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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
Nov 30, 2013 8:15 PM CST
I love the combinations of the soft pink and white in this combo! Great color echoes and beautiful picture.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Nov 30, 2013 8:28 PM CST
Thanks, Susie and thanks for the acorn! The echinacea kept spreading and bloomed in sync with the lilies and yarrow. Sometimes we gardeners get lucky.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Nov 30, 2013 8:45 PM CST
Sorry, I should have said, "Thanks for the acorns". I appreciate them.
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
Dec 1, 2013 9:48 AM CST
Your welcome, I'm sure enjoying the unveiling of your garden. What a lovely place it must be to see it all at once!
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Dec 1, 2013 9:57 AM CST
Thank you so much. It would be an experience for everything to bloom at once but that would be overwhelming, I'm sure.

Without the huge amount of mulch, and some Preen, the gardens would be in sad shape. I'm only sorry I waited so long to accept using mulch. We had used our own compost (for mulch) but found it was ideal for stray weed seeds and they grew all too well. Lesson learned.
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
Dec 1, 2013 10:19 AM CST
Ahh but it isn't just the blooms that are beautiful is it? Even though it is the blooms that make the prettiest pictures, it is the shapes and textures and colors of foliage that also show off the blooms. From the pictures I've seen, I bet your gardens are beautiful even when there isn't much blooming! Smiling
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Dec 1, 2013 11:34 AM CST
Foliage really makes such a difference. When I first began to garden I didn't appreciate the many forms and shapes, nor did I love coleus, hosta or numerous other plants but now I've learned and in many cases prefer them over flowers.

Not what I'd call beautiful right now! When I look at the gardens in winter I think of all there is to come for spring and that does bring joy.

Thanks, Susie.
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
Dec 1, 2013 2:03 PM CST
I agree And even though I'm not ready for the cold, my body is ready for the rest and it gives my mind a chance to relax and decide which changes it would like to make for the next year. I guess I also find beauty in my snow covered garden,(except where the deer are digging down and eating the daylilies)!
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Dec 1, 2013 3:16 PM CST
Yes, the chance to relax for a few months is welcome. I love the snow covered garden, too, and often take photos and then enter the plants in the garden on a blank canvass of snow.

You have the miserable deer just as we do! They don't dig for plants here but wait until they're about to bloom, then eat them. In the case of hosta they eat them from May to December.
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
Dec 1, 2013 3:32 PM CST
Darn deer!!!!! The photos sound beautiful. Thumbs up
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
Garden Ideas: Master Level Native Plants and Wildflowers Peonies Hummingbirder Dog Lover Lilies
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TBGDN
Dec 1, 2013 9:57 PM CST
4susiesjoy said:I love the combinations of the soft pink and white in this combo! Great color echoes and beautiful picture.


Couldn't agree more! Smiling Thumbs up
Lux Umbra Dei
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Dec 2, 2013 9:31 AM CST
Thank you, Leon.

Susie,

My photo program was on the fritz so I delayed replying and now I can't find the photo of the vegetable garden with labels in the snow to show you but here's one of the courtyard Japanese iris garden to give you an idea.

Thumb of 2013-12-02/pirl/b780a6

I'm sure I did it with the garden at the cast iron gate but can't locate it.

Thumb of 2013-12-02/pirl/4dd12a

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
Dec 2, 2013 1:35 PM CST
So now we wait for the resurrection!
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Dec 2, 2013 2:26 PM CST
Yes, we do but today we have nice weather and no hint of snow.

I did locate the snow photo I wanted!
Thumb of 2013-12-02/pirl/e4a7a2

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
Dec 2, 2013 2:55 PM CST
You are so much more organized than I am! Hilarious!

We are at the beginning of a snow storm and it's suppose to get down to 20 below at the end of a week with high temps only above minus a couple of days for awhile after that. So no melting here!
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier
pirl
Dec 2, 2013 3:44 PM CST
We have two neighbors, down the block, and each have a child (adult) in Minnesota.

I only worked outside for an hour today. I'm sure I should have gone out earlier and will do that tomorrow.

Stay warm, Susie!
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
Dec 2, 2013 5:44 PM CST
Thanks! Smiling
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
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virginiarose
Feb 17, 2014 7:30 AM CST
Very beautiful photo!! Makes me want to..... Drooling
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier
pirl
Feb 17, 2014 8:01 AM CST
Thanks. Now that area must have a foot of snow covering it.
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Peonies Ponds Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Permaculture
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Oberon46
Apr 30, 2014 8:43 AM CST
Oh gorgeous. I love love that combo. Guess Triumphator is next on the list to purchase. I wish I had more luck with coneflowers. I still think I water too much. Lilies do great, but coreopsis and coneflowers seem to just die. What about Gallardia. Is that a perennial or maybe a biannual. I have had some huge patches for a year or so then nothing.
"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)

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