Butterfly on Lantana

by Valerie
(Rock Port, MO)

More of the plantings for the butterflies

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Cosmos

by Peter
(UK)

cosmos

cosmos

grown in my patio

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Beautiful
by: Audrey in Baltimore

Beautiful, simply beautiful.

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Kitty Coleman Gardens, Comox, BC

by Nicki Goff
(Vancouver Island, BC)

Pond and Bridge, Kitty Coleman Gardens

Pond and Bridge, Kitty Coleman Gardens

This 40+ acre public garden is filled with surprises - ponds, trails, and hundreds of rhododendrons, for which it is famous. I took this photo at the Rhodo and Art Festival in May, 2008

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TRI-POND's, under contruction, an Mid-Winter Start??

by wkeithscott
(TO, ON.. warmer Canada..)

Out with the Feb. OLD, Soon in with the New Pond.

Out with the Feb. OLD, Soon in with the New Pond.

HI ALL: I luv to study pictures, read about 'water pond's', and there are some 'beauties'..posted with Doug G... great site.
In urban setting's, our 'plot-space' is often limited, if we wish to have an larger, well planned garden. To my dismay, when I installed my small ponds, some 30 yrs. ago, I was less pleased, with one element of, 'it' all. I elevated, 'much to high', an base, as well constructed an concrete waterfall, sort of cataract, on an centered acme point. Elsewhere hear, it's featured in my presentation, a picture doesn't alway's give you an realistic viewpoint, of the design-balance, nor all the elements of the selected, special pond-garden .
That elevation of the urban pond, was something I wish'd to change, and merely lower it all, less profile so to speak, as well eliminate some dominant aspect's, as in too much stone.
But, to start later this spring, I've had great difficulty, imaging anything different, with this whole place entact. Consequently, I took advantage last week, late February, an few warmer days, Toronto, ON..Canadian winter-no less, to make an serious attempt, to demolish.
Part thereof, the main hill elevation, and it was an major 'construction-demolish-chore', an mere 4-5 tonnes of rock/timbers to excavate, & junk 'away..just in time...an major 3-4 snow day's underway. Call it good timing, or just lucky.
I guess the now snowy picture of the hill, in an modest, managable slope will enable me to better plan/design, soon an new phase.
An new beginning's, an better balalnce, lower profile, smaller footing, safer easier to manage, for this yes.
My baby garden. My favourite thing thing.
My TRI-Pond. The Tri is not in Try. But, as in an triage, of small but separate, closely held ponds.
Unfortuneately, I couldn't easily lower the upper concrete featured-cataract-water fall, as the substantial base, didn't allow that flexibility. But, somehow, I'll meet the 'homespun design' challenge all by myself.
I like, to do things my way, it's not easy to come to an decision, at 3 score and 10, to reevalute, and 'redo', near every all over again.
But, that's the decision, 'made', and underway, at present time, or at least deferred to mid April...for 'natch' the main lower pond, is frozen solid.
I'm, very stiff, and sor...to have accomplishedso much in 'mere mid-winter's blah', to get off to an better re:start.
So, now we have snowy small hill, that looks like, an child's, special folklore, an Nanny Goat Hill, of long ago.
So Long:, I'm so grateful, to Doug green, and his special, gardening multiple site, venues, information, surely the bsest in the land.
Thank You, Doug, semi-retirement...now that's an laugh, for your help...I give room & board, by the week.
Signed k +

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Beautiful Peonies

by Mary K.
(Warren, Michigan)

Peonies

Peonies

This picture was taken in early June in front of my Michigan home. Beautiful flowers! They are so heavy, so I took 2 tomatoe cages and put them together to form a large basket around each plant..results..upright plants with hundreds of beautiful Peonies!

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Woww..
by: Anonymous

Breathtaking!

love peonies
by: jen

wow...beautiful peonies!

WOW!
by: Robin

Very jealous here in Florida... my gawd that is a beautiful bed!

BEAUTIFUL
by: Nancy

your flowers are so pretty! I live in Calif.(central) and have tried once to grow peonies with no luck. Disappointing. Never tried again. Your picture is nice . Thank you

Peonies in Texas
by: Melissa

I live in South Central Texas and have been told that the reason mine have never bloomed is that they require a fairly long period of very cool weather. I've been told that the Sarah Bernhardt variety may bloom here, but haven't tried yet. What variety do you grow in North Texas?

weak stems
by: Anonymous

I live in western ky. and wonder why my peonies have weak stems? i do use stem cages.

They are so beautiful
by: Melissa Smith

I live in Texas where Peonies will not bloom. I am so jealous of your absolutel stunning Peonies. I can almost smell them through your pic. Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful
by: Jeannene Cloutier

These flowers are just beautiful and made a great arrangment for my table! Great job mom !

