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Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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Heucheras Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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stilldew
Apr 24, 2015 3:24 PM CST
Here is a link to part 2 of Susan's Garden The thread "Susan's Garden Part Two 2012-2013" in Garden Photos forum

Somehow 2014 managed to get by without any photos on this forum, but will try to keep up this year.

Things are just beginning to grow here is zone 5. The SDB iris are the first big show of color. Here is a shot of the front sidewalk.

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And a collage of some of the earliest bloomers.
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I planted a new sedum bed last year. It's starting to fill in but will need a couple more years to be photo ready. One of my favorites is Sweet and Sour.


This tricolored sedum is one I'm growing along the front sidewalk.
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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
Heucheras Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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stilldew
Apr 26, 2015 6:47 AM CST
Just started cleaning up in the back I have 2 large raised beds of semps. Trying to get the little clover seedlings pulled andnew gravel put around them, Here are a couple areas that are looking good.

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Name: Veronica
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indygardengal
May 3, 2015 9:44 AM CST
Happy to see you posting again this year, Susan.
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Name: Missy
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Zazinnia
May 16, 2015 7:13 PM CST
Just looked through both of your threads and I love what you have done!! Your lilies and daylillies are magnificent. Love your iris above too. Dwarf? So colorful.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
May 16, 2015 7:39 PM CST
Susan, I am started to gather more Sedum and Stonecrop. Like that White Tip. Your photographs are always so lovely, I am looking forward to seeing those for this new year. Smiling
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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
Heucheras Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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stilldew
May 23, 2015 6:02 AM CST
Strange weather this year. Almost 13" of rain this month. Hitting an all time record for May here. Cold this last week with temps almost down to freezing. Iris are in full swing now and am seeing daylily scapes shooting up.



The tree peony got to bloom a couple days before the rains restarted. Had over 100 blooms this year.




Some of the hens and chicks are really taking off. This is Ford's Spring



Snow Ball bush in back corner.
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Pele a little standard dwarf iris
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Finishing up the annual pots for this year. Lots of coleus as usual. Also a few cannas, verbena and other plants. This is a new combination for the porch.

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Lots of bright yellow Russian Sedum in bloom.
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Tall bearded Iris

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Clematis

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Asiatic and other lilies are budding out.
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
May 23, 2015 6:51 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Calif_Sue
May 23, 2015 7:29 AM CST

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Looking great Susan!
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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
Heucheras Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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stilldew
May 23, 2015 9:18 AM CST
Dorothy Rose columbine is delightful.



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Dog sitting for the next 10 days. They are so much help in the garden.
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Iris in bloom all over the place. I know some people like to grow their iris in separate beds, but mine are mixed in with the daylilies and other plants and seem to do well.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
May 23, 2015 11:55 AM CST
Susan, my Iris are mostly mixed in, too. What is the delicious-looking Iris in this photograph?

stilldew said:Thumb of 2015-05-23/stilldew/65daac
Dog sitting for the next 10 days. They are so much help in the garden.


Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Doggies Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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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
Heucheras Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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stilldew
May 23, 2015 2:32 PM CST
That's and old one Supreme Sultan. Tall and always gets a lot of comments from passerbys. I have enough I could send you some if you like it.



Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
May 23, 2015 2:35 PM CST
I would love some, thank you. Lovey dubby Treemail me when you are ready and I will send postage before you ship.
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
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
Heucheras Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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stilldew
May 23, 2015 6:08 PM CST
A few shots of the back yard. Always a work in progress.
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Thumb of 2015-05-24/stilldew/19196fBehind the iris you can see the sedum bed I'm working on. Needs weeded before taking a close up. Beyond that are 2 raised beds with semps.


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Double Knockout Rose was winter killed almost to the ground this last winter, so is much shorter than normal for May.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
May 23, 2015 7:31 PM CST
Big changes. Looks great. Smiling I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
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Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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foraygardengirl
May 24, 2015 10:34 AM CST
Susan, your colors and combinations are inspired. Very beautiful!
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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
Heucheras Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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stilldew
May 24, 2015 11:08 AM CST
This is the only shaded area I have in my yard. I trimmed up the Seven Sons tree yesterday to make it more visible. Still need to get out a saw and cut off the one low branch. My brother recently moved into a new house with some hostas that were seriously in need of being divided, so I brought some of them home and planted them yesterday. The daylilies in the background are red NOIDs that bloom fairly well in the shade. I may remove them after I see how they do this year. Just stuck them there to fill in the space last year after I took down a lot of vines that had been growing on the old back fence. The big problem with this area as well as all the back yard is that there is a huge oak tree in my neighbor's yard and the ground is covered with oak seeds and seedlings this time of the year. Not sure that mulching this area would help, but maybe after I get some of the seeds cleaned up I will add some.
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Sometimes I feel like there is not much progress in the back, but here is the same area 2 years ago.

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And this was 3 years ago with the old fence and all the invasive Dutchman's Pipe vines. Afraid they are still popping up in places, but things really are improving. Give me about 3 more years and maybe the whole back will be looking good.
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Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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foraygardengirl
May 24, 2015 11:54 AM CST
That's a lot of progress in 2 years!
I am fascinated with seven sons trees...it would be marginally hardy here. Are your happy with yours?
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Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
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
Heucheras Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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stilldew
May 24, 2015 12:38 PM CST
I'm not as excited about the tree as I thought I would be. It's pretty, but not spectacular. Since it's the only tree in my garden, I wanted something special. Maybe with the trimming up it will do better this year.

Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
May 24, 2015 1:19 PM CST
You have made a lot of progress, Susan. Thumbs up
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Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Replace your lawn with a garden!
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Bee Lover Sedums
Hostas Dog Lover Xeriscape Region: Minnesota Heucheras Butterflies
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foraygardengirl
May 24, 2015 4:55 PM CST
I thought the seven son tree would be really a great specimen tree both for its bloom time and the white flowers and then reddish sepals. If it's rather underwhelming, maybe I won't chance it. I do have a few zone 5 plants that survive here, but I certainly wouldn't count on it.
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