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Mar 28, 2012 7:56 PM CST
|We hope this link will, well, link you to some pictures. Hopefully, more shall be posted tomorrow. I'm learning! These are some of 563 pictures Doris took with her Christmas camera on Monday of this week, her first shots with it. Like always, she does good very good work! Things are popping here, 3-4 weeks ahead of normal. We have 47+ scapes on seedlings. One tried to bloom today. Last year the first seedling bloomed on May 2, and we were estatic! These pictures cannot give a good idea of how the gardens are laid out, so I guess you will just have to come here and see for yourselves. Doris does it right! |
Mar 28, 2012 8:25 PM CST
|Love the woodland gardens!|
Love the woodland phlox!
Love the brook!
Mar 28, 2012 8:36 PM CST
|I just love everything, so much color!! Can't wait to see it with everything in full bloom.|
Mar 28, 2012 8:42 PM CST
|Oh, so very beautiful! I have the orange flame azalea and it's just about bloomed out here. It's by far my favorite. Now I see there is a white one, and i'll just have to try to find me one. I love these azaleas. |
The gently slopped hill will be astoundling when it starts to bloom. I'd love to be closer.
thanks for sharing, Mona
Mar 28, 2012 9:10 PM CST
|What a large fabulous piece of property. The amount of work you have done to create this garden is unbelievable, yet everything looks so natural. Great job! Please post more photos.|
Ann (farmerbell); TN
Mar 28, 2012 9:43 PM CST
|A little piece of Heaven at Dave & Doris's Garden. Beautiful.|
Mar 29, 2012 6:03 AM CST
|Thanks, everyone. We have not figured out how to post pictures from the new camera. I will have to take some with my other camera, so I can post individual pictures. That will give you a better idea of the layout of the garden. Hopefully, David will have time to add more later today.|
Mar 29, 2012 6:35 AM CST
|Doris...the new camera - we need to set the picture quality - I have a hunch it defaults to RAW, which means the photos have to be processed first. Get with the lady who started the videocam thread (sorry, her name escapes me) - she has a rebel and can give you pointers|
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Mar 29, 2012 6:45 AM CST
|Very peaceful looking indeed!!!!|
Mar 29, 2012 9:39 PM CST
|I took a few pictures today with my other camera. I only had time to get one here and there. Maybe more tomorrow...|
First is our very first daylily bloom of the year--Cosmic Hummingbird that is registered as an early early. There are 9 scapes so we should have a clump picture later on. It is a good rebloomer here.
Next is the front of our house. Left is the first deciduous azalea that we dug from the woods years ago and to the right is a pink dogwood.
Deciduous azalea with white evergreen azaleas, conifers, and lorepetalum in the background. In the far background are bags of Lowe's top soil ready for a new project.
Light pink deciduous azalea and dogwoods with the Shady Rest (cabin) in the background.
In front of the cabin is a tree peony with its first blooms today. I would love to have several different colors of tree peonies scattered around. I grew this one from a tiny thing bought at Walmart years ago.
Here is a closeup.
Mar 29, 2012 9:41 PM CST
|One of my favorite clematis (another addiction) is Bourbon which has just opened this week. This picture was taken in the late afternoon after the sprinkler had watered this area. There is a row of double red Knockout roses to the left to hide the crossties that form one of a series of daylily beds going up a hill. There is one continuous row of boxwoods to the left of the clematis and in front of the roses.|
And, this is ALL for tonight.
Mar 29, 2012 10:06 PM CST
|Wow!! I love these photos. |
Are your decidious azaleas the same as my flame azaleas?? I really love my orange one and I'm looking for more colors.
Mar 29, 2012 10:34 PM CST
|We have the flame but other colors as well. I have a list somewhere of the names of most of the ones that we bought. We bought twenty something one year over in NE Ga. at Athens. We got yellows, oranges, pinks, whites, and different shades of these. We have bought more since and have dug quite a few from the woods. Most of the ones that we have dug and have survived are shades of pink. We have one orange one that we dug, One of the bought orange ones does not bloom until late summer. All the rest bloom in the spring. We just got three more from the local master gardeners' sale (orange, yellow, and pink.) The pink and the yellow are blooming now. I will wait until November to plant them. I will put them each in three gallon pots and keep them that way through the hot, dry summer. Otherwise, they will die if I planted them now.|
Mar 30, 2012 5:21 AM CST
I love woodland gardens.
Mar 30, 2012 5:38 AM CST
|ME TOOOO!! Now, not to take anything from daylilies, but I have a friend that has a woodland garden and it's amazing! I had no idea that there was so many many many spring bulbs and I think she has them all and in mass! I wish I had pictures to share but she was in my Master Gardeners group way back in early 2000 and I haven't seen her in years, my loss. |
Thanks for sharing yours, I really love the azaleas. I had 2 more but I lost them to heat and dryness a few years ago. The one that survived is planted in the red sand that surrounds our house from contruction. I only have a few things planted close to the house because DH was always going to do this and do that and I couldn't put plants in his way. Well, I've snuck in a few flowering shrubs anyway!!
If you got yours from the MGs I wonder if they are pretty easy to propogate?? I bet they are. I may try to get some to grow. Have you grown any from yours and if so, how??
Thanks again, Mona
Mar 30, 2012 6:33 AM CST
|Georgous place, I hear garden mentioned a lot, this is a real garden.|
Mar 30, 2012 8:02 AM CST
|Thank you, Fred.|
Mona, I have not tried to propagate them. In the wild a limb will root if it is covered with soil, so this would work for us, too. Some send out runners that can eventually be dug and replanted. We have that happening here on our oldest and tallest one. The Master Gardeners bought these from a nursery and were reselling them as a money raiser.
Mar 30, 2012 10:20 AM CST
|Here's a link to some more pictures I have posted:|
Mar 30, 2012 11:29 AM CST
|What a wonderful piece of paradise you two have!|
Now...on to more important notes....
Was that upside down bottles that I saw as a border to one bed?