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