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Name: Joshua
Greenville SC (Zone 8a)
Salvias
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woodenman12
Dec 23, 2015 10:13 PM CST
Hello my name is Joshua and I love to garden. Theres something you can't explain about having instant gratification with seeing your hard work bloom and excite you.

A little about myself. I am 25 and I love perennial/annuals that are big and in your face. I enjoy growing a lot of plants from seed and cuttings. I have been gardening for 3 years and have not stopped since. Once the gardening bug got me it didn't let go. I will be posting some pictures through out this year starting with spring.
Enjoy

I will go ahead and say growing foxglove from seeds was my crowning achievement in spring. I was absolutely in love with this flower in April. People should really grow this plant more often.
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The pastel garden was in full bloom during spring.
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Another wonderful plant I grew from seed was sweet rocket. It was so easy to sow in early spring and germination rate was high. It also blooms for a very long time. Which is good because I do not have that many spring flowering plants. I can honestly say my garden is a summer/fall garden.
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It amazes me a tiny seed makes such beauty.
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And some odd and ends

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I love making boquets

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OHH and I almost forgot another first time sowing and blooming this year. This purple aquilegia was also another exciting flower and goal I can check off the list of growing.
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Thank you for reading and looking. I will be posting more of this years garden soon.

Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Birds Tropicals Hummingbirder Bulbs Region: Georgia
Lilies Irises Peonies Clematis Plumerias Roses
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Cem9165
Dec 23, 2015 10:33 PM CST
Joshua, welcome to ATP Welcome!

Your garden is beautiful, and your arrangements are artistic, and gorgeous! It is amazing what can be grown from seeds.
"Aspire to inspire before you expire"

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Name: Philip
Ireland,.The Midlands. (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Clematis Cactus and Succulents Hostas Dahlias Seed Starter
Cat Lover Lilies Roses Dog Lover Cottage Gardener Garden Photography
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glengarry23
Dec 24, 2015 4:08 AM CST
Welcome Joshua,

Very healthy and full bloomed Foxgloves,..here's hoping they re seed and produce many different colors for you,..the garden is looking good and nice to hear you got the gardening bug Thumbs up ,..you also have some other nice blooms,..well done.
Name: Suga
Coastal South Carolina (Zone 8b)
Bee Lover Garden Ideas: Master Level
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Suga
Dec 24, 2015 7:28 AM CST
Welcome to ATP!!! Your garden is beautiful and you have done a fantastic job! You will find great friends here.... I promise! Keep up the great work. If I can personally help you with anything do not hesitate to ask. Many here are also willing to share plants as well just for postage. (Little hint). I'm one of those so when spring rolls around maybe I could add something to your garden if you see something in my list that you like if I have extra of it. I love seeing young gardeners carry on!!! Hurray!
Name: Joshua
Greenville SC (Zone 8a)
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woodenman12
Dec 24, 2015 12:33 PM CST
Thank you for the kind words! Yes I will take any help of any kind. I love doing seed trades. But I have never done plant trades via mail so it will be a first. I'll post early summer plants today
Name: Suga
Coastal South Carolina (Zone 8b)
Bee Lover Garden Ideas: Master Level
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Suga
Dec 25, 2015 6:00 AM CST
Merry Christmas to you and your family! I see you are also in SC. I'm in Moncks Corner. A little north of Charleston. I grow mostly daylilies. And if you look I'm kinda obsessed lol!!! This spring I can send you a few maybe if some that I have that have multiplied. Daylilies can sell from anywhere between $5 to $200+. Lol. I have some in all price ranges. I am a member of our local Daylily association and have grown them for many many years. You can also grow them from seed by making your own crosses. It's a lot of fun to see what you create. I also have other plants that I can share as well. I like things that are a little unusual and different. Enjoy your day and we will keep in touch! πŸŽ…πŸ» Thumbs up
Name: Patti
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 6b)
Winter Sowing Critters Allowed Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cottage Gardener Bee Lover Dragonflies
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Tuckersmom
Dec 25, 2015 7:03 AM CST
Welcome! Joshua. I am new to gardening too so I totally understand how that particular bug can bite. nodding My eyes are feasting on the gorgeous flowers and arrangements; lovely, so very lovely. Thank you for sharing them. I am really looking forward to more pictures. Smiling



β€œIn walking, just walk. In sitting, just sit. Above all, don’t wobble.”
– Zen saying
Name: Joshua
Greenville SC (Zone 8a)
Salvias
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woodenman12
Dec 25, 2015 3:47 PM CST
In the beginning of summer the front garden began to ramp up. The iris had finished flowering and now the rose, crocosmias and liatris were blooming. The front garden is meant to be a long border full of flowers and color. I live in a ranch house so the beds are very long.

One of my favorites
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I was very proud of myself for growing this hibiscus from seed. I had no idea what color it was going to be so this was a 3 year surprise. (I am sure it would of grown faster if I had given it much better growing conditions as a seeding when I was still a newbie)
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You know when the to stop collecting flowers for a bouquet when the bucket starts looking good.

