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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 30, 2009
10:57 PM

Post #6485743

We came from here:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/969831/#top

Still in the rain and drizzle here but it sure is perking up my azaleas that I have been dousing in coffee grounds for the past year, just like my mother taught me and it is finally paying off. Now if it would do the same for the rhodendruns as they still are not in bloom.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 30, 2009
11:42 PM

Post #6485965

Here are those wisteria I was braggin bout!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 30, 2009
11:48 PM

Post #6485992

The above azalea bush a little bit closer

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 30, 2009
11:51 PM

Post #6486003

Phlox, salvia, dicentra and solomon's seal

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 30, 2009
11:54 PM

Post #6486015

And that white azalea almost in full bloom, perhaps another few days.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2009
1:30 AM

Post #6486475

OK, brought my dafs...I think I am over now about 2/3rds of the way done of their bloom. Just got the doubles left and lots of times they do not do to well. They are in good bud, but I am not so sure if they will pop.

I was a bad woman again and got a few annuals.. I will post those at the GPS though since this is in the garden!

Haighr that azalea is stunning. I dont thing I can do them here wiht all this wet. There are a few I woudl love to have.. and also I would love a blue hydrangea and a magnolia.. but I think the bog would kill them. I swear I have at the minimum a half inch of water on just about every inch of this peice of paradise, and then it gets deeper!!

Bring on the May flowers Pilgrims!! RRR! I will have more to post for sure.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2009
2:34 AM

Post #6486847

Aquilegea (alias >>> columbine)

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2009
2:37 AM

Post #6486865

Chelone (alias turtlehead..mine is pink when it blooms)

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2009
2:39 AM

Post #6486872

Double white daffs!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2009
2:40 AM

Post #6486883

Double white daff with yellow streak

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2009
2:43 AM

Post #6486896

Sedum dragons blood

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2009
2:46 AM

Post #6486908

Snowball bush... babies!!!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2009
2:49 AM

Post #6486924

Varigated hosta, ahillea and that creeping charlie.. well any why, I think that blue weed is Creeping Charlie! ha!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2009
2:50 AM

Post #6486936

White daff, pale yellow center

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2009
2:52 AM

Post #6486945

white daff greeeeen center
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2009
2:55 AM

Post #6486953

ok, lets try that again!! White daff, ga-reen center...!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2009
2:57 AM

Post #6486955

White daff, yellow center

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2009
3:00 AM

Post #6486965

Wisteria number 5...

Oh, something on wisterias.. they will not bloom until th plant is at least 7 years old...so if you got a trouble maker, it also might just be immature!

This booger is 10 some od years old, has yet to bloom.. maybe this is its year?! LOL!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2009
3:02 AM

Post #6486970

Woodland fern of some description.. its the brown thingee!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2009
3:07 AM

Post #6486987

Love the lamp garden haighr! Those azaleas are fab!

So whats next up guys?!! Im off to the GPS to do some annuals...!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 1, 2009
11:54 AM

Post #6487797

The double white are my favorite blossom, will be over to pick them up !
Thanks for your compliments blossom, most of it takes care of itself. Now remember to go beat that wisteria with a rolled up newspaper. Mine is not quite in full bloom, but almost, if the sun ever shines again, they are now saying the rain will last all the way through next weekend as well, sigh!
I was good this year, not a single annual except for annual seeds and guess what they are popping up. Nasturiums, snapdragons, zinnias, oh, what else was there, my hollyhocks which I have yet to put in the soggy ground and somethin I am forgetting of course. I harvest my own cleome and zinnias and the others I just picked up at Lowes. I even found some zinnia seed left from 2002.
headed to the cabin to turn on the water this weekend, keep fingers crossed no frozen pipes. Tim and Eva may come down if his work gets taken care of in Ohio! See you on the return and have a great weekend.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 1, 2009
5:59 PM

Post #6489360


Thanks for the link to the new May in the garden thread Candee!
Your wisteria is certainlty somethin' to brag about, gorgeous! Love your birdhouse, everything looks so fresh and
pretty. Have a nice weekend at the cabin... what time are we leaving? I've got my toothbrush and pj's lets go!!

Watch out with your 'snow balls' Blossom, looking forward to the summer fight LOL!
Beautiful Daffs, daff nee!! Thanks for sharing all your beauties.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2009
8:18 PM

Post #6489916

LOL! I would probably get turned in for plant abuse if I was seen whipping that poooor wisteria with a newspaper!!

I hear ya one the frozen pipes.. good luck on that. (Mummble mumble on my own!)

I havenot started any seed yet. Plant to do cleomes and zinnias and a few others.. I probably could start anytime now that the frost is a-hem allegedly past.

Be posting the annuals on the GPS thread...

Well, here is an achillea millefolora..white when it does finally bloom.

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

May 2, 2009
11:39 AM

Post #6492262

We are getting closer to winter but had a very odd 'warm snap' & it seems to have confused one of my roses.
this is like a Banksia rose but has a few thorns so can't be one.
It only has one flush of flowers in spring so to a flower on it this morning was quite a shock.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 2, 2009
11:38 PM

Post #6494769

OMG! Dalfrye that is stunning!

Today I have an ajuga.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 2, 2009
11:44 PM

Post #6494783

daff...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 2, 2009
11:52 PM

Post #6494814

daff...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 2, 2009
11:53 PM

Post #6494818

daff

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 3, 2009
12:02 AM

Post #6494839

Ok, the whitishpink freckles inthe grass in the background are springbeauties and the broadleaf in the foreground is a woodland phlox

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 3, 2009
12:08 AM

Post #6494862

More spring beauties.. looking down to the bog!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 3, 2009
12:15 AM

Post #6494890

Well as you can tell someof our woodland and prairie flowers inour garden are startingto come on.. here is horey pacun.. I am not sure if that is spelled right, but its the brightest thing going right now!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 3, 2009
12:27 AM

Post #6494930

An oxalis of some description that was in the prairie along with some violets

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 3, 2009
2:19 AM

Post #6495311

white violet

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 3, 2009
2:33 AM

Post #6495385

This little blue flower. Man it sure was nice to get out and take a look at what was blooming in the woods and on the prairie!

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

May 3, 2009
10:26 AM

Post #6496138

that white violet is sweet.
I have Australian violet, a pinky one & one pale creamy yellow.
trying to propagate that one & the Aussie as they are very nice & not all that common.
the pinky one spreads easily & I have been giving bits away to family & friends.

The pic is not very good but this is the Australian native violet.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 3, 2009
11:12 AM

Post #6496181

dalfrye, we have a yellow woodland violet. iit is wild. As soon as I see them I will post a pic.! That violet of yours in pink sounds awesome!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 3, 2009
7:26 PM

Post #6497986

dalfyre what a beautiful rose that is.
blossom not sure what any of those are but they are flowering lovlies at any rate.
Sorry Terri, we left you standing there on the side of the road again, guess we didn't see ya with all the rain when we headed outta town. We shall surely pick you up on another trip and glad you didn't have to come and work this weekend, better to wait until all is up and runnin and then we can give you a lift. Perhaps blossom and dalfrye will want to come one weekend if they have the time. Sue sure enjoyed herself last year, but guess she has gotten really busy this season as we haven't heard much outta her.
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

May 3, 2009
8:43 PM

Post #6498293

the pinky violet is flowering now so I will hunt some out for a pic - it is an attractive colour & not a real pink but not sure how to describe it...
this is one of my favourite roses, Yours Always.
We had -1C this morning, winter is just around the corner.
But we don't get too much colder than that, perhaps down to -5C overnight low & seldom see snow.
A few years back we had a severe cold snap & it went down to -7C & stayed that cold for a while, froze at least a third of water pipes in the city & in rural areas & further south there was deep snow for weeks.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 3, 2009
11:08 PM

Post #6498921

Candee, you left me standing by the side of the road? in the rain,!!!!!!! How could you do that, meanie. LoL
Sue says Hi to everyone btw!

Lovely roses Dalfyre, I especially like the purple one. I have buds on my 'Blue Moon' rose, it won't be long now!
Blossom, you're so lucky to have a woodland and prarie to walk in, it must be wonderful to go walking on a nice day.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 3, 2009
11:24 PM

Post #6498998

Yep, Terri, didn't mean to but Sh... happens and there you were waiting cause you reserved the transport too late once again! Now keep in mind when I say we are going to the cabin, we ARE going to the cabin and the train leaves the station. LOL, say hi to Sue for me, miss that gal!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 3, 2009
11:31 PM

Post #6499031

Apple blossoms at the cabin

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 3, 2009
11:33 PM

Post #6499038

Another

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 3, 2009
11:50 PM

Post #6499116

Ok, next time I will get there early to hitch a ride!
Beautiful photography as usual Candee, wonder if they are American reds? love those! they are the most expensive apples in our supermarkets LOL!.
The blossom seems to come and go in a flash! I missed the boat on snipping a bit from my neighbours apple tree this year! Thanks for sharing yours.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 4, 2009
12:13 AM

Post #6499231

Oops thanks Terri but the same one twice
No they are not the reds at the cabin but the deer love them they are sour green apples, but the trees are beauties all the same

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 4, 2009
1:35 AM

Post #6499645

So pretty! Brilliant photo Candee.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 4, 2009
5:29 AM

Post #6500667

What a nice variety of plants we have here in May in the garden. And it has only been three days!

May flowers are certainly in abundance. Here's another azalea.

