fascinated with my hibiscus

by Katrina
(Zamboanga City, Philippines)

These are some of my collections.


My hibiscus blooms are so beautiful and I love to see them every morning, their colors are so exotic.

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Pretty !
by: GardenJoy

What gorgeous flowers !

very pretty
by: Anonymous

Those are very pretty. Carol

LOOKS BRILL
by: CAROLINE

GOD..THEY LOOK GORGEOUS..
I HAVE A HIBISCUS THAT MY SISTERINLAW BOROUGHT ME..BUT IT HAS NOT DONE SO GOOD THIS YEAR..

Beautiful !
by: GardenJoy

No Wonder you are fascinated ... they are gorgeous !

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At the Garden's Edge

by Donalda
(Coldwater,Ontario,Canada)

A Hairy Woodpecker looking a little worse for the wear.

A Hairy Woodpecker looking a little worse for the wear.

An old sumac that has seen better days stands at the edge of our garden.It is a favourite place for the birds and butterflies to land as they fly to and fro to feed in the flowers.It also provides much needed food for the winter birds,and those that return too early in spring. Here sits a Hairy Woodpecker,looking a little worse for the wear himself,as he emerges from a molt. He was just passing through checking things out.

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Quick and Sharp !
by: GardenJoy

Donalda .. I know you must have had to be quick to take this shot .. birds just don't want to pose for us ! haha
Great job ! .. I have a Staghorn Sumac and yes, the birds love them ..
Joy : )

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Camoflauge is everything.

by Donalda
(Coldwater,Ontario,Canada)

We have weeping willows,belonging to our neighbour, hanging over a corner flower garden. Because of these trees it is very difficult to get plants to do well under the trees because of the shade and lack of moisture.We have learned to let it seed itself down each year. The results are plants that will survive in this environment .Many are cosmos,brown eyed susans(the wild type) with some cone flowers mingled in.Altogether this produces a rather thick under growth. This big old toad decided that it was a great place to live, cool and protected.

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Amazing!
by: Eric

It's amazing how something that is and looks so different can blend in so well.

Eeeeuuuuuwwww !
by: GardenJoy

I have to laugh when I look at this picture ! it took me a little while to see what it was .. then the girlie side of me said Eeeuuuuwwww !
I hope you don't mind ..Good shot ! : )

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Colorado High Mountain Retreat

by Dotsy Gigliotti
(Steamboat Springs, CO USA)

Come Sit Down

Come Sit Down

At 7400 feet elevation my garden is built around the walls of a circular brick courtyard so that I can dig, weed and water without my feet leaving the dry brick.

Beyond is natural growth and a Backyard Wildlife Habitat.
Bear, moose, deer, porcupine, red fox and coyote are regular visitors.

A drip and soaker irrigation system surrounds the courtyard and allows us time away without fear of anything getting too parched. Now if I could just get the big annual pots in the system, too!


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Invitation
by: Linda

Your invitation is very inviting! What a great place to relax and enjoy life! Beautiful picure!

Lovely Ambiance
by: Teri

What a lovely place to spend your time in!! I am now investigating the pots that have an apparatus under the soil that supposedly waters whenever needed.

Have you had any experience with these.

Regards

Teri

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My very first Garden

by Donna
(Northern Ontario)

I am Hooked on Gardening!

I am Hooked on Gardening!

My first hand at Gardening to my surprise all has gone very well. The one problem I am having is finding any info on the large plant, the blue plant on the trellis, that was already planted when we moved in.

It seems not one person can tell me what this plant is. I planted most every other ones, Pansies, my favorite, The Dwarf shrubs, Black Jacks, Lavender, Chives. People can not believe the size of my Pansies and how long they have lasted.

I planted them rather early in the spring with most saying it was too early but they made it just fine.

I'm planning to turn this garden into a rock garden next spring. The yard isn't that big so it is perfect for my plans. I can hardly wait to get this going.

