Moonflower Macro

by Linda
(Hendersonville, NC, USA)

Moonflower in full splendor

Moonflower in full splendor

This was my first year growing moonflowers, and grow they did !! Fantastic flowers that smell so good.

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Fennel seeds

by GardenJoy
(Kingston Ontario)

I usually start snipping the top of the fennel seed heads by now, but I would really like to wait this year for them to mature and harden. Another little bottle of magic herbs to give away to friends These are such wonderful aromatic herbs with a light anise scent. I'm still waiting for those butterflies that enjoy these gems !

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Bananas under a blue sky

by mike green
(garland tx)

banana split, hmmmm

banana split, hmmmm

i grew these bananas in zone 8 at my lake house near Dallas tx Musa Bajoo considered one of the most cold hardy bananas . i have heard of people growing these in zone 6

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A little bit of Mexico in Dallas

by Michael
(Garland TX)

This is my palm pool garden in Garland TX a surburb of Dallas TX . i grow many cold hardy palms.

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Help!!!
by: Anonymous

Michael, just saw your pictures and was wondering what the names of the palm trees you have in the orange & Yellow pots.....and the hot pink plant. Also, what palms are cold hardy for the Dallas area? I live in Rowlett. Thanks you!!!
Sandy H.

palms survive winter freeze?
by: Anne in FL

I'mso jealous, your pool area looks like a resort! How do these palms survive winter there, I know Dallas gets freezing temps and sometimes snow...?

lovely
by: Debby

what a beautiful paradise you have created!

aaaahhhh
by: Anonymous

I don't know how to spell the sound that came out of my mouth when I saw this photo. BEAUTIFUL!!

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Butterfly with Wild Sunflower

by Patty
(Post Falls, Idaho, U.S.A.)

Butterfly with Wild Sunflowers

Butterfly with Wild Sunflowers

While visiting back east in my homestate of Illinois and walking with relatives through a housing development with a natural pond, I came upon butterflies making stops at these wild sunflowers. Illinois is trying to recapture the natural settings by letting native plants grow in urban areas. The wind was pretty brisk but I was able to capture one butterfly and get a result which I'm delighted with. I hope you are too, enjoy it.

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Amazing !
by: GardenJoy

Patty what a beautiful picture ! You caught a stunning moment in time there. Hope you kept the large format to print as a picture if you shot it with a digital camera. I forget to do that and have lost some great ones because I resized it too small.
Well done !
Joy

wild sunflowers
by: Anonymous

thank you! it's a great picture and I have lots of these growing around the perimeter of our yard and was curious as what they were. We live in southeast wi.

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North Texas lake jungle

by Michael
(Garland TX)

The jungle look

The jungle look

this is a picture of my lake house front yard jungle. lots of palms and tropicals

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Heuchera Beauty Colour

by GardenJoy
(Kingston Ontario)

I couldn't resist planting two of these unusual heuchera. It seems to flourish more in the Autumn than this past summer .. I guess I can't blame it .. too hot and dry to show off colours then .. but now ? wow !

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A lot of muscle and sweat pay off.

by Damianne
(Delaware, OH)

Before/After

Before/After

I moved into this residence approximately 1 1/2 years ago. There were no flowers and no landscaping. It was depressing.

I formed the bed by our driveway in the fall of our arrival and let it sit all winter. Then reworked it in the early spring of 2007. Added rocks for a border and some texture.

The "before" is from the end of April/beginning of May 2007. The "after" is mid-August of 2007 Finally some color to my landscape.

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wow!
by: novice gardner

i love those pictures am woking on sending mine the before and after

Lovely!
by: Anonymous

Very nicely done! Congratulations.

Tough act to follow
by: Dick

It took a lot of work and attracts attention; but it will need to be kept up. Now may be the time to review the plantings for any gradual changes in the future. I applaud those who puts effort into such a display. It encourages neighbors to rethink their landscapes, too.

Great job!
by: Moni

WoW what a difference a little hard work makes!
Do you hire out!!
That should add to your property value...it certainly adds curb appeal.
Now, to do something with that mail box.

pay off
by: Anonymous

great job!

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Its a jungle out there.

by michael
(garland tx)

plant em, grow em show em,

plant em, grow em show em,

this is the same pool in a a little bit of mexico pict just another angle i collect palms and have 75 palms in my entire collection,

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Toad Flax

by Garden Joy
(Kingston Ontario)

This is the second plant that I have with the descriptive word "toad" in it .. makes you wonder how many are there out there branded with TOAD ! haha
I have to admit I am a big fan of this plant as well .. flowering straight through the seasons while in one hot dry abusive spot in the garden. It is a wonderful willowy flowering plant ! : )

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Pink Dogwood Blossoms

by Penny
(Stevensville, Michigan)

Dogwood and Azaleas

Dogwood and Azaleas

These pink dogwood blossoms are perfectly complimented by the azalea bushes underneath.

