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farmerpickle
Alpharetta, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 30, 2010
9:15 AM

Post #7842346

What's blooming in your garden? Let's share some pictures. I'll start. Here is Petunia Harrah Lavender some call it supertunia.

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farmerpickle
Alpharetta, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 30, 2010
9:22 AM

Post #7842380

Peach color iris

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farmerpickle
Alpharetta, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 30, 2010
9:23 AM

Post #7842387

Bumblee Bee Iris

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farmerpickle
Alpharetta, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 30, 2010
9:31 AM

Post #7842426

Black Storm iris

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farmerpickle
Alpharetta, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 30, 2010
9:31 AM

Post #7842429

Hardy Geranium

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Kgb4013
Broxton, GA
(Zone 8b)

May 30, 2010
5:21 PM

Post #7843697

Stargazer Lily, Sharon ---Broxton, GA

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Kgb4013
Broxton, GA
(Zone 8b)

May 30, 2010
5:22 PM

Post #7843703

Medusa, a type of air plant. Sharon

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Kgb4013
Broxton, GA
(Zone 8b)

May 30, 2010
5:24 PM

Post #7843711

White Amaryllis, Sharon

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Kgb4013
Broxton, GA
(Zone 8b)

May 30, 2010
5:29 PM

Post #7843724

No blooms, but I think they are just as pretty and foliage plants last all season. Sharon

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Kgb4013
Broxton, GA
(Zone 8b)

May 30, 2010
5:31 PM

Post #7843729

FarmerPickle, I love the black iris. Thanks for sharing your photos. Sharon

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LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

May 30, 2010
6:05 PM

Post #7843829

yes, I love the black iris too. Here is a black hollyhock.

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EFGeorgia1
Lizella, GA
(Zone 8a)

May 30, 2010
6:45 PM

Post #7843956

Well, this was a couple of weeks ago. My 'Maypole' arrangement for my garden club. With my irises and other flowers.

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MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 30, 2010
7:02 PM

Post #7844013

Very pretty photos all. I need to get on the ball. Too busy in the veggie patch!

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JudyinGA
Newnan, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 30, 2010
9:14 PM

Post #7844458

Meredith Bohls rose ... didn't know she would be so pretty

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JudyinGA
Newnan, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 30, 2010
9:16 PM

Post #7844466

Baby Blanket groundcover rose just opening

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JudyinGA
Newnan, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 30, 2010
9:18 PM

Post #7844475

Knockouts going crazy LOL

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JudyinGA
Newnan, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 30, 2010
9:20 PM

Post #7844481

Melody Parfumee

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JudyinGA
Newnan, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 30, 2010
9:22 PM

Post #7844484

Stella d'oro

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JudyinGA
Newnan, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 30, 2010
9:24 PM

Post #7844490

Nelly Moser clematis

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JudyinGA
Newnan, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 30, 2010
9:27 PM

Post #7844493

I love these hot pink petunias ... no name, I got them at Walmart ... using them for hanging baskets on the front porch and pots on the front steps.

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JudyinGA
Newnan, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 30, 2010
9:30 PM

Post #7844497

Can't wait to take a pic in late June to see how they've grown. In case you haven't noticed, I'm just beginning my garden and have a long way to go.

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farmerpickle
Alpharetta, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 31, 2010
4:45 AM

Post #7844982

The Medusa I have never seen, thanks for sharing. EFGeorgia1 your iris arrangement is very pretty. Judy I love your Meredith Bohls rose, and the classic white picket fence!

JudyinGA

JudyinGA
Newnan, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 31, 2010
6:37 AM

Post #7845163

Thank you, Farmerpickle (love that name :-). It's been a long slow road just to even get started. If things look decent in a while, I hope to start a thread showing what it was, and what it is.
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

May 31, 2010
7:47 AM

Post #7845335

Judy, everything looks beautiful in your yard. Hello Laurel, haven't seen you in a while!
cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 31, 2010
9:07 AM

Post #7845532

farmer: that 'bumble bee' is so pretty and interesting. And Sharon, I am envious: I loved my Stargazer lilies but the voles got them over the winter. Here is a new plant for me: planted it last year and it's blooming now. Prunella "Summer Daze." It has neat oak leaf looking foliage too.

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cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 31, 2010
9:12 AM

Post #7845542

And here is an Asiatic Lily "Cancun" in my hot border. I counted 23 stems with buds (some just 1, others as many as 5 buds) from the original 5 bulbs planted March 2009. They were "big box store" bargains that had already sprouted in the package. I didn't know if they would make it: but oh boy!

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MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 31, 2010
4:46 PM

Post #7846820


This was meant to be private mail but the sentiments were true for those who read it.
Laurel


This message was edited May 31, 2010 7:06 PM

JudyinGA

JudyinGA
Newnan, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 31, 2010
5:50 PM

Post #7847053

Lili,
Thank you for the comments about my yard looking beautiful ... that's because I haven't shown you the ratty parts, LOL. It really is bare bones around here.

And, Cedar, that lily is really HOT!

Laurel, not quite sure what your post means. Maybe I just got here too late and only got the edited version. :-)

(Edited to correct a typo. Hate myself when I do that!)

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cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 31, 2010
7:00 PM

Post #7847229

judy - thinking of taking 'her' (Cancun) on the road with that hot act!
What is this "baby blanket rose"? I'm not familiar with it. Beautiful.
Artgal
Evans, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 31, 2010
7:04 PM

Post #7847237

Fabulous Asiatic Lily, Cedar
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

May 31, 2010
7:18 PM

Post #7847303

yes, Cedar, that Cancun is a beauty. Glad she survived.

