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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2008
12:48 AM

Post #5190127

WE came from here:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/832246/

Here is some Queen of the Prairie.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2008
12:50 AM

Post #5190139

Steve in the 8'+ lilies this year.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2008
12:51 AM

Post #5190143

High in the sky.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2008
12:53 AM

Post #5190159

Double white hollyhock, looks like paper mache!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2008
12:57 AM

Post #5190182

Clump of the queen of the prairie. I got these from a DG friend at one of the Round Ups that Steve and I hosted at our cabin.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2008
12:58 AM

Post #5190189

Here is a macro of the coleus in bloom.

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zinniagirl
Litchfield, ME

July 2, 2008
1:36 AM

Post #5190392

Those lillies are simply gorgeous! WOW!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2008
11:34 AM

Post #5191927

Thanks zinnia. They keep coming back and seem to get larger every year. I try to stake them but my stakes only go up about 3' and then they are on their own, but you know the stems are so strong, or should I say trunks, that snapping has not been a problem. I find them amazing myself as I don't think I have ever seen any that get so large and believe it or not I don't feed them.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 2, 2008
7:00 PM

Post #5193841

Candee - does the queen of the prairie make a good cut flower? It is so nice and fluffy. Love all your other flowers too. Here is a shot of my two remaining tetrapoid lilies I planted several years ago. They don't seem to want to multiply. Maybe that is the consequence of being a tetrapoid?

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 2, 2008
9:57 PM

Post #5194600

Your garden is so beautiful Candee.
The giant lilies are amaising, I don't think I've ever seen any as huge as those!
I don't know Queen of the Prairie, that looks lovely!
I especially like your white Hollyhocks, I've always wanted a white one and that double is gorgeous.
Thanks for the new thread, lovely to see your garden blooming.

Hi Dianne, Nice lilies, lovely colour, they look quite tall too. Tetrapoid? I don't know much about lilies.
It's nice to see more of your garden, thanks!

haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 3, 2008
2:04 PM

Post #5197937

Not sure about what a Tetrapoid is - are you referring to several blooms on one main stem. I like that yellow.
I have never cut the Queen so don't know how it would do, perhaps I'll try it in my next one and we can test it out. I had never heard of them but when we hosted a DG Roundup at the cabin a few years ago, I got them in a swap. They too are multiplying but it did take some time.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 3, 2008
8:09 PM

Post #5199647

Veronica flowering...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 3, 2008
8:11 PM

Post #5199662

A rose...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 3, 2008
8:13 PM

Post #5199673

next doors garden, over the fence!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 3, 2008
8:17 PM

Post #5199697

Daisys about to flower...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 3, 2008
8:21 PM

Post #5199713

Sweet peas...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 3, 2008
8:23 PM

Post #5199726

Astilbe...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 3, 2008
8:26 PM

Post #5199736

Pineapple lilies, still going!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 3, 2008
8:30 PM

Post #5199751

Penstemon, Rose, Carnations and fern. not all that sunny here today, a bit dark for pictures!

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 3, 2008
10:26 PM

Post #5200252

Nice flowers, Terri. As for the tetrapoid - I think it means that they were bred to have 4x the number of chromosomes. It has been so long since I purchased them that I can't remember what made me purchase them in the first place.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 7, 2008
5:50 PM

Post #5218473

Not sure which one is the veronica but that is one great photo Terri. Love the colors and the english cottage effect.
Now as for the fence, don't go climbing up there after the happy hour at the cafe as we would not want you falling in their gravel path.!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 8, 2008
3:47 PM

Post #5223651

I'm glad you did purchase them Dianne!

Candee, Veronica, blue spikes!
It used to be a lawn next door. My neighbour is a lovely 86 year old lady named Eva! not Eva Grace, just Eva.
About 10 years ago, when I was working as a gardener, I dug up her lawn and replaced it with gravel for her.
It was too much work for her to keep mowing the lawn and she wanted a gravel path.
When is happy hour at the cafe btw?!!!!!!!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 8, 2008
6:16 PM

Post #5224710

It's always 5 o'clock somewhere!!!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 8, 2008
6:23 PM

Post #5224747

Of course!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 10, 2008
5:39 PM

Post #5236114

Daisys have opened...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 10, 2008
5:43 PM

Post #5236138

It does feel more like summer when they start to flower!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 10, 2008
5:45 PM

Post #5236155

Red Hollyhock...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 10, 2008
5:48 PM

Post #5236167

pink flower! larkspur? maybe, can't remember the name of it.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 10, 2008
5:52 PM

Post #5236192

Verbena

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 10, 2008
5:53 PM

Post #5236193

Very nice blooms your way Terri, not sure about larkspur either, why don't you post the pic on the ID forum?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 10, 2008
5:56 PM

Post #5236214

Caught you snail... gotcha!

Thanks Candee!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 10, 2008
5:59 PM

Post #5236232

You got him for sure, good catch.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 10, 2008
6:00 PM

Post #5236237

looks like I will have loads of lanterns this year!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 10, 2008
6:06 PM

Post #5236269

Sweet William...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 10, 2008
6:09 PM

Post #5236283

a bit closer...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 10, 2008
6:15 PM

Post #5236305

Lots of Day lily buds ...

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 10, 2008
6:21 PM

Post #5236340

Long time no 'type' Greetings to both Candee and Teri! Your gardens are wow! lovely as I remember them from last postings. How are you doing?
Kim

This would be nice for cut flowers? This is crinum 'Milk and Wine'.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 10, 2008
6:27 PM

Post #5236370

Well hello back at ya Kim, that is a beauty.
Terri, thanks to you this year unlike the past I have not been yanking out the lanterns. I always considered them a weed until you mentioned them a few months ago that you used them in dry arrangements, so I decided to keep mine in your honor!
I have sweet william and swear I have never in all these years gotten one single bloom.
BTW my sweet peas finally got one bloom am waiting for more before posting.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 10, 2008
6:47 PM

Post #5236451

Hi Kim, nice to hear from you! I'm doing ok, thanks, a bit more sunshine here would be nice! Your crinum looks like a wonderful flower, I would be scared to cut it!!
Is your blue vine flowering yet? I remember how gorgeous it was last year.

Candee, save everything!!! let the flowers dry naturally in a empty vase when you've used them. You never know when they might come in handy during the winter months!
Looking forward to seeing your sweet peas. It's strange your sweet william don't flower, they don't get any special treatment here!

weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

July 11, 2008
3:37 AM

Post #5239256

Hello, Candee and terri, and Lily_love.
Lovely pics of flowers and gardens. Doesn't Evas cat look happy? Hey Terri, I need a snail catcher!
My garden does actually have a little life in it, azaleas are blooming and some yellow daisies, which I can never remember the name of, some pansies and Kalanchoes are almost in flower. I will see if I can get the energy to get up and go outside to take a pic.
I finally put the cut flower forum in, as a favourite, so now I can come and suss out all the other threads.
See you at the cafe.
Sue
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

July 11, 2008
4:08 AM

Post #5239425

Ok, I ducked outside in my bright pink dressing gown and took some quick pics, This is the main kinda annual garden. Its a bit messy cause I've not been in it for a month or so.
The Yellow daisy is to the left, Azalea in the middle and Echinacea at the right.

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

July 11, 2008
4:10 AM

Post #5239431

This is a federation daisy, which is great to cut, as it lasts awhile and its good for the shrub to keep cutting it back during flowering to stop it getting too leggy.

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

July 11, 2008
4:12 AM

Post #5239442

This is a Kalanchoe succulent. They mostly flower in the colder months, so are good for a burst of colour. They come in red, orange, hot pink, yellow and there is one with grey leaves and baby pink flowers, which is not yet flowering, but soon! I grew these from cuttings, as like most succulents, very easy to do.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 11, 2008
11:43 AM

Post #5240124

Sue, if that is how your garden looks in the winter with snow on the horizon and temps so low, well I want that winter weather here in a couple months. I'll be sure to post our winter garden and trust me there won't be any lovely azaleas. Yours actually look better in the winter than mine do in the spring! Beautiful.
Thanks for posting the kalanchoe, it reminds me I killed one a few years ago, shucks, I had almost forgotten!
Seriously those are beautiful gardens and very lush.
I have a lot more blooming in mine, perhaps I'll get a post on this weekend. We are going to the cabin to mow but coming home Saturday morn as we have some work to be done around the homestead.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 11, 2008
12:52 PM

Post #5240391

Pink dressing gown!, hahaha!!!!!!!! that would be a sight to see LoL!
Your garden's still looking lovely Sue. Glad you put cut flowers in your favourites, there's lots of threads going and Candee is looking for more 'twins' arrangements before we get another theme!!!!!
Oh, the cat belongs to Jenny, who lives next door to Eva the other side! She knows she's not allowed to chillax there!!
Your Federation daisy is gorgeous and I love the different colours and textures you have in the annual garden. Nice to see you up and about again!

Hey Candee, I've killed a few Kalanchoes in my time!
Be careful with that mower!! and have a nice time.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 11, 2008
2:55 PM

Post #5240896

Good morning everyone, Sue does your confederate daisy also known as threadleaf coreopsis? I love those too.

Terri, how invasive is 'invasive' are those chinese laterns? I like the look of them, and afraid to try them out in my warm southern climate. And to answer your question, my blue sky vine hasn't set buds yet.

