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CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 4, 2008
3:30 AM

Post #5365477

Getting to be a lot of posts on the old thread.

Daylilies in the back are all from Round Up plant swaps.

Bernie

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tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 4, 2008
3:44 AM

Post #5365532

thanks Bernie.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 4, 2008
3:51 AM

Post #5365555

Here's one i took the other day.

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motts1
south central, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 6, 2008
3:25 AM

Post #5375161

Lovely.. My only ones are on the video part of my Kodak camera ( I just discovered it-have had camera from 2005) Really need to hold it more steady. I was able to see the plants and would share, but don't want anyone else to get motion sickness!!
KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 8, 2008
4:27 PM

Post #5386466

That garden looks great, tcs!

Here's a shot of my south foundation garden from last week...

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KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 8, 2008
4:28 PM

Post #5386471

And a visiting giant swallowtail! (Some may have seen this in the butterfly gardening forum already.)

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bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 12, 2008
3:23 AM

Post #5402383

Good shot of the swallowtail - I seem them, but not in my garden.

Late blooming hostas are opening now.

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bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 12, 2008
3:24 AM

Post #5402387

Sort of a fuller shot of the bed I have at my neighbors.

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bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 12, 2008
3:25 AM

Post #5402394

Bed of my waterlily dahlias

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bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 12, 2008
3:25 AM

Post #5402398

Here is a funny missed shot of a swallowtail

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bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 12, 2008
3:27 AM

Post #5402403

Wider shot of a bed

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KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 12, 2008
4:59 AM

Post #5402714

Your gardens look great, Al! What's the tall stuff in the shot of the bed at your neighbor's, behind the sunflowers? Looks like mutant verbascum, but I'm guessing it isn't. :P
bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 12, 2008
10:59 AM

Post #5403105

Thanks, those are hollyhocks.
enya_34
Madison, WI

August 12, 2008
2:48 PM

Post #5403817

You guys have so many blooms! My garden is sort of done, except for one echinacea and rudbekia. I absolutely want to add different rudbekias now.

Al, what is that white blooming plant in "Wider shot of a bed" with flowers hitting the ground?
Could it take less sun?

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KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 12, 2008
10:53 PM

Post #5405606

Al, wait...the ones at the very back, the tall bushy, cream colored ones? Those are hollyhocks? Wow...they're impressive. :D
bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 12, 2008
11:57 PM

Post #5405890

The hollyhocks reseed there - they are 7-8' tall I would say.

Enya - that is a hydrangea "Little Lamb' - it needs a bit of training yet to improve it's habit. It wouldn't like much more than part shade. I don't have much flowering in the shade right now, hostas and waiting for the toad lilies.

Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

August 13, 2008
2:46 AM

Post #5406753

My Tiger Lilies are blooming.

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enya_34
Madison, WI

August 18, 2008
5:33 PM

Post #5431347

Fall is creeping in ...

This is a gorgeous Japanese enemone I got at the RU last year. This is the one that does really well for me. None of the ones that I bought bloomed for me.

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enya_34
Madison, WI

August 18, 2008
5:36 PM

Post #5431359

Goldern rod is a magnet for bees, I never thought it would be :)

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cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 18, 2008
9:45 PM

Post #5432414

Alright Kenya what did you do to get yours blooming already. Mine's got small buds but didn't bloom last year til the middle of September. How's you do that?
bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 18, 2008
10:38 PM

Post #5432661

Anemone looks good Enya, mine opened up last week.

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bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 18, 2008
10:39 PM

Post #5432662

Helenium are in full swing

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bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 18, 2008
10:40 PM

Post #5432669

Got a candy lily in a trade this year.

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Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

August 19, 2008
10:04 AM

Post #5434831

Al, are the Helenium a perennial?

Maxine
bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 19, 2008
10:59 AM

Post #5434892

Yes, they are long lived.

