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I have finally taken some photos of all of my new flowers this year. I have so many new ones and I'm thrilled. Thanks to the spring and Fall flings....(thanks to TK and all who participated in them)
I've added alot of photos to my photobucket page, feel free to check them out......

[img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Summer%20of%202007%20Flowers/DSCF0003.jpg[/img][/img]



Everything is starting to bloom, I can't wait to see some more of my new things.....

I even have baby bunnies residing in my flower garden
[img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Baby%20Bunnies/canweshare.jpg[/img][/img]

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I think it's a datura.....it's the very first bloom from the plant and I'm thrilled to see such a pretty flower.....I have a few more planted in my flower garden that I'm waiting to bloom too......It's really cool to see all of the variety.....
[img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Summer%20of%202007%20Flowers/DSCF0012.jpg[/img][/img] this was hubby's garden for many years, but this year he decided to let me have it for all of my seed swap flowers and I'm having a blast with all of the new and different kinds of flowers.....

He figures the more seeds I plant the less I buy....lolHe's absolutely right, I only bought one tray of zinnias this year.....as compared toabout 10 trays other years..... [img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Summer%20of%202007%20Flowers/DSCF0017.jpg[/img][/img] [img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Summer%20of%202007%20Flowers/DSCF0028.jpg[/img][/img]

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Hey Charlie!!

I was looking for your name all over to see if you were still coming here ( it's Shirl)! I love that flower, what is it? I have not really started landscaping yet, because we still have to build the garage. I have however planted a few things that I will move, when I can actually start land scaping.

I have daisy's in bloom, burgundy and white columbine, munstead and spanish lavender, rose campion and my butterfly bush has buds on it. They are all still baby plants but coming along nicely. I will move them to their perm home in the spring ( provided I have dirt by then lol)

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That first one is super cool!
Mine are posted in gardeners chat. I think its blooming fine #7 now.


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Hi Shirl,

Glad to see you, I haven't talked to you in quite a while.....How have you been? I've been having a blast with all of my new flowers and plants this Summer. I have a huge variety of flowers planted this year, thanks to all of the awesome gardeners on here. I did the the Fall fling and spring fling swaps....Wow! I got sooo many different types......

If I can keep them all hydrated during the heat I'll be good to go.....




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[img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Summer%20of%202007%20Flowers/DSCF0041.jpg[/img][/img] Moon floweres are really cool too

If you need any seeds when ready, Ill hook you up with some.....

hubby took this picture on Sunday, I was glad to see him using my digital.....

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Is that big huge "tree" Amaranthus?


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Glad to see you too!!

I will definately take you up on the seed offer, when I am ready to start things up! Thank you!!! I hear you loud and clear on the hydrating. I only have a few things in the ground, but my planters on the deck hit bone dry every day because of the heat. It is great that you got so many different plant seeds, your yard looks super!! You look pretty comfy in the pic hubby took of you


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I think the drippy looking flowers are love lies bleeding.........I marked everything I started this year, but of course all of the tags didn't all make it to transfer mode.......So I'll need to look them up again. lol

My hubby just laughs.......

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Thought it was Love lies bleeding?


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The purple flower is a datura (I believe ) and the drippy looking flower is love lies bleeding. I have alot planted like bee balm

[img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Summer%20of%202007%20Flowers/DSCF0009.jpg[/img][/img] and sun flower
[img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Summer%20of%202007%20Flowers/DSCF0027.jpg[/img][/img] and moon flowers [img]

[Linked Image][/img] this garden was an experiment this year to get familiar with all of the new flowers......I'm still learning though......

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Amaranthus is commonly called love lies bleedingg


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One nice thing about having a beginner, hostess the spring and fall seed exchanges is that I don't hold anything back. If I were better acquainted with them some of those fantastic looking plants would have been hard to resist.

I keep the hostess seed presents and the seeds were there was an excess.

I love that purple and white one. It is really cool.


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Right now I have mums, portulaca, blackberry lilies, and wormwood blooming and that's about it.


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You dont hold anything back...????????

Does that mean you throw up?

