Love spring, love chartreuse!

ostrich(3a AB)May 15, 2013

I am finally enjoying my first spring in Calgary with a landscaped backyard! Since I only got my backyard done last summer, this is the first time that I am experiencing the beautiful new growth of spring in my own home in Calgary. I love spring time and I love the chartreuse colours all around me! It's so rejuvenating. Here are some pics that I just took this evening - enjoy!

Ninebark Dart's Gold

Cutleaf Green Elder

Morden Gold Elder

Hosta Liberty

Dicentra Gold Heart

Toba Hawthorn

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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

Just beautiful!
See,..Calgary is not so bad after all, Alberta summers are one of the best in the world, it has a special beauty with lots of sunshine!.. I love it!

This post was edited by konrad___far_north on Thu, May 16, 13 at 1:33

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 1:31AM
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don555(3a)

Nice pics! I agree that the spring growth when things are light-green is when most trees are at their best.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 2:37AM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

I'm jealous! I saw miniscule leaflets on a rose and a clematis yesterday and was thrilled! LOL

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 7:48AM
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northspruce(z3a MB CDA)

Nice photos Ostrich!

Our spring is way behind too. No leaves here yet. Just buds.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 9:06AM
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ostrich(3a AB)

Thanks, everyone!

Everything is doing well except for those 3 rhodies....hmm...they may end up in the trash can! LOL

Happy gardening!

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 12:54PM
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xaroline(zone 3 Calgary)

Welcome! to gardening in Calgary.
There was an article in one of the magazines a few years back which suggested planting chartreuse plants every five or six feet in a garden.
You may want to join the Calgary Horticultural Society
for Calgary specific information.
Caroline

    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 9:40AM
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ostrich(3a AB)

Hi Caroline,

I already joined the Calgary Horticultural Society last year. I would love to see that article if someone still has it! Thanks.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2013 at 12:55AM
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shazam_z3

You can go to the office and look it up, or ask over at their forum. Someone can probably scan it and send it over to you.

I'll check my back issues too, but I've only been a member for three years.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 11:54AM
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ostrich(3a AB)

shazam, thanks so much for your suggestion!

How was your gardening today? It was quite productive for me this weekend! I also loved all the rain last week - things are so green now and the soil is so moist and soft! Just lovely for planting.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2013 at 12:24AM
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