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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 20, 2008
12:56 PM

Post #4977756

Garden will be so unique! Of course we'll all be waiting patiently for a glimpse from time to time of your garden as it grows...

On Friday while in town I stopped into several nurseries seeking out seeds for you but did not find any, so I too am on a mission...
jasmerr
Merrimac, WI
(Zone 4b)

May 20, 2008
1:28 PM

Post #4977844

I'm with Betty...I can't wait!

Next year on the anniversary of your Rose Racer event you should send some of those blooms to that nice police officer! :-)
Soulja
Louisville, KY

May 20, 2008
2:08 PM

Post #4978020

yeah Shar (Rose Racer) you just wanna charm all the cops in town so you can tear up those roads! Then again who knows what favors may come from good timing and great flowers...

It's a great idea. I had a similar idea for deep earth tones in a bed of their own based around one iris, a multicolor plicata: SPOOKY from keppel. I love the idea of blacks & silver and pink. GOOD LUCK!
woofie
Chewelah, WA
(Zone 5a)

May 20, 2008
2:38 PM

Post #4978137

Oooooh, I LIKE that idea. I'd steal it if I had any artistic ability at all, but since I can't even arrange a single rose in a vase, let alone design a garden, I'll just wait impatiently to see pictures. GOOD LUCK!
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

May 20, 2008
2:51 PM

Post #4978185

You all are too funny!
Now that I am outside much of the time, I see my Road Racer buddy circling the block often. He drives really really slow, then he waves. Nice man.

Oh, and I am trying to use Lady X as my centerpiece rose, but it seems to have weak stems, and the blooms are too heavy for the stems. I was too anxious to get started and didn't do enough research when I settled for her, I think. We all might have to wait till next year while this story continues.

Thank you!
Dutchlady1
Naples, FL
(Zone 10a)

May 20, 2008
2:54 PM

Post #4978203

Very pretty.
jasmerr
Merrimac, WI
(Zone 4b)

May 20, 2008
2:55 PM

Post #4978204

There's a botanical garden near here that uses trimmed tree branches - the smaller branchy ones - to support heavy blooms; looks pretty.
jasmerr
Merrimac, WI
(Zone 4b)

May 20, 2008
2:57 PM

Post #4978213

One day soon I'm going to plant a 'chocolate' garden, and I've starting looking for plants named after Christmas since my DH puts up about 35,000 Christmas lights each winter (that number is not and exageration!)

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

May 20, 2008
4:44 PM

Post #4978671

Nice article, Sharon. I love black in the garden as a foil. Looks great on its own and makes the neighbors pop.
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

May 20, 2008
4:46 PM

Post #4978683

Thanks, Victor. I sure hope this works, but am afraid it will be another spring before I can tell for sure.
amethystsm
belleville, NJ
(Zone 6a)

May 21, 2008
1:12 AM

Post #4980976

Black flowers make my neighbors pop, too. They say, "What the heck is that?"
A man asked me last week, "Are those BLACK tulips?" When i said yes, he said, "What, are you in mourning? Did somebody die?"

Then again, i'd like to pop some of my neighbors...

; )

amy
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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

May 21, 2008
1:26 AM

Post #4981099

Yep, I know what you mean, Amy.
lizrainey
San Mateo, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 26, 2008
12:51 PM

Post #5004438

great article shar, look foward to seeing it blomming

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