Garden pics

thonotoroseMay 29, 2011

These are from the last few months. Please ignore the time and date stamp. Can't seem to correct it.

Marcheal Neil... spring bloom, good fragrance and a terribly thorny monster. Will be either moving him or taking him out this year.

Cowabunga! or rather horsebunga. Got one load only then my source dried up, so to speak.

There is a perched hummer just right and near the top of the rebar.

Won this babe at the Central Florida Antiques Rose Society raffle. Mystic Shaman?

I've mentioned before that I live in a canyon of trees. Real rough on the sun lovers. I set the intention that some of them would come down. This giant pine branch was hit by lightening and is now down. The main sun garden is now quite a bit larger.

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annafl(z9b/10a Sarasota)

Wow! What I would give for that load of gold! What is the name of that beautiful iris?


    Bookmark   May 29, 2011 at 5:02PM
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That is a day lily. I think it was labeled Mystic Shaman.


    Bookmark   May 29, 2011 at 10:32PM
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Looks nice! I don't envy the person that had to drive that van! HAHAHA!

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 12:16AM
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stuartwanda(N. Stuart)

You must have had an odifferouse (sp) ride, but I like the smell myself.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 6:20AM
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Hi Veronica - I had my eye on that Daylily also at the Heritage Rose Meeting, but Calvin and I each won a dozen eggs! delish.... looking forward to the meetings when they start again this Fall, sally

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 3:08PM
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annafl(z9b/10a Sarasota)

Veronica, I see it now. It is beautiful, and quite unusual for a daylily, or an iris! Thanks for the id. By the way, I saw my first hummingbird today and thought of you and your picture. Usually I get a few in early spring and a few late summer, but I've never seen any at this time of the year, so I was really happy.

What lucky plants are going to get that wonderful looking horse poopy?


    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 3:22PM
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never count on your gardens staying the same, total canopy here ten or so years ago, now alot of filtered sun and growing things i never imagined would do well here....i really enjoy the evolution of this place....take pictures and then go back and poop major on the bamboo last year....lost my source.....): three dogs, one horse.....

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 7:05PM
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I drove the poop home AND loaded a lot of it. The horse owner took pity on me and pitched in. The smell wasn't too bad, but it sure burned my eyes. Only had to drive it about 2 miles.

I used it to make two very nice rose beds for Cl Devoniensis, Clytemnestra, Reve D'or and more in one. The other is the dooryard bed and has mostly thornless; Crepuscle, Miss Atwood, Marie Daily and a sickly Heritage.

I love those raffles too, Sally.

Anna, we are getting hummers almost everyday. I think they are Rufus. Did see a ruby throat in late winter for about a nanosecond. We were just thrilled when that one perched. Never saw that before.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 10:15PM
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Awesome canopy! Marchael Neil is beautiful...I absolutely love yellow (and pink!), it's a shame it's so thorny. Do you have belinda's dream? I would love to see a picture of the whole plant if anyone has one :)

    Bookmark   May 31, 2011 at 12:30PM
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whgille(FL 9b)

Hi Veronica

Very interesting pictures, nature at its best! love the color on the day lily.


    Bookmark   May 31, 2011 at 12:36PM
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Veronica, love seeing where you garden. I can see the prickles on Marichal Niel in your photo. He's pretty bad. Was your horse manure fresh? Mine doesn't usually smell. The roses love it. Hope you find another source, and I'm glad you have more sun now.

Here is a link that might be useful: If only sweat were irrigation...

    Bookmark   May 31, 2011 at 12:51PM
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Marechal Niel is certainly a beautiful rose but ouch looks mean with those long armed thorns.
Speaking of manure I'm trying to figure which vehicle to drive some home in, his or mine, found a free source just 5 miles away on craigslist.
thanks for the photos.


    Bookmark   May 31, 2011 at 9:32PM
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Marechal Neil does have cruel thorns.The strong,sweet fruity perfume,that fantastic color and the beautiful quartered shape make up for the thorns.There's no rose even remotely like it.I actually got two for my former home and I'm hoping to get one for my new place.Please reconsider sacrificing anything so incredible.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2011 at 11:01AM
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