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Dec 11, 2015 6:06 AM CST
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Raises cows Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Texas Plant Identifier
This worked really well to me. The terra cotta color and gray tones set off the green in a nice way. Going vertical in a narrow space works too. Wonder what the name of that iris is?
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Dec 11, 2015 3:00 PM CST
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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Thanks Donald! I can find out, CA Sue figured out its id because it is a distinctive one!
If you'd like any let me know because I have it ready to divide
Thumbs up
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Dec 11, 2015 6:51 PM CST
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Raises cows Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Texas Plant Identifier
This is your place? I thought you only had a mat of semps Smiling . This is nice. Thanks for the offer, but I'm currently not adding any bearded iris to the area. I would be interested to know the name of this one, though. I thought of COPPER CYMBAL or maybe ARIZONA SANDSTONE. They are distinctive colors and I don't think either one is very common
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Dec 11, 2015 7:48 PM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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Hilarious! and bowls and troughs of semps!
cool Greg!
you could have a wall of semps!
Is that a Ginkgo I spy?
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Dec 11, 2015 8:05 PM CST
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Raises cows Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Texas Plant Identifier
dirtdorphins said:
Is that a Ginkgo I spy?


Sure looks like Ginkgo leaves!
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Dec 11, 2015 10:30 PM CST
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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Hello all yes good eye - a ginko tree!! Hurray!
Donald this is a little green area that I took over - it was weeds before I did my thing! It borders the building parking lot, which is the blacktop you see in the photo!
The Iris in the picture is Safari Sunset
and it is a lovely one!
:tiphat:
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Dec 12, 2015 8:21 AM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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That's certainly a lovely thing you did there to a neglected area between the building and the parking lot Greg! Thumbs up
In case all the area inhabitants don't properly admire your efforts and say thank you enough...

Thank You!
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Dec 12, 2015 10:38 AM CST
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
Sempervivums Sedums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Thank you Dirt yes people are appreciative, and the building management gives me basically free reign, which is great!!!
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Dec 12, 2015 10:44 AM CST
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Raises cows Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Texas Plant Identifier
That's a good job, Greg. It probably helps that you're in Seattle, but those are still difficult spots to manage plant-wise. Usually they get standard commercial treatment. Nothing wrong with those, but they generally don't have the home garden feel to them that this gives. It's very relaxed and inviting. I just hope I can remember that I like that terra cotta/gray combo. It really works for me. Earth tones? I guess gray would go there, but it's not what usually comes to mind.
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