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crystalnurse
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 27, 2006
1:38 PM

Post #2226348

Hi,
Went out this morning and took a few pics. Not much blooming, yet. Just a few Iris. The hosta's are coming up really well. Planted all my Brugmansia's and vines. I have a Brug about to bloom in a week or so.

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crystalnurse
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 27, 2006
1:39 PM

Post #2226349

another

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crystalnurse
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 27, 2006
1:40 PM

Post #2226353

Hosta bed with a few Brugs and ferns mixed in.

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crystalnurse
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 27, 2006
1:42 PM

Post #2226357

This corner was all brush until a about 2 weeks ago. Cleaned it all out. Have planted a few roses, Brugs, daylily seedlings and dahlia. My hubby broke my 3 tier birdbath a few years ago. The pedistal was left over, so I put a big yellow sunflower plate on it. I have dahlia planted around it that have not yet sprouted and daylilies.

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hope43
Tulsa, OK
(Zone 7a)

April 27, 2006
4:54 PM

Post #2226953

very nice.. good pictures..
Marianinark
Compton, AR
(Zone 6a)

April 27, 2006
5:29 PM

Post #2227074

Good pics. Sorry, I can't post any new ones for now, my camera is kapoot!
So, you already have your brugs planted out? I have one that was sent to me from a friend. I figured it was too tender to go out until it is really warm. Am I wrong? I've never had one before.
crystalnurse
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 27, 2006
6:06 PM

Post #2227175

Hi
This is the first year that I have had Brugs. I planted them all outside about 2 weeks ago. I had those pesky little gnats so bad, I just couldn't take it - so out they went! They have done really well, even with the dip in the temp we had the past 2 nights (40's). I've had a few bugs nibbling on them, so need some spray. I'll take some close up pics later today and post them.

Crystal
leaflady
Hughesville, MO
(Zone 5a)

April 27, 2006
10:12 PM

Post #2227813

Lovely yard, Crystal. That corner has really changed, huh! It is amazing what a few hours of work can do to a messy area.

I've been moving the remaining hosta from a former shady area whose tree died a couple years ago to a bed under the shade of the old walnut tree and bird house. I potted up some to take to the beds at church, cafe', and give to friends. Only a couple were too small to share. I gave some to Holly(our DIL) last night. I got a couple daffs who were in bad places moved or at least dug, and a patch of blackberries weeded out. Now to rest up and recoup my strength for the weekend. I'm sure I'll do more this evening, but it will have to be light duty. There are a couple large holes to be filled in where I removed daffs or hosta. That is a must do. The other holes can stay that way for awhile.
ozarkian
Gravois Mills, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2006
12:23 AM

Post #2228088

Here we go

This is the very front of the yard all these hosta emerged not long ago. There are several more in this area.

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ozarkian
Gravois Mills, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2006
12:30 AM

Post #2228108

Shot of part of the lower yard. all hosta will be twice the size as in picture at least.

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ozarkian
Gravois Mills, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2006
12:35 AM

Post #2228124

Steps from the lake planted last week

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ozarkian
Gravois Mills, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2006
12:41 AM

Post #2228138

Walk up to house from lake

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ozarkian
Gravois Mills, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2006
12:45 AM

Post #2228150

bench with potted mini hosta

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crystalnurse
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2006
12:50 AM

Post #2228161

Oh, those are wonderful pictures. I just love that lake. What is the name of it?

We'll be moving to a lake in about 3 years - have a 3 acre lot on it - we just go and play for now. I planted daffodil, hoping for lots by the time we move there.

Your yard looks wonderful. I love what you have done with it. The arbor is really nice - Love it!

Oh, what a view!!!!
ozarkian
Gravois Mills, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2006
12:56 AM

Post #2228178

Beds in lower yard

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crystalnurse
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2006
12:59 AM

Post #2228186

Wow! When I move to our lake - I have to get you to come over to help me landscape. Did you build the stone wall yourself?

Crystal
ozarkian
Gravois Mills, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2006
1:02 AM

Post #2228197

The name of the lake is Lake of the Ozarks. On the Gravois Arm.

Picture of a bed below our storage shed

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ozarkian
Gravois Mills, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2006
1:08 AM

Post #2228217

I did not build any of the walls the guy that built the house was a stone mason. Only walls I did were the stack stone walls.

Our brand new Heuchera,Heucherella and tiarella collection

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ozarkian
Gravois Mills, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2006
1:13 AM

Post #2228227

The rock garden

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ozarkian
Gravois Mills, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2006
1:17 AM

Post #2228230

Along walk by garage

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ozarkian
Gravois Mills, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2006
1:22 AM

Post #2228238

Last one. Driveway area

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tabasco
Cincinnati (Anderson, OH
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2006
4:03 PM

Post #2229970


crystalnurse--great pics and lovely garden. Spring is such a great time of year to enjoy the garden! Can't wait to see more pics in a few weeks.

And, ozarkian, what a lovely place you have on the lake. I love your rock garden and the new collection on heucheras. Must have been a lot of fun planning your different gardens.

baja220
Tulsa, OK
(Zone 6b)

April 28, 2006
6:54 PM

Post #2230478

Beautiful pics Ozark!!!!!!! Looks like a peaceful place!!! Can I come live with you???? Have boat, will travel, don't eat much, am hard worker!!!

Debbie

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ozarkian
Gravois Mills, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2006
9:59 PM

Post #2230962

You might as well. but the house is small and I got a wife a female cat and a female dog so I am used to the domination. Now there are some ladies in the hosta forum are threatening to BRING THERE TOOLS for a visit. Thats ok I told them the truth I am a nasty old man.

