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Jun 8, 2021 11:14 AM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
Pretty soon daylily season will be arriving here. I wasn't going to plant any veggies this year, but a neighbor shared some tomato and squash plants,so I guess I will have a small veggie garden this year after all.

Right now, some late-blooming daisies have shown up.
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"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Jun 8, 2021 11:56 AM CST
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
Irises Region: Ukraine
I have about six peonies in the front yard and DH has six rose bushes between the road and our front fence. Have a large mulberry tree in the backyard as well as citrus trees and a kumquat tree. DH interplants veggies among my 270 irises. Those and lawns that are more weeds than grass are it. Smiling
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Jun 8, 2021 1:21 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Weeds! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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Jun 8, 2021 4:18 PM CST
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Seed Starter
I have about 40 different varieties of daffodils. I love having something to look at in the garden in winter and I would love to try hybridizing them. I have collected seeds from a few bee pods but have not been able to get the seeds to germinate so far. I also have quite a few varieties of agapanthus, kniphofia and daylily.
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Jun 8, 2021 5:37 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
tveguy3 said:Weeds! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing


Yeah! I have plenty of those, too! nodding
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Jun 8, 2021 6:34 PM CST
Name: Derylin
Louisville ,Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Amaryllis Vegetable Grower Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Irises Houseplants
Hibiscus Herbs Dog Lover Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Kentucky
Weeds/ undesirable grass are my number 1 grower. Hilarious!
Besides my approximately 400 different iris, 63 different variety of daylilies, tulips and spring bulbs,peonies, a few hydrangea,a few hibiscus, vegetable garden.[Rose of Sharon, lilac trees,, viburnum,and peach and pear tree] amaryllis inside.
And probably something I am leaving out!
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Jun 8, 2021 8:38 PM CST
Name: Lynda
Southeast Ohio
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This is some of the current season filler. (Filler is all of the stuff I sowed as a weed suppressing cover crop until the irises and daylilies take over.)
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Jun 8, 2021 9:34 PM CST
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
Region: California Daylilies Irises Vegetable Grower Moon Gardener Dog Lover
Bookworm Garden Photography Birds Pollen collector Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 1
Weeds.

4 different carpet roses. 3 different climbing roses. 2 beautiful, fragrant, shrub roses (BOLERO and LADY EMMA HAMILTON). CAREFREE WONDER rose, and some NOID small pink flowered roses.

Many irises, mostly TBs, but also a few I. japonica or hybrids, and some PCIs, and a few seedlings. (The database says 211 TBs but that can't be right! Blinking I'm definitely downsizing this year.)

Many daylilies, including seedlings. (127 daylilies? Probably over 80 seedlings.)

A mishmash of other things, including agapanthus, pelargoniums, true geraniums, Drakensberg daisies (4 different ones), a few heucheras, a few surviving hostas, white, lavender, and variegated society garlics, candytuft (my brain is refusing to spit out the scientific name... Iberis?), a few ornamental grasses, Lavandula stoechas and seedlings thereof, rosemary, a few azaleas, one surviving Echinacea, some NOID Shasta daisies, a penstemon, some lantana (yellow, lavender, white), self-sowing hellebores, euphorbias, Santa Barbara daisy, Euryops, various hedge shrubs, at least 3 different salvias, at least 4 surviving daffodil cultivars, and a few stubborn surviving odds and ends such as Asteriscus.

(I see that it is time to update my plant list. Rolling my eyes. )

Of course who knows what will be left if this drought continues and watering is drastically restricted. Sad
Evaluating an iris seedling, hopefully for rebloom
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Jun 8, 2021 9:45 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Hmmm. Well, all types of iris that will grow here, hostas, creeping begonia (saxifrage), peonies, canna, perennial lantana, Rose of Sharon, dogwood, brown turkey figs, ferns, flowering maple, wild rose, weeds - especially clover that the honey bees and bumblebees adore and creeping charlie that I hate with a passion, daffodils, gladiola, and hellebores. Plus other odds and ends of flowers, trees and shrubs that have grown here forever.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Jun 8, 2021 10:33 PM CST
Name: aka Annie
WA-rural 8a to (Zone 7b)
Poly...variegated society garlic...can you post a picture?

I started iris because my mother's bed was crazy over crowded...but her's were from the 60's and I thought very boring...I dotted them around fruit trees in the orchard and found I actually liked them....so very dangerous

