Who am I?

SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)July 1, 2014

Of course they were my first perennial plantings and I thought that putting that nice little name card beside them was enough. Now entering the second summer (if it ever starts) the cards have fallen prey to dogs, kids and weather and I would like to talk to them by name.

So can anyone tell me who this is? She is in part shade getting about 3 hrs of early morning sun. I think she may need to get more light but I don't know what to research it by.

She is about 40" tall. Sorry for the poor photo I can get another when she is in full shade if you need.

and the blooms

Thanks all and happy C-EH-N-EH-D-EH Day

SCG

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twrosz

Trollius ... globe flower ... and you've got yourself a very tall vigorous type, there are compact ones also.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2014 at 1:28PM
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donna_in_sask

Mine like part shade and a lot of water.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2014 at 1:53PM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

Yeah, trollius for sure, but that tall?? Wow! Mine are a lot more compact. One just finished blooming and New Moon just starting.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2014 at 2:05PM
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twrosz

SCG, please show and tell us more about what you've got planted in that nice long bed you've made for yourself :)

    Bookmark   July 1, 2014 at 3:30PM
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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

Well, thanks for asking Terrance. Now I feel better about bugging about ID's.

September before last I got the inkling to put in perennials. I bought a truck load of topsoil and on the last day of business for a local nursery I haggled a deal where I got 35 plants and 3 shrubs for $100. Caveat being some where unnamed, mislabelled and/or unsure.

Step forward to now I have a whole pile of an untidy mish mash which I am learning to adore.

Here is the overview..

To many to list but my fav is the hosta in center "september sun'. One end has a 'Pee Gee' hydrangea (closest) and the other a 'quick fire' (thanks ostrich!) and 'Nova Zembla' rhody
as anchors...in between is a combination of what I bought and what I traded for.

*edit* better pic of 'September Sun'

While I tend to plant to close I will mention that half of my hostas I bought never showed up last year so I did plant too close as they sprung thus, lol...

Since you asked, who is the red leafed plant in front of the astilbe on the right?

Another look after Donna's ID

And yes I will have more plant ID's soon some spread (jacobs ladder) like wild fire.

Thanks

SCG

This post was edited by SouthCountryGuy on Wed, Jul 2, 14 at 22:53

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 10:36PM
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donna_in_sask

That red leafed plant is one mother big heuchera! Looks like it's happy in its present location.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 10:41PM
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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

Thanks Donna! i am such a newbie it is fun....

SCG

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 10:56PM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

Good to see your flowers, SCG! I see you have the same rampant lamium as i do. :) And as for Jacob's Ladder, my blue one is very well-behaved. The white one - different story!

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 11:09PM
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ostrich(3a AB)

DING DING DING! Yes, it's a trollius! :-)

SCG, I need to get a deal like that!!! $100 for 35 plants and a shrub!!!!!!!!?????? WOW!

Now, you need to send me those GORGEOUS hostas! I love them!!! Love your astilbes also.

Now, I am glad that you like your Quick Fire! Your yard is looking lovely. I am very jealous of your zone 5 climate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 11:10PM
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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

Marciaz3 my blue one is the one that wants to take over the world. I had 5 plants last year and shovel pruned to maybe 15 this....

Ostrich, Yeah was a great deal but it was the last day they were open for the year...I am a sucker when I can get a deal. You are welcome to split my hosta's in a year or so when they mature, I'd be happy to send you a root ball. Plus don't forget I am a 'wannabe' zone 5, this winter was 2b.

Let me say wow...from a 20C all month we hit 38.6C today. Major problem is the beer flows very well at this temp!

SCG

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 11:23PM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

My blue polemonium is in a much shadier area than the white, so maybe that's why it's well-behaved. I took some of the white ones out and put them in a shadier spot where i don't care if they want to take over the world.

I wonder what our winter this past year could have been considered. I'm thinking -3! LOL

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 9:14AM
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twrosz

That soil you brought in must be dang good stuff, your plantings are thriving, just look at those astibiles! You might be new to gardening, but you're off to a very good start and a wise man for having put down the mulch, I just battle weeds all the time!

Yes, it's been beer weather the last few days, I wish we had more beer days in the year, lol,

    Bookmark   July 4, 2014 at 1:10AM
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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

Sorry to be away for so long but work was hectic.

Thanks Terrance, I now mulch everything. WOW so many less weed but the caveat is slugs, at least here. Everything I have grown since gardening in this soil grows twice what it is supposed to, weeds included.

I am so thrilled to have most roses budding in the garden... makes weeding so easy just to creep up and anticipate that plant having a bud....

Yes, small things amuse me :)

SCG

    Bookmark   July 4, 2014 at 7:31PM
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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

Am I correct that the front right plant is also heuchera, maybe coral bells?

Dang trollius had to be staked. After a few warm days it is over 48" tall..

SCG

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 7:54PM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

You mean the ones with the red flower? Yes, that's heuchera as well.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 8:12PM
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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

Thanks! I am getting better lol

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 8:56PM
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gerry1(2b Sk)

Loving the photos - have this Saskatchewan woman beginning to see a moving van in her future! I too am a zone 5 wanna be!

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 2:20PM
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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

Lol gerry1.

Since you asked....another to guess at

and one just because the sun is shining

The marigold corner

SCG

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 3:12PM
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donna_in_sask

That's a lupin, SCG.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 5:44PM
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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

Thanks Donna. There is only a couple left now to ID. HOOT!

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 6:38PM
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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

Ah ha! The trollius is the cultivar 'Golden Queen'. Going to be split this fall!!

SCG

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 6:37PM
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