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 19, 2008
12:05 PM

Post #5435036

Al those are the orange red ones correct? I've been comtemplating adding some to my gardens only I have never seen them growing anywhere. They are really pretty if they are the ones I think they are. They will go on my list for next spring. FS and well drained? I presume?
KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 19, 2008
5:00 PM

Post #5436467

I have the heleniums, too. In my garden they like moist, well-drained soil, but haven't been very picky. I've read that they like a good bit of moisture, but mine haven't complained when my garden gets dry. This new plant has needed some staking (just one of those U-shaped green wire stakes to keep it from toppling over), but I'm guessing it might handle itself a little better next year. They seem to bloom quite a long time and they really are no fuss for me, at least so far. We'll see what next year brings. :)

They are pretty, though--little button-shaped daisy-like flowers in brick red. (At least this variety, which is 'Rubinzwerg' or 'Ruby Dwarf'.)

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cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 19, 2008
6:00 PM

Post #5436791

Yes very pretty. a definite for next years purchases. Thanx for the info.
enya_34
Madison, WI

August 19, 2008
6:14 PM

Post #5436858

Al, that is a seriously packed Helenium spot :) They look terrific with all the color variations.

cececoogan, it's the first year I have J. amemone bloom for me. I've been buying and planing them
for the past 4 years now. It's the only plant that came back fuller than what I put in the year before.
It's flanked by two neighbours that were twice it's size last fall, but this year are not seen :(
I believe now that it's the root stock. I can't read the marker now, but whoever gave me the plant
last year has a winner plant. The color looks all washed of, but it's a tender pink just like Al's.
I absolutely in love with this plant as it blooms in my ever increasing shade :)
bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 19, 2008
8:24 PM

Post #5437552

Cece - they range from yellow to red. They will take wetter conditions than echinacea which is why I like them - plus no pests. Full sun.

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 19, 2008
9:54 PM

Post #5437998

No pests!!!! I'm sold!!!!!!! Thankx I like the bolder colors of yellows oranges reds dark purples. Mis them white can't go wrong.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 19, 2008
10:32 PM

Post #5438244

took this, this morning...

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dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 19, 2008
10:37 PM

Post #5438268

Good one tcs, here is one that I caught.

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dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 19, 2008
10:38 PM

Post #5438279

I like this guy!! hannging on my surprise lilies.

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tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 19, 2008
10:39 PM

Post #5438284

I just wish we had more butterflies here... a lot more up north, but i dont have flowers to attract them, nor sun light to shoot in... i plan on taking up seeds next year... i have a perfect spot for wild flowers.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 19, 2008
10:41 PM

Post #5438290

He's a cutie ... i was actually out today looking to see if I have any mantids this year... so far nothing, but they usually do show them selves in Aug.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 19, 2008
11:29 PM

Post #5438510

I like this Justa Hangin !!!

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dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 19, 2008
11:30 PM

Post #5438514

And this one upside down!!

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tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 20, 2008
12:26 AM

Post #5438769

they are curious creatures, aren't they??
enya_34
Madison, WI

August 20, 2008
4:15 AM

Post #5439924

Cool insect pictures! I am yet to get one in focus ...

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 20, 2008
10:02 AM

Post #5440388

I NEVER have my camera around me when I see anything. I manage to remember the camera I see zilch when I don't take it ...story of my life I guess.

Great pictures.
KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 21, 2008
2:16 AM

Post #5444644

I love those butterfly and mantis photos, tcs and dragonfly! So cool.

I have never ever seen a praying mantis around here. I wish we had them. (Or, if we do, that they'd show themselves sometimes.)

tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 21, 2008
2:20 AM

Post #5444667

ours get very active Sept / Oct time frame ... but start showing up August ... or it's just that now they are large enough to be visible ... though i have yet to find one this year... but we have them every year.

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 21, 2008
3:39 PM

Post #5446860

I've never seen a "live" one either. Only in pictures. Waiting for MY time to come to finally see one.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 21, 2008
3:48 PM

Post #5446924

Oh -- they are just so much fun to sit and watch. they dont move around much, when they are waiting for prey -- but it's so neat how when they see YOU ... they sit and watch YOU.

very cool creatures.

