All Things Gardening forum: some pics from yeterdays stroll through the yard...

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Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
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riverman123
May 24, 2015 8:35 AM CST
One of our MANY Hostas:
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Peony almost ready...
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Shade garden:
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Dutch Chocolate Baptisia:
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Alexander Loosestrife:
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Husker Red Penstemons:
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Front fence:
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Coral Bells & Hostas:
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Knock-Out Rose loaded with buds!
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Wildflowers growing on the side of our driveway
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Name: Kyla
Richmond, VA (Zone 6b)
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kylaluaz
May 24, 2015 8:45 AM CST
Pretty things! Thumbs up
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
May 24, 2015 9:03 AM CST
Beautiful plants and gardens - so neat!
Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
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riverman123
May 24, 2015 9:40 AM CST
thanks! we're anxiously awaiting warmer, drier, and sunnier weather for things to start blooming!
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
May 24, 2015 9:49 AM CST
Patience is a virtue and rough for gardeners to master.
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
May 24, 2015 9:56 AM CST
So true. Pirl so true.


I'm waiting for my roses to bloom. Also waiting for someone to get back from picking up my roommate so i can go out to get more outside plants from the farmers market.
Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
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Kabby
May 24, 2015 11:40 AM CST
Chocolate Baptsia oooooh aaaaaaahhh! Thumbs up
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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RoseBlush1
May 24, 2015 3:17 PM CST
pirl said:Patience is a virtue and rough for gardeners to master.


Pirl ...

I think patience is one of the most valuable life lessons a garden teaches the gardener.

Smiles,
Lyn

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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
May 24, 2015 4:45 PM CST
I just want to know HOW one gets a photo of a peony bud that does NOT have ants on it! Hilarious!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
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riverman123
May 24, 2015 4:49 PM CST
Woofie - ha! I didn't know ants liked Peony buds! we've never really had a problem with it.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
May 24, 2015 4:53 PM CST
You must live a charmed life. Hilarious! That's one of the reasons I almost never bring peonies in the house as cut flowers. Maybe it's just our area?
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
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riverman123
May 24, 2015 5:10 PM CST
sorry to hear that Sad - we have ants on our hummingbird feeders, but not on either of our two peonies!
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
May 24, 2015 5:29 PM CST
Ah, and did you know that you can make little moats to keep the ants out of your hummingbird feeders? I've tried this, and it works. You just have to make sure there's water in the moat.
http://garden.org/ideas/view/Xeramtheum/1228/How-To-Make-an-...
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
May 24, 2015 6:51 PM CST
Woofie - I don't bring peonies in the house for exactly the same reason. If they don't have ants I would wonder what's wrong!
Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
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riverman123
May 24, 2015 6:51 PM CST
that's a great idea!
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BlondieRides
May 24, 2015 10:01 PM CST
Love the Husker Red Penstemons. Nice garden! We just got told watering has to take place only on Tuesdays and Fridays:-( TIME FOR MORE MULCH!
Beth
Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
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riverman123
May 24, 2015 10:14 PM CST
thanks Thumbs up the flowers of the Husker Red are actually white. see pic from last summer. I assume its called Husker "Red" because of the foliage being burgundy when its new...? turning to a dark green as summer goes on...

we use soaker hoses for watering everything but the odd plant here and there. otherwise we'd be out there for hours, literally. might be a good idea for you as well...? just lay the mulch right over top of it.

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Name: Jolana
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froggardener
Jun 3, 2015 12:06 PM CST
Such a pretty space and beautiful healthy plants
Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That's the fun of them.
You're always learning !
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Name: Kyla
Richmond, VA (Zone 6b)
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kylaluaz
Jun 3, 2015 12:36 PM CST
You can also purchase ant moats for hummingbird feeders, by the way. I ended up doing that rather than trying to cobble something together. It was not expensive at all, and it worked quite well. I had to hunt a little but now that everything and its cousin is online, should be easy to find.

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