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Summer flowers are very rewarding this summer so far

Posted by jroot 5A Ont. Canada (near (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 2, 08 at 16:04

The rainfall as been good for the flowers so far this summer. Here are a few shots from outside my back door mostly taken this morning.




























































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Yes I grew a cutting garden this year (still waiting on the dahlias but they do have buds). I left it alone for a couple days because of a heatwave and didn't feel like venturing up there. Yesterday I went up to water and POW things popping out all over. It is amazing what can happen over two days sometimes! I use a film camera for my good pictures (our digital is a cheapo). So the pics I took are stil in the camera. Will post when I get them.
I Love Love Love your photos!


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Really love your pics.....especially like the planter in the last one. :)
gg


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Sunflowers over 6ft tall already

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Elephant ears

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Cannas and clematis

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salvia

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clematis on ginkgo tree

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How have you managed to have Dahlia's blooming already

That is some gardening feat

How about the Brugmansia. Lets have a photo to see the size of your Brugs at this time

Garden looks good photography very good


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  • Posted by jroot 5A Ont. Canada (near (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 7, 08 at 9:57

Diane,

I start mine indoors under lights in April, getting them acclimatized in May, and planted in early June / late May. That is my secret for early blooms. Oh, and I fertilize once a week when I am also fertilizing the brugmansia.

The brugs are doing well. Several of them have buds on them, and one may be open soon. I'll try to get some shots when I return from a brief "excursion" up to Kapuskasing ( where my wife was born and raised.....need I say more? LOL)

John


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Diane - the botanical gardens here has all their Dahlias starting already, and my small ones have been flowering for a couple of weeks. It's a good year for them I guess!

jroot - beautiful! I like your water feature in the last photo - that's a really neat way of putting one into a small space. What is the urn part made from?

glasweigan - nice cannas :-). I wish I could grow sunflowers! Bloody squirrels chomp the buds off every time!

I have to get some pics of my plants tomorrow!

BP


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  • Posted by jroot 5A Ont. Canada (near (My Page) on
    Tue, Jul 8, 08 at 1:49

Thanks, bonniepunch. The feature is new this spring. The urn part is actually made from fibreglass. That way, it is light enough to remove in the winter, when I also will pull the pump.

I'll have to check out the botanical gardens when I come to Montreal this August.


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Gazania Daybreak
Gazania
Monarda with Friend
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Snapdragons
snaps etc 2008
It's a jungle in there
cutting flower garden 2008
Zulu Prince Daisy
Venidium
I can't wait for the dahlias now!


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  • Posted by jroot 5A Ont. Canada (near (My Page) on
    Tue, Jul 8, 08 at 2:41

Oooh, I LIKE your Zulu Prince Daisy. Very nice :)


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Thanks Bonniepunch. Well of course those are some of the cannas you sent me, and boy are they just growing by the day :-)

Once again, thanks for that, really appreciate it. I am going to be in Quebec early next month for 4 months, work related stuff.

I'll be sure to visit several gardens whilst there. I was like going back to Montreal and QC, reminds of being back in Europe.


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Zulu's are GREAT flowers. Sometimes they get to be four-five inches across. A very easy to grow annual, although they benefit from being started indoors. Not necessary but you will get flowers earlier. They have earned a place in my garden every year and the seeds are easy to collect and sprout the next year nicely.
They close on cloudier days and when the sun is off them then open up again when it is bright enough.


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My dahlia about to open up, see last pic in the link below. I go by the handle "bullseye"

http://gardentenders.com/topics/309


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My dahlias are about where yours are, glaswegian.


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Update

Here is the coneflower blooming

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Dahlia

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Look at the size of this sunflower, and its still going

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smaller version about to open

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My dahlia started opening today

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Look at the stem of the dahlia

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Hydrangea

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Small sunflower about to open

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Ornamental grasses

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Cannas

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Elephant ears

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Everyone's flowers are wonderful! So enjoyed seeing them. Thanks for sharing. I have recently taken pics of my gardens, as the original poster said, everything is growing so well this year. Will try to get them on later----as soon as I figure this site out. I am relatively new to this site but will definitely be back!


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I sure have enjoyed this posting all the photos

My entire garden is slow this year

As I am new to Barrie Ontario not sure if it is just later here or that my garden beds are new and the soil not terrific yet Not to bad but it takes time to get the soil in the right condition for what you are growing

My Brugmansia have few buds yet, Cannas are not in bloom nor are my Dahlias although my daughter in Newmakret has hers in full bloom and they look terrific

My tomatoes and eggplants look not what they should But, it is okay. Gardeners learn patience and I expect next year and the next will see everything doing better

I am out there everyday, enjoying the gardens and planning, digging and checking for bugs.

What have done well this year are roses and hostas and Heuchra (maybe not spelled correctly) They where planted last fall and look terrific.

