Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Off topic forum > Gardening

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old June 11th, 2011, 01:45 PM
chico2's Avatar
chico2 chico2 is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Oakville Ontario
Posts: 26,593
Cold outside,so pics it is...

Not all that nice outside,so I walked around with the camera...everything has grown like crazy with all the rain.
The purple thingy,I have wanted to take out for so long,I don't like it...
As you can see,not many peonis(sp??)
Attached Images
   
__________________
"The cruelest animal is the Human animal"
3 kitties,Rocky(r.i.p my boy),Chico,Vinnie
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old June 11th, 2011, 01:47 PM
chico2's Avatar
chico2 chico2 is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Oakville Ontario
Posts: 26,593
My new pink Rose does not want a close-up,that's why the pic is fuzzyLOL

An older Rose and closeup of the Peoni.
Attached Images
   
__________________
"The cruelest animal is the Human animal"
3 kitties,Rocky(r.i.p my boy),Chico,Vinnie
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old June 11th, 2011, 01:49 PM
chico2's Avatar
chico2 chico2 is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Oakville Ontario
Posts: 26,593
Some from the front...
Attached Images
   
__________________
"The cruelest animal is the Human animal"
3 kitties,Rocky(r.i.p my boy),Chico,Vinnie
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old June 11th, 2011, 02:30 PM
Sylvie's Avatar
Sylvie Sylvie is offline
Senior Contributor
Space Invaders Champion, Smack the Rabbit Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Caledonia, Ontario
Posts: 1,515
Beautiful flowers Chico. I don't have any roses yet, you are so lucky.

Is the the spider wart that you don't like? I love them.
__________________
Sylvie

Owned by

Bree 11 year old GSD
Keesha 6 year old GSD
Cyrus 7 year old GSD


RIP: All my angels.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old June 11th, 2011, 02:35 PM
hazelrunpack's Avatar
hazelrunpack hazelrunpack is offline
The Pack's Head Servant
Chopper Challenge Champion, Mini KickUps Champion, Bugz Champion, Snakeman Steve Champion, Shape Game Champion, Mumu Champion, Mouse Race Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Just east of the Hazelnut Patch, Wisconsin
Posts: 50,039
So pretty, chico!!! I always love your garden pics

The Virginia Creeper looks beautiful on that spruce, but how do you keep it from strangling the tree?! Is there some trick to it? It tends to get out of hand here, so we end up just pulling it when we see it.

Your mystery plant in the first post looks like a spiderwort (Tradescantia spp)! I love spiderwort I'll take it if you decide to pull it up!

What's the pink-flowered shrub that starts off your third post? Looks like something the hummingbirds would love!
__________________
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."

"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old June 11th, 2011, 04:38 PM
Winston's Avatar
Winston Winston is offline
Mom of 3 precious Angels
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Hamilton Ontario
Posts: 7,073
Right onthe money guys! Its a spiderwart! I have quite a bunch of them!

Chico love the pics! your garden is always so beautiful!
__________________
Tabitha April 10, 1995 - August 23, 2013
Bomber April 10, 1995 - July 12, 2010
Winston Nov 15, 1999 - September 15, 2011
Sophie Aug 30, 2011

"UNTIL ONE HAS LOVED AN ANIMAL, PART OF THEIR SOUL REMAINS UNAWAKENED"
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
-Unknown
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old June 11th, 2011, 05:01 PM
breeze's Avatar
breeze breeze is offline
Half Way To Crazy
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 10,716
I love looking at your garden chico.

everything is beautiful!!!! even the purple flowers
__________________
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts."
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old June 11th, 2011, 05:06 PM
chico2's Avatar
chico2 chico2 is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Oakville Ontario
Posts: 26,593
Thank's,Hazel I really don't know what that bush is called,I've had it for about 10yrs.Maybe I have hummers going there,but I am not often in the front-yard.

As for the Virginia creeper,I don't think it damages the Blue Spruce,it's doing fine,but we pull the creeper down a couple of times in the summer.
__________________
"The cruelest animal is the Human animal"
3 kitties,Rocky(r.i.p my boy),Chico,Vinnie
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old June 11th, 2011, 05:09 PM
hazelrunpack's Avatar
hazelrunpack hazelrunpack is offline
The Pack's Head Servant
Chopper Challenge Champion, Mini KickUps Champion, Bugz Champion, Snakeman Steve Champion, Shape Game Champion, Mumu Champion, Mouse Race Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Just east of the Hazelnut Patch, Wisconsin
Posts: 50,039
Quote:
Originally Posted by chico2 View Post
As for the Virginia creeper,I don't think it damages the Blue Spruce,it's doing fine,but we pull the creeper down a couple of times in the summer.
Maybe that's the trick--just to get out there more often to rip it down. There's some Virginia creeper growing in the woods near here that's just about smothered an old oak!
__________________
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."