JudyinGA

JudyinGA
Newnan, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 31, 2010
7:30 PM

Post #7847341

Woo hoo, Cedar. I can just hear the Latin music now and Cancun "doin' her thing" dancin' down the road to Meh-hi-co! LOL

That Baby Blanket is a rose I got from J&P about two years ago. (I got six but lost one.) It is really the sweetest little thing but I have never really given it a chance to show itself off. They arrived at an inopportune time and I had to put them up in pots, then in the ground, decided it was the wrong place and moved them, still not satisfied and kept cutting them back because they got gangly. This year they really tried ... (see photo) but I'm still not satisfied with their location. They have a real good reputation from others who have them. I now have a nice bed picked out in a sunny spot where I think they will really thrive. We shall see. They certainly are hardy and can take any abuse I have heaped upon them in my novice bungling ... and there's been a lot of that going on. This photo is when they were in a bed that just got too much shade. They definitely like sun better.



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Artgal
Evans, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 3, 2010
6:17 AM

Post #7854539

As I have my plant pictures on hand this morning ... my amaryllis are doing well this year and I love this bright splash of red.

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kdfisher
Ellijay, GA
(Zone 7a)

June 5, 2010
3:11 PM

Post #7861742

I'm looking forward to some of those cancuns I planted. Could be days now and blooms:)

I don't have any real perennials to show(or older than a year), but expect my new hosta garden to look sharp in a few months..only time will tell. Climbing hydrangea in the background blooming. I love that plant...hope it grows better than many opinions I hear. That's also a newbie I got from Wilkerson Gardens.

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kdfisher
Ellijay, GA
(Zone 7a)

June 5, 2010
3:13 PM

Post #7861747

Moonlight hydrangea closeup...

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LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 5, 2010
4:34 PM

Post #7861896

Love your climbing hydrangea. Here is one of my (non-climbing) hydrangea in bloom. Bought it on clearance last year at Lowe's.

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LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 5, 2010
4:36 PM

Post #7861897

and some groundcover gardenias

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LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 5, 2010
4:37 PM

Post #7861898

and the bee balms and white yarrow are fighting for space with some clematis purpurea and mallow Zebrina
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 5, 2010
4:37 PM

Post #7861901

oops, forgot the photo...

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cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 5, 2010
6:38 PM

Post #7862197

kd - so impressed with your blooming climbing hydrangea. I will show mine the picture in hopes that it kick-starts it!
FlipFlops
Brunswick , GA
(Zone 9a)

June 7, 2010
6:30 PM

Post #7868319

JudyinGA, the front of your house is lovely!! You are going to have so much fun planning your garden. I am in the process of planning mine too as we just moved in last October and I have a clean slate. Plus I moved from VA and gardening down here is so different. I am excited but need to think this out before just sticking things in the ground; which, I'm afraid I have already been doing. I will probably move them before it's all over with. I have already done that with some azaleas. Here's a picture of the front.

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FlipFlops
Brunswick , GA
(Zone 9a)

June 7, 2010
6:32 PM

Post #7868323

Here's a picture of the front of the house.

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FlipFlops
Brunswick , GA
(Zone 9a)

June 7, 2010
6:33 PM

Post #7868326

Picture of the side flower bed.

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cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2010
6:52 PM

Post #7868380

Lilli - love the mailbox planting. Does your Zebrina (malva) come back reliably? I planted 3 originally in 2007. Only one comes back and blooms although there are several seedlings around it. None seem to want to get big! I potted up a couple this week to see if that will help prepare them to be put back in the bed.
FlipFlops
Brunswick , GA
(Zone 9a)

June 7, 2010
7:07 PM

Post #7868420

Lili, I love the mailbox planting too!! I need to do something around my mailbox but afraid I will have to go with mandevilla or lantana since there is so much sun exposure. Any suggestions from y'all??

Cedar, your Cancun lily and Prunella "Summer Daze" is lovely. I love the leaves on the Prunella. Do you have it planted in a shady area?

Ddfisher, the climbing hydrangea is beautiful. I am enjoying everyone's pictures and pretty plants.
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 7, 2010
7:38 PM

Post #7868528

I have mostly sun. Just a little shade in the morning but after 10am it's in full sun. It's easier to find stuff for the sun than for the shades. You can do Spanish Flag Vines. The bee balms that I have love the sun! Vinca, portaluca, also white yarrow. I noticed you're in Brunswick, are you close enough to the ocean that you need to worry about the salt?

For your zone, defintely a plumeria somewhere in the yard! You are going to have so much fun.

JudyinGA

JudyinGA
Newnan, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2010
11:47 PM

Post #7868832

FlipFlops I LOVE your house. And what you have done already is lovely. I can just imagine the challenge of the change from Virginia to Brunswick. Heck! You almost might as well be in Florida! At least the soil ... er... sand is easy to dig! :-) Can't wait to see the photos as you progress.

Nicole I love your mailbox plantings. And there's those black hollyhocks we were talking about earlier. So cottage-y!

kd, your hosta garden looks so cool and inviting. I love shade gardens and hope to have a couple myself when all is said and done.