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 21, 2008
4:04 PM

Post #5447045

Waiting no so patiently for my first sighting.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 21, 2008
6:19 PM

Post #5447806

funny thing -- i'm sitting up here, doing my thing ... and DH yells in [he's out mowing the lawn ] "Hey, ya wanna see a Praying Mantis?"

so i grab the camera and head outside...

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tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 21, 2008
6:23 PM

Post #5447820

I picked him up on a dead stem from a day lily and put him in the chain link fence, in the Morning Glories... and he cruised his way up the fence.
the underbelly, near the tail portion was a sort of golden color -- it didnt capture well in the photo.

hope he finds lots of bugs.

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cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 21, 2008
7:22 PM

Post #5448047

You are just too lucky. Here we are talking about them and you get to see another one.

Wish I had that kind of luck.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 21, 2008
7:49 PM

Post #5448143

CECE -- ANY IDEA... ops... sorry

any idea if they are common in your area -- though you and i are the same zone.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 21, 2008
8:06 PM

Post #5448205

I have been seeing them since June. I took a couple of pics of a baby green one. When I find them I will post so you can see. That looks like big daddy tcs good shots. BEV

tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 21, 2008
8:11 PM

Post #5448218

Bev -- actually, he wasn't that big. Either it's a young female, or it's a male.
Most that i see about this time into October -- they can be in the 5-6" range
this one was about 3" in length... i was just close when i took the photos.

Terese

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 21, 2008
8:44 PM

Post #5448307

I found him. He is only about 1in long in June. He is hard to see. He is on the yarrow before it bloomed. BEV

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dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 21, 2008
8:45 PM

Post #5448310

Here is the other one.

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tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 21, 2008
9:08 PM

Post #5448380

very cool Bev !! and good eye for finding it. a 1 inch walking stick is hard to see.

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 21, 2008
9:29 PM

Post #5448454

No I have no idea if they are common but I sure would like to see one someday you know up close and personal?
Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 21, 2008
10:09 PM

Post #5448604

A brand new Monarch. He (or she) had just emerged from the crysalis at the bottom of the photo.

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dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 21, 2008
10:35 PM

Post #5448714

tcs, not being smart but did you know that Praying Mantis and Walking Sticks are dif?
Leftwood a beautiful PIC!!!! HUGS BEV
Here is a bee on a Galardia

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tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 21, 2008
10:48 PM

Post #5448773

LOL...yes, Bev, i do.
but when DH saw it today in the grass... that is what he said, he thought it was a stick, then it moved.

those walking sticks are freaky looking. I saw one a few years back.

but thats OK, you can be a 'smarty pants' ;-)

Nice shot Leftwood!!

i was following a monarch around today... but it never landed once i brought the camera out, so i never got a shot.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 21, 2008
10:55 PM

Post #5448818

I wasn't trying to be a smarty pants, LOL but some people don't know the dif. I have seen a few and they look just like a stick. I would love to get a photo. I get tired chaseing them butterflies but it is worth it for a good pic. They are about as bad as the hummers. Here is a Hummer.

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tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 21, 2008
10:56 PM

Post #5448824

Ohhhhhhhhh, i see you have surprise lilies!! that is one thing i really miss, that i did not take with me from my old house.
I always loved those.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 22, 2008
3:26 AM

Post #5450259

We have lots of bugs this summer. Amazing, because the farmers are spraying the heck out on the soybeans.
There are honeybees around my flowers with no hives nearby. Of course the potato bugs are thick, too.
Bernie
KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2008
4:37 AM

Post #5450590

Those mantises are just too cute. But my favorite pic is still dragonfly's first one. The mantis looks like he's saying, "Oh, hi there! What're you doing with that camera?"
Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

August 22, 2008
10:25 AM

Post #5451009

Bev, what is the name of your gallardia? Would love to find some of that color. Mostly what I have is yellow, gold and a two toned brown and gold.
Will try and take some pictures later today and then post them.

Maxine

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 22, 2008
10:30 AM

Post #5451020

I have no idea. I just bought a plain red one at Rural King yesterday. The only one I know is Goblin for sure. I just go out and see differant colored ones all the time. Heres one. BEV

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dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 22, 2008
10:33 AM

Post #5451023

I should hacve orange&lemons. Is this one it?

