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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
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kosk0025
Jul 8, 2013 11:49 AM CST
My goal this year is to actually take pics of my garden in the summer, instead of just the spring. Join me, and let's see your pics.

The shasta daisies didn't flop over this year! Hurray!

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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Jul 8, 2013 12:06 PM CST
Does a patch of Shasta daisies "poop out" after several years?

I have a patch under some trees and bushes that was profuse and dense for the first 3-4 years I lived here, but lately fewer and fewer have been coming back.

The soil is poor, tree and bush roots are very thick in the soil, and I haven't fertilized them much in the last few years. Also, I never deadhead them.

I can't give them more sun or soil where they are, but would they be likely to come back if I fertilized and watered more often? We have very dry summers.


Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Garden Ideas: Level 1
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kosk0025
Jul 8, 2013 12:15 PM CST
My patch under trees in moderate shade died out. But the ones in full sun seem to do great for years and even self sow here and there. these have been given a topdressing of compost every year x 4 years.
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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
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kosk0025
Jul 8, 2013 1:03 PM CST
Phlox 'Nicki'
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Mixed perennials + tray of coleus I haven't planted yet, oops

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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
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kosk0025
Jul 8, 2013 1:06 PM CST
That might not be Nicky, actually. I think it's 'Laura'
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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Jul 8, 2013 1:21 PM CST
Rats - just uploaded 3 photos only to hit some random key which took me somewhere else on the Internet and lost it all. The light was really harsh anyway, so I think I'll wait on posting. My comment was that so far my Shastas have not yet flopped either, although they tend to do so when I least expect it. I am trying to be diligent about cutting them off at the base when they threaten to encroach on other plants, hoping to keep them better behaved. It appears to be a 'yellow' year for me - all my new plantings are in the yellow/gold range. Funny how that works out.
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Jul 8, 2013 3:16 PM CST
>> My patch under trees in moderate shade died out. But the ones in full sun seem to do great for years

That sounds like my problem. Too much shade (and maybe tree roots).

>> these have been given a topdressing of compost every year x 4 years.

And my other problem. I have more beds than I have compost, so only the most valued beds get compost. All the beds were happier when I filled my car's trunk with bagged manure/compost mix several times per year - I had better go back to doing that.
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Jul 9, 2013 12:06 PM CST
Better pictures this morning before the sun hits full stride. These honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum 'Belgica') absolutely overwhelm me with their sweet fragrance in the morning/evening, and I like the feverfew at their feet. Bird feeder on the fence, with elecampane in the background, Crocosmia 'Lucifer' peeking in at the right.
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Lucifer at center stage, with Shasta daisy, a masterwort, and veronica side-kicks. Oregano will bloom later, and my friend Fens Ruby cheerfully fills in at their feet.
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This is my under deck bed which I am still stewing about. I left the Shastas in and have been cutting them back to keep them in bounds. I had a couple different coreopsis, but it appears either 'Baby Sun' or 'Golden Gain' (I'll have to figure out which one) won out. I believe my intent when I went to the nursery was to get a couple purple accents for between the coreopsis, but I ended up with a golden rudbeckia. I may switch that out if I can figure out where to move the rudbeckia. More Lucifer.
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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Jul 9, 2013 12:54 PM CST
The boss coreopsis is Golden Gain. I was rather hoping that Jethro Tull would have been more prolific, but it disappeared.
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jul 9, 2013 6:07 PM CST
Deb and Stephanie your gardens are fabulous. Jethro died on me too Deb. Coreopsis route 66 is good for me. Love Laura phlox! Lovey dubby
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Name: Jewell
South Puget Sound (Zone 7a)
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Jewell
Jul 10, 2013 2:48 PM CST
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Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
Region: United States of America Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Southwest Gardening
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Jul 15, 2013 9:43 PM CST
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my roses love the heat, just picked this, one big branch
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jul 16, 2013 1:17 AM CST
Very nice ya'll! Hurray! Hurray!
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Garden Ideas: Level 1
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kosk0025
Jul 20, 2013 10:43 AM CST
Great pics!!! Jewell, I love that little cottage----what do you use it for? It's adorable.

We've been gone for a week on vacation. Came home last night and found the yard full of many needs---including a ton of deadheading, weeding, and berry picking. Trying to motivate.

Here is my master blueberry picker. We have 40 highbush blueberry bushes, 1/3 Dukes, 2/3 Berkeleys. tons of picking to do today.


So much looking good right now. But I'm most thrilled with these old fashioned Climbing Petunias. I ordered these seeds from Heirloom Seeds, I believe. These long preceded modern day wave petunias. I'm impressed and am in love. I have two of these planters. Each only have 3 or 4 plants in them. I gave them fresh potting soil and fertilizer, but I don't recall giving them miracle grow or anything.
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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Jul 20, 2013 11:59 AM CST
Wow, those blueberries are impressive! And what a good picker you have there.
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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springcolor
Jul 20, 2013 1:27 PM CST
That's adorable! So many berries you must be going to freeze. Yum!!! Hurray!
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Name: Jewell
South Puget Sound (Zone 7a)
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Jewell
Jul 20, 2013 11:55 PM CST
Stephanie, Wow! That is a lot of berry bushes. I have trouble keeping up with just a couple of bushes and a single short row of raspberries.

The shack is my sweeties' smoke shack.Thumb of 2013-07-21/Jewell/9db504 it's only 8'x8' but has room for a couple of chairs. We spent time wiring for light, and insulating it so the tin roof won't drip in the winter. It's a great place for me to relax and he can have his cigar and whiskey out of the rain.
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Herbs Dragonflies Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry
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Bonehead
Jul 21, 2013 8:49 AM CST
I love that smoke shack! Very cool.
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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
Jul 21, 2013 8:46 PM CST
Deb, the smoke shack was our solution after a quick wet snow took down the last of for garden tents. Hilarious! Hilarious!

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Have you ever ordered plants and forgotten? These mini bearded iris arrived yesterday. They are supposed to be fragrant. I'd forgotten I had this July order coming (ordered in the spring). Thumb of 2013-07-22/Jewell/6e0b4d Still waiting for my heirloom daffs to come although I am not sure yet where they will go in the garden. Confused
Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
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kosk0025
Jul 22, 2013 9:33 AM CST
Looks awesome! That's a good reminder that I need to put in some bearded iris. I don't have any for some reason.
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