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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 8, 2008
6:06 PM

Post #4776712

Please add your garden flowers and plants!

Polyanthus and forget me nots.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 8, 2008
11:17 PM

Post #4777942

Wallflowers

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 8, 2008
11:30 PM

Post #4778007

Polyanthus, sage and forget me nots.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 9, 2008
11:41 AM

Post #4780421

OMG are those little blue things the forget me nots? I have some little blue flowers and don't know what they are, but mine are single and not on that little vine. The blue yellow is a great combo!.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 9, 2008
10:55 PM

Post #4783679

Here is a bloom ready to open almost of the fritillaria imperialis

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 11, 2008
12:31 AM

Post #4789400

Oh fancy! I love fritillaria imperialis, what a treat when that opens. Lovely clear photo.

here'a another blue/yellow combo, even if it is a dandilion!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 11, 2008
12:35 AM

Post #4789414

Candee, The forget me nots are everywhere! when they have gone in a couple of weeks then I will be able to see what is coming up!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 11, 2008
12:39 AM

Post #4789433

Scillia.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 11, 2008
12:45 AM

Post #4789450

Blue sky!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 12, 2008
1:42 AM

Post #4795245

Gorgeous blue sky above that japonica Terri, it's about time for some nice spring weather. Here is the beginning of a wisteria bloom.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 12, 2008
11:53 AM

Post #4796531

Wow, that image is sharp! I love wisteria, I can't wait to see your flowers pics with your new camera, they are going to be fantastic.

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

April 13, 2008
7:34 PM

Post #4802909

Our wisteria stopped blooming about a week ago, but while it was, Oh what a sight.

Some of my new finds.

Rose bush on the side of the house. It is next to my camillias. I have never seen it bloom. Funny, it looks just like my Cami's.

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

April 13, 2008
7:37 PM

Post #4802917

Another rose bush in the back yard.

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

April 13, 2008
7:38 PM

Post #4802922

New daff's...

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

April 13, 2008
7:41 PM

Post #4802928

hostas are coming up...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 13, 2008
8:24 PM

Post #4803058

Love the roses, they look so healthy too. Your garden is certainly blooming lovely!
I gave up with the slug/Hosta war a few years ago. Your Hosta looks like a nice one.
Thanks for sharing.
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

April 13, 2008
9:20 PM

Post #4803281

Terri, here is a link on organic slug control. I have heard the beer method works well. I use diatomaceous earth, which you can find at nurseries and on-line. It has worked great.
http://organicgardens.suite101.com/article.cfm/stop_slugs_in_the_organic_garden
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

April 13, 2008
9:22 PM

Post #4803293

Here are my other hostas. They are much more open now and faring well.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 13, 2008
9:23 PM

Post #4803298

The only trouble with the beer method is you have to empty it ...yuk!
Thanks for the link.
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

April 13, 2008
9:25 PM

Post #4803310

The pincushion flower has entralled me. I cannot believe how many blooms and buds are on it. And the size of it too!!

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

April 13, 2008
9:28 PM

Post #4803322

I haven't tried the beer method and don't want to. Neither will I Pick off the slugs, disgusting.

My yellow rose bush is just about ready to start showing off again...

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 14, 2008
11:28 AM

Post #4805976

LOL, I pour some table salt on the slugs and they just dry right up. Never used any other method.
Love those roses, so healthy they are. I'll have to go see if I have any appearances. I did see some Solomons' seal coming up.
I separated my yucca on Sat. with Mike's help digging but afraid I may have killed it as not able to get much root the trunk went way down and so I had to saw it off, then separated into two clumps. Had to be moved as it was right at the edge of the walkway and kept poking my legs and close to poking out the eyes on my little Abygail and Eva when they visit.
So glad to see things coming into bloom.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 14, 2008
10:08 PM

Post #4808768

Lenten Rose Helleborus this is the light lavender

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 14, 2008
10:11 PM

Post #4808780

Times two

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 14, 2008
10:54 PM

Post #4808958

Hi Candee... Some call that MURDER!!!!!!!! LOL. I don't mind sharing some of my plants with slugs and snails, but WHY do they have to be so greedy and eat everything?!
Hope you manage to save your Yucca. Are Abygail and Eva your Grandaughters?
Your lenten rose looks a beautiful colour..

Traci, Love your pincushion, so full of flowers! Hope mine gets bushy like yours.
No buds on my roses yet...

Honesty, not much else flowering here yet. Please keep your pics coming!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 14, 2008
11:58 PM

Post #4809315

Abygail Grace is 1 1/2 and Eva Grace is 2. Yes my beautiful grandbabies.
I don't kill all the snails, just the ones I see when I happen to be walking around with a can of Mortons LOL!