I also have peonies and roses and a boat load of other things...but again the thing that grows best here is grass!!! Oh and all the garden thugs that I inherited from the original owner: wysteria, double soapwart, vinca, raspberry ground cover, oregano, anemone and cottonwood trees.
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Jun 8, 2021 11:30 PM CST
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
Irises Region: Ukraine
Wow, Marilyn and Leslie, no wonder you are busy!
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Jun 8, 2021 11:59 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
Eat more tomatoes!
Bee Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tomato Heads Salvias Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Peppers
Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Morning Glories Master Gardener: Arkansas Lilies Hummingbirder
Day lilies, about 20 different varieties and the number is increasing every year, roses about 7? HTs, floribundas, shrubs, a hybrid perpetual and a Bourbon, two baptisias, 4 or so salvias, 5 echinaceas, asiatic, turks cap and oriental lilies, one hydrangea, two lavenders, oregano and bee balm, and an assortment of annuals I plant every year. I'm very focused on pollinators so I cater to them and try to have something blooming from early April through October. Oh, and two asters. My iris really need thinning; I will do them and the daylilies in the fall and then I will have more room for new iris!
I have very limited space in my garden; it's all in my front yard, which is small compared to my back yard. I can't garden back there, too shady except for hostas ( I have 4) and the dirt isn't good.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
Mother Teresa
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Jun 9, 2021 6:06 AM CST
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
Other than the 600 or so irises (the wast majority of those are bearded), I grow roses, peonies, lavender, alliums, columbines, astrantias, poppies, a few daylilies, fritillarias, hellebores, anemones (all kinds) brunneras, ferns, phlox, grasses, daffodils, tulips, trilliums, I have an orchard with apples, pears, plums, cherries, hazelnuts, walnuts, medlar and quince. I also have a Brown Turkey fig tree that overwinters in our covered patio and 2 loquats that live in our guest bedroom most of the year. What else... ehm... rhododendrons, magnolias, dogwoods and other ornamental shrubs and small trees. Fruit bushes; red currants, blueberries, honey berry, sea-buckthorn (gooseberries coming this fall) and wild blackberries, elder and blackthorn (aka prunelle or sloe) and a lot of one off plants, since I love to try new things. Plus the veggie garden, that I'm working on at the moment; tomatoes, beans, corn, squashes, kale - the usual stuff. I just finished planting a rhubarb hedge and the asparagus bed is next.

...and don't get me started on the weeds! Blinking Hilarious!
Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!
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Jun 9, 2021 6:20 AM CST
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

Hydrangeas Peonies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level
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Blue bar is total number, red bar is unique.
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Jun 9, 2021 6:35 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Irises Region: Northeast US Region: United Kingdom Region: United States of America
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Peonies from childhood home in WI which turned out to be Sarah Bernhardt. Peonies Do Tell & the red Jean Erickson. The later I saw at Adelman peony garden during an iris convention in Oregon.

Daffodils, Muscari, daylilies. Tried the regular lilies but gave up because of the red lily beetle. Many trees which were here. Planted Tulip poplar & Cornellian cherry. pasture grass, this year buttercups to be pulled out of the iris beds.
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Jun 9, 2021 10:33 AM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
IrisLilli said:....and don't get me started on the weeds! Blinking Hilarious!


Lilli ~ You mean you haven't even started? Sighing!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Jun 9, 2021 10:48 AM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Region: California Organic Gardener Daylilies Irises Hummingbirder
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Frank Richards, you have quite the variety of plants. Looks like peonies are your greatest love?
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Jun 9, 2021 10:55 AM CST
Name: Ian McBeth
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
Try Naturalizing perennials! :)
Amaryllis Region: Nebraska Lilies Irises Hostas Foliage Fan
Daylilies Garden Photography Bulbs Butterflies Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Besides iris these are the plants I grow that come to mind:

1. Daylilies
2. Hostas
3. Peonies
4. Lilies
5. Daisies
6. Daffodils
7. Surprise Lilies
8. Amaryllis
9. Elephant Ears
10. Cannas
11. Echinacea
12. Honey Suckle
13. Potted Annuals
14. Lambs Ear
15. Groundcover Sedum
16. Autumn Joy Sedum
17. Bleeding Hearts
18. Squash
19. Green Beans
20. Tomatoes
21. Asparagus
22. Chives
23. Alliums
24. Oregano
25. Perennial Grasses
26. Pampas Grass
27. Fruit Trees
28. Yarrow
29. Grape vines
30. Blueberries
31. Creeping Phlox
32. Phlox
33. Milkweed
34. Ajuga
35. Gooseberries
36. Black Eyed Susans
37. Roses
38. Peppers
39. Rose of Sharon
40. Lilacs
41. Vinca
42. Clematis
43. House plants
44. Star Flowers
45. Crocus
46. Columbine
47. Coreopsis
48. Dianthus
49.Hydrangea
Not only people give others signs, but plants do too.
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Jun 9, 2021 11:03 AM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
Well, I have a variety of things too. A lot of it over the years will be classified as "deer food". Many plants I planted from those "deer-resistant" lists, which should have been added to the "deer food" lists.

A lot I had planted while I was still working, so they knew when "the coast was clear"!

Eventually I conviced DH to put up a taller fence for the enclosed garden, as they easily hopped over and helped themselves to whatever was on the menu that day. Originally it was a vegetable garden. Then, after planting over 100 tomato plants that I started from seed...the deer got the tops and the gophers got the bottoms!!! Grumbling
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Jun 9, 2021 11:03 AM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Region: California Organic Gardener Daylilies Irises Hummingbirder
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
We grow most of what's been mentioned here. Quite a few fruit trees - mostly apples, a couple of big cherry trees, an Asian pear, Bosc pear, Santa Rosa plum, gooseberries, crabapple, figs, 20 olive trees up the hill, a gift magnolia this year, 700 or so irises, about 90 daylilies in pots (not counting seedlings),peonies ( an obsession in the future),8 big roses, planted years ago and 2 smaller bushes, planted last year, a Meyer lemon, and a veggie garden of hubs' with everything. Miscellaneous others. I lost most of my dahlias because of the California drought, This drought is an ongoing worry. None of the plants get a lot of water. We did have a drip system installed, but it's set to very low. At least there won't be as much hose hauling as before!.

edit: Evelyn, our dogs do a pretty good job of keeping the deer away, although we do have two fenced areas. We also have wild turkeys that like the vegetable garden...and they can fly!...and quail families!
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