Candee, I'm looking forward to see more of your posting.
Kim

Here is some early blooming chresanthemum.

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

July 13, 2008
7:41 AM

Post #5250488

Thanks all for the kind comments. Hi Kim, I couldn't find any information about Confederation daisies by Googling, but I've plans to visit a nursery one of these days, and as they are flowering now, they will be a major item on the shelves.
I spent the day throwing out dead, dying and unwanted plants, and grouping up the ones I want rid of. I have a friend coming on Tuesday, to take some of my hands, and another friend has a scouts fundraiser coming up, so I've set aside the best of a bad bunch for her. I'll have soooo much more room! I potted all my special succulents into larger ceramic and terracotta pots, and sited them inside the pool fence, where they will get plenty of winter sunshine!
I like your Chrysanthemums Kim! Daisies do really well in my climate too!
Terri, I've been feeling so sick, I couldn't give 2 hoots about the neighbours or passers by, when I'm out in my gown! Its really hot pink with white lovehearts all over it! LOL
I'm taking another 2 days off work to try and shake the worst of this darn cold, and then I had better pull finger and get dirty.
I hope you all had a nice weekend!
Sue
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 13, 2008
6:54 PM

Post #5252605

Hi Kim, Nice Chrysanths! I keep meaning to get some for late summer colour. The lanterns would be ok to grow somewhere where you don't mind them spreading! In other words don't put them in a mixed flowerbed like I have done or they just take over! They are edible but I haven't tried them.

G'day Sue! sorry you are still feeling crook mate! Hope you shake that cold off soon.
I bet the succulents you planted in the ceramic and terracotta pots look lovely by the pool ?!!

It's been raining and dull here this weekend, no pictures today!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 13, 2008
7:03 PM

Post #5252636

Sue, hope you soon feel better and get over the being 'under the weather' feeling. Terri, thanks about the lantern's culture tips.

Sue, growing chalanchoes outdoor! I can only have those as houseplant here. But I haven't been able to bring them back to produce flowers the following year...something for me to learn to master in the future.

Candee, how is the weather there?
It's pretty hot here, but this year, we get good average rain fall...so far. Hopefully we'll have a better year with gardening.
Kim

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 13, 2008
7:51 PM

Post #5252848

Kim your gardens are quite lush and tropical looking. It has been in the 90's here and today we did some mulching just before the storm came a bit ago and it has been pouring steadily. I have quite a bit in bloom here right now as the glads are really popping up.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 13, 2008
8:01 PM

Post #5252893

Heres a few of the glads and monarda

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 13, 2008
8:05 PM

Post #5252915

Gotta love the lavender - I put some submerged in water and the jar still smells good days later.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 13, 2008
8:08 PM

Post #5252928

Candee,
Your garden is beautiful! So tranquil and so inviting. Gorgeous setting! Thanks for the 'tropical' compliment. EEs & Cannas fortunately are hardy here. But other real tropicals has to be in the lower South (zone 9 and above).

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 13, 2008
8:11 PM

Post #5252939

Thank you Kim for your kind compliments. Those lilies are gorgeous, are they stargazers?
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 13, 2008
8:14 PM

Post #5252956

Cleome, I just love these and around these parts they usually come back everywhere, but not in my gardens for some reason, I just can't seem to keep them happy here so I have a few in a pot this year.

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 13, 2008
8:14 PM

Post #5252958

Candee, those lilies is a hybrid of some sort...it has all the characteristic of a tiger-type lilies, but the deeper shade of red than Stargazers. Last year, a fellow DGer I.D.ed them to be 'Black Beauty'. But I'm unsure...the white ones are the fragrant 'Casa Blanca' Just half a dozen of those Casa B. in the corner of the garden, they'd perfume up a large area. I love them.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 13, 2008
8:18 PM

Post #5252975

Cleome reseed readily here. They need to be thinned out or they won't do well because of being to crowded.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 13, 2008
8:25 PM

Post #5253004

They did look different from the stargazers, they are really beautiful. Cleome reseed here all over town, but not in our yard for some reason.
Here'some tall garden phlox - nice in arrangements as it keeps a while

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 13, 2008
8:29 PM

Post #5253024

Variety of glads

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 13, 2008
8:35 PM

Post #5253057

Some in pink

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 13, 2008
8:37 PM

Post #5253068

And yet another

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 13, 2008
8:40 PM

Post #5253083

Once must not have been enough, here in my dogwood gardens the wisteria has a few blooms again, it finished the first bloom in spring.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 13, 2008
8:43 PM

Post #5253091

Rather odd as I also have an azalea that is blooming for the second time this season, just like the wisteria only a few blossoms?

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 13, 2008
8:48 PM

Post #5253116

And my pineapple is getting bigger every day.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 13, 2008
8:56 PM

Post #5253161

I was amazed how long this liatris lasts in arrangements as well.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 13, 2008
8:59 PM

Post #5253172

Tiger lilies and double white hollyhock in the shade garden - LOL, I just noticed the snowy flag!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 13, 2008
9:00 PM

Post #5253184

This red glad is really red hot! Good thing there is a soothing cool blue to put out the fire.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 13, 2008
9:02 PM

Post #5253195

The acanthus hungaricus is taller than ever this year.

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

July 14, 2008
8:52 AM

Post #5256044

Just lovely pics all. Candee, I love your island with treasure chest. I wanted to go outside today, but had to stay in and get some rest. Its impossible to go outside and NOT do anything!
Sue
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 14, 2008
11:37 AM

Post #5256266

Just don't over due Sue or you know you will be sorry. Thanks for your kind words. The island is great for us. Not sure if I mentioned before but the anchor on the island came from Australia, I won it on ebay from a lady over there. The treasure chest is exactly what everybody needs. I tell you when Tara comes over with Kendall and Kolby they go right for it. I was watching them and listening one day when they were out there and I overheard Kendall (7 at the time) tell Kolby, when she's gone this is ours! Guess they are awaiting my demise LOL!
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 14, 2008
7:28 PM

Post #5258409

Candee - I had no idea your garden is so big. You got tons of wonderful plants of there. How do you manage to keep the gladiolus in such good shape? Mines were fine for the first few years, then they all succumbed to thrips. How long have you had your liatrus? My patch grew fine for 3 years, and then all of the sudden, none came back.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 15, 2008
11:40 AM

Post #5261810

Thanks Dianne - I have had the liatris for about 8 years and it gets a little larger each year, not much though. My glads were just put in a year ago, they only last about 2-3 seasons here and then we get a really bad winter and I loose them all. I have to stake most of them or they keel over on me. I am having the most problem with the coneflowers this year, they really don't want to stay well in arrangements for me. I am anxiously awaiting the zinnias that Mittsy was so kind to provide seed. They aren't getting very tall, but guess that is because this is the first year for them. I am so used to mine in the past getting 4' tall before cutting that I may be afraid to cut these, but likely will anyway.
I do have a lot of stuff in these gardens, I am fortunate that over the years the roundup has killed off most of the weeds, and a few of the plants LOL, when I would spray before thinking!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 15, 2008
11:11 PM

Post #5264982

Look, look my passiflora are in bloom.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 15, 2008
11:14 PM

Post #5264988

My very first sweet pea ever!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 15, 2008
11:16 PM

Post #5264994

Got a great macro of the passiflora as well, wish I had some more of these, but don't think I have enough space as I have to bring them inside.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 16, 2008
1:35 AM

Post #5265842

Candee, check this info. out! I used to lug those in and out of the green house until year before last I forgot one pot outdoor. It survived the winter and was in a small pot to boost (above ground tend to freeze more easily than the ground), anyhow, last year I left my biggest pot along with the smaller one, both flourished and are blooming too for at present.
Kim
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1264/
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 16, 2008
11:18 AM

Post #5267291

Lucky you. Our daughter lives just 3 hours away on the eastern shore of MD and her entire back yard is loaded with them. I got mine last year and did an experiment. I planted one across the road on the side of a little slope out of the direct elements and it did not return this year - the one in the photo I had taken inside. I was almost sure the one would survive the winter as it wasn't even that harsh this year but alas it croaked in our continued day and night below 0 temps. Glad yours survived, think these mountains here are just a bit too much for them.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 18, 2008
1:30 PM

Post #5278899

Rose of Sharon, the blue poseys in the bush this year are not doing well, but the rosey ones look great?

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 18, 2008
1:34 PM

Post #5278920

Here is the entire bush

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 18, 2008
1:37 PM

Post #5278936

Here is our tall grass in the sun garden at the hottub. I transplanted it from another area a couple years ago and now it gets huge.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 22, 2008
12:14 AM

Post #5298619

Congrats on your first sweet pea Candee! All the flowers are looking lovely.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 22, 2008
12:47 AM

Post #5298851

Candee, your garden is lovely. It has some of the Japanese elements there. I just love it. I tried a small annual flower bed this year, I'm not totally satisfied with it. Next year I'll modify it to a low growing mass of uniform/complimentary color and see how it turns out. This is spot picture of some of the annuals that turned out this year.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 22, 2008
11:31 AM

Post #5300696

Kim your annuals look very nice and so healthy. Mine always get a bit eaten. Thanks for your compliments to both. I don't work at it much anymore and the colors are just thrown together w/o much thought, if I have a bare spot something goes in!
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

July 23, 2008
7:24 AM

Post #5305967

Hi candee, I notice you have Japanese blood grass in front of your tall grass. I WANT SOME! LOL I saw some once at a chain hardeware store out of town, but didn't get it because I thought it would be in our town. NOT! Doh! I loved your macro shot. It's so satisfying when you get a good one eh?
Hi Lily-love. Nice pic. What is the purple flower?
Sue
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 23, 2008
11:29 AM

Post #5306187

Thanks Sue, let me tell you I have been trying to get bloodgrass to grow here for years and either I kept killing it or it didn't like the locations. Every year would be the same thing, I'd see one blade of red come up and then about nothing else and then I would try to move it and then it would be gone. So finally last year I decided to just give it another try and put it in the isle and voile' it took off like crazy. Guess I found it's niche. Hope you find more in your vicinity.

