Early morning

sprucebudJune 20, 2012

Some early morning shots:

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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Very nice, sprucebud, and nice foxgloves too.

tj

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 6:13AM
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maple_grove_gw

Amazing photos, the interplay of conifers and perennials is truly magical.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 8:55AM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

I'm a big fan of foxgloves. Your conifers are getting big.

Dax

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 9:36AM
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ghgwv

Your plants and setting are wonderful. The pictures really made me think I was in your garden this morning. Thank you.
Gary

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 9:51AM
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dietzjm

Outstanding, Richard. Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 12:06PM
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firefightergardener(7/8)

Things look awesome Richard, the perennials and conifers mixed is splendid and we have similar tastes, Picea omorika and Abies procera are two of the very best amongst great conifers!

I love the golden vine climbing the tree in the backround. Is that a climbing Hydrangea or something else?

Thanks for sharing.

-Will

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 2:08PM
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sprucebud

Thank you very much for the positive comments. I am certainly pleased with how the garden is developing this year especially.
The golden vine is a golden hop which romps throughout the summer months and into autumn before dying back again in the winter. I also have two climbing roses in the same apple tree - one red and one white - which are also doing really well this year.
Richard

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 4:49PM
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Windhaven(5- Midstate IL)

Lovely color combinations! Inspiring!

Thanks for sharing.

Robyn

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 4:49PM
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botann(z8 SEof Seattle)

Your garden has made substantial strides in the last few years. Your conifers have grown especially fast.
Watch out for that golden Hop plant. It spreads by underground runners. Mine started popping up in a 4 meter circle from the original plant that went up in a White Pine tree. It got the Roundup treatment twice already this Spring. One more dose and I think I will have conquered it. I don't like vines that spread that fast underground.
Mike

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 5:06PM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Richard, your spruces are getting bigger indeed, so is your Abies koreana 'Kohout's Icerbreaker'!
Thanks for your colourful pics and I hope you will enjoy such early morning vieuws very ofen :0)

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 5:33PM
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Fiddlegal08(8)

Breathtaking! I can almost hear your blues conversing across the lawn in picture 1. What a beautiful combination of conifers, maples, perennials, grasses. Something for every taste and season. What is the little blue guy on the stake in picture 5?

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 7:25PM
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sluice

Super nice! Thanks for the tour. I plan to enjoy it again tomorrow morning, along with a cup of coffee!

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 9:34PM
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sprucebud

"What is the little blue guy on the stake in picture 5?" Abies concolor 'Kalleberg's Weeping Blue'
Richard

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 2:05AM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Richard, you could be very proud to have one of this beautiful weeping Abies concolor.
It's still very rare, I'm always short in scions for propagation because the motherplant died in Norway after a transplant...

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 2:16AM
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sprucebud

Edwin, yes, I am proud to have it. It seems to be growing well. Initially, the leader died but I have trained another section of the plant. I think it helps that the garden is on a slope for good drainage. I believe that is important especially for Abies concolor.
Richard

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 2:38AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

spectacular ...

i was going to say brilliant.. but that is so yesterday .. lol ...

morning.. is the one time.. i have no gumption to go take pix... and i never understood why ...

you need an impressionist painter in there ... i wonder if there is a camera setting or photo editor that would do that ... but i digress..

thx for the effort to show us

ken

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 7:45AM
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greenhaven(SW MI z6)

How lovely! I love the foxgloves, too...such a great vertical element! Your garden is lovely, and I am amused that your A. concolor 'Kalleberg's Weeping Blue' caught my eye, too!

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 8:35AM
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ishcountrygal

Although this post is a few days old, I like the images too well not to comment. That's really magical light that sprucebud chose to photograph his wonderful garden in!
-m

    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 12:05AM
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Cher(6 SW OH)

Your gardens are looking gorgeous Richard. The combos are all lovely and well made choices.
Cher

    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 6:23AM
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