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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Dec 3, 2013 5:09 PM CST
It doesn't matter if you have one or five or ten. Please post the names of your best performers.

Lily 'Triumphator' and echinacea 'Bravado' did so well.
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Clematis 'Omoshiro' bloomed through last week.


Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Dec 3, 2013 6:45 PM CST
I was especially fond of the echinaceas I started from seed last year.
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Geranium Rozanne
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I'm pretty fond of Coreopsis Center Stage, too.


Karen






Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Dec 3, 2013 7:25 PM CST
The coreopsis is such an underated plant. It blooms and blooms throughout the spring and summer. I have Zagreb and prefer it for the golden color that goes so well with Japanese irises.

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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Dec 4, 2013 5:53 AM CST
That's a pretty one.

Karen
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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4susiesjoy
Dec 4, 2013 7:39 AM CST
Mine would be Southern Belle Echinacea. It bloomed all summer long until a really hard frost, and now it's under about a foot of snow which is great protection! Smiling
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Those are so pretty Karen, the coreopsis are such an airy, cheery plant and I love the iris! I know they aren't suppose to be hardy for here but after seeing your beautiful ones Arlene, and seeing how much they add to a garden, I'm gonna have to try them.
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Dec 4, 2013 8:10 AM CST
So pretty. Having a large group of those Southern Belles does make a big impact. You entire setting is picture perfect.



Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 4, 2013 8:11 AM CST
The Agastaches, milkweeds, Baptisias, Buddleias, Coreopsis, Cannas, Crinums, phlox, and lilies did well. Verbena 'Homestead Purple' was lovely this year. Hostas and Shasta Daisy 'Becky' did well. The Russian Sage was spectacular (but it usually is). Creeping phlox is one of my faves. And the azaleas. Trying to pick a favorite is like eating potato chips - you know, bet you can't eat just one.


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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Dec 4, 2013 8:18 AM CST
Creeping phlox is always stunning and so are azaleas.

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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 4, 2013 8:20 AM CST
I couldn't agree more. :)
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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4susiesjoy
Dec 4, 2013 8:25 AM CST
Those are beautiful! It sure is hard to pick just one!
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Dec 4, 2013 8:31 AM CST
If you have 10 favorites just name them and show us photos to feed our wintertime souls.
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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4susiesjoy
Dec 4, 2013 8:49 AM CST
This daylily (noid) Bloomed it's head off,
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Dec 4, 2013 9:36 AM CST
Daylilies are so terrific. Yours is beautiful and doesn't need to have a name.

We once had more than 2,000 but between the deadheading and the deer, along with the wicked, vile Houttuynia, now we just have a few hundred and numbers will continue to dwindle. It just hurts too much to see how the deer devour them and spew the buds on the lawns.
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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4susiesjoy
Dec 4, 2013 1:01 PM CST
Wow 2,000! I have a hard time keeping up with the little over a hundred that I have. You have a lot more energy than me for sure!

I know what you mean about the deer. Our next door neighbor feeds them, so after they're done there, they come here. We had a little lull in our snow storm last night and by this morning it looked like a herd had gone through every garden and dug at the plants! Angry I have explained why I'm not happy about him feeding the deer there but he likes to watch them so he's still feeding them.

I thought the phlox were really nice this year, especially the variegated ones.
Goldmine


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 4, 2013 2:17 PM CST
That is a lovely phlox. The deer eat the heads from our David phlox and they do munch on some low ones but not anything in between...not yet.

I thought my neighbor feeding the feral cat, who comes over here daily to leave deposits, was irresponsible, but if they fed the deer I'd be wild.
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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4susiesjoy
Dec 4, 2013 2:43 PM CST
Just like your cat, there isn't much I can do about it. Blinking
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 4, 2013 3:43 PM CST
It's true and most unfortunate.
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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4susiesjoy
Dec 4, 2013 4:23 PM CST
Sad
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Dec 5, 2013 8:12 PM CST
That phlox is beautiful Susie! I love the variegated plants the best. Lovey dubby

Here are some of my best performers of 2013


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POWWOW BERRY CONEFLOWER




PICA BELLA CONEFLOWER



POWWOW WHITE CONEFLOWER



ASTER PURPLE DOME


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PINK DOUBLE KNOCKOUT

Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
Composter Hellebores Garden Art Irises Xeriscape Echinacea
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4susiesjoy
Dec 5, 2013 8:18 PM CST
I think you like shades of pink too! Hilarious!
So pretty, I really like the Free As The Wind daylily, I don't think I've seen it before.

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