My gardens this year

C SchaffnerMay 12, 2011

We had so much rain this year my gardens are growing nicely. Here are some pics of what's going on in my yard.


Front patio

Wedge garden

Greenhouse garden

Secret Garden

Secret garden epis


Work in progress

John Davis (My son in law's name and Daughter's name) on left and White Dawn on right

Lots going on in the greenhouse this year. It's time to move the plumerias out for some sun.

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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

Nice! Your garden pics look great there pelicanhead!

    Bookmark   May 12, 2011 at 1:36PM
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ingrid_vc so. CA zone 9

Lots of nice areas; in a few weeks you'll have to show us pictures again when everything is blooming even more.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2011 at 4:35PM
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C Schaffner

I wish I had taken pictures on Easter. Everything was in full bloom. It was awesome, I always have Easter at my house and this was the best year yet. I cut them all back last weekend.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2011 at 4:45PM
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serenasyh(was 5/now Z 8-Kans)

Wowwwwww, Easter, whoohoo! And how do you keep track of soooo many varieties of plants, my head is spinning already, haha! What a prolific garden! Must put up such a wonderful Easter showing!

    Bookmark   May 12, 2011 at 5:14PM
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You have so many interesting plants, some of them I have never seen before so it was interesting to look at your pictures. Your garden is very beautiful and organized and thanks for sharing!

    Bookmark   May 13, 2011 at 12:06AM
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C Schaffner

Thanks bgrose. I like unusual plants, I've been collecting them for a while..

    Bookmark   May 13, 2011 at 12:50AM
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lovemysheltie(5/6 Chicago)

Very nice and exotic looking :D Love the tiki and the peacock sculpture next to the arbor is v nice!

    Bookmark   May 13, 2011 at 6:23PM
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Can I ask, Pelcianhead, which plants are the most interesting for you? I see you have great variety and is it difficult to take care of all of them because they are so different, is it also time consuming? i have trouble taking care of the few types I have, I mean I killed a lot of plants without knowing what I am doing which made me very sad...

    Bookmark   May 13, 2011 at 7:27PM
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C Schaffner

I like tropical plants, roses and succulents the best. I try to pick plants that don't require a lot of care. I have lots of succulents, they don't require a lot of water or care. I love the flowers they put out every year. My plumerias don't require much care. I just feed them every once in a while and put them in the greenhouse every winter until around May. That is a bit of a chore when they get big! My roses require the most attention. I babysit my grandkids every day, so I am usually out in the backyard every day with them and do my deadheading and watering. My bromiliad and fern collection is in a rainforest area in my entryway and they get misted every few days. They are great when they bloom.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2011 at 10:56PM
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A very interesting collection of plants----Thanks for sharing this delightful view of your gardens.


    Bookmark   May 14, 2011 at 12:29AM
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wow, I think your garden smells very nice - plumerias and roses will be really intoxicating fragrance mixture! I am sure your plants give you joy, I hope to see other pictures from your garden, Will you disclose to us your Secret Garden?

    Bookmark   May 14, 2011 at 11:35AM
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C Schaffner

My secret garden has my epis, rose arbor and succulents. Pictures 6, 7 and 8.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2011 at 12:39PM
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