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Name: Charlie
Aurora, Ontario (Zone 5b)
Maintenance of Perennial Beds.
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SunnyBorders
Jul 2, 2013 7:25 AM CST
Thanks, Janice.

The picture's confusing, but that is only one phlox plant.
It's 'Twister' and it has a mutated branch, apparently back to the cultivar it was bred from.

The 'Twister' flower is mostly white but with pink ribbing (pinwheel).
The pink/red branch in that plant, I'm assuming, is a mutation.

'Peppermint Twist' (also pinwheel) has the reverse of Twister's colours and is also genetically unstable.
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Jul 2, 2013 7:48 AM CST
How fascinating, Charlie! You get 2 for 1 with this Phlox! Thumbs up
There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle
- Albert Einstein.
Name: Charlie
Aurora, Ontario (Zone 5b)
Maintenance of Perennial Beds.
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SunnyBorders
Jul 2, 2013 8:38 AM CST
Agree, Janice.

Not sure yet whether a plant patent has been applied for, for 'Twister'.

Horticulture is clearly big business.

'Peppermint Twist' is patented.
I'd love to know whether these sorts of branch mutations affect patent rights.
Mutations presumably should not be included within the "normal variation" you should expect with any cultivar.
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
Jul 2, 2013 8:53 AM CST
Thumbs up Charlie!

Very interesting to see where this plant leads...


There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle
- Albert Einstein.
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Name: Charlie
Aurora, Ontario (Zone 5b)
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SunnyBorders
Jul 2, 2013 8:56 AM CST
Absolutely, Janice.
Name: Charlie
Aurora, Ontario (Zone 5b)
Maintenance of Perennial Beds.
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SunnyBorders
Jul 12, 2013 8:29 PM CST
Today.

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Name: Charlie
Aurora, Ontario (Zone 5b)
Maintenance of Perennial Beds.
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SunnyBorders
Jul 15, 2013 9:04 PM CST
Today.

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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
Jul 16, 2013 4:06 PM CST
Beautiful garden,Charlie!! Hurray! Hurray!

Daylilies and Astilbe...so beautiful!!

What is that last Daylily? Love the color. Lovey dubby
There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle
- Albert Einstein.
Name: Charlie
Aurora, Ontario (Zone 5b)
Maintenance of Perennial Beds.
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SunnyBorders
Jul 16, 2013 6:54 PM CST
Thanks, Janice.

'Bela Lugosi'.
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
Jul 16, 2013 8:05 PM CST
Thumbs up Thanks Charlie.
It's so nice to see your Zones' blooms, as ours are finishing soon.
There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle
- Albert Einstein.
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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4susiesjoy
Jul 18, 2013 8:03 PM CST
Very pretty daylilies Charley I've been watching your blooms too. I've really enjoyed seeing your well planned and well tended gardens. Thanks for sharing.
Name: Charlie
Aurora, Ontario (Zone 5b)
Maintenance of Perennial Beds.
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SunnyBorders
Jul 19, 2013 9:32 AM CST
Thanks, Susie.

Like Janice, I think it's always interesting to see what's happening in perennial gardens in other zones.
Sort of extends the season.

Some pictures from yesterday.
I'm not an early person, so have to take them late in the day.

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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
Jul 19, 2013 9:36 AM CST
Glorious gardens! Love the Globe thistle and wonderful design of your beds, Charlie!
There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle
- Albert Einstein.
Name: Charlie
Aurora, Ontario (Zone 5b)
Maintenance of Perennial Beds.
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SunnyBorders
Jul 19, 2013 11:11 AM CST
Thanks, Janice.

Have several smaller globe thistle cultivars, but got that one (just the species?) years ago at the local horticultural society spring sale.
It's one of several perennials from that source that is certainly worth having.

Like height in the garden at this time of year and think this large old one has "presence?".
And it's quite self supporting too.
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
Jul 19, 2013 11:30 AM CST
Always loved the Globe Thistles and they did well in my Boston garden. Fascinating plants!
There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle
- Albert Einstein.
Name: Charlie
Aurora, Ontario (Zone 5b)
Maintenance of Perennial Beds.
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SunnyBorders
Jul 22, 2013 8:03 PM CST
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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
Daylilies Roses Orchids Miniature Gardening Lilies Irises
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sandnsea2
Jul 24, 2013 8:19 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Love your color combinations, Charlie!!

The colors are so vibrant! Is that a double Platycodon? Very nice indeed. Lovey dubby
There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle
- Albert Einstein.
Name: Charlie
Aurora, Ontario (Zone 5b)
Maintenance of Perennial Beds.
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SunnyBorders
Jul 24, 2013 10:51 PM CST
Thanks, Janice.

It is: 'Hakone Blue'.
Like the Hakone series for the reason you indicate.

Find balloon flowers hardy and long-lived.
Only problem (for me) is spent flowers that don't look attractive (especially on the dwarf ones).
I do, however, periodically deadhead the balloon flowers.

Below, one at Merlin's Hollow, the garden of David and Dierdre Tomlinson, here in Aurora, On.
It's 15 or more years old.
That's one balloon flower plant that I really wouldn't want to try to deadhead!

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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
Jul 25, 2013 11:18 AM CST
Nice clump of the single flowered balloon flower.
Your garden has such a nice flow to it. I just went back and sauntered through again, Charlie! How old is your garden?
There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle
- Albert Einstein.
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
Composter Hellebores Garden Art Irises Xeriscape Echinacea
Sedums Foliage Fan Herbs Dahlias Frogs and Toads Bee Lover
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4susiesjoy
Jul 25, 2013 3:14 PM CST
I agree You have a talent for combining colors and shapes, and making the most of your spaces.

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