Cottage Gardening forum: Random garden pics taken throughout 2014

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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Dec 11, 2014 12:01 PM CST
Been looking through pics of flowers to ease the winter doldrums, and thought I'd share Smiling Starting with spring:
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"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Dec 11, 2014 12:32 PM CST
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"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Dec 11, 2014 1:10 PM CST
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"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Dec 11, 2014 1:51 PM CST
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"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Dec 11, 2014 2:14 PM CST
And now for some summer blooms....
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"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Dec 11, 2014 2:38 PM CST
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"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Dec 11, 2014 3:00 PM CST
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"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
Frillylily
Dec 11, 2014 4:06 PM CST
very nice... I'm jealous !
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Dec 11, 2014 4:18 PM CST
Wow...gorgeous Neal! !
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Region: California Bee Lover Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Composter
Annuals Dog Lover Cat Lover Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Moiris
Dec 11, 2014 4:42 PM CST
Beautiful!!! I have a sister-in-law who is crazy about the color purple. I'll bet she would give anything to paint her house like yours...but she's in a suburban neighborhood...they have rules! What a lovely treat on such a dreary day!
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Dec 11, 2014 5:07 PM CST
Thanks y'all! I'm fortunate to have no neighbors in sight, well, at least not when the trees are leafed out. I gotta let my freak flag fly, LOL! And I must admit, being kind of an absent minded professor in the garden, it's nice that when I get distracted and leave piles of weeds and garden trimmings laying around, nobody can see them. I've been doing a lot of manicuring and editing this fall, so I'm looking forward to much improved "after" pics in 2015.

Marilyn, it came about because of the garden around the entrance, which is in memory of my friend Jan who lived (and died) in this house. Purples, blues, and mauve were her colors, and she loved fragrant flowers, so those qualities have guided the plantings. I had already decided I wanted to paint the house a quirky color, but the garden told me what color to go with.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi

Region: California
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UndertheSun
Dec 11, 2014 5:30 PM CST
Absolutely beautiful garden Neal!
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
Gardens in Buckets Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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grannysgarden
Dec 11, 2014 7:00 PM CST
I have traveled a bit to other countries where people are not afraid to paint their houses in their favorite colors. I loved them. The house I live in now is made of cypress and so does not get painted but when I did live in a painted house it was never white. My house may not be painted but my sheds and garden swings and benches are in shades of blue. Your house rocks, Neal!
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
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irisarian
Dec 11, 2014 8:32 PM CST
Lovely Neal. I sort of keep away from tulips because of the deer. We are also quite shaded & where there is sun, there are iris. Thumbs up I the dark people tulip 'Queen of Night'? When we lived in Ct. we grew that one with yellows which flowered at the same time.

Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Dec 12, 2014 12:31 AM CST
Neal, Thank you so much for taking the time for sharing your garden with us. It's beautiful.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Dec 12, 2014 5:34 AM CST
Lucy, you're right, that dark tulip is Queen of the Night- I love those! Thankfully, the deer don't often come into the yard, but occasionally the cattle break free and end up here. The damage from them isn't so much from what they eat as where they stand and walk (if the soil is wet).
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
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
Dec 13, 2014 9:03 AM CST
Your pictures showcasing your love of nature are a delight Neal.

Its clear how knowledgeable you are on the subject and your obvious love of gardening shows! I tip my hat to you.

Your garden pictures asset ATP and Cottage Gardening well indeed. Smiling
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Dec 13, 2014 10:08 AM CST
Thank you so much David! An honor from you, Sir I tip my hat to you.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
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Trish
Dec 13, 2014 11:52 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Lovely, Neal!

I always enjoy the pictures that you share!
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Dec 13, 2014 12:06 PM CST
Thanks Trish! It feels good to be back, both here and in the garden Hurray!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi

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