Boxo: Phone Home

boxofrox(z8 PNW)May 25, 2014

Hey everybody, long time no talk to. Life has been evolving and some serious feces occurring but on and on we go. Slaving away as usual......we are going to host a rather large garden party this summer so lots to prepare for. I had my phone along so hence the post name. Sorry for the phone focus. New OS for computer so having to relearn how to post pics so here's some recents. Hope you enjoy and thanks for looking :-)

DD

Westerland

Lyda Rose


Gertrude

Some clems




Some sightlines




White Rain and Red Horsechestnut

Betty Boop

America

The Honorable Abraham

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jasminerose4u, California(9b)

Heavenly garden!

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 11:25PM
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mossy_z7wa(zone 7, WWA)

Thank you for all the beautiful visions - I'm glad to see you posting again, you have been missed.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2014 at 12:38AM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Yeah, I've missed you too!!

Your garden is sooooo lush! We're too dry here to get anything like that. I am astounded as so how lush it looks!!! Well done!!!

Your Abes are amazing!!! I gave mine away this year. Too tired of flopping canes and flowers. Besides - mine NEVER looked like yours!!! LOL

Is your White Rain a Wisteria? I've always wanted to be able to grow Wisteria. White Rain is gorgeous!!!

Your garden looks ready for a Presidential visit!
Carol

    Bookmark   May 26, 2014 at 2:30AM
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inga007(Ont. 6a)

Welcome, back. We live day to day.

Lovely garden and blooms.
You are obviously, ready.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2014 at 9:08AM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

Great to hear from you Boxo! I've been wondering how you were doing...
Your roses and garden areas will look great for your garden party!

Been rough here as I recently lost my younger sister Angela to cancer... She passed away May 10th...I surely do miss her!

This post was edited by jim1961 on Mon, May 26, 14 at 21:49

    Bookmark   May 26, 2014 at 9:46PM
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the_bustopher z6 MO

Nice to see you are back and posting some pretty flowers. I am curious about the loaded purple rhodie. Do you know who that one is?

    Bookmark   May 26, 2014 at 11:31PM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Beautiful side shot of Abraham D. Shows off the lovely shades of color.
And Westerland. Love that orange.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2014 at 1:18AM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Oh Jim. :(
That's too bad. I've not yet lost anyone important to me. I can't imagine.
So sorry. :(
Carol

    Bookmark   May 27, 2014 at 1:27AM
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boxofrox(z8 PNW)

Thanks everybody.......how sweet :-)

Yes, the white rain is wisteria covering the pond pergola. It always blooms at the same time as the red horse chestnut which is right next to it. Abe is a prolific bloomer for me :-)

Jim, so sorry for your loss. I've lost several since last we spoke, not to mention several who chose through their own volition to become dead to me. They never told us we would have to deal with any of this when we grew up :-( Hence my statement of feces occurring and us going on and on in spite of it all.

Bus, the purple rhody is 'Jonathan Shaw' and it actually is much darker than I can ever capture it.

Two more pics.....Ginger Sylabub and the first rose bouquet of the season for my lovely bride of 41 years :-)

    Bookmark   May 27, 2014 at 8:36AM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

Great looking bouquet Boxo! Your wife will love it!

Boxo, my sister and I were real close. She lived on the next street up from us. My wife and I moved in with her the last 4 weeks of her life to care for her...

This post was edited by jim1961 on Tue, May 27, 14 at 18:09

    Bookmark   May 27, 2014 at 11:45AM
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boxofrox(z8 PNW)

Jim, you were very fortunate to have a sibling so close. I know that in a way it makes your loss seem worse but take it from me, you are much better to have had it and lost it than to have never had it in the first place ! Neither my wife nor I had that in our own siblings. That's why we appreciate it so much in our marriage :-)

    Bookmark   May 27, 2014 at 8:47PM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

I'll bet you can't wait for your garden party bash! ;-)
Your garden looks great so everyone should have lots of goodies to look at!

    Bookmark   May 27, 2014 at 9:39PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Unbelievable bouquet!!! The big purple flower - is that a clematis?
Carol

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 1:53AM
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boxofrox(z8 PNW)

That's an Iris Carol

    Bookmark   June 5, 2014 at 9:31PM
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seil zone 6b MI

Amazing, boxo! From the look of these pictures I can't think there'd be all that much to get ready. Your garden is gorgeous!

    Bookmark   June 7, 2014 at 9:17PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

That's a HUGE, MONSTEROUS iris!!! You feeding it steroids??
Carol

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 2:52AM
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