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I have orange geraniums blooming, lemon tree blossoming and fruiting, salmon geranium, white Iceberg roses, echinacea, Quinalt strawberries, daylilies, flowering maple, and one spearmint is ready to bloom.


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Bloomin at the moment I have perennial dianthus, geraniums, sweet williams, mullien, sedum, weigelas, bleeding hearts, roses, jacobs ladder, pontentilla, clematis, painted daisies,blanket flowers, carnations, columbines, and a few 'Don't know what's' lol


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What do I have blooming?
3 types of geraniums,portula ,moss rose,petunias,nasturtiums,dahlias,maltese cross, jackmani clematis,Blue Light clematis, salvia,daturas,larkspurs,Hollyhocks,marigolds,brown eyed daisys, b e daisy vines,gerber daisy,nys.salvia,begonias, primrose,pansies,bells of ireland,garanzia,columbines, many poppys,snapdragon,fernleaf bleeding hearts, white assylum..................
And probably for got some.....LOtza Lilys, walla walla imps, orange double imps, pink double imps,nemenis.

Is that enough?


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I forgot coreopsis Sunrise. Even so, you all have me beat !

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It sounds like everyone is having fun with all of the flowers identified and those that aren't. I try to plant flowers that the humming birds will like and keep visiting. I have tried the feeders, but honestly I would rather plant flowers for them instead. I'm not diligent enough to clean the feeders as often as they suggest. We do have a pond , so there is water available for drinking. The birds use it a a birdbath too



I have alot of flowers I can identify and a few that I don't remember.....lol
I'll have to match them up with a picture..... I originally had everything tagged when planted, but.....that was in the beginning f spring abd thing have been moved around......lol
the castor bean plant is pretty interesting.....

[img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Summer%20of%202007%20Flowers/CastorBeanPlant.jpg[/img][/img]

most of my flowers are getting big.....now I'm waiting til they bloom, some of them I'm really glad I planted in a big garden, otherwise they would be too big for my flowerbeds......

[img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Summer%20of%202007%20Flowers/DSCF0004.jpg[/img][/img] my cosmos seem to take their good sweet time to bloom......

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GOod job all around.I see a castor bean plant there.. Dont know what is up there bloomin on it.
Careful it is poisonious .

IF you need flowers for hummers, I prefer salvias and red geraniums .. I have one spot that they love......Yearly salvia.

PS>>>>>>>>Not to change subject, I did get the postage back from the company that didnt send doll stuff.....I think it was you.....I told..

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Castor bean plants are supposed to help keep moles and voles out of your garden. Good to plant around a veggie garden. Deer dont like them so good for a back or side border to keep bambi out too. grin


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Hey......Anyone have Castor Bean seeds ?? I have lots of moles and voles, and make me angry.

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Salvia and a daylily is blooming today.


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Is the salvia red?

My favorite.

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Nope, purple.


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You need red for hummers..

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Hi eveyone,

Thank for sharing all of your flowers in bloom, feel free to share some photos..... :wink:


I have all of this blooming:

red bee balm
2 tone pink cosmos
zinnia, portulaca
datura
moonflowers
marigolds
sun flowers
orange flowers(I'm not sure what they are)
roses
shata daisy
castor bean plant(1)
love lies bleeding
kiss me over the garden gate
echanachea
spider flowers
desert rose



[img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Summer%20of%202007%20Flowers/DSCF0009.jpg[/img][/img]

[img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Summer%20of%202007%20Flowers/coneflowers.jpg[/img][/img]

[img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Summer%20of%202007%20Flowers/DSCF0007.jpg[/img][/img]
I'm not sure what this flower is...lol


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Oh, What other flowers do you have planted for hummingbirds?

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Here is my Malaysia portulasa in bloom above the salvia,.


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Wow, They are really pretty.....I will have castor bean seeds as soon as they start popping. I read somewhere that's what they do when they're ready. lol


[img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Summer%20of%202007%20Flowers/allmine.jpg[/img][/img]



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[img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Summer%20of%202007%20Flowers/DSCF0043.jpg[/img][/img]

I love all of the colors........

