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Old 06-12-2018, 10:02 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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Jasmine, which I associate with my home state (CA). Plumeria when I think of Hawaii, though it's a tree, so maybe not properly a garden plant.
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Old 06-17-2018, 06:42 PM
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Location: Algood/Cookeville TN
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When I was a kid in New York state, my mother had loads of flowers in the yard. I've lived in Florida most of my life and now that I am retired to an area where I can grow them, I'm reliving my childhood favorites. Have planted two peonies and a lilac and will be planting iris, tulips and daffodils this fall. Trying to figure out a good place to put hollyhocks.
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Old 06-18-2018, 12:00 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Any bellflower is probably my favorite. Campanulas. I love the shape, the blue or violet colors, the delicate shape. There are lots of kinds and I think I want them all!
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Old 06-18-2018, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Every year I plant begonias, gerber daisies and new guinea impatiens in my front garden as borders. Although I plant a variation of colors it still looks the same year after year.

Does anyone have flowers in their garden that have the "Wow" factor?
To me, almost all flowers have a Wow factor. Just to see the wonderful summer and fall colors is a joy to behold.
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Old 06-18-2018, 05:37 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I never saw a flower I didn’t like. I have evergreen repeat blooming daylillies on the south side of my house, and they do beautifully in the hot Georgia weather. I think it’s interesting that the yellows seem to dominate the other colors. I’ve planted a variety of colors, but the yellows always take over.
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Old 06-18-2018, 06:42 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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I love peonies, gardenias, and my favorites are hydrangeas.

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Mine also, it gives me that old world charm from gardens past.
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:28 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Mine also, it gives me that old world charm from gardens past.
I love them too, but Iíve never had good luck with them, no matter where Iíve lived.
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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This question is like asking me to choose my favorite among my children!

I will take a "season" approach:

Early spring- azaleas

Late spring- roses

early summer- day lilies and hydreageas

late summer- crepe myrtle, crinum lilies, native plum leaf azaleas

fall- chrysanthemums zinnas

winter- pansies and camellias

Oh my! Perhaps I cannot choose by the season either! LOL
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:51 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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My absolute favorite garden flower is ranunculus, but the wow in my yard comes from a trio of floribunda roses. They bloom in waves pretty much all summer long, and I affectionately call them my party in the front yard.
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Old 06-18-2018, 10:26 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Iris, by far in the lead. I collect different colors. Foliage doesn't look bad when the blooms are over.

Peonies, hydrangeas, roses, azaleas, rhodies, I just love rhodies.

The hydrangeas give me a really long season of flowers. I deadhead and they keep blooming. I treat some with Epsom salts to get bright blues, and I leave some untreated to be pink.

If I lived where they grow I'd have Camillias and gardenias. Oh man, the gorgeous fragrance of gardenias!

If you have pots, there is no beating the wave petunia for showy.
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