Garden in April

collinw(7b)April 26, 2011

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ibheri

Wow, so beautiful, just not April I went all the way to March. Lovely flowers and awesome pics, thank you for sharing.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2011 at 11:57PM
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jeannie2009

Simply magnificent. Thank you so much for sharing.
Jeannie

    Bookmark   April 27, 2011 at 12:58AM
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daisyincrete Z10? 905feet/275 metres

I want to walk along your front walk.
Everything looks so fresh and springlike.
Lovely. Thank-you.
Daisy

    Bookmark   April 27, 2011 at 8:51AM
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Mendocino_Rose(z8 N CA.)

That's lovely Collin. Thank you for sharing your garden with us.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2011 at 10:15AM
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melissa_thefarm(NItaly)

Very nice! I hope your neighbors are inspired to emulation.
Melissa

    Bookmark   April 27, 2011 at 2:44PM
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ingrid_vc(Z10 SoCal)

Collin, your garden is lovely. You have many of the roses I love, and your irises are superb. I agree, your neighbors need to get busy. Why are most front yards sooo boring?

Ingrid

    Bookmark   April 27, 2011 at 3:04PM
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rootygirl(6b/7)

I really enjoyed this, collin; I clicked through every month. I just love your rose choices.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2011 at 3:26PM
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collinw(7b)

Thanks everyone.
Ingrid: I think that Americans worship lawns and believe that gardens are too difficult to maintain. If you add up all of the time that I spend on my garden it probably isn't significantly more than most people spend pampering their lawns. The only difference is, that I do a little every day. I am slowly eliminating all of my lawn. I planted my entire side yard in dutch clover this spring, which is much lovelier than grass IMHO.And it is a nitrogen fixer and bees love it, win, win, and win.

I have a neighbor who otherwise is very nice, who pejoratively refers to my yard as 'so English'. I take it as a compliment.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2011 at 5:36PM
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jo_pyeweed(z9 SF Bay Area)

Colin - wow. "English" or not, your garden is lovely!

Thank you for sharing.

Cheers,
Jo

    Bookmark   April 27, 2011 at 9:33PM
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harmonyp

Collin - thank you so much for sharing these photos. They are a reflection of your marvelous care. I would love to know what the exquisite dark lavendar rose #13 of 15 on Page 2 March is?

    Bookmark   April 27, 2011 at 11:55PM
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collinw(7b)

Thanks everyone.
Harmonyp - That lavender rose is Reine des Violettes.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2011 at 12:17PM
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harmonyp

Thanks so much Collin. I've heard so much about Reine des Violettes, but hadn't really seen a good photo. I absolutely love lavendar roses. After seeing your picture, this beautiful rose will be a MUST HAVE for me!

    Bookmark   April 28, 2011 at 2:07PM
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ingrid_vc(Z10 SoCal)

Collin, I'm not sure whether people don't know or don't care that their lawns might as well be cemeteries as far as most insects and birds are concerned. Good for you for planting clover for the bees! I have three huge bushes of marjoram that bloom month after month and the bees love them. They're not the most glamorous plant but I wouldn't think of taking them out. Our bees need all the help they can get. I shudder to think of all the chemicals that are poured on lawns and then you end up with - grass. Boring! Also, working in a garden of gorgeous plants is a pleasure whereas tending a patch of grass sounds like a soulless chore.

Ingrid

    Bookmark   April 28, 2011 at 7:01PM
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seil zone 6b MI

Your garden is lovely, Collin!

    Bookmark   April 28, 2011 at 7:17PM
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