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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 3, 2009
5:16 AM

Post #6900477

Can't believe that summer is almost over. Happy August everyone. Please post your August flowers and other garden treasures here. Below are some blossoms from my Meyers lemon tree. There was a flush of blooms in the spring, then sporadic ones since then.

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 3, 2009
5:20 AM

Post #6900493

The blossoms give off a wonderful fragrance. With the different blooming times, I get lemons that are very young.

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 3, 2009
5:22 AM

Post #6900503

Along with lemons that are ready for the picking. If you look closely, you can see that the snails, slugs, or some other critters have make been eating the skin. I normally can find a few lemons almost year round.

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
5:39 AM

Post #6900550

B.'Solid Gold'

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
5:40 AM

Post #6900557

another view

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
5:41 AM

Post #6900559

Soils, Zone envy here with your lemons! They look really good!
yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
5:42 AM

Post #6900563

My Bougainvillea is finally starting to bloom...

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
5:46 AM

Post #6900567

well, here is the Mexican Petunia that was over 7 ft tall. It is now on the ground but still putting out growth and blooms. The heavy rains we had waterlogged the blooms and down it went.

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
5:47 AM

Post #6900571

It won't be coming back up either. It Broke! That is why I am surprised it is still blooming... I guess it's like a Timex...

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
5:49 AM

Post #6900573

Some more brug blooms... Three different pinks, but they look pretty much alike...

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
5:50 AM

Post #6900575

Closer

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
5:54 AM

Post #6900581

Close up

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
5:57 AM

Post #6900583

Lonely Dahlia. It is just not doing much this year.

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
5:58 AM

Post #6900584

A few Zinnias

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
6:00 AM

Post #6900587

very bright one, trying to hide

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
6:00 AM

Post #6900588

I have not had a white zinnia before...

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
6:03 AM

Post #6900590

Texas Sage

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
6:05 AM

Post #6900591

Another brug in the back 40

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
6:09 AM

Post #6900595

Salvia 'Blue Bedder'

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
6:09 AM

Post #6900596

Rudbeckia

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
6:24 AM

Post #6900606

Bloom on Clitoria vine that I did no know I had.

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
6:25 AM

Post #6900607

Butterfly bush and butter daisy

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
6:26 AM

Post #6900608

last of my phlox

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
6:27 AM

Post #6900610

The pink Texas Bluebells are still doing good

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
6:28 AM

Post #6900611

As are the caladiums and impatiens

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
6:32 AM

Post #6900616

But my butterfly bed is not doing too well...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 3, 2009
10:45 AM

Post #6900767

Oh soils, seems with summer waining some of the best blooms are gone, but here we still have quite a few. I cant beleive I got a little asperagus from the bed I just mowed off that had all looked to have gone to seed!

And my rudbeckias.. oh my, stunning and still going strong as we head into our heat and dry time of the year.

And of course, many of my daylilies are still going great guns!

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
10:54 AM

Post #6900781

Blossom,

Lovely asparagus and rudbeckia also!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 3, 2009
11:05 AM

Post #6900798

August is the last month of winter for us down under...
still getting frosts but some really bright sunny days make it nice.
Daffs won't be far away, the Tazetta narcissus are blooming, those that I left or missed in my clean up of their over crowded bed.

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 3, 2009
11:07 AM

Post #6900803

my noid iris is doing well.
I have two clumps that are repeat flowering.

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 3, 2009
11:09 AM

Post #6900810

my hellebore is lasting well, I took this pic 'blind' so am pleased it is in focus.
My hellebore is a little shy & hanging it's head - I wasn't about to lie on the frosty ground to get a pic so just pointed the camera up & hoped for the best.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 3, 2009
12:27 PM

Post #6900991

Look at all these beauties in August. So nice to be looking forward to spring dalfyre, just about the time we will all be posting snow shovels !

yardqueen your caladiums look so healthy and happy, mine always are a bit eaten and dirty looking.

Oh a lemon tree must be very pretty - wait, is that a song???

Hey BB how long will your daylilies continue to bloom, mine are likely to soon be finished.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 3, 2009
1:06 PM

Post #6901097

Yardqueen, I just adore those bluebells, I wish I could grow them on my pprairie! I cant beleive we got asperagus now! Usually its too late!

Dalfyre, oh,my, daffs, my other heart throb. It will be April before I see them here again!. That Iris is gorgeous. GIMME!!!

Ihave not tried hellebores... Dont think they would survive my floods or the soil.

I would love to do caladiums, but will have to do them in pots!

As for the daylilies, I have some that go until October and some will even rebloom. I have started to mow some of the beds to add woodchips to them and clean them up. Next year we are going after the grass in these beds, I cannot take it any more. Between the grass and the raspberries.. UGH! They make a mess of the beds.

I have some water plants now that I will be adding to the Whats in your bog thread at this link.. you can see them there later today, well, that is if I get to them. I have a busy day ahead!

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/989396/
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 3, 2009
1:55 PM

Post #6901290


Thanks for the new August thread Dianne. Lovely lemons, It must smell great it your garden!
Yardequeen your garden is still packed with colour and looks beautiful. Love the Bouganvillia, Thanks!
Dalfyre, nice to see your spring flowers are starting, what pretty Hellebore colour.
Blossom, that Asparagus looks delicious, enjoy your dinner!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 3, 2009
3:20 PM

Post #6901617

Oh yes I meant to ask BB if you put hollandaise on your asparagus? It is really good like that over toast, yum!
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 3, 2009
4:24 PM

Post #6901864

Hi everyone! Nice August pictures! I'll need to get out there and take some more pics, A new dahlia opened today and the bloom is rectangular! Very unique!

Anyways, I got to go but I'll be back later!
Steven
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 3, 2009
4:58 PM

Post #6902018

Dont do hollandaise.. we do velveta cheese! Its excellent on the asperagus...of take a canned spray cheese (Yellow) and put that in it!

Thos brugs are gorgeous. Are they hard to do? That is another one I have not tried.

I am a glutton for ZINNIAS, but this year I had absolutely ZERO! LOL!
yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
5:25 PM

Post #6902116

BB,

Thank you! They do take a lot of water and feeding. I don't feed mine as much as I should (once a week!). They need to be wawtched for pests (mostly spider mites) But they do good for me. I have 75 in pots and at least that many more in the ground. A lot of the ones in the ground are small. I am going to dig them up this fall and either pot them or get rid of them. I do not intend to keep them in the ground anymore.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 3, 2009
6:24 PM

Post #6902371

Oh Steven, I gotta see that???
Cheesy sounds good BB - I know how much I like it on broccoli and cauli!
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 3, 2009
6:40 PM

Post #6902443

I just came in from snapping pix so first is the rectangular dahlia!

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just have to load it on the computer...one sec...


err, I don't get it! It looks so "normal" in the pic! I think it's curving it's petals back to hide the fact that it's slightly deformed...

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 3, 2009
6:41 PM

Post #6902450

Marine Heliotrope, this is my first year SUCESSFULLY growing this from seed!

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 3, 2009
6:42 PM

Post #6902458

Cracker Jack marigold for Sally, no clue if we have a tennis ball for comparison so I used the bottom of a coffee cup.

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 3, 2009
6:47 PM

Post #6902476

Scherizade Oriental Lily...ok let me check the spellin on that...

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...

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ok, it's actualy spelt 'Scheherazade', like I'm actualy supposed to remember that! But it is none the less pretty just the same. Just started opening this morning.

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 3, 2009
6:47 PM

Post #6902479

Mini Rose from the supermarket, this flower is past it's prime


edited so the post makes sense

This message was edited Aug 3, 2009 1:53 PM

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 3, 2009
6:48 PM

Post #6902483

Snapdragons from dollar store seeds...and guess what? They're FRAGRANT!