Here are some garden pests across the street.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 15, 2008
10:34 PM

Post #4814235

Oh lovely ages! bet you have your handsful when they come to visit!
Are those Deer? they LOOK sweet! I'll take your word that they are pests in the garden. I can just imagine the havoc they could cause!
I haven't been out in the garden today, no pics sorry!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 16, 2008
11:20 AM

Post #4816174

Yes, deer, but I have no problems with them, there is plenty enough in that field for them that they don't bother on this side of the street. Thank goodness as they do love flowers.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 16, 2008
7:04 PM

Post #4817928

The garden this evening. The Polys are still going strong!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 16, 2008
7:07 PM

Post #4817936

Penstemon coming back...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 16, 2008
7:11 PM

Post #4817954

Honesty

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 16, 2008
7:14 PM

Post #4817963

Red Valerian in bud...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 16, 2008
7:18 PM

Post #4817983

Peony looking shiny...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 16, 2008
7:22 PM

Post #4817996

Fern fronds coming up...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 16, 2008
7:30 PM

Post #4818027

Something is eating my Rhubbard, think I will dig it up and take to the allotment.

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

April 17, 2008
8:52 AM

Post #4821147

Wow, all your flowers look so special. They seem to pop up quickly, seeing as you just came out of winter! I'll try to take some new pics this weekend. You've seen most of mine already terri.
Sue
Crucifix orchid

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 17, 2008
11:08 PM

Post #4824144

Hi Sue, Glad you found me here! Love to see your Aussie flowers anytime, so different from mine!
The forget me nots hide everything coming up! but I love them and they are better than bare soil.
Your Orchid is such a lovely vibrant colour, really pretty. I don't have any Orchids!
Look forward to your pics at the weekend!
Nothing new flowering yet!
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

April 18, 2008
7:13 AM

Post #4825881

I was given some forget me not seeds, but I don't think they'll like it here. I have put pansies in this week, but have nothing new flowering either. Oh, I lie! A Tillandsia ionotha

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 19, 2008
9:08 PM

Post #4832577

That Tilly! is really pretty Sue, thanks for sharing. The forget me nots would do better in a damp boggy area, they like it wet! What else you got in flower?
Raining here all day. BOOOOOOO!
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

April 20, 2008
7:52 AM

Post #4834623

Raining here too, boggy I got!
This is the front gate and drain!

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

April 20, 2008
7:53 AM

Post #4834624

How about an Aechmea recurvata 'Benrathi'? Its so cute. Quite small and spikey, but sooo bright!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 20, 2008
4:52 PM

Post #4836074

Sue I don't believe I have ever seen an orange orchid, that is special. That Tilly thing is quite interesting as well, is it a ground cover. That benrathi is lovely pinks.
I did get a shot of my flowering almond in bloom before the rains set in.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 20, 2008
5:08 PM

Post #4836162

Oh and I got a few shots of my fritillaria in bloom, almost forgot!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 20, 2008
5:10 PM

Post #4836166

Another view

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 20, 2008
9:45 PM

Post #4837138

When it rains it pours eh Sue? What a downpour you had. I guess that washes away your mulch again?! Soz mate!
Love that hot pink.

Candee, Your flowering Almond is so pretty, don't think I have seen one before, thanks!
Wow, very impressive Fritilly, how long has that one been in the ground? It sure is a beauty!
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

April 21, 2008
12:38 AM

Post #4837860

Sue, love the crucifix orchid. Vibrant color.

Candee, the flowering almond. . .I had no idea of the gorgeous flowers. That Frittilaria. . .wow. Is it a bulb? Paired with Sue's crucifix orchid and hot pink bromeliad. . .would be out of this world.

Traci, if you're still around, your garden is waking up beautifully. That pink rose is so pretty. . .along with every surprise in your yard.

Terri, love your english garden.
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

April 21, 2008
8:52 AM

Post #4839825

Hi Candee, lovely Almond. Does it get nuts aswell? that would be the icing on the cake!
I also like the fritter! Beautiful I think it is a bulb eh? My Tilly whatsit is an air plant. Give it good light, air circulation and humidity and it does the rest! The Aechmea is a good ground cover though.
Yes Terri, mulch is gone again, but I hadn't actually got around to repairing it yet, so it just means a little bit extra when i get to it. I have to build a bit of a rock wall to hold back the water. We had a glorious day today though, but I had to work. I almost had a day off tomorrow, but have to catch up with some customers from last week that I had to postpone, due to rain. Boooooo!
Thanks Karma, there are a few different colours of that orchid, purple, orange, pink and dark pink, and apparently white, but I've never seen it! When the other colours start, I'll snap some pics.
Loving the flower show.
Sue
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 21, 2008
11:24 AM

Post #4839981

Thank you. The flowering almond does not bear any nuts, nuts!
I started with about 6 fritillaria about 6 years ago, had 3 yellow and 3 orange. Am down to this one alone. It came up 2 years ago about a foot and then keeled over but made another showing last year and this. It is a bulb, rather large and must be planted on some gravel drainage as they are quite prone to rot. Not sure what happened to the other 5 but never heard from after that first years blooms, or was it 2 I kinda forget.
Sue, hope you get your mulch grounded soon. I have done a lot of rock edges and it is hard work, be careful or you will end up decrepit like Steve and I ^_^
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

