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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 24, 2012
5:40 PM

Post #9179093

Please share pics of your summer pretties

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 24, 2012
5:46 PM

Post #9179102

Guara 'Passionate Rainbow', Amazing Dream Echi, Double Pompon dl

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sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

June 24, 2012
6:12 PM

Post #9179152

very nice, Very pretty thread starter pic!
First bloom on a dayliy in veg garden, id?
My noid 'wine red small bloom' DL

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coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

June 24, 2012
6:24 PM

Post #9179171

love the 'passionate rainbow' gaura, but mine didn't come back this spring. I think they like to put down deep roots and I was trying to get it to be containerized. (1)

My glossy abelia bushes are blooming away. They bloom for me in just a few hours of morning sun. Sure do attract butterflies! They will bloom now til first frost. They stay evergreen here most winters. (2)

I'm also trying some large containers of 'Sun Impatiens' in two different colors. They top out at 2'x2' and so far are not bothered by Impatiens necrotic spot disease, (3 and 4) They sure are thirsty.

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greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 24, 2012
6:49 PM

Post #9179203

Each week brings a new suite of plants in bloom.
Twinny Peach Dwarf Snapdragon
Hyssop Skullcap - Scutellaria integrifolia
Showy Tick-Trefoil - Desmodium canadense
Monarda 'Petite Delight'
Monarda 'Raspberry Wine'

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 24, 2012
6:54 PM

Post #9179209

coleup, do you use any type of water saving crystals/gels?

Love the snaps

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 24, 2012
8:19 PM

Post #9179302

Mercy I do have a lot of 'whites' - it's that scent thang I love so... chuck hayes 1 - frostproof 2 - shooting star 3

Coleup - is your abelia fragrant?

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Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 24, 2012
8:44 PM

Post #9179328

Yipeee found 2 with color...except it looks like I didn't log this lily in my journal...hmph...now I've got to figure out her name. Her scent is amazing - the buggies apparently love her too. Gal #2 is growing by my office...such a cheery little thing

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sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

June 24, 2012
9:08 PM

Post #9179352

very nice, all!
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2012
3:44 AM

Post #9179495

Beautiful colors,
Greenthumb, Just love that Snappie, They are a favorite of Rics
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

June 25, 2012
5:07 AM

Post #9179567

VERY nice!!

Love the colors of the sun impatiens, Coleup

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 25, 2012
5:09 AM

Post #9179571

Chantelle---

Your Lily looks like one of the Chinese Trumpet Lily "Regale". They grow 4-5' tall? yes?
Yes! Their scent will permiate your whole house.

These are the Lilies I so fell in love with when I went to Latvia--in 2008.

I have the "Alba"--but it is not doing a whole lot. Moved them last year--may just be catching up.

#1-My white Regale Lily
#2--the ones in a vase when we were in Latvia. SOOOO extremely fragrant!

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greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 25, 2012
5:12 AM

Post #9179575

Holly, not only are the Snaps showy long-bloomers, they are reliably perennial for us.

Edit: Spelling

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Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 25, 2012
7:19 AM

Post #9179793

Beautiful Gita!! I'll have to check my written notes...I'd wanted the "Regale" but I didn't think I actually ever got any...hmmm...the mystery continues
coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

June 25, 2012
8:00 AM

Post #9179888

Chantel, Yes my glossy abelia is fragrant in moderation . like light honey.

Jen , I am not a fan of water crystals as they throw off one of my tests of when a plant/pot needs water. I found that MG with crystals was not a good mix for my many large pots of coleus and definitely not free draining as others I grow prefer...so, 'not worth it' to me.

As to the Sunpatiens being thirsty: they like all impatiens will droop and let you know they need a drink, but bounce back pretty well. The ones I'm growing this year were a special purchase item from Sams Club, 3 plants to a 12" hanging basket. I intended to separate the three and repot into containers but the roots totally filled the entire basket! Root bound there is little to hold any moisture and I don't want to use my large decorative containers just for Sunpatiens , so they will just have to make do with twice a dat 8counts of watering for now.

So sad that we may loose impatiens to Necrotic Spot and coleus to Downey Mildew and roses to Rose Rosette Disease Sigh

greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 25, 2012
8:37 AM

Post #9179942

Pat wanted me to post a photo of our Crocosmia 'Lucifer', so I'm adding in also:
Agastache 'Pink Pop'
'Amethyst' Oregano
Agastache 'Honeybee Blue'
Grecian Foxglove

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Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

June 25, 2012
9:40 AM

Post #9180060

I found this in my pot of caladiums, I did not know they bloomed. Surprised me.

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Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 25, 2012
11:22 AM

Post #9180252

coleup---

What you call "Sun Impatiens"--are they not called "New Guinea Impatiens"?
They like sun--but NOT the hot afternoon sun.

Very good plants--nice colors--grow to nice clumps--and are always thirsty.
Pop back from a wilted state in a matter of minutes.

I always plant some in the bed by the shed. They get various stages of sun as it passes over my trees.

BTW--our HD (and others too--maybe??) still have the 4" deep pots of "Proven Winners" annuals for $2.50.
Reg. price is $4.98. That is where you can get the New Guinea Imps. and also all the Million Bells petunias.
Angelonias---eic. Many other nicer annuals as well.
We also still have all the 6" (white pots--4 plants in each) sale of 4/$10. Reg. price--$3.33.
I pull the plants apart and plant them as individual plants. Comes to 60cents per plant.
I think they just got overstocked on the 6" annuals. People are not going for them as much as hoped.
I got a lot of nice Zinnias. LOVE Zinnias!!!

OK! I took a few pictures today of my "Summer Flowers. Nothing spectacular! Too hot! Things are wilting too fast.

--Big pot on rotting Birch Stump
--Carpet Rose
--Heliopsis and Lantana

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Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 25, 2012
11:29 AM

Post #9180267

More----

--Deep fuchsia Phlox
---Light purple Phlox--(Jill--yours is not in bloom yet)
--Endless Summer Hydrangea.

edited to add photo ID's.

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Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 25, 2012
11:43 AM

Post #9180280

Continuing...

--First bloom flush on my Dr. Seuss. It will grow more--and bloom more...
--Sweet Surrender Rose--still popping out a few blooms...
--My 1st red Epi in its glorious state of bloom. OH, YEAH!!!!

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Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 25, 2012
11:54 AM

Post #9180301

A few more-----

--K.O. Rose
--Easter cactus--giving it a second shot. 1st partial bloom was when it was till inside.
--Lady Betty Balfore Clematis--this was taken a few weeks ago.

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Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 25, 2012
12:07 PM

Post #9180321

Jen---

I hope by "Summer Flowers" you did nor mean just annuals????

I just realized that i am posting a lot of plants that are perennial as well. Sorry--if I goofed!
However--all these are in bloom right now--and it IS summer---many of the pictures taken today.

--first of many blooms from a huge Amaryllis bulb Susan at work gifted me. More bloom buds coming.
planted it in my veggie bed--as I had some space left--unclaimed...
--A rust Mum in bloom. Do you believe it????
--Not in bloom yet--but soon. The wonderful, bronze/gold/maroon leaves on the K.K. Hibiscus...
It is HUGE by now! Waiting for the dazzling show--any week now...

That is all, Folks. Thanks for looking...Gita

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2012
1:12 PM

Post #9180448

Greenthumb, I just love that 'Amethyst' Oregano

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2012
2:11 PM

Post #9180551

Looking good!

I meant flowers that are blooming now.
I didn't want to call it June flowers since June is almost over

greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 25, 2012
6:15 PM

Post #9180894

greenthumb99 wrote:Pat wanted me to post a photo of our Crocosmia 'Lucifer', so I'm adding in also:
Agastache 'Pink Pop'
'Amethyst Falls' Oregano
Agastache 'Honeybee Blue'
Grecian Foxglove


Edited to correct to Oregano cultivar to 'Amethyst Falls'

Second edit: How on earth did my edit end up as a new entry with a quote box.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2012
6:43 PM

Post #9180941

Group picture of the Sunshine Bed. The one that runs down the side of the Veggie Garden. Those white balls are last years onions that were never harvested don't they look pretty. Might not harvest more of them this year. LOL

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2012
6:53 PM

Post #9180958

Here is Mouse Ears blooming.
I think this is Coconut Lime Echinacea.
Endless Summer Hydrangea


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sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

June 25, 2012
7:34 PM

Post #9181029

so much gorgeous stuff here. Why do I bother growing things LOL?

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 25, 2012
9:51 PM

Post #9181260

Sally - so you can share your beauties with us!!! Not to mention...gotta grow em to sniff em!!

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 26, 2012
4:54 AM

Post #9181438

Daylilly NOID Hybrid
Purple Coneflower
Gailardia Grandiflora
Yarrow Coronation Gold

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Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 26, 2012
5:28 AM

Post #9181474

Holly---

Your "Mouse ears" Hosta blooms look exactly like mine...Hmmmmmm???

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donnerville

donnerville
Damascus, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 26, 2012
8:15 AM

Post #9181747

So many beautiful flowers!! Love them all. Must see what I can find on my camera :-).
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 26, 2012
8:41 AM

Post #9181772

juhur7: Lovely pictures! Is your Yarrow Coronation Gold long-lived? My sense is that is a short-lived perennial, but wanted confirmation.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

June 26, 2012
12:34 PM

Post #9182149

Chantell... Oh, yeah you're right !

wind

wind
Mount Laurel, NJ
(Zone 7a)

June 26, 2012
6:50 PM

Post #9182680

I tried to post a few pics but they bounced off!!...oh well...don't have time right now to try again. Hopefully in a day or so =)
Happy Gardening!!! like all the blooms esp. the fragrant lilies

donnerville

donnerville
Damascus, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 26, 2012
7:28 PM

Post #9182734

Wind, maybe the pictures were too big in size. You may need to compress them if you want to post more than one at a time.

donnerville

donnerville
Damascus, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 26, 2012
7:37 PM

Post #9182748

1. Spiderwort 'Sweet Kate'
2. Brugmansia 'Dr Seuss'
3. Echinacea 'Sundown'
4. Calla Lily 'Picasso'
5. Daylily (NOID grown from seed)

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donnerville

donnerville
Damascus, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 26, 2012
7:42 PM

Post #9182758

1. Lily - didn't know deer had left one for me.
2. Amaryllis - bloomed last winter and is blooming now.
3. Hydrangea
4. Coreopsis 'Early Sunrise'
5. Dianthus

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gardadore
Saylorsburg, PA
(Zone 6a)

June 26, 2012
8:33 PM

Post #9182817

For some reason the poppy seeds I sprinkled around in early spring are blooming like gangbusters and so many colors! May have to post this one photo at a time since the ones I chose never went through. These are basically varieties of bread poppies.

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gardadore
Saylorsburg, PA
(Zone 6a)

June 26, 2012
8:38 PM

Post #9182828

Seems to work if I send one at a time. Maybe it will take two!

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gardadore
Saylorsburg, PA
(Zone 6a)

June 26, 2012
8:42 PM

Post #9182833

Well it took two so I will send the last two.

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juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 26, 2012
8:51 PM

Post #9182852

Man there certainly are some pretty lovely flowers here to see!!!

happy; I got that four or five years ago, that is about all I know as to age information.How long a yarrow plant lives nobody ever asked me that before,and neither had I. I may of heard once a long while ago that those are suppose to live about 12 years or so, not sure though.

donnerville

donnerville
Damascus, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 27, 2012
3:58 AM

Post #9182978

Beautiful poppies!!! I started some oriental poppies from seed this year. They germinated beautifullyk but the container was dug into by critters (chipmunks?) the day I moved it outside :-(. Will have to try again next year.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 27, 2012
6:18 AM

Post #9183103

donner and gardadore----Loved all your pictures! Never seen those Poppies you have!

