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|1260 days ago||
Gardening in autumn - September in zone 5 Canada - 9 replies
Here are some things to think about while working in the garden, here in zone 5 Canada. Your fall cleanup begins now. Pruning, pulling and planting is going to keep you busy this month. I know that I have to pull a number of my rose shrubs out which have not performed well in the past few iyears. This is the perfect time of year to over s...
|1262 days ago||
Hibiscus seed development - For Sharad & others - 31 replies
A while ago, Sharad wanted someone to post photos of seeds developing on the hibiscus plant. I pollinated my red velvet with a white, and seeds have started to develop. These seed pods have been growing onthe Red Velvet. We’ll watch them closely, and see what happens. Hopefully they’ll come to maturity, and we can plant them an...
|1269 days ago||
Don’t you just LOVE the evening light these days? Autumn light is “the best”. Backlighting can be quite dramatic. Here are a few shots that my wife insisted I get, .... after a long day at work ... They did pull my spirits up.
|1270 days ago||
September 14th. Flowers starting to burn out - 5 replies
Here it is, September 14th already. Where did the time go? The flowers in the garden are starting to “burn out” and shut down with the cool weather we are experiencing. I have brought in most of my hibiscus for the winter. I still have more trimming to do on the two 25 year old red hibiscus trees, but the rest are in the garage...
|1282 days ago||
September 2 flowers - only a few this time. - 8 replies
We just got back from our trip and saw that the flowers are going really well, in spite of the heat we are currently having. The dahlias are blooming profusely, but I have posted enough of them already. Sharad has shown us his okra, so I thought I’d show mine. I can see why many people think it is a weird hibiscus plant. ...
|1291 days ago||
Memorial University Botanical Gardens - 6 replies
I took a side trip from the group the other day, and visited the Memorial University Botanical Gardens. They are just outside of St John’s, Newfoundland. Surprisingly enough, for being so far north, they are in zone 6, due to the fact that there is a warm water current – the Grand Banks stream. It is a very pretty place to visit. ...
|1296 days ago||
Aug 19th - just a few of the flowers here now - 6 replies
Here are just a few of the flowers in bloom here now. You will see some shots of some of the brugmansia here. Many of them are in bud. Unfortunately, I will be away on business for a while and so will miss some of them in bloom. :( Fortunately, my sister will be here to enjoy them. I had to move all my potted hibiscus off of the deck so ...
|1307 days ago||
Flower/Plant Guessing game # 2 - 5 replies
Last night was a beautiful night for sitting out in front of the outdoor fireplace. I got some interesting shots at sunset. Today, it has been rainy, and I’m not working, so have spent some time figuring out another guessing game for you. How well did you do out of 24 shots? . . . . . . 1. Zebra Grass . 2. Japanese ...
|1310 days ago||
Shots taken in the garden August 5, 2010 - 8 replies
It is another hot day, in Canada, August 5th. Some of the plants seem to love the heat. Here are a couple of hardy hibiscus which opened this morning . I did not include the tropical hibiscus shots taken today. This heat and humidity is wonderful for them. Perennial Hardy Hibiscus Perennial Hardy Hibiscus Some other shots taken today.
|1310 days ago||
Guess the names of these flowers. - 8 replies
Let’s see how good you are at recognizing some familiiar flowers. Each shot has a number attached. Below you can verify your answer. . . . . . 1. Black Eyed Susan 2. Canna lily 3. Cosmos 4. Dahlia beginning to open 5. Dahlia already open 6. Phlox 7. Potentilla 8. Rose of Sharon . . . H...
|1319 days ago||
Warner Castle garden, Rochester, New York - 6 replies
We took a morning stop at the Warner Castle garden in Rochester, New York. There is no charge of admission. The house has not been renovated and is currently used by the local garden society for its offices. The highlight of the gardens are the sunken gardens which are quite attractive, albeit somewhat neglected. We were greeted by the res...
|1319 days ago||
My wife and I took a quick trip to Rochester New York to see a couple of gardens. The George Eastman House was closed unfortunately, but we had an opportunity to peruse the gardens. They were quite lovely.
|1319 days ago||
Hardy Hibiscus which I saw in Rochester, NY - 5 replies
I was very impressed with this large hardy hibiscus growing along the side of a street in Rochester, New York, USA. A number of folks were taking pictures of it.
|1321 days ago||
One of my canna lilies opened up today after yesterday’s rain and heat wave. Also, the Rose of Sharon bush is still blooming. Oddly and unfortunately, the lilac behind it did not bloom this year.
|1326 days ago||
A few more shots taken today, July 20 - 14 replies
Here are a couple of shots taken tonight after work. There is a container of brugs blooming its heart out, sending wafts of scent across the yards. As well, some shots of the lower “wild” garden. As you can see, the phlox are starting to bloom, as are the “Jerusalem artichokes” aka “Outhouse Flower&...
|1335 days ago||
July 11th, garden shots - 12 replies
I FINALLY had a day off, and poked around the garden for a wee while, and noted that there were some new additions.
|1338 days ago||
Hibiscus - morning opening to afternoon fully open - 27 replies
I don’t recall who it was that thought it would be interesting to see the hibiscus opening. I thought that it would be neat to have a time lapse photo, but with me working so much and the extreme heat, it has been out of the question .... so far. Here are some shots that I took this morning of three buds, and what they looked like w...
|1339 days ago||
Garden Shots July 7 - 7 replies
Some shots taken this morning before work, and also after work.
|1341 days ago||
July Flowers - feel free to add to this. - 10 replies
I don’t remember if I showed one of my latest hibiscus. It just opened today, but was basking in the sun / gasping in the heat when I came home today. You can judge the size of it as my hand is behind the bloom. Tropicals don’t tend to be this large, although there are some that do make a good size. None are as big as the annuals...
|1345 days ago||
Dahlias open for Canada Day 2010 - 12 replies
With the heat and the rain we’ve had, the dahlias are really starting to pop open now. Here is a slide show of the dahlias in bloom today.