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 4, 2009
5:31 AM

Post #6500670

and a photo of persimmon flowers. My mom was over the other day and commented that there didn't look like there were any persimmons this year. But, the flowers are small, greenish, and easy to miss. If you look closely, there are quite a bit of flowers. But, the leaves of the trees are large, and tend to hide these little flowers.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 4, 2009
12:58 PM

Post #6501446

Hi Dianne, I love May, so much to see in the gardens!
Your Azalea is a gorgeous colour, do they last long in arrangements? I find alot of garden flowers flop so easily.
What do Persimmon taste like? I don't think I've ever tried it..
My Geum has started to flower, but it's not a very nice day here, it's rather dull and cloudy for photo's.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 4, 2009
4:02 PM

Post #6502473

Pretty color in that azalea Dianne. I see mine blooming a bit out the window, but just too rainy to get out there today so will enjoy yours. I have never had a persimmon either, perhaps you will take some to the cafe so we may try them.
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

May 4, 2009
8:56 PM

Post #6503813

I have a tiny orphan azalea that has flower buds.
It didn't have any when I bought it so it will be nice to see what colour flowers I get.
I am surprised to see it coming into flower now, my other one puts on a nice show in spring.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 4, 2009
10:51 PM

Post #6504311

That persimmon is lovely! I dont have too many today.. My boxwood actually bloomed. It has teen tiny white flowers on it.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 4, 2009
10:53 PM

Post #6504320

My yellow leaved spirea

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 4, 2009
10:58 PM

Post #6504341

the lilacs

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 4, 2009
11:02 PM

Post #6504357

Japanese painted fern, yeah, finally it is multiplying for me, it took forever.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 4, 2009
11:08 PM

Post #6504381

Last but not least for today, one minidaf and white creeping phlox.. the daf is a double! I was happy tosee this one! I think it was a hybrid off my mix! Ther was only one flower.. so maybe if that bulb duobles later I will have more!

Well I am off to the cafe with this one! Catch you guys tomorrow!

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Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2009
11:56 AM

Post #6506381

Will be waiting to see that azalea dalfrye and what color you have nutured from your orphan.
Blossom, I am always amazed at the lilacs. I have several and they just don't want to produce much, they are hundreds of years old just like me and just get a few measly blooms, matter of fact this year my oldest one got a few and some didn't even do anything with all this rain? Yours look stupendous! Now get the ladder and pick some for me eh?
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 5, 2009
12:46 PM

Post #6506550

Well, I am no expert on lilacs. but have you tried taking the dead or older wood out of the bush? Sometimes bushes benefit from a sever pruning. I am nooo expert though so maybe you should see what Daves plant file says about them!

Mine are the dwarf variety. French I think. So no ladder neeeded although I do have one huge monster out there on another bed. It is about 2x as tall as those above. I have a later variety that blooms in a few more weeks. It has a wrinkled leaf and I have no clue as to what variety it is. I got all of them through Arbor Day one year and well, it was what ever came then.

Going out to pick!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2009
4:45 PM

Post #6507505

Yeah I do that pruning stuff and have similar woes with my wisteria, get flowers but only a nominal amount and lots of leaves. Will have to do further research although must tell you that I know of a lot of lilac bushes around town that go untouched for centuries and they are full of blooms?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 5, 2009
5:40 PM

Post #6507911

How do you know they have been untouched for centuries? you Aint that old mate !! LOL
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2009
6:06 PM

Post #6508044

LOL, you don't know that! I just see some that are in a location that cannot be reached on a steep bank and they just bloom like crazy.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 5, 2009
6:21 PM

Post #6508132


I know you're still a workin' gal... hey I'm really sounding American now LOL!

Blossom, your lilacs are a beautiful display there! I was too chicken to cut the blooms off the lilacs I saw down the street today! Afraid some loony might come out and shout at me !!
I have a rescued Spirea!! my neighbour was throwing it out, saying it was ugly!!! she said it's called Jacobs coat and it has different colours. I put it in a big pot for now.
The Japanese painted fern is a strange thang!! Thanks for the photo's!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

May 5, 2009
8:27 PM

Post #6508677

in my garden today...
two damp dalmatians.
It is pouring with rain!
no photos, I don't want to risk my camera.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 5, 2009
9:00 PM

Post #6508809

Hi dalfyre!

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Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

May 5, 2009
9:04 PM

Post #6508826

Haighr, restricted on time I've not read the whole thread, but based on your initial post, please explain (perhaps again), the benefit of the coffee grounds for azaleas?

Wanted to compliment the first picture to. LOVE the vibrant color of the birdhouse! So many birdhouses are lost in the garden and yours a beautiful focal point!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2009
9:22 PM

Post #6508902

Terri that is a perfect presentation for dalfrye, bet she is really getting a kick outta those babies, adorable.
Tir, my mother always said that azaleas, rhods and that sort love soil that is acidic and nothing works better than coffee grounds. Thanks on the birdhouse, Steve made it for me and I picked the colors, I love the colors in the garden, brings out the best in me and the garden LOL!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 6, 2009
4:08 AM

Post #6510930

Cute guys!!

Well, today I have a few... First up is my orange marigold in my kettle planter

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 6, 2009
4:11 AM

Post #6510940

Dwarf yellow iris

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 6, 2009
4:13 AM

Post #6510946

A purple iris for terri to go withthe lilacs!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 6, 2009
4:15 AM

Post #6510951

Columbine.. its red and yellow... freaky photo!! LOL!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 6, 2009
4:17 AM

Post #6510956

a yellow marigold

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 6, 2009
4:19 AM

Post #6510962

and my one and only tulip this year...hmmm, they hate me.

I cant get them to grow much here at all.

And of course its PANK!

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

May 6, 2009
5:43 AM

Post #6511149

what a great combination, dalmatians & flowers, my two favourite things!
thanks Terri :)
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 6, 2009
2:51 PM

Post #6512265

You may only have one blossom but it is a lovely one! Would love to see a lighter photo of that columbine, is it reddish? Looks intriguing.
dalfyre, Terri always comes up with an interesting combination!

That iris is a brilliant purple, do you have lots of those?
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 6, 2009
6:52 PM

Post #6513228

No, its one of a kind purple iris as far as I know! I used to have quite a few bearded iris but the flooding here has done a lot of them in. I have one large bed and its already full of grass and the other bed is smaller and full of yarrow and grass. Then I have patches of them here and there. All different colors and although at one time they did have named labels now I have no clue as to what they are. The a-hem bad stray birds around here seem to get a kick out of plucking my plant tags off. Grrrr.

Well here is a cutie that will not be plucking any lables!!

Its my pic of the day for blooming things in 2009 month of May!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2009
11:39 AM

Post #6516142

Now that is quite a bloom blossom!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 7, 2009
2:29 PM

Post #6516894

Hope he makes it!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

May 8, 2009
7:43 AM

Post #6520605

rose - Pinocchio

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

May 8, 2009
7:45 AM

Post #6520607

miniature Kordana rose - Patricia

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 8, 2009
7:46 AM

Post #6520608

Dalyre - that is a pretty one. It is almost 1 AM in the morning where I am - what time is it for you?

I did not know it is terry's birthday - Sue got her a birthday cake here. Come join us.
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/985437/
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

May 8, 2009
7:54 AM

Post #6520617

it is nearly 8pm on Friday here...
my favourite rose (in my garden) Yours Always

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 8, 2009
12:12 PM

Post #6520928

Good Morning and happy Birthday to terri!!

Dalfrye, those are lovely!

Meet aquilegia, otherwise known as columbine.. this one is in red and yellow

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 8, 2009
12:28 PM

Post #6520987

Wisteria baby buddies!!

Going to be lots of blooms on this arbor! Yeah, the ice storm hasits rewards!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 8, 2009
12:57 PM

Post #6521100

Thread leaved coreopsis - prebloom!

Looks bristley, but its not!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 8, 2009
1:18 PM

Post #6521177

Aquilegia in pink and white

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 8, 2009
1:33 PM

Post #6521236

Ostrich fern plumes

And yippy! My second colony is growing too!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 8, 2009
1:53 PM

Post #6521326

Lilacs...I have discovered these might be the sorce of an allergy.. oh but I will suffer! They are glorios!

Don't ya'll wish we echa had "smell-ovision"!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 8, 2009
2:23 PM

Post #6521436

Oh look out terri! Just for your birthday HERE THEY COME!


SMACK!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 8, 2009
2:27 PM

Post #6521447

Hi dalfyre, Beautiful roses! do they all have perfume? Thanks for the photo's.
Thanks Dianne! Hope you are ok?, heard about the fires in Califonia.
Thanks Blossom, LOVE the Iris! Your pank Aquilegia is so pretty and delicate. It's great to see all your lovelies.

Cheers all!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 8, 2009
2:28 PM

Post #6521448

SMACK








SMAAAACK!




SMAAAACK!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 8, 2009
2:32 PM

Post #6521460


Ooch!! LOL, Blossom your snowballs are absolutely gorgeous.
I couldn't possibly throw them back... tee hee. Thank you!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

May 8, 2009
8:10 PM

Post #6522837

love those aquilegia!
I have shades of blue ion my garden... seed from my Mum's place.
Our rental has a pretty pale yellow & white I brought home seed but not sure if it will take.
I have quite a few appearing in the garden where I sprinkled seed of different origins so it is a mystery mix.
I will be cross if I just get the same as I already have...
in amongst the aquilegia are poppies, I grabbed a couple of seed heads off the Iceland poppy at work & saved seed form my Flanders poppy so another mystery mix.
I have had to weed out almost all the opium poppy seedlings - great plants but attracted the wrong kind of wild life.
My neighbour saw a car pull up outside my house, passenger ran into the yard while the driver kept the engine running.
A quick raid on my poppies ensued & it was all over before the neighbour puzzled out what was going on.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 8, 2009
9:13 PM

Post #6523049

Interesting story on the opium poppy LoL. I am not sure I would recognize one if I saw a seedling.

I am always on the lookout for seeds where ever I go, but my problem is that I stash them away until the proper sowing time, and when sowing time comes, I have totally forgotten about them. I have seeds from years past - one of these days I'll plant them all and see what comes up.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 9, 2009
1:09 AM

Post #6524027

I have trouble growing poppies. I sowed some on November.. have not seen a one. I have more seed... I may try them in a pot.

Last night the snowball bush literally glowed inthe dark. I was gonna take a pic, but was to lazy.

Tonite I am hitting the hay early.. I seem to have a summer cold.

AAAAa-shoe! running eyes, nose stuffy.. down right frustrating with all the purdy aromas! At first I thought it was an allergy, but its not behaving like one anymore. Its a cold. Drat and i just got over one.

I have some more different colored columbines.

The lily of the valley are almost opening up too.

I aquired some hostas today and a few other plants. I am excited on the one its a coleus called KONG. The leaves are huge, multi colored and almost bigger than my hand! Cant wait to get that up and growing and got 3 gomphrenas (purple, white and the pink, but no strawberrie fields..darnit) and a half a dozen pansys. WIll take pics tomorrow if I got time and am up to it.

Need to catch my zzzzz's..

