502

Fishbean, kinda looks like a sensative fern but its not. It gets lovely yellow flowers on it and it is toxic to livestock.. yuk!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2009
8:33 PM

Post #6764539

Golden Cheif Tuscaloosa, another fav!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2009
8:42 PM

Post #6764578

Lead plant

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2009
8:46 PM

Post #6764590

Lysimachia punctata

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2009
11:29 PM

Post #6765290

#52 i think!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 2, 2009
12:18 AM

Post #6765530

Very nice, really like that fern although toxic.
I have my star jasmine in a pot as it is not hardy here. It smells heavenly.

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Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 2, 2009
12:22 AM

Post #6765555

Orange and yellow lilies.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 2, 2009
12:25 AM

Post #6765566

I remember jasmin and camellias from when I was in Hawaii! They were truly heavenly. So do you bring the jasmine in in the winter for a houseplant?


Here is

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Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 2, 2009
12:29 AM

Post #6765576

Seedlings and star jasmine

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 2, 2009
12:35 AM

Post #6765608

Yep, been bringing it in for about 8 years now. Stays full of foliage all winter and then sheds leaves and begins anew in the spring. I have saved it several times from mealy bugs.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 2, 2009
12:48 AM

Post #6765682

Ewee! Mealy bugs..! well good for you. My house is so dry it makes it difficult to do any houseplant but I am brining in Christmas cactus, coleu, hoyua, varigated spider plants, green spider plants, some herbs and a few others.






...pink lilies

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 2, 2009
1:00 AM

Post #6765761

rED dAYLILY

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 2, 2009
1:03 AM

Post #6765775

Sweet pink lilies, so feminine looking!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 2, 2009
1:10 AM

Post #6765803

I have a lighter pink lily than that some where...

I think I am gonna try to also bring in my begonias since I potted them too.

Another red daylily

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 2, 2009
1:24 AM

Post #6765882

I never had any luck with begonias, too much heat or sun or poor green thumb?
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 2, 2009
1:33 AM

Post #6765922

...Well so far so good with the begoinas I have in pots. I also did a few cuttings and they took too.

This year my booger has been impatiens...



white lilies

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 2, 2009
2:02 AM

Post #6766087

Thanks Blossom, do you think my daylily might be Stella de oro or girl scout poly? I've no idea!
I love the shocking pink one, whats the name of that? Jealous of your coneflower, it's so pretty.
So we won't be calling you Lizzy next then.. LoL!

Lovely Jasmine and lilies Candee! My Jasmine is making a comeback from the snow week we had.

I've got Begonias growing in little pots in the greenhouse, need to plant them somewhere.
Crocosmia has buds!



oooops, I'm up late again, night night!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 2, 2009
2:27 AM

Post #6766231

Hi terri, well, I dont think it is either of them. Stella is only about knee high being a dwarf or short variety and the color is wrong for Girl Scout. My bloom of Girl Scout is a poly which means it has more petals than normal. I almost think yours might be a species hemmie, but hard to tell with out seeling it in person and even then I mioght be guessing! Can you tak a photo close up on the blooms throat? That might help.

No name on the shocking pink lily.. I guess we wil just have to call it SHOCKING PANK! LOL!

I wish I had tons of the coneflowers in the prairie. I have only a very few started out there and hope they do well and really make a show in coming years. I want all colors and only have the purple and a rudebeckia that is gold.

I hope I can make the begonias last for next spring.. it wil be a first attempt to try to winter them in the house.

Well, nitey note mate! Catch you in the cafe or here or there tomorrow.



Hmmm also, dint know you had a greenhouse!!! That remionds me, I best get into mine tomorrow and take care of some things in there. Well, see ya in the GPS4 if you get a chance!


Here is a cool night (_)? for you! Cheers! (_)?


umm. this is a woodland phlox


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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 2, 2009
2:37 AM

Post #6766282

a spider form daylily, but dont know the name off the top of my head.. hmmm Swirling Spider or something of that nature comes to mind, but not sure

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 2, 2009
2:52 AM

Post #6766364

Unknown purple

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 2, 2009
3:06 AM

Post #6766443

I think this is Yuulong

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 2, 2009
3:13 AM

Post #6766479

LOL! No I thought that before... its not Yuulong, its #52.

Here is another spider...


(Last one for tonight.. nite all!)

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 2, 2009
11:59 PM

Post #6770249


Hi Blossom, I like the spider ones! Forgot to take a picture of the daylily today, tomorrow!!!
I have a greenhouse yes! it's almost empty of living plants now, planted them all! I've got some things drying out , collecting seeds and all my baskets, vases and all sorts of junk.. lol!