Now did you notice the vigna caracalla to the right of it with all the leaves on the trellis, wait till you see it in bloom. It is that snail vine with the curly snail flowers! And behind and left of the bloodgrass is the pineapple and just to the right is the passiflora.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 23, 2008
1:49 PM

Post #5306622

Sue, due to the difference b/w lighting and sometime our pc's screens varies. Are you inquiring about this porterweed? Or was it the other (red) flowers? lol. Both are tender perennials, one is the porterweed, and the other is cuphea 'lavea'.
Both are butterfly magnet in the garden. :-)

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/101800/

Candee, a friend shared the vigna caracalla vine with me this early spring. I planted it in a dappled shady area, it hasn't done much for me. I gathered it needs more sun? Thanks.
Kim
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 24, 2008
1:14 AM

Post #5309752

Looking forward to that curly snail flower Candee, sounds amaising!

Your flowerbed looks fine Kim. what are you not satisfied with? I grew cuphea one year, sadly it didn't survive the winter but it was very nice when flowering.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 24, 2008
1:51 AM

Post #5309953

Hi Terri, I did emphasize that was but a 'spot' of the garden. The rest of the bed is sorta chaotic in heights and structure that kind of clash with one another. The flower bed is small, those tall flowering plant in the garden gotta go next season, will take some pix to show its real appearance in the morning for you to see. I need some postive critiques so I can improve it next year. :-)
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

July 24, 2008
2:46 AM

Post #5310292

Hey Candee and terri, I too have the snail creeper, (thanks to chriisy in Aussie garden) and have planted four, but not in terribly good soil, so haven't had much success yet. But I still have one in a pot, and if and when the tank arrives, I have plans to grow it over that!
Here is a nice Euphorbia, I think E. wulfenii. It fell over, but still has nice blooms on it, so I planted another two behind it to fill in the spot eventually

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

July 24, 2008
2:48 AM

Post #5310298

Hey lily , thanks for the info on your purple flowers.
Heres some purple pansies, a little bit neglected, but surviving none-the-less

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

July 24, 2008
2:50 AM

Post #5310310

These are an Australian Native, Brachycome multifida, or swan river daisy. It does NOT like humidity, and looks pretty ordinary for me in summer. It is a ground cover and should cover a much larger area than this. This plant is over 7 years old!

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

July 24, 2008
2:51 AM

Post #5310318

The Kalanchoes are out now, but I need to do something with the ground to make it neater. A layer of sugarcane mulch perhaps?

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

July 24, 2008
2:52 AM

Post #5310321

My garden guard!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 24, 2008
11:34 AM

Post #5311260

Kim as you can see I am not much for uniformity in my gardens, I like the different heights and contrasts, so why not keep with what you have, I like that combo you posted.
Sue, are those barbells in your garden or what? Interesting garden art, I like it, you have the most unique eye catching surprises in your beds. BTW wait till you see the broms from the Longwood trip, you will be drooling for sure. I love your guard dog, he is keeping such a watchful eye for you, perhaps you need to loan him to Terri to get rid of those nasty rabbits.
Whether it has spread or not that swan daisy is just cute as can be. And what is sugarcane mulch, over here we have different bark mulches but never heard of sugarcan mulch.
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

July 24, 2008
10:00 PM

Post #5314153

LOL, Candee! Not barbells, but the bottom of an old push hand mower. Yes, I have lots of interesting objects in the garden. I will have to photograph them all and start a new thread for that!
Oh, Leo would love some rabbits! Is Terri having trouble with them at the lottie?
Sugarcane mulch, is the leftover leaves from the sugar cane when it's been harvested. I think in the USA you call it sugarcane trash. It is sold here, plastic wrapped, at all the garden centres, but we get it straight from the cane growers, baled up like stockfeed. It has the odd large stem in it, which the dogs absolutely love to chew on! Its great because it has no weeds or seeds in it, and is quite soft compared to meadow hay or straw. I also think it must have a high sugar content, which I'm sure is beneficial to the plants. And along the way, it is also recycling! I try to encourage all my customers to use it, aswell we sell it from the gate to most of our neighbours. DH picks up over 100 bales on his big truck about every 6 months. I use about 15 of each load to top up old beds and start new ones. Its a very cheap and not-to-strenuous way to mulch the garden.
And here ends the lesson on sugar cane mulch! do you have much in the way of cane growers over there? Over here its grown in the warm to tropial climates.
Sue

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 24, 2008
10:29 PM

Post #5314310

I love your cactus, I got some great cactus shots at the conservatory at longwood, still working on getting them posted.
I appreciate the lesson on the mulch. Not aware of anything like that in our area, will have to research. Sounds like it is easier and lighter than the traditional pine bark mulch that we get. BTW ours is not cheap either, small bags are $3 each. We don't have access to a truck anymore to get it by the scoop so am rather stingy with it in my beds.
Been practicing on my macros and got a bee shot on bee balm.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 24, 2008
11:12 PM

Post #5314528

Mittsy, here is your zinnia, lovely!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 24, 2008
11:15 PM

Post #5314544

Hardy hibiscus in red, the white is not in bloom yet.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 24, 2008
11:17 PM

Post #5314557

The dahlias are coming slow but sure

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 24, 2008
11:20 PM

Post #5314569

Ever seen ruffled glads like this one?

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 24, 2008
11:21 PM

Post #5314573

Sue I have a cactus dahlia.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 24, 2008
11:23 PM

Post #5314583

Elephant ears are getting bigger every day along with some caladium.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 24, 2008
11:25 PM

Post #5314591

Glad for the glads

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 24, 2008
11:27 PM

Post #5314599

More glads

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 24, 2008
11:28 PM

Post #5314607

And more glads

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 24, 2008
11:30 PM

Post #5314615

Just a few more

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 27, 2008
1:02 AM

Post #5324775

Hi Sue, Your guard dog gets everywhere LoL!
Your flowerbeds are looking great, yes sugar cane mulch, I love it, from seeing it in your garden. I'm still looking out for some over here!
I thought it was the bottom of a mower! I saw someone using one of those the other day at the lottie. With no electricity supply, those old fashioned mowers are very handy!

Hi Candee, Your red hibiscus is beautiful, I've been trying to get a red one! Your glads are great, so many different ones, I think they are worth a little stick! Mine are growing, no buds yet though.
Love the catus dahlia, gorgeous colour. Who needs Longwood when we've got Candee's?!!
Enjoy seeing your beautiful garden.
My hibiscus...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 27, 2008
1:04 AM

Post #5324784

Dahlia

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 27, 2008
1:08 AM

Post #5324800

pink hollyhock and white mallow

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 27, 2008
1:20 AM

Post #5324840

This sunflower survived the rabbit! No troulbe with rabbits at the lottie Sue, just Treacle munching on the sunflower stalks in the garden at home.
Hi Kim, Dianne and anyone else, lets see your flowers!

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2008
2:11 AM

Post #5325097

Hi everyone,
Sorry I've been away and busy. Here is one from the garden today. Love all those flowers, I just scanned through, will return for more later.
Kim

p.s. This is an Angel trumpet.

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

July 27, 2008
10:43 AM

Post #5326132

Beautiful Bee shot Candee. Its quite a dark bee isn't it? Ours are much more yellow!
"Nice Angel" Lily_love. Chrissy in the Aussie forums turns inside out for those!
Hey Terri, the whole mower. Pics are a bit 'yuk' because it was on dusk and the flas kept going off

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

July 27, 2008
10:44 AM

Post #5326133

I don't know if you've seen these or not, but these are some of the 'artifacts' in my yard.
The kitchen

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

July 27, 2008
10:45 AM

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the bathroom

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

July 27, 2008
10:45 AM

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the lounge

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

July 27, 2008
10:46 AM

Post #5326140

the laundry

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

July 27, 2008
10:47 AM

Post #5326141

the powder room

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

July 27, 2008
10:47 AM

Post #5326143

the bike shed

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

July 27, 2008
10:48 AM

Post #5326145

the garden shed

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

July 27, 2008
10:48 AM

Post #5326147

and the barn

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2008
1:52 PM

Post #5326708

Sue, how wonderful a setting that's in your garden. It reflects the creativities and artistry from the loving hands of the gardener that created it. I just love it!!!
Kim

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

July 28, 2008
9:31 AM

Post #5330932

Hey Kim, you have a bee too! Yours looks quite fluffy, but still has alot of black. I shall have to find a bee who will sit still and smile for me, so you can see how yellow they are here.
Sue
The bromeliad chandalier. (DH 's idea)

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 28, 2008
12:07 PM

Post #5331262

Sue your garden rooms are fabulous. I especially like the spanish moss in the bike shed. Love what you have done with your broms, did you happen to see the broms on the Longwood thread? I thought of you the entire time I was in that area. If you take a look perhaps you could have another room of broms, perhaps take an old wooden door and cover it with the broms?
Kim that is a lovely trumpet - is that the same as brugmansia? I never could get them straight. Great bee shot as well, they are busy this season.
Terri, thanks, we are quite proud of our flowery efforts and this year they are really shining on us. Is your hibiscus hardy or must you bring it in? Lovin your dahlia too.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 29, 2008
2:55 AM

Post #5336056

WoW! Love all your garden rooms Sue, such imagination! Thanks you've given me ideas!!!!!

