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Old December 1st, 2010, 10:09 AM
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In the summer garden...

Hi all you gardeners, a new season has just begun. Strange start to Summer here, showers and thunderstorms and a likelihood of maybe 20 to 40mm of rain on both next Monday and Tuesday. A lot of the State is just recuperating from the last floods. The new DA roses are gearing up for another flush of flowers, it's crazy!

Anyway, here's a bright start to Summer, two of the Bronze Shades Sunflowers, and the rose named Bright Eyes.
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Old December 1st, 2010, 10:23 AM
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Pansies galore, a furry garden ornament named Bo and one of my gum trees flowering, the Coffin Bay Mallee I think.
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Old December 1st, 2010, 10:34 AM
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Last trio for now. The first rose is a Delbard, Camille Pissaro. The second is another photo of The Herbalist and its attendant native bee. Finally a delphinium for Hazel.
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Old December 1st, 2010, 11:30 AM
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What uplifting images for such a dull and dreary day here today. The Bo ornament adds a wonderful touch to your garden .
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Old December 1st, 2010, 01:29 PM
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Beautiful flowers, GF! I just finished organizing my hundreds of flower shots from the summer I gotta stop taking so many... But I browse the folders on the really gloomy days for lift. Now I have two places to go for garden shots in winter. (And for the delphinium!)
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Old December 1st, 2010, 06:04 PM
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Well, I know that during our 13 year drought I was desperate for colour, Hazel, so maybe I'm over compensating? LOL. Your Winters would be the same I guess. Did you do a thread on your Summer flowers?

LP, I usually have a dog or two trying to hog the camera, and my sister's photo's are always funny, there seems to be a sheltie lurking under a bush in the background in so many.

Here are my first two Day Lilies and one of the Salvias. Now that I know the Day Lilies do okay in the ground here I can spread the potted ones about a bit.
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Goldfields, thank you so much for the colors of your garden. It really does brighten up my morning. You mentioned you would like to see some snow pictures, I am sure over the next few months you will see more than enough as we enter our white months...patti
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Old December 11th, 2010, 11:15 PM
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Patti, I hope I can find nice images for you all during your white months but really your white months are our burnt brown ones. Farm properties have houseyards like a small oasis, while beyond the fence there is this. (sigh!). (Without the water.)
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Old December 13th, 2010, 10:42 PM
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27C here, heading for the low 30's, so proper Summer weather now. I think that calls for summer -ish(?) colours, so some more pansies and Verbena, followed by another bronze sunflower and some petunias.
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Old December 14th, 2010, 12:26 AM
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3 roses this time. Kronenberg, Gold Bunny, and a favorite, New Duet. The latter lasts so long that these flowers are showing damage on the very outer petals(spotting) from our last rain, my other roses do not hold their petals that long.
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We ended up with more than 20 inches...and I took some pics...just haven't had time to process them and post 'em. Maybe tomorrow... Tonight, though, I'm basking in your roses and pansies and petunias.
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Love4himies, I'd swap those deer for the the thousands of locusts that could arrive from up north and eat ALL my garden.
I am wondering how much quicker this critter can eat my garden than those locusts DH took this from our front steps this morning


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GF thanks for the pick me up, love the lilies and roses...makes me think about my cottage garden under over 2 feet of snow. But soon they will start poking their heads out again and then all the yard work begins.
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