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Old July 24th, 2005, 10:22 AM
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I love this thread.. Everything's so pretty!! I miss springtime.
Here are a couple more of my favorites:

First -- my favorite 'corner' of color.. The combo just gets to me every year!!
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Old July 24th, 2005, 10:26 AM
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And one of my favorite daylilies. Looks like some alien bird or something.
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Old July 24th, 2005, 11:12 AM
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Beautiful Pags!! I too have a corner I did not really know what to do with and I planted a whole bunch of Day-Lillies,even when they are done,ay least I have a green corner
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Old July 24th, 2005, 02:39 PM
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These pics are all so beautiful and restful to look at!!

I dont' get too many flowers,(have a large fern and hosta garden) since my yard is shaded with many trees, but do have some:

My favorite lily
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Old July 24th, 2005, 03:29 PM
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Lucky,I love lilies and last year I found one that blooms all summer,it's yellow,but still really pretty.
I have a few Hostas but have to split them again next year...one is a blueish looking one,with huge leaves and pretty white flowers,that's my favourite.
Here's my butterfly picture,but I think everyone has already seen it,Oh well
No Monarchs so far this year,but I have seen the nice Black/Yellow one on my butterfly bushes.
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Old July 24th, 2005, 05:29 PM
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I love lilies! Here is a pic of a vause of lilies that I brought home from my cottage.
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Old July 24th, 2005, 06:00 PM
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I love lilies and last year I found one that blooms all summer,it's yellow,but still really pretty
You must mean "Stella D'Oro". Stunning lillies! I have some but they never bloom. :sad:

Lovely butterfly! If you want Monarchs, culitivate a little patch of milkweed grow on your property. This is the ONLY food of the Monarch caterpillar, and if they're all gone, no more Monarchs. EVERYONE - GROW MILKWEED!!

doggy lover, that is awesome - could be framed.

Here's my white/green lillies. Don't know the name.
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Old July 25th, 2005, 07:26 AM
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Ok Lucky,what is milkweed???Probably too late for this season....
Vinnie unfortunately just loves to catch butterflies,it's amazing how high he can jump to catch one...he catches those little whiteish/yellowish ones that we have so many of,I don't like it but he munches them right up
I keep a vigil over any large ones though,since there are so few.
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Old July 25th, 2005, 08:09 AM
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I Googled and I found the Milkweed...and I don't have one,but I have everything else listed as Monarch friendly,even a teeny bird-bath especially for butterflies hidden i the flowers..
It says Milkweed is a weed(duh )maybe it's not available in nurseries..
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Old July 25th, 2005, 08:20 AM
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Yes, chico. Milkweed grows in the ditches and stuff around here... If we get a patch somewhere in the lawn we just avoid cutting it down. Bunnies love milkweed too, by the way!

And Lucky - the Stella daylilies are fantastic! The only thing that bloomed in spite of me this year. They also have miniature stellas - I planted some last year - and they're adorable.. only about 10 inches tall and perfect for the front of a border!
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Old July 25th, 2005, 08:56 AM
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Oh and LR - your pink lilies are gorgeous!! I keep buying pink varieties but they never ever come out THAT pink... At least I know it can happen so I'll keep trying!!
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Old July 25th, 2005, 10:14 AM
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Monarch butterflies cannot survive without milkweed. Yes, it's a weed but the flowers have an intensely sweet perfume! Look in a field in late summer and you'll see the familiar large seed pods. They look something like a cukecumber. When the pod ripens, plant some of the seeds in a sunny area.



Pags I wish I could remember the name of that variety of lilly. The colour is almost flourescent!

I had a bunch of Asiatic lillies too - including Stargazers - but some sort of orange beetle killed every one of them. :sad:
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aa couple of new pics from this weekend.
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Old August 8th, 2005, 08:49 AM
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Old August 8th, 2005, 08:51 AM
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Old August 8th, 2005, 08:52 AM
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this is not of a flower but of the swamp area at the back of our property, it is so peaceful there.
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What a neat thread...it took about 10 minutes for the page to load with my crappy dial-up connection, but so worth it! I just love flowers, and even though I'm coming in late in the game, I'm attaching a few of my favorites from this season

Pansies...
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Old August 21st, 2005, 02:22 AM
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....and lilies.
I just can't plant enough of either of them.
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 10:42 PM
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Oh, I love pansies!! Pansies, lilly of the valley, and roses.
I don't have a garden..

I thought this was the "favorite pic of your garden" thread so I thought I had read it all.

So many beautiful flowers you guys have!!!!
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This is one of my favorites. I took it in 2002, Coco was
creeping in my garden, doing her thing and I caught her.
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Old September 7th, 2005, 04:24 PM
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And, this was taken last week. The sunflowers are so tall.
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I just found this thread!! I love gardening -- it's one of my all-time favorite pass-times.
Here are a few of my favorite flowers (from last summer)













I can't wait until this summer --- I have quite a collection of daylilies....I can't wait to post pics!!
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meb999,I too love gardening,I go out every morning to check what is coming up and so far it looks like everything made it throught the winter.
I would love to find some milk-weed for the butterflies,I already have 3 butterfly-bushes.
Who knows,maybe nurseries sell them although they are a weed
Here are some of my flowers
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Last one...all from last summer of course..oops forgot the pic..
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I just noticed that some of my tulips are starting to bud. Yippee! Now that I have a new camera and a set of close-up filters, I'll be able to get some really neat shots of them this year.
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