Sally--How come YOU could post 5 pics.? I checked the size (right click--> "picture info") and they seem to be
about the same size as mine. Three pictures takes me about 2+ minutes to load. One---over a minute.
Haven't tried more than 3 again. I have been c/p the text so I don't lose that--in case the pictures don't send.

We still seem to be having problems. Anyone keeping up with Adm. re this issue?
Haven't seen anyone post on David's Thread re the Loading Problems.
G.

donnerville

donnerville
Damascus, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 27, 2012
6:27 AM

Post #9183115

Gita, what is your broadband access service? I have Verizon Fios. If you use DSL which is slower than Fios, your upload of 5 pics will take longer and it may time out before it is done. If you use cable modem, the bandwidth is shared among all the users on that same line. Try to avoid the peak time (between dinner and bedtime?) and see if that makes the upload faster.

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Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 27, 2012
8:21 AM

Post #9183251

Not sure what broadband access service actually is defined as?

I have Comcast X-Finity. I do not use DSL. I have cable.

next time you come over--you can inspect my "puter.

Gotta go to work. Gita

donnerville

donnerville
Damascus, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 27, 2012
12:01 PM

Post #9183576

Gita, Sorry, that would be your access to the Internet. so you have comcast cable modem. Try to upload pictures when fewer people are using the service in your neighborhood. Maybe early in the morning or late at night? I would guess that the line is pretty busy right after dinner which will make your upload slow.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 30, 2012
9:10 PM

Post #9188312

The scent of this lily is filling the entire yard with just 3 blooms
'Touching'

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 30, 2012
9:16 PM

Post #9188317

echi, love those eyes, glads, monarda, dl

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wind

wind
Mount Laurel, NJ
(Zone 7a)

July 1, 2012
9:11 AM

Post #9188655

nice Jen

I tried to upload 5 pics again to no avail... I don't have the time to resize each one so I'll just post singles or try 2-3

stay cool!

our hydrangeas were so gorgeous this year

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 1, 2012
9:17 AM

Post #9188659

When you export them from your camera to the computer just make sure they are exported at the smallest size
I found that it also helps to hit preview first then send them

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 1, 2012
1:51 PM

Post #9188896

When you export them from your camera to the computer just make sure they are exported at the smallest size
I found that it also helps to hit preview first then send them
( I still do not know how to "box" comments"...)

Jen---Your comment leads me to a question...

At what point of uploading ones pictures (exporting?) can you change the size--and--HOW??

If you "export" (upload?) any pictures that have been made a smaller size---will they still be a larger size
when someone opens them in a Post?
Many times I have seen people's photos at about 2"x3" even after I clicked to open them.
Almost the same size as a Thumbnail. I would not want to do that...

Lately--I have sent 2 and 3 pictures at the same time and it seems to go faster.
May be just the time of day...

On my camera--my ISO is set on 8.

I still have not called my provider (Comcast) to see if I may get a faster speed w/o any additional cost.
Something I have been procrastinating with...

Gita

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 1, 2012
1:55 PM

Post #9188901

wind---

The last picture you posted--the one of the orange Lily--almost looks like my "Lily-By-The-Stump".
The coloration is different--but the shape of the bloom is close tot he same...

This year--the blooms have been less than before. Again--I will blame it on the heat...

Gita

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Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 1, 2012
7:17 PM

Post #9189272

Jen - I love that lily - fragrant too, eh? Where did you get yours from?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 1, 2012
8:43 PM

Post #9189364

Chantell I bought 'Touching' from Brent and Becky's

Gita, when you pull up my pics you see them in large size don't you?

When you use the usb cable to upload your pics into your computer and then into your picture program, how to you export them into your individual files?

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 2, 2012
6:21 AM

Post #9189645

Jen--

When I opened your flower pictures above--#2-#3-#4-#5 measured 9"x51/2".
The Echinacea was huge! Mostly very long--at 17+" x 91/2".

I have a PlugLink Ethernet Adaptor plugged into my USB port.
On a very small CD that came with the PlugLink it says: "High Speed-85mbps".
My Son-in-Law got that for me. He said he learned of this PlugLink on the
Cameras and Photography Forum. He is very good with computers...

I keep all my pictures in dated folders by month (like--June 2012). Now I will start a new folder for July.
Makes it easier to find certain pictures by the month that they bloom.

Anyway--I slip my memory card into the slot of on the PlugLink and and it puts the pictures in
the current folder. I could choose any other folder too, if I wanted. I prevue them and ID all the pictures
of what is on them.
The folders are in my Documents---My pictures--and then in the dated folders.

To add a picture on a Post--I go the same route--Doc.--My Pics.--find the picture I want to post, prevue it--
and click "open" and it goes into the "Browse" image window under the text area.

At what point in this process could I minimize the picture before I put it in the folders? How?

Is this what you asked me to explain??? Thanks for your help. Gita

Will add a picture just as an example---When I prevued it--it measures 11"x81/2". bigger than yours.
It would be perfectly OK with me to have it a smaller size--like yours. Still big enough to enjoy.

edited to say that when I looked at it in this post I sent--it was now re-sized to be the same size as yours.

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coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 2, 2012
6:52 AM

Post #9189697

Special Request

Haven't heard from a number of folks that the major storm that blew through on Friday night may have impacted like ruby, aspenhill, greenthumb and pat, ssgardener, donnerville, Bec, hart, speedy and catbird to name a few...Hope they will check in soon and that they are all ok.

If any of you reading this have a way of checking in with any of the above or other DG neighbors, knowing that they may be out of power and cell phone service, please do so and convey our prayers and wishes for their well being.

You can report any weather and well being reports on our ongoing Chat thread (Your Neck of the Woods) here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1268408/

Thanks,

Judy

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 2, 2012
6:57 AM

Post #9189707

When you use your memory card to upload the pics, it transfers them automatically? it doesn't ask you what folder to transfer them to?
is there a plug link icon on your desktop?

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 2, 2012
3:09 PM

Post #9190354

OK! Took a random picture---My Mandevilla

--stuck Memory Card in the PlugLink thingie.
--Up came this:..."Copy picture om Microsoft using Scanner CXamera wizzard.
--Next----Choose pictures to copy (like ones that have NOT been copied before).
--Next--Choose place to save Pics.---like my current Folder.
--Finish

Now all the pictures copied are in the current folder. I go there for viewing and ID-ing each picture.

Now--the chosen pictures are in My Documents----My pictures---In the June 2-12 Folder.

I cannot tell you any more than this.

Here is the picture I too just now...

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 2, 2012
7:22 PM

Post #9190648

Weird that after "choose picture to copy"or before you save it there is no options on resizing or editing

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 3, 2012
3:31 PM

Post #9191733

I never get any options to resize a picture when I save them from my camera either, the "walkthrough" is pretty much just like Gita described. (by the way Gita, GORGEOUS Mandevilla!!) I'm wondering if we should find a resizing program online to use..??

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 3, 2012
5:04 PM

Post #9191863

I have "zoom browser" that came with my Canon and when exporting to the files it has the resize option

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 3, 2012
5:40 PM

Post #9191924

Maybe I should read the manual????? OR--watch the tutorial CD's that came with it?

Would make sense----I just hate to read manuals...of course--then I pay the price for my ignorance...

G.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 3, 2012
9:31 PM

Post #9192260

Honeymoon, Salmon Star, King of Hearts(thanks Ruby!!!!) and the little strip next to the front porch is filling in nicely

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Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2012
4:35 AM

Post #9192380

Jen/Ruby

Is the "King of Hearts" the same as my red D-Lily?

If it is--I would then have a name...

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speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 4, 2012
5:08 AM

Post #9192412

FlowAjen, in the little strip next to your porch, are those Johnny Jump Ups I see? What sort of sun/shade do you get there? I've got some JJU's in a pot out back and they're finally just starting to bloom, but they don't seem to be as 'bloomy' as yours. Mine get morning sun, 'til about 11:00 or so, and then are in bright shade the rest of the time. Any suggestions to get mine to look like yours? =)

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 4, 2012
10:15 AM

Post #9192761

Oh you saw those huh?
The strip gets morning sun only

how about this patch?? Full hot sun

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speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 4, 2012
3:49 PM

Post #9193141

Aaaaaaaaaaaaah, HEAVEN!!!!!!!!! They are wonderful!!!!! OK, note to self for next year: A couple more packs of Johnny Jump Ups and find a sunny spot for them! =) Thank you for the gasp and smile! =)
coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 4, 2012
4:51 PM

Post #9193225

Jen, Is that picture from today? Mine always succomb to heat and have been gone about two weeks now in sun or shade. This year is about the longest they have lasted ever here for me. Do you cut yours back after initial bloom? Does that patch come back every year for you or is that from this winter/spring? Do you dead head them?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 4, 2012
8:51 PM

Post #9193424

I do nothing to them, have no idea how they even got here.
That pic was in June, they JUST started to brown a little, so I start yanking them...don't worry they'll be back again next year
rubyw
Crozet, VA

July 10, 2012
8:52 AM

Post #9200301

All pics are absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks to all who shared. I haven't taken many flower pictures this year and it is almost like pulling a tooth to get me take the pics and then actually post them. Once I get started though, I tend to go over board. I too saw some real beauties amongst all these flowers and may have to start a wish list.

Sally, I was wondering if your red Day Lily isn't a King of Hearts also.

Ruby

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 10, 2012
9:33 AM

Post #9200341

Such a beautiful array of colors, folks...I love it!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 10, 2012
10:07 AM

Post #9200378

Gita I don't think your red dl is King of Hearts which throat is more greenish

Part of my dl and lily area
caladiums and coleus
caladiums and viola

butterflies enjoying the buddleia

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happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 10, 2012
10:26 AM

Post #9200392

Gita: Could your daylily be Red Volunteer, http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/8321/?
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 10, 2012
10:32 AM

Post #9200396

Beautiful Jen.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 10, 2012
11:26 AM

Post #9200433

Happy---

I do not think so--they do not look exactly alike either...

The Red DL I have used to be in my next-door neighbor's (Betsy's) yard.
She had beautiful Iris and also DL.
6 years ago, she went to an extended care kind of a place. The house was unoccupied for 2 years.
Her daughter spent all kinds of time throwing everything away, as she was in charge of
readying the house to be sold. You better believe I went through every trash bag! Horrors!

She even rented a dumpster and was throwing all kinds of good things in it.
I think that got raided by everyone in this neighborhood that dared do such a thing.

Then the salvation Army truck came to get all the rest.
She let me go look, and I ended up taking a beautiful, hand-crocheted Full throw. Also some other stuff.
The husbands sister always crocheted things.

OK! Getting side tracked here...
Betsy's father was from Holland and he owned a Bulb farm somewhere in S. MD.
Many of the bulbs that she grew were given to her by her dad. Including these red DL's.

I just think they are an old, old variety as I have seen them in many places. Even when I was in Latvia.

SO--as no one was looking I was digging up what I could from her yard.
She had oodles of naked ladies, but I did not have room for too many things.

The Iris I showed you all before--the "Snow on a Mountain" was also something I took from her yard.
Just as well--when the Pakistani family moved in, they cut everything down, dug everything up and got rid of ti.
Now the Old lady is cultivating quite a nice garden--but most of it in pots. She has a pot-garden.
Now that it is behind a 6" wall, I never see her any more. Nor my little buddy--Hamsah.

Sorry to be so long-winded...I always have to explain "why" and "how"...Gita

The Iris "Snow cap"...and my little buddy--Hamsah--2 years old. They say they built the fence to keep him safe
and to keep him from roaming all over with Granny chasing after him all day.
Now he will grow up in fenced-in cage--not exposed to any other people or kids. Sad!

edited to say--now Hamsah peeks through the cracks in the fence and keeps saying--"Hi!! Miss Gee..."



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Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

July 10, 2012
12:01 PM

Post #9200470

Pretty blooms!!

