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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Butterflies Salvias Houseplants Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds
Bulbs Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Region: Texas Bromeliad
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TexasPlumeria87
May 26, 2017 5:41 PM CST
I wanted to post some pictures of my small, humble garden.

Shade Garden
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Sunny Flower beds
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Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
Grace of the Lord Jesus be with all
Daylilies Hibiscus Enjoys or suffers hot summers Zinnias Salvias Bulbs
Amaryllis Lilies Clematis Region: Texas Irises Garden Art
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Altheabyanothername
May 29, 2017 2:37 PM CST
Good job Allen! Thumbs up The shady garden looks like a relaxing place to sit. I like your collection of yard art!
Many blessings for your continued success!
I prefer to walk in the light, I prefer a world where people want to be kind and bless each other, I prefer a God who loves and shares so much that he gave up his only Son for me. I prefer to choose the God of Abraham. Let there be peace and let it begin with me.
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Butterflies Salvias Houseplants Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds
Bulbs Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Region: Texas Bromeliad
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TexasPlumeria87
May 29, 2017 3:13 PM CST
Altheabyanothername said:Good job Allen! Thumbs up The shady garden looks like a relaxing place to sit. I like your collection of yard art!
Many blessings for your continued success!


Thanks Sharon! I try to keep an eye out for yard art. I added a bird bath Saturday. I've also seen 6 hummingbirds this year mainly near the standing cypress. Hurray! I appreciate the compliment and I'll keep you posted on my garden's progress.
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Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
Grace of the Lord Jesus be with all
Daylilies Hibiscus Enjoys or suffers hot summers Zinnias Salvias Bulbs
Amaryllis Lilies Clematis Region: Texas Irises Garden Art
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Altheabyanothername
May 29, 2017 3:46 PM CST
I am sorry I should have said good job Cameron! That bird bath is a beauty!! First class spa treatment! You are so blessed on the hummingbirds! It will be great to see your progress. May your home and garden be full of joy!
I prefer to walk in the light, I prefer a world where people want to be kind and bless each other, I prefer a God who loves and shares so much that he gave up his only Son for me. I prefer to choose the God of Abraham. Let there be peace and let it begin with me.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
May 29, 2017 3:50 PM CST
Lots of beauty packed into that small space, Cameron. Nice job. Smiling I tip my hat to you.

Sitting area in the shade garden is my favorite. Lovey dubby
Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cackle maniacally and people back away from you slowly.
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
May 29, 2017 3:53 PM CST
Very nice Cameron. I love all the bloomers in the sunshine but I'll bet the shady spots will be most inviting later this summer. Thanks for sharing your photos. I can see the hard work and love you have put into it. Hurray!
September; Start onions. Plant turnips, kale, mustard, radishes, winter radishes. Transplant: collards, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Chinese cabbage. Harvest; peppers, eggplant, turnips (greens), mustard, beans, limas.
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Butterflies Salvias Houseplants Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds
Bulbs Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Region: Texas Bromeliad
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TexasPlumeria87
May 29, 2017 4:12 PM CST
@Altheabyanothername It's alright! You're right about the bird bath being first class spa treatment, hopefully some birds will start using it? I've seen a few wasps drinking water from it lol. This is the first year I've actually seen hummingbirds in my garden. I have a lot of flowers compared to previous years so they have an all you can eat buffet now. I appreciate the blessings and I'm hoping everything survives this Summer?

@lovemyhouse Thanks Debra. I'm going to have to do a lot of transplanting this year mainly the fall asters because they tend to take over large areas.
I just need to add some gravel pathways in my shade garden and maybe some comfortable seating to make it feel even more complete.

