Cottage Gardening forum: Scenes from a central Florida Cottage Garden in late February and up till summer

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Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Feb 27, 2014 6:37 PM CST
These pictures are from this week here in Central Florida. It isn't bleek yet it is Winter here and we have our own kind of cleanups heading our way to create our particular type Cottage gardens. I've also just created a natural aquarium in the greenhouse this year as of this week. 55 gallons and should be interesting. I haven't decided on which fish I will raise in it as it is mainly a planted tank. The water changes will be siphoned to the plants in the greenhouse. I have several ponds around which have helped getting the naturalness going and lots of aquatic plants. Daphnia, Tubifex, and Copepods abound in the system for any others who may also grow water plants and are interested in aquaria. Thats another unfolding story though............. I tip my hat to you.

The back gardens are another whole story! I will be sharing them here too. Hope other Floridians will share in with there cottage Gardens too! Smiling
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Feb 27, 2014 6:45 PM CST
What is the red flower?
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Feb 27, 2014 6:49 PM CST
Thank you for asking Lucy and its our native Turks Caps and is in the Mallow family. I love them and also grow them in white and pink.

That one will be pruned down in the next couple of weeks to make her bushier this year. shes only 3 years old now from a cutting Smiling !
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
Cat Lover Hibiscus Seed Starter Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
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DavidofDeLand
Mar 3, 2014 6:22 PM CST
New scenes coming soon. Keep looking in. I purposefully showed our form of Winter bleak just so to compare it to our Spring and Summer changes 2014. You will find it interesting,.......through the seasons yet,......... and especially when you get growing again in hard Winter areas. We only share zonal similarities a few months of the year its true with some plants, and its wonderful that while we all can grow similar things at times of the year, the diversity keeps us in appreciation of our styles and abilities in Cottage Gardening.

Things are happening fast now here. Gotta love Florida!

You will love our Spring pic's. I will love yours too!. Won't it just be fun to do so. I will be telling you Northerners how beautiful your bulbs and gardens are soon, and with no doubts vice-versa. Please more long shots of your Cottage Gardens this year though. Smiling

Single Flower shots are pretty, yet I love seeing them in the gardens with whats around them on this forum.
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Apr 19, 2014 5:26 AM CST
Good Morning Cottage Gardeners!
Spend some time outdoors this Sunday!
Enjoy your green world,...
...and the blue Sky!

Have a thankful, peaceful moment of reflection with yourself and God, and of course,...a Happy...
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Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Apr 20, 2014 6:02 AM CST
Easter in the gardens here!
Our girls lay the best eggs. Smiling
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Name: Veronica
zone 5b
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Region: Indiana Irises Hummingbirder Clematis Enjoys or suffers cold winters Dog Lover
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indygardengal
Apr 21, 2014 5:43 AM CST
Love your garden pictures!
My attitude determines my altitude
A truly wise person uses few words; a person of understanding is even- tempered. Proverbs 17:27
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Apr 21, 2014 3:06 PM CST
Thank you Veronica! I tip my hat to you.
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Apr 23, 2014 10:03 AM CST
New Pic's from today. Flowers later. Smiling
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Happy Gardening,

David in DeLand
Name: Veronica
zone 5b
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Region: Indiana Irises Hummingbirder Clematis Enjoys or suffers cold winters Dog Lover
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indygardengal
Apr 23, 2014 1:41 PM CST
Great pictures. I have only once seen a real Florida garden.. Certainly different from the Midwest but sure is beautiful.. Keep the pictures coming. I will post when I have some.. Rolling on the floor laughing
My attitude determines my altitude
A truly wise person uses few words; a person of understanding is even- tempered. Proverbs 17:27
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
Cat Lover Hibiscus Seed Starter Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
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DavidofDeLand
Apr 24, 2014 8:30 AM CST
I know Veronica.

It was silly for me to start this thread I think in some ways........; as nothing is ever going to compare to Northern Cottage Gardens............................; what did I just say? Blinking Confused Hilarious!

Actually, Cottage Gardening is much in the same time frame in the South as in the North. The difference is simply;... that our already green and early bleak gardens haven't flowered yet. What is just greening in the North is of high excitement to those who share the locale, and I have realized that few from the North are interested in our Southern developments. The pictures I have shared here for instance so far this year,.... are as to me the same as Northern Garden pic's of bulbs coming out of the ground from the snow phase in comparison..........................................

