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Winston May 26th, 2011 08:09 PM

Stopping to smell Mom's Flowers!!
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Winston was enjoying himself in my garden that I havent had a chance to get into yet. Thought I would post how BIG my perennials are already! OMG I think they are the biggest yet. I have the white bleeding heart, the coral bells, columbine, my beautiful orange Azalea, lilac tree and my favorite the tree can see how big the buds are already. Oh I guess my real favorite is the BIG brown thing in the pictures...:laughing:

Winston May 26th, 2011 08:10 PM

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Winston May 26th, 2011 08:11 PM

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Winston May 26th, 2011 08:12 PM

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Dee-O-Gee May 26th, 2011 09:02 PM

Oh Wow! Your bleeding hearts are huge! :eek: Lovely gardens Winston.

My personal favorite is the big brown thing too! :thumbs up :lovestruck:

hazelrunpack May 26th, 2011 10:27 PM

I was really impressed with the bleeding heart, too, Cindy!!! :eek: I've never seen one that big!!! And that azalea!!! :cloud9: And yep, there's definitely something about that big brown beauty in the garden that just grabs the heart :flirt:

Great color in your garden already! Mine has some green in it... Had some yellow, but the one clump of blooming daffodils is spent now, so it's back to green. :rolleyes:

Winston May 27th, 2011 05:36 AM

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Thanks guys! I know I cant beleive how big the bleeding heart is...this is the biggest its ever been! forgot a few more....some hostas, another bleeding heart !

Winston May 27th, 2011 05:36 AM

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sorry the first one of these 4 is a columbine! its also huge!

Melinda May 27th, 2011 06:13 AM

geee , all I get is a big black one in my garden, how did you grow one brown? *L* beautiful pics and like you, I can't get over how large everything has gotten already!!!

hazelrunpack May 27th, 2011 08:08 AM

That columbine is gorgeous, Winston! :thumbs up Your pink bleeding heart is pretty big, too! I've always loved bleeding hearts--my pink one is just starting to bloom. Nothing near as big as yours, though! How old are your bleeding hearts, do you know? Do they bloom heavier as they get older?

[QUOTE=Melinda;1011496]geee , all I get is a big black one in my garden, how did you grow one brown? [/QUOTE]

Mine must all have spotty mildew! :eek: :laughing:

marko May 27th, 2011 10:01 AM

Yup my faves are the brown furry plants w/4 legs as well :D

chico2 May 27th, 2011 04:23 PM

Winston,I LOVE the brown fuzzy garden ornament,goes great with all the green:lovestruck:
You have a beautiful garden,the only flowers I have so far are Bleeding Hearts,Lily of the Valley,Colombines(sp?) and Lilacs,but things are coming along nicely..

luckypenny May 27th, 2011 08:50 PM

Omd, your plants are so lush :eek:. Absolutely gorgeous :cloud9:. I do love Winston best though :cloud9:.

Winston June 1st, 2011 03:22 PM

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WOW what a difference a few days of warm weather brings!! My Tree Peony is blooming!~ it smells heavenly! :thumbs up

hazelrunpack June 1st, 2011 03:50 PM

Wow, that's beautiful, Winston! Is that a true peony? If so I can imagine the perfume! :cloud9:

I've never seen yellow peonies before, though! Such a pretty flower!

Winston June 1st, 2011 08:02 PM

Hazel I am not sure what you mean true? it is a tree peony an yes the blooms are so fragrant! I planted a purple and a red/yellow one this year! but it will take many years to get as big as that one...

The best part about the tree peony is that you dont get ants...:thumbs up

hazelrunpack June 1st, 2011 08:06 PM

Are tree peonies real peonies or just a different plant that has blooms that look like peonies? :o Are there actually some peonies that have a woody stem? I've never seen a tree peony in person or known anyone who knew one personally :p but I've always wondered. :D

Winston June 2nd, 2011 04:26 PM

Hazel yes its actually a tree..has the trunk and then the branches but its very think stalks. Theres a few good pics when you google it and look at images.

A friend gave the plant to me about 4 yrs ago and when she brought it over she had somehow divided it into 3 pieces. It looked so ratty that I only took 1 section from her, I gave the other 2 pcs to another neighbour. I so wish I had kept them, because they are expensive to purchase and they are so beautiful in bloom! and the smell !! is beautiful.

I bought another one a couple of weeks ago and it was $40.00 :eek: but it will be worth it in the long run.:thumbs up

hazelrunpack June 2nd, 2011 06:18 PM

If I thought it would survive the dogs and/or the deer, I'd try one. :D I'd have to amend our soil, which runs to the acidic--but they are hardy to zone 3 :thumbs up Hmmmm...gonna hafta give it some thought. Maybe there's a safe place somewhere inside the yard... :o

Goldfields June 3rd, 2011 08:56 AM

That's a beautiful garden, Winston, and the dog has a really sweet expression. I'm not a lab person but reckon I could fall for him in a heartbeat. I love your two bleeding hearts and the lilac.

Winston June 3rd, 2011 04:15 PM

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Thankyou GF I love the bleeding hearts too!

Here some of the front garden and that darn brown lawn ornament again! :D

Winston June 3rd, 2011 04:17 PM

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Winston June 3rd, 2011 04:18 PM

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hazelrunpack June 4th, 2011 09:02 AM

Aw, Winston, you look so worried in that last shot! Musta seen some slugs going after Mom's hostas!!! :eek:

You do have some lovely hostas, Cindy! And your wild geranium blooms opening up here and there :cloud9:

I think the gardens are going to be dry enough to actually do some work on them today!!! I'm really looking forward to it! :D

Goldfields June 4th, 2011 08:07 PM

Well, I must say I'm impressed. Your garden looks as if it is full of little treasures, just the sort I like to investigate and admire. Such lovely variety in the foliage of the various plants.I can tell that the brown fellow likes to supervise. LOL.

Winston June 17th, 2011 07:04 PM

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Some updated blooms...first off I have a few different peony's

Winston June 17th, 2011 07:08 PM

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another peony..i love the color

Winston June 17th, 2011 07:14 PM

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a new rose bloom and mylight pink peony

Winston June 17th, 2011 07:16 PM

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my tree peony has its first bud! and some of the bearded iris

Winston June 17th, 2011 07:18 PM

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then the big brown creature sniffing out his yard! :thumbs up

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