Category Archives: gardening

help me id these wildflowers I planted

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for the life of me Ican’t find any of these flowers on the net and my books I have. help, I didn’t save the package they came in like a dummy.

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here are my red morning glories my passionflower has a zillion buds on it ready tobloom I will take pictures and my blue morning glories have buds will take some of them too, when they bloom. but in the mean time, I can’t find plants that have leaves like these, what would you call it feather leaves or how would you describe it (so I can google it). thanks a bunch.

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good bye for now.

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late summer flowers

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red morning glories

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white butterfly bush, the butterflies and bees just love it and the fregrance fills the air after sunset, really nice.

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red crape myrtle my less cold tolerant of them all.

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my golden gate bloomed, I forgot to take pictures of it yesterday when it looked better than this, but Iknow they sent me the right color at least.

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my pink crape got even prettier,

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purple fountain grass not hardy for ohio, just an annual. thought it was pretty enough to buy.

Well that is all for now, have some wildflowers I planted that are about ready to bloom when they do I will post them, so enjoy these for now.

 

some changes in landscaping

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changed my bed a bit, I seen that purple fountain grass and thought it was beautiful, (not perennial around here) and changed it a bit and moved my caladiums into the ground instead using them at each end to create some kind of balance,

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my crape again, hope not boring you guys but it seems to be getting fuller and fuller and the colors more vivid,

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my bed gets more and more full without being overfull, my golden gate rose in the middle behind the horse and shells has a bud on it so I will get to see if they sent me the right rose, the morning glory is about to bloom, yea!

the sun is finally shining, can anyone explain why when we want rain is ti like no way but when we want sunshine it is like no way, it seems like summer is slipping away and it seems we missed alot of it, due to rain and cooler than average temp, yuck! talk to y’all later.

 

 

for my brother

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I will take more pictures of his fish downstairs at another time, here are some more of my crapes looking brighter since the sun is shining so brightly (after raining all night and the mosquitos getting really bad)

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remember this scenario? since summer here has been warmish (below normal) and wetter than normal that does’t mean this will be worst does it? YIKES!

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a night shot playing around with my camara.

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my figtree at night, love the shadows on the garage.

trying to get the hang of aiming and focusing.

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rose of sharon we got from tony’s mom, she wanted it removed as it was to close to her house we put it in the pasture, plenty of room there.

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this is a smaller one, which was part of the shrub hubby dug up and we divided it up,

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I am thinking since I like these so much next year I am going to plant them all along the edging there on the side of the house and plant flowrs at the base and maybe a a few  potted grass(like those purple ones I see with feathering that is purple) or some sort or palm maybe sitting on the mulch there? any other ideas? make it look tropical I know some people like caster bean plants personally I think they are beautiful but they are deadly so I wont’, unless htere is a similar plant that gets big and purplish that is safer.

well that is it for now, I was thinking next year I will rotor till the edges near the driveway edge it and mulch it (not sure with what) because I want to get a 3 foot iron works fencing where I can place potted plants like caladium, grasses potted or something similar not sure yet. possibly have a vine growing up and down the length (instead of climbing upward) that is perennial here, not sure yet.

thanks for stopping by.

crape myrtles blooming

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thought I would throw a picture of the passion flower we have, humm, I was thinking they are native to ohio come to find out they are not, they always come back every year from the root and flower beautifully. we save the seeds too.

When my red crape flowers I will post some pictures, these are red red. does anyone know if you save the seeds of the crapes if they grow true to type?

thanks.

new beginnings, middle part

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same now in july,

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june, so one for each month, see the changes?

I planted a topaz jewel next to the trellis with the morning glories, hard to see and a golden gate rose in the middle with a little fence around it. the rose that you can barly see in the first died so I removed it.

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in june, shortly after I put in the edging and mulch. notice I just planted the prickly pear and hortunia.

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in july notice the hortatunia start to spread, the prickly pear is growing, the end bush my crepe myrtle is like bushed out despite having some frost damage in may. I removed the hanging pots decide the area before my door was getting to cluttered and I wanted people to be able to see the plants easier so I spread things out more.