Everybody's stuff looks great!
cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 8, 2010
3:26 AM

Post #7868930

Flipflop - the Prunella is in full sun and seems quite happy. I have to agree with Judy: sometimes when digging in clay, sandy soil sounds pretty sweet!
FlipFlops
Brunswick , GA
(Zone 9a)

June 8, 2010
9:50 AM

Post #7869783

I really can't describe this soil. Not as sweet as I thought it would be. We are the 4th house from the marsh and the only way I can describe it is "mushy" The builder hauled in quite a bit of fill dirt to raise our yard and for some reason, in my flower beds is a lot of sand. Sometimes I have to dig down 3 or 4 inches to get to the dark stuff (whatever it is) HA HA As I mentioned before, quite different from the clay we had in VA. I really don't know if plants do very well in the sand. My day lillies may be getting their feet too wet. Quite a bit of rain drains off this high pitched roof of ours down into that bed. My hubby put a drain under the sidewalk to the other side to help. I might have to section off some of the bed and raise it somehow. I need to wait and see how it does this summer through this Georgia heat and our sudden thunderstorms.
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 8, 2010
10:05 AM

Post #7869804

cedar, I forgot to answer your question. Yes, the zebrina does come back. I usually collect their seeds, just in case they don't come back. They do really well if you put them in good soils and full sun. Some coffee ground will help them along early in the spring. You can still start them now from seeds. They grow faster in the ground than in the container. I tried to grow them in the container last year and they were slow, but once you put them in the ground, they go crazy!
cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 8, 2010
10:24 AM

Post #7869860

Lili - That is not my experience. I seem to have a really light green thumb when it comes to this easy to grow plant! Mine is yellow now and looking sickly while everything around it is fine.

But to prove I can grow some things, here is one of my daylily beds with the star being "Superlative" - a huge red that really is!

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LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 8, 2010
10:34 AM

Post #7869900

I love the Superlative (you gave me). Mine are not blooming yet. It did bloom last year and it was beautiful! You are too funny - light green thumb! ROFL! Did you give me the Siloam Double Classic too?

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cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 8, 2010
10:47 AM

Post #7869947

Lili- I'm glad you like "Superlative." It is very robust - makes huge clumps. That is just 3 plants in the picture and they produce dozens of flowers.
Yes, I was probably your "source" for S. Double Classic at our DG RoundUp. The reason I was giving some of "her" up was a color issue (and a space issue). I bought 3 fans of that and when it bloomed, while beautiful, it was not the right color for the planned spot in the garden. It's a peachy-pink, I think, and didn't look right with my purple coneflowers. I did keep one plant of SDC for my DL collection!
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 8, 2010
12:01 PM

Post #7870114

Cedar, DLs 'Pixie Poet' and 'Marci' are getting ready to bloom bigger and better here at Maypop this year. Love them! Also the sedum and blue fescue have been happy pot plants. Coreopsis rosea has spread very willingly and blooms freely. Thanks much for beautifying Maypop garden (and here I was thinking it's all about tomatoes, beans and zucchini). lol
Laurel
cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 8, 2010
12:12 PM

Post #7870141

Oh Laurel, good to hear from you! I fell off the DG scope for a while: work and injuries/shoulder surgery. But I'm back!!

I'm so glad my Daylily "children" and other plants have good homes and are behaving themselves.

We should do another Round uP soon.
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 8, 2010
12:49 PM

Post #7870227

There was one in the spring but I couldn't go because my daughter had an orchestra concert.
donnacreation
Sumter, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 8, 2010
2:15 PM

Post #7870454

sangria crinum lily and blue dune lyme grass

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MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 8, 2010
3:09 PM

Post #7870586

Pam, I'm willing to host here at Maypop if I'm able. Realizing that Cleveland, GA is a bit far north for some, it could be a mini-RU. However, those who are more than a stone's throw might enjoy a weekend stay in the N.GA mountains. There are a bunch of us DGrs, Atlanta and northward, who never seem to make it to a RU. I had semi-volunteered with Brennan last year, but Brennan had emergencies arise and I went to FL to take care of my terminally ill Dad.

I would need someone to manage the computer end of things...trade and guest lists, etc. I'm not very online motivated and fall off the chat site wagon with regularity. When are you thinking? My garden is chaos by Fall, but what the hey. :)

beclu727

beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 9, 2010
6:12 PM

Post #7873998

Hi Laurel, I can do the computer stuff for you no problem. I'd love to visit Maypop again. Speaking of which, here's the gooseneck loosestrife you gave me. Its doing well.

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beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 9, 2010
6:13 PM

Post #7873999

A closeup of the loosestrife flowers.

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beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 9, 2010
6:14 PM

Post #7874003

Daylilies are really pretty this year. Here's Daring Deception.

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beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 9, 2010
6:14 PM

Post #7874006

Frankly Scarlet.

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beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 9, 2010
6:15 PM

Post #7874009

Eenie Fanfare. First year blooming for this little one.

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beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 9, 2010
6:16 PM

Post #7874013

Ditch lily

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beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 9, 2010
6:17 PM

Post #7874017

Spiderwort (closes up by mid-afternoon)

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beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 9, 2010
6:18 PM

Post #7874020

Maypop (passion vine) from Maypop (where else...)

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beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 9, 2010
6:18 PM

Post #7874022

Coneflowers.

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beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 9, 2010
6:19 PM

Post #7874025

Bee Balm

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beclu727

beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 9, 2010
6:21 PM

Post #7874032

Black Knight butterfly bush. The other butterfly bushes are also blooming, but no pics. I really need to get one of the honeycomb one. Its really pretty this year.

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beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 9, 2010
6:34 PM

Post #7874081

Forgot to say ... beautiful pictures everyone. I wish my yard was as artistic and neat. Mine is a jungle right now. That's why I only take pics of individual flowers LOL. I see lots of plants I'd like to swap for, but I've sworn off adding anything until I get things under control. (Like that's going to happen.)
FlipFlops
Brunswick , GA
(Zone 9a)

June 9, 2010
6:51 PM

Post #7874199

beclu727, love all your beautiful flowers!! I wish I had a butterfly bush like that. I had a beautiful one about 8 or 9 feet tall next to my clothesline in VA. It smelled so good and was loaded with butterflies. I have been planting a lot but have slowed down now since the weather is getting really hot and humid. Guess I'll just have to go to the beach. Do start beach turtle patrol at night next week!!!
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 9, 2010
8:12 PM

Post #7874524

Becky, come visit me at Maypop any time. Well, anytime I'm here. I've been spending a lot of time in the garden alone 'cause DH has taken only three days off from work in the past two months. We can compare our Camparis! The loosestrife looks great. You don't need to worry about the yard. It will cover everything in a few years. That's what's happening with the wild sweetheart roses posted below. And your Maypop; mine don't even have buds yet.

