Flowers and veggies...gardens
Dorian
Posted 2009-04-14 1:04 PM (#24952)
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I thought I'd make a spot for our beautiful flower pictures. Please share! I love looking at flowers and veggies, or gardens of all sorts. Here's a few I took yesterday.

The small rose picture is a close up of a bunch of roses on my big climbing rose bush. They plant these roses along the interstate here, as they don't need a lot of water and care. The only down side...they only bloom once a year 

Here's one of my Iris's too.

And some Egyptian walking onions with some potato tops behind them.





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Gerda
Posted 2009-04-14 1:34 PM (#24964 - in reply to #24952)
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Walking onions????!!?? Never heard of them before, but they are pretty! ARe they edible?
the other pics are lovely - thanks, Dorian!!

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Dorian
Posted 2009-04-14 1:40 PM (#24967 - in reply to #24952)
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LOL, yes Gerda, they will produce edible onions. Here is some info on them. I think the tops go over and replant themselves, that's why they are called "walking".

http://www.craftygardener.ca/infowalkingonions.html  
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Gerda
Posted 2009-04-14 2:34 PM (#24970 - in reply to #24952)
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That is so interesting!! Thanks, Dorian. If we ever get into a house with a yard again, I will have to look for these. Too cool!!!

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Posted 2009-04-14 3:07 PM (#24971 - in reply to #24970)
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Lovely piccies Dorian

Your irises are like the ones I have in France which are out now.

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SallyC
Posted 2009-04-15 10:23 AM (#25012 - in reply to #24952)
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Dorian,
lovey pics. My Irises are done (bloomed in early March). Yours are beautiful!! I'll take some more garden pics this weekend--I do so love looking at gardens! thanks for starting this thread!
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Posted 2009-04-15 1:22 PM (#25026 - in reply to #25012)
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Ok here are a couple of pics, I am not very good at adding but I will give it a go :)

Hopefully you will get a pic of the littel rock garden we just made and then a pic of the bigger one we have revamped

Jacqui





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Dorian
Posted 2009-04-15 2:59 PM (#25030 - in reply to #24952)
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Ohhh, those are lovely rock gardens Jacqui!!

(LOL, sorry Gerda!!! I must of hit the wrong green button ;)   )



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Posted 2009-04-15 3:09 PM (#25033 - in reply to #25026)
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dorian, your roses are beautiful!  and the iris!!  absolutely stunning!

jacqui!  i LOVE your rock garden!!!  please please please with a tassel on top come to georgia and make one for me . . .

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Gerda
Posted 2009-04-15 3:37 PM (#25038 - in reply to #24952)
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Jacqui! What pretty rock gardens!! We had one in our first house (35 years ago), but none since. I love the colour of the tulips -so pretty!! Thanks for sharing!!

DORIAN!!! Girl, WHAT did you write in your post?????? I can't find the confused icon!

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SallyC
Posted 2009-04-17 4:00 PM (#25126 - in reply to #24952)
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Jacqui, lovely rock gardens. I'll need to try and work on one (of course I'd rather you hopped over the pond and helped!!!)
Here's updated photos of rose garden plus a few of the cactus garden. (We also eat the pads of the beavertail and make jame with the cactus fruit, okay, sometimes it's pancake syrup when it doesn't jell right--it's always a guess on how much pectin and sugar to add!)
Well rose garden and one cactus flower too big (over 100) so I'll stick in my album for any who are interested--the roses are stunning right now!!!

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buggalugs
Posted 2009-04-17 4:11 PM (#25127 - in reply to #25126)
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Thank you ladies you are so sweet .

Sally those pics are absolutely adorable. what a beautiful garden you have!!! Thank you so much for sharing :)

Jacqui

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Dorian
Posted 2009-04-18 9:46 AM (#25173 - in reply to #24952)
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Beautiful roses and cactus Sally!! My dh enjoys the pads of the cactus too, in certain Mexican dishes. And we've made jam before with the fruit, but I don't like dealing with all them spines!

I wish my rose garden was as big as yours!!! They are just gorgeous. My favorites are the old heirloom varities, but I can't find any locally and haven't been able to order some. Sigh~ one day!