What a cutie he is, Miss G!!!

donnerville

donnerville
Damascus, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 10, 2012
12:55 PM

Post #9200553

Gita, there are poker primroses behind the iris. How are they doing now? One of the three in my garden is thribing, one is barely surviving, and the 3rd has disappeared all together :-). They need time to establish themselves before summer heat arrives. I wish nurseries got them in earlier in the season.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 10, 2012
4:40 PM

Post #9200761

donner---

Sorry! I lost one of my two also. Gathered up the remnants and took it back to HD for a refund. Had the receipt.
Hey! $5.98 is no chicken feed!!!

The other one is still OK. Being it IS a Primrose---I do not expect anything much out of it in this weather.
Lets face it. Primroses are a "Spring Thing". YES!--They die back in the heat of the summer--
but then re-surface in the spring. So I hope! NOT the dead one.

The one I lost is GONE! Totally Dead! NO roots. No leaves. No chance of an afterlife.
This may be a good example of plants that Bell Nursery pushes to bloom and to sell--but does not consider the
longevity of the plant as purchased. You see it! You LOVE it! You BUY UT! You PLANT IT!
Then--it does not survive in the average garden conditions...
It is the Reason i do not buy too many plants at HD. And these Primroses were under the name of "Proven Winners"...

Granted--Maybe they were a "New Thing"...So--we were the "Guinea Pigs'...

I have faith that the surviving one will make it to the next year...We will see...Gita

I do not know what happened??? At least I got my money back on one of them.

Gita

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 10, 2012
5:34 PM

Post #9200825

I think I have the same Red as Gita.
Here's a page of red DL and I don't think any one matches!
http://dayliliesforsale.com/results

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 10, 2012
6:41 PM

Post #9200908

Sally---NOOOOOO! That is NOT a match.
My red DL does not have any green in the "throat"...

Geez! It should not be so hard to ID this one! It has been around forever.

Here is another picture...

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sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 10, 2012
6:49 PM

Post #9200918

Oh sorry! I didn't mean to show you THAT one. I had used the selections down the right side and chose a page of reds, and 'thought' I got the link to that page.

Maybe King of Hearts?
http://dayliliesforsale.com/daylily/King-Of-Hearts
or Pardon Me?

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Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 10, 2012
8:39 PM

Post #9201080

What a cutie!!!

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

July 11, 2012
4:48 AM

Post #9201287

Beautiful pics, everyone. Jen, you make me so sorry that I didn't put in any Caladiums this year.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 11, 2012
5:41 AM

Post #9201324

Ditto!
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 11, 2012
6:08 AM

Post #9201360

I posted this in Plant ID but didn't get any suggestions. Any idea what this is? It looks so familiar. The photo was taken a month ago, in Chevy Chase Maryland.

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happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 11, 2012
6:10 AM

Post #9201362

Another question -- do you think this is a Nepeta (catmint)? Again, I posted it in Plant ID and got a response that it might be a Nepeta. But the leaves don't look quite right -- though I'll have to go back for a closeup. The photo was taken two days ago.

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Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 11, 2012
6:19 AM

Post #9201381

happy - re photo 1 - when you rub the leaves does it have a basil type scent? Had you previously had basil around that area. Mine all reseeded in the deck planter I had incl the lemon basil that has that light scent. Would be interesting to see what type of bloom comes up
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 11, 2012
6:27 AM

Post #9201388

I don't think it is a basil, but I'll go back and check. (It was in a pretty yard and I took the photo on the fly.)

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

July 11, 2012
6:36 AM

Post #9201395

pic ain't all that good of this either. anyway "Big Red" hibiscus

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Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 11, 2012
7:10 AM

Post #9201421

--My KK Hibiscus keeps getting bigger and bigger- Starting to bloom this week.
--Tiger Lilies
--Carpet Rose bloom cluster

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juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

July 11, 2012
9:27 AM

Post #9201605

I like the form and shape of that hibiscus. Preetty!!
The tiger lilies that looked like that decades ago may once been near the most popular flower ever, if they are hybrids now it is still nicer than ever to see them!!
The carpet rose is nice too!! Your flowers all seem to have a nice cooling effect.NICE!!!

I like my red hibiscus because it attracts the hummingbirds,it has not done near as well as some older varieties I have grown before though.
coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 11, 2012
9:29 AM

Post #9201607

juhur, nice! We used to call them 'dinner plate' How long does each bloom last?

Gita, how old is your KK bush now? What special treatment do you give it?
Also, on your old fashioned red daylily id. According to my search, the first two red daylilies introduced were 'ruffles red' and 'ruby throat' in 1953 and 1959 respectively. http://www.heirloomorchardist.com/the_heirloom_orchardist/the-heirloom-daylily-or-day-lily.html

I had no idea that there are over 45,000 different daylily cultivars with more being introduced each day. Makes my chance of guessing which one you have from a picture mighty slim, even if I was a student of daylily! I'm much better with coleus lol. There are only about a thousand named varieties of them!


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juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

July 11, 2012
9:39 AM

Post #9201622

ONE BLOOM ,ONE DAY Last year there was about three weeks worth of blooms,this about five or six days is going to be about all. Plants are smaller and there are not as many canes as there would usually be.Everything seems to conserving energy,redundant sounding theme of recent times.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 11, 2012
10:04 AM

Post #9201638

Happy that looks like Agastache
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 11, 2012
10:06 AM

Post #9201642

Really? Which -- the first or the second photo? That makes sense, because I've never grown it!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 11, 2012
10:08 AM

Post #9201646

oops sorry, the 1st one
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 11, 2012
10:27 AM

Post #9201672

Thanks!
coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 11, 2012
10:52 AM

Post #9201701

Happy, I believe it was David Greenthumb that was offering 'Golden jubilee' at our plant swap.

Your pic made me think of another golden plant : centarea "gold bullion'. Any chance you can cruise back by where you first spied it and check out any blooms? That sure would tell alot!

Your second "stump the ID ers "pic does look like a low growing catmint nepata to me--- after being rained on before it pops back up! Since the flowers don't shout BLUE to me it may be one of the white flowered cultivars?? Or just very sun faded? Flowers are not like oregano flowers but are like mint family spikes.

Thanks for letting me play. You have an eye and an attraction for the unusual and different! Cool.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 11, 2012
11:05 AM

Post #9201711

Remember in May--I posted this for an ID.

I believe Happy ID'd it as a Nepata cat Nip.

I still do not know where it came from. Gita

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happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 11, 2012
2:07 PM

Post #9201892

Coleup -- I realized after I posted it that I don't recall where I took that particular photo (photo #1)!!!! Bad me. So now I can't track it down. Usually I am fairly careful to mark the location, but not that one!

I can't find an Agastache photo that looks like photo #1, though. I think you might be right that it is a Centarea, and "Gold Bullion" sounds like a great guess. This photo looks much like the one I posted (though details are obscured on both photos): http://www.soonerplantfarm.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=plants.plantDetail&plant_id=1119

I've been meaning to start a thread on plants with yellow foliage. I have very recently become infatuated with them.

Coleup -- thanks so much for the input!!!

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happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 11, 2012
2:34 PM

Post #9201922

Do you think this is also a Centarea?

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 11, 2012
3:31 PM

Post #9201968

are those edges on the last one smooth or serrated?
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 11, 2012
4:11 PM

Post #9202002

I don't know -- it looks as if the edges are smooth (based on the photo), but I can't be sure. I took the photo with my Blackberry, which doesn't give great resolution, and the garden it grows in is about a mile away from my house so I can't just go outside and take a peep. That garden got me completely inspired -- not much is in bloom right now, but the variation in foliage color is huge, with lots of yellows and lots of strong foliage, which makes the whole garden "pop."

I'll make a point of checking.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 11, 2012
8:48 PM

Post #9202261

at first glance it looked like a Buddleia to me, but they have serrated leaves

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 11, 2012
8:55 PM

Post #9202269

happy - just ignore my oddball sense of humor but something about you saying you're normally careful to mark the location...LOL

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speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 12, 2012
3:17 AM

Post #9202370

LOL LOL Chantell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gosh, I hope that's not how she marks her locations!! Haahahahahaahaaa!!!!!!!!!!!
coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 12, 2012
5:14 AM

Post #9202415

It is mighty suspicious speedy since in another post she talks about "not being able to go outside to take a peep"!!

Gives a whole new meaning to golden leaved plants doesn't it!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 12, 2012
7:06 AM

Post #9202543

rofl!!

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 12, 2012
7:53 AM

Post #9202617

LMBO Coleup!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You crack me up!!!!!!!!!! < =D
coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 12, 2012
8:30 AM

Post #9202655

Hey,
I'm not taking any credit...Chantell started it (or was that Happy????)
I'm just going with the flow !
And, speaking of Chantell, she has lots of dogs, BIG ones and she keeps planting fragrant plants in her little spit of a townhouse yard...hummm just sayin she may know more than she's telling about this marking plants thing!

And, I'm (still giddy from rainfall here and lack of sleep) just sitting here recalling that it was Happy who just recently bought oodles of fancy 'plant markers' which she offered to share at Hollys swap. Seems this marking behavior isn't new...and is expanding to even out of state!


PS If I had a working camera and photo program I would be posting pictures of beautious blooms. Enjoying this thread while I wait. Judy

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

July 12, 2012
8:47 AM

Post #9202677

Well here"s one my big fails,waited 4 years to see this bloom red as the first bloom appeared today,the plants dwarf like stella'd'oro with blooms about 3 times larger,nice big bloom size I like though; only with a phssst,and yick. What a bummed out dissapointment. I posted this on another thread earlier.

not really a good pick either,oh well.

Click the image for an enlarged view. Laughter scale 12 (rofl) !!!!!! to marking.

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happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 12, 2012
10:03 AM

Post #9202762

I have two cockapoos who have me trained on the best methods for marking!
coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 12, 2012
10:10 AM

Post #9202771



What happens in the Mid Atlantic, stays in the Mid Atlantic!

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

July 12, 2012
10:16 AM

Post #9202780

REALLY? I lived for two and half years at Aberdeen MD. near all the BIG "G" ,it all didn't exactly stay there,and or me either.

Invasive species studies around the perimeter of the Chesapeake Bay.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 12, 2012
10:30 AM

Post #9202790

rotfl

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 12, 2012
9:02 PM

Post #9203451

Uh - uh...wasn't me... twas Happy, I swear!!

On marking...said large dogs have back yard (ok they share it with a few plants NOT used for medicinal or culinary purposes) - the Alpha Dog (read: ME) gets the front yard. NO marking allowed there or castration may be enforced.
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 13, 2012
7:17 AM

Post #9203715

Ouch!
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 13, 2012
8:13 AM

Post #9203774

BTW, my photo #2 (posted July 11, 2012 at 08:10 AM) is definitely a Nepeta (catmint); I went back to look at it and the leaves have the characteristic jagged edges. Still not sure about my photo #1 (http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=9201360). I'm sorry for hijacking this thread for plant ID questions.



