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Name: Jewell
South Puget Sound (Zone 7a)
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Jewell
Apr 5, 2014 8:37 AM CST
What's looking good at the moment in your garden. I haven't had time so I am way behind in weeding and slug control. Fortunately the woodland plants don't take much care (and that is a majority of my yard).
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Thumb of 2014-04-05/Jewell/990313 Thumb of 2014-04-05/Jewell/3f6892some hellebores are fading others are at their perfection
Thumb of 2014-04-05/Jewell/c84b1a Thumb of 2014-04-05/Jewell/1f716dvon dion daffodil
Thumb of 2014-04-05/Jewell/11cc70 Thumb of 2014-04-05/Jewell/c0e434moved and divided a number of trilliums. This is a mother plant. Babies are all doing fine with blooms
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Thumb of 2014-04-05/Jewell/bcd629 Thumb of 2014-04-05/Jewell/b21474.the grape hyathins are popping up everywhere. Soon the wood hyathins will be blooming too and for that one time of the year won't look like weeds. I love the way bulbs grow in this region.

Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Apr 5, 2014 9:35 AM CST
Those are so beautiful. I have a few trilliums that need moving, kind of afraid. Any tips Jewell? Love the 2nd picture. So much to look forward to this month.
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Apr 5, 2014 9:50 AM CST
If you lurking out there join in the discussion and show use you pictures of your Northwest garden. The rest of you this should be a good month for color.

This is what is showing out in my garden today.
Crimaon Fans Mukdenia
Ribes

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Thumb of 2014-04-05/springcolor/f43bf7 My daffodil line up.
Bought about 3 different bagged varieties at Costco.

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Hellebores still going strong

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Bergenia
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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Apr 5, 2014 10:54 AM CST
Beautiful blooms! I'm working on clean-up, wow, what a lot to do.
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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Apr 5, 2014 4:27 PM CST
I hear you!!! My place is half way clean. All my gardens went on hold during a remodel of a house down the street last summer. I'm gaining on the weeds!!!!!
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Apr 5, 2014 4:32 PM CST
As with each spring, I always have high hopes of being more organized. This year, I am trying to only buy what I can actually get into the ground within a day or two, and then follow-through with that before buying anything else. We'll see how long that lasts... Although I do have to say I am dividing and relocating more and more from existing plants in my yard which will perhaps bring more cohesiveness to my beds.
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Apr 5, 2014 4:35 PM CST
I'm going to try to be good. I need to equate new plants with work!!!
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Name: Jewell
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Jewell
Apr 5, 2014 6:04 PM CST
Deb, I empathize with garden maintenance. I hesitate to call it work, I enjoy it too much. Lovey dubby The weather, work and weeds are not cooperating with garden upkeep. I still have last years stalks on perennials on beds I haven't cleaned up. Am really disappointed at the number of slugs showing up. Need to get fresh cedar mulch spread or raked to destroy there trails. Did get a few perennials moved, divided and shared. Have this next week off so hope the rain lets up. Don't have a full set of rain gear any more. Blinking

Julia what a nice variety of primroses. Your bergenia has a really nice colored flower. I got some in trade last year and was wondering if they came with different flower colors. I hadn't really paid much attention since I'd never grown them before.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Apr 5, 2014 6:40 PM CST
I have 5 different varieties but they all are variations of pink blooms. I tried to get a picture of 'Lunar Glow' but they were fuzzy. May try again but it is magenta pink. I like these for the winter color. Love the double primroses. Wish I liked to work in the rain but not this gal.
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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
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kosk0025
Apr 6, 2014 8:29 AM CST
Pics look great! I worked outside all day yesterday. Endless weeds, etc. I'm so far behind on starting things in the greenhouse---worried I'm going to have to buy a lot of annuals this year that I normally start from seed, as it is getting late. And I'm not terribly motivated to spend time in my greenhouse for some reason.

I'm discovering that I lost A LOT of plants this winter. Or others were badly frost damaged. Very disappointing. We had 10 days of 15 degrees and sunny with no snow cover back in December. It did so much damage to my yard. It's really quite shocking. I wielded a chainsaw by myself a few weeks ago to cut down 15 huge (each 10 feet x 10 feet) ceanothus shrubs (mostly dead) that formed a hedge by the road. It took two dump trucks to haul away the debris. I paid some guys to dig out the massive stumps. I might do a thread to show the progression of that project. I ended up installing a bunch of new shrubs and trees. I don't dare do ceanothus again. It was an unbelievable amount of work to get those out of there. I discovered that I absolutely love using a chainsaw, however. That part was fun. Between this project and my shed project, there is little time for the greenhouse and my vegetable garden.

The light wasn't cooperating for me to get good photos yesterday. Lots in bloom though.

Here are some tulips + ribes. I like the orange and pink together.

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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Apr 6, 2014 8:52 AM CST
That's so sad about the ceanothus shrubs but that can happen with those. Love to see your before and after pictures. Gorgeous tulips Stephanie. I want a battery operated chainsaw for pruning some of my giant rodies. I did pick up a battery powered weed whacker and blower. The ones with the motors are just to heavy and I can never get them started. Grumbling We will see how they work.

Looks good around my yard except I bought some of those fancy daylilies and they must have rotted because no appearance has been made yet. I still have hope. They sure are not like the ones I bought years ago that grow like weeds but those beautiful blooms got me. Also had some rotted Iris. This has been such a wet spring. Rained all day yesterday, today looks promising. I'm working on a new raised bed for my sedum and Sempervivum, a rock garden like thing.
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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Garden Ideas: Level 1
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kosk0025
Apr 7, 2014 5:55 PM CST
Sharing my excitement that my Penstemon 'Husker Red' self sowed and made 4 babies. So exciting when a perennial that you really like does that. Hurray for free plants. I'll be moving these over to my new beds.
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Apr 7, 2014 6:04 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Lucky you and free is great!!! That one is good sized too.
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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
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kosk0025
Apr 8, 2014 12:39 PM CST
Yeah it is probably a second year plant that I didn't notice last year. The others look like first year plants.
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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
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kosk0025
Apr 10, 2014 8:55 AM CST
Phlox subulata starting to bloom.

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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
Apr 10, 2014 10:08 AM CST
Looks like spring!! Nice group of tulips in the lower right too. Very pretty.
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Name: Jewell
South Puget Sound (Zone 7a)
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Jewell
Apr 11, 2014 10:36 AM CST
Stephanie your hillside is looking great! Thumbs up
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Apr 11, 2014 11:49 AM CST
I've been busy trying to regain control of my beds (what a lot of weeds!), but here's what's coloring up for me this month:

Hyacinth's about done, azalea just opening, daffs on their way out
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Mahonia, one of my Jap-maples breaking dormancy, variegated masterwort bulking up


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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
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kosk0025
Apr 11, 2014 2:44 PM CST
So lovely. I love that the trees are leafing out. Nothing beats that lime green color of the earliest hint of leaves.

Tulips in the sun:
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Island bed with lots of bare spots due to some plant losses, mostly from a mole. Some from the hard freeze.
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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
Apr 11, 2014 3:31 PM CST
Deb and Stephanie some great blooms. Guess I will go looking around. I have my son's golden today so we shall see how he does.
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