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Posted 2009-04-19 7:26 AM (#25225 - in reply to #25173)
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Ladies I just wanted to share pics of my beautful baby magnolia, it is only about 4' tall. All the  other Magnolias around here are either the beautiful pink ones or the Magnolia stellata with the gorgeus white starry flowers. I had tobe different lol.. Jami I told Susan to smile ;)

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Dorian
Posted 2009-04-19 9:10 AM (#25236 - in reply to #24952)
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Ohhh, ahhhh, those are beautiful Jacqui!
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Posted 2009-04-19 9:48 AM (#25240 - in reply to #25236)
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Oh Thank You Dorian :) I lubs my ickle Magnolia. When I got it , it was onlyabout 18" tall and I wasn't sure it would grow. but it has :)

JAcqui

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SallyC
Posted 2009-04-19 11:02 AM (#25248 - in reply to #24952)
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Magnolia's in Britian? Who knew. It's beautiful (I can't grow them here, way too dry!)
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Posted 2009-04-20 8:48 AM (#25275 - in reply to #24952)
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Growing up on a farm in KS, we had those cacti growing all over our pastures. We didn't have a clue that they were edible until Hispanic families used to come out & ask if they could harvest them. They would cart them out by the bushel & told us how they fixed them. That was sure a surprise to us.

Your gardens are beautiful.

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MsMeow
Posted 2009-04-20 9:07 PM (#25300 - in reply to #24952)
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Jacqui, I've never seen pink magnolias! How pretty! We had a "dwarf" magnolia in our front yard but ended up having to cut it down...it was too close to the house and was getting too big. Just goes to show that home builders don't have a clue about landscaping! I'm not sure if there is any such thing as a dwarf magnolia, or if ours was dwarf or not...it was sure getting big - branches rubbing off the shingles and garage floor cracking. We really miss it, though. Our back yard has nothing but grass and I keep suggesting to Mark that we should plant a magnolia in the middle!
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Posted 2009-04-21 9:08 AM (#25305 - in reply to #24952)
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Thanks, everyone ... I am really enjoying stopping in here and looking at all the pretty flowers and gardens ... not too many flowers here yet although I did see many daffodils in sunny spots amd the early trees were flowering during our travels on the weekend ...

my pansies are doing well ...

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Dorian
Posted 2009-04-21 7:14 PM (#25335 - in reply to #24952)
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Here is some more pictures, for your viewing pleasure.

My flowers are not all together, not like Sally's in beds. I have them scattered everywhere.

The roses by the fence are right outside my bedroom window. The others are down by the gate. The mini Iris's are outside my kitchen window. The white Iris's are just now starting to open, so I snap thier picture soon.





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buggalugs
Posted 2009-04-21 7:31 PM (#25337 - in reply to #25335)
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Oh Dorian thank you for sharing those :) They are so pretty :):)

JAcqui

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Posted 2009-04-22 11:02 PM (#25432 - in reply to #25337)
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oh jacqui!!  your magnolia is so beautiful!  quite different from our southern magnolias, but just as beautiful!

dorian, your flowers are wonderful also!

MORE!! MORE PICS, PLEASE!! 

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SallyC
Posted 2009-04-23 5:25 PM (#25487 - in reply to #24952)
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So pretty!! Thanks for sharing (I LOVE the min-irises!). We need more flowers!!
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SallyC
Posted 2009-04-29 6:00 PM (#25997 - in reply to #24952)
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here's a few I just took of garden--some wouldn't shrink small than over 100 so I'll make an album! (Jess, Cindy and Connie--feel free to delete album of flowers if I shouldn't have made it!)

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Dorian
Posted 2009-04-30 9:14 AM (#26025 - in reply to #24952)
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Lovely flowers Sally! Thanks for making an album. I need to do another walkabout with my camera, I have lots more roses and iris's blooming now.
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Posted 2009-04-30 9:57 PM (#26066 - in reply to #24952)
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I started an album on Photobucket.... here is the link.... but meanwhile, I needed to share a few pics....
This fern will be 4' across and nearly 3 1/2 feet tall by mid June.

This is what it looked like a week and a half ago, when i cleaned off all the old dead fronds.





this is what it looked like this morning as I was leaving for work....




