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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 22:44

things looking great peoples-victoria sponge very nice usually like the idea of verbascum better than reality. roadtrips for a month and hellacious hot-may and june warmest ever and july off the charts-

 mavis simpson with callirhoe involucrata

but a little cleanup and some deep watering and not bad-not great but not bad

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 16:36

verdun polemoniums(and a lot of other things alas) are winter hardy here but are taken to a better place by our hot and dry summers-had forgotten about stairway to heaven-curse you for reminding me of its demise


Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 16:22

lizzie- the extremely formal victorian parterre contrasted with the lush exuberance of the trees and shrubs is one of my favorite garden looks-great picture.

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 16:15

 more of the huntington-150 acres with 18 different gardens-what enormous wealth and a century of effort can do.


Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 03:17

 huntington desert garden pasadena ca-world of wonders

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 02:55

verdun beautiful, lovely, stupendous. BL love polemoniums but finally realized i had to stop torturing them-although i still yearn after brise d'anjou. back from the deep desert and saw these almost as i stepped in the gate. the clematis is tie dyed-put in this spring and doing well in half shade.


Camera Corner

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 21:33

4th of july at cherry springs;40C-3% humidity-heat, light, silence. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 08:29

 my friend mark's orphan great white owl chick tired of having his picture taken


Posted: 03/07/2014 at 07:41

 i need a lot of these

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 17:15

to ft bragg for the ocean and the dahlias-have to drive 500  miles today to cherry springs for 4th of july so time to get moving.  

Discussions started by david spikes

along came a spider

i'd run away too 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 20:54

autumn crocus

do you grow them 
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Last Post: 29/08/2014 at 08:27

dahlias dahling

show us your best 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 16:44

whats cooking from the garden

its all good 
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Last Post: 24/08/2014 at 15:00

sunflower seeds

and the pear tree is full of birds cooing and twittering 
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Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 18:14

phlox paniculata

would that they were mine 
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Last Post: 26/08/2014 at 13:26

clematis tie dyed

great blue variegation first of its type 
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Last Post: 16/07/2014 at 17:54

what were they thinking of

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Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 18:18


great thread on underachievers. think we need to balance it. do you have something which has gone gonzo this year after fiddling about forever? 
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Last Post: 06/06/2014 at 16:33

just curious

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Last Post: 04/04/2012 at 20:47

searching for seeds

stuff i want 
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Last Post: 29/02/2012 at 23:53

Talkback: Dieback on Leyland cypress hedges

it looks like improper trimming or it could be spider mites if they are the soft evergreen curse in the uk that thet are in nev. 
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Last Post: 08/05/2012 at 10:26


all through the year 
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