Nice fluffy poppy today!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 3, 2009
12:47 PM

Post #6771982

Cool! A mate with a GPS!!! Love yer poppy. i got more bloomers to show off, but due to time , might be a day or two!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 4, 2009
6:53 PM

Post #6777411

KABOOOOOOOOOOOM!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 4, 2009
7:27 PM

Post #6777504

pansy

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 4, 2009
9:35 PM

Post #6777937

Gallardias in red!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 4, 2009
9:37 PM

Post #6777943

liatris

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 4, 2009
9:39 PM

Post #6777949

toe-mate ohs!!!!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 4, 2009
9:48 PM

Post #6777974

pank daylily

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 4, 2009
9:50 PM

Post #6777979

ka-boom...no name!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 5, 2009
1:17 AM

Post #6778691


Hi Blossom, love the red Gallardia. I transplanted some today but think they are the orange and yellow colour, we shall see!
This red lily has started to flower, don't know the name of it!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 5, 2009
1:18 AM

Post #6778694


A bit closer...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 5, 2009
1:19 AM

Post #6778698


The orange one!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 5, 2009
1:21 AM

Post #6778699


The neck!!!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 5, 2009
1:25 AM

Post #6778713


Sunflower patch!

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 5, 2009
1:26 AM

Post #6778724

WOW, Blossom! Just wonderful! The hot pink lillies are my fav. I think.

Terri, your lillies are so pretty also. I have to stay in, SO hot.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 5, 2009
1:33 AM

Post #6778748


Hi Sally, Thanks! It was getting dark when I took the pictures, the strawflowers are so bright!..
I will take a pic earlier in the day, they are staring to get a few flowers and looks so lovely. I know they say to cut them early for drying but I want to see them all flowering LOL!
I think our heatwave is over! Does it get cooler in the evenings or still humid?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 5, 2009
1:34 AM

Post #6778754


oops!

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 5, 2009
1:35 AM

Post #6778758

HUMID. Yes, cooler, but humid. DRY too, drought, it is awful. I have to water all the time.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 5, 2009
1:36 AM

Post #6778759


They really shine bright!

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 5, 2009
1:37 AM

Post #6778763

Ha, I couldn't find the S.Flowers! I looked for them! Really pretty!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 5, 2009
1:42 AM

Post #6778780


lol. thanks!

In the moonlight, Amaranthus, Celosa and Coleus.

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 5, 2009
1:48 AM

Post #6778799

How lovely, Terri!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 5, 2009
1:55 AM

Post #6778820


Thanks Sally. I plan on making a floating arrangement soon, I have an idea!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 5, 2009
2:04 AM

Post #6778855

yo terri! I beleive we have a match mate!!!


Its called kwanzo and your color in your pic is right on! Mines a tad off!



CHICKA-BOOOOOOOM!

Boooom


Bloom!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 5, 2009
2:07 AM

Post #6778869


Wow! I only have 3 and cannot believe we have a match you must have 100's LOL!






YAY< > < > < > KWANZO !!!!! great name .
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 5, 2009
2:27 AM

Post #6778912

and mate, the red one looks very close to my MIdnite Magic, but I cannot verify that for sure because I do not know how tall or other details, but is close! I will not put an exact label on it, but I can for KWANZOOOOO! LOL!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 5, 2009
2:33 AM

Post #6778929

Well, sortof kina! LOL!


On that first one you showed, I would need just a little better pic of if it.. can ya do a retake? Shoot it right down its throat! Aim for those purdy lil pistols!


Aaaaah! My first four oclock in many many years! I am sooo delighted! its like pink and orange, quite the gA-wady thing isnt it!! LOL!

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Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 6, 2009
12:05 AM

Post #6782064

You have so many daylilies they are fantastic. Do you separate them every season?
Terri, you still have poppies, how nice.
WEll the giants finally bloomed.

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Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 6, 2009
12:06 AM

Post #6782072

Up close and personal.

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Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 6, 2009
12:09 AM

Post #6782083

Wish I could recall which echinacea this is as it is quite fluffly, puffy.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 6, 2009
12:19 AM

Post #6782114

Lovely flowers agian haighr!! Oh my gosh no, I cannot seperate them all! I have close to 500 or more varieties and only divide as I do garden projects around here. this year I have been dividing Stellas and have made close to 100 of better new clumps to go into a huge dogleg shaped garden bed here. Its a hobby gone over the edge in collecting and there is three acres here in beds, but not all are prime and proper being still in the works! The stellas are dug, but in pots until we can get a day when we will plug them in. As it is I have about 500 plantings to do this year yet.

I have only divided a few other varieties out of necessity or trade where they had to be moved due to encroachment on another area not welcome in or by a request. I had so many requests this season I had to stop excepting new trades until I got caught up.. Heck no I am not caught up! That never happens it seems! And no sooner do I get somewhat caugh up, it rans and the grass needs mowing. It never ends! But we love it.


I just keep spading away.

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Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 6, 2009
11:33 AM

Post #6783664

Oh my goodness, that must be a 3 acre field of dreams. I bet it is just beautiful!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 6, 2009
11:58 AM

Post #6783721

It is when the weeds are in control. Right now and this year we are pretty dang grassy from all the rain. But most of the other weeds are under control. We hand pull most of the noxious ones but some we spray too. As for the grass. well we can spray for it too. But it depends how wet we are since we pond up here and have to be careful when applying ANY chemicals if we apply them at all.

Usually we will take the big mower and just mow them towards late summer or any time after I have harvested seed. They will come back. Always do. We lose very few but it also depends on the hybrid. If I find a daylily that does not do good here I do not replace it and try to get a different one to take its place.

IDAS Magic is one that does realllly poor here. I have had one fan of it for a really long time and it just never seems to propergate herself. There are a few others like that and I have had some that just die out because they do not like their location, either too wet, to shady or too sunny or some lame thing.