It is a hardy Hibiscus Candee. My Dahlia looks tiny compared to the size of yours!!

I saw a bee on a sunflower today!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 29, 2008
2:57 AM

Post #5336065

It stayed inside the sunflower for ages!

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

July 29, 2008
9:32 AM

Post #5336782

OMG, Terri, that must be a bumble bee is it? Its huge! They don't have bumbles in Australia, but they do in Tasmania and NZ. Is that a little bee on the Agapanthus in the last pic?
Hey Candee, yes I enjoyed your brom pics, and I do have lots of ideas for displaying my broms, and one was vertically, so now I have many more ideas to add. Thanks! I'm trying to build my collection even more, so that I have quite a variety to work with. Some like shade, and others like bright light and full sun, so theres one for every situation, (except snow)
Mr frog, (falling to bits)

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 29, 2008
11:54 AM

Post #5337113

So Terri, I think I saw that flower to the left of your sunflower at Longwood. What is it? It has a really nice round shaped head of flowers and such a lovely blue.
Sue, you better get to fixin that poor frog, he needs to be in the ER stat! Do you have your broms planted in soil or what? I may try another some time as the one I had years ago had several different broms on kind of a crooked limb that was sticking out of a pot and it was quite neat, I'd like to try them again and may have better luck with your expert help.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 29, 2008
6:11 PM

Post #5338867

Candee - I think that blue flower that Terri has is an agapanthus (lily-of-the-nile). They are used a lot as landscaping plants here in California. They normally supply the "blue" in many red, white and blue 4th of July arrangements.

Sue - you have some great rooms in your garden. What a wonderful way to put "treasures" on display. And I enjoyed the lesson on sugar cane mulch.
Kim - Your brugmansia is lovely. I have yet to get a bloom on my white one.

August is Crape myrtle time here in our area. Shot of the three in my front yard. Lovely blooms, but some people consider them messy as they drop blossoms all the time.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 29, 2008
6:17 PM

Post #5338887

Dianne, what a gorgeous presentation. Again, I killed mine, I swear I have rid more than I have sown LOL! Those are spectacular, we have 2 blooming here at work and although quite lovely they are nothing compared to yours. You do a fine job on pruning and keeping them a nice shape.
Thanks for the info on the agapanthus, I have heard of that.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 29, 2008
10:04 PM

Post #5339938

I think it is a bumble bee Sue. I hadn't noticed the other bee in the Agapanthus. Poor mr Frog needs some attention!
Dianne,The crape Myrtle looks spectacular in your front garden , such a Wow entrance to a beautiful house.
Have you eaten your pineapple yet Candee? It would make a nice tropical container for an exotic arrangement!

Russian Vine, looks like it's snow!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 29, 2008
10:57 PM

Post #5340196

No pineapple yet perhaps in October, got a way to go yet.
Don't you just love that entrance to Dianne;s? fabulous
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 29, 2008
11:06 PM

Post #5340232

Fabulous entrance, like a Hollywood Star's house!
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

July 30, 2008
8:26 AM

Post #5342279

That crepe Myrtle is gorgeous soilsandup. I love the flower carpet it causes! Unfortunately DH doesn't!
I like the russian vine Terri! I've not heard of it before. Is it fragrant?
Candee, I plant my broms in a very free draining mix of large pearlite, large bark peices and potting mix with no fertiliser. Some plants don't acheive their foliage colour if they are fertilised, and it also makes soft foliage that burns easily. Of course, that doesn't apply to green leaved shade loving broms that send up flowers! The only time I fertilise is to encourage new pups after flowering.
This is some kind of water tank, with a tap at the bottom.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 30, 2008
12:00 PM

Post #5342726

Thanks for the info Sue on the broms. I may pick up another next time I see one.
That looks like it would make a neat rain barrel, put it up on a pedestal and open the lid when it rains and you would have water ready for your gardens that are distant from the hose.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 31, 2008
12:30 AM

Post #5346023

Terri, Sue, and Candee - thanks for the kind words. We were driving around super bowl Sunday almost 20 years ago since neither my husband nor I are football fans and wanted to do something. We were house hunting at the time, and I fell in love with this house immediately. We must have been the only ones at the open house ( for those of you not familiar with super bowl Sunday, that is the day when most of America is watching TV) I would love to have a bigger yard like all of you, but for a city lot, it is not a bad size. Terri - that Russian vine looks huge? Is it? Can you keep it smaller by pruning, or does it love to go clambering everywhere by the looks of your photo? I remember you using some Russian vine in one of your earlier arrangements, and I was thinking, what a neat plant that was.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 31, 2008
1:02 AM

Post #5346207

Hi all, The russian vine is not fragrant and it climbs forever! Most people don't like it because it takes over, which is exactly why I wanted it to hide from the neighbours!!
The flowers are really small and dainty, but there are 100's of them. I have tried pruning it in the past but it just grew bigger so now I just let it do it's own thing. It dies off in winter
The flowers last quite a long time when cut.

Sue, I could do with your water tank at the lottie!

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

July 31, 2008
8:29 AM

Post #5347411

Hi , yes Terri, i'll pop it in an envelope and post it off to you tomorrow! Thats a great idea, with the rain and all, but lucky me gets plenty of water, and really don't need to water much. It might be good to put by newly planted things i suppose, at least untill they get established. I didn't look at you pic yet terri, but I have to wait till I've posted, or I'll lose it all!
this is the view from my bedroom window in the mid-morning.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 31, 2008
11:42 AM

Post #5347632

Interesting story Dianne, you are one of the few not glued to the TV, good for you. We can take it or leave it ourselves, lots of hype for little enjoyment. It worked out great for you and you found a dream house for sure.

Terri, I love that path you have created, so lush and just popping with color everywhere. You say you have a small garden area but I sure don't get your meaning of small, every photo you present is just another lovely garden spot.

Sue, talk about a room with a view. What a great way to wake in the morn. Looks like you are looking out over vast tundra! You have everything so well maintained, makes mine look like a jungle over there!
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 1, 2008
7:03 AM

Post #5352296

Thanks Candee. I spend ALOT of time in the garden, in fact, I now reckon there IS something wrong with me! Its all I want to do!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 2, 2008
12:32 AM

Post #5356044

Fab view Sue, looks like paradise, beautifully created. It's no wonder you want to be out there so much.

Thanks Candee, If it looks lush thats because I cram so much in there and I don't worry about the weeds!
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 2, 2008
5:48 AM

Post #5357287

Sue - that is a magnificent view. How big is your lot? I can't see any neighbors anywhere near. How wonderful to have that kind of space. I think most of us who frequent Dave's Garden do tend to spend more time outdoors than housecleaning - I know I certainly do.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 3, 2008
6:03 PM

Post #5363122

Solidago is flowering! The yellow crocosmia in the pot hasn't flowered yet.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 3, 2008
6:05 PM

Post #5363126

See the fly on the dahlia? Lol!
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 3, 2008
10:20 PM

Post #5364061

Terri - nice solidago and dahlia. How big does the solidago get? I can't wait to see your yellow crocosmia. Here's someone to keep your fly company - a bee exiting from his visit to the Amaryllis belladonna. I posted some whole garden shots over at the yard to vase thread.

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 4, 2008
10:29 AM

Post #5365990

I love the flies and bees, theres 2 flies on your beaut Dahlias Terri! I've been taking some pics to send to an old friend in NZ, so I'll share a couple.
Hey Soils, I am on 1 hectare (2 & 1/2 acres) I've left about 1 acre alone, and am gardening the rest, but leaving wide strips of lawn to drive around on, as Dh has motorbikes and likes to do laps on weekends! He's pretty good and hasn't damaged the grass too much. I'm not fussy about grass anyway, as long as its kept mown.
This was in the morning, hence the long shadows. The house front is facing south, which is our shady side in the southern hemisphere

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 4, 2008
10:31 AM

Post #5365996

I had to show you this one. This Kangaroo is over in the neighbours yard, and I used the zoom to get in close, then zoomed again on the computer before cropping it.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 4, 2008
11:52 AM

Post #5366137

Sue, another beautiful shot of your ranch, that is just divine! Isn't he cute or guess I should say she with her pouch full. Now was she just hopping by as a guest or is she a frequent visitor to your neighbor's?
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 4, 2008
6:41 PM

Post #5367752

Sue - wow, having over an one acre area to garden - gets me tired just thinking about it. I have maybe a tenth of your area and I can hardly keep up with the weeds. We should have a "cut flowers and floral design" roundup at your place. :)))

And what a cute shot of the kangaroo family.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 4, 2008
9:00 PM

Post #5368287

Dianne, Wow! Beautiful belladonna, such a gorgeous colour. They are indoor plants here and I haven't seen one like that before. Thanks! The solidago here is with a 3ft cane next to it. I have some in another part of the garden which are taller for some reason!
Sue, I can only see 1 fly, must be losing it loL! Love your garden pictures and Kangaroos!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 4, 2008
9:07 PM

Post #5368310

Caught a squirrel taking seed heads off the hollyhocks and sitting bold as brass on the fence, eating the lot!

