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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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?
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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...
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!
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.
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!
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
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!
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!
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)
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.
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.
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 :)
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!
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.!
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!
. 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!
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!
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.
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.