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TN. in late spring

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    Default TN. in late spring

    Years ago, we went to the Philadelphia flower show....of course ,I wanted a cottage garden after seeing it. John did his best to provide it and I think he did a fantastic job !!
    The rose is Carefree Wonder(saw it at Philly) ....
    Our flowers are everchanging..after the foxgloves ..the asiatic lilys bloom..then the purple coneflowers and gallardia...
    notice the tiny spider on the bottom right lip of the foxglove...I didn't see it till I uploaded the pic.
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    Holy cow, Gilda, that's outrageous!

    Man I wish we could do a garden like that.

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    Wow, Gilda. That's a riot of colours there... I don't think my doctor would let me have one of those, I'm ADD already But I just love it!

    Is it much work to keep it flowering and what happens in winter/cooler weather? Do you have to keep replacing the plants?

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    It appears that you should change your name from "Master of the Moth" to something like "All Around Green Thumb" or "Master of All Things Growing" -- your garden really is beautiful.

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    Thanks all !
    Tim, about every 2 years we have to re-mulch,the hard work !! John will piddle with any stray weeds in the a.m., with a cup of java . Taking care of outside use to be a joint effort..that was before I found orchids !

    Most of the plants are perinnials(sp?), colombines , coneflowers , gallardia......foxgloves are bi -annuals, but reseed ,so you always have tons of plants....we do supplement with pansys in the fall and winter for early spring bloom, and then replace them with lantanas for summer...we try and plant for the hummingbirds and butterflys !

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    Gilda,


    I heartily concur with your original message that John did a fantastic job! A gorgeous riot of color--I'm SO envious.


    Cheers,

    R2D2 (Rob)

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    That's great, Gilda! Wow. What is the vine climbing over the garden gate arbor? Couldn't quite tell from the distance, but the color just draws the eye right to it. I have a new gate arbor begging for a plant to climb upon it and that one certainly got my attention.


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    Does John do house calls??

    Very nice garden, Gilda!

    Julie <-----with envy

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    Beautiful ! When he is done with Julies send him to my place Gin green too

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSJ
    That's great, Gilda! Wow. What is the vine climbing over the garden gate arbor? Couldn't quite tell from the distance, but the color just draws the eye right to it. I have a new gate arbor begging for a plant to climb upon it and that one certainly got my attention.


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    That is red trumpet honeysuckle ,there is a yellow variety in there also, but it is not as prolific(probably being snuffed out by the red). The red trumpet honeysuckle is by far hummers favorite food...,,

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