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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Dec 1, 2011 4:07 AM CST
We came from The thread "Show Us Your Cottage Garden & Chat (November 2011)" in Cottage Gardening forum

New thread for a new month.

Here we can chat, tell what we are working on and show our pics....

Happy Holidays everyone!

Hope Santa brings us trowels, plants, markers and gloves!! :lol:

Spring dreams, as I finish planting bulbs today....

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Any Spring pics for inspiration?
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 1, 2011 4:16 AM CST
Green Grin!
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Name: Huggergirl AKA Tamar
N.E Indiana (Zone 5a)
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huggergirl
Dec 1, 2011 5:32 AM CST
I ll need new gloves ,the mice have invaded the shed....rotted siding.. Grumbling ..good thing i found it yesterday,while shoveling the white stuff...got everything out they could chew on,ruined a brand new pair of gloves... :thumbsdown:.. ajuga in bloom
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 1, 2011 5:59 AM CST
Your ajuga looks lovely. Mine did well until it got so hot but I think it will rebound this year. Hope so.
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: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Dec 1, 2011 6:33 AM CST
Love your photo!
Tamara, I once had the same thing happen in my shed with mice spending the winter there...and making a mess.
Glad you found it ..
Name: Huggergirl AKA Tamar
N.E Indiana (Zone 5a)
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huggergirl
Dec 1, 2011 6:36 AM CST
Well if you need some just let me know... Rolling on the floor laughing I have a sea of it, I have 2 colors ,have noidea where the lighter shade came from... Mine looked bad during the drought ,Im sure it will help to thin it down and the west wind this winter will burn it up too.Thats OK,keeps it in ck...

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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Dec 1, 2011 6:45 AM CST
Thanks, Tamara, I would love some, come Spring!! Don't have any...

What a cute picture! Love the little man with the wheel!! You are an artist! Smiling
Name: Huggergirl AKA Tamar
N.E Indiana (Zone 5a)
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huggergirl
Dec 1, 2011 7:42 AM CST
Great dont let me forget... Rolling on the floor laughing I forgot to add that is rockcress with the little man..Thank you,I love garden art
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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Dec 1, 2011 8:29 AM CST
What a beautiful property, Tamara! Love it!! Hurray!
Size?
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Dec 1, 2011 12:54 PM CST
I'm curious, is that Ajuga in a pretty sunny spot? I wonder if your zone makes that possible - I think it would fry in full sun down here (and me, right along with it!)
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 1, 2011 12:57 PM CST
Mine was and got a little too crispy before the end of the season. I'm moving it to a bit more shade come Spring.
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: Cherie or CeCe Coogan
Wisconsin USA (Zone 5b)
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CherieCoogan
Dec 1, 2011 1:39 PM CST
I have Ajuga here and it is in the shade to part shade. Does wonderfully for me.
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Dec 1, 2011 2:40 PM CST
I have always consider ajuga a shade plant.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 1, 2011 2:52 PM CST
Full sun to part shade according to all the guides I have. But I imagine that's dependent on what your "full sun" is like. Here it can get scorching brutal in July and August. Mine needs a bit more shade.
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: Cherie or CeCe Coogan
Wisconsin USA (Zone 5b)
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CherieCoogan
Dec 1, 2011 8:25 PM CST
Any Ajuga I ever bought said part to full shade. That is what they get here. There is a tiny section that is getting a bit my more sun due to a death in the plant family. Seemed to do okay. This past season, anyway.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 2, 2011 5:14 AM CST
Well, there you go. The Southern Living Garden Book says "full sun to part or full shade". In fact, some of the bronzy-foilaged ones (Is that a word) like A. reptans color best in the sun. Shrug! They also fry a bit if the sun is too hot. Glare
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: Huggergirl AKA Tamar
N.E Indiana (Zone 5a)
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huggergirl
Dec 2, 2011 5:42 AM CST
I used to have shade where the ajuga is,there were 5 trees on that west hill,not Any more..Soo it used to get shade..I water and thats the only thing that probly saves it .Actually it does pretty well considering,this past summers drought was hard on it.Soon as it started raining agin it perked right up. I think winter is harder on it than Summer sun. I have way too much of it anyway.... Rolling on the floor laughing So Remember that Everyone,I can send lots of it....I do keep it out of my Beds as much as I can,I cut the blooms off after they open,before it sets seed.
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Janice,we have the front 3 acres of a very large woods,its a pie shaped,lots of road frontage,it is kind of a bowl,we catch all the run off,into our creek that goes into a smalll ravine.
Name: Huggergirl AKA Tamar
N.E Indiana (Zone 5a)
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huggergirl
Dec 2, 2011 5:44 AM CST
oH now we understand why it does OK...LOL
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 2, 2011 5:48 AM CST
We had a very dry and hot summer so that didn't help the Ajuga. It did fine in the sun until about early September and then shrunk in size. I think it was more the dry conditions than the sun where it is located.

Did you find all those mushrooms in your woods? That's great!! 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
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
Dec 2, 2011 5:58 AM CST
WOW! Look at that harvest, Tamara!! Fantastic.
3 acres is great for a meandering garden, lots of opportunities!
I have some perfect shady spots for the Ajuga in back near the wooded area.
The definition of deep shade can be murky, for sure, as was said it can differ in different parts of the country and its kind of all relative.

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