What's Blooming in June: What a fun and lovely article!

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What's Blooming in June

By LarryR
June 28, 2012

This month's mystery blossom contest winner is a very special person. Come on in and check him out!

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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Jun 27, 2012 6:43 PM CST
What a fun article about Dave Hurray! Hurray! I first "met" Kerria when we moved here to North Carolina and it is then I also found it was called "yellow rose of Texas"

Larry, your photo's are lovely! Just stunning! I can't believe you're going through a drought. Dave, your lovely blue plant is surely a winner for surviving such a horrid drought Hurray!

This entire article was such a joy to read - thank you!

Looking forward to next month's!

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 27, 2012 9:40 PM CST
I have to agree with everything Vicki said in her above post.
Loved ready it and loved looking at the close ups of the photos. Really is hard to believe you are in a drought.

Dave your vitex is beautiful, and what a tough plant it is.
Name: Larry Rettig
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LarryR
Jun 27, 2012 11:57 PM CST
Thanks for those enthusiastic comments Vicki and Lynn. Smiling

Our gardens probably look the best they've ever looked at the moment. That's because we've been watering like crazy, as there will be a wedding in them on Friday (our fourth one so far). If the drought continues into July--and there is every indication that it will--there is no way we can afford to keep watering. We're also expecting a watering ban to materialize at some point. We'll ask for an exemption for those plants that are historic, very old, or both.
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CarolineScott
Jun 28, 2012 4:03 AM CST
I enjoyed the article on the "Yellow Rose of Texas" and on Dave.
He certainly has many interests, and that will be good for the children.
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
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LarryR
Jun 28, 2012 10:03 AM CST
Dave leads an amazing life no matter how you slice it. His children will definitely benefit from his many talents and his wisdom. But let's not overlook Trish. She is equally talented. Together they make awesome parents! Thumbs up
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 28, 2012 10:26 AM CST
I agree They make sure a wonderful team.
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Jun 30, 2012 10:37 AM CST
Just now popping in and seeing this.

Great job, Larry. The write-up AND the photos are great! And of course the winner is always interesting to read about! Good goin', Dave!

And glad to read about the 'breast cancer' donation of the hydrangea. I'll have to add that selection to my inventory and continue in the same vein.

Shoe
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
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LarryR
Jul 1, 2012 11:26 PM CST
Thanks for those kind words, Shoe. Glad you liked the article. I tip my hat to you.
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!

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