This is posibly Willie Bill. I thought I lost it, but found I have a clump that might be it, but am not positive. It looks close. It could very well be a seedling from it or another too. If you do not get all the seed pods from them and the pods drop, you get a brand new hybrid not like the parent. Each seed is different. It could look close to the parent, but genetically it is not.

Stella De Oro gets a lot of pods. Right now she is very poddy and I will have to take some time to harvest them. I put them to another part of the garden for newbies!

If you propagate them by divisions, they are most likelie the same as the parent, but occassionally if we miss a seed pod, the seed will drop into the clum and something else comes! Stella is one that a lot of breeders use for propagation because she is a tremendous pod plant!

I dont have time or the space to polinate my own selections so many of my new plants are what is called open-pollinated and are pollinated by wind, rain, or bug. Oh and each seed in the pod can be different so if you plant all the seeds form one pod if the pod has 10 seeds, each seed is a new hybrid. Some can be similiar, but often they are very different! Its fun to see the newbies!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 6, 2009
2:55 PM

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Candee, fabulous giant lilies! do they have a powerful scent?
Love that Echinacea, it's different! There are still some leaves on 2 of the 6 that I planted, fingers crossed I MAY get somethin' lol.

The lily wasn't really open today to see the 'throat ' Blossom, here's another pic but will try again another day!
Black cornflower next to it.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 6, 2009
2:59 PM

Post #6784422


Un named day lily!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 6, 2009
3:04 PM

Post #6784460


Crocosmia, looks like the one DG has!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 6, 2009
3:06 PM

Post #6784467


The first crocosmia!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 6, 2009
3:09 PM

Post #6784492


Cornflowers and Lavender

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 6, 2009
3:11 PM

Post #6784506


Straw flowers

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 6, 2009
3:14 PM

Post #6784523


Hollyhock

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 6, 2009
3:16 PM

Post #6784528


Knautia, Godetia, Carnations, Penstemon

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 6, 2009
3:19 PM

Post #6784545


Pleased with the Godetia ! will have to cut some and see how they do!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 6, 2009
3:22 PM

Post #6784561


Chives seeding themselves everywhere!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 6, 2009
3:58 PM

Post #6784730

I will have to keep in mind the mowing idea, we could easily mow ours and that would cut down on the backbending a bit. How do you keep them in order there are so many, I would never remember what is what!
Terri, I never saw a black cornflower they are really nice. Oh the crocosmia, I miss them, mine just didn't return. Good luck on the echinacea I am sure you will get a couple.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 6, 2009
4:19 PM

Post #6784830

Ok, terri, I will be watching for it! ANd for yer begonia!! LOL! And fer a shot of the GPS of yern!

Haighr, we used to do a nursery business. We quit and so before i yanked all the markers out I made garden maps which were much better than the markers. However, I do need to update so much here it is terrible just for my information..

That was one of the reasons we quit the business end of it was because of all the paprework needed in running this and that was before we were computerized. Now we got the puter, but it does not make that paperwork any easier. Now things are just a glorified hobby. The govt wanted so much technical information on what got sprayed when and what planted and sold, I just could not do it anymore. It was one royal headache. And really took the pleasure out of gardening. Then trying to keep up with clients. I still cant keep up with it all and traders now too in doing it for a hobby. Least now I do not have to file the annual reports which were a royal pain in the behinder! I can work at will.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 6, 2009
4:26 PM

Post #6784854

Thanks Candee, I think it'a a new cornflower for this year, starts off almost black then goes dark purple.

My greenhouse needs tidying up Blossom, when it's done you can see... LoL!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 6, 2009
4:40 PM

Post #6784903

Thats ok mate, I hear ya on that one. Mine still has a few plants in it and needs tiding up too.

I am done on pics for a little while too. Least as to the weekend unless I get more caught up on my other journal so will see ya later!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 6, 2009
4:50 PM

Post #6784941

Thanks for the explanation BB, I bet that would take the fun outta gardening. Terri, you get busy and clean up that GH on your own, can't you see BB is quite busy with her lilies?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 6, 2009
4:55 PM

Post #6784962


ok. if I have to...
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 6, 2009
10:02 PM

Post #6786072


Meanwhile, back at the ranch!!!! Hollyhocks are flowering.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 6, 2009
10:03 PM

Post #6786078


Hollyhocks!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 6, 2009
10:07 PM

Post #6786088


Another 'Blue Moon' smells lovely.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 6, 2009
10:08 PM

Post #6786096


It's getting dark, another flush of yellow roses.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 6, 2009
10:11 PM

Post #6786104


Veronica and a red hot poker (looks quite sad)!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 6, 2009
10:14 PM

Post #6786114


Chinese lanterns ...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 7, 2009
12:03 AM

Post #6786473


Caught this squirrel eyeing up my hollyhocks, seen them eating the buds! Scoot!

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 7, 2009
2:24 AM

Post #6787148

Terri, that bad little squirrel! Your Hollyhocks are SO gorgeous!
yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2009
4:52 AM

Post #6787706

Terri... Your flowers are beauiful! I love your 'Blue Moon' rose and your holly hocks are gorgeous! I have a few HH but they are not blooming... Maybe later.

