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Blog entry by Weedwacker posted 06-07-2011 11:50 AM 8715 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Well you can, it just takes longer. I have tackled PhotoBucket for two days now and I can only hope this turns out like the instructions suggest. Resizing the pictures was sort of cute; I knew there had to be an easier way to do it and that path finally opened up. Learning how to get around these sites may seem like child’s play to some, but I bet I’m not the only one over 60 that labors at these tasks. Debbie is a patient person and I knew she would be my bail out.

So lets see if I learned anything.
Japanese MapleThis maple is on the far West side of the yard at the end of the unblooming roses.

Dutch IrisYou have to love a good Dutch iris, color and strength.
PhotobucketNice shot of the staggered colors in the border.PhotobucketThese little bulb flowers pop up all over the yard, they were a freeby with an order.
bronze leaves, fire blossomLove this one, bronze leaves, fire blooms.drooping blossomsIf you could only smell this one, just like honeysuckle.

azaelias

A different area, sadly the big Rhodie in the background did not bloom well this year.

And then we have the Black Pearl, getting bigger and most deffinately the cause of many an Iris to get snapped off. She sends her regards.

The Black Pearl

Ok I need to get my spacing down a little better, but all in all I think I have it figured out. The next blog will be much easier.

-- Margaret, Eagle Creek, Oregon. A garden is never finished.



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Iris43

3811 posts in 3267 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 06-07-2011 12:04 PM

Wonderful, Margaret. What beautiful rhodend….(sorry, don’t know how to spell it :}) The colour is amazing. I would love to have that colour in my gardens. Maybe I’ll have to find a spot…..

Black Pearl is pretty amazing too. What a handsome dog!

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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justjoel

1063 posts in 3018 days
hardiness zone 7a

posted 06-07-2011 04:56 PM

Very inviting. So, can I come visit?

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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Weedwacker

297 posts in 2564 days

posted 06-07-2011 09:15 PM

Joel if you and the family are ever over here and want a destination, you are more then welcome to drop by. I am almost always here, but I would be happy to give you the phone number.

Thanks Iris, it really is a spring yard.

-- Margaret, Eagle Creek, Oregon. A garden is never finished.

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Sandra

101 posts in 2249 days
hardiness zone 8a

posted 06-08-2011 12:43 AM

Beautiful flower….I absolutely love Black Pearl!! I know what you mean about the flowers being destroyed..we have had that happen as well.
Sandra :)

-- http://www.joeandsandrashippies.blogspot.com

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JAGWAH

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posted 06-08-2011 06:56 AM

I like the Black Pearl and it appears to be a low sprawler. Do you plan to propagate?

-- Just A Guy With A Hammer

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jroot

5121 posts in 3267 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 06-08-2011 07:17 AM

Beautiful florals. Thanks for sharing.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Bon

7374 posts in 3417 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 06-08-2011 09:03 AM

Really nice colors and varieties of plants in your yard.Beautiful.
And of course Pearl is beautiful too.(lol)

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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Weedwacker

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posted 06-08-2011 11:33 AM

Jagwah: The Black Pearl is a product of misadvertising. Her label says, “low sprawler, nonaggressive, not invasive.” However, once introduced into the yard she has completely taken over and invaded all the flower beds. The good news is that she can not propogate and her woody stock just does not seem appropriate to slip. So there you have it or should I have it for the duration of her life. She is bit of a nuisance, but controlable; sometimes a weed finds a home. The Black Pearl has become the Nubian Princess.

-- Margaret, Eagle Creek, Oregon. A garden is never finished.

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Cindy

346 posts in 2348 days
hardiness zone 6

posted 06-08-2011 02:04 PM

Really lovely plants and groupings! I especially love the pic of the staggered colors in the border, that’s such an inviting path! Beautiful!

-- ~ Cindy, Virginia Appalachians, UDSA Hardiness Zone 6 ~

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Bill J. Griffin

24 posts in 2218 days
hardiness zone 6

posted 06-08-2011 02:13 PM

Wonderful flowers in your garden, is that last pic a dogwood? lol

-- The wonderous wealth of the earth's bounty.

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3637 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 06-08-2011 06:31 PM

such beautiful colours, textures, shapes…

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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JAGWAH

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posted 06-08-2011 07:53 PM

Nubian Princess…Sweet!

-- Just A Guy With A Hammer

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Trumpetvine

26 posts in 2348 days
hardiness zone 7b

posted 06-08-2011 10:29 PM

Great job with the pics! The Pearl is looking good too. Sorry I haven’t touched base lately. We have been running cement sidewalks in the backyard…......in 100+ heat & winds like a gale. Ah TX in the summer. LOL
I’ll try to catch up with you later this week

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Aileen Edword

121 posts in 2256 days

posted 06-08-2011 11:44 PM

they r so pretttyyyy,Wonderful flowers in your garden in all colors….

-- http://www.mightygarden.com/flower-gardening.html

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sharad

1671 posts in 2854 days
hardiness zone 11

posted 06-09-2011 01:12 AM

Margaret, I appreciate your success in managing your pictures on the photobucket at this age. That shows your will and patience. You have beautiful flowers in your yard. The Black Pearl looks majestic.
Are you aware that you don’t need to go to photobucket for downloading pictures in your blog or forum. You can insert the image directly by clicking on img above and following the instructions. See how I have downloaded a magnified image of Black Pearl directly without your permission.

Black Pearl

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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