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 3, 2009
6:49 PM

Post #6902489

It's a light fruity aroma

this one is streaked!

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 3, 2009
6:50 PM

Post #6902494

Zinnia


I really like your's Yardqueen! Most of mine reverted to single...

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 3, 2009
6:56 PM

Post #6902510

Blossom, velveta is good! Hollandaise is too much work! I only bake cookies and cake cuz I can't be bothered to wait for breads to rise.


Standard Scented Geranium, after having it for 3 years I finally realize it's a water guzzler...and thats why it never looked good before! It's even starting to bloom!

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 3, 2009
9:30 PM

Post #6903138

who would a thunk a geranium was a water hog...?
always associated them with dry gardens.
MMM - sparrow grass & hollandaise sauce, yum!
we don't have Velveeta here in NZ.
I know kind of what it is through nice internet friends telling me about it.
Years ago went to a book sale with my ex & he bought a Velveeta cookbook...
little did he realise it was totally useless without the Velveeta!
That was one book I didn't mind leaving behind when I moved on.
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 3, 2009
10:15 PM

Post #6903282

Ya, that geranium always looked kind of rough until we got a buch of rain this year and it's been constantly watered. It's never looked better!
It didn't know there was a velveeta cookbook, I have to say I don't like it that much but it's good on pasta or with an egg.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 4, 2009
12:01 AM

Post #6903672


Beautiful flowers Steven!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 4, 2009
5:27 PM

Post #6906384

Gorgeous flowers Steven!!

American cheese works good or that cheese you put on crackers that comes in a spray can for the asperagus! Yummy


Right now I an enjoying a bowl of quartered tomatoes with Western salad dressing and parmasan cheese! OMG! YUMMMY!

Holy cows that marigold is huge!
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 4, 2009
6:56 PM

Post #6906676

Thanks Terri and Blossom!

I've never had cheese from a spray can...is it like whipping cream in a can...except it's cheese???
Thanks for the compliment on the marigold! I know I already said this but I got the seeds for the dollarstore! For 50cents! I've found my dollar store seeds grew better then some of the seeds I bought from T&M!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 4, 2009
9:55 PM

Post #6907357

LOL! 50c! Good deal!! I got dime size marigolds! Guess I ought to shoot them and post them here!

Yaaaeh SW, I think its called like Cheese Whiz or some derned thing like that! Its a yellow cheese, also comes as a spread and is soft. You just mix it in the asparrowgus and heat in the micronuker for a few minutes and whaLAH!
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 4, 2009
10:15 PM

Post #6907433

Oh yes, I'd love to see your marigolds! I've got some little yellow ones called 'Disco'.

I'll have to keep an eye open for the spray-on cheese whiz. Have you ever had Nutella? A friend of mine loves it but I've never tried the stuff myself.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 5, 2009
2:01 AM

Post #6908395

Nope, dont know what nutella is!

Anyway heres a novelty for you, its called rattlesnake master.. not exactly a raging beauty in the garden, but on the prairier here where it grows, makes for great dried floral material later!

Here is one of our colonies of it!

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 5, 2009
5:39 AM

Post #6909200

Nutella is really popular in Europe. I have tried it, and it is a nice change from peanut butter. But, I don't use spreads much so rarely buy it.
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 5, 2009
7:55 AM

Post #6909311

my Hubby likes Nutella on toast for breakfast - I love chocolate but just can't get my head round having it on bread.
I think I would rather have my chocolate & hazelnut in a slab not a spread.
cheers - Dalfyre
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 5, 2009
12:43 PM

Post #6909676

I have never heard of nutella, now is it chocolate or peanut butter?
Never have used cheese spread either, guess I am really outta the loop or loopy!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 5, 2009
1:47 PM

Post #6909849


We've got an empty jar here, Katie likes it! Nutella is a smooth chocolate and hazelnut spread.
Now that she has her braces on she can't eat hard chocolate.
Those spray cheeses are plastic junk food I think... yuk!

Hibiscus is flowering!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 5, 2009
1:50 PM

Post #6909862


Solidago and daisies..

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 5, 2009
2:02 PM

Post #6909901

Your hibiscus looks a lot like what I call my rose of sharon only mine is double. Lovely as well that you still have daisies!
I thank you for the nutell information, not sure I am much for a chocolate spread.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 5, 2009
2:11 PM

Post #6909944


I was thinking that Candee, when I saw yours, maybe the wrong label was in mine when I bought it? LOL
The flowers are quite small compared to everyone elses's Hibiscus!!!

I'm not keen on the chocolate spread either, tooo sickly!!!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 5, 2009
2:14 PM

Post #6909958

Sounds yukky!
My hibiscus are huge and they have those long stamins, I think you got a rose of sharon there although I think the names are interchangeable. I googled "rose of sharon hibiscus" and a flower just like yours showed up on the results.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 5, 2009
2:19 PM

Post #6909983


So thats what it is! I probably just read Hibiscus ... and thought, gotta have it... LOL
Thanks for the information !!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 5, 2009
5:20 PM

Post #6910682

LOL I will take my chocolate on a spoon, I will take it how I can get it...I am a choco-holic, that I am!

Marilgolds huh...brother, can ya spare a dime!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 5, 2009
5:23 PM

Post #6910699


LoL! Hi Blossom, we won't be calling you Marie then?
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 5, 2009
5:26 PM

Post #6910710

Now those are some tiny marigolds. Very pretty.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 5, 2009
5:37 PM

Post #6910739

Garnished chocolatemint!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 5, 2009
5:51 PM

Post #6910784

Another ten center but in orange!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 5, 2009
5:57 PM

Post #6910805

Guess I better take that chocolatemint down to Herbs!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 5, 2009
10:09 PM

Post #6911691


Your garnished chocolatemint looks great Blossom!
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 5, 2009
10:37 PM

Post #6911784

Blossom, I like your Marigolds! And I have the same choco-mint! Mmm Mmm, it smells so good! Except mines planted with something called 'Zulu Warrior'...a blue daisy! Hopefully it makes seeds :D


Terri, I like your dasies although I'm not sure I'm quite ready to see goldenrod blooming!
Your Rose of Sharon is nice too and is ahead of mine! It's also known as Hibiscus syriacus. I'm guessing the one Candee has is probably Hibiscus moscheutos :)


I'm going to have to try Nutella now...I'll go visit my friend and ask for a sandwhich!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 6, 2009
11:31 AM

Post #6913510

BB you shouldn't have any problem. My chocolatemint started to spread way beyond its desirability. I should have met you before I pulled it all out and got rid of it, you would have been in choco heaven!
Steven, let me know what you think of the Nutella, somehow a choc. nutty sandwich about turns my stomach!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 6, 2009
2:13 PM

Post #6913962

Well, thanks haighr, its the thought that counts!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 6, 2009
2:14 PM

Post #6913968

Thanks Steven, I don't seem to have many dasies this year, don't know where they went?!!
I have chocolate cosmos perennial, it's at my Mums!! I bought it when I was there but forgot to bring it home with me.
It smells like choclate and the flowers are chocolate coloured too.
Nuttella is nice as a topping on fairy cakes or used as a filling in a sponge cake it's lovely!
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 6, 2009
6:14 PM

Post #6914919

Oooo, I've smelled choco cosmos before and it's great but not perennial here. Make sure you get it in your garden...maybe by the door so you can smell it!

BTW, whats a fairy cake? Cake is a favorite food of mine :)
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 6, 2009
6:15 PM

Post #6914921

This just opened today. It's a "Fireworks" Dahlia from T&M

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 6, 2009
6:16 PM

Post #6914924

Here's some Four 'O' Clocks

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 6, 2009
6:16 PM

Post #6914928

Coreopsis...don't remember the name though...something to do with outer space.