"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old June 11th, 2011, 05:14 PM
chico2's Avatar
chico2 chico2 is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Oakville Ontario
Posts: 26,593
Oh no,that's terrible..I have to tell hubs,maybe he'll pull it down permanently
__________________
"The cruelest animal is the Human animal"
3 kitties,Rocky(r.i.p my boy),Chico,Vinnie
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old June 11th, 2011, 11:03 PM
Goldfields's Avatar
Goldfields Goldfields is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,282
I'm laughing, Chico, because recently a Garden Express catalogue arrived and the clematis I marked as a 'must have' is (I think) that one you've shown a photo of. Is it's name Niobe? It's beautiful. Your Spiderwort is lovely and looking it up finally gave me the name of its relative that I have here, Tradescantia pallida 'Purple Heart', so thanks for showing that one. Peony roses are also for sale in that catalogue, one rare one they want $18 for, which I suppose is better than their Tree Peonies, $38 each. I'm tempted but maybe it'd be too hot here. Yours is gorgeous anyway amd I'm suitably envious. Your fuzzy rose looks a bit like Iced Ginger.
Must cut this short(ha! ha!) , I am giving my roses some Seasol today. Oh, looked Peonies up and they can be grown here. Yay!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old June 11th, 2011, 11:19 PM
Dee-O-Gee's Avatar
Dee-O-Gee Dee-O-Gee is offline
You can call me DOG!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Niagara, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,561
You have fabulous gardens with plenty of variety and it shows in your pictures.

Truly enjoy all your photos Chico.
__________________
A dog wags his tail with his heart
Dogs have Masters--Cats have Staff

Rest in Peace Bailey: 12/10/95-1/9/09 (Golden Retriever)
Rest in Peace Kitty: 7/1/2000 - 10/7/2013
Gryphon (sounds like Griffin): 10/14/2004 (English Springer Spaniel)
Bella: 3/09/2005 LHD Cat adopted by/from Child
Mollie: 6/2/2009 (English Setter)
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old June 12th, 2011, 12:34 AM
Claudia36oh's Avatar
Claudia36oh Claudia36oh is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 181
I just love your flowers, your yard is beautiful
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old June 12th, 2011, 09:12 AM
chico2's Avatar
chico2 chico2 is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Oakville Ontario
Posts: 26,593
Thank's everyone!
So,Spiderwort is the name..maybe I'll be kind and let it stay..

GF,I do not know the name of the Clematis,just that it is a Clematis,I don't know the name of much that I have,not too important as long as it grows
__________________
"The cruelest animal is the Human animal"
3 kitties,Rocky(r.i.p my boy),Chico,Vinnie
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old June 12th, 2011, 05:18 PM
Longblades Longblades is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,124
Your flowers are lovely, even the spiderwort. Someone in my village doesn't like them either and dumped them in the forest (big NO, NO) Guess where they live now? I have white, purple, mauve and two blues, one dark and one light. They are great for my low maintenance garden but they do need more water than most things I have. I try to xeriscape.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old June 12th, 2011, 05:22 PM
chico2's Avatar
chico2 chico2 is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Oakville Ontario
Posts: 26,593
Longblades,I think the problem with those are,they spread like crazy,also deadheading them is a bit of a problem.

Hazel,the Creeper is all gone from the Spruce,the tree thank's you...OMG,did the Creeper have long roots..
__________________
"The cruelest animal is the Human animal"
3 kitties,Rocky(r.i.p my boy),Chico,Vinnie
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old June 12th, 2011, 11:45 PM
Tundra_Queen's Avatar
Tundra_Queen Tundra_Queen is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northern Ontario
Posts: 5,603
chico I love your gardens! I had some of that purple stuff too it was called transdentia or spider wrot and I didn't like it either. I kept pulling it out and it kept coming back. I still think I have some! And I found some engleman vine in the backyard wrapped around my shubert cherry tree! I'm going to have to get out there and get rid of it...again. LOL

chico about the peony not having many flowers it might be too deep, try scrapping away some of the top soil and see if that helps next year.
__________________
~Friendship is like a bank account. You can't continue to draw on it without making deposits~


