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Dee-O-Gee May 28th, 2011 04:25 PM

Couple flower shots
 
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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

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More Fuchsia next to feeder

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Vinca Vine with Lily of the Valley

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chico2 May 28th, 2011 04:28 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 04:31 PM

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Dee-O-Gee May 28th, 2011 04:33 PM

[QUOTE=chico2;1011684]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.[/QUOTE]

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

hazelrunpack May 28th, 2011 04:34 PM

They're [I]all[/I] 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 04:37 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 04:43 PM

[QUOTE=hazelrunpack;1011687]They're [I]all[/I] 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[/QUOTE]

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 04:46 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 05:07 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 10:27 PM

Sounds like a great time and a good cause. Hope the weather cooperates :goodvibes:

Goldfields May 29th, 2011 08:38 PM

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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 05:31 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 10:01 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 10:20 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 5th, 2011 11:08 PM

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 08:05 PM

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Here is the bindweed from last summer.

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

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

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

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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 08:23 PM

omd, that stuff looks wicked! :eek: Were the bindweed roots close to the roses?

Dee-O-Gee June 6th, 2011 08:42 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 09:03 PM

I hope you got it all :goodvibes: Have you had the Kirkland roses for a long time?

Dee-O-Gee June 6th, 2011 09:46 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 09:49 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 10:05 PM

Yep! Gonna keep a watchful eye on them. :thumbs up

Goldfields June 7th, 2011 11:36 AM

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 04:16 PM

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Laid all the mulch/wood chips today and took a few more pictures. Now I can sit back and enjoy. :)

Very tall Foxgloves

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My "Alpha Bed" Rose garden

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A clump of Johnny Jump ups

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Dee-O-Gee June 12th, 2011 04:18 PM

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Surviving Kirkland Roses....

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

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Goldfields June 12th, 2011 09:34 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 09:59 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 12th, 2011 11:25 PM

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 12th, 2011 11:38 PM

Must admit, Hazel, that I only plant foxgloves where the dogs can't reach them.

hazelrunpack June 12th, 2011 11:46 PM

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:


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