Irises forum: Slowly...but surely

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Name: Ken
Traverse City, Michigan (Zone 5a)
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bramedog
Jun 13, 2014 8:45 AM CST
OK. so here is the retaining wall... blooms are kinda sparse since I just planted it late last fall as an after thought. It will look a lot better in the future as it fills in.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Jun 13, 2014 8:56 AM CST
Hurray! ...arlyn
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
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grannysgarden
Jun 13, 2014 8:59 AM CST
Your wall is going to be absolutely beautiful Ken. And the brown and yellow together is perfect. I love it.
Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits for growth believes in God. ~~Unknown
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Jun 13, 2014 8:59 AM CST
Ken,

(Warning: enabling ahead)

Your retaining wall garden is only 12 inches deep. You need to expand that to 24 at least. You can easily weed that (even up to 30") and the garden will look "fuller". This is most definitely a good start. You may want to do the same on the lower side of the retaining wall as well; continuity kind of thing.

Greg Whistling
Name: Ken
Traverse City, Michigan (Zone 5a)
Vegetable Grower Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: Michigan Irises Daylilies
Region: United States of America Cat Lover
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bramedog
Jun 13, 2014 9:19 AM CST
Yeah, I was already planning on widening it Blinking Not sure if the neighbor would let me plant the lower part of their wall.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Jun 13, 2014 10:26 AM CST
Love it!! Love your plans to expand!! Green Grin!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Jun 13, 2014 11:08 AM CST
Oh, thought it was yours.
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Irises Keeps Horses Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: Pennsylvania
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Snork
Jun 13, 2014 12:44 PM CST
Very pretty retaining wall garden. Lots of potential growth there. Also some neat prespective for photos by taking them from the lower side. "Dirty Plicatas" ?? Rolling my eyes. I think Sorbonne is simply "Richly bronzed" Sticking tongue out
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
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UndertheSun
Jun 13, 2014 12:53 PM CST
bramedog said:Yeah, I was already planning on widening it Blinking Not sure if the neighbor would let me plant the lower part of their wall.

Move next to me, I'll let you do it. Whistling


Looking great Ken! Thumbs up
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Jun 13, 2014 1:14 PM CST
It should be easy to weed from the lower end!
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
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grannysgarden
Jun 13, 2014 4:21 PM CST
yes, I wish I had a neighbor that would not chop down all the increases that make it under my privacy fence. My fence is a foot on my property and still they chop down all lilies and irises. They have planted trees much to close to my fence and in time they will shade my irises. sigh......
Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits for growth believes in God. ~~Unknown
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Jun 13, 2014 4:34 PM CST
In keeping with the name of this thread..Slowly,but surely...Did you know a copper nail (or pennies, the old ones made of "real"copper, would do the same thing) driven into a tree, will kill it, over time? Copper sulfate is a poison that trees (and other living things!) don't like very much. just in case you need to kill a tree, or stop a stump from "suckering"......just a bit of trivia!.....Arlyn p.s. you need 1 nail (or penny, driven in "edgewise" ) for every 3' of trunk diameter( 4 nails for a 12" tree)......
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Jun 13, 2014 8:19 PM CST
Heh. Whistling
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
Jun 13, 2014 9:59 PM CST
Where does one get copper nails, I wonder?? I've got a Eucalyptus stump that's been sprouting for 10-15 years. It laughs at Roundup...
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Ken
Traverse City, Michigan (Zone 5a)
Vegetable Grower Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: Michigan Irises Daylilies
Region: United States of America Cat Lover
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bramedog
Jun 15, 2014 8:51 AM CST
This one was marked White Room when I bought it a couple years ago. Looks a lot like Wearing Rubies to me. What do you think?
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Bonus plant I received a couple years ago... Circle of Light



Cheap Frills


Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Jun 15, 2014 9:12 AM CST
Whatever your first one is -- I love it!! Lovey dubby

And I hope it's Wearing Rubies -- I got that one last year!!! Green Grin!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Jun 15, 2014 10:20 AM CST
Some nice ones, and great pictures too! nodding
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jun 15, 2014 10:29 AM CST
Cheap Frills is really nice, especially the falls. And your maybe Wearing Rubies is great.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Jun 15, 2014 11:07 AM CST
Thumbs up ...Arlyn
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Jun 16, 2014 6:52 AM CST
I like the cheap thrills one. Most excellent.

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