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07-22-2016 12:34 PM

Greetings from Ontario Canada - 0 replies

Thanks for the private anniversary greetings, Sharad. We had a really nice quiet day by ourselves. IT is HOT here, so we did not venture out. 43 years of marriage to the same woman is sadly something that doesn’t happen around here that often these days. My father always told me, “When you find the right one, you’ll know, a...

04-02-2015 09:50 PM

Has Spring truly come? - 4 replies

The temperatures are much warmer ( 11 degrees C ), albeit damp. We have snowdrops in bloom in the side garden. I have my dahlias started now (some are showing green sprouts already), and have cut back my over-wintered pelargonium plants. They should be good by planting out time – this year I am thinking early June (delayed because of ...

01-01-2015 03:08 PM

Happy 2015 - 2 replies

Wishing you all a very happy new year in 2015. I hope you are all healthy and thinking about a wonderful garden in the upcoming spring. Any major plans for your gardens? I will continue to work on my lower garden. Now that I am retired ( as of Dec 31st ), I will have more time to devote to getting it “just right” – as i...

12-05-2014 10:05 PM

Guess what showed itself this morning - amazing bloom - 11 replies

I got up this morning, and was greeted by this lovely tropical hibiscus bloom. It is especially meaningful for me, as it is one that I planted from seed two years ago ... a cross between Cherry Cheer and Hallowe’en Party. I would show the bloom, BUT for some bizarre reason, I cannot send a .jpg file today, nor a jpeg file. I tried bo...

11-06-2014 07:54 AM

Hidcote Gardens near Cheltenham UK - 3 replies

On our way to Wales, we stopped at Cheltenham UK, in the Cotswolds, for the night and we were told there was a fantastic garden nearby. It truly was a delight to visit the Hidcote Gardens in October 2014 http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Dukeofargy/slideshow/Hidcote%20Gardens

11-06-2014 07:51 AM

Eden Project Cornwall UK - 1 reply

On our tour of gardens in Cornwall, we went to the Eden Project, where they have taken an abandoned mining site and rejuvenated it to make a fantastic garden. October 2014 http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Dukeofargy/slideshow/Eden%20Project%20Cornwall%20UK

11-06-2014 07:48 AM

Botanic Gardens WALES UK - 1 reply

Photos from my tour of the Botanic Gardens in Wales UK. Lovely place to visit. We were there in October 2014 http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Dukeofargy/slideshow/Botanic%20Gardens%20Wales%20UK

11-06-2014 07:45 AM

Blenheim Palace Gardens Britain - 1 reply

Photos from a tour of Blenheim Palace Gardens (Home to Winston Churchill ) near Oxfordshire Britain on my tour of gardens in October 2014 http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Dukeofargy/slideshow/Blenheim%20Palace%20Gardens%20Britain

11-06-2014 07:38 AM

Aberglasny Gardens - Wales UK - 0 replies

Photos from a tour of Aberglasny Gardens Wales UK on my trip to Wales, October 2014 http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Dukeofargy/slideshow/Aberglasny%20Gardens%20Wales%20UK

11-06-2014 07:35 AM

Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall, UK - 1 reply

Photos of The Lost Gardens of Heligan from my recent October 2014 trip to UK. These gardens were recently discovered and have been reworked. Amazing. http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Dukeofargy/slideshow/Lost%20Gardens%20of%20Heligan

08-13-2014 05:10 AM

Harvest moon and brugmansia - 5 replies

The harvest moon has certainly had its pull on my brugmansia. Brugs like to bloom when there is a full moon. They release their scent in the evening when there is more likelihood of being fertilized by the luna moths. We were sitting out last evening and certainly heard the moths. Here are a couple of shots of the brugs in bloom The ...

07-14-2014 08:44 AM

July 14th Hibiscus in bloom - 5 replies

Today is a special day. This delightful new hibiscus, which I acquired as a small cutting, has finally put out its bloom. A very nice double yellow. I had another one somewhat similar come out yesterday as well. The deck is a cornucopia of colour these days.Today, there are even more blooms. They must like this cool damp summer.

07-09-2014 12:48 PM

July 9th, 2014 In bloom today. - 1 reply

Some flowers in bloom today, July 9th, here in zone 5 Canada Deep Purple / Black Calla Lily – gift from a friend Double Red Hibiscus – gift from another friend Single Red Hibiscus – 30 year old tree Brugmansia Tree Brugmansia tree – at least10 feet tall Daylily Entrance (1) Entrance (2) Yes, I h...

07-04-2014 02:25 PM

variations and sports in plant growth - 3 replies

Weather often affects plants in interesting ways. I notice that my variegated brugmansia has put out an intersting sport – all white stems and leaves, in spite of the fact that the main stem and leaves are variegated. I wonder why? Likewise, the weather has affected some of my hibiscus blooms. Some interesting variations. These ...

07-03-2014 08:19 AM

dahlias have started to bloom - July 3 2014 - 4 replies

With all the rain we’ve had, and the heat, the dahlias have started their summer show. Here are a few that opened today. Enjoy

06-29-2014 06:26 AM

June 29, some of today's hibiscus blooms - 5 replies

A few more of my beauties opened up this morning. Just like people, all have the same basic shape, and yet there are so many variations from differing parents. Isn’t the mystery of Mother Nature wonderful?

06-28-2014 07:12 AM

June 28, 2014 a few blooms - 1 reply

.... just a few blooms for you today. a couple of shots inside my screened in area beneath the main deck.

06-22-2014 03:15 PM

Hibiscus blooms June 22 2014 - 2 replies

A few more blooms for you from some of my hibiscus. and a few shots of the peonies from the upper deck. One of the brugmansia is getting ready to open. I sure hope it opens for the GT gathering here on Thursday.

06-14-2014 09:15 AM

2014 Garden Tenders Get-together - June 26 changed to Friday August 1st - 34 replies

I thought I’d give MsDebbieP a break this year in her very busy life. Hence I am inviting available GardenTenders to come to my home on Thursday, June 26th around 11:30 a.m. We will have a quick tour of the garden, and then a bit of a BBQ, and of course a garden chat.

06-09-2014 02:26 PM

Hibiscus Blooms - June 9, 2014 - 3 replies

Some more of my beauties showing their shining faces for us. Enjoy!

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