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Feb 25, 2016 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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View through the mail slot

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Feb 25, 2016 6:13 PM 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
Niiiice view! I tip my hat to you. Hurray!
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Feb 25, 2016 6:47 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover
I wish I were your mail slot! I could look at that view all the time. Smiling
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Feb 25, 2016 7:34 PM CST
Name: Sean B
Riverhead, NY (Zone 7a)
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Xeriscape Region: Ukraine
Oh Dirt, you just inspire and amaze me with your banners. I am awed by your talent. I'm trying to learn to do these, but by the time I get down to the right dimensions, a nice photo is just, well, an okay banner. This is a wonderful photo and banner. Again, well done and I tip my hat to you.
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Feb 25, 2016 7:43 PM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Butterflies Bee Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers
Echinacea Azaleas Forum moderator Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Beautiful! Hurray!
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso
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Feb 25, 2016 8:13 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
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016 Photo Contest Winner 2018 Photo Contest Winner 2019 Photo Contest Winner 2020 Photo Contest Winner 2021
oh gosh *Blush*
Thank you
This photo was pitiful--grass and weeds in the foreground, the street and the neighbor's fence/house in the background--all I could do with it was to chop out the middle for a banner and toss the rest Shrug! point is, it doesn't have to be a great picture, just a slice
Maybe you're over-thinking it Sean? I just look thru the mail slot
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Feb 25, 2016 8:26 PM CST
Name: Sean B
Riverhead, NY (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Composter Herbs Plays in the sandbox The WITWIT Badge
Xeriscape Region: Ukraine
What I'm thinking is that you are simply Queen of this Mountain. Meanwhile, I will hold onto the lower pitons and learn from you...yet I'll strive to climb. Meanwhile, when you seen one you think is, well, meh, you'll know it's mine on that tier below looking up. That said, I'll also up the pixels on the original photo enough to reduce it to such brilliance as those of yours. You rock.
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Feb 26, 2016 3:37 AM CST
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Foliage Fan Critters Allowed Daylilies Irises Roses
Hostas Birds Multi-Region Gardener Cat Lover Dog Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Beautiful! Thank You!
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Feb 26, 2016 4:32 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Avid Green Pages Reviewer Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Lilies
Wonderful.
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Feb 26, 2016 5:42 AM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
I love the shades of green mingled with the other colors. Very nicely done, Dirt!
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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Feb 26, 2016 6:42 AM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Annuals Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plays in the sandbox
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Thumbs up Hurray! I tip my hat to you. Thank You!
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Feb 26, 2016 8:03 AM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Utah Bee Lover Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016 Photo Contest Winner 2018 Photo Contest Winner 2019 Photo Contest Winner 2020 Photo Contest Winner 2021
To paraphrase David Letterman in his prime:

This is only an exhibition, not a competition: no rankings, no wagering! Big Grin Big Grin

(Thanks for your kind words.)
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Feb 26, 2016 8:41 AM CST
Name: Arturo Tarak
Bariloche,Rio Negro, Argentina (Zone 8a)
Dahlias Irises Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Roses
Hello Dirt, have you added the pic to the multiplant data? I would love to recognize what each of the plants are! The banner is particularly beautiful and surprisingly portrays what we naturally do when we watch a border...the rest of the background, and heights are blurred from attention. Congratulations. Thank You!
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Feb 26, 2016 10:22 AM CST
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Daylilies Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level
Oh Dirt, I didn't even have to look -- I knew it was your banner. I tip my hat to you.
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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Feb 26, 2016 10:59 AM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Utah Bee Lover Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016 Photo Contest Winner 2018 Photo Contest Winner 2019 Photo Contest Winner 2020 Photo Contest Winner 2021
Maybe someday I'll get a better pic for the multi-plant page...
for Arturo and any other inquiring minds,
hmm, let's see...
L to R
The daisy is

with Creeping Baby's Breath (Gypsophila repens 'Rosea')
and some bulb foliage and Creeping Thyme (Thymus serpyllum)
There is a white chrysanthemum behind and salvia nemorosa barely visible
The spruce is Blue Spruce (Picea pungens 'Glauca Globosa') and I see we don't have an image of that one in the database so I should really do something about that soon
Then the sweetest little pink geranium Geranium (Geranium dalmaticum)

and verbena
with Partridge Feather (Tanacetum densum)
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Feb 27, 2016 3:37 AM CST
Name: Arturo Tarak
Bariloche,Rio Negro, Argentina (Zone 8a)
Dahlias Irises Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Roses
Thank you so much Dirt! yes, I have an inquisitive mind and personality...curiosity is such a great drive...and after all isn't it that that keeps each of us doing all that is done in a garden?. Somehow when I see a wonderful pic like yours I'm instantly transported ( in spirit I would say) inside the image straight into the place and imagine myself wandering and stopping over each plant, thanking them for the beauty they provide us, as if I was given a short opportunity for a stop over visit into the garden. Then curiosity assaults me...I like to be introduced to each person... in this case as if they are plant persons..with their individual names. They become familiar and then ( always in spirit) they come closer. Thank You! for the trouble explaining your details to me!
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Feb 27, 2016 9:58 AM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Utah Bee Lover Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016 Photo Contest Winner 2018 Photo Contest Winner 2019 Photo Contest Winner 2020 Photo Contest Winner 2021
You are most welcome!
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