Over the winter I will design this and pick the plants I would like to have.

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This plant may be............
by: Anonymous

Looks to me like wild indigo maybe? plant too far away to really tell.

BLUE MYSTERY
by: YVONNE MARTIN

YOUR DESIGN IS BEAUTIFUL, THE COLORS ARE GREAT, CLOSER WOULD BE PERFECT

Blue Plant?
by: Anonymous

Suggest doing a google image search for Baptisia 'Indigo Blue' - could be?

Shot is just taken too far away to tell.

Can you send a close-up?
by: Ferne, Kamloops, B.C.

Your blue plant is too far away to tell what it is. A close up will probably make it easy to identify.

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Globe Thistle

by ron
(salt spring island, B.C., Canada)

globe thistle

globe thistle

I love these guys, and they look especially nice in the late afternoon. They were a big hit with both bees and spiders. Put out a baby plant this year that will find another place in the garden this Fall.

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Cool
by: CarolAnn

Very cool looking..great pic! Thanks..

unearthly forest
by: Cathy D

an unearthly forest - what perspective!
ghostly!

Too much of a good thing!
by: Ferne, Kamloops

Nice photograph....and they ARE pretty and easy plants to grow. Do you have a whole patch of them? I have to make sure I remember to cut mine down before the seeds start to fall (any day now). I'm always pulling and re-pulling the volunteers from those times I didn't. Long tap roots make these stubborn things to get out once the seed hits the ground. So it's not such a favourite with me anymore.

Gorgeous Glob Thistle !
by: GardenJoy

What a beautiful picture of the Globe Thistle ! I love the light and shade values .. makes it even better .. I hope my patch will grow to look as good as that !
Well Done !

Globe Thistles are lovely
by: Donalda

Globe thistles are beautifully unique plants.They can be attractive at all stages of their growth with the correct background.

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A volunteer in a container of Rose Campion at a plant exchange...

by Carrie
(Dorchester, NB, Canada)

5' Teazel

5' Teazel

This Teazel has grown to over 5' and dominates my hillside garden, I am not certain that I really want it, but it does provide some interest.

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Wow !
by: GardenGal

That is an amazing picture .. such crisp lines in the forefront and soft lines of the background. Great contrast ! Well Done !

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Spring Lilly

by Heather
(Wyandotte, MI)

I took this one May morning after a rain shower, and it just looks so fresh and alive. I feel like I could reach into the picture and touch it.

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Excellent subject
by: Danny Blaze

I just wanted to thank you for sharing this photo. It is an excellent subject and the emotion it brings to me is just like you say, "fresh and alive". Thanks for the photo!

Beautiful !
by: GardenJoy

White is a difficult conten in flower pictures .. you did a great job ! .. love the water drops .. it really adds a 3D affect to it !
Joy : )

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Old Rose Taking a Milk Bath

by Heather L. Black
(Wyandotte, MI)

This is a rose that was growing in my yard when we bought our home. I've never known what it is exactly, but after I bought a rose at a garden center, this rose started fighting black spot. This picture is proof that with diligence one can be successful with organic gardening practices. (Look closely for the milk on the leaves)

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Vivid & Luscious
by: Cathy D

I can almost smell these beautiful pinks! How vivid the pink, how luscious the greens! Bravo.

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My purple flower beauty

by Michelle McFadden
(Peoria.IL)

Taken on one summer evening

Taken on one summer evening

I'm not sure what kind of flower is this. I do know its's one of my favorite

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A Flax (Blue but is more of a purple)
by: Anonymous

It is spelled Flax (blue version ) I have started some seedlings and are now starting to pop above the soil. Mine should be the blue as well. ^.^ They grow easy and can be found along side of the roads. Have such a great perfume that is put off by them and go quite well with other lanky slim looking flowers.