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juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

July 13, 2012
9:55 AM

Post #9203864

As to hijacking ; it'sAllright anytime

As to previous can you say that here(ROFL) :)

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 13, 2012
4:05 PM

Post #9204243

(thanks Chantell, I'm sitting here with my legs crossed now). < =P
rubyw
Crozet, VA

July 14, 2012
9:51 AM

Post #9204959

LOL!!!!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

July 14, 2012
7:59 PM

Post #9205461

Heehee

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 18, 2012
7:54 PM

Post #9210821

All taken with my camera phone so...well they is what they is...have been helping to take care of my friend's yard while she's on vacation...it's like a bit of paradise there...just gorgeous

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Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 18, 2012
7:57 PM

Post #9210823

My yard...for those of you that asked for a peanut butter shrub...look out...they get rather large...but ohhh that scent fills the yard in the evenings...the passis as well

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sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 19, 2012
4:54 AM

Post #9211021

Wow, Chantell! That PB shrub, wow, in a good way!! Mine's done well.
And lookie that, even CHantells camera phone takes awesome pics...
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 19, 2012
5:20 AM

Post #9211043

I got one Chantell, I planted it down by the back of the barn, I have been planting a few things down there to hide and pretty up the compost and stroage area. It is doing very well. When I researched it they said it was a spreader so I thought it would work there. I wonder if mine will bloom this year?
My hardy Hib is blooming and here are a few more of my lilies and garden phlox that are just smelling up the yard.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 19, 2012
5:22 AM

Post #9211046

Few more

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happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 19, 2012
5:31 AM

Post #9211054

peanut butter shrub?

donnerville

donnerville
Damascus, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 19, 2012
5:40 AM

Post #9211067

Love pictures! Thanks for sharing.

Chantell, is the passion flower hardy in your garden? I have never tried this plant. It grows outside in England. I once saw a passion flower vine covering the entire wall with loads of fruit. The fruit looked like dark green lemons. Never knew what they would be like when ripe.

Holly, what is that lily in the 3rd picture? Is it fragrant?

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 19, 2012
7:10 AM

Post #9211219

Devon - http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/772/ They do need sun though...

Donner - yes there are 2 passi's (I'm sure there are more) Maypop and Incense that I know to be hardy here...they are a thugish vine though - but I find well worth it.

Holly - wowzers...so pretty and the scent's probably just as yummy!!

Sally - :-) I do love my PB Shrub...
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 19, 2012
8:50 AM

Post #9211332

Chantell -- do you grow your PB shrub in a pot? A lot of people say it is invasive. But I also see it is ok in part shade, so maybe we can grow it. Does it need a lot of watering?
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 19, 2012
9:21 AM

Post #9211369

Donner, I will try to find a name for it. Just put in last spring and yes it is fragrant.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 19, 2012
9:33 AM

Post #9211383

donner, I got passion vine about five years ago. Maypop, I think. The litle cutting survived very rough treatment and grew, The first year was amazing, The second year, I started seeing sprouts five feet from the mother. By the third year sprouts are coming up over ten feet away...

Chantell, what's your position on those passsion flower sprouts? Love the vine and just add them to the weeding list?

Oddly, my big vine last year is gone?!? Did I try to dig it out?? I tried to move it but in the nw location only see a very small sprout.
I have various sprouts I can try to share.

I do love how the bees dig in there.
"nom nom nom so yummy"

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donnerville

donnerville
Damascus, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 19, 2012
10:11 AM

Post #9211409

A great shot, Sally!!! Wow!!!

An invasive vine. Hmmmm...

Love fragrant lilies. I used to grow them when I lived in VA, but I cannot keep deer off my current garden :-(. Am thinking about getting more lilies and putting a sign of "This is not deer salad!" to see if that will work. LOL!!!

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 19, 2012
10:26 AM

Post #9211422

Sally - you GO girl...amazing shot...just LOOK at the eyes on that bumble!!!!

PB Shrub in ground...not sure how she'd do in a pot...

Re Passis - IMHO well worth the extra weeding...and very easy to ID and yank up the extras

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 19, 2012
10:30 AM

Post #9211424

Chantell, you have changed my heart, I will embrace my 'passion' LOL

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 19, 2012
3:32 PM

Post #9211726

#1--Cardinal Flower is blooming nicely
#2--My Kopper King Hibiscus is marching on---Butt he blooms seem to be "cupped".
May be because of the heat???? Never seen this before.
#3--Jill's Mom's/G-Moms Phlox has just begun to bloom...
#4--My red Epi blooms are just marching on...Happy smiles...:o)

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 19, 2012
6:43 PM

Post #9211874

Pretty flowers Gita, Love that Epi. My Hardy Hib is blooming as well.
I agree about the Passi, I love mine, it came from Sally. I have them popping up everywhere ten ft away, too. But they are so easy to weed out that I don't mind at all.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 20, 2012
7:44 AM

Post #9212296

Just took a few more-----

#1--Kopper King Hibiscus
#2--Tall, Red, perennial Hibiscus--started blooming this week.
#3--White perennial Hibiscus
#4--One of my 3 clumps of BES.

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Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 20, 2012
7:52 AM

Post #9212306

More--

#1--Brazilian Plume Flower starting to bloom
#2--Have this every year--love it!
#3--Not a flower--but wanted you to see how huge my Ric Rac cactus is.
#4--An "artistic" look at an Epi bud.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 20, 2012
8:09 AM

Post #9212325

Gita, I think there is a bloom coming on my Brazilian, too.
rubyw
Crozet, VA

July 20, 2012
9:23 AM

Post #9212398

Just wanted to share my Hibiscus which look particularly lovely this morning. I have had the camera out for over a week waiting for a good time to take picture and many of these hot days has left the blooms wilting and not pretty enough to take a picture. We had some moisture last night, so they are very happy today.

Ruby

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Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

July 20, 2012
9:27 AM

Post #9212402

Love seeing everyone's blooms! Gorgeous. I have seen many beautiful gardens out here in Oregon.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 20, 2012
9:46 AM

Post #9212421

Just love all the hibiscus

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 20, 2012
11:20 AM

Post #9212503

Gorgeous!
Gita, my Plume is startingto bloom too, and is on my deck table to enjoy.

Ruby, so glad you could gte out and enjoy those Hibiscus.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 20, 2012
2:34 PM

Post #9212661

Ruby---

Your red Hibiscus looks like mine. Mine is perennial--been in this spot forever...Is yours?
So is the white one. They used to be planted together--but then I dug the white one away and now it has its own spot.

Re the Brazilian Plume---I find it amazing how much sturdier the plant looks and grows as it gets close to blooming.
The leaves are massive--and the stems fill out. I don't think I will cut it back this year. You all now have one...

You CAN just bring it in for the winter and keep it as a houseplant. it will continue growing...
Happy to hear that you all will get to see this beautiful bloom. When the blooms die off--pinch them off and more will come.
And don't forget---it likes a bit of shade--NOT sitting in full sun all day. Even though--I did not know that until last year.
And it still bloomed nice for me every year. Dappled, sporadic sun.

I just hope none of your Brugs are getting chewed up like mine. Holly--You got several How are they doing?
Pictures please! G.


rubyw
Crozet, VA

July 21, 2012
6:14 AM

Post #9213168

Yes Gita, my Hibiscus are all perennials. These are the newest planted three years ago I believe. Sally, hahaha...I sent John out to snap the photo. I could have taken it from the back deck I suppose, because I didn't want to get my footsies wet yesterday morning. I did go to the front deck yesterday morning and snapped some more photos which I will post after getting them downloaded...added to say that I do own a Tropical Hibiscus that Sally gifted me with two years ago. It bloomed several times during the winter months but isn't doing anything bloom wise currently. Will have to do some research on when it is supposed to bloom. Will tell you that it was nice to see blooms on it in the winter time when nothing else much was in bloom.

I am now getting envious of those telliing me about the Brazilian Plume Flower getting ready to bloom. I need to go out and check and see what mine is doing. I haven't paid close attention to it, so hopefully mine is doing what you alls are. Will report back later.

We are having the same gray skies and lots of moisture in the air as we had yesterday. I am sure all the plants are happy for the relief from the temperatures and the beating sun. Here is hoping it is cooler for all this weekend and that everyone has some time to play in the dirt.

Ruby
rubyw
Crozet, VA

July 21, 2012
6:39 AM

Post #9213198

Aw heck...lost the first photo...will try again...first, this is where I sit and chat with you good folks. Second photo is taken indoors looking at my bay window and the few houseplants that indoors instead of spending the summer outdoors. Notice to the left a very happy African Violet from Donnerville which is currently in crazy bloom. Third pic of one end of a table under awning, for some houseplants. Fourth pic is other end of same table.


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rubyw
Crozet, VA

July 21, 2012
6:45 AM

Post #9213203

More...one end of screen porch, double of Banana Plant from Coleup and a Begonia from Ric and Holly. The fourth picture is one that I need an ID for. This plant just last week had lovely dainty purple flowers on the end of the stems, but they have faded before I was able to take a picture. Have had this lovely for two years and not known what it was or who it came from. Any ideas?

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rubyw
Crozet, VA

July 21, 2012
6:49 AM

Post #9213204

First picture is unknown plant but beside it is the result of some Zinnia seed from Jill and Joyanna. One yellow bloom as of yesterday. The second picture is of Bloody Dock from Ric and Holly and added to say the hit of all my visitors this season. Everyone just loves the look of this stuff. I too love it and have really enjoyed having it. Huge pot of Elephant Ear from Coleup and two un-named Coleus.

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rubyw
Crozet, VA

July 21, 2012
6:53 AM

Post #9213205

Other end of table under awning. Livingstone Daisy from Buttoneer and the same with bloom on other side of pot. Number four is a pot of Prickly Pear and lastly is a pot of Caladiums.

That is it for now folks. Hope you enjoyed and have a great day all.

Ruby

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Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 21, 2012
7:37 AM

Post #9213241

Ruby---

WOWSA!!! You have a few plants!!!! Must take you forever to water them all.

The Livingston Daisy----we had them at HD last summer! I remember looking at them and wondering
what they were. Very pretty! Looks like a succulent? May be easy to root in that case.
Still have time before the swap...

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 21, 2012
7:49 AM

Post #9213255

Very pretty porch Ruby!! Everything looks very healthy.

Enjoying the drizzly day here- EXCEPT that its wreaking havoc with yard sale plans. Still, I sold ten dollars of stuff between showers. One neighbor did a great job organizing and making a map to show anyone which all homes 'planned' to sell stuff. The last visitor was a nice gal who was delighted to pay a dollar for a large goldfish bowl, esp after I threw in a goldfish and food. We're trying to offload a ten gallon tank setup that had three goldfish.

I feel like yardsaling is at least half just a favor to your community, giving people the chance for cheap thrills.

I had about ten small plants out. The plants are what caused the last gal to stop, and notice the goldfish bowl and two pair boys swim trunks.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 21, 2012
8:18 AM

Post #9213284

Good going Sally, I keep thinking about doing a Yard Sale but it never does seem to materialize. Josh's town has a yearly yard sale and the last 2 years I wanted to take things down and couldn't make the date. A neighbor organized one in our little neighborhood but we were way that week I never did find out how it went.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 21, 2012
9:10 AM

Post #9213329

The rain still comes down. The one day of the whole summer I had not wanted it! Funny.
Grand total 17 dollars- for accumulating and walking around a pile of crap for a month, to save it for the chance to make a few bucks, and now box most of it and take to charity. The highlight- selling a large glass tank and screen to two boys who want to get lizards. That was one item a real pain to carry to charity, or to ship if offered on ebay. COulda/shoulda tried craigslist...but we still have the ten gallon setup to try there.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 21, 2012
1:56 PM

Post #9213542

Oh Sally, Not quite what you had in mind and with the weather acting up you probably didn't even have fun. I have been trying to decide what to do with my extra water plants. I just have water hyacinths and water lettuce, a pot of Water Willow and 2 small Illustris. So do I put them out front with a sale sign or a free sign? Do you think anyone would want water hyacinths and water lettuce now?

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 21, 2012
2:15 PM

Post #9213563

Its hard to say. Do you get much traffic pass by?
I sold a four inch pot of Rosemary for $2 and two small pots of rooted jade plant cuttings a buck each. I had four pots of snake plant 'moonshine', which I saw at DJ Liquidators for $6--but no takers. Still. traffic was so very light.

The rosemary lady said she was looking for fall color.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

July 21, 2012
3:12 PM

Post #9213638

Hmmm... So what color does rosemary get in the fall...heehee
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 21, 2012
3:46 PM

Post #9213668

No we don't get much traffic. Usually I put extra plants out for free and they do disappear.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 21, 2012
6:36 PM

Post #9213803

hMMMMMMMMM...

