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Name: Jewell
South Puget Sound (Zone 7a)
Ferns Region: Pacific Northwest Cottage Gardener Hellebores Dragonflies Ponds
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Jewell
May 4, 2013 10:02 AM CST
I garden in an old part of town in the southern part of Puget Sound in western Washington state. We are on the boundaries of a temperate rain forest. I love ferns an have several varieties, but our native sword ferns are the structure for my winter garden. I have been tenaciously pulling and chopping out one variety of deciduous fern all this spring since its root balls and size were actually smothering a hydrengea and Alberta Spruce. This fern is one of the main weeds for my garden. Our winters are generally wet and cool (30s to 50s) sometimes cold and snowy for a few days, and our summers cool (40s to 60s and getting into the 70s for half an hour before the sun goes down) and dry.

My yard is ever changing, but most areas are mature plantings. The only grass left are weeds and a small shaded orchard. Here are some photos from this spring.Thumb of 2013-05-04/Jewell/e480bedaffs along the driveway
Thumb of 2013-05-04/Jewell/e259b2 pink cala lilies
Thumb of 2013-05-04/Jewell/30a403 slug damage Angry
Thumb of 2013-05-04/Jewell/7df7a5 forsythia
Thumb of 2013-05-04/Jewell/803ca7 lots and lots of hellebores
Some of my old dwarf bearded iris and two of my new ones, Boo, and Ballistic.
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Thumb of 2013-05-04/Jewell/97edd8. And of course lots and lots of wood or wild hyacinth
Thumb of 2013-05-04/Jewell/842e82 and my favorite little bush
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Thumb of 2013-05-04/Jewell/9e64cb and the Pacific bleeding hearts that are native and a wonderful ground cover for me
Thumb of 2013-05-04/Jewell/8645ae and last but not least are the doubled 'Bellerina Cream' primrose. It has been blooming since February.
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
May 5, 2013 4:28 AM CST
So pretty Jewel, I love the Bellerina Cream Primrose and your helleborus are lovely! Smiling
Name: Jewell
South Puget Sound (Zone 7a)
Ferns Region: Pacific Northwest Cottage Gardener Hellebores Dragonflies Ponds
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Jewell
May 5, 2013 4:36 PM CST
I do love hellebores, but try to fit a few other plants in Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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stilldew
May 6, 2013 12:23 AM CST
Wonderful spring colors! The hellebores are outstanding. What is the pink bush? It's so cute.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
May 7, 2013 12:59 PM CST
Beautiful Jewell, those pink lilies are great.
Name: Jewell
South Puget Sound (Zone 7a)
Ferns Region: Pacific Northwest Cottage Gardener Hellebores Dragonflies Ponds
Permaculture
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Jewell
May 9, 2013 7:12 AM CST
Thanks Susan and JoAnn. Susan the pink bush is an old fashioned flowering almond given to me years ago. I love how it looks in bloom.
Name: Jewell
South Puget Sound (Zone 7a)
Ferns Region: Pacific Northwest Cottage Gardener Hellebores Dragonflies Ponds
Permaculture
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Jewell
May 12, 2013 9:21 PM CST
Busy week-end. Got a new to me clematis, a white double. Then one of my Nelly Mosers (it self roots, so have several placed around the yard) popped into bloom.
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The old fashioned lilacs are about finished and the Persian lilac is just beginning
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I moved my potting bench..for the third time. Built a front cover so that the clutter of pots and my usual mess won't show.
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A little paint on old wooden shutters I found cheap and a little scrap wood made this front cover to finished off the potting area. My potting bench is actually an old converted gas barbeque frame that was stripped down with a piece of plywood over the middle. I cut a hole in the side panel to house an old 2nd hand sink.
With this area looking so good I need to clean and paint our old bench.
Last but not least I have a few dwarf bearded iris that bloomed. This is their first year since I decided to expand from my single variety. Thumb of 2013-05-13/Jewell/7c0993
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Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Lilies Irises Cat Lover Dog Lover
Heucheras Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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stilldew
May 19, 2013 5:25 AM CST
The shutters are a great idea for blocking off your potting area. I need to do something like for in front of my garage where a lot of pots and equipment seems to accumulate. I don't use the garage for a car and use the drive for potting and containers.You little dwarfs are so sweet. Do you know the name of the first one?
Name: Jewell
South Puget Sound (Zone 7a)
Ferns Region: Pacific Northwest Cottage Gardener Hellebores Dragonflies Ponds
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Jewell
May 21, 2013 8:29 PM CST
Susan, I was given that little first one years again. Have them all over and toss a bunch each year. They are pretty prolific if they like where you plant them.
Name: Jewell
South Puget Sound (Zone 7a)
Ferns Region: Pacific Northwest Cottage Gardener Hellebores Dragonflies Ponds
Permaculture
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Jewell
May 21, 2013 8:43 PM CST
Few photos from this last week until todayThumb of 2013-05-22/Jewell/d5e5ff
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Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Lilies Irises Cat Lover Dog Lover
Heucheras Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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stilldew
May 23, 2013 3:18 AM CST
Nice combinations and lot sof beautifulc columbines. I really like the pink and purple alliums. I may have to get some pink ones.
Name: Jewell
South Puget Sound (Zone 7a)
Ferns Region: Pacific Northwest Cottage Gardener Hellebores Dragonflies Ponds
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Jewell
Jul 4, 2013 12:07 AM CST
A few photos from June, and also the panels/gates we put up to hide the plastic garden utility sheds, pots, plant frames and mess from the rest of the yard.Thumb of 2013-07-04/Jewell/b88c71campanella
Thumb of 2013-07-04/Jewell/6c4bb4 Thumb of 2013-07-04/Jewell/b3a629impatience and day lilyThumb of 2013-07-04/Jewell/243dcdlolipops
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Thumb of 2013-07-04/Jewell/27abddpainted lady & sunset green beans
Thumb of 2013-07-04/Jewell/48b93a Thumb of 2013-07-04/Jewell/b7fcd4hiding the mess