Well catch you all later.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 9, 2009
1:48 AM

Post #6524223


Sheesh. some people will rob anything! Fancy keeping the engine running for a smash and grab on the poppies!!!
I love to scatter seeds around too dalfyre and get little surprises coming up in the garden.

Dianne, hope you find some sunflower seeds LoL!

Sorry you are not feeling well Blossom, hope you get a good nights sleep! Think I'm catching your cold, feel a bit snotty, it's probably the change in the weahter... hope it's Not ... pig flu!!
Love coleus, not very good for arrangements, but beautiful plants all the same. Looking forward to seeing those!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

May 9, 2009
8:28 AM

Post #6525139

I let this seedling grow - it managed to find it's way into a pot with something else & I thought it might not be noticed from the street...

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 9, 2009
8:35 AM

Post #6525144

Is that the opium poppy you were referring to? It is a gorgeous bloom!!!
I don't know a lot about poppies (except, of course, the California poppy), but is the opium poppy named such because it is the plant that opium is actually obtained from, or does the flowers just resemble the real opium plant?
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

May 9, 2009
9:25 AM

Post #6525162

yep this is the poppy that opium comes from...
But I don't think the cultivar in my garden is what they grow in the Middle East
it comes in a few different types & colours :)
Another name for it is peony poppy which is quite apt & a little more 'pc'.
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/search.php?q=opium+poppy&Search=Search+PlantFiles

I also have Flanders poppy aka Soldier poppy...
hoping some of the seed I sprinkled around will come up.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 9, 2009
2:11 PM

Post #6525720


Lovely poppies dalfyre! Is that lavendar next to the poppies in the last picture?
Great for arrangements!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 10, 2009
1:07 AM

Post #6527856

Here is sign for the poppies!! LOL!

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

May 10, 2009
10:32 AM

Post #6528839

I have Dalmatians - nobody would take a 'Trespassers will be eaten' sign seriously.
And that is a French Lavender next to my poppies, a very old & odd looking one that is so lovely in flower I don't have the heart to pull it out.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 10, 2009
2:13 PM

Post #6529381

LOL! Seems to be the way it is, you say NO, they say yes.. Pain in the bottoms for sure. Almost have to back it up with some concentina wire! Either that or an electric fence and zap them!

I love lavender. Cant grow it here. Too wet for it I guess.

Got a couple annuals in Friday. Will post them at my GPS thread.

Only plant for today is this wildflower we found last night. I have no clue as to what it is but there was a lovely colony of it growing. Almost reminds me of solomons leaves but the flower, I am not sure.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 10, 2009
2:30 PM

Post #6529454

Oops, take that back, another aquilegia...

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

May 10, 2009
8:42 PM

Post #6530699

nice!
love those colours...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 11, 2009
2:30 AM

Post #6531979

I am truly baffled, what is this blue lovely??
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

May 11, 2009
9:53 AM

Post #6532614

that is one of my perennial nemesias.
Nemesia Aromatic Royal is what's on the label.
this is how the white looks in a vase...
They have a pleasant scent, I can't describe it but it's almost like vanilla.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2009
1:06 PM

Post #6533127

My goodness you all are truly in bloom. That sunshine musta worked wonders blossom and dalfyre you have some stunning blossoms.
I have never seen red columbine, what a lovely blossom.
dalfyre those are quite the display of roses, never have much luck with them and always admire those who can get them to produce so abundantly. Great job.
blossom I had a neighbor long ago that had a snowball bush and they are really pretty, bet it does glow in the dark. Surprised you aren't throwin them around in the sunshine after all the real snow you had to contend with.
I noticed the other day that my white lavender bush is doing well but the old faithful lavender colored lavender is barely surviving and I am always careful not to cut it back too far, not sure what the trouble is. Perhaps I just need to be patient as I am just now getting my rhods to bloom when others have long finished. Still waiting on that tree peony as well, the yellow one is coming out first which is a first? Odd year.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 11, 2009
1:15 PM

Post #6533159

Well, terri got smacked with a few of my snowballs for her birthday.. have you been to the party, its still going on!

I wil try to take a night shot of that snowwball bush.. it is pretty cool looking at night on a brite night!

I have been wanting to get a skyblue hydrangea. Almost did last weekend.. darned things were expensive. I keep saying though, where the heck am I gonna put it.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2009
3:43 PM

Post #6533863

I have a hydrangea, I have had it for 7 years and it pops up outta the ground every single year and has never bloomed. Guess I should hit it with a few snowballs to traumatize it. I transplanted it last year and it is coming up, we shall see. I have no idea what kind it is as it has been so long. I say go ahead and get one, we always find a spot!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 11, 2009
7:39 PM

Post #6534835

Lovely blue Nemesia dalfyre, funny I picked up a tray of those at the garden centre, then for some reason I put them back LOL! The white one is also a beauty in your vase, Thank you!

Lovely old ladies bonnets Blossom! Loooking forward to the glow in the dark snowballs!!!

Hydranga doesn't grow in my soil, they don't last long in pots for me either, will just have to admire yours my friends!!

Geum, this evening...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 11, 2009
8:04 PM

Post #6534962

The first yellow rose, it smells beautiful!!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 11, 2009
8:08 PM

Post #6535007

The first Blue Moon, a caterpillar has munched it's way through the other side of it. This rose smells really nice too!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 11, 2009
8:17 PM

Post #6535062

Aquilegia... Old ladies bonnets!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2009
9:42 PM

Post #6535520

Now I would love one of those old lady bonnets terri LOL! I would also love that lavender rose, what a beauty, can't believe you have roses already. I am barely in bloom.
Here is my splendid little flower I found in my garden this weekend, its an Abygail Grace!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2009
9:45 PM

Post #6535531

I too have a few Aquilegia - how do you pronounce that? I just call it columbine?

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2009
9:59 PM

Post #6535587

Are these bluebells? Never can remember

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2009
10:01 PM

Post #6535596

Dappled willow, no blooms but the new foliage is quite a lovely pink.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2009
10:03 PM

Post #6535610

Pieris japonica- this too gets lovely foliage but never has flowered.
Mountain Fire

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2009
10:07 PM

Post #6535627

Flowering onion - Allium I believe, correct me if wrong please. These are the ones I have spray painted when finished flowering and faked throughout my garden for color.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2009
10:10 PM

Post #6535634

My pink azalea blooming now.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2009
10:11 PM

Post #6535645

Little wisteria, not a lot of blooms this year, but still got several.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2009
10:30 PM

Post #6535715

Bridal wreath spiraea, not full yet but won't be long now. Abygail loves to stand under this bush and think it is snowing!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 11, 2009
10:37 PM

Post #6535755


Hello Abygail Grace, Gosh you have grown into a big girl now! Thank you for coming to see your Auntie Terri and Grandma's friends!! Looks like you are having fun sitting in your sand pit with a pretty bluebell.
Lovely lovely flowers Candee, Thanks for the treat!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2009
10:55 PM

Post #6535853

Thank you, Steve made her that sandbox, she loves the sandbox. Used my empty pots for buckets as you can see and planted flowers in the sand.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 11, 2009
11:01 PM

Post #6535875


Precious days! Quite the handy man your Steve isn't he?
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2009
11:41 PM

Post #6536079

Yep he is a real catch! Here is the ornamental rhubarb, sprayed and doing good this year, not eaten up yet!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 12, 2009
12:07 AM

Post #6536206

Your ornamental Rhubarb looks very nice and healthy.
I have the eating kind of Rhubarb, already the leaves are chewed up with the slugs!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 12, 2009
12:23 AM

Post #6536274

Mine are usually eaten up but I started spraying early this year. Don't think you can eat the ornamental though?
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

May 12, 2009
9:31 AM

Post #6537645

gorgeous flowers!
I love that lavender rose, I saw a darker purpley one - Blackberry Nip & it was wonderfully fragrant but way out of my budget range.
My Mum has some nice roses...
she is going to try growing a cutting of this one for me, it has a nice scent.

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

May 12, 2009
9:56 AM

Post #6537667

nice yellow rose in Mum's garden.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 12, 2009
12:05 PM

Post #6537892

Oh dalfyre that peachy one is just perfection!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 12, 2009
7:16 PM

Post #6539793


Candee, I don't think you can eat the ornamental Rhubarb mate!

Pretty roses your Mum has there dalfyre. Hope it roots for you!
I loved your purple rose earlier in the thread, was that Blackberry Nip? or something else?
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

May 12, 2009
8:44 PM

Post #6540068

my purple rose is a noid...
it looks a lot like a Banksia rose but has thorns...more like prickles than thorns really.
It has no scent but looks amazing in full flower.
It was the only rose on the property when I purchased nearly 9 years ago.
I managed to get a cutting to grow but it took quite a few attempts.
My other roses strike far easier.

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Christchurch
New Zealand

May 12, 2009
8:52 PM

Post #6540100

http://www.rosesnz.co.nz/hybrid1.htm


not a great pic but this is Blackberry Nip
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 12, 2009
9:56 PM

Post #6540393

Candee - your garden is growing by leaps and bounds. Beautiful blooms there. I love the bridal wreath spirea - if Abygail can stand underneath it, it must be pretty tall? I don't have much room left in my garden so I have to be choosy about what I put in now.

Dalfyre - your nemesia is another new plant for me. It looks great in the vase. So, my next question for you is - how big is the mature plant? How late in the season does it continue to bloom?

Here is one of the few roses that I have - a cecil brunner that I rooted about 8 years ago. the pic is blurry - will have to do a redo

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 12, 2009
11:25 PM

Post #6540799


dalfyre, your roses are amaising in full bloom, I love that one!
Thanks for the link to the other roses, so many lovely ones. I do like the Blackberry Nip,such a beautiful rich colour.
I must look out for it.

Dianne, that cecil is a beauty!!! so many blooms, is it fragrant?
I only buy fragrant roses these days LoL!

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

May 13, 2009
5:44 AM

Post #6541987

The nemesia has been flowering non stop since I bought it early summer...
still covered in flowers - no sign of it slowing down despite some good frosts.
full size the plant is about 20cm, it tends to sprawl a bit, would be great in pots or hanging baskets.

