Photos of blooms 3/16/12

melvalenaMarch 21, 2012

A friend came over last week with her super duper camera and took some pictures for me:

Double Delight Roses

golden celebration:

Coral Honeysuckle

Winter mixed pot

Back neighbor's Lady Banks rose- we get peeks of it over the top of our fence and through the trees. K had to stand on a ladder to get this shot:

California sunset mix poppy

oak leaf hydrangea with old and new leaves:

here's some I took with my little camera earlier in the week:

coral honeysuckle I saw the first hummer at yesterday:

red salvia greggii

I'll try to get some wider shots of the beds this week.

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rcnaylor(z7 Tex)

Great pics. Love that third one of the Double Delight rose!

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 9:37AM
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plantmaven(8b/9a TX)

Pretty, pretty, pretty! Many years ago I had a tree form DD rose.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 10:01AM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Wow, I am so jealous...........my roses got a severe pruning late, so I have only one Perfume Delight and red climber blooming. Very, very pretty.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 10:45AM
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PKponder TX(7b)

So pretty! I love that coral honeysuckle! That is a gorgeous poppy, love the color! What is the tall purple bloom in the mixed pot?

My neighbor has Lady Banks blooming too...such a nice big show of blooms.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 11:03AM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

The pansies are delightful and the different stages of bloom on the Double Delight rose are gorgeous. DD always stands out as one rose easy to ID. Even if you couldn't see it you could ID it from the strong scent.

I love your colorful winter pot. It looks kind of like the higher pot coming up from inside in the bottom pot making a double decker (an idea is forming!) but it's more likely placed behind it.

Looking foreward to the seeing wider shots of your beds. Looks like spring is in full swing for sure. Thanks for posting!

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 11:14AM
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melvalena

Thanks everyone for the comments. I'm so not a picture taker. I'm thankful I have a friend who loves to take photos.

Carrie, I didn't get to prune my roses at all this year. When I went out to do it they had so many buds I just couldn't cut them off. :(
I figured I'll do it once the big flush is over. I have 4 vases of roses in my house right now... had a few others last week, still lots more buds coming. I'm sure your's will kick it in gear and produce bunches for you soon.

Pam,
The tall purple is ornamental kale gone to flower, at first I cut the stalks back, but they re grew so fast I'm just letting them bloom. Its surrounded by white and purple alyssum. The top pot is trailing pansies, a impulse by spurred by the check out lady at Calloway's with more alyssum in the center. I'm really glad I picked them up.
It turned out really pretty and looked good all winter.

I plan to replant the alyssum in the beds and put petunias in those pots for spring/summer/fall.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 11:19AM
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melvalena

It IS a double decker pot. :) I have 2, one on each side of the patio. I'll try to get a closer photo of it for you this afternoon.

I just love Double Delight. I have 3 of them in a row.

Any rose I grow has to be pretty, re bloom, smell good, not be too thorny and be disease resistant or it isn't worth a spot in my yard. I don't spray, but I do fertilize and try to keep them on the small side. (so I can grow other stuff too)

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 11:26AM
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christinmk z5b eastern WA

Saw your post on the Perennial forum...

SPECTACULAR! That DD rose really tickles my fancy! Love how the tips are saturated with red. Don't you just love the Coral Honeysuckle? I have several L. sempervirens and adore them. The hummers do too, which is a nice bonus! ;-)

Very pretty shots! Thanks for sharing
CMK

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 5:06PM
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melvalena

Thanks KMC for coming over for a visit and your comments.

I do love just about everything I've planted here at this house.

Roselee, I went out to take some better shots of the double decker pots and the battery died on me. Its charging up and I'll try to get the pictures taken in the morning.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 6:30PM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

Thanks Melvalena! I'm eager to see how the double decker pots are put together.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 8:54PM
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bossjim1

Looking good! Your roses are beautiful! I really like your pots. Your new garden is really coming together.

I like Lady Banks, as long as she is in someone else's yard!

The camera is so much more frustrating than the trowel, but please keep posting, we really like seeing pictures of your garden.

Jim

    Bookmark   March 22, 2012 at 9:21AM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Jim, I have the room and sometimes I question what I was thinking when I planted FOUR of them. They are beautiful right now mixed with the wisteria (that I definitely wish I had not planted at this particular spot), but the fence says it is getting to be quite a burden.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2012 at 10:13AM
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melvalena

Ok Roselee, here you go.. it is raining but I figured I'd better get the shots before the sun comes out and its so bright and muggy out.

I purchased 3 of those "things" at Calloways. One broke but I may be able to use it with a little mending and and wiring.

I need to id a plant in the shade bed so while I was out there I took these quick shots standing in the same spot at about the midway point of the bed looking

right(west)

then left (east)

I'll try to get more photos later when its not so wet and squishy out there.

Jim, I think you're right.. as big as my yard is, I don't have enough room or structure for such a rose. Its enough to be able to see my neighbor's over the fence every year.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2012 at 11:20AM
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ocgf(Z8)

:D More than the plants, what I like the most of your garden are your fence and the flowerbeds. They look very solid, bold and well built.

Omar

    Bookmark   March 23, 2012 at 3:58PM
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melvalena

LOL.. I have to agree Omar. They do dominate the vista. That back shade bed, the trees and shrubs were here when we bought the place. We re replaced 2 side fences, old not and not as nice-- to match the one along the back of the shade bed. Then added the beds in front of them to blend with the back shade bed, and re did the beds up along the house to make them bigger. Now I'm filling in, and we're looking at trees to go on the east and west side beds as well.

I'll try to post more photos that give a better over all view of the yard.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2012 at 4:08PM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

Ah, now I see how the double decker pots are done. I hadn't seen those 'things' to do it with before. Or if I did I didn't know what they were for. Thank you.

I love seeing the large vistas and getting an overall view of gardens to see how everybody does their landscaping. Yours is just beautiful, especially for the short time you've been in the house.

I'm looking forward to seeing more.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2012 at 12:35AM
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PKponder TX(7b)

hehehe, the top pot was what I 'saw' when I asked about the tall purple blooms! If I has finished that thought with 'that look like pansies' you could have had a fine laugh ;-)

My eyesight is just not what it used to be, even with readers.

Pam

    Bookmark   March 26, 2012 at 2:52PM
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melvalena

Funny Pam!
I'm always second guessing what I think I'm seeing. Especially if its moving!

    Bookmark   March 26, 2012 at 8:38PM
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