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WS Pictures June 7th

Posted by wrichard z5 NH (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 7, 07 at 14:20

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

Before, on May 3rd:
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Now, on June 7th:
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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.

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Winter sown (last year) Columbine and not-WS Clematis:
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RE: WS Pictures June 7th

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

Mary


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RE: WS Pictures June 7th

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

And that clematis-columbine combo is superb!

PV


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


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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.


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


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


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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.


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


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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!


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  • Posted by pvick z6B NYC (My Page) on
    Wed, Jul 11, 07 at 23:11

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


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Great job!

Is that Maltese Cross behind the gorgeous Hollyhock?


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Beautiful....what clematis is that though?

Michelle


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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.


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Very pretty, writchard. What a difference!

Karen


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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


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Lovely! Just lovely!


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

Lynne


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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. :-)


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


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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 'Nelly Moser'.htm


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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


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


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


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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.


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Very nice!!

I do have a painful case of hollyhock envy though.


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Amazing and beautiful transformation!

Carrie


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