BB... You have a fabulous collection of daylilies! Beautiful pics

Candee... You have some lovely lilies also! I remember seeing that coneflower... I think it is something like 'Razzmatazz'
yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2009
4:54 AM

Post #6787710

Here are a few of my July blooms

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2009
4:57 AM

Post #6787713

Texas Bluebells... I know they are pink...LOL and i forget the name of the center plant.

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2009
4:58 AM

Post #6787719

some toadflax

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 7, 2009
5:04 AM

Post #6787731

Terri and Yardqueen - lovely photos.

Yardqueen - is the Texas bluebells the same as lisianthus? I like those flowers, but they do not come back for me and I did not want to have to buy some every year.

The toadflax is nice and feathery. Do they have long enough stems to make good cutflowers???


yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2009
5:05 AM

Post #6787732

Moss Rose

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2009
5:08 AM

Post #6787737

a few zinnias

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2009
5:08 AM

Post #6787738

Yess they are lisianthus. I hope to winter them over in the GH... The stems of the toadflax get longer as they bloom more. You can always take some of the lower leaves and flowers off...

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2009
5:11 AM

Post #6787743

Mexican sunflower

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2009
5:13 AM

Post #6787746

My banana is blooming... I was told it was Musa velutina, which produces a pink fruit (ornamental) but I looked it up and it appears that is not what it is... Interesting anyway.

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2009
5:44 AM

Post #6787806

scarlett milkweed

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2009
5:44 AM

Post #6787807

Closeup

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2009
5:49 AM

Post #6787814

Rudbeckia 'Autumn Colors'

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2009
5:50 AM

Post #6787816

Rudbeckia 'Indian Summer'

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2009
5:52 AM

Post #6787821

Passiflora 'Incense' sprawling over an oleander bush

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2009
5:54 AM

Post #6787826

More rudbeckia

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2009
5:55 AM

Post #6787829

'Gingerland' caladiums with impatiens

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2009
5:58 AM

Post #6787836

Epecia 'Chocolate Soldier'

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 7, 2009
3:39 PM

Post #6788930

OOOoooww so many lovelies today!

Thanks Sally, the squirrels turn up everyday causing havoc! I love the Hollhocks, the tall white are Lavateria, they give a bit of height and block my neighbour a bit lol!

Thanks Yardqueen, If I remember correctly your Hollyhocks are lovely doubles? Looking forward to those
.Love the Mexican Sunflowers, Rudbeckia, Milkweed and Banana!! What is that pink flower next to the toadflax?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 7, 2009
3:42 PM

Post #6788936

Oh Hi Dianne, Thank you! I didn't see you there for a minute!
yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2009
3:46 PM

Post #6788952

Terri,

I have several kinds of HH from seed, but I have not had any bloom yet. You may have me mixed up with someone else... I will have some doubles if they ever bloom. They may not bloom till next year.

the flower with the toadflax is celosia. It is kind of blurry so hard to tell...
yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2009
3:51 PM

Post #6788970

oriental lily 'Stargazer'

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2009
3:54 PM

Post #6788984

'Endless Summer' with pink pinta

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2009
3:55 PM

Post #6788985

million bells

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2009
3:58 PM

Post #6788991

petunia

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 7, 2009
3:58 PM

Post #6788992

LoL! maybe I have you mixed up. Who's got Hollyhocks then?
I thought it was Celosa! love love love those!

Pretty Stargazer.
yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2009
3:59 PM

Post #6788996

another petunia

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2009
4:02 PM

Post #6789011

Thanks. Terri

Yellow shrimp plant

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2009
4:03 PM

Post #6789016

Red shrimp plant

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2009
4:05 PM

Post #6789026

Airplane plant

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 7, 2009
4:07 PM

Post #6789035

WOW! Look at all those babies on your Spider plant, Fantastic!
yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2009
4:10 PM

Post #6789048

Asparagus fern... This was rescued last fall from my mother, who had it in the same pot for (and I am not exagerating) about 50 years. She got it from my grandmother who died when I was about 10. I am 61. sooo... anyway, it was a scaggly couple of sticks when I got it. the tubers filled the pot. It is feeling much better now...

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2009
4:19 PM

Post #6789088

Begonias and Coleus

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2009
4:21 PM

Post #6789094

A pond pic

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2009
4:23 PM

Post #6789105

another with begonia blooms

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2009
4:25 PM

Post #6789112

The pond really is there! This angle makes it appear there is no pond!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 7, 2009
5:24 PM

Post #6789288

It's good to see the family Asparagus making a comeback Yardqueen!
Your pond looks wonderful, such beautiful planting around it. Thanks for the pics today.

It's raining here, just typical the first week of my summer holidays and we get thunderstorms...!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 7, 2009
5:26 PM

Post #6789291

Yardqueen, just wonderful photos! Stunning. I love the begonias and coleus.

