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Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Art Hummingbirder
Region: United States of America Ponds Region: Colorado
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bsavage
Aug 12, 2010 12:23 PM CST
Thought I'd share a few pics. We've been having afternoon rains for about the past two weeks... quite lovely, really. We'll start with a pretty Colorado columbine.Thumb of 2010-08-12/bsavage/22ec87
Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Art Hummingbirder
Region: United States of America Ponds Region: Colorado
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bsavage
Aug 12, 2010 12:26 PM CST
A small part of Tony's heather and conifer bed. The bright blooms are ice plant, which not only survived the winter, they are flourishing and spreading!Thumb of 2010-08-12/bsavage/004208
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Aug 12, 2010 12:29 PM CST
I just love Columbines. I buy them every year when I see them for sale here, just so I can feel a little bit of Colorado, the state flower as I recall. I know they will die on me, I buy them anyway...for simple pleasures.

























Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Art Hummingbirder
Region: United States of America Ponds Region: Colorado
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bsavage
Aug 12, 2010 12:30 PM CST
I haven't quite figured out the picture placement thing. This is the raised bed in the shade garden.

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Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Art Hummingbirder
Region: United States of America Ponds Region: Colorado
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bsavage
Aug 12, 2010 12:33 PM CST
They grow wild here, Alan. And yes, it is the state flower!

Here is my hanging fuchsia.

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Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Art Hummingbirder
Region: United States of America Ponds Region: Colorado
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bsavage
Aug 12, 2010 12:35 PM CST
My dog topiary. Rescued by Barb, he's been thriving here since last spring (he overwinters inside).

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Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Art Hummingbirder
Region: United States of America Ponds Region: Colorado
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bsavage
Aug 12, 2010 12:38 PM CST
The shade garden fountain.Thumb of 2010-08-12/bsavage/c544ee
Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Art Hummingbirder
Region: United States of America Ponds Region: Colorado
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bsavage
Aug 12, 2010 12:40 PM CST
Another hanging basket... I don't know what the bright green foliage plant is, but I love it!

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Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Art Hummingbirder
Region: United States of America Ponds Region: Colorado
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bsavage
Aug 12, 2010 12:44 PM CST
This rose bush we inherited here, we didn't even know it existed for several years! It was growing out of the gravel. Tony built this raised bed from dry stacked stone. We now have this rose, an Angel Face rose, and a yellow rose whose name I have forgotten in this bed, along with some pansies and dianthus.

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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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GardenGuyAZ
Aug 12, 2010 12:55 PM CST
Get own root roses if you can there, or you may end up with all red roses =)

alan

























Name: lovetropics
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fragflowers
Aug 12, 2010 12:56 PM CST
I really like your raised bed in shade garden Thumbs up Smiling Thumbs up
reminds me of Hawaii Smiling
Gardening is medicine without a prescription and no limit on the dosage.
Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Art Hummingbirder
Region: United States of America Ponds Region: Colorado
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bsavage
Aug 12, 2010 1:08 PM CST
One of our clematis merging with a hanging basket...

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Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Art Hummingbirder
Region: United States of America Ponds Region: Colorado
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bsavage
Aug 12, 2010 1:12 PM CST
Thanks, Usha! Alan, those roses are in and growing now so we'll see what happens. This is another raised bed Tony built a couple of months ago...

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Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Art Hummingbirder
Region: United States of America Ponds Region: Colorado
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bsavage
Aug 12, 2010 1:16 PM CST
Here is that raised bed that has the red rose in it (this pic taken today). Red rose is done blooming, yellow and angel face blooming now!

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Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Art Hummingbirder
Region: United States of America Ponds Region: Colorado
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bsavage
Aug 12, 2010 1:18 PM CST
More of the shade garden...

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Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Art Hummingbirder
Region: United States of America Ponds Region: Colorado
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bsavage
Aug 12, 2010 1:19 PM CST
The dahlias are starting to bloom!

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Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Art Hummingbirder
Region: United States of America Ponds Region: Colorado
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bsavage
Aug 12, 2010 1:21 PM CST
A beautiful gardenia I couldn't resist. I'll be trying to overwinter it inside.

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Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Art Hummingbirder
Region: United States of America Ponds Region: Colorado
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bsavage
Aug 12, 2010 1:23 PM CST
Coleous, heleebores, and oxalis on my ladder turned plant stand.

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Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Art Hummingbirder
Region: United States of America Ponds Region: Colorado
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bsavage
Aug 12, 2010 1:26 PM CST
Geranium and mandevilla. That's all for now!

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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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GardenGuyAZ
Aug 12, 2010 1:59 PM CST
Everything looks wonderful Brenda!

Alan

























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