~Tegan 9 year old yellow lab~
~Wilbur 9 year old LH cat~
~Mirabelle 18 mos dsh~
~O'Shawnnessey 18 mos dsh~
~Darby 1 year old dsh~
~Mindy 7 yr old shih tzu~
~Dexter 10yr old Salmon (large goldfish)
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old June 13th, 2011, 12:39 AM
hazelrunpack's Avatar
hazelrunpack hazelrunpack is offline
The Pack's Head Servant
Chopper Challenge Champion, Mini KickUps Champion, Bugz Champion, Snakeman Steve Champion, Shape Game Champion, Mumu Champion, Mouse Race Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Just east of the Hazelnut Patch, Wisconsin
Posts: 50,039
Quote:
Originally Posted by chico2 View Post
Hazel,the Creeper is all gone from the Spruce,the tree thank's you...OMG,did the Creeper have long roots..
Oh, no! I didn't mean to be responsible for Creeper Carnage!! But the spruce will likely be happier without it Yep, the roots are pretty long and you'll have to watch for it cuz it'll likely try to make a comeback. It does around here, anyway...
__________________
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."

"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old June 13th, 2011, 06:48 AM
Melinda's Avatar
Melinda Melinda is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,248
I have the same spiderwort (sp?) in my front bed that I'm also digging up this year Chico, what a pain it is!! I love all your flowers!!!
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old June 13th, 2011, 08:56 AM
chico2's Avatar
chico2 chico2 is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Oakville Ontario
Posts: 26,593
Hazel,oh yeah,we know all about the Creeperit creeps up everywhere..

Melinda,I am digging mine out too,in the fall,probably will put it in an empty corger somewhere.
__________________
"The cruelest animal is the Human animal"
3 kitties,Rocky(r.i.p my boy),Chico,Vinnie
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old June 13th, 2011, 09:53 AM
Melinda's Avatar
Melinda Melinda is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,248
chico, the bush Hazel was referring to is a hummingbird bush, I'm pretty sure anyways, I bought one the very same a few years ago and thats what the tag says (I leave tags on if possible) *L*, there are different kinds of hummingbird bushes
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old June 13th, 2011, 10:00 AM
hazelrunpack's Avatar
hazelrunpack hazelrunpack is offline
The Pack's Head Servant
Chopper Challenge Champion, Mini KickUps Champion, Bugz Champion, Snakeman Steve Champion, Shape Game Champion, Mumu Champion, Mouse Race Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Just east of the Hazelnut Patch, Wisconsin
Posts: 50,039
Does it have a scientific name on it, Melinda? The only hummingbird bush varieties coming up on google are hardy to zone 8 only, and I need something zone 3. I'm assuming that you and chico must be at least zone 4?
__________________
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."

"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old June 13th, 2011, 05:12 PM
chico2's Avatar
chico2 chico2 is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Oakville Ontario
Posts: 26,593
I am going to check my bush-book..I am certain I was given a name her,but I forget
__________________
"The cruelest animal is the Human animal"
3 kitties,Rocky(r.i.p my boy),Chico,Vinnie
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old June 13th, 2011, 05:19 PM
chico2's Avatar
chico2 chico2 is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Oakville Ontario
Posts: 26,593
I belive it's a Weigela,mine is called Abel Carriere,but I could be wrong,it's hard to tell from a picture in a book.
__________________
"The cruelest animal is the Human animal"
3 kitties,Rocky(r.i.p my boy),Chico,Vinnie
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old June 13th, 2011, 05:20 PM
Melinda's Avatar
Melinda Melinda is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,248
I'll have to go check the tag on mine, I posted a pic of it on "my yard" thread
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old June 13th, 2011, 05:21 PM
Longblades Longblades is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,124
Quote:
Originally Posted by chico2 View Post
I am going to check my bush-book..I am certain I was given a name her,but I forget
Wiegela? http://www.google.ca/search?q=weigel...A&ved=0CCAQsAQ
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old June 13th, 2011, 05:22 PM
Melinda's Avatar
Melinda Melinda is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,248
this is mine, it was about 3 feet high *L* but I got mad and cut it down last year...

Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:57 PM.