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Old 05-02-2011, 08:55 AM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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I've just recently started gardening and following this forum, but here is my latest...

We had a huge, huge tree in our side yard which died and came down recently. Hubby hollowed it out for me and it took several of us to move it, but I put some drain holes in, filled and created a new front planter... As you can tell, we've still got some construction going on, and we live in the woods, but I'd love ideas for the front bank.. especially plants that love the Red Georgia Clay soil...
What a beautiful setting, aus! I love trees!
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Valerie: I have two gardens, plus a container garden of dahlias. I do not drag the container into the garages, what I do is I take the plant with soil around it, by trying not to disturb it as much as I can, I put it on a double plastic bag, hang it from the basement or garage ceiling or walls, and presto. Everyone comes back from their sleep beautifully. All my tropicals are in excellent shape.

My dahlias are 10-12 inches across. I just bought a camera, and as soon as my grandson teaches me how to place them here, I will surprise all of you. It is hard to catch up with these young folks, they are always partying!!! Go figure.......
I hear ya I just got my digital camera 2 years ago and can finally take some decent pictures.....and I just learned how to use PhotoBucket a few weeks ago....hence my picture posting enthusiasm....LOL......

Looking forward to your pictures.









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Old 05-03-2011, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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I like all the little extras in Pete's garden! Gosh I'd love living in a tropical climate (cries).

Someone stole my expensive Pentax last year...but I just got a replacement!

I got it from a guy on Craigslist for under $50. It's pretty old, but if someone steals it...so what. I can now take pix again! I'll post some of my garden. Maybe this should be a sticky.
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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Today the weatherman said we've had 5 days of sunshine this year. It's been raining a lot. By the time it stops it will be too hot and humid to garden this year.
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Pitts, your gardens and flowers are so beautiful--so tropical! I'm up in New Hampshire, so my gardens will never look like yours though I did grow some beautiful hibiscus for a couple of years (they got too big to drag the pots inside each fall for 6 months...)

I very much enjoyed City Dweller's pictures as well. Are these blooms really from this year?? WOW! I won't see my day lily or salvia bloom until the end of June, or later. What blooms late summer down your way?

The only thing blooming in my gardens right now are dafodills, and they just opened up a day or two ago. It's been a loooong winter, and I am very much ready for my gardens to come alive!!
Thankyou Valerie....actually as the summer really heats up down here there is not very much that blooms.......except a few heat loving plants.









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Old 05-04-2011, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Hey I need new batteries for the camera, but I a cell phone pic. Here's part of my side garden. The pic has a violet in it, some small touch-me-nots and part of what I think is a wild grape vine. I think all three are natives. The touch-me-nots get BIG and they have orange flowers in the Autumn that look like teeny orchid flowers. The plant's also good to put on your skin if you get poison ivy. The vast majority of the wild violets are purple, but this one is WHITE with little purple spots on it. I'll try to get a good pic of the remaining flowers. Can anyone tell me if the spotting is normal..or is it due to the nuclear rain we got from Japan?

The area's under the red maple and there is stuff that shouldn't be there if I were a wonderful gardener: red maple seedlings and a little garlic mustard. Also, there are a bunch of orange daylilies that somehow grew in the area. I'll transplant them to the front maybe this Autumn.

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Old 05-04-2011, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Where we enjoy all four seasons
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Things are just starting to bloom here in MA










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Old 05-04-2011, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Here's a picture of the front slope garden. It's my effort to reduce mowing on slopes. I lined the hill with green woolen army blankets. LOL The fluffy things in the front are the sage I planted from seed. The thyme's from seed, as well.

LOVING the slope. There are also yellow asiatic lilies, my weeping atlas cedar (will be BIG), some sad looking but still alive (yay) juniper, blue fescue (not native and also likes part shade WHOOPS). There's a big low-growing juniper at the top, a few bits of thyme and some yellow hybrid daylilies.

In the back are some beds with peonies, arborvitae, hosta, phlox paniculata, oriental lilies (skygazer) etc. I have a poo-load of peonies all over the yard (thanks Mom) and I can't wait for them to bloom.

The slope garden has two sides, and it borders the side steps. I know it will look great one day, but here it is in it's first Spring.

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Old 05-05-2011, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Here's a picture of the front slope garden. It's my effort to reduce mowing on slopes. I lined the hill with green woolen army blankets. LOL The fluffy things in the front are the sage I planted from seed. The thyme's from seed, as well.

LOVING the slope. There are also yellow asiatic lilies, my weeping atlas cedar (will be BIG), some sad looking but still alive (yay) juniper, blue fescue (not native and also likes part shade WHOOPS). There's a big low-growing juniper at the top, a few bits of thyme and some yellow hybrid daylilies.

In the back are some beds with peonies, arborvitae, hosta, phlox paniculata, oriental lilies (skygazer) etc. I have a poo-load of peonies all over the yard (thanks Mom) and I can't wait for them to bloom.

The slope garden has two sides, and it borders the side steps. I know it will look great one day, but here it is in it's first Spring.
Great pictures everyone....thanx for posting them.









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Old 05-07-2011, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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