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kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 7, 2011
7:04 AM

Post #8741599

Hi all,

We need another picture thread. We've all been so busy enjoying our gardens, that there hasn't been a photo thread in a while. I hope you have been taking pictures! Here are a few photos I took the last few days of just a few of the things blooming in the garden. This cool weather summer has caused my yard to look spectacular in August! June and July blooming things are still blooming, alongside the hydrangeas and other August bloomers.

Pic is of some yarrow (Colorado mix) that I started from seed in the winter.

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kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 7, 2011
7:07 AM

Post #8741601

Some of our bounty. The berries are doing great this year!. We have Duke blueberries, Berkeley blueberries, Cascade Delight raspberries, Caroline raspberries, Anne raspberries, Hood strawberries, and Seascape strawberries. Plus pinot noir grapes and lingonberries.

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kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 7, 2011
7:09 AM

Post #8741613

I'm pleased with the color scheme in this bed. Hopi red dye amaranth pairs well with the tickseed and black and blue salvia. There are also pink roses in the background of the pic. It's a very brightly colored bed, outside my dining room window. And the hummingbirds love those salvia.

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kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 7, 2011
7:11 AM

Post #8741623

Our chicken coop. I put in a lovely country style flower bed around it this year. It was fully planted. But we decided to free range the chickens. They ate everything except the gladiolas, dahlias, and rudbeckia. :-(

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kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 7, 2011
7:16 AM

Post #8741630

The red snapdragons, that I started from seed way back in February, are finally blooming! Here they are, paired with Iceland poppies (amazing--the poppies are still blooming going on month 3 now! Thanks to not a single 90 degree day yet in 2011!). This snapdragon has a lot of orange tinting---the others (I put in around 40 of them) are cardinal red. I might try and save seeds from this one, the color is so striking. I have a long fenced bath (fenced both sides), which is planted with trellising pinot noir grapes, icelandic poppies, a yellow chinese meconopisis poppy, red climbing roses, and the red snapdragons. I'm enjoying it.

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kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 7, 2011
7:20 AM

Post #8741637

I can't believe my lupines are still putting out spikes of blooms. I love them! This two toned pink Russell hybrid is my favorite.

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kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 7, 2011
7:23 AM

Post #8741644

And who says marigolds aren't pretty? Not me! Cut arrangement made of marigolds, strawflowers, rudbeckia, and a cream colored lisianthus.

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kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 7, 2011
7:30 AM

Post #8741653

Bee balm along the driveway. I started the monarda (panorama mix from Johnny's) from seed in the winter of 2010...I had to wait thru one season and half of this summer until it bloomed. It was worth the wait. I have seen a huge increase in butterflies and hummingbirds in my yard this year. My only complaint---the bee balm is taller than me, which I didn't expect, and completely blocks my bed of phlox from view! (But the phlox looks great from my neighbor's yard, lol).

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kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 7, 2011
7:33 AM

Post #8741659

You can smell these lilies from 30 feet away. Wow. Serious fragrance. Almost too much!

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kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 7, 2011
7:35 AM

Post #8741662

Bouquet of tree mallow (tree mallow makes an excellent cut flower surprisingly), Rosa 'America', achillea 'Moonshine', sweet peas.

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PNWMountainGirl
(Sharon)SouthPrairie, WA
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2011
7:56 AM

Post #8741688

You are way ahead of me, Stephanie. My daylilies are now about at their peak, almost two weeks late, and I will share some here.

This is Always Afternoon

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PNWMountainGirl
(Sharon)SouthPrairie, WA
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2011
7:58 AM

Post #8741693

Desperado Love

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PNWMountainGirl
(Sharon)SouthPrairie, WA
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2011
8:01 AM

Post #8741696

Strawberry Candy

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PNWMountainGirl
(Sharon)SouthPrairie, WA
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2011
8:05 AM

Post #8741704

Prairie Blue Eyes

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PNWMountainGirl
(Sharon)SouthPrairie, WA
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2011
8:08 AM

Post #8741709

Blue Voodoo

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PNWMountainGirl
(Sharon)SouthPrairie, WA
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2011
8:11 AM

Post #8741711

And an NOID clematis that was here when we moved in.

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summerkid
Rose Lodge, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 7, 2011
2:21 PM

Post #8742578

Very nice, ladies. It's nice to see some color right now -- I'm struggling with the doldrums in my own landscape, feeling lost & uninspired.
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 7, 2011
5:43 PM

Post #8743039

This actually is blooming in the pot that I transported them in to my new house. Love it!

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PNWMountainGirl
(Sharon)SouthPrairie, WA
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2011
8:21 PM

Post #8743414

Do you have a name for it, Bea?
springcolor
Lake Stevens, WA

August 7, 2011
11:25 PM

Post #8743556

Very nice!
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 8, 2011
4:45 AM

Post #8743702

I believe it is Shaka Zulu.
kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2011
10:30 AM

Post #8761345

I love the daylilies! I added several this year, which will hopefully bloom for me next year. I'm particularly fond of the blue/purple ones...
kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2011
10:32 AM

Post #8761349

China asters, started from seed indoors this past winter. Now blooming beautifully, but they do need staking.

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kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2011
10:33 AM

Post #8761354

Onions are ready. I started these from seed indoors around March. I love being able to walk outside and pick a fresh onion.

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kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2011
10:34 AM

Post #8761355

Strawflowers (also from seed), rudbeckia.

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kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2011
10:36 AM

Post #8761358

Liatris, hydrangea, white China aster. Partial shade bed.

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kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2011
10:37 AM

Post #8761360

Ornamental porto spineless cardoon, started from seed 2 seasons ago. It is finally giving me those blooms I've been waiting for---perfect for unique arrangements.

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kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2011
10:39 AM

Post #8761363

Red snapdragons (from seed!) with pinot noir grape vines.

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kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2011
10:40 AM

Post #8761367

First year ceratostigma is blooming. very pretty shade of blue with yellow foliage. I'm excited for this shrub to get bigger. Planning to mulch heavily for winter.

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kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2011
10:41 AM

Post #8761369

Ageratum mix I started from seed indoors putting out blooms.

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kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2011
10:42 AM

Post #8761372

Echinacea 'Summer Skies'

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kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2011
10:45 AM

Post #8761375

Ptilotus 'Joey' I started from seed. Planning to move it to greenhouse this winter since it is a perennial I believe (with succulent kind of foliage) in Australia. Interesting plant, though not all that full of pizazz or anything as the color is very muted.

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kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2011
10:46 AM

Post #8761376

Fava beans need to be picked today.

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kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2011
10:47 AM

Post #8761378

Gomphrena mix, started from seed.

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kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2011
10:48 AM

Post #8761380

Last but not least, asters are starting to bloom. Adjacent to Coreopsis. I love purple and yellow together.

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kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2011
10:53 AM

Post #8761385

A couple more. Pink lisianthus. This took an incredibly long time to start from seed (started in January). But it makes an extremely long lasting cut flower. (about 2 weeks in a vase). No scent. I also have ivory and purple.

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kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2011
10:56 AM

Post #8761387

4 o'clocks mix in a container on the patio. These are fun. It's the first year I started them. Very easy from seed (started indoors in April), but finally started putting out the blooms a week ago. Worth the wait.

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