Garden Photos forum: Our Canadian North Gardens 2016

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Name: Marilynne Stephenson
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada (Zone 3a)
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MarilynneS
Sep 13, 2016 3:53 PM CST
Am sharing pics of flower beds, and, singular pots etc from this growing year, which, is fast leaving us Sad

I was fortunate enough to have been gifted with a 'Garden Bike' .. it was my first attempt at planting on it, the results have been sort of OK .. next year I need more VAVOOM Smiling

Here are some pics ..

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Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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pepper23
Sep 13, 2016 6:50 PM CST
The bike needs colors that contrast with it. Lime green sweet potato vines and some coleus with different colors of foliage are some options. The pot with the purple foliage is very striking. I tip my hat to you.
Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Altheabyanothername
Sep 13, 2016 7:58 PM CST
Marilynne-- beautiful plants and blooms! Nice vibrancy in your photos!
Like the pink bike! I think heavenly blue morning glories would look nice with your bike. Amanda's suggestions would look nice too! May this month be a joyful one!
Name: Jeanie
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foraygardengirl
Sep 14, 2016 8:12 AM CST
LOVE the colors in that hibiscus!
Super cute bike, and a great first attempt at planting. I see nothing wrong with it, but if I wanted to rev it up next year, I would think about fireworks pennisetum to echo the pink and maybe combine that with purples and chartreuse/light green foliage --coleus or potato vines. And perhaps just a hint of a pale yellow. I would like some stuff hanging down and draping the bike a bit. And I might use brightly colored pots too. But that's my taste and my guess, and I never know if I chose the right stuff until afterwards Confused
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Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
Name: Marilynne Stephenson
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada (Zone 3a)
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MarilynneS
Sep 14, 2016 4:22 PM CST
Thanks for all your compliments and suggestions .. I need them re that bike.

Do you think wave petunias would give it a more flowing bouquet ?
Our growing season starts in mid May ... ends in early September ..
So quick ..

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Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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foraygardengirl
Sep 14, 2016 5:06 PM CST
I'm not that far south of you...already watching for frost...ugh.
I have a love-hate deal going with petunias. They look great for awhile, need constant attention, and look terrible by midsummer. Or maybe I just don't know how to properly care for them?
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Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
Name: Marilynne Stephenson
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada (Zone 3a)
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MarilynneS
Sep 14, 2016 5:30 PM CST
Ours did not too bad this year .. but .. at the cemetery my friend is gardener at, they are ready to be taken out ..

ZINNIAS have really done extremely well .. I dares say they are a PERFECT plant Thumbs up

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Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Replace your lawn with a garden!
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Bee Lover Sedums
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foraygardengirl
Sep 15, 2016 5:15 AM CST
I agree about zinnias
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Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.

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