Pets.ca - Pet forum for dogs cats and humans 

-->

Couple flower shots

Dee-O-Gee
May 28th, 2011, 05:25 PM
Gearing up my camera for a big day of photography tomorrow so I was testing my batteries and memory card today. Couple of shots of flower subjects...

Dollar Princess Fuchsia

74132

More Fuchsia next to feeder

74133

Vinca Vine with Lily of the Valley

74134

chico2
May 28th, 2011, 05:28 PM
My hubby LOVES Fuchsias,reminds him of his childhood in France,we have not been able to find any in the stores,they are very pretty,as are your picks.

Dee-O-Gee
May 28th, 2011, 05:31 PM
:D Not quite sure what types of flowers these two are but I thought I'd keep em! :D

74135

74136

Dee-O-Gee
May 28th, 2011, 05:33 PM
My hubby LOVES Fuchsias,reminds him of his childhood in France,we have not been able to find any in the stores,they are very pretty,as are your picks.

I found this Fuchsia plant at Canadian Tire. It was a 1.29. :thumbs up

hazelrunpack
May 28th, 2011, 05:34 PM
They're all beautiful! Especially the furry flowers! :flirt:

That's a gorgeous fuschia, too!

So what's going on tomorrow that you need the camera for? A big hummingbird shindig at klm's place? :fingerscr :D

chico2
May 28th, 2011, 05:37 PM
I'll check out Canadian tire and Terra,hubs really wants on.
I think of all the flowers I love the furry four-legged ones best:lovestruck:

Dee-O-Gee
May 28th, 2011, 05:43 PM
They're all beautiful! Especially the furry flowers! :flirt:

That's a gorgeous fuschia, too!

So what's going on tomorrow that you need the camera for? A big hummingbird shindig at klm's place? :fingerscr :D

Our family is participating in the Cystic Fibrosis GreatStrides walk and I volunteered to be the official photographer for our local walk. After taking all the pictures, I flip them into one of those DVD movies with the music.

Both my niece and nephew have CF. :(

hazelrunpack
May 28th, 2011, 05:46 PM
I'm sorry about your niece and nephew :grouphug:

I'll bet the CF walk organizers really appreciate your movies! You do such a great job! :highfive:

Dee-O-Gee
May 28th, 2011, 06:07 PM
It's a great day, lots of fun and a great cause. I especially enjoy making the movies. :cloud9:

Now if the weather cooperates tomorrow, we'll be all set. :thumbs up Suppose to be sunny and mid 80's...it's about time! :)

hazelrunpack
May 28th, 2011, 11:27 PM
Sounds like a great time and a good cause. Hope the weather cooperates :goodvibes:

Goldfields
May 29th, 2011, 09:38 PM
That's a very nice photo of the Vinca vine and the Lily of the Valley, klm. I wondered, does it ever get the amount of yellow on it as this one has? Is yours invasive, because mine certainly is.
Very sad to hear your niece and nephew have CF. :( Nobody deserves that, poor kids.

Dee-O-Gee
May 30th, 2011, 06:31 PM
GF; mine does go a little more yellow towards the end of the summer season and yes, it is also invasive. I thinned out a bunch of it a couple weeks ago but it comes back every year. :) Not as bad as the bind weed/morning glory that I'm trying to get rid of this summer though. :thumbs up

Goldfields
June 5th, 2011, 11:01 PM
As you can see , klm, mine is mixed in with the hedge behind it, which is also invasive. It covers an old unused outdoor toilet and shed and occassionally I go and give it a hard pruning. I wouldn't like to get rid of them entirely though. The Vinca is nice.

Dee-O-Gee
June 5th, 2011, 11:20 PM
My vinca is in full bloom along the foundation of the back of our house. It looks rather pretty mixed in with the Lily of Valley right now but they are almost spent. Vinca's will take over for the rest of the summer.

BTW...I think I got rid of my bindweed! :lightbulb: I dug out all the plants from this one bed and DH sprayed Weed B Gone. It literally wilted away. He turned the soil yesterday so we're going to monitor the site for new growth.

A friend of mine came and took all the plants from the bed and I forewarned her of this invasive weed but she was also looking for something to cover a fence line so she didn't have a problem if any of the roots tagged along.