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 5, 2008
8:11 AM

Post #5370624

Sorry terri, its a sunflower with the fly, in the top right corner! What have you been watering with? Fish emulsion? LOL.
Sure, round up at my place anytime, as long as it isn't our glyphosate product, also called roundup!
The roos are regulars. Theres a few mobs (collective term for Kangaroos) around, and each has their own territory, and visit the same yards around the same time each day, usually dusk and dawn. All they do is eat, and lie around under trees dozing. Lucky buggers! (oh, am I allowed to say that?) We don't get the roos at our place because we are fenced and have dogs, but they can be a pain in the garden, so I'm content to watch them at others houses.
Nice solidago Terri, thats a good one for the vase eh?
Cheeky squirrel, we don't have them here.
Sue
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 5, 2008
11:58 AM

Post #5370972

You know Terri if you had a pistola I could make you the tastiest squirrel potpie you ever had for the next cabin gathering. Steve's steams the meet real good and then I make them into a homemade potpie. Now don't anyone get riled up, we always eat whatever we harvest.

Do the roos eat the plants in the gardens or what? Good you have a fence, with all that land you would likely have a "herd" of them staying at your place lounging around day and night Sue.
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 6, 2008
8:07 AM

Post #5375623

Hi Candee, yeah, they eat small palms, but mostly eat grass. When the males are leaving their scent around, they put both arms around a bush and pull up to get the scent off their glands on their chests, and so will pull plants right out, or break them. Also the scratch in the mulch and lie on garden beds and plants.
If we were allowed to shoot and eat them, well, we wouldn't ever go hungry! Apparently they are protected, although not everywhere, and sometimes they have to be culled because there is soooo many! There would probably be a population of around 200 or so in our suburb! And some of the males are 7 feet tall when they rear up, and most of the females have a Joey in and out of the pouch.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 6, 2008
5:25 PM

Post #5377307

Terri - we have squirrels here too. They love to run along the fenceline and tease the cats. I live by the river, and the river rats really like the persimmons. Between them and the birds who love the cherries and stone fruits, it is a constant battle to see who gets to the fruit first. LoL.

But, no kangaroos, thankfully. Since I am barely 4'10", I would not like to come face to face with a 7 feet male. Sue - I was taken aback by the world "roundup" when I first joined DG since my first thought is of the herbicide too. But, DG roundups are gatherings where people come to exchange plants, ideas, and just get to meet other DGers. I have been to just one, but it is a lot of fun.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 6, 2008
6:19 PM

Post #5377472

Roundups are great fun. Steve and I have hosted two at our mountain cabin. One in 2004 and another in 2005. We even had a DGer from Utah join us in 05. Here is a link to the photos.

http://hhcreations.com/DG_RUs.htm

Dianne, we would make a great pair me at 4'11". Sounds like a real pair of trouble to me. No wonder we were kept apart at the cafe last night LOL!
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 7, 2008
6:42 PM

Post #5382411

Candee - what a lovely place for a roundup. Looks like everyone was having such a good time. If I lived closer, I would be there in a heartbeat :)).

Do you end up in the children's section for clothes too? LoL. I hate it when petites are geared for 5'4" and under, and I am a good 6 inches under. Thank goodness for capris and 3/4 length sleeves.

Here's a pic of a Schizostylis coccinea - I got it as a potential winter blooming plant since it's bloom period is Oct/Nov. It starts blooming here now, and does bloom through November, but very sporadically. Never quite enough to make an arrangement, but boy, does it spread. I have been pulling them out by the handful to keep them in check.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 8, 2008
1:17 AM

Post #5383880

Dianne that is a lovely flower. Is it a bulb?
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 8, 2008
6:38 AM

Post #5384966

Terri - yes it is a bulb. Part of the Iris family. I forgot that they changed the name to Hesperantha coccinea now.

And Terri and Candee - those are great arrangements you two made for the cafe before it got moved to a new thread. Such imagination. Lovely. You should move them both over so that they will be on the tables for a little longer for all to enjoy.
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 8, 2008
7:39 AM

Post #5385027

Nemesias in the garden, specially for the short arses! Oops, can I say that?

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 8, 2008
7:41 AM

Post #5385029

And an Arctosis, which will be rotted by the end of summer (due to humidity) I tried to catch a bee on them, but they were soooo fast!

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 8, 2008
7:42 AM

Post #5385032

An iris with the most buds I've ever had on one plant!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 8, 2008
12:02 PM

Post #5385384

Thank you Dianne, Terri - go and get those arrangements and move them to the cafe please, or I can do it if you would like me to?

Dianne, I can get the petites if I wear high enough heels LOL and do a little hemming. I thank goodness for the petal pushers as well! Just kidding, I haven't worn heels in years and now have moved mostly toward slacks and shirts. I have gotten a few pants from TravelSmith and their petites are about a 22" inseam and that works with a pair of shoes with a slight sole. I don't go out shopping as I really hate to shop so internet and catalogs are the way I go and sometime to the children section however I find that my "arses" don't quite want to fit in those trim little things!

Sue, I must tell you there are a lot of advantages - I am much closer to the ground and can pick your love Arctosis and nemesias much easier. I am still quite agile when it comes to hopping up on the kitchen counter to retrieve something from that higher shelf as well LOL! Folks at work kid me about being that 4' something that thinks she is 6'5". Look out!!!
Your iris makes me think that spring has just sprung again especially since we are just now getting some temps in the 80's with low humidity, kinda like a spring day!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 9, 2008
2:14 AM

Post #5388805

Thanks Dianne, I don't usually put my flower club arrangements in the cafe. They are made to the National Association Flower Arranging Society (NAFAS) rules and regulations and are entered into the monthly themed competitions.
Lovely flowers Sue, Thanks.
Hi Candee, Go for it honey! Love your latest arrangement, maybe others will join us on the outside arrangements thread one of these days Lol!
Looking over the fence, my neighbours Phlox!




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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 9, 2008
12:58 PM

Post #5389975

Ladies, I just browsed through here, and I have to say your gardens are beautiful. I've been fighting with mine for months now, and I'm talking about only 2 flower beds. All of your gardens look so put together and I don't see weeds anywhere. You must be very diligent in caring for them.

Sue, I love your succulent collection, including your displays of them. The stump pedestals are great! I've never seen nemesias before, is that an australian native? Very pretty.

Terri, what is that plant in the upper right part of your white phlox picture? Looks like some type of bamboo or japanese grass? Oh wait, that's your neighbor's, isn't it?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 9, 2008
1:08 PM

Post #5390001

Hi Karma, not sure what that is! hang on and will go out in the rain for my df to see LoL! back in a min.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 9, 2008
1:11 PM

Post #5390010

I'm back... it's Crocosmia, past it's best!!
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 9, 2008
1:22 PM

Post #5390043

Thank you Terri! I see it now. I hope you didn't get too wet out there!
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 10, 2008
6:49 AM

Post #5393807

HI Karma - no weeds in my garden is just an illusion. I take pictures of only the presentable parts of my garden LoL.
Terri - your neighbor's phlox is beautiful. That is one plant that I have not been successful in growing. And, it was fun looking at your flower club's arrangement. Thanks for updating that.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 10, 2008
2:53 PM

Post #5394755

Hi Karma! it wasn't raining heavy but the way all the wet plants hang over the paths, I got wet legs!!

Hi Dianne, Eva's (next door) Phlox is rather nice! she gave me some of it one year, don't know what happened to it over this side!!!!!!!! My garden is looking quite colourful, but with the rain I haven't been out much to take any pictures lately!! It looks like it's brightening up so I may venture out there today.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 10, 2008
10:33 PM

Post #5396470

No rain today here, just thunder and lightening. Just a bit wet legs never hurt anybody Terri, quit whining! LOL! Your phlox is fabulous, hope mine does that well in the coming years.

Karma, I have sprayed enough RU over the years that I am surprised that anything is thriving out there, but the weeds are really not a problem for the past few years. I really dont have to do much with it on a weekly basis.

These are for mittsy and for you to enjoy as well, thanks to her I have zinnias this year as I lost my seed.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 10, 2008
10:35 PM

Post #5396472

Come a little bit closer!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 10, 2008
10:44 PM

Post #5396519

Can't find the right thread so will post here, here is my plumeria and althoug no blooms it has grown leaps and bounds over the past several years.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 10, 2008
10:45 PM

Post #5396522

And here are our parrots, they try to talk but can't get a word in edgewise LOL!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 10, 2008
10:47 PM

Post #5396532

Sue do you see what I have gotten into now??? What do I pot it in, I got perlite to mix with soil???