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here is a pic of one of my coneflowers that has changed since last year...the petals are pointing upward and they are green underneath and pink on top.....i had several white last year but none this year...maybe this is one that changed colors???? why

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That's a cool flower.....

They do come up every year, so maybe it got mixed with another seed and deciced to change colors this year.....
Here's a pic of my hot pink cone flowers.....they kept their color though.....

[img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Summer%20of%202007%20Flowers/allmine.jpg[/img][/img]

[img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Summer%20of%202007%20Flowers/DSCF0047-1.jpg[/img][/img]




and some of my cosmos are finally blooming, well worth the wait........

[img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/...of%202007%20Flowers/Wow2prettycosmos.jpg[/img][/img] the butterflies seem to like pink flowers too

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Good work..
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This has to be one of the most fascinating plants in my garden....

[img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Summer%20of%202007%20Flowers/DSCF0036-1.jpg[/img][/img]

Here's a close up of the "flower" ....



[img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Summer%20of%202007%20Flowers/DSCF0035-1.jpg[/img][/img]



it's just really cool. Has anyone else tried to grow it? And would I be able to successfully dry it with silica?

Do you have photos of cool plants?

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Yes i grew those.

Love lies bleeding and Kiss me over the garden gate.

Mine isnt that far yet......Your is great .. THey will come back from seeds..

I like them too.

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Also my sea shell cosmos isnt as nice as yours .. Will you save me some seeds/



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I planted a bunch of those seeds, but I only got one plant though. I have to save the seeds this year to plat next year.....
I love saving the seeds for all types of plants.
Do you know how to save host seeds?
I know someone wanted them last year, but I only had the plants and they were much too expensive to ship, I seem to remember 18.00...

I spent my day edging my flower bed and raising them up a bit.

[img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Summer%20of%202007%20Flowers/RaisetheBed.jpg[/img][/img] [img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Summer%20of%202007%20Flowers/RaisedFlowerbed.jpg[/img][/img] [img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/...f%202007%20Flowers/RaisedFlowerBed-1.jpg[/img][/img] [img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Summer%20of%202007%20Flowers/DSCF0043.jpg[/img][/img]

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Nice looking beds there..Your edges are like mine, I dont put any thing around the ends of the beds..Easier to mow......
Now if your speaking of Hosta seeds..
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They are are problem to start...After I got some started last february, they are still only an inch tall.........Heavens they must take long.
I dont know how to pick them either.................The ones I have,(seeds) were from swapping.......
Now what is the pink flower with a butterfly on it ? Very nice looking.

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I'll have to try saving the seeds from hostas. I thing someone from Singapore wanted them last year, I'll have to take a look in my notebook. I would like to try them from seeds, I know they transplant and sub-divide well. I have actually gotten to the point where I gave away about 100 hosta plants. They were large in size (15 "+) varigated. People were glad for them ;)


I was just out taking some more photos of things growing....

All of the plants in the "Garden" is from seed swaps.
Thanks to alot of people on this fine forum.

I have a red rose in bloom too.... [img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Summer%20of%202007%20Flowers/DSCF0048.jpg[/img][/img]

and a mix of things [img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Summer%20of%202007%20Flowers/DSCF0046-1.jpg[/img][/img] [img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Summer%20of%202007%20Flowers/DSCF0050.jpg[/img][/img]

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Kratz .......

Very nice flowers .......Isnt it amazing the beauty they add to our yards?
Love the red rose..........

I will have to check and see if I might have hosta seeds.. I will keep you in mind......Checked my plants yesterday....wider, but not taller at all.. They take forever.

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I have Hostas growing too, I was just wondering about starting them from seeds....as I always subdivide mine. But would it be possible to grow them from seeds?

[img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Summer%20of%202007%20Flowers/DSCF0153.jpg[/img][/img]

Basil is doing well too

[img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Summer%20of%202007%20Flowers/DSCF0029.jpg[/img][/img]

And my Spider flowers are taking off too

[img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Summer%20of%202007%20Flowers/DSCF0123.jpg[/img][/img]

I'm especially loving it this year as hubby gave me his whole garden to experiment with this year......I've been having a blast......So many different things this year .....

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