Garden Tours: Joannabanana: Absolutely perfect

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Garden Tours:  Joannabanana

By Sharon
September 24, 2011

Welcome to a new feature at All Things Plants: Garden Tours. Each week we'll take you on a tour of the lovely gardens of one of our members. Join us now as we go to Alberta, Canada to see the gardens created by Joannabanana. I think you are going to love what you see! (Be sure to click each image for an enlarged view.)

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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Sep 24, 2011 1:20 AM CST

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Joanne, you've accomplished the ideal combination of plants, functional pieces, and whimsy. It all looks so perfect and so inviting!
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Sep 24, 2011 4:10 AM CST
Beautiful! beautiful ! beautiful !.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Sep 24, 2011 5:14 AM CST
I agree with the above 100%. Really nice, Joanne.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Sep 24, 2011 1:30 PM CST
Beautiful gardens Joanne! What a haven you've created - Gorgeous, colorful, and peaceful Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 25, 2011 5:59 AM CST
Very pretty Joanne, very pretty!
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Name: Veronica
zone 5b
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indygardengal
Sep 25, 2011 2:26 PM CST
It is all so beautiful Joanne and you certainly are not afraid of color...I love that!!!!
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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Sep 25, 2011 5:49 PM CST
Your gardens are so pretty! I love all the flower varieties! Perfect really, I'm thinking you must spend hours in your garden, enjoying the beauty-I know I would!
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Sep 25, 2011 9:40 PM CST
Thanks Everyone! We are enjoying some fantastic weather and the garden full of fall colours. The day I took the tour pictures (Sept 9th), we would have normally had a few hard frosts and even snow. This fall has been great and I'm glad I was able to share some late season blooms. Here's some fall colours that I took yesterday.
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Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Sep 25, 2011 10:04 PM CST
How beautiful, Joanne! Birch, aspen, what are those trees?

Thanks so much for sharing your garden with us.
What a pretty girl at the end of your path!
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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Sep 25, 2011 10:31 PM CST
Yes, Birch, Aspen Popular, Dogwoods, Willows and even wild roses. These popular trees glowed in the sun. Melissa is 13 and already taller than me.
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Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Sep 25, 2011 10:40 PM CST
Two pretty girls! My daughter caught up to me when she was 9. She's now about 10 inches taller than I am. I think they just grow bigger these days.

Love those gold trees!
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Name: Debbie
Denham Springs, La. zone 8b (Zone 8b)
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Debbie
Sep 25, 2011 10:42 PM CST
Joanne, your garden is spectacular. I would love to come and sit in that oval hanging chair and just soak it all in.

calico
Sep 26, 2011 2:00 AM CST
Beautiful gardens, thanks for sharing. I do love that sedum handing ball. I just can't seem to get any to stay alive in zone 5, but perhaps using your idea may work. Is it just chick and hens in the hanging ball? What did you use inside for soil?

Again thanks so much, I truly enjoyed your garden.
Name: Veronica
zone 5b
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Region: Indiana Irises Hummingbirder Clematis Enjoys or suffers cold winters Dog Lover
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indygardengal
Sep 26, 2011 11:36 AM CST
I could just sit for hours on end and take in the beauty of all that yellow foliage...Simple gorgeous!
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A truly wise person uses few words; a person of understanding is even- tempered. Proverbs 17:27
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Sep 27, 2011 6:51 AM CST
You find yourself in Calgary, you are more than welcome to come sit in the garden. One neighbour does that on a regular basis, which is nice since she will water stuff if it looks like it needs it.

When I initially made the ball, I planted the two halves separately. Used regular potting soil and moss to line the cage. Once they rooted in (a couple of weeks) then I ziptied the two halves together. I just pull out hens & chicks from my garden for any replacements and use a wire to hold it in place until the additions root in. Sorry, not sure of the varieties.
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Sep 27, 2011 11:11 AM CST
Joanne:

Beautiful garden, lovely ladies! An inspiration to me and my feeble efforts in my own garden. Right now I'm in the process of weeding out a woefully overgrown large garden area in the back of our house. When I say overgrown, I'm talking weed trees, too-tall viburnums, brambles, quack grass, you name it, it's there. My Propsero rose that I planted back there is probably dead from all the overgrowth, but Sharifa Asma is alive and well!!! Everything needs to come out, though, so I can bring in a load of good dirt and compost and replant. Lordy, what a chore! I'll snap a photo and post it so you can all commiserate with me. We've all been there, haven't we?
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Debbie
Denham Springs, La. zone 8b (Zone 8b)
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Debbie
Sep 27, 2011 10:51 PM CST
Angie, I definitely have. In fact, I have two beds that are screaming out to me to come clean them up. I was going to try to get to them today, but our temps went back up to 95, Thumbs down so it will just have to wait.

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