My butterfly bush has turned yellow and looks virused. I was checking it out today and noticed zillions of fine webs. Spider mites I think. How can that be with all this rain. Plus, nothing else is affected. Darnedest thing.
Laurel

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LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 9, 2010
8:13 PM

Post #7874531

I love the loosestrife flowers. How cool looking!

My butterfly bush died last year when we had so much rain pouring out to that area. My red bee balms are blooming like crazy. I saw someone posted some hot pink ones, I want those!

Can't remember if I posted this, but here is my mailbox plants, from the backside - red bee balms, malva Zebrina, gerber daisies (got 'em almost dead at Lowe's for $1.25), vincas, black hollyhocks, clematus purpurea. Can't see the front, but I have white yarrow, blue balloon flowers and peonies (already done blooming). Waitint to see if the yellow four o'clock are going to come up. The yarrow might have choked it out!

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MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 9, 2010
8:39 PM

Post #7874640

Nicole, I'd be glad to share some loosestrife with you and have lots of four o'clocks if you want seed for next year. Mine re-seed each year and I think some even come back from the old tubers under mulch. Never know what colors but I think when they sprout leaves with purple undertones the flowers are going to be pinks and reds. They're really easy to transplant too. I can also give you butterfly bush because mine are always reseeding. Your mailbox looks awesome!

A path of volunteer cosmos in the veggie garden is just starting to bloom. I am picking snow peas, lettuce, radishes, arugula, parsley, dill, yellow squash, mustard, beet and chard greens and green cabbage.

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cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 10, 2010
4:59 AM

Post #7875086

Laurel and Becky,
I'm glad Becky stepped up! I feel overwhelmed with work and family commitments right now.

Laurel - what a hoot about your volunteer Cosmos! I can't MAKE it grow. I just do not have luck with direct seeding. And since I mulch most beds, there is not a lot of reseeding going on (although some plants like Cleome manage).
RE: Goosestrife. Does it spread by creeping like Jap. Anemones or by seeds or both? It's beautiful. Could it be contained with some sort of edging?

Bee balm- I have "Blue Stocking" and "Raspberry Wine.". I'd be happy to pot up some if anyone wants a particular color. My petite pink did not overwinter.
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 10, 2010
8:30 AM

Post #7875631

ooh, the blue stocking is beautiful. I hope you will collect seeds from this fellow.

Laurel, I would love some loostrife.

Very exciting to hear about an RU in Maypop.
Artgal
Evans, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 10, 2010
9:24 AM

Post #7875763

Love this large crinum lily! - especially being by the maple and daylily.

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LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 10, 2010
9:46 AM

Post #7875849

my crinium lily have never bloomed. I may need to move it.
Artgal
Evans, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 10, 2010
1:49 PM

Post #7876485

Oh, so it's loosestrife, beclu? I've always misidentified it as white obedient plant - which is how it was given to me. I am finding it a tad invasive right now.
cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 10, 2010
4:02 PM

Post #7876863

Artgal, what a pretty grouping.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 10, 2010
4:59 PM

Post #7876994

Artgal, the yellow lily buds in the foreground with the Akebia in the background is striking.

So when do you want to do a get together Pam, Becky and Nicole? I can block either of the last two weekends in July or last two of Sept.. October is not out of the question though I'd need to leave Oct. open awhile for cottage stay reservations unless my rooms would have cottage stay guests from here. July would probably mean more of a seed swap since digging and transplanting are more challenging in the heat. I'm up for anything. I love swapping seed. Who wants to have a (plant) party?
L
EFGeorgia1
Lizella, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 10, 2010
6:31 PM

Post #7877225

Me, lol love parties.
cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 10, 2010
6:34 PM

Post #7877233

End of July is better for me, but hey, that's just little ol' me!
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 10, 2010
8:19 PM

Post #7877488

I am going out of town in July but I should be back at the end of month. Yes, you are right, too hot for digging but I will probably have plenty of seeds then.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 11, 2010
3:41 AM

Post #7877860

Geez Elaine, you've been on your way to visit for three years! Does this mean you might finally get here?

Pam & Nicole, if the last weekend in July is good for Becky, we'll have a date. Forty eight hours is enough time for me to pull anything together since I cater. However, I won't be landscaping a hundred acres and monogramming my entrance with flowers the way Donna did. Just not that energetic. lol

beclu727

beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 11, 2010
3:53 AM

Post #7877872

Artgal - gooseneck loosestrife it is. Here's the plant file link. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/656/ It sure isn't obedient by any means. I planted it where I don't mind it taking over. I love how the maple and daylily colors blend in your pic. What maple is that?

Laurel - Sorry to be a party pooper, but end of July is not good for me. This summer is booked solid with DGD and going to FL to visit the in-laws (they are 88 and 93 now and not in good health.) If you guys want to meet anyway, that's ok with me. I'll do it some other time.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 11, 2010
6:22 AM

Post #7878118

Becky, you are a party pooper for sure but I'd like to go ahead with the July date if there is enough interest. I'll start a thread. September is too far out for me to commit with certainty. Perhaps Pam can step up with tracking the guest list and trades. I can manage anything that doesn't require being on the computer since I'm moving around so much. Pam? DH has agreed to do some of the administrative tasks as well. He likes computers.
TulipLady
Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 11, 2010
7:27 AM

Post #7878244

Good morning y'all. Hope everyone is doing fine? I;'ve been gone for while and wanted to share a photo with you experts. I lost the name tags but would like to know which Lilly kind this is.
Just been in Netherlands for close to 5 weeks, my father was doing very badly and he passed away on May 9. Happily I was able to see and somewhat talk to him a few days before.
Life goes on and I'm picking up the garden pieces where I left them (in a hurry!), Thanks for your help. Here's a photo

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cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 11, 2010
8:33 AM

Post #7878430

Hi TulipLady,
I'm so sorry about the loss of your Dad. It's wonderful that you were able to see him a final time.

