WS Pictures June 7th

wrichard(z5 NH)June 7, 2007

Things are starting to look beautiful in the yard now....

Before, on May 3rd:

Now, on June 7th:

closeups of further bed:

I planted things very closely for a few reasons...

1. many plants die, 2. I can always transplant them later if needed, and 3. I like full beds.

There are many zinnias, sunflowers, flax-linum, bachelor buttons, poppies, asters, and more. Just about all plants were winter sown.. The exceptions are the rose of sharon bush, and other bushes.

Winter sown (last year) Columbine and not-WS Clematis:

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not_a_contessa(z5b S Central PA mtns.)

You're so right, things are looking very beautiful, and I look forward to seeing all your babies in bloom.

Mary

    Bookmark   June 7, 2007 at 2:30PM
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PVick(6b NYC)

Oh, nice! Can't wait to see that bed in bloom!

And that clematis-columbine combo is superb!

PV

    Bookmark   June 8, 2007 at 12:03AM
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new_in_texas

What a difference a month makes!
I can't wait to see what it looks like in July :)

    Bookmark   June 8, 2007 at 9:21AM
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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

Please post updated versions. Thanks for sharing. That's a gorgeous garden. Can't wait to see what's it like in a few weeks.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2007 at 10:33PM
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bakemom_gw(z6 Central Ohio)

That WS bed of perfect babies is so nice to see! I can't wait to see it mature!

    Bookmark   June 10, 2007 at 4:29PM
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wrichard(z5 NH)

Here is an update. These photos were taken from July 5th to July 11th. My plants have grown so much in the past month. Take a look. It no longer looks like a plastic knife (my plant markers) cemetery anymore.

front garden made this year...

Holly Hocks in back yard...

Malva Zebrina. I just transplanted these because I thought they were nasturtiums and I had them in my vegetable garden. What a delightful surprise!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2007 at 2:53PM
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lblack61(z5 NY)

It's nice to see how other people do their planting!
I'm with you on the "full beds". I'd rather have to pull things out, than fret that I didn't put enough in them.
That one bed is going to be a knockout in a few weeks!

Linda

    Bookmark   July 11, 2007 at 4:19PM
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vjhale

Flower bed really looks great. Don't you just love that malva zebrina? This is the first year I've had it growing and I'm hooked.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2007 at 4:21PM
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aprilfool(7)

I love your pictures. Thanks for sharing with us. I can't wait to see them all in full bloom.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2007 at 8:22PM
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neonposey(z7 NC)

Your beds look great. I even love looking at it just planted. So healthy and cute and so full of promise. Its looking good now, but I have a feeling that in about 3 weeks it's gonna knock your socks off!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2007 at 9:30PM
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PVick(6b NYC)

That bed is really looking good! Love the colors. And what a pretty zebrina! I got hooked on them a few years ago; tried a different malva this year, but I'm missing my zebrina. Another malva for sheer flower-power is 'mystic merlin'.

The red hollyhock is gorgeous - hmmmmmm ........

PV

    Bookmark   July 11, 2007 at 11:11PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Great job!

Is that Maltese Cross behind the gorgeous Hollyhock?

    Bookmark   July 12, 2007 at 2:04AM
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shellva(Camden 7b/8a)

Beautiful....what clematis is that though?

Michelle

    Bookmark   July 12, 2007 at 7:23AM
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wrichard(z5 NH)

Thanks everyone.

highalttransplant, That's sweet william behind the hollyhock.

shellva, I'm not sure what clematis it is, but it is an early bloomer. I wish I knew.

I'll try the mystic merlin next year.
thanks.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2007 at 7:59AM
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kqcrna(z6 SW Oh)

Very pretty, writchard. What a difference!

Karen

    Bookmark   July 12, 2007 at 9:08AM
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vera_eastern_wa(5a-5b)

Thanks for the update....
I agree it was looking pretty good even at the very beginning!! Your red Hollyhock looks like my 'Indian Summer', now in it's 3rd year; bloomed the first year too :D

Vera

    Bookmark   July 12, 2007 at 9:54AM
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mmqchdygg(Z5NH)

Lovely! Just lovely!

    Bookmark   July 12, 2007 at 11:10AM
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lynnencfan(7b/8aNC)

Very very pretty - I love seeing the progression through the summer - keep the pictures coming :).....

Lynne

    Bookmark   July 12, 2007 at 12:46PM
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prairiemoon2 z6 MA

What a pretty bed. I think you did the right thing to put so many plants in it. Especially since many are annuals. I am waiting for the Sunflower pics. :-)

    Bookmark   July 15, 2007 at 8:30AM
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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

Your flower bed is beautiful. :-) I also like the backdrop very much.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2007 at 3:56PM
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bulletz64(z8 SEA)

wrichard and shellva, that clematis is Nelly Moser... I have it in my west wall and it really is gorgeous.

http://www.gardenaction.co.uk/plantfinder/clematis%20'Nelly%20Moser'.htm

    Bookmark   July 16, 2007 at 1:25AM
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moonphase(z7 Ga)

Thanks for posting your photos.Your beds look really good.I love to see the month by month changes of a garden area as it goes from looking empty to full of blooms.How do you get your clematis to bloom like that.I have that same one and a few others that has one or two straggly vines on a trellis with a bloom or two.I long to have one that looks like yours.
moonphase

    Bookmark   July 16, 2007 at 6:15AM
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karyn1(7a)

Your flowers look beautiful. What a difference in a few months.
Karyn

    Bookmark   July 16, 2007 at 4:39PM
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rosebush(z7 NC)

GORGEOUS!!! Love the rock border too. :)

    Bookmark   July 17, 2007 at 4:15PM
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wrichard(z5 NH)

bulletz64, Thanks for the ID on my clematis.

moonphase, I'm not sure how I got my clematis to bloom like that. This is the first year that I had such a beautiful show with them. It is at least 5 years old, and struggled to survive for many years. This year, I put the trellis in behind it (it was on a tiny 3-4foot thing before), and I fertilized it quite a bit in early spring. I think I used some extra Agway organic lawn fertilizer. The dead-looking branches started growing new leaves, and it just took off.

I'll update later with photos.
Thanks for all your compliments. I couldn't have done it without all the info and support from this forum.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2007 at 9:25PM
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lindakimy

Very nice!!

I do have a painful case of hollyhock envy though.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2007 at 11:33PM
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carrie630(z7bNC)

Amazing and beautiful transformation!

Carrie

    Bookmark   July 26, 2007 at 7:28PM
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