I am so looking forward to seeing Canadian Brugmansia and Datura in Bloom on garden web.


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Love the photos everyone. Perhaps I can set up my photos soon but I'm just not that techno savy. My front & back yard are in full swing. The lavenders are almost done blooming and so I've deadheaded them so it reproduces new blooms. Same with my 5ft tall delphiniums. My dahlias are blooming, so are my echinacea, sweetpeas, phlox, yellow callendula, coreopsis, shasta daisy and roses. My sedums are about to bloom, rudbeckia hirta and rudbeckia goldsturmm. My only regret is that I've not planned out the design well enough. The yard requires regrouping which I itch to do in September.

By the way Diane, I think the reason you seem behind is because you are in a zone 4 not 6. I'm just below Newmarket in zone 5 and things are in full bloom down here. Barrie is a terrific place. Lucky you. visit the Collingwood area and the nearby towns too. The small house gardens look great. It also does take time for new gardens and so don't expect much the first year. It will be great next year - I guarantee you.

ianna


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  • Posted by jroot 5A Ont. Canada (near (My Page) on
    Wed, Jul 16, 08 at 16:16

Here are a few more for today.



Enchanted Double White Brugmansia about to open.



On the left is Shorty, a variegated brugmansia, about to open tonight or tomorrow.



Beautiful red NOID dahlia beside a peony poppy



Cafe au Lait dahlia



Lady Darlene dahlia



Peony poppy


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update

http://gardentenders.com/topics/362


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  • Posted by jroot 5A Ont. Canada (near (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 25, 08 at 9:00

Your Elephant Ears, Castor and castor combination is stunning. Well done.

Look at all those tomatoes. I'm envious. :)


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Glas, very beautiful. Can I ask you a favour and can you post photos of that trellis/gazebo structure besides your gardenbed? I've creating a garden gazebo or trellis for privacy reasons and perhaps I can use your gazebo as an example.

Ianna


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thanks for the encouragement re newer garden in Barrie
I don't give up Actually many plants have done well, such as my roses, hostas and day lilies..

John sure do enjoy seeing those Brugmansia photos. Please send more

I am going to build, this summer or fall a new gate, made from small branches.
Any suggestions as to where I might find photos of same

I have been looking on line, but have not seen anything that is just what I am thinking of.

Will just have to give it a go, I suppose.


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  • Posted by jroot 5A Ont. Canada (near (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 28, 08 at 9:51

Diane,

Here are a couple of gate ideas for you. A gate is a difficult thing to make as it needs support in order to avoid sagging.

http://www.rusticrailings.com/images/galleries/stairs/Ryan 9 11 07 027.jpg

http://www.vividvalleyartgallery.com/images/180_twig-gate.JPG

http://search.live.com/images/results.aspx?q=twig%2c+gate&FORM=BIRE#focal=896f5dcfc16934eeebe5f437d4d0659a&furl=http%3A//www.vividvalleyartgallery.com/images/180_twig-gate.JPG

http://www.winterbournewillows.com/pics-s/willow-gate-15-200h.jpg

http://www.simply-solar.co.uk/assets/images/autogen/a_SimSol039a_1.jpg

http://www.naturalfencing.com/images/additional1/196.jpg

http://www.peaktraditionalfencing.co.uk/Photos/640Pics/Pic30.jpg

http://www.sylvanskills.co.uk/images/moon_gate.jpg

Diane, I have a few brugmansia opening now, but not prolificly. Yesterday's quick wind and rain storm took a lot of the blooms off. I'll see if I can get a shot soon.

I wonder how Glaswegian's variegated brug is doing. Any pictures for us, Glaswegian?

John


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glaswegian, you trumped me on the monarda-with-bee picture, haha! There was a slight breeze that came and went so I couldn't get it as sharp as I like.
I love four-o-clocks. Do yours have that great scent?
Nice shots!


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Thank you everyone! Sorry I haven't been on much, the wee one is keeping us busy and awake, but we aren't complaining, as he is just so cute. LOL

As most of you know, this my first year dabbling in gardening, and am chuffed at what I have created so far from scratch without a design or plan. People now stop to admire my front lawn

Here he is against the elephant ears on the front lawn

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Ianna....I am not sure which privacy thing you meant, the one on the front porch, or the one in the back against the house?

Jroot....here is the variegated, no blooms and no height either

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Echinacea

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Sunflower reaching for the roof

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What's the story morning glory

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Dahlia

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  • Posted by jroot 5A Ont. Canada (near (My Page) on
    Sat, Aug 2, 08 at 14:43

Shorty is appropriately named. It won't get too large. I believe mine is about 3 - 4 feet tall now. It is doesn't get as large as the other one I have. It does do best in the full sun though.

Your EE are amazing, as I mentioned on the G T site. They are an inspiration for me to go back to them.

All of your gardening results look good. You should be applauded for them. Well done.

Well done !


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