Welcome back to your garden! I'm sure it missed you.
Re:your Daylily. Maybe someone recognizes it, but there are 60,000 named cultivars of daylilies, so it may not happen. :(
I have over a dozen "NoID" daylilies that I got from my late father's garden. He was not big on keeping up with names. The only DL I have that is similar is Pandora's Box, but I don't think yours is that.

Good luck. Maybe you have a receipt from when you bought it where the name is listed? Or maybe even remember where you bought it...if it wasn't too long ago and it's a small operation, they may be able to tell you the name. I was able to ID one that way. The good news is that it's still beautiful!

JudyinGA

JudyinGA
Newnan, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 11, 2010
8:49 AM

Post #7878462

Just wanted to pop in and send my condolences to Tulip Lady on the loss of her father. Was privileged to meet her at the Roundup in April at Chris's in Peachtree City. It was my first and I really enjoyed it.
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 11, 2010
9:05 AM

Post #7878520

TulipLady, I'm sorry to hear about your father. Your daylilies are beautiful! Do you have a name for them?

I could probably come in August if that's a better date for some. I do know that I am free last weekend in July. I should be back from out of town by then, even if we haven't firm up our vacation yet. Thank you for offering to host Laurel. Looking forward to seeing your beautiful place.

TulipLady
Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 11, 2010
9:29 AM

Post #7878588

Thank you all for good wishes.
I don't think it is a DL to tell you the truth. I blooms quite long, a week maybe? Something Hemo...
cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 11, 2010
10:50 AM

Post #7878988

Oh Tulip - I am quite sure that it IS a daylily. Maybe you are thinking of the botanical name for daylily, which is Hemerocallis. I misunderstood-- I thought you were wanting to know the specific NAME of that cultivar of daylily. And yes, depending on the number of buds, they can bloom up for 2 weeks. Last year, I had one plant of the daylily "Pixie Poet" that had 70 flower buds on it. I will attach a picture of it this year.

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TulipLady
Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 11, 2010
11:20 AM

Post #7879076

Cedar, YES ! Hemorocallis. That's it. But it IS a DL???? Dumb me. In Holland we don't grow lillies or dl, you see just too cold. So I am very new to this.
But now that I know this, I WOULD like to know the name of the cultivar. LOL. What do I do when they are done blooming? I take of the spend blooms but after they're all done ..then what? Do you trim down the whole bush, same goes for the Asiatic Lillies,
cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 11, 2010
11:42 AM

Post #7879125

Yes Tulip, that is a daylily's "real name." Re: care. I cut the spent flowers off and then when the whole stalk is done blooming, I cut it down at the base. I leave the foliage until frost kills it back (although I do pull off leaves that have turned brown - which happens a bit throughout the season).

There is a school of thought to cut them back to a few inches after blooming and they'll put out new growth. I only do that if I dig them up in the summer to divide and replant. Then I cut them back so they don't lose so much moisture while trying to re-establish.

Basically just leave them alone and they will do fine. Daylilies are very tough and generally easy to grow in our area. One lesson I learned the hard way: do not mix your hybrid daylilies with the wild "Ditch" lily. It spreads underground (instead of just enlarging the clump size) and will choke out the hybrids. Soon, the mixed planting is all Ditch lilies. I have seen it happen in my dad's gardens after he passed away and was not there to rogue them out. Pretty as they are, they "do not play well with others." So if you want to use them (and they are pretty), grow them in a bed away from your hybrids.

I am new to Asiatic lilies, but I don't plan to cut them "down" or back until the foliage ripens (yellows, browns), whenever that occurs. I think they, like daffodils, need the foliage to ripen so the bulbs can build themselves back up for next year. I do cut off the spent flowers on the Asiatic lilies too (just for neatness!).
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 11, 2010
12:07 PM

Post #7879204

Tulip, very sorry to hear about your father. I lost my father last Spring. Spending time in the garden has been very healing for me. Hopefully it will be for you. Looks like you've undertaken a lot of projects since I was at your place.
Laurel
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 11, 2010
2:16 PM

Post #7879474

Cedar, I have some of those ditch lilies planted about 4-5ft from the hybrid daylilies, do you think that's OK or do I need to dig those ditch lilies out?

beclu727

beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 11, 2010
2:38 PM

Post #7879521

Coby, So sorry to hear about your father. It was good you got to see him. Your daylily looks a little like my Pandora's Box, but your flowers look bigger. It is beautiful. This is the first year mine has bloomed.
EFGeorgia1
Lizella, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 11, 2010
7:45 PM

Post #7880291

Coby, so sorry to hear of your father's passing. It's good you could see him.
That also looked like Pandora's Box to me too. If the bloom is medium size to smaller. You might want to check the plant files. I don't cut mine back either. Nor the A. Lilies. I do need to clip some irises that I just had to move... not really a good time, but it was necessary..