Has anyone thought of a Flea market by us Folks on DG>
We could pick a Charity--meat at some close-by location and bring all our "junk"...
Make a few $$$ and see if we can help someone we know...

Just a thought...Gita

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 21, 2012
8:16 PM

Post #9213927

"Fall Color' for Rosemary is...well...green...LOL

Gita - what a sweet idea. The only challenge would be for any stuff that didn't sale having to haul it back...I know what a pain it is simply bringing it in from out front when my DD's done them before.
rubyw
Crozet, VA

July 22, 2012
6:53 AM

Post #9214181

Yikes, have had enough yard sales to know that they are a lot of work and usually in my case, not a lot of pay. I am taking this opportunity while sorting through every item we own having been boxed up in order to have the carpeting installed last month to go through each individual box upon its return indoors to pare down on some things. I have three boxes of possibly sell on ebay, and so far three boxes for yard sale.

Please note that in my case, I am taking the easy way out and in both cases are having someone else do the actual work of selling, and I will split proceeds with them. Before finding Dave's Garden and spending so much time chatting about gardening, I did have two shops on line in which I sold antiquey and collectible types of items. This was in the days before any of my sons moving back home or in the days before having grand children, so I had lots of extra time in those days. I am lucky if I find a few minutes for myself these days. Anyway...

A co-worker of John's is taking some of my better things and selling on ebay. He has about one hundred dollars for me whenever we can get together. When he arrives here eventually, I have three medium sized boxes of nice, often never a page turned new books for him to list. Another of John's friends has offered to hold a yard sale at his place with my belongings and split the proceeds with me. That should take place some time in September. I still have many storage totes to go through and decide what stays and what goes, so I am sure I will be sending even more things out of here eventually. Yippie!!!!

Gita, I do like your idea though. In the past whenever I have had large amounts of things to get rid of, I try to wait until I see an organization running an ad saying they are looking for yard sale items, and contact them and have them come here and get the items. I suppose a good way to find these organizations is on Freecycle or Craig's List, or to run your own ad on either of these sites and have folks contact you about taking your extras off your hands.

About two winters ago I took the opportunity to do what I called a major de-clutter here. Funny, how two years later, I am at it again. Anyway...when I first began getting rid of things, I was just sending for charity. When I reached the point where I was getting furnishings and other larger items I contacted a local auction house and piggy-backed on some other auctions. This brought me in the neighborhood of about three hundred bucks. While going through old jewelry during that time, I took things to a pawn shop and came out with a check for over seven hundred dollars. Anyway...I was quite thrilled with both instances of cash in hand and haven't once missed a thing that went out of here during that time.

I suppose I should wish you better luck next time Sally. Very interesting topic and one that seems to be a theme in my life over the past fifteen or so years. Really love talking about it.

Hope you are each having a good Sunday. We will leave later to visit a three week old new member of the Watts family, baby Jesse. After that is dinner out to celebrate the almost completion of a new roof that John has spent the last month putting on here. Busy day ahead for us.

Ruby


HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 22, 2012
3:51 PM

Post #9214835

Ruby congrats on the new family member. Bet Jesse is a sweetie.
Gita, Here is a pic of the Frans Hals you gave me, It really is beautiful. Oh and the big Brug that is doing very well but not blooming yet.

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Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 22, 2012
4:48 PM

Post #9214865

Holly---Nice!
Watch for the brug to "Y"----and you will have flowers...

Look at the positive side. You will have a smaller plant to store for the winter...:o)

coleuslover123

coleuslover123
Mount Laurel, NJ

July 22, 2012
6:12 PM

Post #9214939

Wow, so many beautiful flowers! Wind, your hydrangea is the most beautiful hydrangea I've ever seen. It is such a dark blue and it's so big! Gorgeous. My hydrangea's didn't last long, with it being so hot. Have your dahlia's bloomed yet? I try to get mine to stay blue, but they all turn pink after about a year.

Well mine's a LITTLE darker than it looks in this picture! I guess the picture was overexposed. It's not dark like yours though. This one started out blue but is now lavender.


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wind

wind
Mount Laurel, NJ
(Zone 7a)

July 22, 2012
8:00 PM

Post #9215064

Sally, jealous you had rain...we never got any accumulation, just a damp mist of not much. Everything is so dry. Even our usually hardy cherry tomatoes are cracking from uneven watering.

Enjoyed viewing everyone's pics will have to post some of ours...maybe next weekend.

happy gardening!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 23, 2012
5:49 PM

Post #9216297

Was expected a storm this evening and it went right around us

Planted the extra caladiums in my fairy garden with Ajuga 'Sparkler'
Monarch on Buddleia
and a Viceroy

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 23, 2012
7:51 PM

Post #9216445

Jen I like the caladiums in the Fairy Garden.
ssgardener
Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 25, 2012
4:22 AM

Post #9217731

Gita, I've been checking everyday to see if the Dr. Seuss is blooming. It's looking really healthy and growing well, and it's already "y"d, so I'm hoping it's gonna happen soon!

Holly, the cannas you shared with me are about to bloom! My first cannas! :)

I read somewhere that you should deadhead black eyed susans to encourage reblooming later in the season, but I have so many! Is this really necessary?

I couldn't even keep impatiens alive in the summer heat. What's doing really well for me now are caladiums, coleus, elephant ears that Coleup shared with me, Golden Jubilee agastache from donnerville, Dragon Wing begonias and petunias from the swap, and the purple oxalis Gita shared with me.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 25, 2012
11:45 AM

Post #9218233

THose purple oxalis just never seem to stop blooming- How charming they are
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 25, 2012
1:09 PM

Post #9218358

SSG, So glad they are doing well for you
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 25, 2012
4:07 PM

Post #9218581

Is this the purple oxalis? It is very sweet. Hardy here?
ssgardener
Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 25, 2012
5:04 PM

Post #9218657

HM, I think the purple oxalis is supposed to be hardy to zone 7. I can't get enough of the purple leaves and pink flowers. So pretty! Mine's already big enough to be divided (I think?) if you'd like one at the swap.

Sally and Gita, what do you do with your oxalis in the winter? Mine's potted, so I should probably bring it indoors, right?
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 25, 2012
5:09 PM

Post #9218668

Thanks, SSG. Let me wait to see how yours does over the winter!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 25, 2012
6:55 PM

Post #9218786

Plant in ground or bring in

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 25, 2012
7:26 PM

Post #9218824

If I bring it in--I have two options.

1--Keep it watered (as a houseplant) and let it thrive--
2--OR---Let it go dormant for a rest period. No worry--if it loses all of its leaves.
That is what "dormant" is all about. Come February--or so---start watering.

Either way--it will survive and grow and bloom.
I keep mine outdoors all summer in filtered sun. Water as usual. Pull off dead stems and blooms.

I have heard that it "may" be hardy in our area. Not sure I believe it...Not taking the chance...

Gita

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2012
6:55 AM

Post #9220250

A couple pictures from my yard this summer.
First and fourth are cleomes, once you have them, you always have them.
Second and third, caladiums and coleus and zinnias.

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sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2012
12:22 PM

Post #9220568

Very nice Catbird!

wind

wind
Mount Laurel, NJ
(Zone 7a)

July 27, 2012
2:41 PM

Post #9220733

pretty catbird. our cleomes are just about ready to start blooming =) And, we finally got actual precipitation last night!!! yay, so needed some rain

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sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2012
6:20 PM

Post #9220920

Diana- gorgeous pic!

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 28, 2012
7:50 AM

Post #9221300

Datura opening to greet the night sky after a brief summer shower
Wowzers Diana - THAT is a great shot

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greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 29, 2012
6:22 PM

Post #9222997

Some new bloomers for me:
-Spotted bee balm, Monarda punctata started from seed this year. Such interesting spotted flowers above a ring of pale lavender bracts.
-South African Foxglove, Ceratotheca triloba from seed this year from Gita. Thanks Gita, they sure are lovely.

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Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 29, 2012
8:04 PM

Post #9223111

David--The S. African Foxglove WILL keep growing and setting blooms till you get tired of it.

The one I grew out, till the end of the season, made me think I will never grow ir again.
Geez! It got to be 6' tall and wide--and sprawling all over the place.

Seed collecting is difficult--as the pods dry and become very woody.
The pods are made up of about 4 narrow, tubular growths and the seeds are inside these.
You can remove the pods when they are totally dry looking.

I actually did a photo primer where the seeds are--and how to remove them.
Sally used this picture in her article on S. African Foxgloves.

Let me find some pictures:
#1-The process of removing seeds from the tubular pods. Ger out your pliers!!!
#2--Here is one plant that has grown to about 6' tall--and is no longer flowering a lot.
The branches are all scrawly and bare. There are a few blooms stil forming at the tips of the plant.
Nothing pretty to look at. The blooms did host a slew of bees---and, if one had a good amount of
space--I would imagine this flower could be quite attractive.
Mine grew in a mini-bed (2'x3') next to my home's foundation--so I cannot say how well it would
have performed in free, rich soil in a bed with no boundaries...

It IS lovely--- Here is a link to Sally's Article...Gita

http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/2928/


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greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 30, 2012
2:03 AM

Post #9223245

Since the South African Foxglove is actually a tender perennial rather than an annual, I was considering keeping it in a pot and overwintering it inside. We did this with our American Bush Violet, Browallia speciosa, and it has rewarded us with continuous blooming since summer of 2010. Its blue flowers add a welcome splash of color to our kitchen windowsill during the gloomy months of winter. Apparently the South African Foxglove would require a much larger pot and a position on the floor by our patio doors rather than on a windowsill.

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wind

wind
Mount Laurel, NJ
(Zone 7a)

July 30, 2012
4:50 AM

Post #9223302

Love the Monarda punctata

Critter's heirloom tomatoes from Ric and Holly's swap all have lots of green tomatoes on them. I can't wait for them to ripen so I can ID which is which. TY Jill!! If it weren't for your variety pack, we would of only had cherry tomatoes. Love swaps!

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wind
Mount Laurel, NJ
(Zone 7a)

July 30, 2012
5:05 AM

Post #9223312

Here are a few more pics. Hardy hibiscus are blooming. Our dahlias are too; they're small, but pretty. The cream marigolds behind the welcome sign came from Holly from her swap =) I don't have a pic of them yet, but I'm also loving the double bloom petunias from Holly's too. Thanks again Holly if you read this!!

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sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 30, 2012
4:47 PM

Post #9224050

Beautiful Diana! That Welcome picture is lovely composition. Write an article for it LOL. I have some of the same cream marigolds.
Robert Poore phlox- the plant is suffering terribly but a small part of the flowr head still looks gorgeous. Okra, Naked ladies

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donnerville

donnerville
Damascus, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 30, 2012
6:22 PM

Post #9224181

Peruvian Duffodil from Sally :-).

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sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 30, 2012
9:05 PM

Post #9224388

Sally D!!!
Congrats!! I'm soo glad! I haver never seen bloom yet. It must love you!
Does it smell nice t oo? Just tonight I fertilized mine with bloom boost, hoping that will push it toe bloom.

greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 31, 2012
5:03 AM

Post #9224531

Petunia 'Double Cascade Orchid Mist'
One of our Hostas
Physostegia

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donnerville

donnerville
Damascus, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 31, 2012
6:07 AM

Post #9224584

Yes. Sally. The flowers do have a nice fragrance, but you have to get close to smell it.

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

July 31, 2012
2:15 PM

Post #9225123

Love your lily, Diana. Mine grew a while then turned brown again this year. Double petunias are just sooo pretty Greenthumb. What a lovely, exotic looking flower that Peruvian is, Donner.

