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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 04:01

 chicky-it is the biggest tree in the grove-really a magic place-this is the parking lot in late afternoon with sun through the smoke

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 22:58

 this is a big tree-taking the pic made me dizzy. yosemite beautiful but smoky. temps here next week 37, 38, 39C so off to the coast. everyones gardens looking great-mine is looking like it wishes it could move to britain-going to mendocino to look at dahlias

Camera Corner

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 22:50


Camera Corner

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 22:48

late afternoon in the redwoods-the smoke is from a fire in another national park 

Bindweed or not?

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 22:25

tanacetum parthenium?

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 17:25

steve 309-never too much of a good thing

 heading to yosemite to hike in the mariposa grove-giant redwoods

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 22:05

wintersong-that geum woweeeeee

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 22:02

what wonderful gardens everyone and beautiful plants-wintersong -nice. my acanthus is going to bloom after 25 years-it really hates living in reno nevada

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 21:48

 seedling echinacea with a lot of paradoxa in it

 grocery store lily-sweet


Growing Roses

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 19:18
Salino wrote (see)

..this is something we have to be careful of when buying an Austin rose, as I have read that they often plant their shrub roses in groups of 3, but when we buy we tend to only get the 1 rose, and can be disappointed that we don't get the mass of flowers that we see in some photos...

on their US website austin recommends ordering and close planting in threes which seems a bit much for most home gardeners

Discussions started by david spikes

what color is your garden

late bloomers 
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Last Post: 24/10/2014 at 14:44

along came a spider

i'd run away too 
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Last Post: 23/10/2014 at 16:04

autumn crocus

do you grow them 
Replies: 4    Views: 147
Last Post: 29/08/2014 at 08:27

dahlias dahling

show us your best 
Replies: 49    Views: 1615
Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 16:44

whats cooking from the garden

its all good 
Replies: 1    Views: 127
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

Replies: 17    Views: 438
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? 
Replies: 15    Views: 415
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. 
Replies: 4    Views: 677
Last Post: 08/05/2012 at 10:26


all through the year 
Replies: 72    Views: 5562
Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 20:25
14 threads returned