Garden Photos forum: Late August 2012 @ Joannabanana's

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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
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Joannabanana
Aug 20, 2012 3:14 PM CST
The days are shorter (~ 14 hrs daylight), the roofs were frosty the other morning and we are under a severe thunderstorm watch. Thought I had better take some photos today. Here's a little tour, starting with the front yard
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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Joannabanana
Aug 20, 2012 3:28 PM CST
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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Joannabanana
Aug 20, 2012 3:39 PM CST
To the veggies
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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woofie
Aug 20, 2012 5:01 PM CST
Wow, Joanne, your place is absolutely beautiful! You have done an amazing job with what appears to be a relatively small space. It is just breathtaking!
Hee hee, you obviously don't have big, diggy dogs to "help" you! Hilarious!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Tomato Heads Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Plays in the sandbox
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Paul2032
Aug 20, 2012 5:03 PM CST
It's easy to see that a true gardener...plantsman.....some one who loves plants lives here. Lovely garden.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Sherri Losee
Bloomington, IN (Zone 6a)
Sedums Region: Indiana Ferns Orchids Bromeliad Plays in the sandbox
Foliage Fan Cat Lover Dog Lover Daylilies Butterflies Birds
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sherrilosee
Aug 28, 2012 7:39 PM CST
Joanne, beautiful gardens! How wonderful to live where you can see the Aurora Borealis and not have to worry too much about the dreadful heat down here in the US! The view of the Rockies in the first pic is so beautiful!
We are stardust, we are golden;
and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden. ~ Joni Mitchell ~
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Joannabanana
Aug 28, 2012 7:48 PM CST
Thanks everyone! The days are noticeable shorter and it was close to freezing a few nights ago. The photo actual is a cloud, but I do have a mountain view down the back alley. We are about 1 hour drive from the Rockies. I hope we have a nice fall with warm temps. Some years the petunias look good right into October. By mid October, the days are just too short with 10-1/2 hour daylight for anything.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Aug 29, 2012 8:04 AM CST
Joanne, the gardens are glorious. I tip my hat to you. I am so impressed with the amount of care and attention shown in the photos. Truly a work of love and as beautiful as any garden I have ever seen. Lovey dubby
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Aug 31, 2012 9:13 AM CST
Joanne: I agree with everyone, your gardens are truly beautiful. Lovey dubby Your property must be the envy of the neighborhood! I love all the colors!

Wow, you are seeing frost on the roof's already? It's still hot and humid down here with no sign of cool weather in sight. It will be another four months before we see any sign of frosty roofs. I look forward to some cooler temperatures but hopefully this winter won't be as cold as the past two have been. I'm ready to go back to the Florida winters of old where we only had a night or two when temp's dipped into the low 30's. The past two winters here have been brutal on tropical plants.

I keep going back and looking at your pictures and I must ask, what is the tree with the pretty gray/blue leaves? I see them in the photo with the window boxes on the side of the house and the swing ... by the way, that looks almost identical to one I had for many years until it finally succumbed to the weather. I miss that swing.

Thanks again for sharing your part of the world ... your gardens are so lovely!

~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Joannabanana
Sep 4, 2012 8:27 AM CST
Hi Lin,

That tree is a Russian Olive. Funny story, I bought it and misread the tag. Thought it was going to be a 26 inch shrub, not 26 feet x 26 feet. It is about 10 years old. I trimmed it to tree-form when it was about 6 feet tall. I blooms in June and the fragrance is strong but beautiful.



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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Sep 4, 2012 12:42 PM CST
Love it. Lovey dubby
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Sep 4, 2012 2:29 PM CST
Joanne: It sure is a beauty!
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Joannabanana
Oct 1, 2012 11:19 AM CST
It's going to dip well below freezing and snow Tuesday/Wednesday so I took the "End of Season" photos. Here's a little slideshow. Give it a moment to load the show.
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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Garden Procrastinator Region: Colorado Heucheras Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
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CDsSister
Oct 1, 2012 11:45 AM CST

Wowwwwwww Joanne, beautiful ... all of it.. love the roses and the dahlias and the.. Well what can I say .. all of it

N.B. Canada (Zone 3b)
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Ziggy
Oct 1, 2012 7:22 PM CST
Lovely slide show of you garden, Joanne. You still have a lot of color going on! I love all the roses.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Oct 2, 2012 3:44 PM CST
I just love your gardens.So cheery and bright,nicely composed too.
Name: Sherri Losee
Bloomington, IN (Zone 6a)
Sedums Region: Indiana Ferns Orchids Bromeliad Plays in the sandbox
Foliage Fan Cat Lover Dog Lover Daylilies Butterflies Birds
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sherrilosee
Oct 2, 2012 5:59 PM CST
Really beautiful! And that's wonderful that you have the slide show to enjoy when it's snowing and below zero!
We are stardust, we are golden;
and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden. ~ Joni Mitchell ~
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
Composter Hellebores Garden Art Irises Xeriscape Echinacea
Sedums Foliage Fan Herbs Dahlias Frogs and Toads Bee Lover
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4susiesjoy
Oct 7, 2012 8:17 AM CST
Lovely gardens! You use your space beautifully! It will be so enjoyable to look at the slides this winter and plan for next year.
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
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bluegrassmom
Nov 1, 2012 1:40 PM CST
Lovely, virtual tour! I could just imagine drinking a cup of coffee there in the morning.

Teresa in KY
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Joannabanana
Nov 1, 2012 1:46 PM CST
Thanks Everyone! And I do enjoy my morning coffee there. We are in winter now and I'm already excited about seed starting for next year

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