Finally took some pictures of what's surviving our torrential wind and rain storms:
Orange Picotee Begonia, Pink Hanging Begonia, Blue Lisianthus, Tonto Crape Myrtle Asclepias Incarnata Soulmate

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sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 31, 2012
4:31 PM

Post #9225277

Gorgoeus!
Physostegia already?
Love the red crepe myrtle, don't love that ' whooshy' pink of many older ones.

greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 31, 2012
4:34 PM

Post #9225283

Sally - Our white Physostegia 'Miss Manners' started blooming a week or so ago.

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

July 31, 2012
4:54 PM

Post #9225303

Uh Oh, that "red crape myrtle" is really a phlox. My red Crape is not blooming yet. This is "Tonto:

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sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 31, 2012
4:57 PM

Post #9225310

LOL! I did not enlarge the phlox picture. I saw a beautiful red crepe myrtle somewhere today and assumed it was the same thing, it was the same color of deep red!
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 5, 2012
6:25 PM

Post #9230896

Really enjoy the pictures. Ric and I have very spotty internet service. Wind so glad you like those Marigolds they are a real favorite of ours. I will say there were some really spectacular plants passed around at the swap. I took a pic right before we left on vacation I will post it as soon as I can. It is really beautiful and I have no idea what it is or who gave it to me.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 6, 2012
6:57 AM

Post #9231362

Roses---

Your Blushing Suzy vine has grown to the top of her trellis--BUT--so far, not a bloom in sight!
It gets half day of sun--and then dappled sun through my Maple tree.
It is in a really big pot (not in a bed) and looks healthy. Just NO blooms!

What do you see wrong???

1&2--Blushing Suzy vine--
3--Morning Glory--Blue and Pink "Picotee". Very different!
4--One of the prettiest Zinnias. These are tall and sturdy stemmed. Bought one last year--
saved some seeds and now have them here and there...
5--Three new blooms on my Brazilian Plume...

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 6, 2012
11:00 AM

Post #9231719

Gita I'm thinking your BES is not getting enough sun

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 6, 2012
11:47 AM

Post #9231796

I could move thew whole pot and trellis to a sunnier location.
Which would be an East full sun exposure until 2PMN-3PM.
Would that work? My mandevilla LOVES this light--and grows huge every year.

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juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

August 6, 2012
1:06 PM

Post #9231900

Love the flowers ,#4 zinnia looks like a double Gailardia.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 6, 2012
2:29 PM

Post #9231983

Yes, should do good with same sun as the mandevilla

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 6, 2012
5:04 PM

Post #9232212

My tuberose/ Mexican lilies are ging to bloom very soon!!!!!!! thanks John!!!!!!

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 8, 2012
6:32 AM

Post #9234020

Sally - THAT is excellent!!! I've never had mine bloom this early...wowzers!!!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 8, 2012
1:11 PM

Post #9234528

I think that heat is doing 'good' for cetain things, like maybe this, and maybe those Elephant Ears of haighr's. And my own black EE has a big new leaf..
UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 8, 2012
3:21 PM

Post #9234742

Alright MAG;

I apologize if this is the wrong thread for the post but I figure I could stretch it! If not you can DM me to keep the post clean.

Anybody have experience growing blanket flowers from seed? I have some seedlings that I need to move on to the next step, they are overcrowding themselves.

Should I separate them now? Put them directly in the ground? Pot them individually?

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
8:46 PM

Post #9235098

Have you had them outside this whole time? In sun? If not they have to slowly be acclumated to the sun
They def are too crowded, need to be separated. Usually put them in ground when about 4" tall or so

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 8, 2012
10:02 PM

Post #9235147

Glad someone asked that...I'd hate to share what my eyeball plants look like in the milk jug...ugh...will plant out tomorrow...
UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 9, 2012
3:53 AM

Post #9235253

Yes. They have been outside in sun the entire time. Midday sun, 4 hours.

Lol chantell.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 9, 2012
11:24 AM

Post #9235713

Then they can go right in the ground

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 9, 2012
6:36 PM

Post #9236193

flowAjen wrote:Then they can go right in the ground

Yeah...but if its going to be in full sun I'd give them shade for a few days , in this blasted heat.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

August 9, 2012
7:55 PM

Post #9236284

So your all still baking this summer "way back east"? Rainy and a cool muggy here(lol)

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 9, 2012
9:39 PM

Post #9236337

The humidity has now kicked in, high 80's here

local garden center has their annuals 50% off, I needed to fill some empty deck pots I hadn't gotten around to filling earlier

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 10, 2012
4:17 AM

Post #9236423

Oh Jen, Just love that Hib.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 10, 2012
6:59 AM

Post #9236549

juhur- your cool rain got here today, thanks!

"Jen, Just love that Hib. " me too!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 10, 2012
8:43 AM

Post #9236680

I know! I just HAD to have it!!!

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 10, 2012
3:53 PM

Post #9237108

... Oh my gosh, I almost just asked "Jen, what flavor is that Hib?" LOL, "flavor"!?! I mean 'variety' of course, it's fabulous!! I really really love the Petunias though, those are getting to be some of my favorites, big time! Such rich gorgeous color, WOW!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 10, 2012
6:15 PM

Post #9237219

It is yummy!
Fimally got couple pics off the camera
My Rose of Sharon had twins!
Cleome Rose Queen or descendent of
Nicotiana Only the Lonely.

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sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 10, 2012
6:16 PM

Post #9237220

oh yeah, this too. Is it Lance leaf coreopsis?

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juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

August 10, 2012
6:30 PM

Post #9237237

More like prairie coneflower,sawtooth or narrow leaved maybe?Anyway another catagory to have a look at lol.

It always confuses me as so much like BES they do look.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 10, 2012
6:49 PM

Post #9237248

They had no detailed tags on anything so I have no clue which hibiscus it is, sorry



I rescued a cleome from a crack in the concrete at our church(that's not considering stealing is it???) I put it in some seed starter mix in a cup and so far so good ☺

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

August 10, 2012
7:00 PM

Post #9237264

Could the HIBISCUS be Satsuma orTangerine? I am really not good with web color,The more yellow pic like Tangerine the more orange like Satsuma either way and regardless that is a very pretty flower.!!

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 10, 2012
7:07 PM

Post #9237275

Jen--

Mine were also coming up in all the sidewalk/edging cracks after I had THREE MG's growing in 2009.
Same as all the 4-O'clocks . They all ARE in the same family of plants---right?
I grew Grandpa Ott MG's about 4 years ago. maybe more...It climber to my 2nd story windows.
They are STILL coming up--twining all over my Rose and my Clematis in that area.

The 4's look just like MG as seedlings. Hard to tell them apart--until they grow their true leaves--
The 4's leaves are pointed. The MG ones are heart-shaped. Then you can tell which is which.

I miss having a 4'Oclock this season---but I just do not have room for a 3x3 foot "shrub".

Awwwww...I need a bigger garden!!! Gita

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 10, 2012
7:59 PM

Post #9237319

So funny how different areas grow flowers differently, I tried mgs here and they never took off

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 11, 2012
3:29 AM

Post #9237447

I remember a house I used to live in in So. Cal., my Mom used to grow 4 O'clocks in a bed all along the front porch, man they were beautiful!! I used to think they were called 5 O'clocks though.. there isn't any such thing, right? Anyway, we sell the seeds at work, been thinking about growing them again... I could make room! =)

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 11, 2012
6:18 AM

Post #9237580

speedie--

I have over a cup of seeds from the 4's "Broken Colors".
Be glad to share with anyone who wants some...
Gita

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speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 11, 2012
11:37 AM

Post #9237879

Aaaw, that is very generous of you, yes please, if you don't mind sparing a few, I will nurture them and love them, and share more seeds when they produce! Thank you Gita! =)

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 11, 2012
4:14 PM

Post #9238187

You got it!
And--you will have 100's of seeds from just one plant--IF you are vigilant about picking them.

AND--beings they are not really hardy in out area--you can dig up the root and keep it dormant for the winter.
Then, in mid-spring--throw some dirt on it, water it a little--and patiently wait to see new green growth.
Then re-pot it in your garden--and stand back!!!!

Gita

1--Close-up of flowers. They are never the same...
2--a one-year old root system dug up. The stems will wither and drop off over the winter.
3--Close-up of a seed. If you don't get them--they will roll off and fall to the ground.

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Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 11, 2012
4:23 PM

Post #9238193

We just started having a serious T-Shower downpour.

Looks like it will stay around a while...The sky is dark and it looks like Doomsday!
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 11, 2012
7:07 PM

Post #9238446

Gita, I was very pleased when I got home today to see the bloom on one of the Brazilian Plume flowers you gave me. I was thinking I was going to miss the bloom and there is another one coming on another plant as well.

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 12, 2012
3:36 AM

Post #9238632

Gita, YES!!! I remember those seeds on Mom's flowers!! Wow, yours are so gorgeous, I just LOVE the combo of colours on each bloom!! God bless you, you've made another yardener very happy!! =D

We got some major storminess last night too, lots of thunder rumblings and rain.. will check the gauge in a little bit to see how much we got. Was just happy that neither the power nor the cable (internet) went out like it usually does. ;) I hope you got a long gentle deluge!! (oxymoron? LOL!!)

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 12, 2012
4:29 AM

Post #9238655

Holly--

Happy that your Br. Pl.'s also bloomed! Seems they all are on somewhat the same schedule.

Speedie---
Will throw in seeds from another 4'Oclock I have grown. Don't have much! Hope I have a few...

It is called "Limelight"---as in Lime color leaves. The blooms are bright magenta.
This one grows quite small---no bigger that an average, healthy Mum.
It does not bloom all that prolifically--but the leaf color is very complimentary to other flowers.

Gita

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sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 12, 2012
5:42 PM

Post #9239330

My small Brug is blooming, scenting a quarter of the yard and reminding me why I put up with the winter storage needs it has..ahhh!

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 12, 2012
8:21 PM

Post #9239499

Sally---
All my Brugs, by now have survived the horrible Spider Mite attacks.
The chewed up leaves have all yellowed out and dropped off--or I have pulled them off.

All three of my Brugs are in bud. The stems are a bit bare--but the plants are thriving.
--"Maya" is the first to bloom.
--Dr. Seuss is in serious bud--with a few blooms opening.
--The pink NOID is the barest (of leaves)--but it also has a bunch of buds...

And---things march on...survival rules!

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 13, 2012
2:19 AM

Post #9239638

Gita, those magenta blooms against the lime leaves are absolutely gorgeous!! If you can spare 2-3 seeds it would suuuure be appreciated, but if you can't, then please don't worry, and thank you so much for the thoughtful thought. :)

Sally & Gita, any way you could share a pic and some of the aroma of your brugs in here? =)
UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 13, 2012
4:02 AM

Post #9239661

I second that thought speedie!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 13, 2012
7:36 AM

Post #9239880

Later- I can post pics from last year when it grew much bigger. I had one by the front door and it 'flushed' with bloom 4 times..ahhh! This year is much smaller. It must have suffered from lack of water earlier.

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

August 13, 2012
11:37 AM

Post #9240133

Love Jen's Hib and Sally's Nicotiana. Two of my favorites.

Kopper King Hib, Hopi Crape Myrtle, Limelight Hydrangea, Cardinal Climber, Hot Papaya Echinaces. (Not in that order, but you know them)

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 13, 2012
12:06 PM

Post #9240176

Your crape myrtle is loaded with blooms!!! Do you prune it at all?