Elaine
cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 12, 2010
4:06 AM

Post #7881027

Lilli- They will eventually march across that distance (and it won't be long, from what I've seen). But it's not like mint: you could put some kind of barrier, maybe 6" or so deep that would keep them in bounds. (Maybe; I haven't tried this - just observing the rootlets reaching out. They don't SEEM too deep, but perhaps they would go deeper if necessary.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 12, 2010
5:54 AM

Post #7881197

I've got thousands of ditch lilies on the banks and drive at Maypop. They form a really tight root mass which makes them difficult to dig out. If you have erosion problems they are perfect, especially on banks. Otherwise, keep the specimen size small and leave room around them to shovel. Don't plant them in several places unless you can ignore them or want another annual maintenance project. :>)
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 12, 2010
2:30 PM

Post #7882397

glad you said "erosion". I have a perfect spot for them then!
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 12, 2010
5:21 PM

Post #7882891

I've got a few acres for you to dig then.
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 12, 2010
6:58 PM

Post #7883154

LOL! I hate digging! Once I plant something, I hope they works out where they are at...
EFGeorgia1
Lizella, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 13, 2010
7:07 PM

Post #7886040

Yes, maybe I can finally make it up there... lol
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 15, 2010
5:30 PM

Post #7891803

Caladium in focus, Persian Shield in front out of focus.

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donnacreation
Sumter, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 21, 2010
12:03 PM

Post #7907962

crocosmia and giant dioon

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MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 21, 2010
2:18 PM

Post #7908347

That caladium is stunning. You have the same foreground/background focus problem I have.

Really pretty, Donna.
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 21, 2010
5:15 PM

Post #7908750

Donna, that is pretty. Do you have the 'old fashioned' kind? Just wondering 'cause I was over at my neighbor and she told me she also had the old fashioned kind and it wasn't blooming so I only saw it with buds.
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 21, 2010
5:22 PM

Post #7908767

Not a focus problem. That was deliberate. Here is the other way I focused it.

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beclu727

beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 21, 2010
5:26 PM

Post #7908774

hcmcdole, what camera do you use? I like both shots, but that caladium is beautiful.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 21, 2010
5:59 PM

Post #7908825

There is a way to get both foreground and background subjects in focus unless you intentionally blur out the background. I can't seem to do it. What lens are you using?
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 22, 2010
3:32 AM

Post #7909468

Canon 40D. Yes, the blur was intentional. To get both in sharp focus I would have had to go to a very small aperture (f/16 or smaller), focus at the midway into the scene and possibly use a tripod depending on shutter speed. Lens was a Canon 17-85mm zoom.

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MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 22, 2010
8:13 AM

Post #7910065

Thanks for the info. I need to get up to speed with camera skills. I use my SO's Canon Rebel XT and one of three lenses. I manually focus most photos but have not yet learned to set the aperture. Photography newbie here. :)
Laurel
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 22, 2010
10:01 AM

Post #7910345

tiger lily

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cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 22, 2010
3:20 PM

Post #7911106

Lili - nice shot of the lily.
One in my garden "got me" the other evening when I ventured out in my good clothes. Anyone know how to get out pollen stains?
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 22, 2010
4:28 PM

Post #7911300

I have a friend who has white carpets and placed a huge bouquet in a vase on a sofa back table. The pollen drifted to the floor and the damage was permanent. I had a dog who loved to stick her nose in the flowers and then greet me. Oy! Try an overnight soak in hot water, detergent and oxyclean. Don't know if it will work but it works miracles on everything from antique linen to tomato sauce on place mats. It's used as a dye so that's not good news.
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 22, 2010
6:20 PM

Post #7911736

If you haven't gotten it wet yet, you could try Dawn dish detergent or Spray and Wash. Do not use warm water as that will set the stain.
donnacreation
Sumter, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 22, 2010
6:37 PM

Post #7911780

Hi lili. I bought these as bulbs from a big box store several years. They were simply labeled lucifer. This is my first to bloom this season - I have some in other locations that haven't bloomed yet, and they're the same variety. Does old fashioned crocosmia look different?
FlipFlops
Brunswick , GA
(Zone 9a)

June 22, 2010
7:07 PM

Post #7911873

What beautiful pictures y'all. I just love looking at your beautiful gardens. I hope I can get mine looking half as nice.
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 22, 2010
8:48 PM

Post #7912217

oh, i have some Lucifer seeds. I just sowed some to see what they will do. I think one of my neighbor said she is going to give me some cause she needs to think them out. She said they don't like crowding.
donnacreation
Sumter, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 2, 2010
6:56 PM

Post #7938996

Flox and cold hardy oleander

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FlipFlops
Brunswick , GA
(Zone 9a)

July 3, 2010
4:40 AM

Post #7939695

Very pretty Donna!!
donnacreation
Sumter, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 3, 2010
8:14 AM

Post #7940182

Thanks, FlipFlops, The first couple years I was down here, I kept buying dwarf and full size salmon colored oleander. Despite providing winter protection, they died. I've given up on this variety (my favorite) and now have lots of cold hardy medium pink-single and double petal- pale pink, white, red, and yellow. I'll bet you can grow the salmon color down your way. Although Monrovia markets the dwarf salmon around here, it's not cold hardy in zone 8a. Thank you for your d-mail. You are in my thoughts and I wish you much happiness.
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 3, 2010
8:47 AM

Post #7940246

Hardy hibiscus time - this is Luna Pink if I remember right.

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FlipFlops
Brunswick , GA
(Zone 9a)

July 3, 2010
10:30 AM

Post #7940416

Donna, I bought a dwarf salmon colored oleander and planted it out front not too far from my cabbage palm. They had them at Lowe's down here and I fell in love with it. Suppose to get up to around 6 feet. I hope it makes it through the winter unless we have another one like the last one.

hcmcdole, your Luna Pink hibiscus is beautiful!!! I love all these pictures!
cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 3, 2010
10:36 AM

Post #7940422

We got 1-1/2" of rain yesterday so that freshened things up. This is Tenn. Coneflower "Rocky Top" on the left and "Magnus" purple coneflower on the right. Various daylilies, white oriental lily (NoID), Phlox "Laura" and the small plant in front, left is a new one for me: Prunella "Summer Daze" (aka Self Heal).