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before, during june whne they bloomed now they have slowed down,

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how do you like my makeshift arbor? I was trying ti keep costs way down my hubby said we are going over budget for things, so I spent 10 dollars for the poles (I had some already) and the eye screws and I had hte green wire already. what do you think? now I can keep the fence which I really like and have my arbor too, can’t beat that. will have to get back to you all later enjoy.

more of my flowers

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first sea holly we gained through seeds, very difficult I might add,

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same sea holly another angle

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same sea holly a bumble bee landed as I was taking pictures,

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a different sea holly in the same bed, bought these two at a garden center, saved me time, frustration in getting more seeds going, they do not bloom until the following year after the frost hits the leaves, some of them you have to put the seeds in pots and put in the refrigerator for a month, which I did so now I have 3 new plants that will bloom next year, yippe I aaaaaaaa!

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my red lilly hubby bought about a month ago while in bud, didn’t have any clue as to the color until I seen this, wow, really red this picture doesn’t do the reddness justice, it is really red!

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some kind of milk weed, very pretty

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my trumpet flowers, this vine takes a long time to mature (four years) before it produces flowrs this plant is about 7 years old started it from a little baby and it grew to be a beautiful mature plant, and it has caused me to find many baby ones in my yard which I will transplant somewhere in the fall, awesome. the other flowers are on a fairly dry hill that even most saplings can’t grow but these flowers seem to like it and od well, now if I could get myhubby to stop pushing me to mow that hill these guys could maybe spread faster (he doesn’t like the tall grass that grows there and turns a beautiful golden brown from when we had horses, I think it is timothy grass) the birds eat the seeds, I watch them do it lol. so cute really now that I have a tripod I am going to attempt to video the birds on the feeder through the window they can see me I hope the camara won’t bother them, and then if that works do the birdbath outside, will have to stay near my camara cause it will be outside and I want to keep eye on it, but will try to stay hidden if I can, they aer so pretty when they play in the water. hope you enjoy these pictures,

 

what color is my hollyhocks for real?

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this is what my holly hocks look like with the sun shining from behind through them and when it is not, notice how the seem to be glowing, no wonder this color of hollyhock exists it glows when the sun hits it, wow.

more roses and questions

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take a look at the fence panels, this rose you can tell by the extended canes (just grew this past month) it wants to climb, so rather than have to take all the canes out of the panels, (they would probably break if I did) what kind of apparatus can I use to let them climbe? i was thinking of a metal arch that would go on the sides of the panels and extend way up like a rainbow and over to the other side, but what would I use to give it climbing help? what if I use fishing line? now a arbor that has a side and extended top to the other end would work except it is expensive, any suggestions? I can’t take them out of the panels as they willprobably break off alot of the ends of the canes and I like the fence, is there any ideas of what I can make or buy that would work? thanks.all your gardeners and carpenters and such put your thinking caps on andhelp me help this rose.

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any suggestions to make this better? changes, add take away? the plants on the edges are hortutunia, I love these, should I add a fence change the hanging plants moving them? the big bush at the top is a crepe myrtel, the plant in the middle is a golden honeysuckle, the little bushy one is a crepe myrtle, the catci is pear,the little scrubby plant on the left is a rose I transplanted here,

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now what adjustments can go here? does anyone know why this rugosa (which looks like a tree rose) on the left there has bare stems? the one in the back is more leafed on it’s canes, the trellis is temporary for the morning glories but right in front of that a topaz jewel is going there, (yellow rugosa) should I lose the fence or change it, shall I move the hanging plants and put something else there like a statue or maybe a water feature? I seen those beautiful lilies at the naturleum and seen those lilies at the garden centere and I am thinking humm might just make a minature pond (maybe using a cereamic pot with no holes in it and fill with muck, water and plants? what say you? should I put plants or some hardscape behind the plants next ot the hallway/garage section? give me some ideas that won’t break the bank or evensometihng I can build ormake myself? is there something I can do with adding tall plants or hard scape to the varigated grass and snow on the mountain plants? maybe put a hanging planter there that is shorter thna the ones I have?  what can I do to make the window look bettr or hide parts of it? would a five foot lighthouse on a petastl which will be hidden by the plants work behind the plants in the corner of the garage/hallway work? thanks in advance