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Old August 21st, 2010, 10:38 AM
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Red face Wish I could Post Pics Of My Lovely Gardens...

...but I don't have any .

I did go out this morning to dig up some rocks in the backyard and grabbed these shots of what we planted this Spring. They're still all babies but I'll be sure to update their photos in about 20 years or so .


Royal Purple Smoke Bush .

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Sugar Maple, we planted a cluster of 7, with 2 Elm, in the back yard. Can't wait til they're big enough to make some shade and the great grandkids can make some maple syrup . The city gives away to residents a variety of baby trees every Spring but not too many ppl show up for them so they allowed me to take as many as I wanted this year. Dh was afraid I was going to plant my very own forest .

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Old August 21st, 2010, 10:48 AM
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White and Red Pines, can't remember which is which .

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And my attempt at a new shade garden . I dug the dark green Hostas up from my mother's last weekend. Frenchy gave me the Hostas that are in the front. There's also a Bleeding Heart, and two other plants that I can't think of the name right now . The rocks come courtesy of the backyard lawn that Penny and Nukka helped to dig up .

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Old August 21st, 2010, 10:52 AM
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And a wild rose bush. The blooms smell heavenly so I planted it below our bedroom window. Question: Can I prune the dead blooms off or will it hurt the plant?

I spy with my little eye, a bee...can you see it ?
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Old August 21st, 2010, 11:04 AM
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Ok, I just googled Elm Tree and that's not what I have planted. The label said "orme" which in English means Elm . Anyone know what that tree is in the photo?
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Old August 21st, 2010, 12:47 PM
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Nice gardens LP! you could plant some bulbs in there for the spring! I like muscari, crocus and hiacynth!

I think you are correct on the tree. It looks like there may be a variation in leaf structure!

How are the morning glory's coming along?
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Old August 21st, 2010, 12:58 PM
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Well you certainly doing much better than myself - I have ZERO plants/gardens to speak of.
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I spy with my little eye, a bee...can you see it ?
Yeppur!! That would be the bee on the open rose at the top on the right hand side.
You have a wonderful start to your gardens. They will look amazing when you are done!!! The hosta one already does. I see the ones you filched from your stepdad made the trip very well.

When you are all finished can you come help me with mine please?


Oh yeah - forgot to answer your question. Yes, you may prune the dead roses. In fact it may encourage another flush if you do.
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LP,those are really cute baby-trees,the pups don't knock them over???
The tree you said was an Elm,looks very similar to an Oak,but I am probably wrong.
I think everything looks great,you don't need 2 million flowers to have a garden,the grass looks very good.
I too see the Bumble-bee in your pretty Rose-Bush,is it a wild Rose??
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Old August 21st, 2010, 08:15 PM
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you could plant some bulbs in there for the spring! I like muscari, crocus and hiacynth!
Think they would do good in a shadier area? And anyone know if it's possible to buy bulbs in bulk? I'd love to plant a whole whack of them around the driveway or along the road.

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How are the morning glory's coming along?
They're not . Only counted 6 flowers in all. I'll forgo planting them in a pot next year and plant the seeds right into the earth. How intrusive are they Winston? I'm thinking of putting them around the porch out front...can I just rip them down in the Fall?

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When you are all finished can you come help me with mine please?
I have no imagination for gardens but I'm pretty handy at weeding . I'm thinking next time I'm down your way, I'll use dh's pick-up and swing by Chris's...load up all her potted plants on my return and, voila, instant flower garden .

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Yes, you may prune the dead roses. In fact it may encourage another flush if you do.
Good to know, I was thinking of how pruning dead lilac flowers aren't good for the tree and was wondering if that applies to roses as well .

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LP,those are really cute baby-trees,the pups don't knock them over???
Fortunately, they're really good about the trees. Had to train Lucky not to pee on them and Penny not to pluck them .

Chico, I think you're right actually, about the tree being an Oak. I googled it and the leaves look identical. They're gonna be huge and now I'm thinking I planted them too close to the Maples .
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