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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 17:55

RB whens dinner? nice spuds.

artjak wrote (see)

RB, lovely veg

David, what are those fabulous flowers, are they Datura (now called something else I think)?

datura metel from seed- actually a volunteer that i moved from veg garden. another of those plants that has(to me) an unpleasant smell-others say it smells like honeysuckle.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 16:32

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Sparrowhawk

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 21:56

red tail hawks live across the street and keep the birds on their toes. the stellars jays have learned how to imitate the hawks cry and raise hell with all the other birds.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 21:51
Charlie November wrote (see)

It is, indeed. Quite how a sunflower got planted under the gutter remains unanswered, but I have my suspicions involving birdfood and birds.

Feed the birds a lot. Get sunflowers in weird places.

 

sunflowers a mess this time of year but i let them grow for the finches.  i do wonder how many they eat-they fling them about so-volunteers everywhere though not yet on the roof.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 18:34

very cool rb

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 18:04

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 not really a  star but kind of nice-warsaw nike with vitis purpurea and cecile brunner

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 and a volunteer echinacea with leaves a foot long

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 01:14

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 if winter werent following behind, this would be my favorite time of year

Geraniums

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 17:14

if you shake all the dirt off the roots and hang them upside down in a dark frost free place you can then repot them next spring-main thing is absence of light. i put mine in brown paper bags so the leaves arent so messy. 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 21:52

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 salvia happy in the autumn weather-nice amistad but like VS an annual for me.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 16:58

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 helianthus dakota sunshine

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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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