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Old 05-29-2010, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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thanks paperhouse
Do they get as big as the regular Rudbeckia ?
Ours have gotten close to 4' high , I originally planted them 5 years ago and they come back each year. I am ordering some of the red seeds to add to the bed.
Mine are about 2' tall and budding now. I should have blooms this week. As for size, they aren't anywhere near the spread of the normal yellow variety, but they seem to be holding their own. R. hirta is usually an annual for me, so I'm surprised they're coming back. They bloom themselves to death in a single year and don't always have the energy to return.
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Old 05-30-2010, 02:02 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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I think being shorter will work if I plant them in front it will give a nice contrast.
Oh when I said they come back I meant from the seeds they drop.
I was at my favorite family owned nursery yesterday and they said they occasionally get the cherry red in, they put me on the plant call list for the next time they get them.

We are about done for petunias because of the heat so I will be switching out the pots this week with something that doesn't mind the heat and humidity
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Old 06-01-2010, 10:11 AM
 
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This is the most surprising thing I have ever seen. I've had bright fuchsia peonies blooming in my garden for years. You can see the remains of them in the background. This year, after the others had bloomed, a white peony has appeared. Where could it have come from? Anyone know?




First rose
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g146/seagrape/garden/firstroser.jpg (broken link)


Purple and white iris. Most of the irises are gone. This one is a "late bloomer"
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g146/seagrape/garden/purpleandwhiteirisr.jpg (broken link)



Garden sage. I grew this from seed and transplanted it last year. This year it has bloomed.http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g146/seagrape/garden/sageinbloomr.jpg (broken link)
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Old 06-01-2010, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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Peonies produce seeds. It could be one that you never noticed that grew from one of those seeds. There's a white one down the street from me in a bed of pink ones. That'd be my guess.

I love Salvia officianalis. The purple blooms are beautiful. I planted some this year. I hope it makes it. Good to eat with pork too.
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:06 PM
 
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Peonies produce seeds. It could be one that you never noticed that grew from one of those seeds. There's a white one down the street from me in a bed of pink ones. That'd be my guess.

I love Salvia officianalis. The purple blooms are beautiful. I planted some this year. I hope it makes it. Good to eat with pork too.
I just checked it. It is a brand new plant that sprouted this year amidst the fuchsia ones that have been there for years. Could be a mutation. I've never had anything but the fuchsia ones. There is a tiny bud on the same plant that is pinkish right now. Would be a hoot if the bud blooms fuchsia and if it does, I'll be sure a post a picture of it.

Your sage may not bloom the first year. Mine didn't and I transplanted two small plants last year that I sprouted from seed.
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:59 PM
 
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Some beautiful photographs of beautiful flowers. Very inspiring. I've got to try and get a few up of some of my new garden.
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:16 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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I planted some Salvia officianalis (sage) from seeds during my "lets try growing different herbs" experiment (even though I don't use herbs). I am very excited because I didn't know it bloomed. They are now almost 10" tall so I will look for a spot in the garden for them so they will get bigger and hopefully bloom.

I love the Peonies I just did a little research and I may be able to grow them here in zone 9 I have a perfect spot that gets morning sun Time to talk to my favorite nursery
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:58 PM
 
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A few things from my garden.

1. Geraniums
2. I forget !
3. Caldiums - love watching these guys come up. sedum to the right.
4. Shasta daises and lillies in the background.
5. Fair Maiden grass
6. Lily of the Vally (foreground) and a huge mound of Rudbeckia in the back. small variegated sedum to the right.
7. Another plant I can't remember.
8. hosta
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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#7 is Gaillardia or "Blanket Flower".

#2 is Heuchera. Not sure of the variety, but it's lovely. I have several myself.
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:30 PM
 
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Nice pictures, citydweller! I'm intrigued by the frilly version of the Shasta daisy you have. Does it have a name? Eventually a tall Shasta will be making a home in my garden and that one looks like it would be a fun one to own. Right now I have two dwarf varieties that seem to be happy to bloom there.


Heuchera never did well in my old garden. Not sure if it was the soil, the (lack of) light or just plain gardener inexperience at the time, but they were a bit sparse and did not bloom as prolifically as pictures always showed. I just obtained a Creme Brulee variety at a local plant swap. It was hard to resist the unusual leaf color. The plant is pretty tiny, barely past seedling stage, and my current garden is mostly sun... so I parked it on the north/northeast side of the house and am hoping the small trees and house will provide enough shade and am trying to keep it well watered. If several Astilbe are thriving in the same general place what are my chances paperhouse?
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