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 6, 2009
6:17 PM

Post #6914929

Sundown Coneflower

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 6, 2009
8:41 PM

Post #6915479

Verrry nice Steven!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 6, 2009
8:54 PM

Post #6915524

OOOOOOhh I like that Fireworks Dahlia! Thanks for the flower pics today Steven!
Fairy cakes!! I think you call them cup cakes?

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 7, 2009
12:11 AM

Post #6916255


It was raining quite heavy here today, I ran out to take a pic of my roses and cut them before all the petals were gone!

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 7, 2009
1:27 AM

Post #6916546

Thanks Terri! That's the first fireworks bloom! Next year I want to grow a bunch of them either in the raised bed we're going to build or in a container. Apparently they come in a bunch of different colours!

Ya, those look like cup cakes, but fairy cakes sounds pretty good too! BTW, your fairy cakes make mine look awful!

Your roses look really good too! All my roses are small flowered and I hope to get some like yours with bigger blooms!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 7, 2009
2:10 PM

Post #6918247

Chelone!

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 8, 2009
2:35 AM

Post #6921064

NicE! It sort of looks like lamium
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 8, 2009
10:20 AM

Post #6921770

Aussies have something called fairy bread eaten at all good kiddies parties - and a few grown ups are known to indulge as well ;)
It is white bread, crusts removed, buttered & sprinkled with hundreds & thousands.
I always thought it was horrible...
they used to have it at birthday parties in NZ as well - but not PC to serve it now.
I have fond memories of our version of fairy cakes.
A delicate sponge cup cake, top cut off to make wings set into the topping of fresh jam & cream.
These are also called butterfly cakes in some places.

cheers - Dalfyre
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 8, 2009
11:44 PM

Post #6924099

Mmm, fairy bread sounds good too! What are "hundreds and thousands"?

Your sponge fairly cakes sound amazing! Do you just use store jame or homemade?
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 9, 2009
9:46 AM

Post #6925250

hundreds & thousands are tiny multi coloured sprinkles...
often used for cup cake topping.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonpareils

I think most people would use whatever jam is at hand for the fairy cakes...
I have never made them but my father had a girlfriend that made the nicest ones.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cupcake

http://www.notquitenigella.com/2008/02/21/lamington-angel-cupcakes-from-womens-weekly-cupcakes/
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 10, 2009
3:18 PM

Post #6930051


Pretty Chelone Blossom, don't think I've heard of that.


Yardqueen, your sunflower is the tallest one so far! It has a bud now.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 10, 2009
5:36 PM

Post #6930636

Lovin that dahlia Steven, will have to keep and eye out for one of those.
lol dalfyre, I was going to ask why grownups would not like a sandwich covered with hundred and thousands (of dollars) lol, I was about to ask for a sandwich lol!
I never heard of the chelone either BB, do you have a pic of the whole plant, must go look it up.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 11, 2009
1:15 AM

Post #6932396

Chelone is also called turtlehead! It is nice and tall and makes a nice colony in the right spot!

Right now I cant post any pics... grrr. they are hung up in the system taking their sweet time getting to my PC. I swear there are issues with the derned satellites. Grrrr.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 11, 2009
1:23 AM

Post #6932437


At least there isn't two teenagers on the computer all the time at your house Blossom!
I'm lucky to get a look in when they are around and everyone wonders why I'm up so late... LoL!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 11, 2009
1:30 AM

Post #6932484

Trade ya for the teenagers.. I could boot them out of the house.. what ever is messing with my pics stopping them fom getting to the PC is really irritating me. I am gonna have to crab at the phone company again. It has been over 8 hours since I took them and they have not arrived., Grrrrrrrrrr. I know dial up is slow, but this is ridiculous.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 11, 2009
1:36 AM

Post #6932518

not the pics I was waiting for... but anyway, here is a splish splas 4 oclock

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 11, 2009
1:38 AM

Post #6932538

Another 4 oclock...yellow

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 11, 2009
1:43 AM

Post #6932563

And another splish splash -

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 11, 2009
1:47 AM

Post #6932589

pink cleome

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 11, 2009
1:51 AM

Post #6932613

White cleome

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 11, 2009
1:59 AM

Post #6932659

Some of the tomato baskets

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 11, 2009
2:04 AM

Post #6932677

a lonely pumpkin

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 11, 2009
2:09 AM

Post #6932702

sedum matrona mamma

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 11, 2009
8:23 AM

Post #6933566

well it had to be done but I am sad...
my Lace bark has gone.
I had it chopped down, better now before it got any bigger.
I loved that tree, it was just an all round winner - foliage, form & stunning flowers with a honey scent.
And it was either self sown or some plonker planted it it the most inappropriate spot.
Hard up against the fence where it would have eventually crowded my neighbours house & it was already shedding leaves into their guttering.

I do have a seedling from it - & if I can nurture it along will plant it in a better spot so I can once more enjoy it's loveliness.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 11, 2009
11:26 AM

Post #6933734

Pretty colors in our 4 oclocks BB.
dalfrye, that is a lovely plant sorry you had to get rid of it. I hope your seedling thrives.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 11, 2009
3:39 PM

Post #6934415

Thanks Haighr, I have been very pleased with the 4 oclocks! It is the first time I grew them, but remember a neighbor that had them and as a kid, we would wait for them to open and close! Mine are going to seed right now. They are in a huge pot, but I suspect I will have many volunteers next season to dig and moove! I never dreamed they would make for such a nice container pot. I planted them in a pot as a fluck and decidded they looked good there and shure nuff! Im pleased!

Dalfyre, too bad about your big tree, but maybe the baby will do just as good in a better spot!
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 11, 2009
7:08 PM

Post #6935256

dalfyre, that fairybread looks delicious!!! I seem to like sweet things like that that gross other people out :) I have some "hundreds and thousands" that starshaped...I always just called them sprinkles. I'm going to go make some fairy bread once the kitchen is empty...I'm not going to let anyone catch me putting butter and sprinkles on bread!
And your Lacebark is beautiful!

Blossom, love you four-o-clocks! After frost you can lift the roots like dahlias and store them for the winter. That way you get much bigger plants faster next year!

Candee, thank-you! I got the seed for the dahlia from Thompson and Morgan. They're really easy to grow!



Here's my four-o-clock grown from dollar store seed!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 11, 2009
11:20 PM

Post #6936115

LOL! Aint no way am I lifting them 4clocks! But that is a thought! I am going to have tons of seed and volunteers I am sure. The derned things will be like fairy sprinkles in the garden!! LOL! I think I am just gonna have to fnd a permanant spot so those clocks can go tic toc!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 11, 2009
11:44 PM

Post #6936218

Steven, you started that dahlia from seed??? How long did that take to mature?
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 12, 2009
2:28 AM

Post #6936861

Haighr...I tried dahlias from seed... took a long time to get good size tubers to lift... least 2 years. The first year they were teeny!

SW, I will have to take a pic of that 4clock again for you tomorra! They are in a huge pot and I may have put only about a dozen seeds in it and it is monsterous! Maybe I could just try to store them in that pot for the winter and see if they grow back... I am very pleased with them coming from seed and this being their first year. I think though they are a bienail? LOL! (SP!)

I need more HUGE pots!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 12, 2009
6:48 AM

Post #6937450

my Mum visited after the tree was cut down & brought me something to cheer me up...
a hand knitted jersey for my elderly dally.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 12, 2009
1:13 PM

Post #6937915

What a pleasant surprise gift for your pup dalfyre, bet he needs that this time of year in your neck of the woods.
Steven, I would have thought even longer for a seed to become a tuber and produce so I am pleasantly surprised.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 12, 2009
2:04 PM

Post #6938072

Awwwww! that would cheer anyone up! SO pretty in pink!

Here you go too. You and SW have to share this!

