Sandbox forum: Random Pics of My Garden

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Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
Ignoring Zones altogether
Seed Starter Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 1
Jul 7, 2016 11:34 PM CST
My photography skills suck with my DW's camera. Big Grin A few random pics taken around my garden.

Young Indigo Bunting in Mimosa Tree that my wife started in our kitchen in Jan 2011. It is now roughly 18 ' h x 25 ' w

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Refurbished "pretend" greenhouse

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A few of my orchids in the kitchen.

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Dead Swallowtail that got trapped between layers of film in the GH. First Swallowtail I have ever seen here. RIP little fellow.

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Clary Sage in bloom - seed grown 2014.

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My gift to myself - a gazing ball. Wanted one for 50 years.

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Vegetable garden in foreground. It is VERY small.

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First tomato - June 11

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My hardy banana - in my original tropical garden

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Birdbath and new tropical garden behind.

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Snow Ball bush in bloom

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Asiatic Lilies

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Fruit and water offerings for butterflies. Water now serving as drowning pool for japanese beetles.

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Hummingbird & Oriole feeders

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Feverfew bloom. Part of my large oddball herb plant garden.

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Fancy rain gauge - got a work out lately.

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Oleander bloom - last year attracted Hummers and preying mantis

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First bloom on my Vigna caracalla - snail vine plant. Grown from seed in '15 and wintered over in the basement grow area.

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Peruvian daffodil a bit past prime

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New Wren house. Hung up at 10 AM and momma was bringing in nesting material by 2 PM.

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Oopsy!! Forgot I wanted to post this as well. A bloom from my Dietes plant which I grew from seed 2 years ago. These make a rhizome and are a form of South African Iris. Bloom only lasts barely a day. :-(

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Seeking Feng Shui with my plants since 1976
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Name: Cheryl
Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plumerias Ponds
Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Jul 7, 2016 11:35 PM CST
Verrry niiiiiice! Thumbs up
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Nico
Minnesota, US (Zone 3b)
Birds Houseplants Sempervivums
Jul 8, 2016 7:48 AM CST
That's actually so beautiful
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Jul 8, 2016 8:07 AM CST
David, Wow! You sure are ignoring the zones and doing a wonderful job at it ... really lovely gardens!!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot! ~

Name: Jolana
Seguin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bee Lover The WITWIT Badge Region: Texas Garden Art Irises
Daylilies Butterflies Dragonflies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Hibiscus
Jul 11, 2016 6:53 PM CST
Love it, every pic nodding
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