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First time growing a rose other than a knock out rose this one is called a peace rose. Both of theses roses I picked up at Wal-mart for 5 bucks!
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Medallion rose
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I will post more. This is more of a teaser. Thanks for reading
Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Birds Tropicals Hummingbirder Bulbs Region: Georgia
Lilies Irises Peonies Clematis Plumerias Roses
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Cem9165
Dec 25, 2015 7:25 PM CST
Beautiful blooms!
"Aspire to inspire before you expire"

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Name: Philip
Ireland,.The Midlands. (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Clematis Cactus and Succulents Hostas Dahlias Seed Starter
Cat Lover Lilies Roses Dog Lover Cottage Gardener Garden Photography
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glengarry23
Dec 25, 2015 7:29 PM CST
Very nice roses and not expensive at all,..i must admit you made that bucket attractive there is a great selection in there,..your Hibiscus looks healthy enough with a nice bloom,..some Hibiscus can be a tad slow to grow so give it more time,..well done.
Name: Terri
Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Hellebores Ferns Ponds
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aspenhill
Dec 27, 2015 7:28 PM CST
Hi Joshua. You have lovely gardens and I am really enjoying the photos. I'm envious of those foxgloves - I've tried them several times and just can't get them to take. I've tried mature plants, direct seed sowing, indoor seed sowing, winter sowing, and nada... I'm trying them once again from some pass along seedlings that I got from a gardening friend in September. I know they are biennial and am hoping they take off and bloom this spring. Keeping fingers crossed. I like them so much, I just don't want to give up Hilarious!

Looking forward to seeing more of your gardens!
Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
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Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Dec 28, 2015 9:00 AM CST
Welcome! to ATP Joshua and Thank You! for sharing photos of your beautiful flowers. You definitely do have a green thumb. Looking forward to seeing and learning more about your gardening adventures. Thumbs up
Name: Joshua
Greenville SC (Zone 8a)
Salvias
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woodenman12
Dec 28, 2015 10:36 AM CST
This is my pride and joy. My front garden.

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I started it on this past year and on a bleak january day and during the summer it came into its own.
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As you read this forum you will learn I am obsessed with Dahlias. I really like plants that come in different colors and varieties.

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Thanks for looking, leave a comment if you liked it. I'll post more soon. Big Grin
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Name: Philip
Ireland,.The Midlands. (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Clematis Cactus and Succulents Hostas Dahlias Seed Starter
Cat Lover Lilies Roses Dog Lover Cottage Gardener Garden Photography
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glengarry23
Dec 28, 2015 2:28 PM CST
Love the before and after shots Thumbs up ,..now that is a garden,.. now full of plants and great blooms,..nice to see you made curves along the main path,..yes you have a good gardening eye I tip my hat to you.
Name: Joshua
Greenville SC (Zone 8a)
Salvias
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woodenman12
Dec 28, 2015 2:45 PM CST
Thank you Philip. English gardens really inspire me to go for that cottage garden look and jam as many plants as I can.
Name: Philip
Ireland,.The Midlands. (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Clematis Cactus and Succulents Hostas Dahlias Seed Starter
Cat Lover Lilies Roses Dog Lover Cottage Gardener Garden Photography
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glengarry23
Dec 28, 2015 3:19 PM CST
English Cottage Gardens are very inspiring Thumbs up ,..mine is a combination of both English and Irish Cottage Gardens with a good few American plants thrown in Whistling ,..but its the filling or cramming many plants together gets that appearance,..here is mine for the entire month of June and its changes.

Video===All Of June 2015.

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Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
Wet Tropical AHS Zone 12
Adeniums Tropicals Morning Glories Container Gardener Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
Dog Lover Cat Lover Bee Lover Vegetable Grower Butterflies Permaculture
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Rainbow
Dec 28, 2015 3:38 PM CST
Truly awesome, Philip! Beautiful flowers and landscape; peaceful and quiet look; I could almost hear a water fountain splashing soothingly along with the music, and birds singing their sweet songs. Lovey dubby Sighing!
Name: Philip
Ireland,.The Midlands. (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Clematis Cactus and Succulents Hostas Dahlias Seed Starter
Cat Lover Lilies Roses Dog Lover Cottage Gardener Garden Photography
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glengarry23
Dec 28, 2015 4:08 PM CST
Thank you KD,..Joshua is heading in the same direction,..i can see that Thumbs up he has the green thumbs.
Name: Suga
Coastal South Carolina (Zone 8b)
Bee Lover Garden Ideas: Master Level
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Suga
Dec 29, 2015 6:44 PM CST
Your garden is beautiful and so are your pictures!!!! I will get your seeds in the mail in the next day or two ok I tip my hat to you.
Name: Joshua
Greenville SC (Zone 8a)
Salvias
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woodenman12
Dec 30, 2015 5:20 PM CST
Dahlias, dahluas and more dahlias. These flowers stole my heart back in 2014. I can remember my first a remember my first dahlia bloom. It was a huge yellow Kevin floodlight. After that my bank account has regretted it. All last winter I was looking all over the Internet for different Dahlia till I was swimming in them.

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If I had to choose one dahlia that was my favorite this year it's Twilite. It's tall and and absolutely shines like a star at night. I bought this one from swan island dahlia

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It even looks like a shooting star with the zebra grass behind it.


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Thank you for reading. I'll post more dahlia and garden photos for you while we are experiencing winter. Leave a comment and tell me what you think :)


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