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Nov 29, 2011 3:50 PM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Avid Green Pages Reviewer
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Garden Ideas: Master Level Cat Lover Birds Region: Tennessee Echinacea
If you already have a Perennial Garden, have one planned, or are just dreaming of one, tell us about it. Photos are good too. Smiling
I garden for the pollinators.
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Nov 29, 2011 5:42 PM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
God is the only thing that matters.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
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Well my perennial garden got a little out of hand last summer, my big misteak was platning a tomato vine to run up the trellis. It did not go up it went out for eight feet and took over. I bought some coneflowers that didn't do too well, and my burgendy rudbeckia was brown. Grumbling I want to dig up the purple coneflower bush and the black eyed susan and have mostly coneflowers and rudbeckia and perhaps some Lorraine sunshine (false sunflowers) also I would like some different coreopsis as a low border plant across the front or maybe just go with some calendula's, I have seed for the kind that look like little tiny cactus dahlia. I have mostly butterfly bushes down the back fence and I would like to plant the large coneflowers between the butterfly bushes and maybe other plants that attract butterflies and birds.

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Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29
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Nov 29, 2011 6:35 PM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Echinacea
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Pretty!

Karen
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Nov 29, 2011 8:25 PM CST
Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner 2021 Lilies Daylilies Organic Gardener Cat Lover
Birds Region: Pacific Northwest Garden Photography Bulbs Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Container Gardener
Very pretty Susan.
No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden. ~Hugh Johnson
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Nov 29, 2011 9:04 PM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Keeps Goats Forum moderator Frogs and Toads Tip Photographer Keeper of Poultry I helped plan and beta test the plant database.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener Charter ATP Member Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Region: Canadian
very pretty!!
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Nov 30, 2011 3:52 AM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Avid Green Pages Reviewer
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Garden Ideas: Master Level Cat Lover Birds Region: Tennessee Echinacea
It will be interesting to watch your Perennial Garden evolve and grow. Thumbs up
I garden for the pollinators.
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Nov 30, 2011 5:27 AM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
God is the only thing that matters.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
Thanks everyone! It's certainly a work in progress, looking forward to spring. Big Grin Green Grin!
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29
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Nov 30, 2011 5:36 AM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Avid Green Pages Reviewer
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Garden Ideas: Master Level Cat Lover Birds Region: Tennessee Echinacea
I love it that you are focusing on drought-tolerant plants and making your garden less thirsty. Hurray!
I garden for the pollinators.
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Nov 30, 2011 5:24 PM CST
Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner 2021 Lilies Daylilies Organic Gardener Cat Lover
Birds Region: Pacific Northwest Garden Photography Bulbs Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Container Gardener
I'll have to dig out my photos from previous years. My garden is a mix of plants in the ground and pots. At the beginning of the year we had our double wide moved out and a new home built. I had moved some plants so I wouldn't lose them, but they wiped out areas of my garden that I thought were out of the way. Angry I lost a lot of plants. But they did open up some new areas I didn't have before for planting at least.
No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden. ~Hugh Johnson
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Nov 30, 2011 6:03 PM CST
Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner 2021 Lilies Daylilies Organic Gardener Cat Lover
Birds Region: Pacific Northwest Garden Photography Bulbs Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Container Gardener
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No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden. ~Hugh Johnson
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Nov 30, 2011 6:20 PM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Echinacea
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Fun- designing and building new gardens to match a new house.

Karen
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Nov 30, 2011 6:45 PM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Keeps Goats Forum moderator Frogs and Toads Tip Photographer Keeper of Poultry I helped plan and beta test the plant database.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener Charter ATP Member Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Region: Canadian
beautiful!
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Nov 30, 2011 8:56 PM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
God is the only thing that matters.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
Very nice Joy! Thumbs up
You have a lot going on there, love, I mean love the porch! Drooling Lovey dubby
What are the purple flowers at the bottom right on the porch? Geranium ? Blinking
What are the pink flowers in the hanging basket on the top left, look like some kind of petunia. Hurray!

susan
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29
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Nov 30, 2011 9:25 PM CST
Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner 2021 Lilies Daylilies Organic Gardener Cat Lover
Birds Region: Pacific Northwest Garden Photography Bulbs Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Container Gardener
Thanks everyone.
Susan, Yes, the purple one is a Geranium that's called Long Shot. The hanging basket is million bells.

The porch and most of those garden areas are gone now. But I have a new patio and front porch area and lots of new garden areas to work with now.
No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden. ~Hugh Johnson
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Dec 1, 2011 5:47 AM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Avid Green Pages Reviewer
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Garden Ideas: Master Level Cat Lover Birds Region: Tennessee Echinacea
Wow, pretty, Joy. I know how you feel with the starting over. I moved here just two years ago and there was nothing but Bermuda grass, weeds, big old trees with big old roots and a few overgrown shrubs and vines. There were some languishing azaleas across the front of the house and two glossy Abelias. I got those under control and they have done well.


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I tackled the areas by the driveway next.
Early last Spring...
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This year...
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And then on to some of the back...
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I garden for the pollinators.
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Dec 1, 2011 6:58 AM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
God is the only thing that matters.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
Very nice songofjoy, you have done a lot of work to that property. What is the little tree in the back yard, reminds me of my baby cherry tree but the leaves are bigger. My house was the same way, lot of work. I like the rocks beside the driveway, what is the little shrub with the pink flowers, it is certainly a cheerful little bush! Thumbs up


joy Thanks for the information about the geranium and million bells, got those on my wish list for spring. Thumbs up

susan
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29
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Dec 1, 2011 9:16 AM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Avid Green Pages Reviewer
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Garden Ideas: Master Level Cat Lover Birds Region: Tennessee Echinacea
Thank you, Susan. That tree is an Eastern Redbud, variety is 'Forest Pansy'.

Not sure which shrub you mean?
I garden for the pollinators.
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Dec 1, 2011 7:22 PM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
God is the only thing that matters.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
That's the right one, I figured it was some type of Redbud. My brother loves the Forest Pansy's, They grow wild in NC where he lives and he stops on the interstate and digs them up! Hilarious!
The shrub I was referring to is the one planted in the rocks. Beside car port on left side of driveway.

susan
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29
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Dec 2, 2011 4:27 AM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Avid Green Pages Reviewer
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Garden Ideas: Master Level Cat Lover Birds Region: Tennessee Echinacea
Crepe myrtle. Green Grin!
I garden for the pollinators.
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Dec 2, 2011 6:04 AM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
God is the only thing that matters.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
You are kidding me! Lovey dubby
It is so cute Green Grin! , do you remember what kind it is??
I have a dwarf Crepe myrtle in my corner garden and all it does is grow sideways. Weird Confused

susan
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29

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