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 13, 2009
6:01 AM

Post #6542006

Interesting Dalfyre. I would have never known that it would look so lovely in a vase, despite it's sprawling habit. This would be a great candidate for the yard to vase series. I have brick planters in the backyard and I could plant it on the edge and let it sprawl over and out of the planter. Let me know if it comes back next year. If it is a good perennial, I will definitely add it to my garden. Or does it self-seed too?

Terri - I honestly can't remember if the cecil brunner is fragrant or not. It does have a lot of tiny little thorns. But I did buy my first ever rose (I only have about 4 roses and they were either given to me or I rooted them) on May 1st - Pope John Paul II and it smells really nice and citrusy. I am not too much into the floral smells.
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

May 13, 2009
8:06 AM

Post #6542082

the nemesia grows really well from cuttings & I think I have some self sown ones coming up too.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 13, 2009
11:55 AM

Post #6542384

I am just greenish looking at the beautiful roses. I have one that has barely survived for 20 years and it is one of several I planted at the same time. I try to take care of it, but it always gets eaten and then when I do cuttin it gets that bore hole down the stem. I just don't have luck with them so love admiring others.
don't worry Terri, will not be eating this rhubarb!
Dianne, the bridal wreath gets huge and must be trimmed back each season. It is about 6' tall right now and about 8' diameter and would get humongous if I didn't keep at it.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 13, 2009
2:59 PM

Post #6543052


Fragrance comes high on my list of priority in the garden. I buy florists flowers when my garden sleeps, they hardly ever have fragrance, but look good. I want my garden flowers to provide both beauty and fragrance. LoL!

On my way home today, I took a picture of one of my neighbours front garden.
Lovely wallflowers and bluebells on show.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 13, 2009
4:45 PM

Post #6543506

What a wonderful array of color, that is real eyecatching.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 13, 2009
10:42 PM

Post #6544906

It caught my eye anyway!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 13, 2009
11:34 PM

Post #6545082

I'll bet it did. Well here is the white tree peony, enjoy it quick, not even completely open and the storms are headed our way dog goneit!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 13, 2009
11:36 PM

Post #6545090

Here you can see they are still spreading open and not there yet.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 13, 2009
11:40 PM

Post #6545104

The yellow one has just a few blooms so far

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 13, 2009
11:44 PM

Post #6545120

First year of bloom for the wiegelia and it is quite pretty I think.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 13, 2009
11:47 PM

Post #6545124

Better look at the blooms and colors

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 13, 2009
11:48 PM

Post #6545127

This is the setting for the white tree peony

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 13, 2009
11:51 PM

Post #6545137

The poppy, parrot paradise LOL!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 13, 2009
11:55 PM

Post #6545156

The bridal wreath bush and this is after the early spring trim.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 13, 2009
11:56 PM

Post #6545163

This bud is one of my favorites, especially since I have no luck with roses.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 14, 2009
12:41 AM

Post #6545362

I really like these paperlike poppies, have wanted other colors but never able to get any started from seed.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 14, 2009
12:45 AM

Post #6545380

Here it is with more buds and the bridal wreath behind.

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 14, 2009
1:31 AM

Post #6545558

Candee - what a beautiful garden you have. Your white tree peony looks like the same variety as mine - do you know the name of it? I need to get me a yellow one - I love peonies.
Love all your other flowers too.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 14, 2009
12:36 PM

Post #6546892

Thank you Dianne, it is our solice and we love sitting outside enjoying it. Sorry I don't know the variety anymore, sure I had it written down at some point, but that was long ago. The flowers on mine when completely open are about 6-8" in diameter quite a bit larger than the yellow which are about 4-5" when open.
I almost bought a red one years ago, but didn't now wish I had. I noticed the other day at the nursery that they have tree peonies so perhaps I'll check them out. I just wish they bloomed longer. I am lucky to get 10 days out of mine and am concerned as they just opened yesterday and today we are expecting heavy rain and storms and wind and it is to last a few days??? Got fingers crossed.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 14, 2009
2:10 PM

Post #6547283

Your garden looks lovely Candee! The white Peony is just beautiful, it shouts hey look at me while I'm here... LoL!
The most frustrating thing about gardening is? ... The Weather!!! Hope all your lovelies stand up to the wind and storms and keep going a bit longer. Love your close up pictures of the flowers, so crisp and pretty!
Is that your new arch? in the beautiful picture with the Peony setting. Nice job Steve!


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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 14, 2009
4:27 PM

Post #6547887

Nope that is the old arbor. Steve's been busy with other things since we haven't had much time outside due to the weather. Am sure we will get to it soon though.
Thanks for the compliments, I know that tree peony just puts a smile on my face.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 14, 2009
4:31 PM

Post #6547897

Oh , it looked new to me... LoL!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 14, 2009
4:33 PM

Post #6547910

Only because you haven't seen it in a while! Kinda like me seeing that narrower path in the lottie LOL!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 15, 2009
5:04 PM

Post #6552495

Oh my all the lovelies I have missed these past few days!

Well, my new blue hydrangea is still in her pot. Been not able to do any gardening or picture taking this week so I am behind in reading here and posting!

I have decided I want a bridalswreath now. Am going to have to find a source for some pinches!!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 15, 2009
5:17 PM

Post #6552547

Oops, forgot, the hydrangea is called "Endless Summer"

Got some annuals I am behind on posting at my GPS thread so I am off to do that as I try catching up on things here today!

Everyone, you have such wonderful beauties.

Just one question.. I am thinking either my plant that I call japonica is missnamed or the one listed above is. I will have to post a new pic of mine and compare them, but I am pretty sure something is not the same!

Ok, will do that later. First must catch up on the things I am behind on! See ya in the GPS!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 16, 2009
4:20 PM

Post #6556297

Well I am back from the GPS... ...coming from here...

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/982535/#new

And on todays hike I gathered about a dozen pretties...

The aroma of the lily of the valley was heavenly I truly am going to have to pick some to bring into the cafe.



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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 16, 2009
4:33 PM

Post #6556329

A different columbine.. and much to my chagrin, the patch out in the woods that we were trying to establish out there.. hmm ...the deer made instant dinner of them. DRAT!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 16, 2009
4:43 PM

Post #6556352

Common wild woodland violet.. hmm the photo should be more violet.. its too blue here to be normal color...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 16, 2009
4:57 PM

Post #6556384

blue eyed grass

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 16, 2009
5:12 PM

Post #6556431

Not sure what this is called exactly, but I call it star moss or pinetree moss. It looks neat in terrariums.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 16, 2009
6:10 PM

Post #6556631

Another one I do not know whatit is exactly called but it resembles a wild babysbreath

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 16, 2009
6:22 PM

Post #6556665

Some kind of wild raspberry.. possibly the endangered one we have growing here. I am not sure.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 16, 2009
6:43 PM

Post #6556733

A fungus among us!

Is this a gardeners brain on drugs???

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 16, 2009
8:19 PM

Post #6556980

Macrorhizum geranium

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 16, 2009
8:28 PM

Post #6557007

hosta aurea marginata and the mac!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 16, 2009
11:49 PM

Post #6557555

Valerian

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 17, 2009
12:15 AM

Post #6557658

Columbine - near white

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 17, 2009
12:31 AM

Post #6557711

Here is my japonica.. very different from the one above.

Now that it is more mature you can see three colors in the leaves and when it blooms mine has airy white flowers

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 17, 2009
12:50 AM

Post #6557798

Purple iris

Ok, who has the secret to keep grass out of the bed.. I am at wits end.. but keep pulling

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 17, 2009
12:54 AM

Post #6557810

Lovely flowers Blossom. Did you say you were going to pick some? Oh good!
My is called, Kerris Japonica, totally different! Love the leaves on yours.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 17, 2009
12:58 AM

Post #6557826

Nice flower meadow Blossom, just go with the flow!!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 17, 2009
1:01 AM

Post #6557839



I don't have a secret, all I know is, every year I clear it away, the next year it's back!!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 17, 2009
2:16 AM

Post #6558218

Dark purple iris.. hmm terri, I just mow mine and that is it too, but I have seen such clean iris patches elsewhere and well, grass is the scurge in my beds everywhere here. I think that is becasue we also get so much rain and ponding. The beardeds though are on a raised bed. They would never make it on a level bed in this bog.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 17, 2009
2:40 AM

Post #6558313

Your kerris is neat. it is sooo weird though how they are both sooo different!

These are supposed to be shasta daisys but I have trouble getting those nice thick stems like you see in the florist since I field grow them in such poor soil.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 17, 2009
2:43 AM

Post #6558330

Well, thats all I have for today other than this coral bell.

I had to borrow the hubs camera.. so I dont know when I will be taking more shots.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 17, 2009
2:58 AM

Post #6558389

Well, terri, whadaya say we sail on over to the new cafe? I hope its open.

Reel in that there fish and we will go see how the plantgeek is doing and all the rest. I think she is on your boat now. Is your hair dry from taking a splash! Glad I could bring you aboard on my little "MINNOW"

If all works well for me, I will be taking more pics and be back here on Monday. Maybe by then my wisteria will be more open! Man look at those buds!

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2009
5:34 AM

Post #6558794

Well, my daffs, azaleas and wisteria are long gone now... But I have a lot of other stuff blooming!

This is my Desert Rose

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2009
5:42 AM

Post #6558811

One of my newest roses

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2009
5:45 AM

Post #6558818

more roses

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2009
5:48 AM

Post #6558823

and more

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2009
5:49 AM

Post #6558829

another rose

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2009
5:50 AM

Post #6558830

and another

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2009
5:53 AM

Post #6558836

a partly eaten lily

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2009
5:56 AM

Post #6558840

million bells

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2009
6:00 AM

Post #6558848

My dear Mother in front of another rose bush

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2009
6:04 AM

Post #6558854

the pond

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2009
6:07 AM

Post #6558858

Tropical hibiscus

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2009
6:11 AM

Post #6558869

rose

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2009
6:14 AM

Post #6558874

I will do mor tomorrow
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 17, 2009
12:13 PM

Post #6559258

Hi Yardqueen, Great to see all your flowers, I'll be back later for a propa look, got to go out!!!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 17, 2009
9:23 PM

Post #6561431

Yardqueen, those are lovely! Your roses are awesone. We spent some time pruning our climber yesterday and tying it up. I only have about 5 roses and am not very good with them at all. Do be sure to visit the new thread about ponds, bogs and water features at

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/989396/

And tell us more about what your water feature has in it!