Goldfields
June 6th, 2011, 12:08 AM
My Vinca covers the big concrete lid of the septic tank behind that old toilet, thank heaven, and it all mixed, hedge and Vinca, with a white rambling rose, so it's a picture at times. Such a pretty flower anyway, a keeper.

Good idea to monitor for new growth where any weed is concerned maybe, they don't call them weeds for nothing. :D

Dee-O-Gee
June 6th, 2011, 09:05 PM
Here is the bindweed from last summer.

It was smothering 3 very old Kirkland rose bushes on my trellis along with a peonie.

74303

This was a poor Yucca and my very old Rhubarb patch. :(

74304

And this picture was taken earlier this evening. :thumbs up

74305

I lost my old Rhubarb but my friend saved the Yucca and peonies. I dug out my old Kirkland roses, inspected the roots and replanted them elsewhere temporarily. I truly hope that I didn't bring any of the bindweed roots to the roses temporary sight as I would like to place them back along the trellis in a couple years. :pray:

hazelrunpack
June 6th, 2011, 09:23 PM
omd, that stuff looks wicked! :eek: Were the bindweed roots close to the roses?

Dee-O-Gee
June 6th, 2011, 09:42 PM
Yes they were, pretty much right on top and growing around the rose base. The bindweed roots were easy to spot so I hope I discarded them from the rose union. :fingerscr

So far, no new bindweed growth has appeared around the rose transplant. New growth on the roses but no bindweed spotted, yet. :pray:

Rose bushes are very, very sentimental and would hate to lose them to a smothering stupid weed. :evil:

hazelrunpack
June 6th, 2011, 10:03 PM
I hope you got it all :goodvibes: Have you had the Kirkland roses for a long time?

Dee-O-Gee
June 6th, 2011, 10:46 PM
I have 11 Kirkland roses left. :(

We purchased our house from the Kirkland family in 1993 who built it in 1949. We have been here for 18 + years and most of the roses left have been here since the early 70's and longer. I learned to proprogate them a few years back so I hope the three that I dug out will survive the transplant. :pray:

Mom and Dad Kirkland were avid rose gardeners while their son Douglas sought out a career in photography. Wonderful local history not to mention old beautiful garden pictures (and other pictures) in our home. :lovestruck:

hazelrunpack
June 6th, 2011, 10:49 PM
How cool is that? :highfive:

:fingerscr they all survive the transplantation and continue to thrive! At least they've got a better chance now than with the bindweed. :goodvibes:

Dee-O-Gee
June 6th, 2011, 11:05 PM
Yep! Gonna keep a watchful eye on them. :thumbs up

Goldfields
June 7th, 2011, 12:36 PM
I haven't come accross that weed yet but the one being a real problem here is Bridal Creeper. I'll try and remember to get a photo of it tomorrow and you can tell me if you get it there in Canada.Hope your roses thrive now they are away from the bindweed.

Dee-O-Gee
June 12th, 2011, 05:16 PM
Laid all the mulch/wood chips today and took a few more pictures. Now I can sit back and enjoy. :)

Very tall Foxgloves

74486

My "Alpha Bed" Rose garden

74487

A clump of Johnny Jump ups

74488

.
.
.
.
.
.

Dee-O-Gee
June 12th, 2011, 05:18 PM
Surviving Kirkland Roses....

74489

And last but not least....a busy bee!

74490

Goldfields
June 12th, 2011, 10:34 PM
Your foxgloves look lovely with that rose behind them and that last pink rose is a knockout. Pity I don't live in Canada, I'd be after a cutting. :)

Dee-O-Gee
June 12th, 2011, 10:59 PM
The bee is very busy on my unknown rose. :(

I've done some research and it somewhat resembles the old species, Rosa Californica, "Plena". I'd love to find out what it is but in the meantime, I'm so grateful it survived the transplant. :thumbs up

hazelrunpack
June 13th, 2011, 12:25 AM
Very nice! I love foxglove, but I know the Pack would want to eat it (they eat everything else in the garden :rolleyes:) so I won't plant it. Love the looks of it, though.