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Posted 2009-04-30 10:01 PM (#26068 - in reply to #24952)
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here is the link to the album
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Dorian
Posted 2009-05-01 9:11 AM (#26081 - in reply to #24952)
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Lovely yard Denise! The  pink looks so nice with all the green.
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Posted 2009-05-01 3:17 PM (#26108 - in reply to #24952)
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We have 5 of those huge fir trees, on a 75 x 130' lot!!! I gave up on veggies about 4 years ago.... not enough sun. I've decided that native plants such as ferns, plus hostas, hardy fuchsias, and a few other shade lovers are the only thing I'll plant in the ground. I do put some annual color in pots and window boxes. I'll most likely do that in the next couple of weeks. 6 years of nursery management taught me to be patient..... it is so hard tho.... I want color, I want it now!
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Posted 2009-05-01 4:42 PM (#26113 - in reply to #26108)
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gawjus flowers, sally!

denise, i soooo enjoyed peeking through your album!  *sigh* i can only wish i had a green thumb   thanks for sharing!

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Dorian
Posted 2009-05-10 9:16 AM (#26624 - in reply to #24952)
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Lovely flowers in your album Milica.

Here are a few more pics. I can't remember what the purple daisy like flowers are called , but they sure look beautiful mixed in with my roses and iris's. I'll have to remember to take a picture of my Hollyhocks too, that dh got me for Mothers Day. We put them in this same bed (with the pink roses/iris/daisy flowers).





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Posted 2009-05-10 10:17 AM (#26632 - in reply to #26624)
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Thanks Dorian - we have hollyhocks in France at our house and we have them in all colours, I particularly like the dark wine coloured ones the best, I will try and remember to take piccies when I'm next out at the house!

Here in the UK we mainly have shrubs and conifers in the front apart from the 4 different clementis and two climbing rose bushes that are on the house and garage walls - this is a very low maintenance garden as DH is not a gardener, it always used to be my job to look after the garden when I was at home when the children were very young!

He is in the middle of completing gutting the back garden as we have been here 24 years now and everything just got too big and woody so we are redesigning the whole garden.  It is a mess at the moment as the lawn has been dug up and there is a huge mountain of sawn tree/bush debris waiting to be taking to the tip!  I'm sure we will get them sometime soon.

One of my orchids that sits in the Bay window is in flower at the moment, it will have a total of about 20 flowers but not all of them are opened yet - here is a piccie of what it looks like now -  I have nutured both orchids as they were bought for me last summer when I had my first operation and whilst we were away in France the kids forgot to water any of my plants and these were nearly dead when I came back    The one that is in flower is pale pink and the one that is still growing new stems is a pale rust colour.

 





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buggalugs
Posted 2009-05-10 1:31 PM (#26636 - in reply to #26632)
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Dorian what beautiful flowers :) thank you for brightening my day :)

Milica those orchids are looking so pretty :d I can't wait to see the rust ones too :)

Jacqui

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Gerda
Posted 2009-05-10 2:20 PM (#26641 - in reply to #24952)
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Lovely flowers, Dorian and milica!! Dorian, I think the purple daisy-like one is Osteospermum - my dear granddaughters bought me a purple and a yellow one for Mother's Day! and I would love to see the rust one, one day, too.

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SallyC
Posted 2009-05-10 4:38 PM (#26648 - in reply to #24952)
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I've added some photos of flowers and veggies frm garden
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Posted 2009-05-10 5:05 PM (#26652 - in reply to #26648)
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Sally

Took a look in your album - you have a lot of fruit and veggies, is it you or your husband that is green fingered?  You sure have some beautiful plants.

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Posted 2009-05-10 8:23 PM (#26654 - in reply to #24952)
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Milica,
I planted almost all of the flowers and flowering bushes but Johnny planted most of the veggies and does most of the basic gardening these days (since he's retired and I'm not!) We built the beds together. I started the 'new' pomgranites from cuttings (the entire back yard has poms along the 'utility road' (some of the really tall green bushed in photo backgrounds, the rest are assorted citrus.) Johnny planted and cares for all the citrus, including bringing me fresh squeezed juice!
I did have to do some gardening today after taking piccies--the morning glories and lantana were taking over! Had never gotten the lily stalks out of 'country bed'. It's a bit neater now!
Your orchids are gorgeous.

Dorian, beautiful flowers--keep 'em coming! I do love flowers so!

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