The multicolored plant in the center is the 4clock. It is about 4 foot tall! It has some dusty miller in the pot with it too. The two pots in front of it have petunias and gomphrena in them. The hanging baskets above the 4clock are chocolate mint in one and the varigated ginger in the other.

The wheel is a wheelbarrow and you can see a touch of alyssum in it.

The other baskets that are white have more petunias and lobelia.

To the left and behind the last white haning pot is the tomato patch. Above it you will see a green hanging basket and that is a cherry tomato in it as do the baskets that are to the right by what looks like its under an umbrella. At the base of the umbrella are some of my green peppers in pots.

To the left of the petunias in red pots are some daylilystarts in black pots. I think there is a hosta peaking out to the right of the pic!


Well behind all this is a sitting area and more flowers!

Welcome to our little "viranda"! Have (_)? and relax! Or as terri and the geek are know to say... chillax!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 12, 2009
3:27 PM

Post #6938421

Now that's lush and I love that wagon? buggy? it is really nice.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 12, 2009
4:32 PM

Post #6938628

better veiw!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 12, 2009
4:38 PM

Post #6938646

Here, moved the wheelbarro for ya! The hanging basket above it is creeping Jenny.. terri said to try it so I did!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 12, 2009
5:26 PM

Post #6938844

turtlehead colony

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 13, 2009
1:39 AM

Post #6940524

Candee, I started the dahlia seeds back in feb/march but I didn't repot them or anything so they were pretty small and runty when I took them outside. The 'fireworks' ones are just starting to bloom, but I think they would flower much earlier if had had grown them on properly when they were young. The other dahlias I started are the 'bishops children' and they have almost black foliage and have been in bloom for a couple weeks now. They have very vivid coloured blooms. I would recommend them, they grow quite fast!

Blossom, very nice garden! I love your 4-o-clocks! Hows your chcoclate mint? I made tea out of it the other day and it was delicious! 3 sprigs to a mug of boiling water! YUM!

dalfyre, cute doggy sweater! I've always wanted to knit. It would be so useful!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 13, 2009
2:18 AM

Post #6940678

SW, gonna have ta try doing the tea thing! Three sprigs huh?!!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 13, 2009
12:32 PM

Post #6941707

I'd like to see those bishops children Steven, sound intriguing.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 13, 2009
2:17 PM

Post #6942056

Well, its not a brug or a datura or a daylily!! Can ya name that tune?!!!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 13, 2009
3:18 PM

Post #6942264

??? some type of hibiscus?
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 13, 2009
3:27 PM

Post #6942308

squash maybe???


Candee, I just took a bunch of pics of the bishops children so you can see



this one was that ugly rectangle one I posted before, but since the plant has matured more so has the bloom! Even the colour changed, it's more red now.

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 13, 2009
3:28 PM

Post #6942312

heres an orange one

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 13, 2009
3:29 PM

Post #6942318

just found this double red this morning! exciting!

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 13, 2009
3:30 PM

Post #6942320

this one's pretty cool, the petals are sort of spoon shaped!

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 13, 2009
3:31 PM

Post #6942324

and this ones another red...it's sort of semi double

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 13, 2009
3:32 PM

Post #6942329

heres something different...a zinnia with a bee! my first time snapping a bee on a bloom!

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 13, 2009
3:33 PM

Post #6942335

I think this lily is called 'black beauty'

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 13, 2009
3:34 PM

Post #6942337

unknown daylily

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 13, 2009
3:34 PM

Post #6942340

not a flower but a 'tiger eye' sumac!

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 13, 2009
3:35 PM

Post #6942344

and lastly cardinal lobelia

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 13, 2009
3:39 PM

Post #6942360

That double red is stunning! You have quite a variety of dahlias much like BB's daylilies.
My lobelia is just beginning to bloom, that is a pretty red. Nice bee shot as well.
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 13, 2009
3:55 PM

Post #6942427

Thanks Candee! I wanted the 'childern' for a long time and finally ordered some seeds this spring. I'm happy with how they turned out...I'm still hoping for a yellow though :)
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 13, 2009
4:27 PM

Post #6942528

Hi haighr, guess we cross posted here! LOL! Morning! Sunny again.. man where is the rain????

Those seed dahlias I tried lasted 2 seasons on me. Partially because I got lazy that second season and said no more lifting...now I am back on a container kick and next year want a ton of glads!! LOL! I go in binges!

This cute pinky is a baby sun rose. Been my favorite newb for the summer this year! Its a sedum and a tremendous performer here for me. I have about 10 hanging baskets full! I am gonna have to try wintering some someplace in the garden and going to also try taking a basket or two indoors The livingroom will love it!! LOL!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 13, 2009
4:47 PM

Post #6942590

LOL! SW you are close, its a pumpkin!

That unknown daylily of yours might be El Desperado. It looks like it, but not knowing the specs on it, I could be only guessing! There are some that look similiar.. but here is my El Desperado!

Nice dals BTW!!

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 15, 2009
9:22 PM

Post #6950329

GUESS WHAT?? I have my first ever Calla Lily bloom coming in the garden!!!!!! It's not quite open yet but as soon as my camera charges I'll get a pic! You will all laugh when you see all the stuff around it to fend off the vole! It's going to be pink :D


Blossom, I like your sunrose, you can bring it inside for the winter. I left it out last year(in a pot) but a couple reseeded in the patio cracks next to the house so I've got a couple more this year and I'm going to bring them in. They really do bloom like mad!
echoes
South of Winnipeg, MB
(Zone 3a)

August 16, 2009
12:23 AM

Post #6950882

Somebody clue me in please. Why is this thread hiding in the cut flower and floral design forum? Most of what you are showing and talking about has nothing to do with cut flowers. I love a thread like this, but would not normally find it because I don't usually come to this forum. There are just soo many forums now.

While I am here, I'll ask a cut flower question. Is there a trick to cutting Echinaceas for the vase? Some seem to wilt right away, even though I put them in water immediately.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 16, 2009
1:54 AM

Post #6951281

Echoes - welcome to this forum~

I can't answer for the rest of the group, but I am thinking that this thread was started a few years ago as an open-end catch all thread for people to showcase what is going on in their gardens, and not limited to cut flowers only. I also noticed that there are similar threads on currently blooming plants in the cottage garden forum, the California garden forum, etc.

I did start a thread last year concentrating on flowers that do double as cut flowers. I started the first in May, followed by a fall and winter series, and then starting anew for 2009.
The first thread is:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/847523/

The fall and winter series is: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/919760/

and then the current one: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1006044/

I don't recall having any problems with echinaceas as cut flowers. I cut some yellow ones for a July arrangement, and I think they lasted almost a week. Maybe certain varieties are not as suitable as others?

The neat thing is that there are people posting from lots of different places, including Australia and New Zealand, and our winter is their summer and vice versa.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 16, 2009
2:13 AM

Post #6951351

Echoes, I think we post here becasue we also cut and/or arrange flowers too! Least as that is why I do it here! Plus the group here is nice and friendly and we like to share things both out of the vase and in the garden! We get a little silly too! So welcome aboard!

Yep, we almost need to mname it the international cut flwoers group thread or some wild thing like that!

I dont have any trouble cutting purple cone flowers and just sticking them in a vase. Usually they hold pretty good. Occassionally they do wilt but perk up pretty good after being in the vase. Mine are a pretty stiff stemmed cone though.
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 16, 2009
4:38 AM

Post #6951984

there is a similar thread in the Aussie forum too, I guess we double up a bit - it is fun to share what is growing on the other side of the world.
We are just heading in to spring...
but it has been very damp this week - my daffs will be here any day now :)

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 16, 2009
7:37 PM

Post #6953599

Hi Brenda! Theres many different sorts of threads here on this forum, some are 'Yard to Vase' and theres another on 'Leaf Manipulation' so this one was started to show off our gardens and plants that we get our cut flower material from.