The hub and I are just taking today easy. We did do a wee little bit of gardening. Mostly he supervised and I planted some tomatoes and I repotted the peppers to larger pots and potted up some baby cherry tomatoes that volunteered in the patch we were planting. So I am going back out there to enjoy the sun!

Have a great day!

BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 18, 2009
2:24 AM

Post #6562816

Well, we took another hike to our woods and low and behold we found a few scurges.

First starting with this a-hem viney not so lovely to which I think is poison oak. I am not positive on its id so anyone who can verify with me, please let me know. This is I think the first year we are seeing this or either that or I am just noticing it more.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 18, 2009
2:36 AM

Post #6562888

And this scurge to which I know positively is poison ivy. Can you imagine, we have about 10 acres of natural land and about 60-70% of that is covered with this nasty. It grows everywhere up in trees like this monster here and tons of it on the floor of the woods and in the prairie. Our habitat is not very "friendly" with if you are the type that is allergic. They say that poison ivy anymore is considered a "super" weed. It apparently thrives on poor air quaility and so places where there is a lot of air pollution, you can often find poison ivy.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 18, 2009
2:41 AM

Post #6562908

I have no clue as to what this is, but thought it was pretty neat!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 18, 2009
2:50 AM

Post #6562956

I am fairly sure this is called dichloris lab lab, but not sure of the spelling! It is a vine and gets sweet pea like flowers then gets pods! Actually quite quaint!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 18, 2009
2:58 AM

Post #6562985

Ok, another one I am not sure.. raspberry or blackberry and heck if I know what variety!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 18, 2009
3:05 AM

Post #6563011

This is a sassafrass bud. We love this tree! You crush the leaves in your hands and it is very arromatic!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 18, 2009
3:11 AM

Post #6563028

Then there is this scurge.. it is a nasty invasive honeysuckle that we are working on irradicating from our property.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 18, 2009
3:17 AM

Post #6563055

Last one for today.. oak

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 18, 2009
3:46 AM

Post #6563143

Great pics, Blossom! That 3rd pic is very interesting. I would like to know what it is also.

Well I got so sleepy last night I could do no more, but I am back now till I run out of pics or get sleepy again, whichever comes first!

another rose...

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 18, 2009
3:50 AM

Post #6563153

begonia

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 18, 2009
3:53 AM

Post #6563163

Spirea

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 18, 2009
3:59 AM

Post #6563184

Another rose...

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 18, 2009
4:01 AM

Post #6563189

And another...

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 18, 2009
4:05 AM

Post #6563202

and a lily...

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 18, 2009
4:06 AM

Post #6563208

Th...th...that's all folks! For now anyway. The is more blooming, but I did not get pics today.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 18, 2009
12:02 PM

Post #6563969

yardqueen you have awesome roses. How many plants to you have, must be tons.
blossom hope your hubby is taking it easy and don't you work to hard either, after all we aren't used to it since we have been inside outta the rain. If you post those pics on the DG plant ID thread you will get them identified quickly.
You have a lot of things in bloom, that sasafras looks interesting and so does that "brain matter" lol!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 18, 2009
1:10 PM

Post #6564223

Hubs doing pretty good. He has to go to the clinic all week, but should be back on the road soon. Gonna miss him

I am still having a pain in my shoulder. I lost my reflex in my left arm for some reason and it keeps dragging amongst the usual aches and pains and old age malfunctions..

Yeah! LOL Hub says that brain thing is pretty disgusting looking. We get a lot of funji here. That one by far i s the most interesting! Will take morepics too as I can.

My daffs are done! The daylilies are about to start...

haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 18, 2009
5:23 PM

Post #6565369

Oh and I bet you have a wealth of daylilies don't ya!
Sorry your shoulder hurts - these are not always the golden years, they are the olden years.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 19, 2009
2:54 AM

Post #6568203

Oh, daylilies , yeah, there are a few!

Well, we went to the clinic today and things are gettng better. Least I got the reflex back in the arm and the hub is moving better too. But he has a ways to go.

Got a new camera today andits giving me fits. I can get them sent to the PC, it keeps telling me the file is too large.. I guess I best read the directions...
yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 19, 2009
4:21 AM

Post #6568573

If all else fails! LOL
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

May 19, 2009
7:05 AM

Post #6568871

loved that fungus...
I had a neat one come up in my garden last year, a NZ native Basket Fungus.
I thought it was a plastic toy when I saw it.
The Maori name is interesting, translates to Ghost droppings or star droppings depending on what area you are in...

http://s75.photobucket.com/albums/i294/dalfyre/?action=view¤t=pix006.jpg


it is part of the stinkhorn family but mine didn't smell bad.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 19, 2009
12:00 PM

Post #6569196

Yuk that reminds me of what a tapeworm might look like, but then again guess it could be a pretzel dipped in white chocolate LOL!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 19, 2009
10:46 PM

Post #6571606

Funny you should mention droppings.. becasue we get a lot of " funky shrooms" in the horse dung here! Bet if ya eat them you will be seeing lots of funky colors and get a roayl killer belly ache too. So stay away from the shrooms here!

Grrrr. I am utterly and totally disgusted with the new camera. It does not send the large pixels like the other one and got to many features to adjust before you shoot. I also lost my video capacity. grrrr... so praying in a couple months I have a better upgrade. DANG!!!!

Well, heres some more columbines

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 19, 2009
11:14 PM

Post #6571730

Oh BB you will get it figured out in no time. Lookie at those lovely bonnets, you have a fine variety of all your plants, well done.
Well tada! Here is the white tree peony and it wasn't even quite open fully. Isnt she lovely?

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 19, 2009
11:17 PM

Post #6571745

A single bloom almost completely opened. Today they are almost finished, dang.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 19, 2009
11:31 PM

Post #6571817

And a cluster of blooms.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 19, 2009
11:35 PM

Post #6571846

Here it is in full bloom behind the siberian iris which have yet to bloom?

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 19, 2009
11:37 PM

Post #6571857















not bad !!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 19, 2009
11:38 PM

Post #6571859

Here is one of the clematis in bloom at the lamppost.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 19, 2009
11:41 PM

Post #6571878

What? Not bad LOL, you have lost your eyesight Terri LOL! I know what you are really thinking.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 19, 2009
11:43 PM

Post #6571883

Here is the pink azalea in bloom long since the white and red and the other pink have finished.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 19, 2009
11:45 PM

Post #6571891

Here is the pink bush next to the old arbor.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 19, 2009
11:47 PM

Post #6571904

Hey Zany, do you remember a long, long time ago those "fringed" shasta daisies I had. Well they come back every year but they have never been fringed since the first year's blooms?

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 19, 2009
11:50 PM

Post #6571915

Get your shears out cause it needs the fringy thingy.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 20, 2009
12:03 AM

Post #6571978

Can't resist one more taken on 5-16 while the others were mostly taken on 5-14

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 20, 2009
1:05 AM

Post #6572209

Haighr, those are lovely inspite ofyour own criticisms!! Dont be so hard on yourself.

I am hating this camera. The columbines were taken by my hub on his. He zoomed in and there are no pixels for size so if I want an enlargement I gotta send it to the photo impressions and mess with it. dang it. I am in to click shoot, send to pc, load and post not click umteen times this Samsung sucks.

I thinik the hub took this yellow wildflower on his... We were both trying to shoot it and had bad luck!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 20, 2009
2:33 AM

Post #6572635

This is fall panicur, its an annual that grows in our prairie

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2009
2:44 AM

Post #6572687

Blooms for today... I love the "blush" on this one!

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2009
2:47 AM

Post #6572708

This is a little different from the first, but still nice...

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2009
2:50 AM

Post #6572730

Calla lily

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 20, 2009
2:51 AM

Post #6572734

Awesome yardqueen! what is that? It looks almost like a hibiscus or daylily, but I am guessing the hibiscus!

Here is my yellow and tan iris!

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2009
2:51 AM

Post #6572735

Close up

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2009
2:53 AM

Post #6572748

Oh, I forgot to say, but yes.. hibiscus
yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2009
2:55 AM

Post #6572764

That is very pretty! I don't have many irises...
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 20, 2009
2:57 AM

Post #6572771

Love that calla!

Here is purple on darker purple...

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2009
2:58 AM

Post #6572775

Yarrow... just blooms more and more!

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2009
3:00 AM

Post #6572782

Love your Irises too!
yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2009
3:03 AM

Post #6572792

Brug blooms about to open

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2009
3:06 AM

Post #6572812

Nice little lily... don't know the name.

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2009
3:09 AM

Post #6572833

Texas Sage bloomin' a little...

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2009
3:12 AM

Post #6572853

This has a few blooms in it, but probably not enough for this thread... I am posting it becasue I love this pic!

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2009
3:16 AM

Post #6572871

The pots on the sides have my herbs in them

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2009
3:22 AM

Post #6572901

I have probably posted these before, but they are getting prettier all the time... I need to share them while I can, because before long the Texas heat will do them in!

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2009
3:24 AM

Post #6572915

Last... Pickerel in the pond.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 20, 2009
3:38 AM

Post #6572990

I have a calla just like that almost! Hmmm wonder if I can duplicate your photo! LOL Here goes~

Not even close!! LOL!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 20, 2009
3:40 AM

Post #6573005

Well, yardqueen, I am calling it a night, catch more of yours and everyone elses tomorrow!
yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2009
4:09 AM

Post #6573109

Blossom, I'm done too! I get really sleepy when I post pics!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 20, 2009
11:38 AM

Post #6573693

BB where did you get the camera, can you return it? Sorry you are not pleased with the way it handles, sounds like a lot of extra work and you already have enough of that.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 20, 2009
12:38 PM

Post #6573905

I got the thing through the phone company. First I had a RAZOR phone. It was great for pics, but crappy at burning up batteries and this was the third time I had to replace that one. Well the darned warantee expired so I could not get a Razor and had to settle on this el cheapo to get me to the "free" upgrade that my contract says I am eligible for in July.. does not it figure the warantee would be up and the thing would go down and does not it figure we would need the dang phone because we are having emergencies? Grrrr.. the junk they make today. Well anyway, I am gonna have to suffer this beast until July. Hoping that the upgrade has the video capacity too. I really use the camera a lot. Say none the less for the phone being that it is our lifeline. Jeez. Makes me sick so much time replacing stuff that breaks or does not function well and they told me they were having issues with the darned batteries overheating to which the thing gets so hot, that the one time, I swore it almost burnt my hand.

