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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 1, 2009
12:25 PM

Post #6625644

This video made me laugh: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVqZOlt8AMA
It features Gisele MacKenzie, circa 1956, and if you don't know the name this might be amusing or entertaining. It's certainly cheerful and far more appealing than either Rap or Hip Hop!

Anyhow, it's June and many gardens are showing the lush looks I love to see. Here's the June page from Zuzu's calendar and it's the kind of lush look we usually associate with gardening magazines that feature the impossible to attain look, which Zuzu has achieved so beautifully.

Show us your lush garden spots.

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Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 2, 2009
6:51 AM

Post #6629702

I'll take some shots tomorrow or the next day of the lusher spots in my garden, but I just have to show you this wonderful clematis. It was supposed to be c. sieboldii, and I don't know whether this is a case of mislabeling or mutation, but look at this little treasure.

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Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 2, 2009
6:56 AM

Post #6629707

And, of course, June is the month that the poppies are busting out all over. This is one of the opium poppies that came with the house when I bought it 25 years ago. They're still coming up all over the place. I didn't know what it was, but my mother recognized it right away because she was raised in China.

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Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 2, 2009
6:57 AM

Post #6629708

Here's another one. I love this color.

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Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 2, 2009
6:58 AM

Post #6629709

This one's Drama Queen, from Annie's Annuals.

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JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

June 2, 2009
7:23 AM

Post #6629716

Z: That first clematis looks like a dahlia or a mum growing on a vine. It's VERY cool !

Great poppies, too.
OK...so what DON'T you have growing there ? LOL
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 2, 2009
9:09 AM

Post #6629809

No Kniphofia or anything resembling it.

No vegetables.

No Marigolds or Echinaceas, because they just attract every snail in the neighborhood and disappear the first night after they're planted.

No cacti or carnivorous plants.

No ornamental grasses or bamboo.

No Agave, Cotoneaster, Holly, or Pyracantha, because they're too painful.

No ivy.

No blackberry vines.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2009
11:17 AM

Post #6629983

Your "no" list is excellent and yet I do love my tomatoes and cabbage and broccoli and asparagus, of course!

Duchess of Edinburgh is the name of your white/green clematis. I have a few of them and love the ones growing on the andromeda in the rose garden because it flowers in white and these clematis give it a second bloom that puzzles some people.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2009
11:20 AM

Post #6629993

This little hosta garden is our favorite of all the gardens and is lush (to me).

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Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 2, 2009
11:21 AM

Post #6629998

It's gorgeous, isn't it? Okay, now I know it was mislabeled and not a mutant.
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 2, 2009
11:27 AM

Post #6630022

That's very lush, indeed, Pirl, and it's just the kind of garden I like. It's a lot easier to tend a garden when there's no room for weeds.

I used to grow tomatoes, corn, zucchini and some other vegetables, but they produced too much food for me to eat, and the neighbors eventually started hiding when they saw me coming with bags full of zucchini.

As for broccoli, never, never, never, never will I eat broccoli.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2009
11:27 AM

Post #6630023

It appears quite green when it opens and then ages to white (and then just plain old ugly white).
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2009
11:28 AM

Post #6630030

Hmmm...do you just not like broccoli or did you have too much of it at some point in your life?

I grew it with the dahlias last year and it was a great support for them.
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 2, 2009
11:39 AM

Post #6630054

I would grow it to support dahlias if I could grow tall dahlias. When I moved here and planted dahlias, I immediately attracted every gopher for miles around to my garden. Gophers love dahlias. They don't last a day here. Now I only grow the small ones because I can keep them in containers.

I don't like anything in the broccoli family. Broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cooked cabbage... I actually could eat them all raw, I suppose, because it's the smell of them cooking that I can't stand.

I recently heard a doctor say that most cases of morning sickness are caused by broccoli. I'm inclined to believe that theory because I never had a single twinge of morning sickness when I was carrying Michael.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2009
11:45 AM

Post #6630070

At the time of pregnancy I wasn't a broccoli eater but I did have a lot of morning sickness with one child (and weight gain) but, shockingly, with another child had not a twinge of morning sickness and didn't gain an ounce. Nature is amazing.

Asparagus has this after effect I'm sure you've heard about and the fresher it is the more pronounced the odor is.
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 2, 2009
12:07 PM

Post #6630136

Yes, I know that one because I eat asparagus almost every day when it drops down below $3 a pound. I used to grow it too, but I needed the space for other things, so now it's just included in my grocery delivery.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 2, 2009
7:47 PM

Post #6632106

Just to say hi
Lime Sorbet
noid Iris DD's pink
Verbascum Purple

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Gardenia731
(Arlene) Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 2, 2009
7:55 PM

Post #6632135

Hi Arlene,

I love your hosta garden. Hope all is well. Here is a lil something from hot, humid florida. LOL! :-)

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 2, 2009
8:03 PM

Post #6632172

WOW Beautiful Gardinea
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2009
8:17 PM

Post #6632229

Hi, Arlene!

Wow! That's some eye popping color you have there!

Arlene
Gardenia731
(Arlene) Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 2, 2009
11:06 PM

Post #6632940

I have a purple and white just opening up and I can't wait. I planted over 300 bulbs all over the yard. Thank you Arlene & GE!
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2009
11:42 PM

Post #6633109

The excitement of the end of spring and start of summer seems to be across the country now.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 9, 2009
3:32 PM

Post #6663526

I just love these two together.
Hosta Mister Watson and ger.Rozanne

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 9, 2009
3:33 PM

Post #6663530

nothing wrong with Veronica Royal Candles either

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 9, 2009
3:33 PM

Post #6663536

The poppies are bustin
Corel Reef

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 9, 2009
3:34 PM

Post #6663538

Black Iris

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pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 9, 2009
3:39 PM

Post #6663563

Not much in bloom yet, but lots of foliage color.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 9, 2009
3:53 PM

Post #6663627

Just beautiful Polly.The verigated grass is a nice touch.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 10, 2009
5:01 PM

Post #6668878

Thanks Jo Ann. I just love the ornamental grasses.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 10, 2009
5:11 PM

Post #6668926

I refuse to give up on Picasa.
Here is another collage.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 10, 2009
5:12 PM

Post #6668927

Looks OK Hope I can do it again
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 10, 2009
5:18 PM

Post #6668956

Looks good. You did it!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 10, 2009
7:05 PM

Post #6669354

Thanks I have to take time out in order to calm down befor I give it another try.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 10, 2009
7:06 PM

Post #6669360

Are you still working on the new iris garden?
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 10, 2009
7:12 PM

Post #6669384

Yes, it's aboput 1/3 full already. It's 23 X 80, and by the time I get done dividing in the fall it's going to be full. I do have 3 foot fabric mats down each row, so that takes up a lot of room. But I couldn't possibly have weeded the whole thing otherwise.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 10, 2009
7:44 PM

Post #6669502

It will be splendid. I cant wait to see pictures.
Will you wait for blooms?
or
Let us dream?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 10, 2009
7:45 PM

Post #6669505

Here is todays collage

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 12, 2009
2:29 PM

Post #6677736

Martagons are blooming

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 12, 2009
2:30 PM

Post #6677748

Poppies Corel Reef
Verigated coriopses noid

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 13, 2009
11:10 AM

Post #6681448

Hi all
Here's whats blooming this AM
Astilbe White Gloria
Container,Mahagony Giant,Glory,ThaiBasil
Mini Lily Buff Pixi
Hosta Gold Tiara ,Campanula Blue Falls

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