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bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2008
4:28 PM

Post #5457036

No, maybe yellow goblin.

I've never seen a praying mantis in person - did see a walking stick camping last weekend.

Candy lily

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bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2008
4:29 PM

Post #5457038

Kind of a funny calendula winding down

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bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2008
4:29 PM

Post #5457040

Strawflowers again

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bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2008
4:30 PM

Post #5457042

Tried not to overdahlia you all .

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Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

August 23, 2008
8:57 PM

Post #5458001

This is what "Oranges and Lemons" gallardia looks like in my flower beds.

Maxine

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Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

August 23, 2008
8:59 PM

Post #5458006

This is "Goldilocks" gallardia.

Maxine

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dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 23, 2008
9:12 PM

Post #5458060

Are these the same? I have been posting and telling al that these are Blk eye sues. BEV

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bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2008
10:26 PM

Post #5458345

Those are BES Bev.

Maxine meant to say Goldilocks rudbeckia-not easy being her age.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 23, 2008
11:08 PM

Post #5458538

My mind is not what it used to be, Thanks Al.
My dif canna

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Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

August 23, 2008
11:13 PM

Post #5458560

Thanks Al, the perfect answer to a very long day!

Maxine
bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2008
6:51 PM

Post #5461901

What's a dif canna Bev? Looks good.

My datura I got from the RU is doing great.

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bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2008
6:51 PM

Post #5461905

Hadn't grown strawflowers in a while.

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bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2008
6:52 PM

Post #5461910

Hardy fuschia, Firecracker

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bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2008
6:53 PM

Post #5461913

Bed of dahlias

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bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2008
6:54 PM

Post #5461917

Zebrinus malva has always been here somewhere it seems

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bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2008
6:54 PM

Post #5461919

New aster for me - Sky blue.

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KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2008
4:13 AM

Post #5464031

I've always kinda liked the malvas when they're in bloom, and I've thought about getting some. But everything in my gardens right now is so visible and right out there that I worry about what declining foliage looks like, or whether I'm going to have to cut something back and leave a hole in my garden.. My primary bed is 23 feet long, but it's only about 5 feet wide, so everything's a "star" in my garden. How are the malvas with that, Al? Would you consider them a good front-and-center flower?

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 25, 2008
11:13 AM

Post #5464465

Al, It is a canna from seed so it is a new one so it is differant from any other. I am thinking of registering it. I have to wait and see what it does next year. BEV
Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 25, 2008
2:46 PM

Post #5465170

As these malvas sprout from seed so easily, I use them as fillers among the better plants, where if I pull them it will make hardly a difference. Using Zebrina or any of the Alcea fastigata clan as a purposeful "front and center" plant will look great, but will produce so many seeds that it will become invasive the next season. I like them, and they are always in my garden, but I keep strict control on seed production. Seedlings must be carefully pulled as they grow a deep tenacious taproot, even when young.

Now lets see what Al has to say . . .
enya_34
Madison, WI

August 25, 2008
5:15 PM

Post #5465805

Al, how do you overwinter your fuschia?
bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2008
8:32 PM

Post #5466565

I don't Enya.LOL

The malvas will flower past freeze even so the foliage is not an issue, they can get tall and loaded down with flowers and lean some - otherwise you will have to pull some if you have an easily resedable bed.
enya_34
Madison, WI

August 28, 2008
6:41 AM

Post #5477357

Here are some of my late odd flowers. First a poppy. I missed most of them :(

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enya_34
Madison, WI

August 28, 2008
6:43 AM

Post #5477359

Now my zuccini. I got more flowers than fruit, but those were really pretty :)

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enya_34
Madison, WI

August 28, 2008
6:47 AM

Post #5477363

Mexican giant amaranth. After weeding them out as seedlings I usually end up with a couple of 6' tall ones in bloom each year.

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enya_34
Madison, WI

August 28, 2008
6:57 AM

Post #5477368

Well, that was golden rode, now amaranth...

