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Old July 18th, 2008, 04:30 PM
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My Balloon-flower and....

My Balloon-flower and a couple of pics of part of my messy organized garden
Still waiting for a lot more flowers to bloom.
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Old July 18th, 2008, 10:15 PM
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Very pretty! I like the balloon flowers!

My coneflowers are nowhere near as far along as yours are. The first ones are just starting to get their 'petals'.
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Old July 21st, 2008, 10:29 AM
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Old July 21st, 2008, 10:50 AM
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Platycoden's are one of my favourites. Probably because they are so easy to look after. My purple plants have been opened for a week or so. The pink ones are just starting to open. They are so pretty!
I love your gardens Chico.
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Old July 21st, 2008, 04:06 PM
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14+ thank's,next spring I am going to have to split plants bigtime,everything grows like crazy.
My Hydrangea did not bloom again this year,it's not one of those huge H's,but a more delicate lace-looking one,it only bloomed the first year:sad:
I trim it down to a couple of inches each spring,maybe I am not supposed to??
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Old July 21st, 2008, 04:28 PM
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Chico I hope I can jump in here instead of starting a new thread but I need to ask 14+ what these plants are called again? God cant remember anything these days! I know one is a Malva? the rest??? Oh and one I couldnt identify cause it was round and the texture was weird but then I figured it out! you will too!

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Old July 21st, 2008, 05:40 PM
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Chico - I really don't have much to do with hydrangeas yet. It isn't one I carry. Would love to but haven't yet. This article might help though. Sorry I couldn't.

http://www.thegardenhelper.com/Hydrangea.htm

Winston - Your first one looks like the Sonora coneflower. It doesn't invert like most cones but is very pretty. The middle pic is too small. I can't tell. The last one is a pink balloon flower (pladycoden). Next year it should come up thicker. You are right. The next one is the Malva. I like that plant! So pretty.
The other one - you're right, very weird texture. Have no idea. And that big brown one in the last picture? Unidentifiable! You need to send a picture to some horticultural society to see if they can help. But it is very very handsome.
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Chico - My lace-cap bloomed so did my snowball only it grew much shorter this year. As far as pruning the Lace-cap I prune some and not other parts, no idea why it would not bloom, I've never found mine to be fussy I've had it about 22yrs.

Winston - I've never seen that first one of yours, want one though. Where, where? The last pic you posted I think after doing much research is Un chocolat labradroolia [/FONT]
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