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I just wanted to show you guys some of my (very) new gardens that I planted this year. I did all prennials in the beds, and some prennials in containers because I decided it was time to do permanent plants.

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This one is the newest-I planted it in early July. It has black-eyed Susans, purple coneflowers (those haven't bloomed yet), a few very small lavendar plants, a shasta daisy, and some succulant that my mom gave me that flowers yellow. I spread some assorted seeds and there are two large seedlings coming up, (but I don't know that they are yet). I also planted the grass that is in the picture this spring, in April (I think).

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This is a flower on one of my Hollyhocks. See the bee?

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The purple coneflowers. The vertical picture has one of the seedlings in front of the coneflower.

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Black-eyed Susan and lavendar. I am going to have to move them a little further apart. The black-eyed Susan it planted further away than it looks, but for some reason, it started streching itself, so the stem is actually going into the ground about six inches away from where the majority of the plant is.

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and this is my cat, wandering around the new grass and flowers. Now only if I could get my boyfriend to ditch all the garbage that's also in that corner... LOL


All of the plants that I posted are in the same spot except for the Hollyhock.






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Very nice, it will fill in quick. I am over run with purple coneflowers, they reseed so easily.


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nice pics! i love the bee in the Hollyhock!
its gonna look awsome when it fills in!

pretty kitty! he looks like he got socks on! to cute!


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^I actually had a cat that I named Sox, mostly because he looked like he had socks on, and because Sox was a baseball reference, and I knew my dad would be proud. LOL

We love him. My boyfriend thinks he's a little person. LOL

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Great pic,s yes it is coming along nicely and will
be full of flowers soon now for u

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very nice, you must be proud of all your hard work. I especially like your Hollyhock.


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I love the Hollyhock. It's beautiful.

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Ohhh I love the Hollyhock too!!!!! clap

Welll You have a great start!! Next year it will be filled in a little more and the year after WOW it will be full!!!!! My back eye susans on the third year were huge very tall and wide ,, Oh and when your coneflowers bloom be sure to let the flower brown to get its seeds !!!!!!!! thumbup


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^hmmm....I am wondering if I should go and snip off a few of the seeds off my neighbor's flowers. She said she wouldn't care if I did it. I haven't talked to her in a few months, though.

I think I will try to take some more pictures of them tomorrow. It's amazing how fast they grow!


Does anyone know how to catch the seeds of the black eyed susans? I'd like to have them in other parts of the yard for next year.

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with black eyed susans i usaly snip the dead flower off n put it in a jar to shake the seeds out, dump it all on a white paper plate to pick the seeds out,



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^Oh. Thanks.

what about with coneflowers? I have two that are potted and I'd like to collect seeds to plant for next year in a different place.

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Here are some pictures of my grapevine. This year, instead of hacking it way back like I do every year, I'm going to get it to grow across to the fence like I've got it trained in one or two of the pictures. We were talking about getting an arbor to get support. The people that sold the house to us put the white trellis up on the fence, and we couldn't figure out why! LOL


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Wow, that is awesome.


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Thanks. We;re going to make the side of the house a overgrown walkway. As you can tell, it's a pain-in-the-you-know-what to mow the grass over there.


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I've got the same problem on the west side of my house. Either the grass gets thrown on the pavement or against the house, too narrow to work with. I'm thinking of slowly making it a full perennial bed.


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I will have to post my pictures of my father in law's garden on the side of his house. It's breathtakingly beautiful.

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Waiting for pics manderlyh.


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I'd love to see his garden.




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Looks like a nice healthy vine.grape....You dont have the japanese beetles working over the leaves like we do........
What are the big white ball on the porch?

Nice looking area.


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I don't see any big white balls on the porch.




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The white balls are on the end of the roof above the door where the porch is .

You may need glasses???????????



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I thought those were lights. Can I borrow your glasses.




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Yes you can.............Your want the sun ones or plain?

Can you see the ball on your posts???????

I noticed?????????????????????
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I see them but I thought it was lights. Guess we'll have to guess until manderlyh returns.




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why

i assumed that...maybe colored lites......That would be cute..
She doesnt know were talking about her.......

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don't you think her ears are burning?




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blush blush

hope we didn't scared her off.

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The big white balls are lights. bop We have clear Christmas lights all around the deck and intertwined in the trellis that the grapevine grows on.

I don't have any bugs other than wasps and bees that I've noticed.

I wasn't scared off. I just haven't been gardening much because I'm really busy with school. 19 credits and student teaching can kill a person!

I'll work on the pictures of F-I-L's garden.

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Nice hearing from you again. Those are cute lights.........Never saw round ones like that, but it is a good idea.....
We have the street light things for better vision on the large yard and Barn.
We see pretty much our buildings.........

Well dont work too hard.........Your classes come first and I am suprised you have time for us.......
Garden will soon freeze..........

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See Dodge. I was right (as usual). Those are lights. neenee




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See Dodge. I was right (as usual). Those are lights. neenee


neenee neener nono

Keep that up an I will kick you off the bus...............No conceit in your family......................... lol lol



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Here are some of my garden. (Notice that I've been quite lazy with the weeding lately...)




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clap clap

Your doing well...
I seen
Pink coneflower
brown eyed daisy
red zinnias
pink hibiscus
jack mani clematis
Hollyhock pink
Grapes ......I think
and your digger??????

You have a lovely garden and no bugs ...
Wish that was mine with no bugs.


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F-I-L's garden.

The first pictures are different angles of the patio. He lives in a town home, and he's covered almost every single square inch with greenery!

I'm lucky enough to get many of his potted plants every fall.


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The rest of these are around the patio.



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This is his side walkway between the house and the fence. I love it. (the body in the pictures is my boyfriend. I call his dad my FIL becaue it's just easier, and we've been together longer than some married couples.)


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Here are the white balls all lit up at night. Took these tonight. I had to cheat by using the porch light, because even with the extended shutter speed, my camera didn't want to capture the light correctly. But it looks this way in person, I swear. I'm actually surprised that you can't see my solar lights. Must be way too weak for the digital camera... lol

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rose rose

I really like the nite effect.Even the ones in the leaves look great .

Thanks for the Halloween kindness.............
Happy Halloween to you and yours.

rose rose
Show us that on christmas too.

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So pretty. Your flowers are beautiful. Do you live in a town home too? I also like the lights your FIL has put up and I like the way he has a bird feeder and hanging basket tucked in with the greenery. I'm going to put lights on my screened in porch. I'm stealing everyone's ideas on this forum.

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i loved looking at the photos, but they were way too large. due to the number of replies, i chose to resize them, but be aware, next time, they might be deleted. you just caught me where i could resize them.


and dodge, don't kick sheri off, we need her to pick at! lol

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She caught Jiffy asleep huh>? Too large,,

No Sheri is coming with bells on .......I just have to wake her up sometimes.

With a shocker.....I love all my Gardenhelpers........We have Huge plans in the air.................
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I'll pin some bells to my petticoat.

Aren't these great pictures though. Glad they weren't deleted.




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