April 22, 2008
7:23 AM

Post #4845083

Thanks for your concern Candee, but I'm already half way there (crippled) I might as well go all the way! LOL, actually its not all that funny, considering thats my job. Most of my customers have done themselves damage from gardening! Its a dangerous job!
I am off for acupuncture/hawaiian massage on thursday, as I have friday off because its ANZAC day. So I'll be able to rest up and recover. I'm trying to do something nice for myself now'n'then.
Happy gardening maties!
Sue
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 22, 2008
11:40 AM

Post #4845311

Well mate, sure glad you are getting some R&R and glad we all have a sense of humor about gardening, I never take anything too seriously myself.

Now what is ANZAC day? Probably something I should know about?
Sallysblooms
South, TX

April 22, 2008
8:33 PM

Post #4848045

I planted lots of Zinnia today, little ones, so pretty.

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

April 22, 2008
8:34 PM

Post #4848050

Lots of flowers and orchids. I can garden all year and that is nice.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 22, 2008
10:48 PM

Post #4848620

Hi Karma, Thanks! Whats happening in your garden? haven't seen your plants for a while!!

yeah, put me on the decrepit list too!

ANZAC Australia and New Zealand Air Corps, something or other, not sure, Sue will know!

Hi Sally, Welcome! Thanks for sharing your lovely flowers, they are sooo pretty. Looking forward to seeing more of your garden.

Wallflowers still flowering and Ceanothus sp? (califonia lilac) in bud and starting to flower in the background.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 22, 2008
10:57 PM

Post #4848652

It was nice and sunny when I got home from work today for a change! Walking around the garden, my stone planter jumped out in the sunlight saying ... tidy me up please!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 22, 2008
11:04 PM

Post #4848678

I bought some Sweet William plants last week, wasn't sure where to put them, so into the stone planter they went today!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 22, 2008
11:16 PM

Post #4848741

I put some sweet peas in!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 23, 2008
12:25 AM

Post #4849144

oh Sue, I meant to ask you, should I lightly prune the Grevilla sp? or whatever it's called!!! Remember things take much longer to grow over here. I haven't pruned it before! It's looking a bit shabby. What do you think?

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 23, 2008
12:27 AM

Post #4849162

Oh Sally, I just planted some of my zinnia seed from last year's harvest this afternoon after work. Those are lovely and you are fortunate to be able to have blooms in and out all year long. I would like that, but have convinced myself that winter is a good time to take a break from the work of gardening. Terri, you have been busy as well.
I will have to get more photos, just not enough hours in the day sometimes. I have blooms on my little plum bush and the bleeding hearts will be over before I get a shot of them if I don't hurry up. Lilacs just coming out and finally a few tulips. The quince and spirea are also in full bloom and won't be long until the dogwoods are blooming. Also have one azalea almost out, so I best get busy with the camera.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 23, 2008
12:36 AM

Post #4849205

Yes Hurry! we definately don't want to miss ANYTHING flowering!!!
Sounds like you have quite a lot of blooms now candee.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 23, 2008
12:41 AM

Post #4849237

You know it is funny I go out there and it doesn't look like much but when I sit back and write it down, I go wow to myself! Got to put the seeds away a minute and take the pics, hope it is not raining tomorrow and I may just do that.
Just seems that with working and things there just is never enough hours in the day, yet by the time I go to bed it feels like the day has been a month long LOL!
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

April 23, 2008
8:25 AM

Post #4851024

Ok, Lesson on ANZAC
In world war one(1915), soldiers from Australia and New Zealand battled in Galipolli.
It is the most significant commemoration of military casualties and veterans in Australia and New Zealand.
ANZAC stands for Australian & New Zealand Army Corps. Every April 25, the veterans march and they hold dawn service at the war memorials and returned servicemen clubs.
To me its just a big holiday, not having any war ancestors, and this year a long weekend, because it falls on a Friday, But I must say thanks to those brave men who died in defending both countries, even if they were on foreign land!
And thats all I've got to say about that!
Hi Sally, Love your bright pictures. Keep em coming.
Terri, is that Yukka 'bright edge' in the planter? You have got a home garden too! Your Grevillea would usually get grazed on all year around, by one mammal or another, so small regular prunes will be fine. Also, If you cut off the dead flower stalks while its still in flower, it should continue to flower a bit longer.
Oh, Candee, don't just write it down! Take some happy snaps for us!
See you tomorrow
Sue
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 23, 2008
11:46 AM

Post #4851267

Thanks for the history lesson Sue, I always enjoy learning something new. I promise I will get some photos today when I get home. The sun is supposed to shine and be about 76 here so will be good photo weather for a change.
Sallysblooms
South, TX

April 23, 2008
1:46 PM

Post #4851693

I love this bush. HUGE. Clerodendrum. Looks like gorgeous blue butterflies.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 23, 2008
2:48 PM

Post #4851984

Oh Sally, I can see why. Looks almost waxy and a lovely lavender. How large is the bush, does it have much fragrance?
Sallysblooms
South, TX

April 23, 2008
7:18 PM

Post #4853115

No frangrance. The bush is 8 feet tall I guess. I have to trim it. The colors are so pretty.
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

April 24, 2008
12:43 AM

Post #4854395

Sally, I enjoyed peeking at all those beautiful orchids through your window. Beautiful.

