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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ F

Postby Northpine » Feb 01, 2009 3:28 pm

I found another F:
Fire & Ice hosta.

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Oh, I love that foamflower, Sally. I tried growing one, but it limped along for a couple of years, then died.
Eeyore, I've had a Japanese painted fern for several years. Hopefully I didn't kill it by moving it last summer. It was growing very slowly but steadily for me. It's very slow to emerge in the spring though. I'm always excited when it does.
Marie
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ F

Postby Sally » Feb 01, 2009 3:44 pm

Thank you scrapinhat but my digital camera makes
me appear to have a bit more photo taking
talent than I actually have. I love that little camera.
The Tiarella (foam flower) was purchased in 2004
@ the PBO Hort Society show. Mine is called
'pink skyrocket' and Lyn, it is listed as Zone 4 so
you might be lucky. We are Zone 5 but it is planted
in a north facing garden. It is such a tiny plant it makes
me think about it like I wonder about Chickadees and
other small birds and how on earth they survive through
the winter.
The Autumn Fern has been in that spot since 2003. It has
lovely colour but it certainly has not grown very much.
The garden it is in is the same one as the foam flower.
That garden has been the bane of my life. I can not get
anything, even annuals, to grow properly there so the fern
and the foam flower may grow better in someone
else's garden.Twice, we have lifted all the plants from that
garden and amended the soil with huge amounts of compost
and re-planted everything and still, if you notice in the pic of
the fern, the bright fuschia impatiens, when we removed them
in the fall the only root they had was still a square the size
of the little pot we took them out of in the spring.
Nice Hosta, Northpine.
I am sure enjoying all the beautiful photos.
Sally
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ F

Postby kelly_m » Feb 01, 2009 3:53 pm

I went back and checked...only 2 pics (phew!!)

I needed to post this one...

Fred the Squirrel (in with irises and hen's and chicks (he liked hte leaves of the irises for hiding and the H&C's for eating!))
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ F

Postby savona » Feb 01, 2009 4:00 pm

It takes awhile on dial up to go through the pages in the thread but so worth the wait for everyones pictures to load.It's a nice way to spend a lazy snowy day.
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ F

Postby Smitty » Feb 01, 2009 10:13 pm

Liz.. Lupines I can grow no problem . give 'em away by the dozens every year....foxgloves are an annual I pick up at the nursery sometimes:-)....that's it I've figured out the problem...you need to live in Manitoba where there's lots of snow in winter and you can grow lupines(or at least say you did..I'll leave mine) and I need to go where the foxgloves grow :wink:

my dawg the flowers hear are beautiful!!!
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ F

Postby Eeyore » Feb 01, 2009 11:43 pm

Beautiful Hosta Marie! :o That ones on the wish list....
Fred is very cute Kelly, hopefully he's adopted you as his new Mom! :lol:
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ F

Postby Pansy » Feb 01, 2009 11:55 pm

Just 1 F....Foxtail Lilly.
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ F

Postby MareE » Feb 02, 2009 4:31 am

Fabulous ~Fs everyone! I didn't take pictures of Al's 4 O'Clocks or anything else much past growing season. Tho' I do have a ladle handy for scooping other's plants, ya betcha!

Soup is such a mid-Winter treat, ladies and gents! Thanks mightily.

MareE;o} snickering at Fred the Squirrel, K
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ F

Postby joan w » Feb 02, 2009 4:33 pm

Thanks Sharon for the info, they are such attractive flowers and lovely colours.

Sally, how long have you had your Foam Flower? Mine didn't come back for the third year and I did like it so much.
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ F

Postby Pansy » Feb 02, 2009 11:50 pm

Frans Hall day lily in shadow.
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