Flox
by: Anonymous

Search Results
FLOX - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Blue Flocks
by: Anonymous

These are flocks. The perennial kind. They smell good and butterflies and bees love them. Easy to take care of. They do better if you can feed them a little plant food after a few years. I love them, too.

Purple flower
by: Hettie

I think it's a phlox too.

purple flower?
by: Anonymous

Is is a flocks?

One of my favorites Too
by: Anonymous

phlox

flower
by: Anonymous

it looks like verbena!

climitus maybe?
by: Anonymous

kinda looks like a climtus in a way the flowers do any way

LOOKS LIKE---
by: LINDA GASTON

THIS LOOKS LIKE A TYPE OF PHLOX!! POSSIBLY WOODLAND OR SUMMER PHLOX!! AND, YES, THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL.

You Pic
by: Anonymous

It looks like a Phlox

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Afternoon Sun

by John Bullivant
(Bainbridge Island, WA, USA)

Afternoon Sun through Delphiniums & Acer

Afternoon Sun through Delphiniums & Acer

I took this picture in June this year just as the mid-afternoon Sun backlit the delphiniums and Japanese Maple. Backlit plants can be really spectacular.

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You're doing a good job
by: Mum

Nice to see such warm colours

colours
by: El Toro

Beautifully warm

Wonderful Lighting !
by: GardenJoy

This setting is so pretty ! .. it really grabs us when we see that special light filtering through. You caught it ! Thanks for sharing !

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Canna Lily

by Carol
(Edmonton Alberta)

This new ceramic pot was potted up with a variety of plants. The canna grew bigger than I expected. Next year I have a semi tall yellow grass that I will try with it and a orange/yellow begonia.

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Beautiful!
by: Anonymous

It's beautiful! How big is your pot?

Wonderful look
by: Craig-from Magrath

This is the first year we have grown this and it is a wonderful plant. Seeing that we are both from the same climate group, what is the best way to winter it and are the bulbs seperatable? Yours is a wonderful plant and I thing you have done a wonderful job.

Wow !
by: GardenJoy

All I can say is what a pot ! .. it is funny, no matter how long we garden ... we still have surprises in store for us .. and this is wonderful.
Good job on the picture !
Joy : )

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Riley and the flowers.

by Carolyn
(Gold River, Nova Scotia)

My Greatgranddaughter Riley in one of my gardens smelling the flowers.

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"Nature's Beauty"
by: Christa, Kingston

WOW!!!
What a beautiful photograph.You don't need to say a lot, this speaks for itself. What a sweet child, blending right in with the landscape. I am sure, when she is around, the sun ALWAYS shines. Sending you and your Riley "Bear Hugs"

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A Hummer

by Donalda
(Coldwater,Ontario,Canada)

A Watchful Eye

A Watchful Eye

This past week the hummers have been feeding heavily ,not to mention the chasing and the bickering that has been going on among them , as some try to dominate the feeders and the flowers. They will soon be ready to fly south , only to return next spring. Here is one hummer as he keeps a watchful eye for intruders of his own kind.They have a habit of ambushing one another from among the flower foliage .

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Perfect !
by: GardenJoy

What a great picture ! .. you have to have your camera close at hand to get a picture like this .. good job !

Amazing
by: Anonymous

Amazing close up of such a fast flyer...guess he had to stop for a sip!

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Moon flower

by Gloria
(Dover, PA)

Moon Flowers

Moon Flowers

These moon flowers came up by seeding themselves from a plant 4 feet away. As you can see, they are taking over the walk.

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In My Grandmother's garden
by: Anonymous

My grandmother had these in her garden and she called them old fashion angel trumpets. The seeds would fall and multiply like crazy. I also have these in my garden and where the seeds fell last year I have an area of about 6ft x 4ft where new plants are coming up.

moon flower
by: Anonymous

Ingesting the seeds is poisonous.