Terri, what is the plant all the way to the right in your first picture (Post #4848620)? Oval elongated leaves all down the stem. Very cool plant.

Sue, enjoy your day off. Happy ANZAC day in advance.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2008
1:00 AM

Post #4854491

Hi there karma, nice to see you. Sue I did sneak a peek at those orchids myself!
Here are some of my blooms from today. This is the parrot garden.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2008
1:04 AM

Post #4854506

Red azalea full of blossoms

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2008
1:05 AM

Post #4854513

Pink flowering dogwood tree, white one next to it is a bit behind so will post it in a few days.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2008
1:07 AM

Post #4854518

I love my fringed tulips.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2008
1:09 AM

Post #4854525

And I have a few double tulips, the parrot tulips still not in bloom will post later.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2008
1:11 AM

Post #4854531

A bit of lilac bush, spirea and quince by the hottub deck.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2008
1:13 AM

Post #4854534

Wisteria is ready to open and is going to bloom profusely after I beat the trunk with my rubber mallet. I find that my wisteria loves a bit of trauma and that is the only time it will bloom ?

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2008
1:14 AM

Post #4854544

Flowering plum bush

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

April 24, 2008
1:16 AM

Post #4854557

Oh my gosh Candee! Breathtaking photos. I hope you're not done posting!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2008
1:16 AM

Post #4854558

Buds filling up the white tree peony

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2008
1:19 AM

Post #4854572

Thanks so much karma and not quite done yet LOL!
Little pine comb babies in this one.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2008
1:21 AM

Post #4854580

Bleeding hearts- wow I really do have a lot in bloom LOL!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2008
1:23 AM

Post #4854591

More hearts and salvia

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2008
1:24 AM

Post #4854601

Phlox on the rocks!

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

April 24, 2008
2:05 AM

Post #4854794

So many pretty photos here. Here are more orchids in my sunroom.

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

April 24, 2008
7:21 AM

Post #4855894

Candee, looking great! What is the carpet of flowers under the tree peony? Your Azlaea is going to look goreous when it finally blooms!
Lovely orchids again Sally!
It was sunny here theis morning so I got a couple of pics, but there is less and less flowers everyday now! Boooo!
Aechmea gamosepala (bromeliad, very common, but makes a good filler between the more spectacular ones!)

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2008
11:27 AM

Post #4856125

Sue that is phlox under the tree peony. Love the colors in that Aechmea, kind of fuschia looking.
Sally, those orchids are "to die for" - How do you manage to have some many that are sooooo healthy? That must take a ton of time?
Candee
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 24, 2008
6:47 PM

Post #4858306

WoW, What a treat! Lots of flowers to look at... Beauti ful!!

Sue, Thanks for the pruning advise, will do that, its on my list of jobs to do! Sorry I've no idea of the same of that Yukka, it's been in that planter a good few years, maybe 5! I was thinking maybe I should put the Grevillea in the ground? It's in a chimney pot, never expected it to get so big! Like your pink brom, lovely colour.

Sally, your Clerodendrum is so unusual and such a pretty colour, love the orchids too!

Karma, It's a Hebe, hasn't flowered yet this year, usually end of May.

Candee, Lovely garden flowers. Where did they come from? It seems like last week there wasn't much in bloom!
It looks like a beautiful garden, with so much to see. Lovingly tended and beautiful. the little pine cone babies are so cute! You have WAYYYYYY more flowering than me.

So glad we are getting to see all your flowers everywhere everyone ! for a whole season ... still so much to look forward to! Nothing new happening here, only rain!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

April 24, 2008
7:41 PM

Post #4858562

WOW, what a pretty bromiliad!

Candee, I stay busy with our orchid's (most are my hubby's,) my African Violets, our yard outside and it is worth it. I love to be surrounded by flowers. I have a little doggie and Parrotlet that keep me busy too.

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

April 25, 2008
8:52 PM

Post #4863678

Candee, your garden looks amazing. Sally. . .love your orchids, esp the pink one in the last picture. What kind is that? Terri, your hebes always catches my eye. Love it.

This is the only decent pic I could get of one of my flower beds. The others are full of weeds. Does anyone know how to get rid of dollar weed? It's creeping up everywhere in the yard!

