Perennials forum: Tell us about your perennial garden, Part 3

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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
May 5, 2012 3:55 AM CST
The other one was getting too long. 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
May 5, 2012 7:30 AM CST
Climbing Pink Cecile Brunner (sorry for the blur)
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Golden bamboo
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Last year's new raised lasagna beds are already full this year
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Part of the driveway perennial garden
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Mulberries on the big tree :)
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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: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
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SongofJoy
May 5, 2012 7:34 AM CST
Kindly ignore the watermark. I forgot to change it after posting photos to the database this morning. *Blush*

The photos are all mine.
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
May 5, 2012 3:27 PM CST
Those are beautiful Tee! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Do birds eat the Mulberries?
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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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
May 5, 2012 3:57 PM CST
Thanks. I forgot to change my setting so the photos are a bit fuzzy. I always do that. You'd think I would remember by now. Duh.

Yes, birds love Mulberries ... and so do we. It's whichever of us gets to them first. Hilarious!



The tree is big. You have to shake a lot of them down.
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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
May 5, 2012 4:01 PM CST
That is a fabulous tree! How big do they get?
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
May 5, 2012 4:06 PM CST
30-50 feet and as wide although with the other trees and growth around this one will probably stay where it is at about 30 ft+.
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
May 5, 2012 4:08 PM CST
WOW! Too big for my little space. Sad
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
May 5, 2012 4:12 PM CST
The fence in that photo is 4 ft. high so you can get an idea of the scale by that. Yes, that tree has been there for decades and it's tall. But they can be kept smaller with pruning.
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: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
May 5, 2012 4:13 PM CST
Just lovely
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
May 5, 2012 4:18 PM CST
Thanks, Jo Ann. Some people love the fruiting Mulberry trees and some people hate them. Nurseries were pushing fruitless Mulberry trees for a long time. But the fruited ones are coming back into favor. The fruit is messy if it falls onto patios or walkways, etc. Just like any fruit. But this fruit is dark purple and really can stain. Like blackberries. That tree is perfectly located and I'm happy about that because it's waaay to big to move now. Hilarious! Whistling
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)
I Love Flowers
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huggergirl
May 6, 2012 7:16 AM CST
Oh Tee ,beautiful...Im here Lovey dubby I`ve been really busy,Humane Society fund raiser..Yesterday... Hurray! We raised over $2000... Hurray! I tip my hat to you. I dont where I lost my behind,its definitly bringingup the rear today.. Rolling on the floor laughing Whistling

i have NOID on those lavendar and white Iris,I should look it up.. nodding
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I`ll take some photos today,Columbine blooming,more Iris also....And its the DH`s B-day today.67.. Lovey dubby
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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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
May 6, 2012 8:12 AM CST
Tam, that's fabulous that you raised that much! Congrats!! That will help a lot of needy animals. Lovey dubby

I wish my photography looked as good as some of the plants. It would help if I changed the settings on the camera when I go outside. Hilarious! It seems all of the plants and yard just exploded this year ... probably due to our very warm winter.

And, ka-ching, the Red Hot Pokers someone sent me in a swap are starting to bloom. Poor things are stuck in an area with mega tree roots. I'm hoping they will now row run. Even the ditch lilies there struggled (imagine that!) but they are about bloom as well.


Gotta celebrate the small victories. That's a tough, tough area for planting anything in the ground.

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Shrug!
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
May 7, 2012 2:31 AM CST
Great Irises Tam. Green Grin!

Tee, I have one outside I just got from Edelwiss Perennials. It is called 'Lola' and it gets 6 feet tall.
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
May 7, 2012 3:38 AM CST
Please post a photo when it blooms. I love theose blooms, but so do our groundhogs ... so I had to move mine to an area in front of the fence. But it certainly doesn't have the best growing conditions. 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: 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
May 7, 2012 4:12 AM CST
Oh my! Groundhogs!! Hey Tee, there are two nursery sites promoting a tablet that will dissolve and be absorbed into the roots, it makes the plants taste like hot peppers and does repel most pest. I will find that information and post it when I do. 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)
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
May 7, 2012 4:18 AM CST
I use hot pepper. I love my groundhogs and they do little damage other than that or sunflowers. They love them as well. It's no big deal. nodding
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
May 7, 2012 4:23 AM CST
Oh, good. Thumbs up
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
May 7, 2012 5:09 AM CST
I love this epimediumFrohenleiten.Its 3rd year and covering nicely.

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I bought May Night 2 days ago thats why its blooming HD I couldnt believe how nice the plant was.
Its blooming with Allium Purple Sensation.

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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
May 7, 2012 5:21 AM CST
They are beautiful Jo Ann, I never heard of epimediumFrohenleiten, such nice color foliage. Thumbs up
Susan

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

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