Please feel free to join in and come over and visit us at The Flower Pot Cafe where we just finished wrapping up a mystery! http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1009158/


By the way everyone, I took a picture of my Calla and am in the process of loading it onto the computer!

Steven
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 16, 2009
8:05 PM

Post #6953681

Grrr...the pics won't load from my camera...it's soooooo slow! I want to show off my Calla!
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 16, 2009
8:19 PM

Post #6953728

...*sigh*...finally! The pics loaded!


Isn't she pretty?

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 16, 2009
11:22 PM

Post #6954234

Dontcha just hat dial up!! LOL!


Lovely calla SW, looks like one I have and soils has one too! LOL!

And yes, SHE IS LOVERLY!!

Loverly, meet bashful!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 17, 2009
1:34 AM

Post #6954772


Beautiful flowers everyone!

Hi echoes, Welcome! We like showing off our gardens when we can. It's also great trying to spot the flowers we know that have been cut and used for arrangements.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 17, 2009
1:47 AM

Post #6954835

good one terri, looks fake! LOL!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 17, 2009
2:14 AM

Post #6954928


Hi Blossom, I rescued the poor sunnies!! they had snapped off, numbers 24 and 25!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 17, 2009
2:17 AM

Post #6954935


Here they were!! no fakes...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 17, 2009
3:18 AM

Post #6955163


My first Gallardia!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 17, 2009
3:19 AM

Post #6955168


Sweetpeas and Sunflowers

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 17, 2009
3:22 AM

Post #6955172


Amaranthus getting big and cosmos coming up.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 17, 2009
11:15 AM

Post #6955696

OoooOOO terri, very pretty! I think next year I want to try sweet peas!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 17, 2009
2:04 PM

Post #6956216

Welcome echos. Can't help you with the echinacea question other than to tell you that I have a number of different ones and some of them do well when cut and others wilt w/n a day.
You should check out some of our other threads here and please show us some of your arrangements. I occasionally post a theme arrangement and we all attempt to arrange accordingly. Would love to have you join in the fun and adventure of arranging and chat.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 17, 2009
2:55 PM

Post #6956442

MOrning Haighr! Hope your having a great day, we got a little rain! YAY! Finallly, now its back on my knees again for weeding.

SW - here is my sorry calla today, its called Garnet Glow.. I need to tidy it up. Hope to divide it later and get a new variety next spring! I was very happy with it! And it too was my first!

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Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 17, 2009
2:56 PM

Post #6956449

I have never tried callas, they are quite pretty. o they last long in arrangements?
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 17, 2009
3:06 PM

Post #6956491

I dont know about lasting long in the arrangements for cut flowers, but they sure did well for me in the pots. The flowers kept coming. I tidied my pot up and it looks too like it has new growth now. I am wondering if it will go dormant and whnen a good time to divide it would be.

My cleomes are doing well. I need to harvest pods off them.

Has anyone heard from GEEK?

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 17, 2009
6:18 PM

Post #6957284

Nice calla Blossom! Yours does look similar to mine, but mines just a noid with no name. It was a discard at a local greenhouse last year because it made no blooms so I picked it up for around 5$!
In the fall I just dig up the bulbs and let them dry then put them in a paper bag with some paper shavings for the winter.

Candee, I've never cut a calla before but I've heard you can insert a wire into the hollow stem so you can bend and curve it.

Terri, Beautiful blooms! I love the amaranthus! I've always wanted to try it...maybe next year. Your sweet peas are really nice too...they make mine look like weeds!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 17, 2009
7:40 PM

Post #6957632


Thanks Blossom, the Sweet peas were slow to get going, but now they need cutting almost everyday!
Beautiful Cleomes, pretty leaves too. I might try growing those next year. Do they last well in a vase and are the stems sturdy?
Thanks Steven, It's the first time I've grown Amaranthus, I'm surprised how big it is. I don't know what to make with it now ..LOL!
Lavender and cornflowers still going!

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 17, 2009
8:35 PM

Post #6957810

In a book I have on cut flowers the guy put some amaranthus in a tall cylindrical basket(the vase was hidden inside) with some large palm leaves and I think some bird of paradise and some other flowers as well. It looked really good and exotic!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 17, 2009
9:41 PM

Post #6958038


I'll try that idea, Thanks Steven!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 18, 2009
2:10 AM

Post #6959094

first of many I hope

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 18, 2009
3:13 AM

Post #6959320

Dalfrye, that is lovely, keep them coming!

Terri, you can hang the amaranthus upsidedown to dry it! It will pook a lot of seeds! Do you dry your lavender? You can hang it upsidedown too. It makes great tied bunches for a country kitchen hanging on a peg hanger! I wish I could dry it and use it in sachets for putting in sweater drawers! Lovely aroma that herb!

Cleomes have a terrible smell. I dont think you would want them in a vase! EEEE-yuk! pe-U!! But they sure are lovely in the garden! Lovely to look at!

For a buck more, SW, I got a noid calla with a name and a bunch of bloomers!! Never tried them cut.LOL! Whats a noid??? LOL!

This is Dominic. Sorry about the blurr... its a pic of last yearas pic since I missed the bloomers this time around.. oops!

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echoes
South of Winnipeg, MB
(Zone 3a)

August 18, 2009
3:25 AM

Post #6959374

Thanks for welcoming me to this forum. It seems funny, after all the years I've been on DG, I don't think anyone ever did that for me before. Of course it took me a few years to venture out of the Canadian Gardening forum.

I pick a vase full of flowers about every week to take to my mother, and sometimes if I get around to it, for myself too. I am outside for so much of the time, I don't see much of the inside. I will try to remember to take a photo next time. I start most of my annuals from seed, and a lot of my perennials too. There is always something to cut in my beds and I keep some sort of cutting garden too.

Thanks for the response on the Echinaceas. I will just put a few extras in the vase and what stays wilted can be removed.

I held my breath for almost 30 minutes the other day when a hail storm passed through. Some Hostas don't look good, but still lots out there that seems none the worse.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 18, 2009
3:56 AM

Post #6959481

Oh man, that is a lovely balloon flower! So sorry about your hail. We are finally getting rain here. Most of my hostas are done blooming although I do have a late bloomer jsut sending up staulks now.. Will have to shoot it for you!

This is Frans Hall. I love this daylily! It crosses well on many of the other ones I have and produces some neato bicolors!

Do show us more of your blooms echo! Keep them coming!

Hey terri... Looks like the Canadians are out numbering the Londoners 2 to one!! LOL!

Do also visit our other furums here. Things can get a tad silly now and again, but just join in the cyber fun and well, think of it as whose line is it anyways.. you get more kicks of laughter that way too!

Well, I am off to the cafe de desperados.. I need to prepare terri a dish of peppers. See you there if you dare!! All are welcome to join us in a rousing round of conversation, acting and fun! And share a cuppa! (_)?

You can share your table arrangements or tidbits of culinary or whatever there or elsewhere on this forum.

After I hit the cafe, I will be back on my knees weeding!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 18, 2009
4:59 AM

Post #6959619


Hi dalfyre, lovely to see your daffs! I don't have any but don't tell Daff nee!! lol.

I have been drying stuff upside down Blossom ... it may come in handy one day!!
I'll give the Cleomes a miss then, Thanks! I can admire yours from here without the pong..lol!
Pretty Frans Hall, very exotic.

Hi echoes, you came back Yay!! Lovely balloon flower, such a striking colour, Thanks for sharing! Thats another flower I don't have. Looking forward to seeing more of your garden and arrangements too!! sounds like we hit the jackpot with you, Thanks for finding us here! Hope your weather improves and you can enjoy the rest of the summer.

Steven, Here's my effort with the Amaranthus, palm leaf and my exotics are Hollyhocks and crocosmia.. lol!