Then they screw ya into signing a longer contract and you are about ready to tell them to shove it. Trouble is is they have us all over a barrel because the other services has dead zones and we cannot afford to have the dead zones so we have to go with them to be able to talk anywhere in the country and it is a pain in the royal bottom with this replacing faulty stuff and being trapped because the other services have more dead zones where you cannot calll. Grrrrr.

You just cannot win these days. Then the service.. OMG, if I here the very words about how sorry they are... Makes you just want to scream.

You just end up taking the good with the bad trying to get the best you can afford with everything.We have had several different systems already and Jeezy Petes.. aint a one of them perfect that is for sure.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 20, 2009
4:59 PM

Post #6574897

Oh what an awful barrel they have you over. It will soon be July and you can upgrade then I hope with the contract renewal. Try to simmer down until then and all will be fine.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 20, 2009
7:38 PM

Post #6575457

SOrry about the rant.. just makes your blood curdle when your in peak pic taking season... *sigh*

Well heres my blue iris..

Im just gonna have to work with this thing... the pixel transfer is my main irk now. NOT HAPPY AT ALL. Too small. If I wanted tiles.. jeez...grrrr.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 20, 2009
8:25 PM

Post #6575688

Dragons blood sedum.. not that you can tell here with this shot...ugh!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 20, 2009
8:40 PM

Post #6575743

I got a newsletter today that had articles on poison ivy, sumac and oak...says dont push your luck even if you are immune..the oils can rub off on someone else that is not so lucky.

Are any of you lucky to be immune? So far both the hubby and I are and we have been known to mow it, walk through it probably but not intentionally pick it and so far we have been lucky not to garner the itch... How about yous?

Lord knows the monstor size plants we have of the oak and ivy here.. sheesh!

Well heres the article...


http://gardening.about.com/b/2009/05/16/poison-ivy-your-annual-reminder.htm


BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 20, 2009
9:02 PM

Post #6575812

Well, this is supposed to be a light pink aster weed of some discription... Its a wild weed here.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 20, 2009
9:13 PM

Post #6575846

White wild flower of some description...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 20, 2009
9:25 PM

Post #6575905

Daisy and columbines...ugh

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 21, 2009
11:40 AM

Post #6578091

BB that camera must just be exasperating, I can feel your pain. I so look forward to your photos and with this thing just can't appreciate the whole effect. Don't fret too much the season will still be going strong in July when the contract is renewed. Have you posted over on the camera thread perhaps there is a program that will easier convert to a larger photo?
BTW I don't get poison ivy, as kids we used to play in sumac and my mother was so concerned she got us the shot for it and boy I got it big time and then never again and that was 55 years ago!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 21, 2009
2:19 PM

Post #6578647

No, have not tried that thread. I did get them a wee tad larger.. but the resolution sucks. Dagnab it, I am soooo spoiled on that other camera. This is going to be a painful month and some weeks.

Well, this pic is not tooo awful.. least the color is exact. Iris -

We get lot of ticks here. Infact I just had one crawling on me and it was huge. Thank goodness he was not attached. He is now in the septic system... crushed and flushed! LOL!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 21, 2009
10:02 PM

Post #6580318

More snowballs! The bush is absolutely stunning this season

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

May 22, 2009
2:37 AM

Post #6581357

I love snowballs! Don't think they grow down here. I see pictures and they look like HAPPY plants!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2009
4:59 PM

Post #6587382


It's great to see everyone's flowers, they all look fantastic!

Yardqueen, I love your Hibiscus! What are your daytime temps like now? It seems it wasn't that long ago you were taking things in and out because of frost.. extreme weather conditions you have? Our growing and flowering time seems slower but longer. We don't get the heat here that you have in Texas!!
Blossom, I like the look of your panicur in the praire, I haven't heard of that one. Snowballs heading your way!
Candee, Beautiful beautiful Peonies!! Love the clematis in bloom by the lamppost.

Thanks all, May has been a packed month for flowers, it's fab to see them all so far.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 23, 2009
10:02 PM

Post #6588343

Candee, Blossom, and Yardqueen - what a nice array of flowers. I just put in the rest of my vegetables, and a bunch of dahlia tubers that I got from a very generous DGer from the Dahlia forum - he was giving out a flatrate box of tubers to the first responders - I was number 22 and I got a box!!! was so excited to get them.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2009
12:43 AM

Post #6588939

Soils that is cool! There are lots of generous DGers here! I am sooo happy for you.

Well, I have been dodging, what else but more rain drops. I have about 9 or 10 pics I took today... mostly iris and a few misc. plants.

Here is my blue flag. Its not a very pretty pic as the flower itself was windwhipped so its missing a petal. Then of course my miserable camera.. the color is off and not clear.But I tried! LOL!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2009
1:07 AM

Post #6589031

my Siberian iris, this one is called Ceasares brother

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2009
1:30 AM

Post #6589112

UGH! In real life, this iris is more purple than blueish...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2009
2:36 AM

Post #6589347

Fern.. not sure what kind but it was posted earlier and looks like cinnamon sticks!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2009
3:04 AM

Post #6589496

PALE YELLOW iris.. (ugh!)

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2009
3:26 AM

Post #6589593

Iris - yellow on rust

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2009
11:53 AM

Post #6590338

White iris

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2009
12:09 PM

Post #6590363

"pank" iris.. well kind of peachy pink actually

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2009
12:38 PM

Post #6590412

Last shot for this series.. a white "spuria" iris. I had never heard of these until a few years ago. I have several colors of them and they are stunning in real life.

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

May 24, 2009
8:49 PM

Post #6591967

WOW, what gorgeous pictures! No irises in this area, but I had them in Ca. LOVE them.

I love the Batik, look tie dyed and smells like GRAPE.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2009
10:21 PM

Post #6592271

LOL!! Well, thanks. I am trying hard to get along with this camera and have been restraining myself from throwing it up agains a brick wall since it got me over a rock and a hardspot for a few weeks.

Seems all my iris decided to open up at once. Here is one of my favs. It opened today.

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

May 24, 2009
11:26 PM

Post #6592506

How wonderful, frilly and so pretty!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 25, 2009
1:38 AM

Post #6592985

Lonicera sempervirens

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 25, 2009
2:13 AM

Post #6593117

Blue and white columbine

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 25, 2009
2:37 AM

Post #6593217

Spiderwart

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2009
3:57 AM

Post #6593505

Frosty Pink brugmansia

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2009
3:59 AM

Post #6593512

side view

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2009
4:11 AM

Post #6593544

Rose 'Nacogdoches'

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2009
4:16 AM

Post #6593556

spelled Nacogdoches right but misspelled rose... LOL



Forget-Me-Not

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2009
4:21 AM

Post #6593564

Million Bells

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2009
4:27 AM

Post #6593580

moss rose

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2009
4:30 AM

Post #6593587

moss rose

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2009
4:35 AM

Post #6593597

Moss Rose...

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2009
4:38 AM

Post #6593608

Ice plant

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2009
4:42 AM

Post #6593614

Hibiscus, Alamanda, Clematis

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2009
4:47 AM

Post #6593621

the whole arbor

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2009
4:51 AM

Post #6593624

alstromeria

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2009
4:55 AM

Post #6593636

lilies...

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2009
4:59 AM

Post #6593644

Rose 'Mardi Gras'... It is supposed tohave some yellow, but this bloom does not. It is the first one since I bought it.

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2009
5:01 AM

Post #6593647

A strange poppy

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2009
5:04 AM

Post #6593656

Another poppy

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2009
5:08 AM

Post #6593662

Salvia and cosmos

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2009
5:13 AM

Post #6593671

Butterfly on salvia

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2009
5:19 AM

Post #6593682

baby's breath

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2009
5:22 AM

Post #6593685

columbine

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2009
5:30 AM

Post #6593701

another 'Frosty Pink' (different plant)


Color is off due to evening lighting

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 25, 2009
10:56 AM

Post #6594045

Curly leaved milkweed

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 25, 2009
5:37 PM

Post #6595671

You have quite a variety of iris BB just like the variety of daffs that you prize. The pank one is my fav. Look at the brugs blooming already, isn't it a bit soon for them?
yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2009
11:38 PM

Post #6597157

Not here, LOL... This is Texas
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 26, 2009
12:14 AM

Post #6597328

Thanks! No brugs here either.. I dont raise them.

Actually most of my iris are purple... I only have a few of the other colorls. I have seen some heads on a few daylilys today... soon up will be Stella De oro and the species varieties. They usually are the premiers!
yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 26, 2009
2:00 AM

Post #6597838

Hi, Terri! I didn't see your post up there till now. Our temps are in the 80's in the day and 60's at night. We are having a WONDERFUL spring as you can see by my flowers. Usually we would have been in the 90's by now as we usually go from our little winter right into summer! But we have been blessed with some very lovely weather this year and enough rain to keep everything happy. We have to water every couple of days right now. In the summer... welllll... lets just say things would be happy if we watered 3 times a day! And when it gets really hot, nothing blooms. That is why I am so happy to get to post my pics now while I can!
yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 26, 2009
2:03 AM

Post #6597852

Blossom,

I love your irises and purple is one of my most favorite colors. I don't have many Irises or daylillies. I think they are beautiful but their blooming time seems so short to me.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 26, 2009
4:55 AM

Post #6598590

Blossom and Yardqueen - you two must have a huge yard to have so many plants in bloom...

Yardqueen - I have one brug that was winter damaged, but the main stem looked oK, but it has not sprouted any new shoots. Good thing I rooted a few branches in the fall. I love your pinkish one.

some of my may blooms. Baroness Schroder peony earlier this month

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 26, 2009
4:56 AM

Post #6598593

festiva maxima H. peony

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 26, 2009
4:57 AM

Post #6598597

tritonia - got some white ones and some salmon colored ones

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 26, 2009
5:01 AM

Post #6598603

white flag iris - I like the multiple blooms up and down the stem

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 26, 2009
5:02 AM

Post #6598607

yellow flag iris - this blooms a tad later than the white one.