@pod Thank you Kristi! I'm so thankful there are three large cedars to shade part of my yard and they offer lots of protection from winter winds. The whole shade garden used to be English ivy but I pulled up a majority of it. It was hard work but now me and my family can enjoy it. The only issue is the mosquitoes. Hilarious!
Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
Grace of the Lord Jesus be with all
Daylilies Hibiscus Enjoys or suffers hot summers Zinnias Salvias Bulbs
Amaryllis Lilies Clematis Region: Texas Irises Garden Art
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Altheabyanothername
May 29, 2017 4:36 PM CST
I live near the lake and understand about the mosquitoes, especially with diseases they carry. If you can get some kind of little fire pit or smoker. Put a little charcoal and wood in it. I smoke out the mosquitoes and take back the yard, even cook some chicken or brats! Thumbs up
May you have a happy week!
I prefer to walk in the light, I prefer a world where people want to be kind and bless each other, I prefer a God who loves and shares so much that he gave up his only Son for me. I prefer to choose the God of Abraham. Let there be peace and let it begin with me.
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Butterflies Salvias Houseplants Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds
Bulbs Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Region: Texas Bromeliad
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TexasPlumeria87
May 29, 2017 4:46 PM CST
Mosquitoes are so annoying and sometimes I forget to put on bug spray but now with the dangerous diseases they carry I need to remember to spray myself. I like the fire pit idea. I could make a small one in my shade garden so I can sit out there comfortably and there's the added bonus of grilling lol. Some years they're so prevalent, they could literally carry me away. I hope you have a very happy week too. Thumbs up
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
Dog Lover Cat Lover Bromeliad Bookworm Ponds Vegetable Grower
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pod
May 29, 2017 9:14 PM CST
Cameron, is there water standing nearby for the mosquitoes to develop in? I live in the woods but even with all the rain, I am able to sit out after dark. I use Mosquito Bits ( or Dunks) I add them to the dog water pail, bird bath, rain barrels, drip trays under the pot plants. I even put them in the bromeliads. It prevents larvae from developing and helps to control them. Worth a try...
September; Start onions. Plant turnips, kale, mustard, radishes, winter radishes. Transplant: collards, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Chinese cabbage. Harvest; peppers, eggplant, turnips (greens), mustard, beans, limas.
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Butterflies Salvias Houseplants Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds
Bulbs Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Region: Texas Bromeliad
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TexasPlumeria87
May 30, 2017 5:14 AM CST
Kristi I need to get some of those mosquito dunks. I've been trying to be diligent with dumping water out of plant saucers and I also have an old fountain that I turn upside every so often to make sure there's no water collecting in it. I have some liquid BT so I'll add that to the bird bath and one of my containers that has Louisiana irises in it. I need to pour some in a couple of bromeliads I have because I've been keeping the vases full whenever I see them dry out. I'll invest in some of the mosquito dunks so I can just drop the pieces where water collects. I tried putting down cedar mulch but that still didn't help because they would just hide in the leaves and as soon as I brushed past them, a cloud of mosquitoes flew out, I literally had to run to the front door because there were so many.
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
Dog Lover Cat Lover Bromeliad Bookworm Ponds Vegetable Grower
Tropicals Region: Texas Hummingbirder Cactus and Succulents Herbs Greenhouse
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pod
May 30, 2017 5:23 AM CST
Wow ~ that is miserable and it doesn't help if your neighbors let water stand.
Look for the mosquito bits instead of dunks. They last forever and are close to the same price. Far easier to use too.

http://www.summitchemical.com/...
I know I sound like a salesman for them but I'm really not. Rolling on the floor laughing
September; Start onions. Plant turnips, kale, mustard, radishes, winter radishes. Transplant: collards, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Chinese cabbage. Harvest; peppers, eggplant, turnips (greens), mustard, beans, limas.
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Butterflies Salvias Houseplants Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds
Bulbs Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Region: Texas Bromeliad
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TexasPlumeria87
May 30, 2017 5:29 AM CST
Yes it can get pretty bad and I can't even enjoy my garden in the evening or early morning. I bookmarked the link you sent me because I've never seen the bits before. Thank you. Thumbs up My neighbors on one side used to have a few old tires in their yard, now it's just trash lol.
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Butterflies Salvias Houseplants Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds
Bulbs Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Region: Texas Bromeliad
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TexasPlumeria87
May 30, 2017 5:09 PM CST
My flame lily is in full bloom. Hurray!
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Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
Grace of the Lord Jesus be with all
Daylilies Hibiscus Enjoys or suffers hot summers Zinnias Salvias Bulbs
Amaryllis Lilies Clematis Region: Texas Irises Garden Art
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Altheabyanothername
May 30, 2017 5:53 PM CST
That is a beauty and scrumptious red to boot! Good job!
May your week be full of success!
I prefer to walk in the light, I prefer a world where people want to be kind and bless each other, I prefer a God who loves and shares so much that he gave up his only Son for me. I prefer to choose the God of Abraham. Let there be peace and let it begin with me.
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Butterflies Salvias Houseplants Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds
Bulbs Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Region: Texas Bromeliad
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TexasPlumeria87
May 30, 2017 6:20 PM CST
Thank you Sharon! It's definitely a stunning bloom. I did some yard work earlier, mainly planting some seedlings and a lot of repotting.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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
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lovemyhouse
May 30, 2017 7:52 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cackle maniacally and people back away from you slowly.
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Butterflies Salvias Houseplants Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds
Bulbs Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Region: Texas Bromeliad
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TexasPlumeria87
May 31, 2017 5:01 AM CST
I still have 4 more buds on the flame lily. I'm hoping the smaller ones will eventually bloom too? I planted some native chile pequin pepper seedlings yesterday. Thumbs up
Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
Grace of the Lord Jesus be with all
Daylilies Hibiscus Enjoys or suffers hot summers Zinnias Salvias Bulbs
Amaryllis Lilies Clematis Region: Texas Irises Garden Art
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Altheabyanothername
May 31, 2017 5:24 AM CST
I hope they open too! They are awesome! Thumbs up
Gardens are work but they are rewarding!
May your day be rewarding!
I prefer to walk in the light, I prefer a world where people want to be kind and bless each other, I prefer a God who loves and shares so much that he gave up his only Son for me. I prefer to choose the God of Abraham. Let there be peace and let it begin with me.
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Butterflies Salvias Houseplants Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds
Bulbs Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Region: Texas Bromeliad
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TexasPlumeria87
May 31, 2017 9:00 AM CST
They are awesome, I just wish I had more of them. Hilarious! It's definitely rewarding especially when everything starts blooming. I grew quite a few of my plants from seed too. Today will be rewarding and I'm sowing some wine cup seeds today. Hurray!

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