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hydrangea/coleous/ginger bed

Posted by karalynn z9 FL, Inverness, Ci (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 8, 13 at 13:26

The flowerbed in front of my parents house is looking so good that I just had to share a picture of it! There are hydrangeas, coleous, caldiums, spiral ginger, and butterfly ginger growing in this bed with a couple banana trees on the end.


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RE: hydrangea/coleous/ginger bed

Very nice! Did you have anything to do with growing that landscape??? ;-)


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  • Posted by karalynn z9 FL, Inverness, Ci (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 8, 13 at 17:46

The only thing I had to do with that particular bed was to encougare them to add the banana trees and the ginger. Mom was the one who came up with the combination of the hydrangeas and coleus while Dad did most of the labor!


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  • Posted by katkin 9b/10a PSL,Fl (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 8, 13 at 18:49

It is lovely. I would love to be able to grow hydrangeas. That is a great color combo. :o)


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RE: hydrangea/coleous/ginger bed

So lush! I love it!


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RE: hydrangea/coleous/ginger bed

Hi
Can see at a glance you have fairly decent soil lol did you improve it before planting? i grow almost everything in pots because of my sand seashell mix lol
Looks fantastic!! gary


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  • Posted by katkin 9b/10a PSL,Fl (My Page) on
    Tue, Jul 9, 13 at 6:41

I have to keep coming back to this photo, it is so lovely. They did a wonderful job of mixing the colors.


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  • Posted by karalynn z9 FL, Inverness, Ci (My Page) on
    Tue, Jul 9, 13 at 8:45

When my parents first bought the house there was hardly any landscaping and the soil was pure sand as is much of florida. The soil in the flower beds has been built up by around 20 years of soil ammandments like horse manure and compost and layer upon layer of mulch that's rotted down into a thick layer of rich soil. Although, you can tell by how pink the hydrangeas are that the soil is a bit sweet.

The colors look even better this year since they repainted the house. It used to be a faded gray, the new blue color just makes the flower colors pop even more!


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