Here is blue plumbago among blue girl roses.

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

April 26, 2008
2:55 AM

Post #4865283

Pretty, Karma! I can't remember the name of that hanging orchid. It is HUGE! We love it.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 26, 2008
9:17 PM

Post #4868093

I haven't heard of dollar weed, sorry Karma! Lovely Plumbago and roses.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 27, 2008
10:34 PM

Post #4873030

I don't know Terri, I started gardens a few years ago and seems there is nothing and then it all comes almost at once. Weeds not too much problem I have used enough round up over the years to kill all but the nastiest of weeds. Not sure what to do with the dollar weed, will have to research. Thanks, it is coming together this spring! Will post more later of the blooms.
Very nice plumbago Traci, looks good in that spot very spring colors.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 27, 2008
11:20 PM

Post #4873248

Dappled Willow, ever heard of it? Has a lovely light pink tail on the leaves.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 27, 2008
11:22 PM

Post #4873259

Here is a bit of a close up of the tail.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 27, 2008
11:44 PM

Post #4873386

Such a pretty plant, I haven't heard of it. I imagine it would be beautiful used in a spring wedding bouquet..
Love the pink tails! Thanks candee.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2008
1:22 PM

Post #4908811

More things blooming every day. Here is the cytissus (flowering broom)

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2008
1:24 PM

Post #4908815

The bush itself.

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 6, 2008
2:32 AM

Post #4912322

What a lovely bush. Do the stems make good cut flowers? What variety of cytisus is yours and how tall does it get? The variety that I am used to seeing is the common scotch broom which is really invasive.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 6, 2008
11:19 AM

Post #4913273

Welcome soilsandup, nice to have you. First, the stems make great cut flowers - I just used a few in the "theme tulip time" that Terri started some time ago before I had any tulips.
Second, not invasive at all, it has a single trunk which drives me nuts because it just won't stay upright. Even after all these years I have it tied to the deck rail and a stake driven into the ground for anchor as I believe they must be shallow rooted. I believe it is the cytisus scoparius but believe me it has not spread anywhere, it does get quite top heavy so the railing is a helpful support.
We used to have one next to it until this spring, had the same problem as it kept uprooting and didn't look good in early spring so we pulled it out and got rid of it. I am really sorry as it was the one that got the purple petals.
I'd say they are/were about 5' tall and they have/had been there 7 or so years. Like I say the yellow one above is still thriving and beautiful today and about 5' in height about 4' wide at top spread and a single trunk.
Here is a photo of the burgundy one that I lost, or got rid of.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 6, 2008
7:29 PM

Post #4915121

Lovely broom Candee! shame you don't have the other one anymore.

Hi soilsandup and welcome!

Ceanothus, Califonian Lilac, has started to flower.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 6, 2008
7:41 PM

Post #4915168

another view...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 6, 2008
7:45 PM

Post #4915188

Aquileja

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 6, 2008
7:49 PM

Post #4915208

cornflower

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 6, 2008
7:52 PM

Post #4915223

Geum

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 6, 2008
7:59 PM

Post #4915246

Last one for now, Aquileja. Nice to see new flowers everyday, the forget me nots are still going strong!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2008
11:24 AM

Post #4918069

Lovely Terri, I have never seen the Aquileja in that color in the last one, brilliant shades for such a tiny beauty. Are they what I call columbine? Will have to look it up.
I wondered as well about the cornflower, is that what I call bachelor button? Another to research. At any rate great to see so many blooms and it is still so early!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 7, 2008
1:04 PM

Post #4918401

Thanks Candee, Yes they are Columbine, or old granny bonnets! Funny how we have different names for the flowers!
The cornflower I saw in Traci's garden are the annuals that she called bachelor buttons. The one in my garden is a perennial cornflower.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2008
1:20 PM

Post #4918461

My bachelor buttons are perennials - actually have tried to kill them off in the garden because they are so invasive, but a few are nice to have around. Never heard them called old granny bonnets, but quite appropriate.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 8, 2008
2:39 PM

Post #4923654

Three granny's bonnents today!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 8, 2008
7:35 PM

Post #4924906

Darling bonnets you have there. Here is one of mine from yesterday, before the rain came.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 8, 2008
7:43 PM

Post #4924928

Here is the white tree peony in full bloom, this is what I made your little parfait with!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 8, 2008
7:44 PM

Post #4924931

Big fluff, this is just one huge bloom, they are about 5" in diameter and so frilly.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 8, 2008
10:06 PM

Post #4925421

MAGNIFICO! Your Peony is spectacular Candee!
You have a different variety of old Granny's bonnets, what a beauty! and such a lovely colour.
Thanks for sharing your garden, it's so nice to see what you have flowering.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 9, 2008
11:27 AM

Post #4927746

Oh so pretty bonnets. I only have the one and it is growing amongst my foxtail lilies. Would like to move it, but it is intertwined so will likely have to remain where it is.
I never noticed how ruffled the edges were until I took that macro pic?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 9, 2008
11:52 PM

Post #4930530

I have some new bulbs to put in the garden, pineapple lillies. Has anyone grown them before?