Our filberts were dying and had to be removed. I planted these 30 years ago so it was rather sad.
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What a mess to clean up! it was like a clear cut, and very depressing at first. Now I can see there are a lot of new options for this area now that there is soooo much moooore light in the yard.
Thumb of 2013-07-04/Jewell/1856ddstill some stumps to grind
Thumb of 2013-07-04/Jewell/bdc8b6but it is cleared enough to contemplate
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Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Lilies Irises Cat Lover Dog Lover
Heucheras Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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stilldew
Jul 8, 2013 3:29 AM CST
Everything is looking great. I like the panels to hide the mess. I has thinking about doing something to hide my compost pile. Good idea.
Name: Jewell
South Puget Sound (Zone 7a)
Ferns Region: Pacific Northwest Cottage Gardener Hellebores Dragonflies Ponds
Permaculture
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Jewell
Jul 10, 2013 2:21 PM CST
Thanks Susan. I love having the utility area. It is so much more organized and if things don't get put away immediately I can just shut the gates. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Jewell
South Puget Sound (Zone 7a)
Ferns Region: Pacific Northwest Cottage Gardener Hellebores Dragonflies Ponds
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Jewell
Jul 22, 2013 10:11 PM CST
Have been getting things tidied up for the neighborhood garden walk. Emptied a couple of seasonal pots into beds that were sun burnt from the removal of the big filbert trees so that area isn't looking so sparse. Have also done some cuttings and divisions of plants I want to multiply. Here is some of the work.
Thumb of 2013-07-23/Jewell/781013spotted calla lily moved and divided Thumb of 2013-07-23/Jewell/ef7965primula divided Thumb of 2013-07-23/Jewell/b97c84heauchera starts potted Thumb of 2013-07-23/Jewell/49e2b4toadlily in the ground now
The fruits of the labor are in full bloom. Lots of phlox
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Thumb of 2013-07-23/Jewell/7bfd2f and a few other perennials
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Thumb of 2013-07-23/Jewell/4fccd3 Thumb of 2013-07-23/Jewell/0bc905 Thumb of 2013-07-23/Jewell/93be01. And then I have been working on cleaning up the patio area so we can use it again. The majority of the work on the interior of the smoke shack is complete so the saw horses and tools were put away.Thumb of 2013-07-23/Jewell/223291 the 4 Amigos Ciara the dobie, buddy (cat) Amber and Max
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Thumb of 2013-07-23/Jewell/ec8e18 Thumb of 2013-07-23/Jewell/3b0ab2. And we haven't even covered what's happening with berries and the woodland garden. It is a busy time of year.
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
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ge1836
Jul 23, 2013 2:45 AM CST
All are just beautiful.Great job.
Name: Jewell
South Puget Sound (Zone 7a)
Ferns Region: Pacific Northwest Cottage Gardener Hellebores Dragonflies Ponds
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Jewell
Jul 23, 2013 10:36 AM CST
Thanks Jo Ann, it is a restful hobby.
Name: Jewell
South Puget Sound (Zone 7a)
Ferns Region: Pacific Northwest Cottage Gardener Hellebores Dragonflies Ponds
Permaculture
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Jewell
Jan 11, 2014 12:25 AM CST
Did very late fall clean up over Winter Break. When most of the country has been suffering from subzero temps we have had mild clear days. Crazy weather.

On one old woodland bed that was shade by the long gone filbert trees we finished moving ferns and hellebores. I laid cardboard and covered them with bark mulch for a veggie garden area. The big old ferns filled in one bed and the hellebores will bring a few more blooms into the new woodland area.

Transplanted two blueberry bushes close to the walkway/patio. They are in an area next to the veggie area to conserve watering chores. Maybe a couple of more blueberry bushes? This bed will be a nice sunny area.

I am collecting materials for a cold frame/green house. Hope to have a protected growing area constructed this summer since our summers are usually so cool and damp. This may be far beyond our building skills but I am willing to try.

Veggie area prep
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Trying to get idea of layout for cold frame/green house area. It may just be more of a raised bed this first year.
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If this stormy wind blows through tonight maybe I can get out there this week end and do a little dreaming.

Name: Jewell
South Puget Sound (Zone 7a)
Ferns Region: Pacific Northwest Cottage Gardener Hellebores Dragonflies Ponds
Permaculture
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Jewell
Mar 1, 2014 3:12 PM CST
Winter has loosened its grip here. Plants are just beginning to peek through. Snow drops are just pass their prime and other bulbs haven't bloomed yet
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The hellebores have begun showing multiple blooms but the beds do not have any of the ground covers up Thumb of 2014-03-01/Jewell/0e03f9 Thumb of 2014-03-01/Jewell/c18fe1 Thumb of 2014-03-01/Jewell/f57c47 Thumb of 2014-03-01/Jewell/498ba9 Thumb of 2014-03-01/Jewell/f1ea0d Thumb of 2014-03-01/Jewell/79f288. The pigsqueak's pink blooms are beginning to open. I found a new hellebore with great leaf floor. Now I just need to figure out where to plant it. I am feeling like spring has arrived.
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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
Mar 28, 2014 6:17 PM CST
Beautiful garden!! Thanks for sharing.

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