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My garden

May 25th, 2009, 10:58 AM
First of all, I really cant take recognition for the garden because we only moved in here this winter. My MIL owns the house, used to live here and now we rent from her, so she has worked on this garden for quite a few years. I love gardening, but am definetely an amateur and a little scared at the thought of maintaining such a large garden :eek: but I enjoy it and find working on it very relaxing :cloud9: I never remember any of the names though :rolleyes:

May 25th, 2009, 11:00 AM
Gotta get those dandelions out today :evil:

May 25th, 2009, 11:05 AM
I cant wait till all the big purple ones (:laughing:) open up!!!
A full view, to the right of the big tree you can see the path the dogs have made up the hill least it keeps the crushing to a minimum. At the top there is a fence and looks out onto a busy road so they like to go up there and bark at people :wall:

May 25th, 2009, 11:38 AM
I love gardening too, not sure about your first pic, second pic is a bleeding heart, 3rd is cornflow also called bachelors button. Next 2 pics are iris's. I know what the next is but darned if the name will come to me. And the big bush with the pretty purplish flowers is of course lilacs. OMG your yard must smell sooooo good.:lovestruck:

May 25th, 2009, 12:22 PM
I *think* the shrub with the pink flowers is weigela, Aslan. I planted one last year but it never came back, lol. My garden is pretty hit and miss!

May 25th, 2009, 01:56 PM
Beautiful, and love the Irises. I was just admiring them on another thread too.:D

May 25th, 2009, 02:01 PM
Wow great garden!! I love Bleeding Hearts They are my favorit

May 25th, 2009, 03:43 PM
First pic - Forget-me-nots?

May 25th, 2009, 03:48 PM
thanks for the id's! The only one I could remember was the lilacs :o lol
I will post more as they bloom

May 25th, 2009, 06:23 PM
First pic is Solomon's Seal. Very neat garden!

May 25th, 2009, 07:55 PM
Wow love those dark Iris. All my Iris are pastels.

Eat the dandelions! Very nutritious. Young leaves are best in a salad, but the entire plant is edible. We even tried dandelion root "coffee" this evening. Kinda roasted nutty flavor but we did not like the after taste. :shrug:

Your Solomon's Seal will produce dangling "berries" later on. It's called Solomon's Seal due to the markings on the tubers.

May 25th, 2009, 08:34 PM
Thanks everyone!
Maybe I will eat the dandelions, I like them but it never even occured to me to just pick them outside :lightbulb:

May 25th, 2009, 09:59 PM
What a lovely garden :cloud9:.

May 25th, 2009, 10:32 PM
What a lovely way to dress up a backyard hill! :cloud9: Beautiful garden, allfurlove!