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

August 13, 2012
12:27 PM

Post #9240205

Haven't pruned it since it was planted 5 years ago. Maybe it will get a hair cut this winter. Maybe. The other one is only 2 years old (Tonto...slightly darker pink) Just planted 2 red and 2 lavender. They add such color this time of year when only the roses, hydrangea, caryopteris, hibiscus and dahlias are really putting out colors. I do feed all my plants and bushes (especially flowering) with Aggrand's 4-3-3, bonemeal and kelp.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 13, 2012
2:00 PM

Post #9240303

Feeding it must be what's doing it

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 13, 2012
2:18 PM

Post #9240321

Wow Jen, that Hopi is gorgeous, and waayyy more smothered in blooms than the ones we've got at work. It actually makes me think I might want another Crape Myrtle again.. Hmmmm... Your Cardinal Climber is really lush looking also, Yummy!! =) Love the colour of your Echinacea as well.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 13, 2012
2:22 PM

Post #9240325

There are tons of crepe myrtles around here and pretty much all blooming well. I doubt most people around me take half as much good care as Roses does. My sister has crepes in FLorida and often has poor bloom, blaming it on shade, But one year they bloomed great after a hurricane drenched them.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 13, 2012
2:24 PM

Post #9240326

Brugs- pretty awesome if you can stand the hassle!

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UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 13, 2012
2:38 PM

Post #9240341

Very awesome!

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 13, 2012
4:11 PM

Post #9240431

Sally---
My Maya is also blooming--3rd flush--I believe. Maya was NOT affected by the S.M. Odd...

--Behind it is the pink NOID--still nor fully open--but will be tomorrow.
--Remember--this one starts yellow in bud--then opens milk white (tonight?) and tomorrow
will be all pink. Notice that it barely has any leaves left on it...
--And here is Dr. Seuss--doing its "Umbrella thing"--sprawling all over. Leave have re-grown. Looking good.
--Red Zinnia
--And--remember we talked a while ago about the Zinnias with NO petals?
I have these in 3 places--and they all look the same. Weird! Also--interesting...
It is just the way they are growing. Big buttons.. Anyone have any info on this?

edited to say--I forgot to change the Macro setting--so now all the pictures above
have a slightly hazed over look. I was wondering WHY???

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Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 13, 2012
4:18 PM

Post #9240437

Roses--don't mean to correct you--but I will. What you showed is NOT a Kopper King Hibiscus.

The KK has dark, reddish, bronze leaves and the large blooms are pink with a magenta throat.

I have a white one like the one you posted. I think it is called "Luna". Not sure...

Here is a KK Hibiscus picture so you can compare

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sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 13, 2012
5:47 PM

Post #9240523

"--And here is Dr. Seuss--doing its "Umbrella thing"--sprawling all over."

~"doctor doctor, gimme the news, I got a ...bad case of loving you!"~~~~

Gita those brugs have bounced back and giving it all they got!

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 14, 2012
3:02 AM

Post #9240857

Gita, what are those LOVELY green-and-wine(?)-leaved pretties to the left of and under your Brug in pic #3? Such a gorgeous compliment to the Brug!!!

Gonna have to peruse the site for threads on Brugs, 'cause the more I read about them here (and see the photos), the more I have questions! =)

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

August 14, 2012
5:07 AM

Post #9240917

Either the Kopper King hasn't bloomed for me yet, or this one had an erroneous tag on it. Either way, I like it. I'll continue to look for "Kopper King" to bloom some where, Gita. It sure has a beautiful flower!
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 14, 2012
5:19 AM

Post #9240929

RRR, I agree with Gita, Looks like a Luna to me. I have a very dark pink Luna and Ric found a damaged white one like yours while on vacation. It was one of the plants we brought home with us.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 14, 2012
6:10 AM

Post #9240983

speedie--

All the way to the left? That is the now out-of-bloom Endless Summer Hydrangea.

If you mean the one more on the right and under the Dr. seuss Brug--that is a Coleus.
This particular one, and my favorite, is called "Alabama Sunset". Very appropriate!

Gita
ssgardener
Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 14, 2012
6:25 AM

Post #9241000

Gita, that coleus is absolutely gorgeous. I'll be getting Alabama Sunset next year for sure!

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 14, 2012
7:09 AM

Post #9241065

SS--

It may be a Sun Coleus...not sure. These would be sold as individual plants for around $3+,
In other words--not one you can pick up in a market pack.

If you are willing to "baby" this Coleus all through the winter--I could bring a couple cuttings for you.
They would be in a small container in water. I think Coleus can be kept as houseplants?????

I have rooted many a Coleus over the winter using my light set-up. I just stick them in fresh
potting mix and water them in. Having them under lights helps a lot...

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coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 14, 2012
7:45 AM

Post #9241099

Speedie and Gita.

Coleus 'Alabama Sunset' is also known as 'Texas Parking Lot' ! Should give you some idea of this old variety's tolerance/love of heat , sun, and drought!

Coleus need nite temps above 50 . Cuttings will root easily now but become progressively harder to root as we start to cool down to winter. Keep flower buds pinched off. Take some cuttings now and stick 3-4 in a 4" pot of potting soil and they will be nice plants by swap time. Also while temps are still warm, larger, longer cuttings can be taken and will readily take. Water from bottom...even set in saucer of water...for one to two weeks, til roots take (ie don't let dry out).

Can anyone guess why my screen name here is coleu p ?
UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 14, 2012
8:10 AM

Post #9241125

Thanks for the pointers Coleu p!
ssgardener
Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 14, 2012
8:46 AM

Post #9241173

Gita, I'd love a couple of cuttings!

I kept 2 cuttings alive all last winter. I don't have a light set up, but they did well by a very bright south facing window.

Coleup, all the other coleus cuttings got a fungal infection of some sort. I'm going to be really vigilant this year about keeping them alive!
UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 14, 2012
8:56 AM

Post #9241185

SSG- I did the same thing. Rec'd a handful of cuttings and only managed to keep two alive. Lol.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 14, 2012
10:08 AM

Post #9241287

I took some coleus cuttings just over 2 weeks ago and stuck them in containers of water and sphagnum moss. They have a great root system and will go out into the gardens in the next few days.
The HGHA had a speaker come in that roots begonias. He talked about rooting plants in water and sphagnum moss instead of just glasses of water. The roots grow stronger, although I'm not sure you would want to put a bunch of them in the same glass like you can with just water.
coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 14, 2012
10:41 AM

Post #9241321

FYI During June July and August any coleus or begonia (like 'Dragon Wing' that happens to break off even up to two feet long will easily root by just sticking the stem about two inches deep into the same pot it broke off from! Or any container or pot that has some room. The Life Force is strong in these plants.

The bummer is that there is an uncurable viral disease as well as a Downy mildew that has infected much of the seed and cutting grown stock of coleus world wide. Very similar to that devastating impatiens(INSV)..and roses (rose rosette disease)

rden.com/community/forums/t/1006673/
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/664279/
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1006673/

So, if you have healthy coleus this would be a time to redouble your efforts to overwinter some to be insured of future healthy stock. All of my usual coleus sources this season displayed for sale plants clearly 'infected' so many growers and suppliers to our area haven't caught on to this or are hoping it will 'go away' on its own.

I personally lost my collection of over 100 named varieties from an infected shipment of new varieties from a reputable on line source.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 14, 2012
5:55 PM

Post #9241726

Judy--

SO sorry to hear about all the Coleus issues you talked about.
You have seen pictures of mine--I hope...I do not know their names...but I will be glad to replenish
your collection of varieties with cuttings at the Swap. OOOPS!!!! You will not be there...:o(

I had quite a lot of cuttings doing great in 2009 and 2010. My HUGE rooted stock was a wonder to behold...

Last year--I tried to take cuttings to root--but i think it was too late in the season. Not all of them made it...

Thanks for the reminder to take cuttings NOW! Yes! August is also recommended as the time to take Brug cuttings.
What makes the latter so hard is that--in October the Brugs usually put on their best bloom flushes.
They just like the cooler weather--and take a fresh breath...
SO--If you took cuttings now--you would be giving up the greatest bloom flush of the season in October...

We all have to consider the price we are willing to pay...Gita
UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 14, 2012
6:44 PM

Post #9241769

Gita- where did you get your brug?

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 15, 2012
2:21 AM

Post #9241988

Gita, thank you so much for your kind offer, but I will "pass", ONLY because I am so new to Coleus that I'm not sure I'd be able to do them justice for over-winter, and it would be so disrespectful of me to get a gift and then accidentally kill it. < =x Oh, and, YES!! That was the plant that I was referring to above. It accents your Brug so beautifully and perfectly!!
I'm pretty sure that Alabama Sunset are available from our growers, so I'll just look for them next Spring.. space in my basement is sooo limited, especially space that gets good sunlight.

I was also wondering (like TERP), where you get your Brugs from. According to some books we have at work, they are not "supposed to" be hardy in our area, not even the Dr. Seuss, but seeing as you all prove otherwise, I'd rather take y'all's word for it and try one next season. First though, I think I need to take the time to figure out where I'd put it, LOL.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 15, 2012
4:41 AM

Post #9242033

Oh Coleup, Aren't you going to the swap? I was so hoping that I would get a chance to spend a bit more time with you at this one since I wasn't hosting. I also thought you might like a Pup from the Banana you gifted me.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 15, 2012
5:46 AM

Post #9242071

Speedie and Terp---

I have been propagating the same Brugs forever.
They are NOT hardy!!! I bring mine into the lower Shop level where they spend the winter in a
"suspended life"--with almost no leaves...No light...and very little watering.

bring them out in early summer--and...BAM! They strt growing.

I have been on DG since 2003. Before that, I spent about 2 years on "Garden Web"
where I was introduced to Brugs by some people there. Probably got my 1st couple ones
because someone sent them to me.

I have had different ones--but some did not make i--got some creeping crud or such.
I used to think water rooting was the way to go, but I never had much luck with it.
You have to, diligently, keep the water clean. Even tried the "bubbler method"--
and, again, there would always be some kind of mold or fungus that got the cuttings.

Now I can confidently tell you that sticking stem cuttings straight into fresh potting mix works
every time.
As you can see my Brugs grow wide and tall. I do not have room in my Shop for such big plants.
So--I cut them back before bringing them in. That is how I propagate them and have new ones to share every year.

I don't "get" them from anywhere...They are all "children" of themselves...

Gotta get ready for work. Talk to you all later... Gita

1--This is from Sept. 2009. This is a "Maya"--it grew to 7'x7' that year (NOT from a cutting. Had it already).
After 2 weeks of begging--Cylburn Arboretum accepted this monster plant and came and got it.
Thy have been propagating it from cuttings and selling them on their :market Day"...

2--This is what I had to do to it the previous fall (2008) so I could get it into my basement.
It was hard to cut it back--as it was in full bud and ready to bloom.
I guess it liked being cut back--as it grew into the monster in pic. #1 the next year.

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UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 15, 2012
5:50 AM

Post #9242077

Wow. Beautiful gita!
coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 15, 2012
6:43 AM

Post #9242123

HollyAnnS wrote:Oh Coleup, Aren't you going to the swap? I was so hoping that I would get a chance to spend a bit more time with you at this one since I wasn't hosting. I also thought you might like a Pup from the Banana you gifted me.


Holly, Gita has me (Judy) mixed up with Buttoneer (Judy) who I believe said she (Buttoneer) would not be at swap. I'm hopeful as always to be at sallyg's on the 15th! Also hope to spend more time with you and Ric and everyone else attending as just dealing with plant swapping took up most of my visiting time at my first swap at your place...

I've had more success with leaving pups with mom over the winter as they dry out less and then have early boost in spring. I've even left them for two years or more!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 15, 2012
1:30 PM

Post #9242548

Thanks for clearing THAT up coleup(Judy) !!!
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 15, 2012
1:41 PM

Post #9242559

Oh great I am so glad you will be there. Yes, The swaps are always so much fun and such a rush that you never get to talk to everyone you want to as much as you would like.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 15, 2012
1:57 PM

Post #9242572

OK! Judy (Coleup one)---SOOO? Do I still have to bring you a jar of pickles????? HUH???

