Perennials forum: Tell us about your Perennial Garden, Part 1

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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Nov 29, 2011 3:50 PM CST
If you already have a Perennial Garden, have one planned, or are just dreaming of one, tell us about it. Photos are good too. Smiling
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: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Nov 29, 2011 5:42 PM CST
Well my perennial garden got a little out of hand last summer, my big misteak was platning a tomato vine to run up the trellis. It did not go up it went out for eight feet and took over. I bought some coneflowers that didn't do too well, and my burgendy rudbeckia was brown. Grumbling I want to dig up the purple coneflower bush and the black eyed susan and have mostly coneflowers and rudbeckia and perhaps some Lorraine sunshine (false sunflowers) also I would like some different coreopsis as a low border plant across the front or maybe just go with some calendula's, I have seed for the kind that look like little tiny cactus dahlia. I have mostly butterfly bushes down the back fence and I would like to plant the large coneflowers between the butterfly bushes and maybe other plants that attract butterflies and birds.

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Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Nov 29, 2011 6:35 PM CST
Pretty!

Karen
Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
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Joy
Nov 29, 2011 8:25 PM CST
Very pretty Susan.
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
Nov 29, 2011 9:04 PM CST
very pretty!!
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Nov 30, 2011 3:52 AM CST
It will be interesting to watch your Perennial Garden evolve and grow. Thumbs up
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: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
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virginiarose
Nov 30, 2011 5:27 AM CST
Thanks everyone! It's certainly a work in progress, looking forward to spring. Big Grin Green Grin!
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Nov 30, 2011 5:36 AM CST
I love it that you are focusing on drought-tolerant plants and making your garden less thirsty. Hurray!
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: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
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Joy
Nov 30, 2011 5:24 PM CST
I'll have to dig out my photos from previous years. My garden is a mix of plants in the ground and pots. At the beginning of the year we had our double wide moved out and a new home built. I had moved some plants so I wouldn't lose them, but they wiped out areas of my garden that I thought were out of the way. Angry I lost a lot of plants. But they did open up some new areas I didn't have before for planting at least.
No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden. ~Hugh Johnson
Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
Garden Photography Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Daylilies Lilies
Bulbs Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Container Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover
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Joy
Nov 30, 2011 6:03 PM CST
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No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden. ~Hugh Johnson
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
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kqcrna
Nov 30, 2011 6:20 PM CST
Fun- designing and building new gardens to match a new house.

Karen
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Nov 30, 2011 6:45 PM CST
beautiful!
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Nov 30, 2011 8:56 PM CST
Very nice Joy! Thumbs up
You have a lot going on there, love, I mean love the porch! Drooling Lovey dubby
What are the purple flowers at the bottom right on the porch? Geranium ? Blinking
What are the pink flowers in the hanging basket on the top left, look like some kind of petunia. Hurray!

susan
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
Garden Photography Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Daylilies Lilies
Bulbs Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Container Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover
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Joy
Nov 30, 2011 9:25 PM CST
Thanks everyone.
Susan, Yes, the purple one is a Geranium that's called Long Shot. The hanging basket is million bells.

The porch and most of those garden areas are gone now. But I have a new patio and front porch area and lots of new garden areas to work with now.
No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden. ~Hugh Johnson
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
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SongofJoy
Dec 1, 2011 5:47 AM CST
Wow, pretty, Joy. I know how you feel with the starting over. I moved here just two years ago and there was nothing but Bermuda grass, weeds, big old trees with big old roots and a few overgrown shrubs and vines. There were some languishing azaleas across the front of the house and two glossy Abelias. I got those under control and they have done well.


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I tackled the areas by the driveway next.
Early last Spring...
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This year...
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And then on to some of the back...
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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: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Dec 1, 2011 6:58 AM CST
Very nice songofjoy, you have done a lot of work to that property. What is the little tree in the back yard, reminds me of my baby cherry tree but the leaves are bigger. My house was the same way, lot of work. I like the rocks beside the driveway, what is the little shrub with the pink flowers, it is certainly a cheerful little bush! Thumbs up


joy Thanks for the information about the geranium and million bells, got those on my wish list for spring. Thumbs up

susan
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
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SongofJoy
Dec 1, 2011 9:16 AM CST
Thank you, Susan. That tree is an Eastern Redbud, variety is 'Forest Pansy'.

Not sure which shrub you mean?
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: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Dec 1, 2011 7:22 PM CST
That's the right one, I figured it was some type of Redbud. My brother loves the Forest Pansy's, They grow wild in NC where he lives and he stops on the interstate and digs them up! Hilarious!
The shrub I was referring to is the one planted in the rocks. Beside car port on left side of driveway.

susan
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
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SongofJoy
Dec 2, 2011 4:27 AM CST
Crepe myrtle. Green Grin!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Dec 2, 2011 6:04 AM CST
You are kidding me! Lovey dubby
It is so cute Green Grin! , do you remember what kind it is??
I have a dwarf Crepe myrtle in my corner garden and all it does is grow sideways. Weird Confused

susan
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood

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