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 9, 2008
11:57 PM

Post #4930549

Some new plants to go in the garden...
Pyrethum sp? chives, lupins and more bulbs.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 10, 2008
12:02 AM

Post #4930567

miniature roses to put in somewhere.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 10, 2008
12:21 AM

Post #4930661

Jacobs ladder starting to make new growth.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2008
2:09 AM

Post #4934755

Never heard of pineapple lilies, keep me posted please!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 11, 2008
7:17 PM

Post #4937379

2 yellow roses have opened today, they smell lovely.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 11, 2008
7:20 PM

Post #4937385

Cornflower...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 11, 2008
7:28 PM

Post #4937397

pink Thrift (dont know the real name)! and cornflowers

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 13, 2008
7:29 PM

Post #4946219

Candee and Terri - thanks for the welcome to this forum. I'll have to keep an eye out for a cytisus scoparius. The majority of the plants in my yard is chosen for their potential to be used as cut flowers. Don't have any recent photos, but here is one of my tree peony that I took last month.

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 13, 2008
7:32 PM

Post #4946232

and one of the herbaceous peonies that is blooming now.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 14, 2008
11:55 PM

Post #4951970

Nice to see you back with some lovely peonies! Mine don't even have any buds yet.
It's always good to have someone around to share our flowers with!
My climbing roses have started to bloom.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 14, 2008
11:59 PM

Post #4951989

These yellow roses have such a beautiful scent.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 16, 2008
3:58 PM

Post #4959886

Roses, roses roses, so lovely yet not ever had much success with them in my garden. I still have one bush standing, but it concerns me every year.
soilsandup, don't you just love the tree peonies. My yellow one is just coming into bloom. That is great to have plants just for the purpose of cuttings. I try to do that with annuals every year, but have found that each year I "cut" back a little more.
Terri your climbing roses are headed to that deep blue sky, what a perfect backdrop.
Will be watching for more.
Candee
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 17, 2008
9:08 PM

Post #4965596

So much for the blue sky, it's been cloudy and raining since then!
I don't give the roses any special treatment! I think they like my soil, which is clay, but I have added fresh compost to improve it over the years.
This one is Blue Moon...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 17, 2008
9:11 PM

Post #4965601

Sage has started to flower...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 17, 2008
9:15 PM

Post #4965610

Feverfew ...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 17, 2008
9:19 PM

Post #4965621

Jasmine...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 17, 2008
9:21 PM

Post #4965630

Iris...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 17, 2008
9:26 PM

Post #4965644

Red valerian

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 19, 2008
11:49 AM

Post #4972716

All of this rain is making a lot of my gardens very lush, but for the tropicals they are drowning, wish I had kept them inside a few more weeks.
Your jasmine is really full. Mine lost all leaves and looked a bit finished but is starting to perk up, don't think it will be as full as in years past.
The red valerian is one of my favorites and I like it a lot in arrangements as it lasts forever, we call it jupiter's beard, have you heard that ?
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 19, 2008
9:32 PM

Post #4975144

Got a bit of allium in bloom.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 19, 2008
9:35 PM

Post #4975151

Ornamental rhubarb is thriving in all this wet and for once it is not eaten alive by bugs.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 19, 2008
9:37 PM

Post #4975155

Here it is amidst the helleborus.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 19, 2008
9:40 PM

Post #4975162

Regular pink peony bush snuggled next to the white star clematis.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 6, 2008
5:49 PM

Post #5063548

Love the ornamental Rhubarb! I have the edible type, unfortuneately the snails have eaten most of it and it looks dreadful! Everything is looking good in your garden Candee.
My first sweet pea this year for you dear!! Hope yours flowers too.

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

June 7, 2008
1:55 AM

Post #5065793

Candee, you have the neatest plants. . .dappled willow, cytissus, etc! You know I can't get enough of the peonies. They are such expensive cut flowers that I have never ever bought any to arrange. Once I worked with a silk one, but that doesn't count!

