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From the Farm

Posted by gardenbug Canada zone 5 (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 21, 09 at 18:07

Thought you might to see what's going on here lately...before I run off to New England.

This has been my favorite coleus. (You remember though, that I hate coleus!)

This is my Orienpet lily, American Flame.

By the barn, phlox.

Then, by the rain barrel, some containers on a lavender theme.

My baby Ruby Lace Locust is finally looking like a tree!

Each winter I take cuttings of wallflowers because they don't make it through the cold here.

Becky Daisies (from Woody!)

Lilies near the barn. I think these are Salome Double Classic.

And for those of you who enjoy clematis, I posted some more at the site below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Clematis

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RE: From the Farm

The lavender theme containers by the rain barrel are nice. I like your phlox too. Something I just can't have here due to mildew and aophids. They flower but the foliage just always looks terrible.

RE: From the Farm

I really like that coleus too. I've never seen one like it. I also like the lavender theme and the peach Day Lily.

RE: From the Farm

The lavender theme with the barrel is my favorite picture too.

RE: From the Farm

I must say that my favorite is the wall flowers with the sedum backdrop. Really though everything is looking great! Enjoy your trip.


RE: From the Farm

Pretty Lily! Your tree is filling in nicely. Wondering what the sedum is behind the wallflower? Looking good!

RE: From the Farm

PM, I believe it is Bertram Anderson.

See below. But it could be Sedum Vera Jameson too. ;)

Here is a link that might be useful: sedums

RE: From the Farm

Gorgeous Bug! You have so much! I don't know how you take care of all those plantings. Fantastic.


That Orienpet lily looks a lot like my 'Taragonna'. Great color!

RE: From the Farm

Bug, thanks for the tour. It is always a treat to see your garden. You have a wonderful variety in your garden. An always inspire me to think maybe I can grow Clematis. I just picked up another one a couple of weeks ago. Is there any special one that you think grows in most conditions?

RE: From the Farm

Drema, there are so many solid healthy clematis...and the more I work with them the more I feel that growing them on a free standing sturdy structure rather than a trellis is the way to go. This year has been PROOF that lots of watering makes them thrive. (Every other day is best in dry weather.)

Which ones? Well I suggest the viticellas, even though they bloom a bit later. Emilia Plater and Prince Charles are a wonderful light blue. Etoile Violette, Romantika and Blue Belle are very dark and wonderful. Huldine is white with hints of mauve on the reverse. The list goes on! Feel free to ask me any time.

RE: From the Farm

bug, thanks for the tips. I will start looking for those cultivars. So far the one that is doing the best for me is Betty Corning. It outshines all of the others, but I am determined, because the result is worth the effort.

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