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Jul 23, 2013 11:42 PM CST
|We have had some wicked storms, so thought I should take some pictures before it gets demolished by hail|
Jul 24, 2013 1:04 AM CST
|wow, all is sooo green and blooming. |
Jul 24, 2013 7:36 AM CST
|Thanks Calin. We certainly got enough rain this season.|
Here's a few more pictures, from yesterday
Jul 24, 2013 7:01 PM CST
|Your flowers and garden are amazing!|
Thanks for sharing the photos.
Jul 25, 2013 7:37 AM CST
|I cut down the huge rose since it got tangled in the power lines. It had grown taller than the house (the 3rd year from planting) and got a bit out of control|
Jul 26, 2013 12:36 PM CST
|I always love seeing photos of your garden, Joanne. You make so many beautiful choices (and unlikely ones, given your zone).|
Jul 26, 2013 12:54 PM CST
|Thanks Caroline & Zuzu!|
Dec 31, 2013 8:02 AM CST
|Just found this, very pretty indeed!|
Dec 31, 2013 8:08 AM CST
|WOW What an exciting garden.Window boxes and all are so appealing.|
Dec 31, 2013 11:07 AM CST
|Thanks Teresa & Jo Ann!|
I had an open garden for the Calgary Hort Society on Aug 11, and took these pictures that day. It is interesting how the look changes as the season does.
Here's mid August 2013
Dec 31, 2013 11:12 AM CST
|Here's my large lily on Aug 11 |
And about a week later
Jan 1, 2014 1:08 AM CST
|Wow, which one is that? I have a African Queen, which is a little different.|
Jan 1, 2014 8:41 AM CST
|Joanne - I just came across this thread and all I can say is .... WOW! I am amazed at what you can grow in Canada and zone 3a! Fabulous garden!|
BTW - Your daughter's sketch (your avatar) is really, really good! How old is she? She needs to be a graphic artist!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Jan 1, 2014 9:37 AM CST
|Teresa, That "tree lily" is an OT called Conca d' Or. I had no idea that it would grow so tall and it is a poor choice for location since it is under my hawthorn tree. Every year it gets a bit bigger. I should move it, but haven't picked out a better spot.|
Thanks Becky! I do grow a ton of annuals, which really fill up the garden. I'm working on an article about using annuals to enhance colour themes and it has been fun to go thru the photos from past years. I've had a "Blue", "Pink", "Burgundy" and even did "hot" colours one year. I asked my husband what he thought my garden theme was and he thinks it is a rose garden The kid laugh and stated that he must have not seen all the petunias. Same question to my neighbor and her response was a wonderful herb & veggie garden with nice flowers (she loves to cook). I just like to grow everything and try to use annuals to tie it together with all the colours.
My daughter is 15. I'm not sure what she will decide for a career direction, but what ever it may be, I'm am sure that she will continue sketching.
Jan 1, 2014 10:16 AM CST
|I had the opportunity to visit Joanne's garden last summer. |
It is a great inspiration to many of us in the Calgary area.
It is so nice to be reminded of it on New Year's Day when there is snow outside!
Jan 1, 2014 10:57 AM CST
|Thanks Caroline! That was a great morning (Brunch in the Garden) with all our local gardening pals.|
Jan 1, 2014 12:36 PM CST
|Very inspiring, yes an OT I only have the one but I do grow several other true lilies. Just not many picks of those to share.|
Jan 27, 2014 2:56 PM CST
|I'm really enjoying looking at your beautiful gardens on this cold cold day... Lifts the spirits!!|
My attitude determines my altitude
A truly wise person uses few words; a person of understanding is even- tempered. Proverbs 17:27
Jan 27, 2014 3:59 PM CST
|I agree. I can't wait for spring.|