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Spring is coming!

by Jan
(Cincinnati, Ohio)

Aconite and Snowdrops

Aconite and Snowdrops

These yellow Aconite and white Snowdrops are such a welcomed sight in my woods today! Even though their blossoms are small, after our record snowfall winter, they are a sight to behold. They both multiply easily and the Aconite foliage disappears by late spring/early summer in our zone 5-6

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Brilliance in nature

by Danny Blaze
(Merced, CA USA)

Pink Hibiscus

Pink Hibiscus

I caught this beauty on one of my neighborhood walks. This was a flower that was on a plant the was at least 7 feet tall and just popped with color! I don't know what the name of this flower or plant is, but I do know it is a keeper!

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Hibiscus or Rose of Sharon
by: Burnice

The photos and information on this website are excellent. The photo of the pink hibiscus reminds me of the rose of sharon bushes we have along the back and sides of our back yard. They are beautiful. My favorite is the white rose of sharon with the burgundy center. We also have mauve, all white, and pink rose of sharon. They also remind me somewhat of hollyhocks my Father had in our vegetable garden many many years ago!

Hibiscus
by: Anonymous

This is a Hibiscus

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Lotus pond

by PJ Mitchell
(Murfreesboro, TN USA)

Lotus

Lotus

This is pictures of my Lotus Pond..hope you enjoy as much as I do. They have been so beautiful this year.

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Thank you for sharing these beauties!
by: Anonymous

Elegant, clearly graceful!

Thank you
by: Anonymous

Just to say thanks...glad you enjoyed.

So pretty
by: Natalie

Gorgeous -- what a sweet pleasure to look at a lotus. Thanks for posting...

lotus
by: debbie

beautiful!

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Stanhope Heritage Museum Garden

by Karen Sloan
(Haliburton, Ontario, Canada)

Stanhope Museum Garden

Stanhope Museum Garden

This garden is located in Haliburton County, Ontario, Canada. It consists of several plots, which are all organically grown. An herb garden, veggie garden, and not shown is the perennial beds surrounding the museum itself. Most of the veggies are heirlooms, and we grow Citron Melons, with which marmalade is made and sold for fundraising. (It sells out every year, and we`ve won first prize at the Ontario Culinary Historian`s `Mad for Marmalade`competition! I plant and maintain the whole thing, and thought this would be a great place to share.
Thanks for viewing and happy gardening!

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Butterfly Heaven

by Valerie
(Rock Port, MO)

When my flowers are peeking in July, you can pull in the driveway and the butterflies just swarm. I plant everything for the butterflies and hummingbirds!

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Tranquility
by: Anonymous

Beautiful picture! I could sit around all day and watch the birds and plants if only I had a bit more time. It is nice to take it all in once in a while and just stop and "smell the flowers". This picture almost takes you there!

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bumble bee

by brinda hunt
(sarniaon ca)

dinner time

dinner time

i got a cybershot camera and took this on a bush i was amazed at the detail ..:)

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Bumble bee
by: Moni

They are great pollinators.
Great photo!

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Four Whites

by Nicki Goff
(Gabriola, BC)

Four white double tulips from my garden.

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Summer Busy Bee

by Danny Blaze
(Merced, CA USA)

Busy Bee on a Summer Day

Busy Bee on a Summer Day

Sorry about that folks, I forgot to upload the picture!

I just wanted to share this with all the nature lovers here. I will be submitting more photos of the flowers in my garden (once I get it started) and other from around my little neighborhood. If someone could, let me know what flower this little be is on. I don't know anything about flowers other than basis and that is negligible.

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Salvia rather than Lavender
by: Moni

Danny
Looking at the flower again esp in light of the bee vs fly issue and photo quality. It might be the annual blue salvia rather than lavender the flower head looks similar. However as I look at the individual flower that may be salvia. The salvia plant has foliage that is wider at the stem then tapers to a point. The Lavender foliage is very narrow and silvery gray/green...and very fragrant. Hope that helps.
Where did you get the plant? Do you know if it is perennial(stays around all year)? I do not know the weather situation where you are in CA, do you get frost? Frost would kill annual salvia but not lavender.
You might Google these flowers and see what you think.

Thanks for the comment.
by: Danny Blaze

Actaully that is a honey bee. Unfortunately the reduction of the photo takes away from the closeness of the actual photo itself. But I can see how you would see that. :-)

Flower fly on Lavender
by: Moni

Looks like flower flies or hover flies on lavender flowers to me.

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My favorite climber

by myrna
(Canada)

Red Blaze

Red Blaze

It is three years old in this photo

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climbing roses but not doing much
by: christle

it is really bueatiful i have climbing roses that are about 3 years old but they are scraggly and not doiung much but they do bloom occasionaly

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