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 26, 2009
5:03 AM

Post #6598609

a campanula

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 26, 2009
5:05 AM

Post #6598614

white watsonia - I have this in the shade - should be in a little more sun. I have some pink ones too, but I don't see any signs of blooms this year.

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 26, 2009
5:52 AM

Post #6598676

Soils,

Pretty flowers! I never have seen tritonia before... They're pretty!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

May 26, 2009
8:39 AM

Post #6598763

does tritonia come in other colours, it look a bit like a mystery bulb I have.
Similar to freesia but no scent?
I love the campanula, I have the creeping variety that looks wonderful under my lacebark tree.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 26, 2009
10:08 AM

Post #6598868

Soils, such wonderful flowers! I love that yellow flag iris of yours.

I posted some annuals here.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/982535/#new
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 26, 2009
2:39 PM

Post #6599558


Hi Yardqueen!!! I thought you were ignoring me.. LoL!
Pleased to hear you are enjoying a lovely spring in the garden. You have a fantastic collection of plants!
How are the Cannas doing?

Dianne, Tritonia, looks pretty I haven't seen it before have I ? did you have it last year? Your garden is Bloomin' lovely!
Blossom, your Iris are stunning, IRIS!! (your new name) lol. Haven't put my bulbs in yet!!
dalfyre, lovely Campanula, haven't seen one that colour before.

My forget me nots have gone over, they are my next job to do in the garden. Pull them up and put my new plants in!


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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 26, 2009
2:44 PM

Post #6599575


Foxglove and Weigela

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 26, 2009
2:45 PM

Post #6599583


Foxglove close up!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 26, 2009
2:47 PM

Post #6599592


Weigela close up..

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 26, 2009
2:49 PM

Post #6599603


Little Azalia my SIL gave me last year..

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 26, 2009
2:52 PM

Post #6599618


Roses, Blue Mooon and I don't know the name of the red one! but they both smell lovely.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 26, 2009
2:54 PM

Post #6599628

bit closer on the roses...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 26, 2009
2:57 PM

Post #6599647


There are loads of bee's around the chives, don't know if you can spot one? lol!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 26, 2009
3:14 PM

Post #6599708


There are so many Beautiful flowers on this thread...

Stick some in a vase, no excuses. LoL!!! http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/989496/

haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 26, 2009
4:05 PM

Post #6599928

Those lavender roses are outta this world lovely. Watsonia??? now that really is a new one along with the and I like that white iris it would look great in an arrangement hint!
Isn't it great to see so much in bloom and the season is just getting underway.
Now Terri, why do you pull up the forget me nots? Where do you keep them until next year? I am lazy and just end up planting things on top of each other, you are quite the organizer if you pull and then replant.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 26, 2009
8:37 PM

Post #6600958


Hi Candee, I give the forget me nots a shake as I pull them out and they seed themselves everywhere.
They will be back next year!! I don't have that much space to play with in my flower beds. lol

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 26, 2009
11:29 PM

Post #6601659

Terri,

I would NEVER ignore you! LOL And I'm glad you don't ignore me either... A lot of people do! LOL
Love the Blue Moon Roses! and the chives... I see 2 bees! Your weigelia is darker than mine... so pretty! Mine is not blooming now, but did earlier. What is the flower in the last picture? I can't quite bring it to mind...

The cannas are doing so much better than last year, at least so far. They are not looming yet, but growing like crazy. Loveing the rains we've had like they did year before last. I do expect blooms this year!

About the sticking in the vase part. I have not had time... I wanted to make some more wreath bouquets also but no time yet. Still planting believe it or not, and mama was here 3 weeks and we took her back and now we are back at her house AGAIN! Got to find a way to convince her that she cannot drive. SHe is 81 and hasn't driven in about 10 years, and now that Daddy is gone she all of a sudden thinks she can drive. SHe also thinks she drove until last year... She has altzheimers and has no business behind the wheel of a car. She hasn't tried it yet because her license is expired. We are going to take her to renew it and make her take a test. She will not be able to pass it. Then she will have to quit bugging us about it!

About the
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 27, 2009
12:18 AM

Post #6601848

Oh terri, thank you! Guess my name is changing with the bloomers!! LOL

Yours are stunning too.

I love the bees on the chives! We need more bees here. About the only bee we have been seeing is a big bumble bee. We used to have loads of honey bees but they are dying slowly but sure. Terrible thing we are loosing the pollinators.

Here is our wisteria. Its only half in bloom! Guess the icestorm worked its magic on it!



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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 27, 2009
1:18 AM

Post #6602119


Hi Yardqueen!
Glad we got that sorted out. LoL! Sounds like the Cannas will be flowering this year, everything else has!
Your soil must be good. Sorry to hear about your Mama, so worrying for you. Hope things settle down soon.
The flowers in the teapot in the last picture are Peonies I bought from the supermarket. When I bought them they were in bud and pink, they opened pink and have turned white over the last week.

Hi Iris!!
Your Wisteria is BEAUTIFUL, Merci Beaucoup mon ami.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 27, 2009
2:06 AM

Post #6602426

Sedum Golden Carpet

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 27, 2009
3:50 AM

Post #6602892

Dalfyre - yes, tritonias come in a variety of colors. And your description is pretty accurate - like freesias, but no fragrance. The photo that you show looks very much like one. They are short - maybe about 10-12 inches max. Terri - yes, I had some last year, but didn't take any photos. Then I was too slow in picking them this year for any arrangements. The bulbs are pretty consistent in coming back every year.

Candee - Watsonias bloom really well for the people around me - I have had sporadic luck with them. They make great cut flowers though because of their nice tall spikes.

Blossom - lovely wisteria. As I said before, I had one for over 10 years and it never bloomed. I finally cut it down.

Yardqueen - my mom is turning 80 this year. She only drives to church on Sundays, and then takes the bus everywhere else. The bus is free for anyone over 75 years old, so she has been taking advantage of that. She also said that she will not renew her license for the next time. So, she realizes her limitations. Hopefully, your mom will too.

dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

May 27, 2009
5:46 AM

Post #6603160

Thanks for the help with ID on that mystery bulb.
I will have to tell Mum, she got them from a friend & only knew that they were not freesias.
Terri this pic is my creeping campanula...

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 27, 2009
11:57 AM

Post #6603587

yardqueen, sorry to hear you mum is having problems. Hope you can convince her to give up the keys and use some other means of transport. My folks died at an early age and when I hear stories such as yours it makes me thinks how different my life might have been and what I might be facing now. I hope you and she find a smooth transition to the not driving years.
Dianne, I bet they would make a great statement in an arrangement. Matter of fact I think this year when my hymenocallis ismene bloom, I may just make something of them.
Nice dalfyre, never knew there was a creeping campanula, seems that is what I had cause every time I looked at it in the garden it had fallen over on the ground LOL!
I told you that a good traumatic experience is all the wisteria need sometimes, that is exactly what happened to mine when it split after the storm, best blooms ever. Congrats!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 27, 2009
4:57 PM

Post #6604904

Phew Dianne, I thought I hadn't seen it before, sometimes I get muddled up and think I'm losing my marbles mixing everyone's flowers up in my head!!!
dalfyre, I think I have that creeping campanula but yours looks more blue , mine is lilac.
The rain has been watering the garden for me for the last couple of days!
Hope the sun comes back soon.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 27, 2009
5:13 PM

Post #6604961

I would dearly love a rainstorm now. My automatic sprinkler system for the lawn and my front garden is out, and I have had to hand water for the last three weeks. That is one time consuming job. I have delayed buying one of those oscillating sprinklers in hopes that I will be able to get the sprinkler system fixed soon, so I have one impulse sprinkler that I have to move from place to place. No fun :((. It is going to be 95 degrees hot today.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 27, 2009
5:31 PM

Post #6605032

Soils, you cut it down??? OH NO! It probably was just getting old enough to bloom. The wisteria do not bloom until they are at least 7 years old!

Dalfrye, I love that freesia.. its another one I cannot grow.

Well heres the wisteria again.. ignor my weedy beds this year. the rains have literally made the grass take over. As soon as I can get mowing around here, then I am going to have to start working on those grassy beds.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 27, 2009
5:38 PM

Post #6605051


Oops!!!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 27, 2009
6:58 PM

Post #6605340

I think she better go to the cafe for CUPPA!...

I have 4 vines on my arbor... 2 are China Blue and the other two are a purple that we had at the old farm. The one from the farm and a China on the south side bloom first for some reason then the other two follow. Now the old one from the farm is ancient. The China blue, I got at a local shop, but they were in bloom when I bought.

When you buy a wisteria, ALWAYS make sure it is in bloom. If you do not you will never know if it is old enough.

Now I have heard you can take cuttings off an old plant and they should bloom pretty soon, but if you start by seed.. no way. Then you have to wait your time for the plant to mature.

You can make starts by taking a runner from the parent and put some dirt over it and cut it later after roots are established. You need a little space in the garden to try that though.

So sorry soils, man terri, I think she may have fainted.
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

May 28, 2009
12:24 AM

Post #6606690

I had a wisteria come up in my garden after I have been here about 6 years...
It died down over winter & came up again in spring...
I finally used round up on it because it was in the wrong place...
bit sad but I suspect it might have been chopped out of there years before for taking over.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 28, 2009
3:55 AM

Post #6607785

We had a pair of turtle doves build their nest in our wisteria! They are beautiful birds to watch and they seem to love that arbor. The hub says he thinks there is also a finch living in the arbor. Nice the two birds are gettin along.

Well here is my May Night Salvia. Its a bit puny this season.. Every thing grew so fast and the beds are so full of grass I am having fits on it.

What used to be more "formal" beds here have turned into a jigsaw puzzle mash of all sorts of perennials and grass. I need to eradicate the grass.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 28, 2009
3:42 PM

Post #6609302

So how and when do you prune your wisteria. For some reason I just can't figure out that it "blooms on the second year growth". I think I cut it back too much some years and not enough others as it blooms but never as fully as it did after that storm.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2009
2:31 AM

Post #6616180

We pretty much just prune it as it gets eyepokers when you walk under it or when its too top heavy. Occassionally we whack it back about half way. Ours seems to grow so fast we can nip tails off it daily. We feed the scraps to the chickens. They love the leaves.