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enya_34
Madison, WI

August 28, 2008
7:00 AM

Post #5477374

now that you all know how apt i am with pictures, i try one last time :(

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enya_34
Madison, WI

August 28, 2008
7:01 AM

Post #5477375

OK my machine is seriously messed up :(
KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 28, 2008
7:17 AM

Post #5477383

Hehe...but the goldenrod is very nice, enya. ;)
bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 30, 2008
10:05 PM

Post #5488190

I like your 3 goldenrods and poppy enya.

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 31, 2008
3:57 PM

Post #5490568

I have my very first Dahlia bloom ever. Never grew them before but I got about 3 at the roundup in June. Can't even remember who brought it now. I forgot I planted them. Have no idea what its name is. Its just pretty

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sarv48
south of Grand Rapid, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 31, 2008
4:51 PM

Post #5490715

cece- gorgeous dahlia...you're hooked now!!

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 31, 2008
6:11 PM

Post #5490990

Yup afraid you're right. Poor DH ...something else I'll not be able to live without.
bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2008
12:52 PM

Post #5493483

Good job Cece - that was me. Might be Belle of Barmera - can't tell 100%

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cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2008
1:05 PM

Post #5493512

My husbands niece was here yesterday with her 3 terrorists-in-training...One pulled on of the dahlias right out of the ground and the stem is all bent. Any advice on how to treat it so it'll survive through winter and grow again next year????
bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2008
2:12 PM

Post #5493727

I would just plant it back in the ground - if you have to cut the stem off the tubers will still be fine.

I seeded a late batch(7/15) of zinnias for the fall - here is one.

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tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2008
8:22 PM

Post #5517070

here's a mantis i found hanging out in one of my rose bushes... hopefully she will find some remaining Jap. Beetles.

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tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2008
8:23 PM

Post #5517077

she stretched out when a big gust of wind whipped thru...

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enya_34
Madison, WI

September 7, 2008
9:06 AM

Post #5519423

That is so cool! I've seen them in the south, but not here. Wanted to buy eggs for Victor, but never got around to it this year. Definitely will next year!
KristaJoy
New Richmond, WI
(Zone 3b)

September 18, 2008
7:21 PM

Post #5568874

Fall must be here...the Mums are. I am looking for plant ideas for late fall color. I have some asters but they aren't in full bloom yet.

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dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

September 18, 2008
7:48 PM

Post #5568953

I always liked asters but they always fell apart on me so this year I tied them to a trellis and looks better. What do you think. BEV

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KristaJoy
New Richmond, WI
(Zone 3b)

September 18, 2008
10:29 PM

Post #5569425

Your Asters are beautiful! How old is that plant? My plants are quite small yet. This will be their second season.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

September 18, 2008
11:27 PM

Post #5569582

This is a small plant that was traded to me and it just went crazy.Bev this yr

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enya_34
Madison, WI

September 19, 2008
1:11 AM

Post #5569962

I am not even going to post my meager asters after these two gorgeous bushes. But I do like the fact that they bring color in the fall :)

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

September 19, 2008
1:24 AM

Post #5570020

Oh come on enya. All asters are pretty. Go head and post it!!! BEV

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dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

September 19, 2008
1:25 AM

Post #5570023

aster

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dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

September 19, 2008
1:25 AM

Post #5570027

That other is my clematis still blooming.
pastime
Waterman, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2008
12:59 PM

Post #5571400

All that's blooming for me today are these common September blooming hostas. I don't know what kind they are.

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dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

September 19, 2008
1:26 PM

Post #5571530

I have never seen a hosta bloom in Sep. Look up Lanafolia in the hosta Library and see if that is it. BEV

tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2008
2:59 PM

Post #5572051

pastime... all our Lancifolias are in bloom ... i have the boarding most of my yard.
and there are some White blooms on ones that Bev ID'd as "August Lily"

BEV -- LOVE your asters. I dont have them yet. *sniff*
i thought i WS'd some this past winter ... but either they never germinated - or they don't bloom first year.
- if that is the case, i will have to go and find them later this fall.