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 12, 2008
7:54 AM

Post #5402937

Hi Candee, thats a Vriesea, so it likes shade or the leaves will burn. Its not too fussy with soil, but yes, free draining is preferable. If you fertilise it, it should quickly form a nice clump for you, and if you're lucky, you could get upwards of 10 plants from that one!
Good buying Candee!
Nemesias aren't native and I just asumed they were as common as, say, marigolds?
I agree that everyones gardens are looking great, but I will admit to being in mine every chance I get, hence the sore back! Its never completely under control though, and Karma, I too only take pics of the good bits!. LOL
These aren't really flowers, but its a very colourful foliage planting, and it's like this all year around!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 12, 2008
12:52 PM

Post #5403362

Stunning, would love to have something like that to admire all year long. A real garden of eden! Shucks now that reminds me that fall and winter are just around the corner here.
Thanks for the info on the Vriesea. I'll move it to a shadier spot when I get home today. So you think it okay to put in a larger pot of soil mixed with perlite? About half and half would you say? Fertilize with miracle gro?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 12, 2008
6:41 PM

Post #5404732

Lovely plants and flowers you two!
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 13, 2008
7:45 AM

Post #5407319

Thanks Tez, thanks Candee. Your Vriesea could prob'ly go two parts soil, one part perlite I reckon, and miracle grow would be fine, maybe just a bit weaker than usual. A slow release pellet type fertiliser is also good for continous feeding. Dont water it much, or fertilise once it gets cold though. I hope it does well for you.
Wheres some pics from the lottie Terry? Is it still raining there?
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 13, 2008
11:44 AM

Post #5407552

Thank you Sue. I think I will wait to repot soon and fertilize and then wait as it will soon be time to be bringing all these tropicals inside. I noticed last evening that my vigna caracalla is getting loaded with blooms, won't be long now. We are headed to the beach this weekend with the grandbabies so perhaps when we return it will have opened?
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 14, 2008
12:50 AM

Post #5410888

Joe Pye Weed my smaller version at home, not quite the specimen it is at the cabin.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 14, 2008
12:52 AM

Post #5410898

Red monarda, second blooms of the season

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 14, 2008
12:58 AM

Post #5410918

Elephant Ears, cover all the flaws LOL!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 14, 2008
1:26 AM

Post #5411054

Dinner plate dahlia in white

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 14, 2008
1:30 AM

Post #5411081

Assorted hibiscus it is all hardy in our zone

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 14, 2008
1:31 AM

Post #5411085

Dahlia n coneflowers

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 14, 2008
1:33 AM

Post #5411099

The rock garden of grasses, sorry Sue and hostas, etc.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 14, 2008
1:36 AM

Post #5411110

Lobelia, ruby slipper I believe.

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 14, 2008
7:47 AM

Post #5412150

Very nice Candee! I can't wait untill my garden is in colour again! The Iris' are out, and the azaleas, but I'm looking forward to the foxgloves, Hippeastriums and physostegia aswell as other assorted things. I always forget what is where until they flower, and it's always a nice surprise.
Have a nice time at the beach hey?
Sue
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 14, 2008
11:51 AM

Post #5412420

Thanks Sue, I so know what you mean about forgetting what is what. As a matter of fact that is how I always manage to roundup and destroy things that I later realize are precious plantings from previous seasons. I am trying to remedy that this year by placing a stone w/identification right at the base of each species, least maybe I won't wipe out and entire planting. How long before spring is sprung over there? I will have to live vicariously through your gardens when they blossom, so be ready with camera in hand, as all I will be posting are snowfalls on sticks!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 14, 2008
4:13 PM

Post #5413484

Hi Sue! Yes it's still raining, here's what it looks like from the window today, would you go out there? so dark for an afternoon! And we had hale stones!! in August ,whatever next? I haven't been to the lottie for a week! Last time I was there, so busy trying to get jobs done inbetween the showers, forgot to take any pictures!!
Hi Candee, Thanks for the walk around your garden, everything looks like it's doing well and you have plenty of colour. Love the ruby lobelia and your Dahlias are fantastic!

Poor Chrysanth on the window ledge in the rain! This one is going to the lottie eventually!!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 14, 2008
5:05 PM

Post #5413722

Yuk, that looks dreadful Terri, can it get any gloomier there? Glad you enjoyed my little yesterday tour. We had a storm last night and a little bit of hail but that isn't unusual for our area this time of the season.
Hope it clears up for you soon so you can reap your rewards from the lottie.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 14, 2008
5:40 PM

Post #5413864

Hi all - nice blooms in your gardens - and send your rain and cool weather this way!! Predicted high of 104 degrees today.
Candee - you asked to see a photo of my Peruvian daffodil (Hymenocallis festalis) and here it is - only three blooms for this clump. Can't seem to have it produce enough blooms for an arrangement so it will have to be relegated to this thread LoL.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 14, 2008
6:05 PM

Post #5413985

Thanks Diann, makes me wish mine were in the ground instead of fooling with the bulbs every year spring and fall. I always referred to mine as hymenocallis ismene, will have to research as I believe I have been wrongly identifying mine.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 14, 2008
6:10 PM

Post #5414007

HeY!!!!!!!!!! whada mean relegated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LoL



nice flowers.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 14, 2008
7:25 PM

Post #5414330

Hi Terri - I thought that if I said that, it would give the plant an incentive to increase it's bloom power. Haven't quite decided whether talking to plants help, but I do mumble a lot to myself when I garden.

Candee - I have heard it refer both ways. There is a Hymenocallis calathina that is also called Ismene calathina - both plants look very similar, but I kind of recall that the plant name on the bulb that I purchased was H. festalis
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 14, 2008
7:44 PM

Post #5414380

I talk to my plants and mummmble alot too. LoL!

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 15, 2008
9:34 AM

Post #5416851

Yeah, well i just mumble alot! LOL
I have hymenocallis carribea, Spider Lily. There must be quite a number of species!
They flower in November here, so will post a pic then. I have heaps of them, all started from 3 bulbs given to me about 5 years ago. I've made borders with them.
it should start to warm up here toward the end of August, as September is the first month of spring. We have lovely warm days now, its just the night time temps that are chilly.
Terri, it looks as though your plants have been listening to you mumble!
Sue
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 15, 2008
5:04 PM

Post #5418429

Sue - can't wait to see your photo of your hymenocallis. Mine's have multiplied, but it just doesn't bloom much. My other clump only had one flowering stalk, making a total of 4 for both patches.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 15, 2008
5:21 PM

Post #5418492

Mine don't multipy much in the pots, perhaps next year I will use larger containers. Spring just around the corner, I am envious.
I don't talk to my plants, but I do hum a lot! Looks like yours are talking back at ya Terri, that is a lovely garden display.
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 16, 2008
12:41 AM

Post #5420164

Soils, your peruvian daffodils are so full. I bought a couple of bulbs. One bloomed, the other rotted. This was taken in May.

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 16, 2008
12:46 AM

Post #5420190

"miss thailand" adenium, my new love.

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 16, 2008
12:49 AM

Post #5420201

Closeup. . .can't help it. I think she's so pretty.

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 16, 2008
12:51 AM

Post #5420208

Allamanda

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 16, 2008
12:52 AM

Post #5420215

Triple datura. . .sorry the pic is so washed out. Can't see all the details.

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 16, 2008
12:54 AM

Post #5420225

Ixora. . .sorry for all the closeups. Too embarrassed to show the whole picture!

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 16, 2008
12:55 AM

Post #5420234

Container garden

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 16, 2008
12:57 AM

Post #5420243

Variegated spiral ginger. No blooms, maybe next year?

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 16, 2008
1:06 AM

Post #5420278

Candee, I wonder if your plumeria needs to be outside in the warm sun for it to bloom? What is the secret in growing dahlias? Can they be grown in pots? I tried that last summer and this summer. . .no luck so far.

Thanks everyone for making me feel better about not having a perfect lush garden. The closeups sure don't look so bad when you can't see the weeds!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 16, 2008
11:47 PM

Post #5424129

Lovely flowers Karma, Thanks for sharing.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 17, 2008
12:59 AM

Post #5424425

I had no idea you had datura, I love that stuff and that spiral ginger is wonderful! Great garden you have there, and am sure more to come.
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 17, 2008
8:23 AM

Post #5425499

relly nice pics karma, and an inspiration for me to try out the "macro" shots.
Tiny little orchid, (only one) in the shade house

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 17, 2008
8:24 AM

Post #5425501

Peach blossoms on my dwarf peach. I will have to net it this year, or the dogs will eat them all!

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 18, 2008
12:36 PM

Post #5430218

Thanks Terri. Candee, I received the datura at the midsouth RU. A dger brought me a yellow triple datura seedling, and I couldn't believe it bloomed! It is really gorgeous in person, but didn't last very long. Sue, that's a cutle little orchid. Is that a recent pic of the peach blossom? It's beautiful.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 18, 2008
9:11 PM

Post #5432253

Lovely flowers, everyone.

Here is a few more from my garden. My first tuberose of the season - fuzzy photo, but great fragrance

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 18, 2008
9:12 PM

Post #5432257

White dahlia - the plant has really dwindled with the years, so it is time to transplant it.

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 18, 2008
9:17 PM

Post #5432280

Abutilon - I planted this by my front entrance and it flowers about 8 months. Too bad that it does not make a good cut flower.

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 18, 2008
9:19 PM

Post #5432287

A slightly closer up view of the abutilon. I got some seeds of other colors from a roundup two years ago, but have not gotten around to planting them. wonder if they are still any good?

