Orchids forum: Show Us Your Garden 15 (September 2011)

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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Sep 1, 2011 10:40 AM CST
We came from here
The thread "Show Us Your Garden 14 (August 2011)" in Orchids forum
We'd love to see your garden!


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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Sep 1, 2011 3:27 PM CST
I'm just in from fertilizing the citrus and the roses. I fertilize four times a year with a slow release granules. I have a distinct type for palms, roses, citrus and everything else. I'm out of the palm and general purpose so I'll pick them up tomorrow. During the hot rainy season the plants (and weeds) just explode and it is too hot to do much about it. I'll have to go through each bed once the heat breaks in late October.

Jim
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Sep 1, 2011 3:50 PM CST
I know what you mean about weeds and too hot to do anything about them, Jim! Grumbling
Weather is just turning the corner so in a few weeks we can cut down most things and tidy up the Weeds Gone Wild! Hilarious!
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Sep 2, 2011 12:32 PM CST
A ragtag bunch at the moment.
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Sep 2, 2011 4:06 PM CST

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It sure doesn't look ragtag from where I am sitting. Nice!
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Sep 2, 2011 4:45 PM CST
I agree with Ursula. That looks pretty nice from where I'm sitting.

Jim
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Sep 2, 2011 4:59 PM CST
Thank you, Ursula and Jim! You are both so kind! Smiling
Everything is going into Fall right now. Leaves are even falling from The redtwig Dogwoods.
Everything looks overgrown and scary!
Because it has been too hot to do anything out there that really needs to be done, like weeding and cutting down spent plants.
Hopefully soon..
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Sep 2, 2011 5:11 PM CST
I just don't have the energy myself. Started back working this week. Now I look at everything and :shrug:
We got our willow tree pollarded today. Looks terrible but wait in a few years!!!
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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Sep 2, 2011 5:17 PM CST
DBH just widened a Daylily bed and mulched it heavily.
Have added alot of new ones this year and needed the room.
I know alot of folks consider Morning Glories to be weeds, but I find them charming and magical when grown in profusion with the many different shades of blues, purples and pinks and white picotee edges and splashes.
My backyard in the morning is like MG Kindergarten!
I have trouble capturing it in photos, but will keep trying....
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Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Sep 2, 2011 5:21 PM CST
Beauties!
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Sep 2, 2011 6:11 PM CST
I'd trade some of the nasty stink vine I have for those morning glory weeds anyday. Very pretty.

Kathy, you really hammered that poor willow. Keep us appraised of its comeback.

The curcuma or ginger 'Sulee Sunshine' that I bought from Plant Delights has bloomed and it is really something to see.

Jim

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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Sep 2, 2011 6:22 PM CST
WOW!! Nice plant, Jim! love the colors.
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 2, 2011 6:42 PM CST
Ha! That willow could care less. You could throw a willow log on the ground and if there is water in the ground, it will grow roots and sprout leaves. Incredibly fast growing too. This is the second time we've cut it!
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Sep 3, 2011 8:19 AM CST
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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 3, 2011 8:40 AM CST
Just beautiful color there, Janice!! Thanks for posting! Great semps!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Sep 3, 2011 2:05 PM CST

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Janice, lovely colors indeed, and I am partial to the Sempervivum (?) collection.

Jim, pretty Curcuma!
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 3, 2011 2:29 PM CST
Beautiful show, Janice.

Thanks, Ursula.

Jim
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 3, 2011 7:28 PM CST
Oh I forgot to say I've never seen a curcuma before and it is so striking!!!
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 4, 2011 6:12 AM CST
Thanks, Kathy. I have grown quite fond of gingers. They like part shade and go away in the winter, only to return like gangbusters in the spring. There are a million different varieties, some with attractive foliage and others with great blooms, some tiny and others very large.. I finally had to devote a garden to them. This is my varigated shell ginger in bloom.

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 4, 2011 7:16 AM CST
So pretty. I wonder if the tiny ones could grow as houseplants.

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