In the background you can see tall phlox that is not yet blooming (even though "David" is nearby) and Sedum "Autumn Joy" on the right, also not yet blooming.

I love going out early every morning and deadheading the daylilies and other plants.

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cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 3, 2010
10:38 AM

Post #7940433

Donna, what is the name of the "cold hardy" oleander? Very pretty. I wonder if it is cold hardy enough for up here?
donnacreation
Sumter, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 4, 2010
10:49 AM

Post #7942694

Hi cedar, I don't know the names of my oleander, but I only buy oleander that is cold hardy to zone 7a. I have taken cuttings from area businesses where I see it growing beautifully without any care. It roots quickly in a mixture of perlite and peat moss (I've heard it also roots well in plain old water). My oleanders survived last winter's cold with minimal burning, if at all. Ofcourse, the more extensive the root system, the more cold hardy, so you might want to plant your oleander in April. The double petal pink is very cold hardy and is also mildly fragrant. Good luck.

FlipFlops, I hope your salmon variety does well for you. I think they can handle temps down to about 25f - definitely not zone 8a material.

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FlipFlops
Brunswick , GA
(Zone 9a)

July 4, 2010
2:42 PM

Post #7943099

I hope it does too. They are so pretty. I have another oleander on the side of my house that I hope will grow really big because it was planted there to hide the platform our air conditioners are sitting on. It is a deep rose color. It's only about three feet tall and did bloom. There are some monsterous size ones down here.
donnacreation
Sumter, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 5, 2010
6:32 AM

Post #7944285

I've seen some a few large specimens around town, too. The largest are about 15'x15'. I love that they bloom from early spring until Nov freezes. Are you growing bananas? There's an excellent thread in the carolinas forum.

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MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 5, 2010
4:28 PM

Post #7945744

I grew up with Oleanders in S. FL.. They are a food source for saddleback caterpillars whose hairy bodies carry the most painful stingers imaginable. http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2009/jun/11/saddleback-caterpillars-look-dont-touch/. I remember walking or biking past Oleanders as a child and being in such terrific pain for hours and days. Though some compare it to wasp stings, it's not the same because you are on fire over a larger general area of contact. Ouch! The very thought of the plant brings tears to my eyes. Funny how we connect to things.
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 5, 2010
4:57 PM

Post #7945792

Pack saddles (saddlebacks) also forage on corn and Japanese maples for two more plants. I agree on the pain - it feels like fire for about an hour.



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LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 5, 2010
5:27 PM

Post #7945853

That's a mean looking fella.

I think of the beach when I see oleanders. They grow on the side of the roads heading into the beach in Charleston, SC. When I start seeing the oleanders, I would roll down the car windows to smell the salt water. I love it!
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 5, 2010
6:21 PM

Post #7946005

I thought oleanders were big in FL but they were huge in N. Cal. One of the ladies who lives in the area called them weeds.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 14, 2010
5:42 PM

Post #7969030

I have weird squash growing at Maypop because we let the seed cross and volunteer last year. We are experimenting with how it will taste. Maybe not as colorful as some of the beautiful flower gardens posted, but we love the flowers to look at and eat and so do the bees!

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MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 14, 2010
5:48 PM

Post #7969049

I summer my orchid collection, in a slat house, on the decks in Atlanta. Growing up in S. FL., I've grown orchids for most of my life and currently have approximately one hundred and fifty. Here is one of my Encyclias in bloom. It's not only gorgeous but smells delicious...like chocolate and cherries.
Laurel

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MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 14, 2010
6:01 PM

Post #7969067

Here is Cleisostoma sagittatum. Really a big name for a tiny orchid. It's only four inches tall and these flowers are less than a quarter of an inch. They are perfection when viewed with a magnifying glass and prove that beauty can come in small packages. My orchids go outdoors, on the decks, in April and trickle indoors up until December, so they are a part of our outdoor landscape. I have a specially equipped room where they winter but it's not a greenhouse.
Laurel

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LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 14, 2010
9:08 PM

Post #7969560

wow laurel, that is an impressive collection of orchids. yummy chocolate and cherries!!!
EFGeorgia1
Lizella, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 15, 2010
7:02 PM

Post #7971540

I love chocolate & cherries. yum. I just can't grow orchids...
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 15, 2010
8:01 PM

Post #7971683

I love chocolate and cherries too, Elaine. Anyone can grow orchids. There are so many kinds for so many conditions. I have been growing for a long time and many of mine would not be considered beautiful to many of you. I grow mostly (but not all) species miniatures, not the showy corsage orchids, because they are more challenging and unusual. They are called "botanicals". Here is where they spend the summer.

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MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 15, 2010
8:03 PM

Post #7971691

And here is where I love to relax and smell the orchids. BTW I can't, for the life of me, grow decent blooming roses!

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MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 15, 2010
8:10 PM

Post #7971711

This is called a clamshell orchid, Encyclia cochleata. It's easy to grow and a favorite of mine. It's been in bloom continuously since early spring and bloomed from last fall into early winter.

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MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 15, 2010
8:13 PM

Post #7971721

This is one of the thousands of types of Dendrobiums. This particular one is Australian. It's been in bloom since April.

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donnacreation
Sumter, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 16, 2010
4:35 PM

Post #7973860

Your orchid collection is amazing! Thanks for the oleander caterpillar info. I've never noticed any, but I'll remember your warning.


variegated tapioca closeup - the plant is currently about 6' tall and growing like crazy.