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 20, 2008
7:46 AM

Post #5440286

Hi Karma, yes, I took the peach picture on the day. I was playing with the macro. It is starting to warm up here, and I saw some hippeastrium buds poking through the mulch today. It also hasn't rained for nearly a month, so I've watered for an hour both yesterday and today.
Remember I said your bees look black.? Here is one on an Osteospermum.
BTW soils, beautiful flowers as always. I also saw your pics in the garden to vase thread and they looked lovely too.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 20, 2008
5:30 PM

Post #5442080

Your macro shots are looking great Sue, glad you are on a warming trend. Do the dogs eat the blossoms or the peaches or both? Reminds me I gotta get some more and start making pies soon. That elmira peach pie didn't last 24 hours LOL!

Dianne, loving to see your gardens. The tuberrose I can smell from here, they are lucious. Your dahlias are quite lovely as well, the cactus type? The abutilon is getting huge, just stick the others in and see what happens.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 20, 2008
8:09 PM

Post #5442818

Sue - I echo Candee's comment on your great macro shot. Check this one out - it is not as close-up or as detailed as yours, but if you look closely, there is a smaller yellowish/brown bee in the upper blossom, and the big black bee in the lower one.

And thanks for the yard to vase comments.

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 20, 2008
8:17 PM

Post #5442865

Candee - tuberoses do smell great - but I don't have too many blooms anymore. I had one patch that did great - so great that I decided to divide it. Big Mistake - never got hardy any blooms after that in any of the split patches. that dahlia may be a cactus type, but I am not sure. I have to share this bloom of Hedychium gardnerianum. Whereas the above tuberose move was disastrous, this is one of my success stories. I moved some of this from the backyard where it got afternoon sun to the front porch with morning sun and it bloomed a good 2 months earlier than normal. Bonus comes with no burnt leaves in this dappled morning light area. The abutilon is in the background.

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 21, 2008
7:20 AM

Post #5445521

Hey Soils, that bee is a monster! Thanks for the comments and I too ahve the Kahili ginger, doesn't it smell devine. I'll have to wait a couple of months for flowers yet I think!
Candee, Its the peaches they eat, on the very day they are soft enough to indicate readiness, poof! They are gone.
Have to show you the ant on the Euphorbia wulfenii. Hope I haven;t posted it already!
Sue

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 22, 2008
11:50 AM

Post #5451161

Diann you have some busy bees at work there. I don't know what the heck a Hedychium gardnerianum is, but it is stunning in bloom. I'll have to check into one of those!
Sue, do you think you could pick them a bit early and brown bag them to rippen? Or is there no tricking your precious pups?
Thanks for the macro, I can go around all day itchin that I got ants in my pants!
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 22, 2008
4:54 PM

Post #5452567

Candy - As Sue said, the H. gardneranum is a ginger. It has a very nice fragrant. The white butterfly ginger is a more well-known ginger plant, and most people are familiar with the white ginger fragrance, but as a cut flower, I much prefer the yellow one above. Flowers open more evenly and last longer.

Sue - another great shot. I have some really neat looking spiders all over the yard that would make great subjects for your macros.
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 25, 2008
5:53 AM

Post #5464228

Hi Candee, I've been outside all weekend and have a moment to catch up before starting on some homework that needs to be in by tomorrow!
Do peaches ripen once they are off the tree? I could give it a go, as theres nothing to lose, (well I haven't had one yet, so I don't know what I'm missing)
Hi Soils. I have both the white and the Yellow flowering ginger, but they are on the weeds list here, as they grow so well! I always cut the blooms when they are finished, so as not to let them go to seed. They smell so devine, and that yellow one fills the room with its fragrance!
speaking of spiders, I have a spider on a lantana flower in a picture. I didn't know it was there until I uploaded the pics to the computer. I'll put it on tomorrow if I remember, as its on the 'offline' computer. I find alot of cobwebs and spiders show up in my photos!
Hows the weather in your respective zones? And what did you do over the weekend?
Sue
Ranunculus at a customers garden today. Note the bee in the left red flower. (pic might be a bit small for that)

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 25, 2008
4:41 PM

Post #5465643

Sue, you can put the peaches in a brown grocery bag in a closet for a day or two and they will ripen for you. Those ranunculus are pretty.

Thanks for the ginger info, think I have enough tropicals to bring in this season so will wait until next year when I will have surely killed one or two off !
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 25, 2008
8:17 PM

Post #5466517

Sue, your macro shots are awesome. Love all the beautiful flowers.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 25, 2008
11:43 PM

Post #5467396

Lovely to see your flowers everyone. I especially like your Abutilon Dianne.
My garden is looking a bit sparse, feels like summer is over (if it ever arrived)! Did some clearing up and pruning at the weekend, collected seeds and sprayed some of the dried flowers I've been saving.
The Jasmine on my arch has some new buds.

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 26, 2008
6:58 AM

Post #5468837

Terri - thanks, the abutilon makes a great entry plant because it blooms from March until October here. Does your jasmine have a fragrance?

I spent 5 hours in the garden on Sunday since that is the last chance I have to weed, move plants, fix sprinkler heads, and more weeding. The last thing I need is to return home in October to find a ton of weeds that have gone to seed and have them take over my garden. A few parting shots...one of the very few orchids that I have gotten to rebloom. I moved it outside in May, and it must have liked it there.

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 26, 2008
7:01 AM

Post #5468842

and another shot of the Salvia chiapensis which is still blooming strong after three months and friend. Sue - I did not realize that the gingers would go to seed if you left them on the stalk. How ironic that what you classify as a weed, others have to baby them to grow.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 26, 2008
11:36 AM

Post #5469159

Terri, what do you spray your dried with? My jasmine is just about finished blooming for the second time. I do love the sweet smell and yours must be fabulous as it is huge.

Dianne, so much to do and so little time before the plane departs. Nice that you spent so much time in the garden so it is spotless upon your return. By the time you get back there won't be much to enjoy in my garden so will be looking forward to your Ca sunshine and poseys.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 26, 2008
2:43 PM

Post #5469815

Unusual orchid Dianne, will that still be flowering when you get back? Your bees are weird!!
The Jasmine smells wonderful, especially in the evenings.
Candee, I used gold spray paint for some Aquillega and Nigella seed heads also some Gyp.
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 27, 2008
3:02 AM

Post #5472698

Hi soils, your orchid is beautiful, and I agree with Terri, if thats a bee, its weird! Have you left on holiday yet? if so, jeeze, you'll have a lot of catch up to do!
Candee, I didn't have a clue what you were asking, until I saw Terris reply, and then all became clear! LOL. Hello, and how are you?
Thanks Karma for being nice as always! I haven't been going to the cafe, so haven't caught up with you in ages. You know who else I haven't heard from in ages? Pupil!
Hi Terri, glad you're back amongst us. Its been showering today, with thunder and lightening, so I'm home, because I can't work with the weather being so changeable, shame that!
I had a poke around at my place instead, and just enjoyed the good feeling of being home in the garden!
Here is my first Blue Moon rose, (it didn't really stop over winter) Winter is over on the first of September, so things should power on now!

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 27, 2008
3:03 AM

Post #5472701

The flowers are starting to fill out in the garden

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 27, 2008
3:55 AM

Post #5472911

Hi Sue! Shame about your weather keeping you home in that beautiful garden!!!
Ohh love your blue moon, doubt I'll get another flower unless we get one of those Indian summers in September.
Your flowerbed looks lovely and fresh with the new growth and sugarcane mulch. So glad we have your lovely flowers to look forward to in the coming months, when ours will be on their way out!
We are having a farewell bon voyage drinks for Dianne with fireworks tonight! It would be great to see you and karma and Traci pupil all there.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 27, 2008
11:55 AM

Post #5473492

Yikes did I miss the fireworks, I hope not. Is Dianne leaving today or tomorrow, these blond moments are really getting to me.
Sue, I wanna come stay with you for the winter, I'll see if I can sell something to russle up a ticket over there. I so don't want to see my garden end for the season here already, it seems like it just began..
Doesn't look like the weather was all that bad LOL, least not from those wonderful garden pics. Sure you weren't just playin hookey?
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 27, 2008
6:16 PM

Post #5474799

Sue and Terri - by weird bees, do you mean the way they look, act, or the size????LoL.
We have a variety of them - the smaller brown ones, the black ones like in the photo above, and the really large bumble bees with the yellow and black strips that everyone is familiar with.

Sue - what kind of work do you do that bad weather keeps you from doing? You sure have a colorful garden for being the end of winter.

I am staying indoors today because of the weather too - it'll be over 100 degrees here today.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 28, 2008
7:19 AM

Post #5477386

It is past midnight, but I wanted to post this because it is my first, ever white naked lady bloom. I planted two bulbs three years ago, and it finally bloomed!!!! It would be gone when I got back, so I wanted to post this before I left.

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 28, 2008
8:32 AM

Post #5477417

Beautiful flower soils! Just gorgeous. Nice photo too!
Would you believe I am a gardener? No, I mean for a living! So when it rains, I come home, but I don't mind working in my garden when it rains, because I can go inside, have a shower and get into dry clothes. Sometimes, when I get home after being rained off, the rain clears, but It's so dodgy, I don't know wether to go back to the next job, so usually, I don't. Of course, if its obviously cleared up for good, I usually do go back. Luckily today, it started to rain only half an hour before knock off time, so I managed to make a dollar . I also played with my broms in the rain, but not after I got the fire going inside first. Now I'm all warm and dry again!
Thanks terri, You gals are the only people I get to share my garden with. visitors are so few and far between, and sometimes I wonder why I bother, then I go outside, see the roses or Irises or broms, and I don't care about being on my own so much. At least I'm free to do what I want most of the time.