I could have sworn i got some NY Asters from gram .. i'll have to check my files.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

September 19, 2008
3:56 PM

Post #5572247

I meant Lansefolia duh!!!! Sorry

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2008
4:07 PM

Post #5572284

My Asters are blooming too. I just love purple

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cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2008
4:09 PM

Post #5572290

And my other one same bed different end.

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cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2008
4:14 PM

Post #5572310

My Dahlias gotten from Big City Al at the roundup is still in bloom

Oh by the way the one pulled up by the terrorists-in-training last month I took your advice and replanted it. It is doing beautifully considering even has a bud on it. I'm excited to see it.


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Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

September 19, 2008
11:38 PM

Post #5573865

Continued here
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/904934/

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 10, 2008
12:20 PM

Post #5654462

Hellooooooooo.

Bigcity Al? Are you there? I've dug up the dahlia tubers and they are drying. Any advice on storing? They were just beautiful and am planning different colors for next year! There's a lot of tubers connected. A DG'er from another thread was telling me how to divide but I'm not sure I really understand it. I bet I could get 10 plants from the one. I have a picture.

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cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 10, 2008
12:32 PM

Post #5654493

Elephant Ear bulbs...just wrap them up in newspaper right?

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bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 11, 2008
12:16 PM

Post #5658117

Not sure on the elephant ears, they seem pretty tough though.

Those dahlias look fine - you never know how many you'll actually get from a clump - some will have an eye for every tuber and some won't or will be so difficult to divide, but either way you should always have plenty for the next year.

here is a shot from 11/8/07

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cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 11, 2008
12:26 PM

Post #5658138

WOW not that's some dahlia stash. How many different colors are they? I just fell in awe with these blooms. Here's a shot from early September...

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cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 11, 2008
12:26 PM

Post #5658140

Japanese Beetles really like 'em too I've found. Dratty bugs

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 13, 2008
7:45 PM

Post #5666949

Woke up this morning and found this blooming away...
Its a re-blooming iris of no known name. I bought it at Maxwell street days this past July.

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midwest_tyro
Mount Prospect, IL
(Zone 5b)

October 13, 2008
7:55 PM

Post #5666984

The Maximilian sunflower "Marc's Apollo" I planted this spring is in full bloom...

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Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 13, 2008
10:39 PM

Post #5667690

I have never seen such a rounded petal and such a flat flowered Maximilian sunflower. The flower spike is unlike the species also. Marc's Apollo is a hybrid, rather than a selection of the species, correct?
midwest_tyro
Mount Prospect, IL
(Zone 5b)

October 14, 2008
1:11 PM

Post #5669716

Leftwood - sorry, I don't know...I would guess that it probably is.
enya_34
Madison, WI

October 14, 2008
1:56 PM

Post #5669855

cece,
That is a true WOW rebloomer! None of mine rebloom and I don't seem that in the neighbourhood either. Absolutely lovely pure white.

midwest_tyro,
I like the buttery yellow against those grass plumes. It must be pretty tall. I do agree
with Leftwood that it does not look like the species, but it does look very sunny :)
I need more color for the fall in my garden. With gray skies it looks too falling asleep
right now :(
midwest_tyro
Mount Prospect, IL
(Zone 5b)

October 14, 2008
2:22 PM

Post #5669945

Well now you got me curious, so I started looking for more info on Marc's Apollo. It was labeled as a Maximilian sunflower by the nursery it came from.

There's a mention of it in PlantFiles, but it's unclear if it's being referred to as a hybrid of H. maximiliani; see comment by Mountaindave:
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/928/

The developer says it's a cross between H. augustifolius (Swamp sunflower) and H. giganteus (Giant sunflower)...
http://goodnessgrows.com/id3.html

I would guess the nursery mislabeled the origins, but not the cultivar name. At any rate I'm very happy with it so far! It's about 5' tall now, but this is only it's first year. The blooms make a great cut flower too!

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CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 15, 2008
11:36 PM

Post #5676061

Getting kind of long here & summer is over.
Continue on on a new thread,
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/913503/
Bernie

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