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Project by Iris43 posted 05-19-2013 08:19 AM 3039 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

my neighbour’s. And what a success! I wonder if anyone else has noticed how wonderfully every bush and tree is blooming this spring?

My next door neighbour added lilacs to her property line joining the flowering crab, a couple years ago. She dug the lilacs out of a ditch. Each lilac bush was a little stick-like piece when she planted them. Forsythia, a pear tree and an apple tree are mixed with lilacs. The fragrance is magnificent! I wish I could post the fragrance with these pictures. She owns a corner lot as you turn onto my street.

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

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posted 05-19-2013 09:23 AM

Iris, thanks for these magnificent pictures from your neighbor’s garden. I envy the beautiful blooms.


-- 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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posted 05-19-2013 11:21 AM

oh my goodness .. isn’t that spectacular. I’m inhaling, imagining the aroma

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

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posted 05-19-2013 04:40 PM

So stunning! What a beautiful mix of colors and textures – that’s the nicest living hedge I’ve ever seen!

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

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posted 05-20-2013 12:13 PM


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

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posted 05-27-2013 02:26 PM

Absolutely lovely, Iris. It has been a good year for our fruiting trees and bushes too. I think the late spring had them all waiting and waiting and then they all burst into bloom at almost the same time.

-- "...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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posted 05-27-2013 03:50 PM

fabulous! I agree it has been one of the best years for lilacs and many other flowering shrubs. We had a light frost but not enough to cause a serious problem here. I eagerly await my Ivory Silk Lilac to bloom as it is covered with buds just ready to pop.

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

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posted 05-30-2013 09:55 AM

Looks good! I failed badly on my 110’ long Rose of Sharron privacy road hedge that I was doing out front. I should have potted all of them (75 starts) and allowed them at least 2 years growth before I planted them. Only 3 survived, so I dug them.. Now I have 9 in pots. Next year I’ll be collecting seeds and planting again, see what I get.

-- Planting Daylilies in Kentucky, zone 6b

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posted 05-30-2013 11:02 AM

Thanks everyone, for your kind remarks. Hard to believe I posted those pictures just 11 days ago and with the strange weather we have had, they are now only a memory. :( Of course now the wisteria, wieigelia, peony trees and iris are starting to bloom. Looks like they too are prepared to give us a spectacular show.

I think you’re right, Robin. The blooms are all the sweeter for the waiting. :) Temp. today 91*F with high humidity. I think summer has arrived!

I apologize for not responding to your comments sooner. Besides dealing with some health issues, I also took my little Trillium (Shunpiker) to a vintage fiberglass camper rally last wkd…...where incidentally, we had freezing temps. LOL Fortunately, having a snug, little camper to sleep in made the rally very enjoyable.

I imagine your Ivory Silk Lilac is beautiful, Jroot. Hope the frost on the wkd didn’t hurt it. Would love to see a picture of it.

Here’s a pic of my own lilac and flowering crab….

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And here’s one of my other neighbour’s wisteria…....

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Scott, I’m sorry to read your plans for the Rose of Sharon hedge is taking longer than you’d anticipated. Good luck with your new plants.

BTW, It’s good to see you on the ‘board’ again. I was missing your projects and pictures. Hope you have lots of new stuff to share with us now. :D

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

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posted 05-31-2013 04:49 AM

hope you’re feeling better Iris.
Gorgeous pictures.
I can’t see any signs of blooms on my wisteria this year.

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

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posted 06-04-2013 05:02 PM

Spectacular row of color! So nice!
Thanks for posting!

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