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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 18, 2009
5:07 AM

Post #6959631


Closer look... the hollyhocks are inside ginger stems that I'm drying!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 18, 2009
10:40 AM

Post #6959931

NICE terri!!!!

Oh, forgot my manners... Pardon Me... Echoes (and all..)here is link to cafe!

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1005432/

And here is of course a daylily called Pardon Me! (Im cheating.. it bloomed in July, but I did not get to post the pic in that thread I got too busy!, so pleeez Pardon Me!...especially if I do more Julys here?!) Most of them also bloom in August too!)

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 18, 2009
10:47 AM

Post #6959946

WOW terri, on closer inspection of that beautiful arrangement, how did you do the wicker container? Was that premade? Knowing you you probably crafted it too! Just stunning!


This daylily is called Addie Branch Smith

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 18, 2009
3:13 PM

Post #6960696

Hey good to see you here echos. That blue in that bellflower is stunning - can't wait to see your arrangements. What is your favorite flower for arranging, if you have one.
Terri that is absolutely fab, how do you do it? I really need to start twirling more!
I musta lost my scent BB cause I had a cleome in an arrangement the other day, even took it in the cafe and nobody noticed a stink? The bloom lasted about a week. I don't cut them much for arrangements because they are not often notices as the blooms are so few and far between and I always harvest the seed and don't think the seedpods mature when picked unless they are really close to being dry and by then the flower is finished.
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 18, 2009
5:12 PM

Post #6961145

Hi Echos! Nice to see you back :) Thats a nice balloon flower you have there, I used to have some of the dwarf ones. What are your favorite blooms to use for cut flowers?


Terri, I like your amaranthus! It has a similar effect to the one in my book but much less expensive as the other one has heliconias and...I forget! hahahahaha. Please drop it off in the Cafe before you go on your holiday. And maybe while you're away you could find a new hostess as Candee gave me the go-ahead to fire Madame today. Her attitude was out of control.


Dalfrye, Your Daff looks really nice with the mist on it. My Daffs over here won't be back for a while :(

Blossom, I'm just on my way over to your Cafe. I guess it's time the Flowerpot had some competition. You can ever hire on Madame W as I just gave her the sack. Noid is just a short form for a plant with no name. It means 'no identification'. How long do you hang your blooms to dry? I'm thinking about drying some of my celosias...this one is almost half the size of my hand!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 18, 2009
8:52 PM

Post #6961902

blooms to dry... blooms to dry... ummmm.. depends on thebloom! Just hang them to when they are dry!

theres a link on Botanicals cut and dry here.. will bring it up for you ...

I am waiting for pics of my hostas, I hollered nicely at the phone company and they are working on my issues... seems to be a low antenna and high crops...the corn is taller than the antenna blocking the signal...and here I thought all along it was aliens!!! The signal bounces of each ear before it reaches my cumputer!! OY! Talk about a noid!!!! LOL!

ok.. link... Botanicals Cut and Dry.. here ya go!

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/922950/

Your sniffer is daff? OMG, those cleomes smell awwwfull!

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/922950/

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 19, 2009
12:54 AM

Post #6962644


Thank you all! See you in a couple of weeks..

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 19, 2009
12:57 AM

Post #6962648


Wonder how big this lot will be when I get back.?.. lol

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 19, 2009
1:04 AM

Post #6962675

Echos, here are some of my hosta...earlier this spring we had lots of rain.. then the grass took my beds and now the heat...what a mess my beds are!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 19, 2009
1:20 AM

Post #6962720

Hey terri, hope it gets watered and that your not suffern dryness like us.. They are gorgeous now!!

Look at this poor varigated hosta that the heat is taking!!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 19, 2009
1:26 AM

Post #6962745

My tall garden phlox is ready for dead heading

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 19, 2009
1:34 AM

Post #6962763

Well, they are not bloomining anymore, but I th ought this was pretty cool! The rye heads. Kinda would make a neat pattern for a wall paper!! LOL!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 19, 2009
5:15 PM

Post #6965075

Rose of sharon - lilac

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 19, 2009
5:39 PM

Post #6965142

Too bad terris on vacation.. I have a lil snowball for her!







SMAAAACK




Who'd I get!?

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 20, 2009
12:19 PM

Post #6967877

That would really make a nice border wallpaper BB, I could use some of that, I know just the spot in the cafe in the powder room. Do you know where I mean?
I ducked and am not sure who was behind me and took the hit, after I ducked I just headed home for a bit as it was getting too late for me to play.
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 22, 2009
8:27 PM

Post #6976669

Hi all!...uhh...excuse me while I pick the snow out of my eye ;)

Lovely photos Blossom! I guess I'll share some of my pics :) Today was really good for taking pictures because 95% of them turned out A+!!!
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 22, 2009
8:29 PM

Post #6976671

First is the veiw from the back door as we go out for a stroll around the garden. You can see Miss Bruggle on the left...I put her by the back door so I can constantly admire her :)

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 22, 2009
8:31 PM

Post #6976678

On our right is some lovely Celosias called 'Pampas Plume'. I didn't know they were going to get so big!

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 22, 2009
8:33 PM

Post #6976684

And on our left behind Miss Bruggie is a Fuchisa which I think is called 'Gartenmeister Bonstedt'

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 22, 2009
8:35 PM

Post #6976691

Now again on our left is 'Zulu Warrior' showing his true colours!

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 22, 2009
8:37 PM

Post #6976696

If we keep going and make a right we can admire some plants in the garden and its containers. Here's some black-eyed-susan.

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 22, 2009
8:38 PM

Post #6976698

A strawflower that the vole hasn't destroyed.

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 22, 2009
8:38 PM

Post #6976702

A Zinnia

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 22, 2009
8:39 PM

Post #6976705

One of the Bishops many children.



edit for spelling

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 22, 2009
8:41 PM

Post #6976711

Here's my first ever beautiful Calla bloom :D

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 22, 2009
8:44 PM

Post #6976727

And lastly a view of most of the yard. This pic was taken form behind the veggie planters that you can see in the first pic in behind the pink Petunias.

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 23, 2009
3:19 AM

Post #6977931

and I have more daffodils :)

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2009
1:10 PM

Post #6982369

Marv-o-lus SW simply marv-o-lus!. I am waning on "beautiful" pics as most of my stuff is going to seed. So Im kind of in the frame of photos of after the bloom!

So sorry about the "snow" its a thing we got growing around here and every time it blooms someone gets smaaacked!

My Endless Summer has faded. I was only lucky to get one bloom on that hydrangea, but I got even luckier getting a new bush started so I am pretty excited on that. I struck some more cuttings and am hoping to have about 4 or 5 new additional starts too.

Dalffyre, I am in awwww! I love daffs and have bunches as you may know too! Its the one thing that gets me through the winter just thinking about those bloomers for sure!

SW, do you have any daffs?
yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2009
4:46 PM

Post #6983127

Hi, everyone! I've been a bit busy and away from home some also. I have a few pics for ya!

Mexican petunia

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2009
5:36 PM

Post #6983318

Zinnias

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2009
5:40 PM

Post #6983334

Torenia

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2009
5:41 PM

Post #6983341

Zinnias...

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2009
5:43 PM

Post #6983345

Moonflower

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2009
5:47 PM

Post #6983366

brug

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2009
5:50 PM

Post #6983379

a yellow one

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2009
5:52 PM

Post #6983394

Close up

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2009
5:55 PM

Post #6983404

Close up...

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2009
5:57 PM

Post #6983409

Big flush

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2009
6:03 PM

Post #6983425

Another close up

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2009
6:04 PM

Post #6983432

Morning glory

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2009
6:06 PM

Post #6983439

Another mg

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2009
6:08 PM

Post #6983446

Lantana & Rosemary

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2009
6:12 PM

Post #6983453

Zinnias with patio/ pond area in background.