I have already made a lg. container-full for the food table. A bit early--but I had them and wanted to...
Now--YOU want ME to make YOU a separate jar of pickles?????...:o) OH YEAHHHH!

AHHHH, coleup,---I would be happy to do that. ALL yours! Hide it in YOUR fridge and don't let
anyone else mess with it----Your SO is allowed to have some, though. I really liked him!

Just call me the famous "Pickle Lady"!!! aka---Gita

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speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 17, 2012
4:04 PM

Post #9244966

Great Googley Moogley, Pickle-Lady, that is one MAGNIFICENT Brug!!!!!!!!!! Approximately how warm is the shop where it over-winters? I'm thinking I could do that, my basement is the only place inside I could over-winter anything, but it sure doesn't get much light, if any at all, unless I open the blinds... then gotta remember to close 'em in the evenings. =/ I think I need to start checking out more online gardening shopping. =)

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Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 17, 2012
5:37 PM

Post #9245061

speedie---

My house is a 4-level split.
The lowest level used to be my Ex's Shop. It is about 80% underground.
It has no heat registers down there--and the only window is a small.maybe 2'x18" at the back end.
The only light down there is a shop light--IF it is on. It is not--unless I am down there.

Te temps down there may be in the high 50"s???? It IS part of the house...

That "Magnificent Brug" just outgrew its quarters and I had to find a new home for it.
I tell you--the "Maya" is a VERY hardy specimen.
Even the Spider Mites this summer never attacked it...even if they chewed up the other two to no end...

I have a new "baby" of it growing. Hope this one does not become another "Godzilla" Brug...:o)

Here it is--on the landing in front of my shed...Cute! AND--blooming away!

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speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 18, 2012
4:57 AM

Post #9245398

Wow, your baby suuuure is growing up!! =) And I love that pot it's in! The whole plant looks like the happiest little umbrella ever!

I've already begun looking through all our grower's lists and availabilities at work, but have only scratched the surface. Gonna see if I can find one that carries Brugs and get BossLady to get me one, or 2... (or more?) =)

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 18, 2012
5:30 AM

Post #9245418

Speedie---

Come a couple more months--I will be cutting mine back to get them in the house.
Will be glad to mail you some of the stem before they are put in pots to root.
You should get them in less than 2 days. Just for postage, OK?

You have seen the 3 I have at this time.
You can also go to the Brugmansia Forum and see what people have to offer there.
Just brace yourself---they are not as congenial and friendly as we all here...some may be...
They talk a lot about cross pollinating and what new varieties any one has created...
Growing Brugs from seeds, etc...Lots of pictures, though to drool over...

Brugs are perennial in many of the warmer States.

Here is the link--- http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/brugsetc/all/

Remind me please! I will make a note--but I tend to forget--as my mind is always going in
10 directions at any given time.

This message was edited Aug 18, 2012 7:31 AM
coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 18, 2012
5:04 PM

Post #9245972

Gita, Here are two pics of the Dr. Seuss Brug you so kindly bestowed on me this spring. It took a long time to get growing and I wonder if it will bloom? All growth is from beneathe the soil and nothing on old branches. The old branches do a great job of holding up the new growth!

I'm hoping that you will not be offended if I offer this specimen to Speedie for her to try overwintering as I will be unable to do so? What say you Speedie? It will be waiting for a winter home at Sally's swap

#3 Hardy begonia

#4 large sedum, (very pale pink flowers) remind me of ice crystals

#5 hen and chick

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Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 18, 2012
6:08 PM

Post #9246012

coleup---
Heavens NO! Once I give yo something--it is YOURS!!!! What you do with it--is none of my business...

You have a generous Soul--same as me...Sharing is in our blood...

I am sure "Speedie" with love the Brug...I will have more cuttings this fall--unless i tire of all this
rooting stuff. Hate to throw them away, though...and so my compulsion to root everything thrives...

Gita
coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 18, 2012
6:25 PM

Post #9246023

Cool Gita, my very favorite "Pickle Lady"!

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speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 23, 2012
3:08 PM

Post #9251510

Gita, that is such a kind and generous offer, I simply cannot say "no", so I'll say "yes, please, and THANK YOU". One cutting will certainly be enough, please, IF there's no one else in line waiting before me. I will trust you to choose a nice cutting that is easiest and most convenient for you, whatever you choose will be wonderful. I'll try to remember to remind you (LOL!) and will gladly cover LOTS of shipping, in advance if you prefer. =)

And, while I'm being greedy, Coleup, I will also say "yes please, and THANK YOU" to your generous offer of the cutting. I've already got a spot in mind in the basement as home for my over-winters. =) What size container should I put it in? I've got 1-gallon, 3-gallon, and there's a big 5-gallon growers pot at work just sitting around waiting for someone to give it a home. ;)

I did some more cleaning up at work the other day and have MORE containers to bring to Sally's next month; I sure hope y'all need pots! < =D

I'm sorry this has taken me so long to reply to, have had computer problems that I talked about ... errrrr... around here somewhere. ;)

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 23, 2012
3:32 PM

Post #9251531

Speedie----

SOOOO??? Which cuttings of which Brug would you like me to send you?

If Coleup is giving you the Dr. Seuss---than the other two I have is the "Maya" and the
NOID pink one.
The "Maya" is still very small--and the tip cuttings, which I would be pruning off, will not be
good rooting material.
Am am sure you have seen the monster it grew into in 2009. Nothing little about it!
That would leave the pink NOID--a VERY robust growing, pink Brug.

These cuttings would be mailed to you asap after I cut back the Brug.
I do VERY good packaging and you should get these on good shape.

Do you mind telling me WHERE "somewhere in MD" is???? Just curious...
Seems, by your zone 7a, that you may be a bit north or West of Baltimore...

I live in the Perry Hall--White Marsh area. Right off of I-95---exit 67B.

Gita


speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 24, 2012
2:51 AM

Post #9251907

The pink NOID sounds great to me thank you Gita, and a bit more info in a D-mail is on its way to you. :)
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 24, 2012
4:43 AM

Post #9251949

Clematis virginiana putting on a beautiful show.

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ssgardener
Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 24, 2012
5:23 AM

Post #9251975

Holly, how many years does it take for it to blooms so beautifully?
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 24, 2012
8:51 AM

Post #9252159

Well, Critter gave it to me a year or two ago. It was just a very tiny rooted cutting.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 24, 2012
10:01 AM

Post #9252214

Holly--

Have any of your Brugs bloomed yet????

Would be a nice accent thing for your Garden walk...They may not even know what it is!
G.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 24, 2012
11:56 AM

Post #9252288

No they haven't they look great but no signs of blooms yet. They have been well watered and fed so they sure should soon.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 24, 2012
2:26 PM

Post #9252434

Holly---

I guess you just have to wait for them to "Y"...THAT magic moment...

Remember--the big, fat stem I gave you of the Dr. Seuss is ALL below the "Y"..
May just blow you away next year!

The small cuttings may beat the big one to it...
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 24, 2012
6:54 PM

Post #9252719

I am sure it will be worth the wait.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 27, 2012
11:40 AM

Post #9255652

Immortality rebloom

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 27, 2012
12:44 PM

Post #9255776

Pretty Jen. Boy it is hot out there. I thought I would do a little weeding but I don't see that happening this afternoon. I did spray some weed killer around the pool, walkways, driveway and patio. I don't like using it as no matter how careful I try to be it always seems I get some on a plant where I didn't want it.
Well pretty much all the impatients are dead, the petunias in the hanging baskets are shot. Lilies and iris are finished. Quite a few of the plants especially those with large leafs are filled with holes. So I am having the HGHA over for a tour in 2 weeks not too sure what they are going to see. Right now the Glads on the walkway to the GH are just beautiful but I bet they will be finished by Sept, too. I have a lovely Rose but it is the only one on all the bushes and most of them don't have any leaves either. Doesn't look too bad from a distance but up close it is a mess.

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 27, 2012
12:49 PM

Post #9255784

If need to, can you fill in with some annuals? Sometimes some well placed containers with annuals really fills in the dead spots

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 27, 2012
2:28 PM

Post #9255934

Holly---

I am so sorry for how you pants look--when you want to impress someone on a "WALK"...

If they live in the same area--and, IF they know what the weather has been like---
WHY would they plan a "WALK"???? That is putting undue stress on you Guys in the garden.

Tell them to come next spring--like end of May--beg. of June...Gardens are so beautiful then!

Not much left to brag about in my garden either--the Coleus are marching on----the Brugs are recovering--
and have bloomed. I expect one more big flush beg. of October...
Zinnias and Dragon Wing begonias are beautiful. I just read that the D.W. Begonia was developed as a cross
between the Angel Wing Begonia---and the Wax begonia. WOW!

It is hard for me to even step outside. Even if the temps. are not too high--it is stiffing to go outside...
Been sitting inside--working on a Craft Project--and shelling seeds from all kinds of collected seed pods.
AND--watching TV.
This is a picture of MY INERTIA. Glowingly comfortable...:o) Glowingly filled with procrastination...;O(
Gita

HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 27, 2012
4:33 PM

Post #9256122

I thought of that a few weeks ago but there isn't much in the way of annuals left in the nurseries and what is there isn't looking very good. I figure I will weed dead head and cut back anything that looks really bad when the beds are cleaned up I can always mulch. I figure that their gardens probably don't look much different. Not like I'm having hundreds of people here just about 30-35. A month ago I had a ton of really nice looking plants maybe a bit chewed on but they had beautiful blooms and scents.
>
>
>
Someone stopped by so I let my post sit. We did a walk around the gardens showing her the PB Bush, Beauty Berry, Glads and a few other things and she just raved about the beauty of my gardens. OK, So maybe it isn't as bad as I think it is.

HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 27, 2012
4:35 PM

Post #9256127

Gita, The big Brug is impressive even without blooms. Everyone that comes by asks about it.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 27, 2012
4:37 PM

Post #9256129

Holly---

If you have serious "holes" in your garden beds--you can always plop a potted plant of some kind in there
to fill in. Just to add some color. I do that...

Holly--we cross-posted...
Just tell all those people to come back next October--when they, usually, have their best bloom flush.
They just love that cooler weather!

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 27, 2012
4:41 PM

Post #9256136

Not big holes but I had a really nice looking line of salmon impatiens that are pretty much gone and they were the color in those beds.
ssgardener
Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 27, 2012
5:01 PM

Post #9256156

Holly, all of my impatiens looked dead in the July heat, but they've all perked up again in the past few days, with all this nice rain we've had. I guess they were taking a break in the heat of the summer!

I'm going to plant something else next year though. Maybe Sunpatiens will do better in our summer heat.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 27, 2012
5:25 PM

Post #9256218

We always have a more critical eye on ourselves anyway, I'm sure it looks great

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 27, 2012
5:32 PM

Post #9256235

flowAjen wrote:We always have a more critical eye on ourselves anyway, I'm sure it looks great


I heartily agree!
coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 27, 2012
6:05 PM

Post #9256275

Sunpatiens did well for me this year. (Remember that impatiens all over the world are suffering and in jeopardy from the INSV virus, so alternatives are in order whatever the weather may be next year.)

Holly, Too bad your 'walk' is preswap or I could have given you my 10 3gal pots of them to fill in! lol
I do agree though that your gardens would be and are impressive to me in the dead of winter with 6 inches of snow!

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Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

August 27, 2012
6:13 PM

Post #9256290

Amen to that, coleup! They have good bones!
coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 27, 2012
6:48 PM

Post #9256330

lol Jan, I'm assuming you mean Holly and Ric's gardens have good bones!!!
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 27, 2012
7:37 PM

Post #9256407

Thanks guys, so nice of you.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 28, 2012
5:03 AM

Post #9256589

Jen---

We are over 300 posts on this Thread...summer is almost over too...What's next?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 28, 2012
6:30 AM

Post #9256682

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