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My Garden

Posted by vjrnts zone 6, NY (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 5, 14 at 8:01

Hi! I probably should post this in the "Gallery," but that doesn't seem to get a lot of traffic. If this is misplaced here, just let me know, and I'll move it.

I just wanted to show off my garden a little. It's a very shady spot, and when I moved to this house there were ferns and hostas that were very well established, but I've had a devil of a time getting other things to take hold. Finally, after a thorough pruning of the trees (oh, they needed it!) I think I've got more or less what I want. Back behind the hummingbird feeder is a hydrangea that was winter-killed back to the crown and so is not blooming this year, turtle-heads that are just about to bloom, and lots of sedum.


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Very nice ...


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no one looks at the gallery .. and frankly.. i have no clue what its function is ...

thx for sharing ... any more pix???

ken


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Ken, on the waxing philosophical...does it need a clear function?
It can be all things to all creatures, nectar station for wildlife...wildlife cover...place of relaxation for humans, etc.

Just being...may be enough.


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Sure! Two kinds of bee balm, some kind of hyssop (not anise, but I don't remember which) and cone flowers, with Joe Pye Weed about to bloom. (Gotta be vigilant with the Joe Pye Weed.) Speedwell just managing to poke a spike up into the bottom of the picture. Phlox in the back.


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dbarron - I'm pretty sure Ken was referring to the Gallery having no definable purpose, not your garden;-)


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Very nice! I'm sure you get a lot of butterflies and hummers visiting.

Do you find Joe Pye spreads a lot where you live? Is that why you have to be vigilant? Mine doesn't spread super fast, but bulks up slowly. Now it is a 6' wide monster, lol.
CMK


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Your garden is lovely. Looks very healthy and well tended. Thanks for sharing it with us. Lesley


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  • Posted by dbarron Z6/7 (Oklahoma) (My Page) on
    Tue, Aug 5, 14 at 12:37

Floral_uk, you are correct....wow, I misread that as Ken attacking the design of the garden.

My apologies Ken :( Was too early in the morning to post I guess.


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Beautiful garden!!!


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