Your roses are lovely, klm!!

Goldfields
June 13th, 2011, 12:38 AM
Must admit, Hazel, that I only plant foxgloves where the dogs can't reach them.

hazelrunpack
June 13th, 2011, 12:46 AM
I'd have to plant them outside the big fence...but then the deer would get at them. :shrug: Not sure what digitalis does to deer... :o Don't want to find out! :eek:

Dee-O-Gee
June 13th, 2011, 08:34 PM
I'm with you both Hazel & GF. The foxglove I planted is in the very last bed where the dogs cannot reach it.

It's weird that this is such a toxic plant yet hummers like Foxglove. :shrug:

hazelrunpack
June 13th, 2011, 08:38 PM
I just found another plant that turns out to be toxic if ingested but that hummers like....but fer the life o' me, eye kant recawl the naym... :crazy: japonica, maybe?

hazelrunpack
June 13th, 2011, 08:40 PM
Nah, that wasn't it. I just googled it and japonica is Japanese honeysuckle and that isn't what I'm thinking of. :o

nvm :D

Dee-O-Gee
June 13th, 2011, 09:23 PM
Azalea's are highly toxic and Horse Chestnut is on the poisonous list as well. :sick:

hazelrunpack
June 13th, 2011, 09:25 PM
Really!! We used to have a horse chestnut tree near my folks house when I was a kid. We loved picking up the chestnuts and peeling off the shells. :D

Dee-O-Gee
June 13th, 2011, 10:08 PM
Really!! We used to have a horse chestnut tree near my folks house when I was a kid. We loved picking up the chestnuts and peeling off the shells. :D

Horse chestnuts are toxic. Children, especially, are attracted by the lustre of the fruit, which traditionally were strung and struck against one another in the game of “conkers.”

Horse chesnut poisoning is rarely fatal, but typically causes vomiting, loss of coordination, stupor, and occasionally, paralysis.

Maybe this explains Madame Hazel? :shrug: :D :laughing:

hazelrunpack
June 13th, 2011, 10:10 PM
:laugh: :laughing: :o :laughing:

I think you might be onto something there! :laughing:

Dee-O-Gee
June 13th, 2011, 10:29 PM
Thank dawg the chestnuts are rarely fatal.

I remember all us neighborhood kids would spend hours peeling off the prickly skins to find the hidden treasure too....twitch, twitch. :D

hazelrunpack
June 13th, 2011, 10:38 PM
:laughing:

Goldfields
June 14th, 2011, 09:50 AM
The bee is very busy on my unknown rose. :(

I've done some research and it somewhat resembles the old species, Rosa Californica, "Plena". I'd love to find out what it is but in the meantime, I'm so grateful it survived the transplant. :thumbs up

klm, check this link and see if it could possibly be the French rose, Belle Poitevine. The leaves on yours look like a rugosa leaf, but compare the description I have in a rose catalogue also .....In addition to the lovely mid pink semi double flowers, this plant also produces attractive coloured Autumn foliage and bright hips. Recurrent flowering. 2 metres tall.
Don't be put off by yours being a richer colour, weather conditions can make roses do crazy things, but if yours doesn't produce hips etc. then it can't be this one. It's just the form of your rose made me think of this one.

http://www.helpmefind.com/gardening/l.php?l=2.629

Dee-O-Gee
June 14th, 2011, 06:22 PM
I dog earred a page in my Botanica's Pocket Roses book on the Belle Poitevine. :lightbulb:

It appears to be a Rosa rugosa hybrid but mine also produces red hips in the fall. It also has a very strong scent and there are still many blooms to come out.

Thank you for researching this GF. :thumbs up

Goldfields
June 14th, 2011, 09:16 PM
Good for you, klm, looks like you were ahead of me anyway. :) I mentioned how weather effects roses simply because Kronenburg here has given me a pale pink bloom in warm weather, and very dark pink/red blooms in cold weather. Then when I look at the photo in my Botanica of 10.000 garden plants, Kronenburg looks a dusky pink/red. Just Joey is another that can look totally different according to climate, but they are all beautiful. I love yours anyway, the fragrance on top of such a beautiful colour makes it extra special.