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Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
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boojum
Sep 5, 2010 6:30 AM CST
Finally got out to shoot yesterday. We came from http://cubits.org/orchids/thread/view/26765/
This daylily seems to be the last "big show" here. These guys are pretty tall at 4'. The rest are just a few flowers or are winding down. I've been pulling out the dried scapes and the dead foliage in the places that look ratty. I wish I could manage a trimmer without hurting my back. I would cut the dls to the ground after bloom so the new foliage would grow in and look fresh again. Can't do hand cutting to 250 varieties, so intermittent clean up is "what it is".

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Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Sep 5, 2010 6:35 AM CST
The Autumn Clematis is in its prime.
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Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Sep 5, 2010 6:43 AM CST
The gentians are opening on time but the Japanese anemones that usually bloom the same time have been open for weeks. Weird summer.
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Chelone or Turtlehead.
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St. Johnswort single form.
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Autumn crocuses.
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First aster.
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Looks like fall flowers are here. Well it is September!!
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
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boojum
Sep 5, 2010 6:50 AM CST
And the peaches are amazing this year with few worms (not sprayed). Actually all the fruit have loved the heat. I have 6 gallon bags of blueberries frozen and there are still more!!!
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Sep 5, 2010 7:47 AM CST

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Yum!! They look wonderful! And so does your Garden in September! Including a teacup! Smiling
I love the AutumnClematis!!
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Sep 5, 2010 8:12 AM CST
That was a trade on DG!! Just ate my second peach! Thinking of grooming the cymbidiums today for fun and a way to be more vigilant for spikes!!
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Sep 6, 2010 1:06 PM CST
Kathy, those peaches look fabulous..I had no idea you could grow them that far north! Lucky you!
lindsey
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Sep 6, 2010 2:21 PM CST
Big Grin
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Sep 6, 2010 2:58 PM CST
Looking good, Kathy. I don't think I'll be growing any peaches but I see some papaya in my future.

Jim
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Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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sugarcane
Sep 6, 2010 3:55 PM CST
It doesn't look like the papaya took a hit with the cold weather last winter..good for you Jim!
lindsey
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Sep 6, 2010 4:24 PM CST
Looks are deceiving. It's just a fast grower. Normally I have papaya from spring to fall but this is the first crop of the year. These are on the female tree. The hermaphrodite tree seems to have been shocked back into the male only mode as I've seen no female flowers on it.

Jim
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Lilies Irises Cat Lover Dog Lover
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stilldew
Sep 7, 2010 10:59 AM CST
What a great looking Autumn Clemetis! And peaches looking so yummy!

I've just returned from a Leishman family reunion in the Sandhills of NE. We had it at the family ranch that my great-great grandmother originally homesteaded. It has been in the Leishman family for well over 100 years now. I spent some of the best years of my childhood there and will always be a cowgirl at heart. Here's a shot of the original house in the center and the nearby lake and the windmill nearest the house. The sandhill have had more rain than normal this year. I never remember the lake this full. Here are some of the plants that grow in the sandhills. Very different from this part of NE.
http://www.thenebraskasandhills.com/Plants.html

About one fourth of Ne is covered with Sandhills. If you've never driven through them, they are very unique and beautiful in a very special way. All the sandhill kids grow up playing in what we call blowouts: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://farm4.static.flic...

Highway 83 from Valentine to Thedford and on into Alliance is one of the loneliest roads in America. Cell phone and radio connection fades out and gas and restrooms can be 50 miles apart. Really feels like you are back in the Wild West. Click on the link and then scroll down to see some photos of this area.
http://www.uwsp.edu/geo/projects/geoweb/participants/dutch/V...

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Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Sep 7, 2010 11:54 AM CST
Love all the info and photos. Bet gardening there is a challenge! What do you grow? Wildflowers? (loved that link and have been learning so much by looking, thanks!!!)
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Lilies Irises Cat Lover Dog Lover
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stilldew
Sep 7, 2010 12:08 PM CST
Mostly wildflowers, but my aunt and cousin had some great looking vegetable gardens. Of course they have to water often because the sand soaks up the water. I brought home some seeds of what my aunt calls bouncingbet. Some of hers were doubles. Not sure if they will grow here.

Another part of NE that is very scenic is around Scotts Bluff and Chimney Rock.
http://www.uwsp.edu/geo/projects/geoweb/participants/dutch/V...

Eastern NE where I live looks more like this. Flatter with very fertile farm land. http://lancaster.unl.edu/feature/guess7_10.htm

As long as I'm giving you the tour of NE, you might as well visit one of my favorite places here in Lincoln, The Sunken Gardens. http://www.google.com/images?q=sunken+gardens+lincoln+ne&rls...
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Sep 7, 2010 12:58 PM CST
I knew folks from the sandhills of NC that always raved about their watermelons!
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Sep 7, 2010 5:46 PM CST
That was an interesting tour Susan! I've never been to that part of the country. I find it amazing that so many of the wildflowers do so well in other parts of the country...even So. Cal., if one gets to the higher elevations. Of course, many of them have been hybridized by the nursery trade, and will do well almost anywhere.
As a strictly West Coast gal, who doesn't travel much, I love these internet tours! Thumbs up
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Sep 9, 2010 2:47 PM CST
That was a nice look at Nebraska. Thanks, Susan.

I just went out front and took a couple of pictures of the blooming birds of paradise. Hope you like them. The flower in the second picture is a bit more mature than the one in the first picture.

Jim
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Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Sep 9, 2010 3:37 PM CST
Truly amazing flowers!
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Sep 9, 2010 4:35 PM CST
Wonderful pictures Susan. Kathy, loved the peach pictures. I grew up in the Sandhills of NC and although the watermelons were good, the peaches were fantastic.
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Sep 9, 2010 5:56 PM CST
MMmmmmmmm.

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