Here is one of my old fashioned iris...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2009
7:07 PM

Post #6618483

Yellow iris

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2009
7:13 PM

Post #6618501

Peony - pink

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2009
7:20 PM

Post #6618518

Another pink peony...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2009
7:25 PM

Post #6618536

Pink spiderwart

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2009
7:31 PM

Post #6618552

Rye

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2009
7:36 PM

Post #6618573

Sunflowers -

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2009
7:42 PM

Post #6618594

Sweet William in white

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2009
7:48 PM

Post #6618606

The wisteria again

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

May 31, 2009
4:47 AM

Post #6620632

Fabulous pictures!!!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 1, 2009
1:10 PM

Post #6625799

I must admit I like the pink spiderwart and I was just gonna go pull some of mine!
Sally is that you in front of your gingerbread cottage? What a lovely home.
Sallysblooms
South, TX

June 1, 2009
4:07 PM

Post #6626567

Yes, that is me. It is called Fulton Mansion. VERY old. Right on the Bay. They had the first cooling, heating and plumbing!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2009
12:49 PM

Post #6630273

Sally, that is awesome!

Well, I hear we are moving to a new link as JUNE 2009 in the garden is beginning and I am still behind on finishing May, so bear with me before we go there!

Here is the rest and final of my May flowers. Got about 15 to list yet before I can start my Junes!

Here is Babtisia Australis.. its the blue thing in amidst my weeds... (sigh)! Do you all have yours done?

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2009
2:31 PM

Post #6630731

Columbine - blue and yellow

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2009
3:58 PM

Post #6631142

Dark pink columbine

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2009
4:04 PM

Post #6631166

Yellow columbine

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2009
4:06 PM

Post #6631172

Loverly colors BB!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2009
5:26 PM

Post #6631538

Thanks Haighr! Here is a coreopsis.

I keep trying with that pathetic camera.. been switching with my hubs periodically too so if you are seeing larger shots, those are his camera now and my camera are the little frames. I have simmered down to a low roar over my frustration with it.. So been sooo trying to adapt. (I hate change!!)

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2009
5:39 PM

Post #6631593

Daisys

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2009
6:35 PM

Post #6631809

I got this form DIRTYGIRL71 - it is a cutey! I think I am going to bump it up and put it into a hanging basket. I hope I can winter it as a houseplant! I am also going to try to make cutting starts of it.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2009
6:42 PM

Post #6631837

Evergreen

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2009
6:51 PM

Post #6631873

Grandpas rose

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2009
6:56 PM

Post #6631890

Green hosta, Sum and Substance I think

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2009
7:02 PM

Post #6631914

Hosta, red snap and allysumn combo

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yardqueen1948
Emory, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 2, 2009
8:17 PM

Post #6632225

Sally,

Wow! Fulton Mansion! They sure have remodeled it! I used to go to Fulton Beach a lot as a teenager and I remember it well! Isn't it supposed to be haunted by a sea captain's wife? We went to Rockport, Aransas Pass, Fulton and all around there. Padre Island, St Joe's Island... Oh to be young again and walk the beaches...

BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2009
8:33 PM

Post #6632298

White peony

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2009
9:22 PM

Post #6632524

I have traveled and been to Padre Island. Swam the beaches of Hawiia, Maui and Kuai, walked the beach in California, seen several beaches on the east coast, drove the beach on Corpus Christi, hit some on the east of Canada, but never did never saw Fulton though and from your veiw, it is by far very lovely wiht its mansion!! Thanks for showing us!

...Pink rose, hmm might be a duplicate post... owell!

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(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2009
9:38 PM

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Red clover

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2009
9:48 PM

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Thuja

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2009
10:01 PM

Post #6632684

Valarian For the life of me I cannot understand this plant. It smells heavenly from a distance, but stick your nose right to it and it takes on a new aroma!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2009
12:21 AM

Post #6633258

China Blue wisteria

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2009
2:05 AM

Post #6633821

And my last but not least for May 2009 is our old wisteria from our old farm,. Its just a shade lighter in color than the China Blue.

Lovely pics and chatter here in the May 2009 in the garden everyone!

See you in the June 2009 edition!

Does someone have the link?

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 3, 2009
11:55 AM

Post #6635115

Hey BB I was on a black sand nude beach on the big island had to climb down a cliff to access it. The water spilling over the black sand gave the illusion of sparkling diamonds. What a beautiful spot.
Now is that white valerian? Mine is rose colored and it smells good close and far?
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2009
1:23 PM

Post #6635426

LOL! No waaay are you or anyone for that matter catching me on a beach nude. That black sand however does sound intrigueing.

I was disallusioned by Diamond Head. I saw it on TV on that Hawaii 50 show and it looked soooo big. But after seeing it in realife, it was small to me. Its only about a mile long and it looks waaay bigger in the show.

The beach off of Diamond head was black lava rock.

They had a fabulous zoo in HIlo. Awesome and beautiful. Parrots and animals galore.

We toured some botanical gardens and man I saw plants there that I will never again see in my lifetime. So beautiful and unique.

I recall one plant that the islands had lost their pollinators and the people had to do the insects job otherwise the plant would go extinct too. Terrible thing how we take the insects for granted until we have to do their job.

Well, dont know about you, but I am off to the new June 2009 in the garden thread so if you would like to join me, I am going here!

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/996648/


Sally, haighr. terri, everyone, I enjoyed the chatter and the lovely pics here, hope to see you all there too!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

June 3, 2009
9:28 PM

Post #6637709

we have black sand beaches on the west coast of the Nth Island.
High iron content makes it black.
Used to love going there as a child, really magical places.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 4, 2009
11:25 AM

Post #6639991

I thought in Hawaii it was black due to volcanic ash. I would love to see the one in New Zealand one day, but must likely just dream about it. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 4, 2009
11:35 AM

Post #6640012

This is the black sand beach we visited in Hawaii. Kehena Beach and the write up.

[quote]If you plan on going on vacation, this isnít the place to take your family, especially if you have young children. The beach is said to be a nude beach, though this is illegal in Hawaii. At Kehena, you arenít alone. Here you will find dolphins, which is why this beach is sometime called Dolphin Beach. You can even swim with these dolphins if the current isnít too bad. Most people that go to Kehena just sit in the sand and enjoy the weather and water.[/quote]

You can see how you have to climb down to it. We didn't see any dolphins on our visit.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 4, 2009
2:16 PM

Post #6640665

Dint see any dolphins in Hawaii either, but we thought we say a couple sharks off a beach in Maui. That was a great beach though! Nice and clean.

That trip I took was back in the mid 70's.

Heard there was a place you could swim with the dolphins in Mexico, but dont know where. I guess its a tourist thing, but man that would be awesome to grap Flippers fin and go for a ride! (Oh GOD, am I dating myself.. does anyone remember that show.. FLIPPER?!! LOL!)
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

June 7, 2009
10:25 AM

Post #6653080

lol - I remember Flipper...
used to watch that & Gentle Ben, Daktari & Black Beauty.
Animal obsessed - who me? :)
there are places in Aussie where the wild dolphins will come in to swim with people if they feel like it.
Monkey Mia is one place.
In NZ you can swim with seals or dolphins in a variety of locations.
The difference being that the boats seek the dolphins out,
mind you if they don't fancy human company they can just swim away.
Whale watching tours are popular too.

BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 7, 2009
10:26 PM

Post #6655496

Yeah, animal obsessed here too! But then some of the actors in them days were gorgeous too! And man, that was when tv was GOOOOD, none of this crap they got on now.
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

June 8, 2009
11:19 AM

Post #6657560

Reality TV is a contradiction in terms!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 8, 2009
11:57 AM

Post #6657675

Aint it though!!!... Jeez, nothing real about it. Staged every bit of it... I quit watching tv over a year and a half ago and dont miss the shows, the news or any of it. Including the monthly bill for paying to watch what should be free. Dint really watch much when we had it...

Dont get a paper either. Seems nothing in the media effects us direct anyway. So I center myself around my home, my family and friends and get more done that way.

Oh sure, I get the news, but about the only thing that really concerns us direct is the weather.

Well, dont know about you , but I am heading back to the garden, go tend my animals and get down to reailty living and a real backache. Seems when I twitch my nose or try that "genie" thing with the arms..., stuff dont get shoveled. planted, watered, fed or anything else gets done.
Sallysblooms
South, TX

June 8, 2009
8:36 PM

Post #6660000

I love some shows and HGTV for sure. We have a really great 50 inch HGTV and the shows on the History channel are gorgeous. There was one about the core of the earth last night, amazing. We love HBO movies too.

I also watch a lot of Fox News channel. The only news I watch, the others are slanted. We do still get the newspaper. Great for local events going on on the bay, museums, garden shows, etc.

I like to watch and have my laptop here on my lap with my feet up. I like relaxing after watering all of my violets, gardening, housework and pet care.

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

June 8, 2009
9:11 PM

Post #6660152

the office at work turned into horticulture central yesterday.
The boss & co-worker Jan repotted some of the African violets that are thriving on the window sill in there.
I got the hanging baskets down from outside.
The old potting mix went on the garden & they filled them with new mix & plants.
I will have to dig up some of my nemesias to put into the bare bit of garden.
Will brighten our outdoor area, it has been looking a bit dreary since the plants died back.

BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 9, 2009
1:06 AM

Post #6661143

Out here you pay big bucks to get the good shows like HGTV and the history channel and even the weather. Those fix it shows were pretty good, but man the rest was raunch. We used to have a huge screen tv too and that was great, but it is not good when there is 300 channels of nothing on and you gotta buy it.

Dalfyre that soundsed like fun at the office!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 9, 2009
11:28 AM

Post #6662588

TV not our thing here either, but I do remember Flipper! We swam with sharks and rays in Belize. We got shirts that say we survived Shark Ray Alley. We went out to an area near the reef which they say is the second largest barrier reef after australia. We plan on doing the dolphin swim this winter in the bahamas, one of the shore excursions. They have one excursion in which they take you out in the open ocean to a spot and they call in the dolphins and you can swim with them and the other excursion is in a lagoon. Think we are leaning toward the lagoon as neither of us are very strong swimmers anymore, so best not be in the middle of the open seas LOL!

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