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Aug 24, 2014 6:01 PM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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flax

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Aug 24, 2014 6:04 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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Oh, that is nice! Those bits of blurred red in the background really make the flowers stand out! Great job! Thumbs up
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Aug 24, 2014 6:19 PM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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oh I love flax! I keep forgetting to plant some! I'll have to winter sow some this coming winter!
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Aug 24, 2014 6:25 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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Oh this is really & truly lovely Dirt. Lovey dubby
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Aug 24, 2014 6:39 PM CST
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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Dirt, what a beautiful banner and I agree with @woofie.
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
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Aug 24, 2014 6:47 PM CST
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Love the photo
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Aug 24, 2014 6:52 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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IMHO this is one of the best banners......
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Aug 24, 2014 7:06 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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What a great photo and banner!
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Aug 24, 2014 8:22 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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I agree I agree I agree with everyone Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Aug 24, 2014 11:52 PM CST
Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Everyone said it do eloquently and I agree Definitely eye candy. Are you by chance a pprofessional photographer? If not, you certainly have an opportunity I tip my hat to you.
Toni
I aspire to be the person my dog thinks I am
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Aug 25, 2014 3:32 AM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
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I agree Great banner!
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Aug 25, 2014 5:55 AM CST
Name: Tara
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woofie said:Oh, that is nice! Those bits of blurred red in the background really make the flowers stand out! Great job! Thumbs up


I agree completely! This is gorgeous, Dirt! Thumbs up
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Aug 25, 2014 6:13 AM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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Thank You! All,
for the kind comments, thumbs, and acorns!

Flax is good stuff Smiling this is the picture it came from:
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red blobs are tulips

Oh no, I am not a professional photographer Hilarious! I just like to play around; sometimes I get inspired and lucky.
I chopped the plant back about a month ago and threw the seeds in an area where I hope to see flax in the future...with all the bonus rain we've had lately it's starting a late season come back. This is it yesterday:
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Flax is good stuff!
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Aug 25, 2014 6:46 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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You have an artist's eye, dirt. Smiling
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Aug 25, 2014 8:40 AM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Lovely banner Dirt! Thumbs up
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Aug 25, 2014 9:02 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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What are those pretty purple flowers in the second picture?
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Aug 25, 2014 9:04 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Think those are Verbena?
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Aug 25, 2014 11:06 AM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
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Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
dirtdorphins,

What kind of camera do you have. I am shopping for a new camera and your pictures are wonderful.
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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Aug 25, 2014 2:49 PM CST
Name: Angie
Mackinaw, IL (Zone 5a)
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I love flax! I had some at the base of my trellis, shading my clematis roots, for years. I never looked up whether it was annual or perennial, to see if it was the same plant, or reseeding itself. This year, it never appeared. Crying I miss my lovely blue flax! Looks like I need to get some seed!
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Aug 25, 2014 6:01 PM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Utah Bee Lover Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner: 2014
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Yes--the purple flowered thing is Verbena--homestead purple, which does overwinter for me where the runners take root in the gravely soil, as long as the winter/spring is not too soggy.
The flax seems reliably perennial for me and also self sows like crazy, so it's hard to tell.
The camera is a Pentax K-x (I hate the limits of proprietary batteries).

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