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joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

June 23, 2012
10:01 AM

Post #9177201

It has been raining here everyday for what seems like forever. All my roses are budded, but no blooms yet. I bought a new hybrid tea rose that was on sale. Sunny Daze by Pan Am. Tag says the colour won't fade, so we will see. It has a strong fragrance and should bloom continuous.

Very pretty and nice straight upright growth.

Here's a few pictures of the yard. Sure wish we could get some sunny days. next week should be very colourful. I had a tree peony for over 5 years and it finally bloomed this year. Don't know the variety, but was pleased with the bloom being pink

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CLScott
Calgary
Canada

June 23, 2012
10:19 AM

Post #9177221

Your yard and flowers are an inspiration! Joanne.
Thanks for sharing the pics with us.
joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

June 23, 2012
10:24 AM

Post #9177230

Thanks Caroline!

Here's a few more pictures on a wet day

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joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

June 23, 2012
10:26 AM

Post #9177233

Love this Monkey flower

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CLScott
Calgary
Canada

June 23, 2012
4:25 PM

Post #9177609

I like it too!
Where did you get the seeds?
joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

June 26, 2012
3:06 PM

Post #9182362

I didn't start those this year. I bought it at Vale's

Still raining!! Here's some pictures from inside looking out.

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CLScott
Calgary
Canada

June 27, 2012
1:16 AM

Post #9182938

Thanks, Joanne.
Your yard is one of the few where the view is beautiful from inside and outside the yard.
So many people just do strips against the house.
annabell52
Edmonton, AB
(Zone 3a)

June 27, 2012
3:24 PM

Post #9183785

Joanne super yard as always! Caroline's comment on the stripes is so true.
Nice Mimula. I have some that I direct seeded from saved seeds that should be splotched like that. Caroline I could save you seeds for next year. Will post photo's when they flower to see if you like them they will be mixed for sure.
Alberta Ann
CLScott
Calgary
Canada

June 27, 2012
6:10 PM

Post #9183962

Thank you that would be nice.
I forgot to get any mimulus going this year.

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 29, 2012
10:28 AM

Post #9186242

Lovely pics. Thanks for sharing.
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

July 3, 2012
9:28 PM

Post #9192256

Very nice , All those lovely blooms give life to a garden on a dreary day. I love that peonie!
joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

July 26, 2012
10:58 AM

Post #9219443

A month later. Everything sure grew a lot when we were on vacation. Front Yard

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joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

July 26, 2012
11:03 AM

Post #9219446

more front yard

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joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

July 26, 2012
11:13 AM

Post #9219459

Welcome to the back yard

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joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

July 26, 2012
11:18 AM

Post #9219464

More Back Yard

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joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

July 26, 2012
11:22 AM

Post #9219466

Veggies & Herbs

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CLScott
Calgary
Canada

July 26, 2012
11:35 AM

Post #9219483

Beautiful! I love the groupings of the beautiful containers.
Joyous
Himrod, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 26, 2012
1:15 PM

Post #9219599

Oh My, it must have rained up your way. Beautiful.
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

July 26, 2012
7:35 PM

Post #9219946

Gorgeous, I wish my basket were as full as your. You're definitely doing something right, very lush!!!
joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

July 27, 2012
9:47 AM

Post #9220445

Thanks all! We had a cool wet May and June. It really didn't get very warm until early July and that's when we went camping for 2 weeks. The girl that I hired for watering did an extremely good job. Everything is doing great and I have her to thank.

burn_2007
Most of my baskets are originally bought as a 10" or 12" combo. I simply repot them into a bigger pot. I use Smart Cote slow release fertilizer 14-14-14 and Premier ProMix BX potting soil.

I wrote an article on creating big balls of colour. If you are interested in seeing it, send me a dmail.
echoes
South of Winnipeg, MB
(Zone 3a)

July 28, 2012
2:10 PM

Post #9221650

Thanks for posting all those pics of your lovely yard. Lots of work, but so worth it when it looks like that.
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

July 28, 2012
3:41 PM

Post #9221720

Thank for the info Joanne. Is the article you wrote, the one in your journal on DG? There was some really good info in that one.
joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

July 28, 2012
5:23 PM

Post #9221808

No, it's a different one (article)
CLScott
Calgary
Canada

July 30, 2012
10:52 AM

Post #9223706

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of touring Joanne's garden.
It is even more beautiful than the pictures.
Everything is grown really well and healthy.
Her artistic sense is every where!
She also has a good sized vege patch with more amazing plants.
joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

August 1, 2012
1:08 PM

Post #9226188

Thanks Caroline,

I'm glad that I had a little garden tour on Sunday since it a mess now. Bad hail storm last night. There was still hail along one fence this morning. Made a mess of the veggies. Few dints in the car too

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CLScott
Calgary
Canada

August 1, 2012
2:13 PM

Post #9226239

Your plants were so healthy that I think that they will recover.
The hail seemed to be localized in south east Calgary.
My daughter got hit too.
annabell52
Edmonton, AB
(Zone 3a)

August 1, 2012
3:57 PM

Post #9226318

Joanne how disheartening! I think there is still time for a recovery through August!
Alberta Ann
joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

August 1, 2012
4:46 PM

Post #9226364

Let's hope so.

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