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Mid-July Garden

posted by: michelle_zone4 on 07.19.2009 at 07:30 pm in Perennials Forum

Potager

A little of whats happening in my garden.

Pillar container

Foliage
Heliopsis Lorraine Sunshine seedling which is much more variegated than the mother plant.

I'm liking this weigela 'My Monet' the rabbits ate it to almost nothing this winter and it rebounded like a trouper.
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Zinnia Cherry and Ivory Swizzle
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This is such an intense blue.
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Wildflower bouquet from my walk the other night.
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clipped on: 10.02.2013 at 08:55 pm    last updated on: 10.02.2013 at 08:55 pm

Shade Tolerance of Geranium Patricia

posted by: denise133 on 06.20.2013 at 09:54 pm in Geranium Forum

Does anybody have some advice re the degree of shade tolerance of Patricia? Would it be similar to Rozanne?

Rozanne becomes leggy for me and then often disappears in areas with only a few hours of sun. Does great in sunnier spots though.

I saw Patricia at a garden centre today and I would really like to find a spot for her in my mostly shady garden!

Thank you in advance for any advice.

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clipped on: 09.20.2013 at 02:51 pm    last updated on: 09.20.2013 at 02:51 pm

Do Floribundas require a lot of care?

posted by: ptwonline on 09.03.2013 at 02:46 pm in Roses Forum

I'm still quite new to gardening and the only roses that I have had are the very low-care ones like Knockout and Flower Carpets. Only deadheaded them at my leisure instead of out of need, no spraying, little pruning needed so far and these things bloom like crazy.

The success in growing these has encouraged me to try new roses. For next year I was looking at some Rugosa hybrids to add more scent while staying low care, but the size and thorns make these poor options for my limited space especially by my front walkway.

So now I am looking at Floribundas. Are these roses still relatively low-care? Do they require much (if any) spraying and deadheading? I don't mind small amounts of deadheading, but the thought of having to deadhead all these blooms at once is daunting!

Any suggestions for Floribunda (or other low care) roses? I live in Toronto (my area is listed as 5b) but I'd prefer roses fully hardy to US zone 4 if possible. Looking for fragrance, good rebloom, and a size of 5x4 would be perfect, but anything close to that would be acceptable. Color doesn't matter so much right now, and I seem to like roses in pretty much every color I have seen. At least one true, deep red would be nice though.

Thanks! Hopefully this is a start of a lifelong rose passion.

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clipped on: 09.04.2013 at 07:49 pm    last updated on: 09.04.2013 at 07:49 pm

Have you used Ornamental Grasses successfully?

posted by: prairiemoon2 on 08.25.2013 at 06:44 am in Perennials Forum

I love Ornamental Grasses but so far, I've only used Pennisetum 'Hamelin' successfully. I have been slow to try others. I anticipate the work of moving them to be more than I want to cope with, so I've wanted to be sure when I use them, I won't want to move them. (g)

So, I would love to see your garden using ornamental grasses!

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clipped on: 09.04.2013 at 12:06 pm    last updated on: 09.04.2013 at 12:06 pm

Explosions of August

posted by: wieslaw59 on 09.10.2012 at 05:25 pm in Perennials Forum

August is basically the time of the biggest colour explosions in my garden. It's like everybody wants to make it before the winter(now or never). Here are some views:

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Phlox Eden's smile

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Helenium Rauchtopaz

Helenium Rauchtopaz

Aconitum paniculatum, the best of the summer blooming aconitums
Aconitum

Artemisia lactiflora Elfenbein

Artemisia Elfenbein
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Phlox Flamingo
Flamingo

Artemisia lactiflora Jane Russell

Artemisia Jane Russell

Veratrum nigrum
Veratrum nigrum

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Enjoy!

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clipped on: 08.31.2013 at 12:50 pm    last updated on: 08.31.2013 at 12:50 pm

the best& favorite climbing rose...

posted by: gardenlady48 on 03.19.2004 at 06:48 pm in Midwest Gardening Forum

Please tell me some of your favorite climbing roses for Illinois. I want something that flowers until fall, and hardy! Thanks

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clipped on: 08.31.2013 at 09:44 am    last updated on: 08.31.2013 at 09:44 am

Tidy Disease Resistant Climbers That Bloom Throughout the Season?

posted by: jmcbackyarddigger on 04.25.2012 at 01:55 pm in Roses Forum

Are there any climbers that are disease resistant that behave in much thee same way that the knock-out roses do?

Just curious. If not....any almost disease resistant climber that you could recommend.

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clipped on: 08.31.2013 at 09:35 am    last updated on: 08.31.2013 at 09:36 am