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Monster ~~~~~ yellow 4oclocks !~~~~Unleashed
#143713 Oct 20th, 2007 at 06:07 PM
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My goodness these yellow 4oclocks started with just 3 seeds in early spring shock and has monster-ized ,, It has covered the Purple Zinna, boohoo and roses, and about wiped out the marigold egad but the marigolds found a way to reach sunlight,, grin You can see it has climbed the fencing and into the moonflower vine,, tapfoot I bet I'll be pulling many a baby starts next year.


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I've already cut some of it out ~~ imagine if I had just let it take over that side,, nervous

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angelblossom #143718 Oct 20th, 2007 at 06:11 PM
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that's almost unbelieveable.

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angelblossom #143719 Oct 20th, 2007 at 06:13 PM
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Wow! All of that grew just this spring and summer from three seeds??!!!
Man, I wish I had a yard! shock

My son in Washington said on the phone today that he will give me a strip of yard to play in while I'm there next year!! clap


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Shirley4 #143729 Oct 20th, 2007 at 06:22 PM
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Yep Three seeds The seeds of the same in the front yard hardly grew It did get some blooms BUT Nothing like this at all!!!

Good Shirley clap Your son sounds like a cool guy,, grin

Sheri ~~ It is unreal even as I stand there and look at it,,, I will take more than 1/2 that out and plant the seeds you sent next to it,, clap


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angelblossom #143736 Oct 20th, 2007 at 06:35 PM
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Don't you kind of hate it though, when you have to take something beautiful and thin it out, or trim it down, or take half of it out?? It would make me just cry!!!


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Shirley4 #143745 Oct 20th, 2007 at 06:56 PM
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drought drought drought. When I see something like your flowers it makes me sick.

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I hope those pink ones do half that well.

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Originally Posted by Bestofour
drought drought drought. When I see something like your flowers it makes me sick.


We had a dry spell for a little bit .... But this was our best summer ever since I moved here in '95,, it's has alwasys been hot and dry.It rained a lot in the spring and 1/2 the summer then it went dry for 5 weeks But I watered deep every morning at 4:30 am some things browned up while other flurished!,, but it raining off and on since I got back from CedarHill,,
So I know the pain you speak of Sheri! I dealt with it for 11 years of only seeing good blooming in the early to mid spring,, kissie

The area where the yellows one are I admended heavily with peat. compost and sheepmanure,, every spring Or actually before the last frost,, to prepare ,, I have to give thanks again for the GardenHelper,, I didn't even know what compost was until I joined here! shock grin


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Originally Posted by Shirley4
Don't you kind of hate it though, when you have to take something beautiful and thin it out, or trim it down, or take half of it out?? It would make me just cry!!!

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Yep Shirls and It is especially going to break me ~ when I have to cut the Brugs down to over winter, boohoo tears


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angelblossom #143768 Oct 20th, 2007 at 07:10 PM
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Diane, do Brugs open more at night? I noticed tonight right after dark that mine were more open.

Another question. Who is the person, I think in California, that posts all the beautiful flowers blooming in her yard?

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Bestofour #143808 Oct 20th, 2007 at 07:39 PM
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I think it all depends when they begin opening initially ,, I notice it takes normally 1&1/2 to 2 full days to open and on the third day for sure the true color is there as they start off lighter in color then when they finish,,



Are you talking about the Night pictures she posted awesome pictures with lots of whimsical and vases and such incorporated in her gardens>>??


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angelblossom #143809 Oct 20th, 2007 at 07:40 PM
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I'm talking about a bunch of pictures over a long time. Did I dream this?

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Okay I was thinking ZuZu petals,, But that's N.C. Shoot Now it sounds familar,, Now I am going to go to bed with this on my mind! lol lol lol


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Then I thought NAlba??(SP) But she is in Malaysia


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angelblossom #143845 Oct 20th, 2007 at 08:08 PM
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I thought it was Jonni or Tina but she said not.

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She has posted some awesome pictures she has a great one of her Brugs,


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Someone lives down south of me and i cannot remember the name. She has more ocean influence than I do in her gardens.


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wonder if there is a way to find people by location instead of by name.

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my 4 o'clocks are going crazy too...or was... untl the dogs decided it looked like a good spot to play


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Originally Posted by suzydaze
my 4 o'clocks are going crazy too...or was... untl the dogs decided it looked like a good spot to play



shock Uhh oh!! egad


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