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Old 05-28-2007, 07:17 PM
 
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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?
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:34 PM
 
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Hollyhocks.. I just love them. planted close to walls or fences they are so pretty!
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Old 05-28-2007, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Another Day Closer
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Cala Lillies and Irises and Day Lillies
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Old 05-28-2007, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Warwick, NY
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Scent - Night-blooming nicotiana and lilac

Single Flowers - Tree peonies. Nothing beats them. Wholly spectacular.

Masses of Flowers - Japanese Wisteria. Heavenly fragrance and rains petals carpeting the porch with purple.
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Old 05-28-2007, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
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My all time favorite has always been roses, I love every one of them...

I also LOVE the flowers that companion well with them like Clematis and Honeysuckle...I love to grow climbing roses and mix these plants in with them for more color and more scent...some of the roses that I like don't have much scent but the color is spectacular.

I have always wanted to live in a house covered with roses, a riot of color and scent.
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Old 05-29-2007, 07:22 AM
 
Location: STL
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I just discovered Bleeding Heart... its so cute!!
(Okay, maybe everyone knows about this plant.. but I think its so pretty! Planting one today )
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Old 05-29-2007, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I know they're wildflowers, but I love plain old violets. They're in my garden and my lawn, and a few weeks ago everything was purple!
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Old 05-29-2007, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, Alaska (most of the time)
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Default Roses and forget me nots!

I have to agree with Lisa_from_Debary, roses are one of my favorites too. Can't get enough of them it seems...
Another flower I truly love is forget me nots- they've got colour, size, quantity, and they spread on their own. A "must-have" in every garden!
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Old 05-29-2007, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
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I just discovered Bleeding Heart... its so cute!!
(Okay, maybe everyone knows about this plant.. but I think its so pretty! Planting one today )

When I was growing up in New England, I had my Field Guide to Wildflowers...I used to tramp through the woods searching for them...bleeding hearts in the wild is such an exciting discovery.

Jack in the pulpit were as well.

May Apple.


I have a small woodland like area in my back yard that would be really cool to put some wildflowers along the path in...bring back my childhood I should imagine.
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Old 06-02-2007, 11:26 AM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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I love purple zebra hollyhocks. I am pretty sure they are from the Park or Burpee Seed catalogs. I also love sunflowers.
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