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Old 04-29-2009, 07:59 AM   #41
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Wow, just had to "run out" and take pics of my "beds"...Here in Z5, things are just happening...Peonies, Sedum, Iris, Lillies,"Money Plants" Paper Whites
(which were covered in snow a few weeks back) Wild Rose bush...etc
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3352/...9f969b2e8c.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3561/...07f8821b6b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3318/...bd4304ccf4.jpg
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around the "edge" are my "wild strawberry" vines, which usually produce fruit, but the squirrel and chipmunks eat em!!!..so I never get to see "real" berries...also the Peonies are very old..I started with one small plant (stolen/borrowed) from my brother's house (around 20 years ago) now I have 5 gorgeous adults!!!
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:47 AM   #42
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gorgeous, cheley!
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Hey all you "flower people" I am gonna walk across the street and take a pic of a (over 100 year old) Lilac Bush...It is beyond gorg...and the flowers (are bloomed) are white and soooo fragrant...the house was built in the late 1800's..Look at this:
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:07 AM   #44
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I hope that my beds look this good one day! Thanks, Cheley!
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I'm just now enjoying my crocus and it looks like in about a week my Hellebore will be in bloom. We still have mounds of snow in shady sheltered areas. This is our last burning weekend and I finally finished pruning all my shrubs and cleaning up the winter damage. Next I have to start rebuilding rock retaining walls, between the springs and gophers my rock walls only last a decade or so and then they start to tumble. Here's a small portion of my yard.
How do you keep slugs off your Hosta's? They treat mine like green salad.
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Hey all you "flower people" I am gonna walk across the street and take a pic of a (over 100 year old) Lilac Bush...It is beyond gorg...and the flowers (are bloomed) are white and soooo fragrant...the house was built in the late 1800's..Look at this:
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That is HUGE!
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Oh WOW!!!!!!!!!!
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Has anyone had good luck with lavender? I'm in zone 8B (S. TX), and no matter what I do, I can't get them to survive, I've tried more water, less water, full sun of course!!!!!!!!!!
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Has anyone had good luck with lavender? I'm in zone 8B (S. TX), and no matter what I do, I can't get them to survive, I've tried more water, less water, full sun of course!!!!!!!!!!
I grow Hidcote lavender in zone 5 and I grow it dry. I even have a really old light pink variety that I grow in an area that gets no supplemental watering. Here they need very good drainage or they rot away in the winter.
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How do you keep slugs off your Hosta's? They treat mine like green salad.
I live in a drier area and I did spend a few years carrying clippers with me everytime I worked in the yard and cut in half any slug I found. I have more problem with the deer eating the leaves and some years I have just bare stems sticking up. I found that mixing eggs and water and spraying the plants every couple of weeks deterrs most deer damage.
Diatomaceous earth is supposed to be effective as a slug repellent.
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