Cottage Gardening is somehow thought of as a Northern thing I feel, and the North is wrong . I will prove it here as the season grows. Northern gardeners best comment on my developments down here if you expect me to comment on yours in other Cottage Forums! (Said with a sense of humour and a definite tad of truth backing it. Smiling )

We All are on sites like this to share together, and I flatly believe that no one of us in any zone is any more interesting then the next. Attention from me will be given as attention is paid. I tip my hat to you.

Thank you Veronica.

David

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Name: Veronica
zone 5b
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Region: Indiana Irises Hummingbirder Clematis Enjoys or suffers cold winters Dog Lover
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indygardengal
Apr 24, 2014 12:38 PM CST
You have certainly piqued my interest in Florida Cottage Gardening. I guess I am starved for garden talk and just wish we could get more comments going. Here is a pic I took this morning. Had to act quickly as the rains are coming and the beauty will not last long.
My attitude determines my altitude
A truly wise person uses few words; a person of understanding is even- tempered. Proverbs 17:27
Name: Veronica
zone 5b
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Cut Flowers Butterflies Bulbs
Region: Indiana Irises Hummingbirder Clematis Enjoys or suffers cold winters Dog Lover
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indygardengal
Apr 24, 2014 12:45 PM CST
Sorry didn't get the pics loaded. Here they are now.
My attitude determines my altitude
A truly wise person uses few words; a person of understanding is even- tempered. Proverbs 17:27
Name: Veronica
zone 5b
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Cut Flowers Butterflies Bulbs
Region: Indiana Irises Hummingbirder Clematis Enjoys or suffers cold winters Dog Lover
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indygardengal
Apr 24, 2014 1:00 PM CST
One more try. Im Rolling on the floor laughing at myself.
My attitude determines my altitude
A truly wise person uses few words; a person of understanding is even- tempered. Proverbs 17:27
Name: Veronica
zone 5b
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Cut Flowers Butterflies Bulbs
Region: Indiana Irises Hummingbirder Clematis Enjoys or suffers cold winters Dog Lover
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indygardengal
Apr 24, 2014 1:02 PM CST
Sorry couldn't get my phone to upload a picture.. Will have to try later.
My attitude determines my altitude
A truly wise person uses few words; a person of understanding is even- tempered. Proverbs 17:27
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
Cat Lover Hibiscus Seed Starter Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Miniature Gardening Keeper of Poultry Herbs Foliage Fan Farmer Dragonflies
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DavidofDeLand
Apr 24, 2014 1:11 PM CST
Looking forward to the pic's Veronica when you can!

I've been having computer glitches lately too.

I do look in on other threads here and hopefully we will all be blending and sharing together soon. I didn't start this thread to isolate myself other cottage Gardeners. I was thinking that others from the South or those more North of us as yourself, would find it fun as an addition to the forum.

We'll all be growing soon and then will be happily sharing together. Thumbs up I tip my hat to you.

Name: Veronica
zone 5b
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Cut Flowers Butterflies Bulbs
Region: Indiana Irises Hummingbirder Clematis Enjoys or suffers cold winters Dog Lover
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indygardengal
Apr 25, 2014 7:17 AM CST
Trying again posting pics from yesterday
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My attitude determines my altitude
A truly wise person uses few words; a person of understanding is even- tempered. Proverbs 17:27
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
Cat Lover Hibiscus Seed Starter Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Miniature Gardening Keeper of Poultry Herbs Foliage Fan Farmer Dragonflies
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DavidofDeLand
Apr 25, 2014 9:29 AM CST
Fabulus pictures Veronica and am looking forward to more! Everything looks so alive and fresh. What is that blooming tree? Cherry? Plum? Just Beautiful? Smiling
Name: Veronica
zone 5b
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Cut Flowers Butterflies Bulbs
Region: Indiana Irises Hummingbirder Clematis Enjoys or suffers cold winters Dog Lover
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indygardengal
Apr 25, 2014 2:16 PM CST
Some kind of Cherry. Sargenti maybe not sure of spelling. It is in full flower today. The rains didn't hurt it at all. I am going to post today's pic and then will atop hi-jacking your thread with my pics. I will watch for more postings from Florida.
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My attitude determines my altitude
A truly wise person uses few words; a person of understanding is even- tempered. Proverbs 17:27
Name: Veronica
zone 5b
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Cut Flowers Butterflies Bulbs
Region: Indiana Irises Hummingbirder Clematis Enjoys or suffers cold winters Dog Lover
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indygardengal
Apr 25, 2014 2:17 PM CST
My lopsided pruning.. Ha!
My attitude determines my altitude
A truly wise person uses few words; a person of understanding is even- tempered. Proverbs 17:27

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