How nice to have your g.mother's asparagus fern. I have an azalea from my g.mother who is gone now. So special.

haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 7, 2009
11:40 PM

Post #6790573

Yardqueen everything looks very luscious at your place. I love those little shrimp plants.
Terri you got yourself a red hot poker it did survive.
I believe it is me who has the double white hollyhocks. Yours look great!
I can imagine the pond there and what a surround it has, wow loads of color!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2009
12:01 AM

Post #6790672

Got a passiflora bloomin here, don't get a whole lot cause it is potted, but I just love them.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2009
12:03 AM

Post #6790682

Purple monarda.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2009
12:06 AM

Post #6790701

White lavender, that doesn't sound right?

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2009
12:08 AM

Post #6790708

Daylily, I have no idea of which one, but a pretty yellow.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2009
12:10 AM

Post #6790718

Lily in orange.

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 8, 2009
12:10 AM

Post #6790719

Thanks for the compliments everyone! We love sitting out by the pond whenever we have time. Trouble is we are always working in the yard and don't have much time to just sit.

Beautiful blooms, Sally. Purple is my favorite flower color!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2009
12:13 AM

Post #6790729

Pretty pink dahlia spider

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 8, 2009
12:14 AM

Post #6790739

Oooops! we cross posted! The lilies are lovely! And white lavender doesn't sound any worse than a yellow rose or white pinks. Or a pink Texas Bluebell!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2009
12:15 AM

Post #6790743

The big picture

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 8, 2009
12:15 AM

Post #6790750

Did it again! Beautiful Dahlia! I would love one like that! I only have a few dahlias.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2009
12:16 AM

Post #6790754

Well now that you put it that way LOL.
Yardqueens stargazer reminds me that I used to have one. I even have a photo that we enlarged to hang in our hallway, but it hasn't come back for the past few years.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2009
12:18 AM

Post #6790758

I plant the same dahlia tubers in pots and bury them every year. They are slow coming this year but it is still a bit early in the season.
yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 8, 2009
12:18 AM

Post #6790759

Beautiful garden, Sally! Love the birdhouse... what is the silver foliage plant in the lower right corner?
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2009
12:19 AM

Post #6790766

Liatris beginning to bloom.

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 8, 2009
12:20 AM

Post #6790770

I am very lucky that I don't have to dig my dahlias. They stay in the ground and come back every year. I need to divide my big clumps though.
yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 8, 2009
12:23 AM

Post #6790785

There you go with the purple again! I love puple liatris. I have some in the front beds and also in an outlying bed with forsythia. Wish they bloomed at the same time!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2009
12:23 AM

Post #6790790

Yes you are I do them in pots cause otherwise I forget to get them all pulled up.
Here is the acanthus hungaricus.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2009
12:24 AM

Post #6790792

Blonde question, is all liatris purple or does it come in colors?
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2009
12:27 AM

Post #6790800

Monarda and ech

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2009
12:29 AM

Post #6790809

Malva, this pops up everywhere, but it does bloom for the rest of the season.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2009
12:32 AM

Post #6790825

Heres the lottie - potatoes and tomatoes and carrots all mixed together.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 8, 2009
12:39 AM

Post #6790864


Hi Candee, Everything is looking great! especially love the Monarda! have you still got the red one?
Thanks for clearing that up about the hollyhocks, I knew someone had doubles!
I cleared away loads of weeds and a horrible geranium to give the poker more light, it is doing much better, Thanks!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 8, 2009
12:41 AM

Post #6790885

OOooo your lottie looks great! Have you got any toms yet? mine are small and green!
yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 8, 2009
12:55 AM

Post #6790969

Oh dear, Candee! I have been calling you Sally... LOL Just like the old lady I am to get everyone mixed up!

I have never seen acanthus hungaricus. It is very pretty! About liatris, I have seen white also but not any other colors so I don't know. I planted some Malva seeds, but no flowers yet.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 8, 2009
1:05 AM

Post #6791015


tee hee ha ha!! don't worry about it, Candee won't mind, she calls me Gertrude sometimes LOL!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 8, 2009
1:06 AM

Post #6791037

I'm Sally, hehe. It is easy to get mixed up. I don't think I knew Haighr was Candee. I LOVE the flowers!
yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 8, 2009
1:28 AM

Post #6791164

Thing of it is, I have known Haighr was Candee, and Sally... I know you are Sally! And terri is Terri. And I just kept calling Candee Sally like I knew what I was doing. Do ya'll get your kids names mixed up? I do. I mean I call them by the wrong name sometimes...LOL
Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 8, 2009
3:24 AM

Post #6791676

I only have one son, ha. Makes that easy. :)
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 8, 2009
5:13 AM

Post #6791952

I have been known to call my kids by the dog or cat's name...LoL
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

July 8, 2009
7:45 AM

Post #6792123

I used to have a dog that answered to Puss Puss...
I wanted a kitten & got this instead

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

July 8, 2009
7:48 AM

Post #6792124

he grew a bit...

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 8, 2009
10:49 AM

Post #6792290

I once called the dog by my daughter's name... "Stacey's in the trash again!" She was very insulted!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 9, 2009
2:03 AM

Post #6795805

OMG! The gorgeous things growing on here.


Why does that comment "my banana is bloming make me wanna roll on the floor!! LOL!


I wanna see the fruits of that nanner! Nanner nanner nanner!! LOL! Mork!