Terri, thanks for this thread. It's hot hot hot here, all my plants are cooking. Enjoy the weather where you guys are!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 10, 2008
11:39 AM

Post #5081433

Thanks for sharing Terri, least now I'll know what to look for in the pea section. They do seem to be thriving, so will have to get a little trellis for them or something.
Karma, I do like the unusual. Have you ever seen the dracuncula vulgaris? I started these from seed from Greece and they are quite spectacular and not nearly as pungent in odor as some think.

http://hhcreations.com/Dracuncula.htm

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

June 10, 2008
12:29 PM

Post #5081584

I thought dutchman's pipe vine was cool. This is way kewl. What is the spiraling foliage around it?
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 10, 2008
4:29 PM

Post #5082735

Not sure exactly what you are referring to karma. Those palmish leaves with white veins are the leaf stalk that the flower comes on. The flower is the purple leaf, it unfurls and the spathe is inside. I originally liked it so much when I saw Dimitri's here on DG, he lives in greece so I got a tuber, then Dimitri sent me seeds and I had 3 before I knew it. I like the leaf as it reminded me of a type of palm leaf, the unfurled leaf and spathe was just a bonus. The flies love it when it first opens as it has an unpleasant odor, not too noxious but enough that you would not want it as a houseplant or under an open window.
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

June 10, 2008
7:53 PM

Post #5083611

Candee, yes, it's the palmish leaves with white veins. The ones at the lower right in front of the flower looks like it's growing in sort of a spiraling fashion like spiral ginger. The foliage is awesome alone. I see it coming up in the background too. I guess since it's a tuber, it spreads? Lucky you!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 11, 2008
11:22 AM

Post #5086422

Yep that is it, if you look at the webpage you can see the seed pod that it generates. I have passed along the seed here at DG in years past but never heard if others ever had success. It was the foliage that first caught my attention. It has not really spread much as I had one plant and then added seed in another area and each of those has expanded but as you can see from the webpage in years past I have had the spathes reach 36" in length and recent years they are only about 20-24" and not nearly as many, only had 2 this year? Not sure why.
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

June 11, 2008
11:49 AM

Post #5086490

Nice webpage, Candee. The spathes and seedpods are really weird looking. I would enjoy the foliage alone.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 11, 2008
11:54 AM

Post #5086500

thanks Karma, it is an odd species. Now I need to go look up dutchman's pipe!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 11, 2008
11:56 AM

Post #5086503

Just did, wow another really kewl tropical. Will have to look for one of them. Thanks for the tip!
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

June 11, 2008
11:59 AM

Post #5086515

I'm surprised you don't have one already!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 11, 2008
3:38 PM

Post #5087585

lol, so am I ^_^
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 12, 2008
4:34 PM

Post #5093020

I do like that unusual plant Candee! Lovely rich colour. I wonder if it would grow here?!!
I was suprised to see my Pineapple lilies have started to flower, only about 5 or 6 weeks since I planted the bulbs!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 12, 2008
4:36 PM

Post #5093039

They are not very tall, but do look like little pineapples!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 12, 2008
4:44 PM

Post #5093063

The snails are enjoying them too!...
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

June 12, 2008
7:31 PM

Post #5093864

First time seeing a pineapple lily. . .very cute!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 13, 2008
6:54 PM

Post #5099102

Karma, I haven't seen them before either!

Weigela flowering...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 13, 2008
7:00 PM

Post #5099119

Blue Moon roses...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 13, 2008
7:02 PM

Post #5099125

Twins!!!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 13, 2008
7:10 PM

Post #5099156

Foxglove...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 13, 2008
7:14 PM

Post #5099176

Sunflowers in the greenhouse, ready to be planted somewhere.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 13, 2008
7:16 PM

Post #5099191

White foxglove..

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 13, 2008
7:22 PM

Post #5099215

My Mums garden...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 13, 2008
7:24 PM

Post #5099226

Mums pond!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 13, 2008
7:26 PM

Post #5099238

The lawn

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 13, 2008
7:29 PM

Post #5099252

Her Rhubarb is doing well...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 13, 2008
7:34 PM

Post #5099276

Iris..

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 16, 2008
11:44 AM

Post #5110712

Wow, I am going to have to look for a pineapple flower, that is really neat. Your mums gardens are like something out of a magazine, so well manicured and laid out. MIne are so unplanned and they appear so as well!
Nice greenhouse, Steve has one at work for his clients use but nobody seems to know how or what to plant. I will have to research that for him as he would like them to be able to sell some flowers in the fall, something other than just mums.
I don't have any digitalis this year and didn't realize it until I just saw yours, how'd I manage that I wonder?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 16, 2008
11:17 PM

Post #5113646

Thanks Candee. Yeah Mums garden is a bit too tidy for me, but they like it like that!
The foxgloves usually seed themselves around don't they? maybe you weeded them out Lol!!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 17, 2008
11:14 AM

Post #5115858

LOL, not the only thing I have weeded out in years past! Let me tell you, that's why I find myself at the garden place every spring to reclaim what I have managed to rid myself of.
I like the tidy look, just haven't ever been able to achieve it. You mums is lovely, perhaps once I retire (if that ever happens) I'll have more time to organize.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 17, 2008
11:57 PM

Post #5119265

Getting a few lilies now. Here is a single red one

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2008
12:00 AM

Post #5119272

Oops, too close

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2008
12:00 AM

Post #5119275

This one is the more lavender or rose

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2008
12:01 AM

Post #5119279

Pineapple is growing.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2008
12:04 AM

Post #5119291

Foxtail lilies and the path to the arbor.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2008
12:15 AM

Post #5119339

Campanula, this was supposed to be white, but alas it is deep blue, would not mind so much but already had the blue!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2008
12:21 AM

Post #5119375

The hottub bed in mid June

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2008
12:23 AM

Post #5119381

This is actually pale pink gypsophilia, I have a white, but not yet in bloom.

