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Late August Walk About #1: Aug 26/09

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Just a few final blooms in all their glory.

Yellow Hollyhocks
Aug 22/09

Morning Glory
Aug 22/09

Red 4 O’clocks
Aug 22/09

Rudbeckia Autumn Colors.Two different colors on one plant.I started this from seed from last years plant.
Aug 22/09

Rudbeckia Prairie Sun… Thanks GramT :-) Aug 22/09
Aug 22/09

Love Lies Bleeding with Eucomis in front of it.
Aug 22/09

Seedum is starting to change color already.
Sedum
Pot of pink and white Impatiens
Pot of Impatiens

Canna
Canna

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



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Iris43

3793 posts in 2196 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 1791 days ago

Wonderful. Thanks for the walkabout through your gardens, Bon. The rudbeckias are showing off nicely, such pretty colours. And the four o’clocks are huge. Did you start it from seed this year? Mine are yellow and red, started from seed in the garden this year. They are just getting big enough to show over the other plants. Your love-lies-bleeding is wonderful. Mine got knocked over by the wind and the stocks broke but they are still blooming! They are such a statement in the garden.

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

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GrandmaT

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posted 1791 days ago

Really enjoyed the tour Bon!! Your Hollyhocks are magnificient!! Smiles at your Prairie Suns!! Rudbeckia’s are very cool, two different colors on one plant – WOW, what a wonderful surprise that is! And the Four O’Clocks are really huge and pretty, nice statement. Everything looks so healthy … gardens are beautiful Bon!

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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mario1360

921 posts in 1981 days
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posted 1791 days ago

enjoy every minute as of now because the end is near…sorry to say, its always so difficult to say goodbye…..but at least we are certain it will be back next year..no actually in 9 months or so…...

-- south shore montreal, zone 5a, whish it was 9

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jroot

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posted 1791 days ago

Lookin’ good, Bon. I love the hollyhocks. Your sedum is ahead of mine. Does that mean you get winter ahead of me? ;-)

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

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MsDebbieP

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posted 1790 days ago

looks wonderful!!
such a pretty walk we had :)

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

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Bon

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posted 1789 days ago

Thanks everyone.Jroot I think it just means I get the pretty red color longer than you. (lol)

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

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jroot

5046 posts in 2196 days
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posted 1789 days ago

I noticed a weeeeee bit of pink in mine this morning.

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

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Radicalfarmergal

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posted 1788 days ago

Your flowers have been beautiful all summer long. Nice job creating gardens where the color lasts through the entire season. I am with jroot and really like your soft-yellow hollyhocks but I am very fond of your blue morning glories too.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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Bon

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posted 1788 days ago

Jroot with last nights cold mine are now a deep pink.I love the way they change color.
Radgal thanks for the compliment.

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

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mtkate

139 posts in 1905 days
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posted 1786 days ago

I am still counting on my rudbeckias and the gaillardia to carry the color for another week… or two if I am lucky. That and the echinacea…

-- Zone 4a or 4b... depending on where you are standing!

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