Liatris comes also in white! I think therre are 2 shades of lavender, but then that may depend on the ph in the soil, dunno on that for sure though

Speaking of PH, my endless summer hydrangea cutting made a pank bloom. The mother plant has a second blossum coming and cant wait to see it!! Whooo Hoo!

That yellow daylily looks like one I have, but then i am only guess in it could be like one I have. It is hard to say without all the particulars in heigh, size of bloom etc!


I have tons of new pics to add here on the daylilies.. but I am soo short on time for the next several days..

Well, everyone have a great weekend, see ya soon like early next week...







Pooof,




aw jeez, its happinging again.. where'd I go?
yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 9, 2009
2:44 AM

Post #6796010

Blossom,

Well, I'd guess it is because you are picturing a banana blooming in the fruitbowl! But I meant banana as in banana plant. And yes there are tiny bananas but even when larger they will not be the edible kind. At least not by us humans! I will post a pic of the bananas when I can get out to take one. Not sure if I will go outside tomorrow or not. If it is over 100 I won't!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 9, 2009
1:34 PM

Post #6797218

Rolling on the floor still...ay caraaraaaambaaaah!!! hot banans!

Dont bake yer cookies out there in that oppression ok yardQ!!

Well, today I have drizzle. A wee bit of releive and would have been goood sleeping last night had I been able to fall asleep.

Had writers binge. Was up to 3am composing.

Anyway, Hey dalfyre, lovely dog there. Ours kinda goes by the name of NONO BAD DOG...

My parents used to call me by my brothers name... I think that is why I now have a complex. And yeah, its a congenital fault! Worst thing about getting called by the wrong name, you begin to come to it!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 9, 2009
2:32 PM

Post #6797414

LoL I know what you mean Lily!!
My name is the same as my Mums!!!! so Dad says ' Teresa' and I say yes Dad and he says, not you your MUM!!!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 10, 2009
3:27 AM

Post #6800360

LOL!

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

July 10, 2009
10:56 AM

Post #6800986

lol - at least your parents spelled it right ;)
Do you find many people put an 'h' in to make it Theresa?
If I had a dollar for every time that extra letter crept in...
My hubby has a similar problem, surname is Tod...
yes just one 'd'
even after spelling it out for them people still put the extra d on the end.
Blossom - I have trained my husband to call my current dog 'clever boy good dog' when he needs him to come.
Usually because the dog has something he shouldn't have, like socks, gloves, the remote control...
if we say 'bad dog' it is a huge game & he runs away.
If we praise him he brings us his 'toy' to show off & trade it for a treat.
Took longer to train hubby than the dog but he gets it now:)
Dalfyre (the other Teresa)


BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 10, 2009
11:38 AM

Post #6801082

LOL! My dog I swear is dyslestic!

Instead of asking to go out she says MOM, come qwick, look what I did...



Never fails a tootsie roll every time! LOL

Now if I can just get her to do it outside. soooo frustrating.

Then of course her Daddy does not do diapers...I think they are training me.


soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 10, 2009
3:35 PM

Post #6801989

Teresa - I have the same problem with people wanting to spell my name with one "n". I think it took my boss almost 20 years to get my name right. On the invitation to his retirement party, his wife still had my name as "Diane", instead of Dianne.
Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 10, 2009
7:03 PM

Post #6802983

Dalfyre, if the doggie takes something, just calmly tell him to "come" and say Good!!!! Then give a treat. I only say positive things to my little doggie. Training is super fast because dogs are very smart once they know what we want.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 10, 2009
9:03 PM

Post #6803405

LoL! Thanks Blossom!
Teresa, most people seem to spell it with a 'h' some say Theraysa lol.
Usual jokes.. Tree sa Green, Tree sa Brown!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 11, 2009
12:07 AM

Post #6804142

Oh, our dog is smart alright. She knows what I want but she is playfully spite ful! LOL!

Well, went to the nursery today and acquired a half a dozen newbs... will have to take pics...



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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 11, 2009
12:20 AM

Post #6804187



Shall we start a new thread on the 15th? July part 2..

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 11, 2009
2:10 AM

Post #6804617

I will second that motion...let us know the link mate!!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 11, 2009
2:37 AM

Post #6804748


Is the motion carried? who's taking minutes ... LoL!
yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 11, 2009
2:43 AM

Post #6804772

I vote yea... This is a frightfully long month! It was 102 here today. I am surprised my plants are not dead!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 11, 2009
2:51 AM

Post #6804806


Yikes, that is so hot Yardqueen! Poor you and poor plants, hope it cools down at the weekend for you!
I'd love some of that heat over here, we've gone back to a blanket on the bed LOL!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 11, 2009
2:55 AM

Post #6804819

Yeah!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 11, 2009
1:27 PM

Post #6805823


Hey!!!!! hang on a minute, ... where's my name gone? I wasn't friend of the year for very long was I ? LOL!!!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 12, 2009
2:31 AM

Post #6808696

hmmmm. LOL! Well since all this chatter about how to spell it or who is calling you what...I guess the flying monkeys of OZ decided to begonia with it!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 13, 2009
12:45 AM

Post #6811907

What's in a name LOL, no problem, I have a way of confusing folks LOL!
I have the red and purple monarda Terri. We have a few maters that are small, will be a while before any to harvest.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2009
12:54 AM