Moon flower
by: Anonymous

I have grown moon flowers for years. They bloom at night. They open at dusk and my kids used to watch them open. They take about a minute to spiral open, so they are very interesting to watch. Mine reseed themselves every spring. I have them growing on the South side of my house in an enclosed area. I know they are poisonous, but I have never had a reaction to them. I have allergies so I would have expected something! I also have dogs and nothing has ever happened to them when they are around the plant. They are beautiful to grow and rather tall. Mine are waist high every year. The foliage grows about 6 to 8 inches a night once they sprout. There are tons of plants that are considered poisonous. This plant is worth having. It is simply beautiful.

joybell
by: Anonymous

Always wanted to grow these but the poisonous thing kept me from it because of children. They are gone, so I obtained two from a friend. Are only the seeds poisonous? Since children visit still, and they don't mess with my flowers. Is handling them a problem and should I be concerned about wearing gloves when handling or giving to neighbors? Thanks

about the Moon Flower
by: Anonymous

I have started a bunch of these and wanted to see what they look like and how big they get as well as how much room they require. I see you have them as well. I never have grown these but my mother did. But she told me they only bloom at night with the light from the moon and is why they called them Moon Flowers. But I see yours is growing and blooming during the day. How did you get them to and is it a Myth? lol Lovely ...I do hope mine gets that pretty. and are they not a vine? I thought they were. ^.^ Now may have to find another spot to place them. I was going to place them with a lattice in a corner of the front. But now not sure cause they look as though they need more room.

These are Datura
by: Doug

These are Datura and indeed they will take over an area. Simply understand they are poisonous. Lovely to look at though.

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Goldfinch nibbling on bachelor button

by Judy
(Ontario, Canada)

GOLDFINCH

GOLDFINCH

I was standing in my enclosed porch and noticed several goldfinches enjoying the plant. I took the picture from behind glass doors, so it is a bit cloudy. I would have lost the moment if I had opened the door and gone outside as they were just about 15 feet away from my position.

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Cool pic
by: Doug

This is a very cool pic - and not only that but you're going to have a bumper crop of Bachelor Buttons next near as this one was spreading seed as well as eating it. :-)

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My Son's Den

by Caroline
(LANGPORT, SOMERSET)

WELL, MY BETTER HALF MADE OUR SON A ARMY DEN. IN OUR BACK YARD.. LUCKY MY NEIGHBOUR HAD A PASSION FRUIT GROWING ON THE FENCE.. SO I TRAINED IT 2 GROW OVER THE DEN.. NOW IT LOOKS REALLY GOOD..

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who's the daddy
by: Anonymous

great
can i order 3 with the growth around them

What a den!
by: Nigel & Jill

Congratulations.
Well done Caroline I reckon I could live in that.
What a superb job done.
Can you come and train my clamatis to stop growing over our roof?.

Cool Idea
by: Barry/Shirley

What a Cool idea early training for the forces

scented shelter!
by: Anonymous

I bet it smells good, too!

Passion Flower
by: Carol

WOW This is amazing !!!
I love Passion Flowers.........
What a clever way to cover a kids den.

Lovely picture

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Chicken feeder with portulaca (moss rose)

by Gloria
(Dover, PA)

Moss Rose

Moss Rose

This is a chicken feeder that I bought several years ago and decided to plant these salmon colored moss rose in. They have done so well in it.

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Cute !
by: GardenJoy

It is amazing what we can use for containers .. especially with this annual it is ready to take on just about any conditions and BLOOM in spite of them !

Portulaca
by: Linda

I love portulacas...they are never fail plants...even had some survive the winter (in pots no less!) and they have grown to be really lush through our spring and summer season. Your salmon color is beautiful and I love the chicken feeder..terrific idea!! I always enjoy seeing how clever gardeners are with their potted plants.

Creative
by: Anonymous

Hi, it looks very nice, you are very creative! Good job.

Neat idea!
by: Ferne, Kamloops, B.C.

What a neat idea...It really suits the portulaca. Who would guess what its original purpose was,

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