Site Banners forum: Banner for February 26, 2016 by dirtdorphins

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Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Feb 25, 2016 6:01 PM CST
View through the mail slot

Thumb of 2015-07-01/dirtdorphins/9ff0c5
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
Feb 25, 2016 6:13 PM CST
Niiiice view! I tip my hat to you. Hurray!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 25, 2016 6:47 PM CST
I wish I were your mail slot! I could look at that view all the time. Smiling
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Sean B Murray
Riverhead, NY (Zone 7a)
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Whitebeard
Feb 25, 2016 7:34 PM CST
Oh Dirt, you just inspire and amaze me with your banners. I am awed by your talent. I'm trying to learn to do these, but by the time I get down to the right dimensions, a nice photo is just, well, an okay banner. This is a wonderful photo and banner. Again, well done and I tip my hat to you.
Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Region: Maryland Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 The WITWIT Badge
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Catmint20906
Feb 25, 2016 7:43 PM CST
Beautiful! Hurray!
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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dirtdorphins
Feb 25, 2016 8:13 PM CST
oh gosh *Blush*
Thank you
This photo was pitiful--grass and weeds in the foreground, the street and the neighbor's fence/house in the background--all I could do with it was to chop out the middle for a banner and toss the rest Shrug! point is, it doesn't have to be a great picture, just a slice
Maybe you're over-thinking it Sean? I just look thru the mail slot
Name: Sean B Murray
Riverhead, NY (Zone 7a)
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Whitebeard
Feb 25, 2016 8:26 PM CST
What I'm thinking is that you are simply Queen of this Mountain. Meanwhile, I will hold onto the lower pitons and learn from you...yet I'll strive to climb. Meanwhile, when you seen one you think is, well, meh, you'll know it's mine on that tier below looking up. That said, I'll also up the pixels on the original photo enough to reduce it to such brilliance as those of yours. You rock.
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
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cliftoncat
Feb 26, 2016 3:37 AM CST
Beautiful! Thank You!
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Feb 26, 2016 4:32 AM CST
Wonderful.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Feb 26, 2016 5:42 AM CST
I love the shades of green mingled with the other colors. Very nicely done, Dirt!
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Feb 26, 2016 6:42 AM CST
Thumbs up Hurray! I tip my hat to you. Thank You!
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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dirtdorphins
Feb 26, 2016 8:03 AM CST
To paraphrase David Letterman in his prime:

This is only an exhibition, not a competition: no rankings, no wagering! Big Grin Big Grin

(Thanks for your kind words.)
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Name: Arturo Tarak
Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentin
hampartsum
Feb 26, 2016 8:41 AM CST
Hello Dirt, have you added the pic to the multiplant data? I would love to recognize what each of the plants are! The banner is particularly beautiful and surprisingly portrays what we naturally do when we watch a border...the rest of the background, and heights are blurred from attention. Congratulations. Thank You!
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Feb 26, 2016 10:22 AM CST
Oh Dirt, I didn't even have to look -- I knew it was your banner. I tip my hat to you.
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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dirtdorphins
Feb 26, 2016 10:59 AM CST
Maybe someday I'll get a better pic for the multi-plant page...
for Arturo and any other inquiring minds,
hmm, let's see...
L to R
The daisy is

with Creeping Baby's Breath (Gypsophila repens 'Rosea')
and some bulb foliage and Creeping Thyme (Thymus praecox subsp. arcticus)
There is a white chrysanthemum behind and salvia nemorosa barely visible
The spruce is Colorado Spruce (Picea pungens 'Glauca Globosa') and I see we don't have an image of that one in the database so I should really do something about that soon
Then the sweetest little pink geranium Geranium (Geranium dalmaticum)

and verbena
with Partridge Feather (Tanacetum densum)
Name: Arturo Tarak
Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentin
hampartsum
Feb 27, 2016 3:37 AM CST
Thank you so much Dirt! yes, I have an inquisitive mind and personality...curiosity is such a great drive...and after all isn't it that that keeps each of us doing all that is done in a garden?. Somehow when I see a wonderful pic like yours I'm instantly transported ( in spirit I would say) inside the image straight into the place and imagine myself wandering and stopping over each plant, thanking them for the beauty they provide us, as if I was given a short opportunity for a stop over visit into the garden. Then curiosity assaults me...I like to be introduced to each person... in this case as if they are plant persons..with their individual names. They become familiar and then ( always in spirit) they come closer. Thank You! for the trouble explaining your details to me!
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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dirtdorphins
Feb 27, 2016 9:58 AM CST
You are most welcome!

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