Post #6811950

White begonias

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2009
1:52 AM

Post #6812161

Daylily - unknown

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 13, 2009
2:42 AM

Post #6812372

Pretty blooms, Blossom!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

July 13, 2009
6:00 AM

Post #6812904

Sally - you are right, I clicker train my dogs these days.
It works wonders.
One has competed for years & has a title, Companion Dog Excellent.
The Mad Copper dog is the best trained pet in the west.
I have taught him high level work but don't compete anymore.
Just hate to see good mind go to waste.
Now if I could just teach them how to help in the garden...
Chita could have made a career of finding water pipes & digging trenches :)
Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 13, 2009
4:14 PM

Post #6814220

Great about the training! How nice he used to compete. I have to keep thinking of new things to keep my little Shih Tzu learning. She loves to learn new things.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2009
4:17 PM

Post #6814233

Thanks Sally!

This one looks like the 4th of July! LOL!



KA_BOOM!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 13, 2009
4:44 PM

Post #6814360

Wow it sure does with that back lighting blossom. Great shot and such a nice deep blue sky.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2009
4:57 PM

Post #6814406

Thanks, it really was a perfect day.

This is COY, a new daylily I got from my daylily guru!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2009
4:59 PM

Post #6814417

Stargazers...ribbet!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2009
5:42 PM

Post #6814603

Wild primrose

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2009
5:57 PM

Post #6814639

This is also from my daylily guru - its called PINK POUF

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2009
6:04 PM

Post #6814659

Stargazer again!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2009
6:19 PM

Post #6814719

White four oclock

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2009
6:24 PM

Post #6814730

Red 4 oclock

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2009
6:40 PM

Post #6814784

From a friend...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2009
7:03 PM

Post #6814887

Pretty orange from same friend

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2009
7:36 PM

Post #6814987

melon daylily.. not sure on name...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2009
7:39 PM

Post #6814999

Endless Summer hydrangea.. this is a cutting from my blue one
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2009
7:42 PM

Post #6815029

oops, forgot the pic... hmmm come to think on this, maybe not, but here it is again if I didnt!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2009
8:04 PM

Post #6815110

Looks like milk chocolate...!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2009
8:19 PM

Post #6815163

Me bloomers! LOL!

This is a path to my greenhouse.. the big thing on the right on the arbor is my wisteria, it still has a few bloomers yet. And also has seed beans!

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 13, 2009
8:26 PM

Post #6815209

More wonderful pictures. I can spend my hot summer looking.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 13, 2009
10:34 PM

Post #6815752


Lovely flowers Blossom, the pathway to the greenhouse looks very tidy! lol.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 14, 2009
2:09 AM

Post #6816511

Thanks guys...

Needs mowing... been dong that all day.. just need to scurry down that path. Got about 1/3 of the nursery mowed. Derned grass was a foot tall. Gonna spend half the day raking.

Green peppers.. they got peppers too!

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

July 14, 2009
3:11 AM

Post #6816811

Blossom that pathway looks so inviting, I love the colours.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 14, 2009
3:57 AM

Post #6816991

Thanks, its a bit of a domestic wildflower patch for shure! That pic could be better... I am still using that pithy lil camera...maybe in a week or so I am gonna upgrade that thing. Then my server has been down and up and down with tower trouble. Quite annoying and been going on for weeks now. I do wish they would fix the prob already.. Kinda puts a delay in a backlog schedule already!. sigh!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 14, 2009
11:32 AM

Post #6817456

Here is Coy, its a newb from my guru

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 14, 2009
3:47 PM

Post #6818194

#52 from my guru

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 14, 2009
3:58 PM

Post #6818240

Cute lil pink daylily that was in my seedling plot

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 14, 2009
4:03 PM

Post #6818256

The double orange flowered ditch lily!

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 14, 2009
4:08 PM

Post #6818278

You have a LOT of Daylilies! They are wonderful! I love pink ones!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 14, 2009
4:10 PM

Post #6818285

Daylily beds on our lane

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 14, 2009
4:11 PM

Post #6818289

That is wonderful. A sight I see I am sure!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 14, 2009
4:23 PM

Post #6818332

Sally, shooooosh!! I keep telling the hub, I only have a few...so dont tell him I got a lot! hehehehe! We have been collecting for years. at least 20 years!


Heres a better veiw of the lane

None of the beds are finished. EVERY year I have to redo or add on or move stuff.

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 14, 2009
4:33 PM

Post #6818366

Oh, I won't tell him. ha. It is stunning and lasts forever.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 14, 2009
4:38 PM

Post #6818382

Well, I best get out there and do some work... I have manure to hual to the back forty and spread, then raking to do, then more mowing. If I get some time later, maybe I will do a little weeding, watering and take some time to smell the ...daylilies... ...zzzzzz.!



POOF!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 15, 2009
12:42 AM

Post #6820231

MAGIC QUEST!

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 15, 2009
2:29 AM

Post #6820755

Love that one. Wish they lasted longer, don't you?
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 15, 2009
1:37 PM

Post #6821932

I sure do!

Well, guys its the 15th of July, time to give this part of July the boot!

Whose got the new link?