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MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 16, 2010
5:32 PM

Post #7973989

Oh, Donna, that is gorgeous! I've never seen or heard of tapioca as a plant before. Shucks about my orchids. :) I mostly deck garden, grow in raised beds or around rock patios and a small pond in Atlanta. We have a hilly, wooded lot in the city.
donnacreation
Sumter, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 17, 2010
9:24 AM

Post #7975577

Thanks. I have bad luck with orchids and I'm always impressed with gardeners who seem to grow them effortlessly. I bought 3 tapiocas at walmart a few summers ago. I cut them back, reduce watering, and winter indoors. I plant them outdoors in early April, and, invariably, they become very big by August and get partially blown over by stormy winds. I really need to shore them up with concrete blocks. They also root very quickly and easily. I bought and used a weed wacker for the first time last month, and within 10 minutes I destroyed 2 large tomato plants and 2 tapiocas. After a minor emotional meltdown/ temper tantrum,I stuck the severed tapioca limbs in a mixture of peat moss and perlite and they've already rooted. I saw a stunning specimen in Miami several years ago that had grown into a small tree ! I'll post another pic in late August of the entire plant.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 17, 2010
5:52 PM

Post #7976608

Hmm, having grown up in Miami I should recognize this plant but I don't. I'll do some research when I find the time (like maybe next month). lol

No, orchids are not effortless, but they are not impossible. They mostly require a bit of time and attention to learning about the orchids you acquire. Orchids are like vegetables or fruit trees or perennials, they each have different demands regarding culture.

Weed whackers are my nemesis! Forget the unintentional damage factor. As soon as you get the hang of the thing you can't get it started or it's out of string. If you can get it started, mow down the "North forty" and spend the evening feeling accomplished, you are puzzling over your total body pain the next day. Not a year goes by where the whacker doesn't spend time bonding with my small engine guy. An added expense and something else for me to gripe about.
donnacreation
Sumter, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 18, 2010
6:03 AM

Post #7977401

The tapioca I saw was growing up close against a house, protected from wind, in Miami Shores. It was at least 8' x 6' and was limbed up with a chair underneath it. I think they might be more common in Miami were they sturdier - they blow over so easily when they get big and wide.

Believe me, I know orchids are not effortless - I've killed too many.

I agree that using a weed whacker is the equivalent of carrying around a small push mower with a lousy shoulder strap.
I got sucked into an infomercial late last night about a new lithium ion powered weed whacker. It was touted as lightweight, push button start, ergonomic, and with a life long supply of heavy duty cutting strings. It also had a push out guard to prevent accidental cutting of plants. And it was an edger! I think the price was around $120, and supposedly it could be returned postage free for a full refund if not satisfactory. I was under the influence of ambien, and they were obviously reading my thoughts, but it sounded like all I needed to make my life complete. A "lifelong" supply of anything always gives me pause. Wonder if any DG members have tried this.
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 18, 2010
7:25 AM

Post #7977566

Walmart was selling manihot (tapioca) just a few years ago. I wonder why they get neat plants sometimes (like tacca the same year).

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LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 18, 2010
7:34 AM

Post #7977585

which wallie do you go to? I've never seen tropicals at Wallie World in Atlanta.
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 18, 2010
8:00 AM

Post #7977635

You have to check weekly. This one was from Hiram.
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 19, 2010
6:26 AM

Post #7980141

I'll have to remember that. The Wallie World nearest to our home is not convenient, so I only go there about once a month.
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 19, 2010
6:40 AM

Post #7980172

I think growers from FL need a market so GA is next door so they ship lots of stuff up this way when they have excess but it is a hit or miss thing. Home Depot is another example of some more exotic stuff once in a while (begonias, alocasias, colocasias, etc. for cheap prices).

Here is a picture of the Tacca plant I bought from the same Walmart about 3 years ago. Unfortunately for the tapioca plant and the Tacca, both are not good growers in dim cool basements through winter so lost them both. Still fun to grow when you can find them.

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mqiq77
Danielsville, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 19, 2010
10:57 AM

Post #7980798

This is a hard act to follow, but I do grow some nice plants.I am just not a good photographer. Mike

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hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 19, 2010
12:32 PM

Post #7981004

Nice looking lilies Mike. Are they trumpets?

My Oriental lilies are over for this year but this has been the best they've been since I planted them nearly 5 years ago.

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mqiq77
Danielsville, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 19, 2010
9:50 PM

Post #7982377

They are called, "Trimphator", I think I'm right, and they smell soooooooooo sweet. Mike
EFGeorgia1
Lizella, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 21, 2010
6:50 PM

Post #7987065

ooo, Mike, love that Triamphator Lily. That was one I ordered from coop this year, but didn't get.
Here is Sorbonne O. Lily

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MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 21, 2010
7:37 PM

Post #7987167

I used to grow beautiful Asiatic lilies at our home in Decatur. The Sandy Springs house has very little sun so I don't bother and the deer ate the lilies here. Now that we are fenced, I'd like to try again. Really beautiful flowers Mike and Elaine
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 22, 2010
4:20 AM

Post #7987585

A white Oriental lily

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LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 23, 2010
7:26 AM

Post #7990520

that white one is beautiful. I have some no id blooming now but it's winding down.
EFGeorgia1
Lizella, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 23, 2010
6:45 PM

Post #7992050

I keep my lilies up close to the house,, and so far... none have been eaten.
That white one is beeutiful, hm. Wow you grow lilies and begonias too?? lol
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 24, 2010
1:56 AM

Post #7992608

I grow a smattering of things but begonias are my #1 plant for the past few years. Several hundred so far and growing.

Hibiscus 'Fireball ' from yesterday afternoon. The leaves are riddled with holes from some small caterpillars but the blooms are untouched.

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