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Flame lily

by Marilyn
(Cape Town, South Africa)

Apparently the Flame Lily was the national flower of Zimbabwe Africa. A friend gave me a present of a few bulbs when I had to move from my glorious home & garden to a small rented place. She thought these would cheer me up! And they have.

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Weed
by: Robin in FLorida

Rofl... I can't get RID of that stuff in my yard, so Karen don't fret about transplanting. I have jerked that stuff up by the roots and it still comes back. I finally gave up, but now am glad of it, because the hummingbirds love it.

Flame lily......
by: Karen

I had one of these plants grow in my yard last year. I am not a gardener so this isn't something I planted myself. It is the most beautiful flower I have seen...I thought it was a weed. Then it was gone after only about 2-3 weeks. NOW I notice there are about 7 plants starting to grow within a distance of about 2 feet. One is already showing the start of buds...I was wondering if they are poisonous or how well they transplant. If someone could help me I'd appreciate it. Karen, Florida

Flame Lily
by: Exiled

i remember back at the farm in Zimbabwe i saw one of these growing in the wild. This flower is an awe inducing spectacle, i will never forget that moment.

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Fuschia

by bryan
(France)

My favorite colours

My favorite colours

We have some lovely Fuschias in our garden, here is a Macro of one.

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Beautiful flower
by: Penny

So beautiful... Does that flower grow in the winter? If so, you are a lucky gardener! We had a foot of snow last night and are getting our exercise shoveling and shivering. Thanks for sharing and warming our hearts.

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Ninebark Summer Wine

by GardenJoy
(Kingston Ontario)

I really am amazed at this Ninebark retaining such a rich, dramatic colour through our wicked summer .. it just kept getting darker and darker and certainly made the best contrast of dark foliage I have seen yet in any plants !

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summer wine nine bark shrub
by: Jan

I have read so many articles on this shrub ,I have about 15 of them as a border between me and the neighbour , they are now about 5 yrs old ,,My question is ,should I cut them back after they flower ? I have read so many different articles of when to cut them back , if they need cutting back at all ? I am worried that if I cut them back and they don't produce their beautiful flowers next year , I will be so disappointed as they are such a beautiful shrub ! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated .

SUMMER WINE
by: Louise

May I please ask if Summer Wine produces suckers.

Thank you.

Yes ...
by: Anonymous

Hi Christa .. it is funny you should speak about the powdery mildew showing up. I haven't had that problem with the Summer Wine .. BUT .. it has shown up in Coppertina and Center Glow .. It may be just a little set back for them since both were just planted this year. My Summer Wine is on it's third year now with great open air circulation.
I really am a fan of Ninebarks now.
We lived in Holland for four years and we always amazed by Dutch gardens no matter how small . Were you able to see any of the Netherlands while you were in Europe ?
Joy

Re: Ninebark Summer Wine
by: Christa, Kingston

I agree with you, Garden Joy, we purchased 2 plants
this year, which we planted in two containers. As we are getting the garden ready for winter, we found some (we hope!!) suitable locations, where they are now "resting" and hopefully display another year of beautiful foliage. The only thing I've noticed, when I got back from my trip to Europe, the tips of the branches showed some powdery mildew. By pruning back these tips, I hope, next year will be better.

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Karly Rose seed head

by GardenJoy
(Kingston Ontario)

Yes .. I still go on about Karly Rose fountain grass .. so glad I have it I guess .. proud owner and can't help myself with the pictures .. but the camera saw so much more detail than I did with the naked eye (oops ! ) .. just thought I would share !

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Grass site
by: GardenJoy

Lorna ... this is my picture (GardenJoy aka Joy in Kingston Ontario).
I have lived in BC (Comox on Van. Island, so yes .. I know rain can be a problem)
This website I'm going to put here is a Canadian ornamental grass nusery. They are very good at figuring out what grass will suit your area ! Hope they can answer your questions .. Joy : )
http://www.bluestem.ca/

In the Rainforest?
by: Lorna

Hi Doug,
Your photo of the Karley Rose fountain grass is lovely. I'd love to have a bit more colour but as I'm writing from Prince Rupert, BC, and we get over 8 feet [2600mm] of rain as well as high winds much of the year, so I'm not sure how it would hold up in this set of conditions... Any thoughts on this? Many thanks, Lorna

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