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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
Jan 1, 2016 4:08 PM CST
lovemyhouse said:One of my greatest pleasures is taking photographs of my yard throughout the year. I find deep satisfaction in recording the beauty of flowers and plants and seasons, but, not surprisingly, I also like those, “Ooh, nice job on the photo” pats on the back.


This quote is from the beginning of My Garden thread for 2015. With 26,885 views and 2,535 replies, I consider it a rousing success and know we will have just as much fun in this coming year on the 2016 thread as we did in the one for the last year. Thumbs up
(If you want to refer back to the 2015 thread: The thread "My Garden and other stuff - 2015" in Garden Photos forum)



I try to post flower/plant/garden images often, so if you don't care for chit-chat just skim past it.


Otherwise, feel free to browse, lurk, comment, jump in--there is no such thing as 'off topic' and the more in the pool, the merrier we will all be. Big Grin


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While the Fall and Winter so far have given my area lower than usual temperatures in December, we also experienced lower than the usual number of freezes to date, an extraordinary amount of rain, and a plethora of much warmer than usual days. As a result, I have flowers blooming on this New Year's Day that would have normally gone dormant weeks back. You will hear no complaints from me...


(Cascading) Rosemary Irene. Tis a right bee magnet.
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Coral Drift Rose. Lights up the yard in sunlight, soft and dreamy in shade.
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My favorite NOID Dianthus.
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Standing Cypress
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Gerbera. Probably the longest-lasting and sturdiest bloom in the yard. // Henbit. Some people consider it a weed. I think it is a pretty ground cover.
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Red Drift Rose
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Just Joey // NOID pink showing freeze burn (we HAVE had a couple of them Hilarious! ).
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If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Jan 1, 2016 4:12 PM CST
What a colorful way to start out the first day of the new year! Beautiful as always, Debra! Thumbs up
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
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
Jan 1, 2016 4:15 PM CST
Thank you, Linda. Smiling
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Jan 1, 2016 4:16 PM CST
Welcome!
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
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
Jan 1, 2016 4:17 PM CST
Since it is likely any work on the house will be months delayed, yesterday I decided to jump out of limbo and painted most of the remaining pink space in the sunroom; then hung a poster that has been in the spare room. Looks good, don't you think? Thinking of moving the curtains, too, but want to tape some bubble wrap over the sunroom windows first. Otherwise, I will need to do what I have in years past--stuff old sheets and tablecloths in the window sills and tack sheets completely over the space (it gets COLD in there Blinking ). Also thinking of pasting flower photographs or something over the door panels. I won't be able to keep it, might as well make it more decorative until removal. Big Grin

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If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Jan 1, 2016 4:25 PM CST
I have three rooms painted with a very similiar green and I love it. The poster looks good ! The whole look reminds me of spring. Smiling
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Patti
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 6b)
Winter Sowing Critters Allowed Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cottage Gardener Bee Lover Dragonflies
Birds Cat Lover Seed Starter Dog Lover Region: Kansas Houseplants
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Tuckersmom
Jan 1, 2016 5:05 PM CST
I like the idea of starting the new year off with a new thread. Smiling You have done a nice job in that room, Debra. I'm really sorry work on your house is going to have to be delayed. I know you've really been looking forward to it.
“In walking, just walk. In sitting, just sit. Above all, don’t wobble.”
– Zen saying
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
Jan 1, 2016 5:12 PM CST
Thank you, Linda, I think so, too.

Patti, yeah, a part of me is selfishly disappointed--that is normal and I am okay feeling it without guilt. Because the rest of me understands that local contractors will have their hands full for a bit taking care of folks in need of immediate help. Next week, should find out more information about what will happen now.
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
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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
Jan 1, 2016 8:08 PM CST
Debra,..those blooms give a surge of color to the start of 2016 and that includes the new paint job,..is that green or Duck Egg Blue Shrug! describing colors is one of my failings Whistling
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Jan 1, 2016 8:50 PM CST
That's a great change Debra -- amazing what a change of color can do for a room!!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. ([url=www.tut.com]www.tut.com[/url])
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
Jan 1, 2016 9:16 PM CST
I am continually astonished--and pleased!!--at the blooms. Still have an Iris bloom stalk trying to come up, too. It is a pink one, Mary Ann. Big Grin


The color is called Pale Moss Green, and it is in eggshell finish. Never knew until I got this house how paint finish makes a difference in how the color is seen.


