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Memories of 2011 - revised

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Photo 1 This Perennial Herbacious Peony is one of my favourites which I transferred from my father’s gardens. It’s followed me for a few moves.

Photo 2 The colourful coleus, which does so well in the shade, has such interesting leaves. They would make a lovely abstract painting.

Photo 3 The white tree peony is one of several varieties which I have here. I saw them a few years ago at Casaloma, and discovered that they will grow well in our zone in semi shade up to 6 feet tall, and decided I just had to have one. This one is beside Weigela

Photo 4 The Bleeding Heart also came from my dad’s garden. It does well in semi shade and grows nice and bushy. Several friends have off off shoots from this parent plant.

Photo 5 Whoever says that plants can’t think haven’t met my much loved Brugmansia, particularly at sunset and the evening. They are amazing, releasing their intoxicating scent in the evening to attract the luna moths, and usually only around the full moon to maximize their odds of fertilization.

Photo 6 Hibiscus Sunny Wind is one of the many varieties I have here. With the others, these enjoy the hot sun on our deck and front gardens, but this one truly stands out with its vibrant colours.

Here are a few others of my favourites. The name is underneath the photo.

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Canna Lily

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Dahlia 1

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Dahlia 3

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Dipladenia

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Iris – May

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Lantana

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Lupins

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Orchids

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Rose – May

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Rubus Odoratus – Flowering Raspberry

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Tropical Hibiscus – August

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Tropical Hibiscus – July

JR

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



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Greenthumb

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posted 905 days ago

so beautiful

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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sharad

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posted 905 days ago

You are supposed to send only six photos, that is why the rest got cutoff I think. Needless to say the six that are seen are beautiful.
Sorry, they can be seen now and all of them are superb.

Sharad

-- 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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MsDebbieP

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posted 904 days ago

where’s a pix of one of your “brug’s”? When I think of your flowers the two that stand out for me is the brug and the dahlias.

Love the canna and the tropical hibiscus… beautiful. .. and that white peony – beautiful… and oh that orchid.

Good luck picking your “six” :D
I’m going to have to re-look at mine …

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

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jroot

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posted 904 days ago

Okay, MsDebbieP, I have the Brugmansia photo you requested.

Which tropical hibiscus do you like the best, MsDebbieP?

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

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MsDebbieP

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posted 904 days ago

that’s a hard one …. hmm the yellow, I think

(and thanks re: Brug.)

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

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Radicalfarmergal

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posted 904 days ago

Jroot, your gardens are so beautiful. You indeed have some great gardening memories from 2011.

-- "...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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GhostPumpkin

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posted 903 days ago

just beautiful….. breathtaking actually!

-- ~Many hands make light work~

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justjoel

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posted 903 days ago

Love the coleus, all of them really.

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

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Iris43

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posted 896 days ago

Oh wow, jroot. I don’t know how you could choose just 6 pictures of your flowers. They are all wonderful.

My favorite has to be the brug…..and the last yellow one of the hibiscus. But the pic of the bleedingheart is so lovable. :) And I love the light is shining through the lupins….outstanding. Really nice pics!

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

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dini

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posted 896 days ago

I couldn’t begin to choose just six! They’re all lovely.

-- the day you quit learning is the day you quit living.

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Harold and Pam

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posted 889 days ago

Stunning! Simply Stunning!

-- Pam grows 'em - I cook 'em...... Melbourne, Fl

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