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Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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Dec 30, 2012 3:59 AM CST
It's mid winter, but still unusually warm, just barely below freezing, and that at night!
I am sure winter's not over and will have some real freezing soon, but still!
Yesterday I "visited" my garden and had a chance to explore a bit every inch of it.
It's not big, anyway.
And looking terrible in winter.
I still found stuff to admire!
Two opuntia? One looking ok, one terrible (the lower half almost dead)
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Cute Sedum getting ready for spring
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Nice patch of Ipheon - I can tell they multiplied since last year
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Funny how Amsonia tabernaemontana develops... haven't had blooms yet, only 3 small plants.
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Some Yucca I started from seeds and I forgot which it might be. Still looking good and green but I fear lower temps... not the common one found over here (filamentosa I think)
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Lychnis coronaria - looking as green as they can, considering their leaves are never really green
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Some Echinacea White Swan (the seed pack label said) that never bloomed in summer (drought) and now decided to make up for it
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Euphorbia lathyris
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More in another message :)
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Dec 30, 2012 9:54 AM CST
Interesting...I'd not have thought about what might be flowering in Romania right now. Now I have to go check out some info on the climate of Romania.....thanks.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Dec 30, 2012 11:19 AM CST
Nice winter garden pictures.
It never goes completely asleep.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Dec 30, 2012 12:37 PM CST
Amazing how the curled sedum radiates so much of what is to come and the echinacea of surprise and defiance despite the season...Thanks for sharing the pics Smiling
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Dec 30, 2012 11:47 PM CST
Nice photos! I'm really surprised at the echinacea, very cool! It looks warm and sunny from the photos Hilarious!
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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Dec 31, 2012 4:39 AM CST
Thanks all,
Normally it should be really cold (-10 -15 C, or worse), all covered in snow.
We had lower temps and at least 25-30 cm of snow but somehow it all got warmer.
Now sunny but I feel it's below freezing.
The Echinacea I think tried to bloom in the fall... I actually saw a small bud before winter.
These are transplants from late spring and because we had no rains all summer, they never really started to grow.
I am really wondering what's gonna do... bloom when spring comes, abort these buds and make new ones???

I got more pics... soon :)
Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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Jan 28, 2013 10:12 AM CST
First flowers of course, the snowdrops, at least in my garden.
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My two tree peonies looking very promising (I haven't seen them in bloom yet)
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Iris reticulata
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Some Yucca I grew from seeds and I forgot what kind - happy to see they are still surviving
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Cute... SEDUM???
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Some "weird" iris... not like the ones I am used to... any ideas?
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And if I'm not wrong, this made me really happy. My Orchis purpurea... last spring it didn't bloom and in the fall I dug up a plum tree nearby and I thought I killed it.
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BONUS :)
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jan 28, 2013 1:42 PM CST
a dogs tooth and part of jaw bone?? or something else?
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Jan 28, 2013 1:50 PM CST
I guess... I am not a forensics specialist :)
But it is funny to find it just like that, upright, clean, in my FLOWER GARDEN!
I haven't moved it one bit.
Definitely wasn't there last summer, fall cause I would have found it.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jan 28, 2013 1:52 PM CST
spooky!! Now I wonder what type of animal it came from? Or if it was in your mulch if you bought that from a nursery? (just kidding!) Hilarious!
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Jan 28, 2013 2:11 PM CST
Perhaps it worked it's way up like rocks do with frost heave. Shrug!
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jan 28, 2013 2:40 PM CST
Margaret, meaning that there's more where that came from?? Creepy! Big Grin
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jan 28, 2013 2:42 PM CST
Seriously though I have found partial jaw bones with teeth, in my yard before (I assumed it was dog or cat that someone had buried years before that I'd unknowingly dug up while planting my things - gardening is always interesting!! Thumbs up Hilarious!
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Jan 28, 2013 2:57 PM CST
Possibly Greg, as I'm sure you know, a lot of people bury their pets in their yards. Whistling
Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Jan 29, 2013 1:29 AM CST
Well, considering my flower garden is actually not on OUR land or in OUR yard but rather on village land...(the portion between the house&yard and the road, so... practically anyone can come for a visit and bury whatever they want, or "whomever" (is there such a word???)
I wonder how come I still have plants in my garden as there's no fence to keep people away.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jan 29, 2013 1:43 AM CST
Whomever is a word!! (and well used!) maybe you still have a garden because of all that natural fertilizer! Rolling on the floor laughing
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Jan 29, 2013 1:58 AM CST
Hmmm... should I start planting "daisies" ? ... since I've got the "push up" factor LOL
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jan 29, 2013 12:24 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing daisies and calla lillies and white gladiolus - you'll make a funereal garden!! Thumbs up
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Jan 29, 2013 1:58 PM CST
gg5 said: Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing daisies and calla lillies and white gladiolus - you'll make a funereal garden!! Thumbs up


Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Jan 30, 2013 2:15 AM CST
Hmmm, not a bad idea.
And so much marketing potential.
Will never run out of "customers" and they won't even be able to leave negative feedback in case...
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