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 28, 2008
8:33 AM

Post #5477418

Candee, the room is all ready! The fires lit and we have beef stew for dinner. What time will you be here?
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 28, 2008
11:47 AM

Post #5477649

Oh, beef stew, delicious! I just came across a recipe for beef pot pie that uses cheese in the top crust, gonna try that sometime. I checked my finances and can't make it as soon as I had hoped, but one of these days you just might find me on your doorstep or more likely hangin round that fabulous gazebo above, especially in the eve with those colored lights.

I feel the same way Sue, we never have company other than our kids occasionally so there isn't really anyone to share our gardens with, but that is fine by me, I have all of you wonderful friends to exchange stories and photos with and Steve and I enjoy nothing better than our own company and a nice afternoon or evening admiring our hard work.

Dianne you can be quite proud of that naked lady. I understand they can be quite difficult to take care of and prosper.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 21, 2008
1:50 PM

Post #5579991

Lovely naked lady Dianne. Hope you are having a wonderful time on holiday!

Sue, I love to visit your garden any day of the week, so when you post pictures of your plants and beautiful garden in Australia, I feel as though I'm there for a while!!!!!

This stunning Passion flower lives in my SIL's garden...

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

September 21, 2008
9:47 PM

Post #5581692

I love passiflora, Tasha has it growing in leeaps and bounds on the eastern shore and here I must bring it inside, So is it time to move where it is more tropical or what!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

September 21, 2008
10:00 PM

Post #5581747

This clematis gets humongous and blooms this late in the season.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

September 21, 2008
10:02 PM

Post #5581756

your sis is so lucky as this may be my last one of the season before taking it inside.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

September 21, 2008
10:05 PM

Post #5581764

My tropicals are about to go night, night and hide inside until next season, darn!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

September 21, 2008
10:09 PM

Post #5581782

Been busy cleaning decks and today got a lot of the hymenocallis up and washed and in a grocery bag until next season. Then dug the caladiums and the elephant ears and potted themn to bring inside in a couple weeks. Getting winter ready here dang!
here is the spread of the vigna caracalla and if you can see the corkscrew blooms, looks and smells fabulous darling!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

September 21, 2008
10:44 PM

Post #5581980

I do so dislike seeing the vigna come to an end of season, wish I lived where it could thrive year round, any room at your place Sue???

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

September 21, 2008
10:50 PM

Post #5582009

Bout time finally got my cannas ready to bloom? What is with this seasonal stuff?

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

September 21, 2008
10:52 PM

Post #5582020

The dahlias will be pulled very soon so must enjoy what we can.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

September 21, 2008
10:55 PM

Post #5582028

Here is that tiny clematis up close and personal!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

September 21, 2008
10:58 PM

Post #5582038

Can't ever remember what this is? But doing well right now.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 22, 2008
5:05 PM

Post #5585190

Fabulous pictures darling!
You still have so much colour in your garden. The yellow Canna is beautiful, looking forward to the red? one next!!
love that red grass on your tropical Island, will you cut the pampass grass for indoors?
I don't know the name of your last flower either, but it sure is purdy!
Would love to see your pine trees sometime.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

September 22, 2008
6:06 PM

Post #5585417

Terri, if you look on the right side of the photo of the tall miscanthus grass you can see some of the huge pines. We actually had 30+ feet removed from them this past spring and they are still 30+ in height. I remember when we first moved in I could decorate them for the holiday and I am just 5' tall, so you can tell I have been here a long time.

I don't do anything with the grasses except let them be until spring then cut back to the ground. I used to have one arrangement on the fireplace for a couple years that was a lot of the grasses and a lotus pod, but pitched it last year, Steve got tired of it and the grasses even when sprayed with hairspray do tend to shed over time.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

September 22, 2008
6:08 PM

Post #5585424

Forgot that red grass is the japanese blood grass. I have some ready to send to karma in the next few days.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 22, 2008
6:17 PM

Post #5585450

I know what you mean about the pampass grass, it does get a bit scraggy after a while!
Have you heard anything from Karma? Hope all is well with her and family.
Thanks for pointing out the pine trees, magnifico!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

September 22, 2008
6:22 PM

Post #5585461

Yes karma is doing fine they fared well through Ike. I was holding the bloodgrass to first make sure it is acclimated well enough and then to wait for her to weather the storms.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 22, 2008
6:26 PM

Post #5585475

That is GOOD news.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 25, 2008
3:34 PM

Post #5597931

Hey Sue!!!!!!!

Whats flowering at your place????????
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

September 26, 2008
5:55 AM

Post #5600905

Gosh, just about everything! We should start a new thread. This one is waaaaayyyyy toooooooo long!
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

September 26, 2008
5:57 AM

Post #5600908

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/906966/
here you go, new thread.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

September 26, 2008
2:13 PM

Post #5601639

Before we leave completely, the blue flower above, thanks to the ID forum is:

Physostegia virginiana - Obedient Plant, although in my estimation not so obedient as I would like!
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

September 27, 2008
10:22 AM

Post #5605011

I meant to tell you that Candee. I have them in my garden too. They self seed everywhere, but I love them! At the moment they are just sprouting new leaves.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 29, 2008
10:23 PM

Post #5614575

Pretty obedient plant!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2008
11:24 PM

Post #5637025

So here are the cannas finally.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2008
11:25 PM

Post #5637028

Still have passiflora and need to bring it in before a freeze?

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2008
11:26 PM

Post #5637032

Vigna needs to come in as well, but still bloomin and spread all over the isle.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2008
11:27 PM

Post #5637036

A few zinnias up in the pines

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2008
11:28 PM

Post #5637040

Miscanthus will remain like this until spring, I do so enjoy it !

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2008
11:30 PM

Post #5637042

Now what is that again, that blue stuff, I was not going to forget again?
Oh yes - obedient plant and grasses toward the road.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 6, 2008
1:53 PM

Post #5638877

Everything looks good!!!
The Cannas looks so magestic, beautiful red, and the leaves...ohhhh imagine what you could do with them!!!
The passie is pretty, love the twirly tendrils in arrangements LOL!

haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

October 6, 2008
11:37 PM

Post #5640852

Thanks so much as always, brought the passi in tonight and had to cut a lot of tendrils as well as with the vigna caracalla as we are expecting a frost. Now all that is left to bring in are the dahlias and that will be very soon especially if we get that frost.

Forgot to ask, did you notice all the pines in the photos, that was the reason I took the pics so you could really see the pine trees hacked up!

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

October 9, 2008
8:11 PM

Post #5652074

Candee, your vigna looks lovely spilling out on the ground like that! Gorgeous.

Finally a picture of the bloodgrass Candee sent me. There are lots of new growth. So many new babies! Should I repot now? They are doing great in a mostly shaded area.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

October 10, 2008
1:39 PM

Post #5654699

I was just gonna dmail you! Great minds. They look fabulous. I actually have mine in the sun, I believe they should be fine to plant right now rather than repot, unless you plan to keep them in pots which I doubt. Mine are still going strong on the island and they get sun at least 6 + hours a day. Others that I have had in mostly shade have not been as prosperous.
Give them a shot, I still have the last one in a pot here as not sure were to put it and time is running short, so if you have a failure can always send one more.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 10, 2008
7:12 PM

Post #5655899

Loved the Pine trees, thanks for taking a pic especially for me! appreciate it lots.

Hi there Karma! lovely bloodgrass from Candee, aren't you the lucky one?!!
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

October 11, 2008
11:44 PM

Post #5659876

Candee, most of my plants are in containers. . .so is the fate of the bloodgrass! I think I'll move one into more sun and see how it'll take. It's getting cooler down here anyway, so it will probably do okay. Terri, I feel like the luckiest person in the world to get this beautiful grass!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

October 12, 2008
10:43 PM

Post #5663323

I leave the grass out here it is hardy in our zone 6a so don't worry about it down there, it will be fine. Ours gets covered with snow and ice and comes back every year, please don't worry about just a pot!
Hi Terri, just popping in for a bit as we are heading for the cabin on Wednesday and just returned from Ohio this afternoon.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 12, 2008
11:28 PM

Post #5663545

Hi Candee, Nice to see you back, even if it's only briefly. You must be exhausted!!! Enjoy the cabin and try to take some pics please.
I'm heading back to work tomorrow, been off for 2 weeks!! See you when I do and take care.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

October 29, 2008
9:48 PM

Post #5730942

Not much but it is all I got, one little yellow echinacea that survived several frosts and now has several buds on it??? Go figure.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 4, 2008
10:07 AM

Post #5750262

Hi Candee, The wonder of plants eh? It's lovely to see a few more flowers at the end of the season.
Thanks for showing this plant. I recognise the leaves! Mine didn't flower at the lottie last year so I dug it up and planted it in the garden at home this year, same again, leaves but no flowers!! as you say... Go figure!
Maybe if I just leave it be next year it might flower for me. lol.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

November 5, 2008
12:36 PM

Post #5754590

It is quite odd, I noticed yesterday that I have one clematis in bloom out front, again just the one bloom. Will try to remember to get a pic today if not raining.
I wonder what it is about these echinacea as I too have several colors and some do okay and others not so much?

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