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 Pictures From My Garden
Arey
Posted: Jul 14 2009, 06:23 PM


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Some pictures from my garden

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Purple coneflower, butterfly weed, gloriosa daisy, and in front the whte flower is a weed I like. The gloriosa daisies are self seeding, and I just pull up the ones I don't want. This is the border in front of my front porch, and it almost never gets watered, and never fed.
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Balloon flower and drumstick alliums. The green stalk to the left rear is one of my height challenged sunflowers, thanks to the long rainy Spring.
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Drumstick alliums, Nigella (Love-in-a-mist if you like romantic names and Persian Jewels if you like exotic names) and Johnny-Jump-Ups (Viola tri-color if you like scientific names). The Nigella selfseeds like crazy, and the seeds are also used in Indian cooking. The Johnny-Jump-Ups also selfseed, but not as abundantly. In Fall, the Nigella has weird looking seed pods.
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Sea Holly
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How many flagrant violations of basic garden pond maintenance rules can you find in this picture?
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Career Varlet (ret.) Often wrong, and usually uncertain.
One Burmese Cat , Bryn Barishnakatt, who's been trying to tell me something ever since I got him 7 years ago but I haven't the least idea what it is.

One 940 gallon raised liner pond. It's 30 years old and still evolving.
Very windy So. Jersey barrier island. Zone 7 coastal.
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sabrillo
Posted: Jul 15 2009, 01:43 AM


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Wow, I really like the orange flower (butterfly weed(?)) and the blue flower (Love in the mist(?). Did I get them right? I'll have to see if I can get them here ...next year. Are they perennials?


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anitapond
Posted: Jul 15 2009, 05:02 AM


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Arey, the pond looks gorgeous along with your flowers! VERY nice!


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Route3drummer
Posted: Jul 15 2009, 05:57 AM


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Beautiful!
Can I have your coneflower? LOL....I have zero luck with those!


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Derrick......no Ma'am, we're musicians.
100 gallon pond connected to 900 gallon pond by stream/falls housing 14 Gold Fish/Shubokuns/Sarassa/Comets. 29 gallon tank housing 4 albino cory's, 2 pepper cory's, 8 glow light tetra's, 4 black neon tetras, 6 black skirt tetras, 1 dwarft guarami, 3 platy's and 1 huge mystery snails. 5 gallon tank housing 1 male betta and 3 pepper cory's.
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Robyn
Posted: Jul 15 2009, 06:34 PM


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You've got some neat flowers!


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Rosiemeadow
Posted: Jul 15 2009, 07:52 PM


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Very nice pond & garden flowers Arey!


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Arey
Posted: Jul 16 2009, 07:42 AM


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I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures, and thank you for the compliments. After seeing Rte 3 Drummer's pictures I'm even more displeased with my point and shoot digital camera than I was before. However, a Canon digital SLR camera isn't in my budget for this year.

As for the flowers, I've found that coneflowers tend to be choosy, and do well in my hot dry front boarder, but in my back yard which spends most of Winter and Spring cool and soggy, neither they or the Butterfly weed (the bright orange flower) do well. The Butterfly Weed is a member of the milkweed family, and in the Fall when the seed pods open I usually take handfulls of the seed and strew it about where I'd like more of them. They're a perennial, with a long taproot, and don't take to being transplanted in my experience. I'm trying to establish a small dry butterfly plant bed, so year before last, I planted several rows of their seeds in the Fall. Last Spring about 8 actually germinated (they don't flower in their first year), and of those 8 only 4 came up this year.

I've transplanted coneflower from where they want to be to where I want them to be, but they don't last long. They selfseed in the strangest places, such between flag stones.

The blue flower, Nigella, is an annual which selfseeds so generously that in following years all you have to do is pull up the ones you don't want. When started from seed you've bought they come in pink, white, and blue, but after selfseeding they eventually revert to their original blue color.


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Career Varlet (ret.) Often wrong, and usually uncertain.
One Burmese Cat , Bryn Barishnakatt, who's been trying to tell me something ever since I got him 7 years ago but I haven't the least idea what it is.

One 940 gallon raised liner pond. It's 30 years old and still evolving.
Very windy So. Jersey barrier island. Zone 7 coastal.
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