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Late July Pictures.

Posted by glengarry23 8 (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 24, 14 at 18:20

The first and picture is not so attractive but as i never ever planted one i was surprised to see it appear in my garden 12 months ago,..in fact i had never seen one before,..now in July it popped up again,..two of them,..almost 3ft high and the bigger one has a leaf span of 22 inches,..leaves only on the top and the stem has Leopard like markings,..it is "Arisaema speciosum"
the smaller plant is almost hidden within the Dahlia,..the larger plant behind it.


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The larger Arisaema speciosum.


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Malva moschata,'Musk Mallow'.


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Tigridia pavonia,'Tiger Flower/Mexican Shell Flower'.


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Tigridia pavonia.


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Petunia.


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Hemerocallis,var,Daylily,'Little Grapette'.


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Lilium asiaticum,'Foxtrot'.


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Lilium,'Dimension',Dark Wine.


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Mixed Lilies i got from Oregon.


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Contrast between the two Lilies.


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Nachtigall,'Lacecap hydrangea,Normalis'.


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Close up.


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Another Lily opened today.


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Dahlia,'Surprise Louise'.


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Loaded with Pollen.


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Relaxed Butterfly.


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Just hanging in there.


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beautiful pics! I love them all!


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Thank you southerngardening24,..that pleases me.

Philip


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Beautiful, Phillip As always !


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Thank you Cenepk10,


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Philip- Can't wait to see your garden in fall .. We are having a good deal of rain here in Ga- even though we are 8" in arrears. It's very lush and green. I am having an arborist come remove a huge dead loblolly pine & a dead sassafras tree <••(( my favorite for its sculptural qualities- they will prune up the pecan & remove the tent worm nests that are truly an eyesore; and limb up my 3 water oaks. Also - trimming back another HUGE loblolly pine that is on the property line. I blah Blahed all that to say this: the arborist said that the reason my soil was so sandy was due to the 4 ph acid that the water oaks do to the soil. That's why my garden on that side is so puny & dwarfed. Very little thrives. He told me to add lime to the soil. What are your thoughts ?


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The garden to which I refer that is so puny is 25 ' from the drip line of those water oaks. But when I dug the bed- it was pure sand. Of course I amended the soil- and 3 x a year- I add compost and cow manure & fertilize every month with miracle grow- also Bayer rose & flower


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Hi Cenepk10,
You sure have a lot of work on hand removing those trees and pruning others,..rain you say!,..its a daily sight here with 200 days of rain a year and so when you see my garden pictures many blooms have raindrops on them,..but as you said everything then looks green and lush.

Your arborist is correct about adding Lime to the soil to increase the pH level as it will reduce acidity,..agricultural lime of course,.. as it is made from calcium,..you will see the difference when the acidity level decreases though readings taken soon afterwards can be misleading so take no notice,..your plants will give you better results in growth and blooms.

Philip


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Thank you so much, Philip- do you have to scratch it in the soil ? Or just spread it around the plants ? He said that low of a ph will burn azaleas. Explains my dead azaleas in back. I have never come up against this sort of thing in my 35 years of gardening. Only time I ever saw lime was in Greece- they would throw it on corpses to kick back the smell in graves & use it to whitewash the concrete houses every spring. Omygoodness. TMI


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