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diggerette
Brooklyn, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2008
1:05 AM

Post #5119618

beautiful gardens!

I finally got a new camera.
A columbine

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diggerette
Brooklyn, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2008
1:06 AM

Post #5119624

blanket flower

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diggerette
Brooklyn, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2008
1:07 AM

Post #5119633

native foxglove

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diggerette
Brooklyn, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2008
1:12 AM

Post #5119652

Echinacea getting ready to bloom

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diggerette
Brooklyn, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2008
1:15 AM

Post #5119664

black eyed susan

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diggerette
Brooklyn, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2008
1:18 AM

Post #5119673

blue flax

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diggerette
Brooklyn, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2008
1:40 AM

Post #5119858

Some of the flower beds of Sebago Canoe Club. The beds have mostly native summer bloomers. The look is rustic and wild.
Good night All.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2008
11:11 AM

Post #5121301

Nice, what camera did you get Adele?
diggerette
Brooklyn, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2008
1:57 PM

Post #5121983

It's called Xacti by Sanyo. It's also a video camera and it is waterproof up to 1.5 m. I'm loving it.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 18, 2008
2:57 PM

Post #5122328

Ohh La La, Flowers galore today! Thank you.

Mmmmm yum Pineapple, my favourite fruit. When will that be ready Candee?!!
Your foxtail lilies are VERY impressive, ooohhhhhhh the slugs here would love those
Love the campanula is that the globe type?, I used to have one of those...not any more!!.
I don't know when you find time to chillax in your hot tub with such a beautiful garden to maintain? You are doing a great job!

Adele, A new camera fantastic! Lovely to see your flowers, your Black eyed susan is gorgeous! I bet it would look good with the blue flax in an arrangement. What is flax? a type of geranium?
So, with your new camera we can look forward to lots of pictures eh? LOL!


haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2008
5:35 PM

Post #5123135

LOL, we have a hottub, never said I had any time to relax in it!!! Actually the gardens kind of take care of themselves these days, my weeding is next to nothing as the RU in years past has really done the trick. I have both types of campanula the bell and the globe, yes that is the globe. It was supposed to have been white, but oh well, will have to find another sometime. Pineapply will likely be ready in early October.

Adele, I can see why you are lovin it so much, getting great photos with it.
diggerette
Brooklyn, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2008
10:43 PM

Post #5124615

Hi Terri
I 3x love the blue flax. It's billowy and airy but it does not last long in an arrangement, it doesn't even last a day. Common name: "Blue Sapphire Flax" Latin name: Linum perenne
Your roses are marveleous!
I'm going to be taken lots and lots of pictures.
Hi Candee, I'm glad you liked the photos and I especially love your hot tub flower bed.
My friend's husband took this photo in the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 18, 2008
11:12 PM

Post #5124750

Oh yes, Linum of course! I had a red one once. I remember they are too flimsy for arrangements.
WoW that tree is spectacular, absolutely stunning! Thanks for the picture.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 19, 2008
8:36 PM

Post #5129042

The sun was out for a while when I got home today. The pineapple lilies look better in the sunshine!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 19, 2008
8:37 PM

Post #5129048

another one..

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 19, 2008
8:38 PM

Post #5129058

Hollyhock in bud...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 19, 2008
8:41 PM

Post #5129067

Red hot poker...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 19, 2008
8:42 PM

Post #5129076

Veronica in bud...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 19, 2008
8:47 PM

Post #5129093

Rose of Sharron

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 19, 2008
8:52 PM

Post #5129115

I can't remember the name of this one, but I think it begins with ... C.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 20, 2008
12:25 AM

Post #5130213

Lovely, don't believe I have seen a rose of sharon in yellow, I like it. I have one that is odd it is a combo of deep wine and kinda lavender. I really like those pineapple lilies they are stunning.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 23, 2008
11:11 PM

Post #5149192

Here come those giant lily stalks! Watch out Terri, don't want them to swallow you up when you sneak up that path after them!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 24, 2008
5:30 PM

Post #5152836

I want to live there, it's not fair!!!!!!! Beautiful garden.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 24, 2008
5:59 PM

Post #5153070

As my momma used to say "be careful what you wish for " LOL, thanks, it is quite homey to us.
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 3, 2008
6:04 AM

Post #5196927

I am jealous of every one of you :-P

Beautiful gardens all!!!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 3, 2008
1:45 PM

Post #5197807

But here is the difference Traci, once you get your gardens going down there in Alabama, they go on for many more months, I just get to enjoy for about 4 months here!

Come on up and take a stroll through mine whenever you want.

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