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2009
6:13 PM

Post #6983459

Butterfly ginger

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2009
6:15 PM

Post #6983463

Another brug

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2009
6:17 PM

Post #6983477

Lovely photos Yardqueen! Feel free to post your Brug photos over on Miss Bruggies thread! http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1021349/


Blossom, I do have Daffs and I love them! I have a bunch of the minis and then there's some of the bigger ones in the front...let me see if I can find a pic!






I don't believe it! I didn't take any :(


dalfyre, yours are beautiful!
yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2009
6:18 PM

Post #6983482

Close up...

Do you ever have a problem getting pics to post?

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2009
6:22 PM

Post #6983495

Alstroemeria

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2009
6:29 PM

Post #6983513

another crop of zinnias

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2009
6:50 PM

Post #6983575

Awww you guys and yer brugs are making me jealous.. I hope I can find some BIG containers...oh yeah almost forgot, SW - will post that pic of my can on the other Ms Bruggie thread!

The butterfly shots are stunning! And of coourse all of the new and old shots are! So much eye candy to gobble here! And not a calorie in a car load, which is my kind of eats!!

Does anyone know if these critters here are good cats or bad?

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 25, 2009
5:49 AM

Post #6985566

B. 'Solid Gold'... My smallest one blooming right now

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 25, 2009
5:59 AM

Post #6985572

Texas Bluebells

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 25, 2009
6:04 AM

Post #6985580

Blooming in the "back forty"

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 25, 2009
6:15 AM

Post #6985590

Part of the "line up" by the driveway...

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 25, 2009
6:17 AM

Post #6985591

A lovely 'Frosty Pink' pale from the heat I guess...

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 25, 2009
8:03 AM

Post #6985640

ohh such pretty brugs - the Aussie forum love them too...
my daffs are really coming along.
I came home from physio today & noticed my winter hazel is in bloom...

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 25, 2009
8:07 AM

Post #6985641

close up of the flowers...
I only noticed this plant two years ago - have been here 10 in November!
I tried to limb it up to make a tree of it - bad idea!
It looks better now since I trimmed & let it grow bushy...
this is the most blooms it has ever had.
I will restrict pruning to keeping it nicely shaped & hopefully will have an attractive shrub.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 25, 2009
11:52 AM

Post #6985889

Now that is quite the lineup of brugs! wow what a display.
dalfyre so glad you are coming into bloom, you will be responsible to get most of us through the winter ahead, so keep the camera handy.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2009
2:23 PM

Post #6986305

Has SW seen your brugs yardqueen? And have you seen his thread about Miss Bruggie?

Dalfyre...(sigh) I love daffs! Next season I hope to catchup on catagorizing mine for my log.

Gads I am dry for blooms, most things are heading out and I am in cleanup mode!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 25, 2009
9:29 PM

Post #6987663

yesterday i weeded around my poppies, they were looking promising for flowers soon...
we had a real downpour over night & howling wind & when I opened the blinds I spotted a flash of orange.
In the space of a couple of hours the flower has fully opened, I should have run out to take pics sooner but didn't realise it would change so quickly.
I got the seed for these poppies from some growing in a pot at work.
Now I just have to hope my Flanders poppy seeds germinated too!
I have opium poppies that need to be removed
I like them but so do the druggies.
I'd rather weed them out than have idiots stealing them.
Shame because they are doubles, self sown, until I knew what they were we just called them the giant mutant poppies.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2009
9:50 PM

Post #6987751

I have yet to have any luck growing any kind of poppies.

I know what you mean about the druggies. SOME people will do anything. They been known to try to plant certain plants on someone else soz they dont get blamed for growing things too. I guess some people will do anything in desperation too to support a bad habit. Medicinal can be one thing, but go through the proper chanels, dont abuse it. The abusers try to grow it in some one elses farm fields and places and like the farmers dont want it there either..

We get that kind around here abusing it. All we can do is report it to the cops and irradicate the "wildweed" if when we find it and so they know that stupid is going around.

Shame those big OPM poppies are misused by some. They make glorious florals



yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 26, 2009
4:21 AM

Post #6989163

Blossom,

I did see the Miss Bruggie thread... I don't know about the SW thread. I quit posting on the brug forum because mine are rather plain compared to most that are posted there. I post here because everyone here posts whatever they have. I like that because you don't have to worry if your pics are good enough, of if your flowers are too common...
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 26, 2009
11:16 AM

Post #6989522

I dont beleive I have been on the brug forum threads. Well, it does not look like I will be doing them anyway, due to I do not have any huge containers. They sure are lovely and your photos are beauitiful.
yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 26, 2009
12:51 PM

Post #6989857

Thanks, Blossom! I get a lot of my huge containers at wal-mart. They are the terra cotta looking plastic. I really like them. Here are a couple

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 26, 2009
1:25 PM

Post #6989965

Those really are nice! I only have one really big nice pot and my 4clocks are in it. They got huge too!

I like doing containers...but most are in like nursery cans. A few years back I got really lucky and a friend of mine was cleaningout her wholesale GH and I acquired a pile of hanging baskets! Hence the tomatoes this year!

One day I am gonna have to go visit her again.

Do you have to stake the brugs? I had to tie my 4clocks to where they were standing to a fence in a corner. Heck, I had to stake my peppers too! They got so thick and luch and top heavy!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 26, 2009
4:14 PM

Post #6990558

Great looking poppy dalfyre, bet you are going to find new posies every day from here out with the weather getting better your way, right?
yardqueen, that is a huge brug. I had no idea how large they get until I saw how Steven's had grown in a year. I love to see them, but not hardy here and I just don't have the space to take anything else in over winter so I'll settle for enjoying yours if you please!
yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 26, 2009
4:53 PM

Post #6990705

Blossum,

I do sometimes have to stake them. Especially if they grew crooked in the greenhouse. I have to straighten them out. Last year some were too tall and had to bend at the ceiling. and that was when they weren't in a pot!

Candy,

I will just keep posting them so you can enjoy! They should really go to town when it cools off! I'm glad you enjoy them!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 26, 2009
9:33 PM

Post #6991641

haighr, what do you mean, not in a pot?

Well, I will have to invest in larger pots if I am going to take on a bruggie. This year that is out, besides too late to be going at it.

LOL! Looks like my loofa has teeny tiny buds and it is going to bloom!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 26, 2009
10:12 PM

Post #6991779

When did I say "not in a pot" BB, not sure what post you mean. I do know I don't have room to take in any more pots for winter.
I've never seen a loofa before, can't wait to see the blooms, will be a thing for me.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2009
1:37 AM

Post #6992460

yardqueen -

Qoute ->>>

Blossum,

I do sometimes have to stake them. Especially if they grew crooked in the greenhouse. I have to straighten them out. Last year some were too tall and had to bend at the ceiling. and that was when they weren't in a pot!

BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2009
2:02 AM

Post #6992573

I guess I am gonna have to take a better photo of this one.

I am not really ssure what it is. I think it a white Joe Pye, but I am not positive on that... but any way, tried to get the bee!

Its very fragrant, the bees and the butterflies and loads of other pollinators love it. Its very tall... about 4 plus feet.

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 27, 2009
4:32 AM

Post #6993043

Blossom,

When I said they were not in a pot, I meant they were cut down even with the ground and put in tubs in the greenhouse to reroot all winter.That is why I have so many now. Each year we have been cutting them down and rooting the large cutting (The whole plant) and they also come back from the root in the ground. So each year they double... whether I want them to or not! LOL But I am not going to do that this year. That is why I have put all of my nice ones in pots and also why I have been giving them away to anyone who comes to my house that will take them! I still have well over 150 and I have given away at least 50. I have over 75 in pots and at least that many still in the ground. The ones in the ground will either be dug up and potted, disposed of, or wrapped in bubble wrap. This will be my first year to try that, but some have been doing it with sucess and some without sucess. I really would like to reduce my brug collection to about 50 which is still alot of brugs. But over 150 is ridiculous unless you are a hybridizer or something!