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 15, 2009
2:33 PM

Post #6822125


http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1014984/ The link to July part 2 in the garden.

Thanks everyone, fantastic flowers this month!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 15, 2009
5:06 PM

Post #6822893

Wow BB, what lovely places to stroll, you have the best paths to somewhere with fabulous views along the way!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 15, 2009
5:33 PM

Post #6823012

~~blush~~
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 15, 2009
10:03 PM

Post #6823988

Blossom - before we leave this thread, I also want to add my "How in the world do you manage to keep up with everything" comment. Hundreds and hundreds of daylilies, not to mention all the other plants that you have. I normally pot up 1 or 2 of a particular plant, but you pot up 50 or more. Hats off to you!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 16, 2009
3:46 PM

Post #6826532

LOL! same way I keep up with the weeds...I DONT!!

. some days ya gotta take the good with the bad and that aint easy! Like the hub says, "Just once, AND I MEAN ONCE, I would like to see this garden weed free and looking good from stem to stern"...

Its a chronic work in the midst. er is that mist... I dont know anymore.. I do this in my sleep and while i am awake I am afraid!

Ya know, I have thought about this for a minute.. and that would be to adopt out portions of the garden, a sort of "bed and weedfest" type of thing. Have people come from near and far. They could pay me to thin the beds out.. they could take some of my excess... and if they did not need all that, ya know, they could just pot up the flowers that are too thick that they dont want from their part of adoption and leave them here for someone else..., They could bribe me with daylilies I dont have or bring in some other plants or garden supplies I do not have and well, have fun digging. We could trade garden stuff,chat garden stuff and just do all sorts of garden stuff, but ya know, its not something everyone likes, and ya can get a back ache jest thinking about doing this sort of thing... I dont even think it would float.

I mean, c'mon now, who on Gods green earth would want to come to ol' Blossoms weed patch and do a sort of thing like that? I would hate to send anyone home with a back ache ya know... That would be terrible. Then no less to have them pay to adopt a part of it.?...Nah, dont think there is anyone too game for that, I mean seriously... so well anyway, so much for thinking about that for a minute... but anyway,
Hmmm... well, I dont know. I dont think anyone at all would be game on that.

So, keep yer hat on soils, this lil old weed patch taint much to write home about. Its just a hobby gone wild along with a few good flowers and a plot of weeds.


(__)?


And anyone volunteering for that sorta thing, well you just gotta be a glutton for punishment ya know! So no one here tell me, you would do this sorta kinda thing now ya hear! If ya do it would be too tempting for me to start a new thread called Gardening Mass-o-kissers or some lame thing like that and well, you know Dave, how he just hates to see people going off the deep end and garden and that sort of rot.

Opening the Desperate cafe was a tough one as it was! LOL!

Well cheers soils... (__)? And thanks for apprecaiting the mess and all that stuff! See ya around eh!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 11, 2009
6:15 PM

Post #6935086

Here is a link to my video of July gardens.

Just click on view slideshow if you are interested.

http://haigh.phanfare.com/4149635

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 11, 2009
11:15 PM

Post #6936090


Thanks for the link Candee, I'll save it to look through in the winter months! It will cheer me up when it's cold and dark ouside LOL!

Maybe we should have a thread in January with our memories of summer favourites? !
Pictures everyday .. LOL! and arrangements???
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 11, 2009
11:31 PM

Post #6936154

LOL! I never got alllll the daylilies that bloomed this month here! I think I am going to try to make a thumbnail layout and do a scrap book this winter... yeah like right, I got time!! LOL! Owell, its an idea and I willl try to give it a whirl right after I update my trade list.. oh joy!






ribbet
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 12, 2009
5:00 AM

Post #6937323

Candee - I took a quick glance. LOVELY garden and such a wide variety of flowers! So nice to have all that space, and you have planned it out so nicely. Like that grouping of black containers. And your asiatic, tiger, and oriental lilies - they are all so beautiful.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 12, 2009
1:09 PM

Post #6937903

Thanks Dianne. I do have a lot of variety and I tell you I have dug up and replaced more than I even remember. I go back sometimes and look at garden photos from 01 and such and think now what happened to that lol?
Just last evening I was lookin at some photos from spring 08 and realized that this year I didn't have a single fritillaria this spring.

Like the idea of having a winter series to keep us warm and fuzzy during the snowstorms.
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 14, 2009
9:27 AM

Post #6944848

You can visit us down under & look at our pretty spring & summer flowers when it is winter for you:)
I have daffodils just starting to open - and the weather is awful again...
typical!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 14, 2009
11:30 AM

Post #6945039

Shes after me with those daffs!! I am in love with those! Oh take me down under!! Take me away!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 16, 2009
4:28 AM

Post #6951973

here we go...

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 16, 2009
4:29 AM

Post #6951975

another variety

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 17, 2009
12:03 AM

Post #6954418

dalfyre, are these blooming now in August? cuz we are in the July thread!! LOL!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 17, 2009
11:16 AM

Post #6955697

oh dear so we are...
oops!
Lets do the time warp again...

meant to be posted in the August thread.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 17, 2009
4:25 PM

Post #6956850

ok, abracadadal, heydiddle fiddle, the daffodils are going to august!! Hehehe!

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