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Name: Kat Enns
Castlegar British Columbia, Ca (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian
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KatEnns
Jan 1, 2018 7:07 PM CST
Happy New Year to you all! This soup was simmering over Christmas with lots of C's in the pot! It smells fantastic, lol. I will post a few D leading genera or common names, and as there are usually lots of Ds available in peoples photograph collections, we possibly won't need to post our Dogs, or Difficult Spots in the Garden, but if you ARE short on Ds, be my guest. Have fun in the D's.

This is a Dinner Plate Dahlia (called Penhill Watermelon), I expect to see lots of Dahlias here in the soup this January. This was a new purchase this year, from Fernhill.



Daphne cneorum (Ruby Glow). I find it hard to keep Daphne alive in my very sandy silty soil, its just so dry. But I love this genus.





And... not surprisingly, a Daylily, (called French Lingerie), purchased qbout 10 of these for my daughters wedding here four years ago, and fading a bit, only a few plants left in flower this year.


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K. A. Enns
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Jan 1, 2018 7:17 PM CST
Here is one of my favorites, a Dyckia.

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Name: Kat Enns
Castlegar British Columbia, Ca (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian
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KatEnns
Jan 1, 2018 9:17 PM CST
That's DELIGHTFUL! Lol
K. A. Enns
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse Sempervivums Bromeliad
Adeniums Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tropicals Xeriscape Garden Art Plumerias
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plantmanager
Jan 1, 2018 9:32 PM CST
A dahlia.

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Dusty Miller


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Devils claw.



Datura.


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Dendrobium orchid.


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Dianthus

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Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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carolem
Jan 2, 2018 5:40 AM CST



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Diascia

Dianthus
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If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.

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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Jan 2, 2018 4:17 PM CST
Dudleya attenuata orcutti (native) on the patio and in habitat




Dudleya brittonii (white and green forms) (native)





Dudleya candida (native to the region)

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Name: Kat Enns
Castlegar British Columbia, Ca (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian
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KatEnns
Jan 2, 2018 4:27 PM CST
Those are fascinating.
K. A. Enns
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Jan 2, 2018 4:31 PM CST
Hummingbirds agree. Big Grin

These native plants are self-seeding on the patio... D. attenuata volunteers pictured here next to cacti in full sun.

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D. brittonii seeds and volunteers here (including hybrids) to give some idea of what happens after the flowers. Third shot shows the previous batch of volunteers all grown up and planted in the landscape, about to bloom for the first time and continue the cycle of life.



Now continuing with the Dudleya flowers... starting with more natives of the region.








And two more D's (the second a revisit from closer up) ...
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Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Jan 2, 2018 7:18 PM CST
Downright dazzling Baja!

I had a dudleya, for a while
then along came winter, a formidable one at that, and I couldn't drag this container inside...
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the semps took over this pocket though, and now no one would ever know about the torture experiment if I didn't have this picture Rolling my eyes.
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Jan 2, 2018 7:35 PM CST
Kat, I absolutely adore the little daphnes Lovey dubby
Hmm... I see I've been very remiss about updating my DB photos from the little sprigs I started with...
here's a few from '16


and I'll have to see if I can find some more of the others
Name: Kat Enns
Castlegar British Columbia, Ca (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian
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KatEnns
Jan 2, 2018 8:01 PM CST
Oh my, those are charming, Dirt. Well if you are zone 5, then there is no reason I can't grow these too!
K. A. Enns
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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dirtdorphins
Jan 2, 2018 9:04 PM CST
well Shrug! there could be lots of reasons I don't know--
I do know that when I started trying to grow a lot of cute little alpines I read all about how they needed sharp drainage and hated 'winter wet'... so I gave them the best drainage that I could and killed them in the summer heat and perpetual dryness. Then I realized that I don't have winter wetness issues like places where it stays warm-ish and rains in the winter. We do get a little soggy in the spring, though, when the snow melts and it snows more...but anyway...I have killed more cute little alpines than anyone can imagine Sad
Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
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HemNorth
Jan 3, 2018 3:44 AM CST
Tossing in a few D's:
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And Daphne mezereums:



And a few more D's:




And a Happy New Year to everyone. May the fun continue!
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Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
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HemNorth
Jan 3, 2018 6:10 AM CST
A few Delphiniums:


Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
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HemNorth
Jan 3, 2018 6:54 AM CST
And now some Digitalis:



Let's finish off with two more photos of Digitalis purpurea.

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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Jan 3, 2018 12:08 PM CST
That is quite a barrage of color, Nora. Like fireworks. Smiling

Six-legged visitor to patio Dudleyas this morning in the fog.

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Name: Kat Enns
Castlegar British Columbia, Ca (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian
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KatEnns
Jan 3, 2018 3:28 PM CST
Oh my. How lovely these all are, such a treat and thanks to all of you for posting....Also, I can't say enough good about Hemnorths fabulous collection of plants. I have not grown half of those, but would love to. Here are a few more of my D's, this is one of my Delphs grown from seed:

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And a Dryopteris expansa

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And another laceleaved Delph, also from seed.


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And one of Hemnorths Dianthus, given to me a few years ago,

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K. A. Enns
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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dirtdorphins
Jan 3, 2018 8:25 PM CST
Cool, so you two must be close enough to be garden buddies Thumbs up
I'm jealous Smiling



fall close up
and early spring with dianthus (baby 'Sternkissen' right and 'Tiny Rubies' peaking in on the left)
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and I have lots of them, mostly because they do so darn well for me, there are so darn many of them why not collect a few?, and they are so very neato both in bloom and as tight little hummocks too (well even the massive ones are cool)

my current faves are
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that's a
center
and
right
and
in the background

although, I gotta say, 'Gary Eichhorn' blooms pretty much continuously for me thaw to freeze even in the most brutal baking conditions...
but I gotta go so maybe some more another day
Name: Kat Enns
Castlegar British Columbia, Ca (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian
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KatEnns
Jan 3, 2018 10:17 PM CST
Dirt, your gardens are gorgeous.
K. A. Enns
Name: Tofi
Sumatera, Indonesia
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tofitropic
Jan 4, 2018 12:22 AM CST
Fruit for the soup; Diospyros kaki
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and for the flower; Dahlia, a second chance for floral display in an arrangement, after the petal dropped away.
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