So, I let the peas burn... Whistling Whistling ...on the bottom, anyway. Hilarious! Enough was good on the top layer to scrape off and mix with chopped jalapeno and diced bacon to make it edible. Not a fan of them, but I would have failed in my bounden duty to uphold the "Time-Honored Southern Tradition of Eating Black-Eyed Peas on New Year's for Luck" if I hadn't made the effort. {{snicker-snortle-chort}} Rolling on the floor laughing
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Jan 1, 2016 9:19 PM CST
oooooooooooooooooooooooooh -- a pink one!!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. ([url=www.tut.com]www.tut.com[/url])
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
Image
lovemyhouse
Jan 1, 2016 9:25 PM CST
It might have a chance if it can open, or at least get close to opening, by about January 11. Supposed to only get at the freezing mark overnight, and daytime temperatures would be plenty warm enough until then. Fingers crossed, eh? Smiling
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Jan 2, 2016 6:48 AM CST
How cold is it forecast to get there, Debra?

It is great to see blooms in January! My yard is full of blooms. This is the longest that I've ever seen a Firespike bush bloom. I have several in my yard (the hummers and butterflies love them).

But we are FINALLY supposed to get some cooler weather. Not cold weather, but cooler weather. It is supposed to be in the low 70's and high 60's over the next 5 days before it jumps back up in 80's. I am looking forward to it. I just wished that weather had happened over my entire Winter Holiday break from work. I would have been more motivated to work out in the yard. I did do quite a bit of work outside, but not nearly what I was hoping to do because it was just too hot.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
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
Jan 2, 2016 12:37 PM CST
This station tends to forecast a smidgen lower than others, but the one I usually check isn't updated. For this time of year, I won't quibble with a degree or two even if it means my flowers go away. It isn't pipe-freezing cold, which I worry about, so I will take this forecast and be happy about it. Hilarious! I am already ahead having blooms this far into Winter. Smiling
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Sister took me to breakfast this morning (oooh, BAYYYY-con!), then I piddled around outside for awhile. Assessing how much weedy grass is left to pull, what Iris can be dug up and rehomed (because I HAVE to make room for incoming), what I need to do to clear saplings and vines from the back corner by the garage, and whether or not I really need all the crap piled on the worktable under the carport. You know, stuff like swizzle sticks. "Hey, plant stakes." And paint stirrers. "Hey..." Well, I don't know what I was thinking on those, but you get the idea. Tomorrow's project might just be ruthlessly clearing it off.


Last bloom on the Lest We Forget stalk. // NOID Dianthus
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Pink Attraction. VERY short stalk, but if it can hang on long enough for the bloom to open, who cares? Smiling
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Orange Harvest. Don't think that bud will open; however, I HAVE been surprised before. Hilarious! Look at that crazy-color orange beard.
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If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Jan 2, 2016 2:10 PM CST
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEBRA! Group hug Green Grin!
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Jan 2, 2016 2:18 PM CST
Well, lookie there ... we have almost a New Year baby! Happy Birthday, Debra!!!! And wishing you many more. Thumbs up
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Name: Patti
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 6b)
Winter Sowing Critters Allowed Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cottage Gardener Bee Lover Dragonflies
Birds Cat Lover Seed Starter Dog Lover Region: Kansas Houseplants
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Tuckersmom
Jan 2, 2016 3:19 PM CST
I hope your day is wonderful. Happy Birthday, Debra.
“In walking, just walk. In sitting, just sit. Above all, don’t wobble.”
– Zen saying
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Jan 2, 2016 3:45 PM CST
Happy, happy birthday. May you have a WONDERFUL day.
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
Jan 2, 2016 4:20 PM CST
Thank you, thank you. Smiling
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'

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