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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Garden Ideas: Level 1
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kosk0025
Jun 30, 2014 12:24 PM CST
Sorry for starting this thread a day early…..

Front of the house beds, mostly shady here. North side of the house
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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Garden Ideas: Level 1
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kosk0025
Jun 30, 2014 12:30 PM CST
Front yard slope and island bed. Plus Veronica 'Eveline' paired with Lady's Mantle. Also gaillardia that I started from seed last year, and I'm thrilled that they returned.


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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Garden Ideas: Level 1
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kosk0025
Jun 30, 2014 12:34 PM CST
Some hanging baskets.


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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Garden Ideas: Level 1
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kosk0025
Jun 30, 2014 12:37 PM CST
Hydrangeas are so early this year.

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No ID campanula. Self sowed from a plant that bloomed a couple of years ago. Biennial.

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Veronicas---so easy, no maintenance. Love, love, love

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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Garden Ideas: Level 1
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kosk0025
Jun 30, 2014 12:40 PM CST
Lots of good stuff in this bed

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Finally a red echinacea that returned for me!

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More to come in a few minutes. Kids are hungry.
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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Garden Ideas: Level 1
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kosk0025
Jun 30, 2014 12:52 PM CST
Finally a successful Asclepias. Year 2 plant!! I think the reason that these are not common in Pacific NW (well, at least not in Willamette Valley gardens), is that they are BY FAR, a slug's favorite food. I have started many from seed x 2 years. I plant them out when they are large. But by the morning, they have been eaten to nothing. And although we do not have Monarch butterflies in the Pacific NW (Milkweeds, asclepias are their sole food source I believe), they attract many butterflies.

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Another, much taller variety.

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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Garden Ideas: Level 1
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kosk0025
Jun 30, 2014 12:56 PM CST
Mullein, a weed that I let grow this year.

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Unlike perennial candytuft that blooms in the spring, annual candytuft blooms now. Prolific and easy self sower.

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Dukes blueberries

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Pansies still look awesome--talk about a 365 day plant. Paired with Calendula. an odd pairing if you ask me.

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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Garden Ideas: Level 1
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kosk0025
Jun 30, 2014 12:58 PM CST
Oh how I love opium poppies. My favorite is this deep purple 'Lauren's Grape'

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Double rose poppy

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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Garden Ideas: Level 1
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kosk0025
Jun 30, 2014 1:06 PM CST
yarrow, yarrow, yarrow, yarrow, yarrow. Larkspur, larkspur, larkspur. Hollyhock, hollyhock, hollyhock. Linaria, linaria, linaria, linaria, linaria. Plants that self sow a little too overzealously, but I absolutely LOVE THEM. I was thrilled that this dark purple Linaria sport showed up this year…..the rest of them are pale pink. So exciting.

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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Garden Ideas: Level 1
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kosk0025
Jun 30, 2014 1:15 PM CST
That's it for now. Please see my potting shed thread for pics of those beds.
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Name: Jewell
South Puget Sound (Zone 7a)
Ferns Region: Pacific Northwest Cottage Gardener Hellebores Dragonflies Ponds
Permaculture
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Jewell
Jun 30, 2014 1:45 PM CST
Those poppies are truly lovely. Your garden is full of color. Great job!
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Herbs Dragonflies Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry
Birds Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Sages Plant Identifier
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Bonehead
Jun 30, 2014 1:51 PM CST
Great photos, I'm poaching ideas from you right and left! I'd forgotten about annual candytuft and was just looking at yarding out a perennial form that is not doing so well for whatever reason. That may well be a good trade-off. Beautiful pics - when you get a chance post some of those (or all of them) as multi-plant photos. I really like researching a potential plant and seeing how others have used it in their landscape.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Dog Lover Foliage Fan Greenhouse Container Gardener Heucheras Sedums
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springcolor
Jun 30, 2014 2:04 PM CST
So beautiful. Love the front of the house. I just pulled some perennial geranium and put free at the top of the driveway. Maybe better go see if it is still there. Beautiful.
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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Peonies Ponds Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Permaculture
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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Oberon46
Jun 30, 2014 3:33 PM CST
I agree with Deb. So many wonderful pairings (triplets, quadriplets......?) Like a fairy tale garden - so lovely as to not be real.
"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Jun 30, 2014 4:08 PM CST
You guys have gorgeous gardens!

I need some name for my yard other than "garden".

"Some living plants, not all of which are weeds."

Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Peonies Ponds Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Permaculture
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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Oberon46
Jun 30, 2014 4:33 PM CST
Rick, you are too much. Surely you have some lovely flowers in addition to your gorgeous chipped bark and vegies?? Rolling on the floor laughing
"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Jun 30, 2014 5:24 PM CST
This year, the only thing other than weeds are:
- a huge Knockout Rose
- two lilies that just appeared when I lightened the soil
- lavatera that volunteered after I moved their parents multiple times.
- Sweet William
- Rhodies and azaleas

However, I'm so far behind on the Jurassic Weeds that I'm finding some of them have quite elegant little flowers!

Even veggies ... I never did plant ANY this spring (hangs head in shame). Hopefully fall snap peas, snow peas, Brassicas and lettuce.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Dog Lover Foliage Fan Greenhouse Container Gardener Heucheras Sedums
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springcolor
Jul 7, 2014 11:15 PM CST
Sorry you never got your veggies in! I went to a lecture about veggies this spring and July is the month that carrots and beets are to be planted around here. Her name was Lisa Taylor from Seattle Tilth, her book is Your Farm in the City.
Here are some things from my yard.
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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Peonies Ponds Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Permaculture
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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Oberon46
Jul 8, 2014 9:47 AM CST
Your color and texture combinations are just great. Love the red splashes.
"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Dog Lover Foliage Fan Greenhouse Container Gardener Heucheras Sedums
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springcolor
Jul 8, 2014 12:35 PM CST
Thanks Mary and thanks others for the Thumbs up .

Kind of hot today so took a few more pictures.
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Red Dragon Wing begonia starting at the front door. I grew these from seed so they are a bit slow.

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