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|1019 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...
|1028 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...
|1028 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.
|1028 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.
|1030 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.
|1035 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&...
|1044 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.
|1047 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...
|1048 days ago||
Garden Shots July 7 - 7 replies
Some shots taken this morning before work, and also after work.
|1050 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...
|1054 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.
|1054 days ago||
July 1, 2010 Happy Canada Day - 7 replies
I took a few shots today to let folks know what is happening here in zone 5 Canada, on Canada Day, July 1.I’ll post the dahlias in another posting. I don’t think there are any dahlias in this slide show.
|1058 days ago||
Short slide show of blooms on June 27, 2010 - 17 replies
Soon, I’ll have photos of the brugmansia which are well budded up and ready to pop soon. I did take a couple of shots this morning, before my wife “took me shopping” ... to help her, of course. Yes, I can use the poppy seeds in my baking when they mature. Looks good, and tastes good.
|1063 days ago||
Flowers on June 22 after rain - 9 replies
I came home to work and saw my newest hibiscus in bloom. It is a gorgeous velvety red with a bloom at least 6 inches across. The following are some quick shots I took between the rain drops. The colours are true and not “doctored” at all.
|1079 days ago||
Rhubarb Crumble Crust - 15 replies
I have been experimenting with rhubarb lately, and come up with this version of an old fashioned favourite. It is probably a little healthier than a rhubarb pie, in that there is no lard filled “crust”. The addition of the jam and marmelade is an interestingly delightful addition. This one, according to my guests, is ”more...
|1080 days ago||
Newest Hibiscus & Dutchman's Pipe flower - 9 replies
Here is a photo of my newest hibiscus, “Moonlight”. It is a pale yellow, almost white. It was supposed to have a burgundy throat but I haven’t seen it yet on the first two blooms. Last year, several of you saw my Dutchman’s Pipe vine in its glory, and were wondering about the flower. I took a shot today of the vine,...
|1081 days ago||
Some more flowers opened today - June 4, 2010 - 15 replies
Some more flowers opened today. I am excited to see them. The rain yesterday caused some damage, but these ones survived. Lungwort and Flag Iris Lungwort New climbing rose – first bloom ever Shot along the retaining wall Waterlily – first bloom of the year Waterlily – first bloom of 2010 Shrub rose at the...
|1085 days ago||
Last Flowers of May 2010 - 11 replies
Here are some of my flowers which I photographed May 30 & May 31, 2010. We are well ahead of what is normal by 2 to 3 weeks. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy looking at them in the garden. I put the names on the flowers, as requested by Sharad and others. I hope this helps.
|1092 days ago||
My wife and I took a quick trip to Edwards Gardens in Toronto early this morning. We wanted to get some shots while the light was relatively low, and also before the crowds came. Already by 9:00 there were well over a hundred people enjoying the vistas. The Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Peonies, tulips, iris and other spring flowers, and of course ...
|1093 days ago||
Flowers in Bloom on May 23, 2010 - 15 replies
Here are some shots taken from my garden this long Victoria Day weekend. I hope you enjoy them. I was so pleased to see my yellow tree peony opened today.