This shows some of the smaller ones in tubs

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 27, 2009
4:38 AM

Post #6993051

Here are some of the larger ones that have to lean, because they are too tall. The largest were right by the door in the front and I didn't take any pics of them

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 27, 2009
4:45 AM

Post #6993062

This pic is from Dec. 2007, and is of one of the tall ones that is leaning out and blooming. The ceiling in the greenhouse is 8ft, and is taller than that at the peak.

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 27, 2009
4:51 AM

Post #6993070

Blossom,

If you only had a few you could winter them over in tubs like I did and plant them in the ground in the spring. It takes a lot less room to winter them over as cuttings in a tub than each one in a large pot.
yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 27, 2009
5:01 AM

Post #6993095

You could too, Candy!

Blossom & Candy,

I guess I should explain why I don't want to put them in the ground any more, since I am telling ya'll that is what you can do...

When you have over 75 or so in the ground it takes up a lot of space that you could put other things in, especilly if they are the same cultivars you have in pots also. It gets to being too much of the same thing. Which is why I suggested that if you only have a few you can do that. And anyway, in ya'lls zone they wouldn't come back from the root so you wouldn't be doubling them every year!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2009
5:39 AM

Post #6993149

Yardqueen, you are as bad as I am with daylilies!! LOL! I have the room, but!

Yaknow, every year for the last 20 years I have acquired some 50 newbs...and that is like each year. Then I go bonkers doing the divides and I keep saying I should stop.

Its a hobby gone mad. This year I am doing seed for new hybrids... I acquired sevearl thousands of seed pods from my "guru"! Not all are going to sprout, but it will be interesting to see totally new never before seen daylily flowes! She has over 2400 registered hybrids. All my pods from her are openpollinated ones and who knows what they will do! Then I got tons from our beds.

I really like the brugs, but am hedging on them due to the winterover part of it in my zone and hence lack of storage.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2009
5:28 PM

Post #6994674

Well, heres whats going on in my garden..

This wildflower. I think is a Joe Pie... but not totally sure.

It sure gets busy pollinators like these tan bugs that I think are immature lightning bugs and it draws butterflies like crazy. It smells wonderful and is a fairly tall perennial.

Makes great filler for cutting flowers, just wished I knew its correct name!

And this is a better pic of it then what I took earlyier!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2009
5:52 PM

Post #6994769

Artemesia silver king.. boy that would make a great mural or wallpaper if I do say so myself!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2009
10:44 PM

Post #6995663

Baptista Australis (lead plant?)

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2009
10:49 PM

Post #6995677

Soldiago (golden rod) from the prairie, just starting to open

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 28, 2009
12:16 AM

Post #6995907

Wild strawberry.. hmm aren't they late!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 28, 2009
12:33 AM

Post #6995957

miscanthus ambrosia

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 28, 2009
12:48 AM

Post #6996006

The spirea has wained

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 28, 2009
12:59 AM

Post #6996039

Waining heliopsis...gonna have to get deadheading...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 28, 2009
1:11 AM

Post #6996069

Pumpkin...

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 28, 2009
4:18 AM

Post #6996650

Blossom,

If you deadhead that sppirea it will keep blooming.

I am the same way about day lilies as you are abiut brugs. They are beautiful, but I don't want to get started with them. Oh I have a few, but what I mean is trying to get more that I think are pretty because I know it would get way out of hand! I would just keep collecting them and DH is really tired of making new beds!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 30, 2009
1:41 AM

Post #7003057

LOL! Oh, I usually do prune that spirea.. just have not got to it. Heck I am still dead heading the tall garden phlox. My other spirea is overgrown with golden rod.

Today the hub and enjoyed just lollygagging all around the place doing this and that in the garden and going out to shot photos of wildflowers. It was a gorgeous day.

I have pics to post.. but gotta run them up to a folder first. Back later with those!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 30, 2009
2:18 AM

Post #7003206

Ok, I am back.. first up, the toad stool

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 30, 2009
6:25 AM

Post #7003752

more daffodils have opened.
I love these doubles, make me think of poached eggs for some reason ^_^

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 30, 2009
6:28 AM

Post #7003757

I am trying to encourage these violets to spread.

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 30, 2009
6:32 AM

Post #7003764

this violet needs no encouragement, I may have to be a bit ruthless with it - even baking sunshine only slows it a little.
I planted it all over the place once I found the first clump - it is a pretty colour.
Had no idea how vigorous it would prove to be.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 30, 2009
11:45 AM

Post #7003941

They are gorgeous dalfyre! I love the daffs and the yellow violets. OUr violets here are purple, or white with speckles or white with a purple eye. Some of the wild varieties are yellow. But they dont look like yours!

Here is a pretty white wildflower that grows in our prairie, dont know its name, but you can see how sparce the vegitation is and how poor the soil. Its amazing that we have some beauty here.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 30, 2009
11:59 AM

Post #7003965

here is a wild monarda

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 30, 2009
12:08 PM

Post #7003984

A dainty lil pink flower

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 30, 2009
12:19 PM

Post #7004008

I dont know if thisis in the aster family or not or daisy. Its very tall and the petals are very fine, but to me its more daisy than aster.. but what do I know. Its just another wild thing here!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 30, 2009
12:30 PM

Post #7004033

another wildflower. this one resembles a cosmos. It gets to be up to 7 feet tall, likes the bog area of the prairie

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 30, 2009
12:44 PM

Post #7004069

another pink wildflower...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 30, 2009
12:56 PM

Post #7004095

another pink wildflower

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 31, 2009
2:52 AM

Post #7006873

Hi all! Beautiful photos! Sorry I haven't been around...I've been working afternoons and trying to adjust to the lopsided schedual. There's not much new in my garden right now, I cut a bunch of celosias earlier to dry for a friend who really liked them. I like you yellow cosmo look alike Blossom! Maybe it's some sort of coreopsis? An I like the colour of your violets Dalfyre, they're different then the usual solid purple and white ones over here.

Thanks for posting your brugs Yardqueen, they're lovely! Mine are all un-named ones but I've gotten some pretty flowers off of them. A NOID I picked up last year made is just finishing up a couple blooms it made and they turned a peach orange colour with a cream throat! I was so surprised because they weren't that colour in the spring!


Here's a pic of Zulu Warrior from the other day

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 31, 2009
4:28 AM

Post #7007216

sometimes the color varies with the temperatures
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 31, 2009
2:48 PM

Post #7008336

Thanks for the tips on the brugs, but I am not sure if I did that tub idea that our growing season is long enough to get them to bloom?
BB that looks like Joe Pye Weed, I have some in a kinda light purple and it is great in arrangements.
dalfyre, so neat to see daffs blooming when here we are getting to the end of our season.
Steven, did you get a part time job?
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

September 1, 2009
5:27 PM

Post #7013292

Yes I got a job at a wearhouse up the road, it's not very interesting but it pays and the hours are regular so it has it's pros. And it pays weekly so I like not having to wait between checks!


Heres a like to the new September thread http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1033506/ It's a free for all, whatevers interesting in your garden!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 1, 2009
6:36 PM

Post #7013537

Yikes, I haven't even posted my August pics yet lol! Guess I'll head on over there and try to bring things up to date over the winter months?
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2009
7:00 PM

Post #7013616

So the white thing is a Joe Pie????

That is kinda what I thought.

SW congrats on the job. Looks like now you can get some kale! That is if you can find any. Iam having difficulty in that too! LOL!

Heres a mantis on a tansy... Oops, may have posted this critter twice. I am so full of blond moments this past few days as I am so busy.

Gotta run, I got parcels to mail before my fellow traders behead me!

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