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Mahnot
DFW area, TX
(Zone 7b)

April 29, 2006
8:28 AM

Post #2232223

Ozark, that's OK. The world needs more nasty old men,
what with all the Metrosexuals around nowadays.
Define "nasty" please.
Your place sure looks nice and very well cared for,
and we all know gardeners are just lovely people, so
I suspect you are just trying to scare us off.
Does your wife garden too? My husband had a degree
in botany and never set foot in the garden, except to
sit in the shade and have a beer.
What kind of boxwood is that by the walk?
I want to put some in, but am looking for something
that will stay small and not need lots of pruning, as I'm
getting old one of these days - haven't decided which
day yet.

9kittymom

9kittymom
Bartlesville, OK
(Zone 6a)

April 29, 2006
3:36 PM

Post #2232826

Hi Mahnot! I used to live in North Richland Hills. For about a year. I was there when I had my first child, 1972, so it's been awhile. LOL

Oz isn't nearly as nasty as he wants you to think. But don't tell him I said so. He's a huge kidder though. He's mean to me though. ROFLOL

Susan
=^..^=
ozarkian
Gravois Mills, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 29, 2006
5:07 PM

Post #2233022

MAHNOT----Yeah wife gets out there about as much as I do at times but she likes to piddle. The rock Garden is all hers. She does not mow either and that is a every other day thing until it turns pretty hot.

Do not believe the stuff Susan says about being mean to her. She just does not like my treatment of squirrels.

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

April 29, 2006
6:39 PM

Post #2233211

Oz, great pictures. I'm drooling. Lucky you to have found a place like that.

Ann
ozarkian
Gravois Mills, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 29, 2006
11:35 PM

Post #2233810

House was there but a lot has happened since the yard was devoid of growth. There were no plantings at all. It was a summer home and the garage had only one door the garage door. no electric out there are anything. There was no yard lighting only wiring for the boat dock to operate the boat lift. I have worked on this place one way are the other since we been here. Winter b efore last I gutted out most of the inside an d overhauled the whole thing. New doors, new walls, new kitcchen with all hickory cabinets, all new floors and crown molding all through every room. Told wife at 66 yrs of age it was my last major project. Getting to old for all that labor. I tend to like things more simple I find. I have one project this summer and that is the treating of the walk all the way from the garage to the lake. My son will be here for that since he has to apply the stuff. There is a paint like thing(no really paint) that can be applied to concrete and it will make a indistructable coating. You can add colorsa and patterns to it. We are going ot add tiny marble chips to make it skid proof and maybe give it a bit of glitter. son knows what he is doing he applies this stuff a lot in his bussiness. So next month we are going to do that. The stuff comes in 5 gallon cans cost about $100 a can wholesale even if you can buy it.
Mahnot
DFW area, TX
(Zone 7b)

April 30, 2006
8:25 AM

Post #2234767

Hi, Susan - I've only been here 8 months now, so I'm still
getting lost on a regular basis. They have renamed
Grapevine Highway to Highway 26, in some goofy scheme
to get more traffic here. Idiots. As for Oz being mean to you,
I don't believe you. No offense. You may just be too young to
appreciate his many and varied sides. We'll give you time.

Oz, if you dislike squirrels, I am sure you have a very good
reason. I had some in my attic once, they chewed through the
roof, chewed up my wiring in the attic, almost started a fire, and
cost me a lot of money. The only way to repel them is to put
a dead squirrel where they are trying to inhabit, and they will not
return. They are shifty and very smart. I USED TO feed them.
As for Susan not understanding you, well...give her time.
She's bound to mature sooner or later. :o)
Your wife sounds like a very wise woman to not get too involved
with the projects you've got going in the garden. I never
learned that lesson and wound up doing it all by myself.
My regards to your wife.
Good luck with all that cement work. Can you let us know the
name of the stuff you were talking about using? I've got a front walk here that needs attention
and your stuff sounds like what I might need.
You take care of yourself, Oz, and make allowances for
Susan. She sounds like a lovely person otherwise.


ozarkian
Gravois Mills, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 30, 2006
12:58 PM

Post #2234962

Mahnot------ It is not cement. He uses it to put the finish on the inside walls of large concrete swimming pools and to cover the deck with. I do not htink you can buy it. I will find out. You can put a base coat down then put tape over it in a pattern like stone then go over it again with a heavy mix then pull the tape out and you got a nice pattern.

The artist in my wife takes over and she gets involved. Son is the same it is the reason he can create some of this stuff like water features pools etc. I tend to deal in straight lines and square angles.
MollyMc
Archer/Bronson, FL
(Zone 8b)

April 30, 2006
4:33 PM

Post #2235490

Marcite?

Lovely gardens OZ. And no wonder you like fishing so much! How could you resist with the lake in your back yard. I know, I know, when you live on a lake, they call that the front yard.

:^))))
Molly
crystalnurse
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 30, 2006
4:51 PM

Post #2235537

I think I'm moving in with them, too. LOL.

Crystal
crystalnurse
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 30, 2006
5:46 PM

Post #2235736

Another Iris has bloomed.

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crystalnurse
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 30, 2006
5:47 PM

Post #2235737

And a clematis

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crystalnurse
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 30, 2006
5:48 PM

Post #2235743

I just had to show you my dog, Katie. She is about 13 yrs old. Poor baby is blind and deaf. She tramples my flowers in her search around the yard for me. She tracks me by scent. She is one of the best dogs I have ever had.

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Mahnot
DFW area, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 1, 2006
8:28 PM

Post #2239430

Awww. Katie looks like such a sweetie.

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