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Re: Alphabet Soup ~K~

Postby Lizcordysmum » Mar 07, 2012 10:51 pm

Haven't got a K to my name, and after seeing the beauties here I surely do wish I did have some.

I adore Sharon's garden...and Betty, that King Tut grass is superb! (plus your garden, too...of course!)
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Re: Alphabet Soup ~K~

Postby Clyde212 » Mar 07, 2012 11:02 pm

earwig wrote:A few years ago I was admiring Kniphofia in a magazine and the lady next to me said "so gaudy" and went on to say that she would never grow anything that tasteless in her garden! I didn't mentioned to her that I had just bought some seeds and now I have a very nice patch of various gaudy tasteless colours that I like very much. Clara, nice to see you also have it.
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This is a major pet peeve of mine....just 'cause you don't like something for your garden, you can still appreciate it in mine. If all gardens were the same, what fun would that be!!

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Re: Alphabet Soup ~K~

Postby Big Smile » Mar 07, 2012 11:42 pm

Clyde212 wrote:
earwig wrote:A few years ago I was admiring Kniphofia in a magazine and the lady next to me said "so gaudy" and went on to say that she would never grow anything that tasteless in her garden! I didn't mentioned to her that I had just bought some seeds and now I have a very nice patch of various gaudy tasteless colours that I like very much. Clara, nice to see you also have it.
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Betty , I have Beauty Bush but didn't know its called "Kolwitzia'" not sure how to pronounce that lol. Your "gaudy tasteless ' Kniphofia are stunning!! How could anybody not like them . I have several varieties and love them!! I also have "King Tut" but no pic. I bring mine in for the winter.
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This is a major pet peeve of mine....just 'cause you don't like something for your garden, you can still appreciate it in mine. If all gardens were the same, what fun would that be!!

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Re: Alphabet Soup ~K~

Postby Katherine » Mar 08, 2012 1:38 am

Wow, the Kniphofia, Kalmia and other Ks are very beautiful. As usual, Sharons garden looks very sumptuous and inviting. Love the King Tut grass as well....it looks very stately in that urn, and with the snow as well.

I searched high and low for my Kerria, to no avail. So I have only one little K, BB King Hyacynth. Note to self, grab a K or two this year! (suppose I could cheat and post Kats Garden...ha ha.)
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Re: Alphabet Soup ~K~

Postby MareE » Mar 08, 2012 9:05 am

LAFF! If that's what you call it for a stint of Souping, then "Kat's Garden" is indeed a legitimate "K", Kat! Besides, s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g a tad is good mental aerobics, don'tcha know by now.;o}

Somewhere I have a pic of my neighbour's — what my Gran miscalled "Kiss Me Over the Gate, Kate" — which I'll add here if it takes till X-Y-Z!!! Pretty sure I forgot to take shot of 2011 Knautia. :cry:

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Flowering in the icy rain KALE first day of January 2011.

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KALE in late May that was eventually potted up for perennial bed gap-filling. Later this Spring, purty Kale seedheads can be used in floral arrangements. 8) Ever since Inge sent me seed 8-9 years ago, Red Russian KALE has overwintered very well in both Plotlands and Homestead gardens. Makes for attractive groundcover and perks up broth of vegetable Soup excellently. ;o}

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Re: Alphabet Soup ~K~

Postby earwig » Mar 08, 2012 9:32 am

Clyde212 wrote:This is a major pet peeve of mine....just 'cause you don't like something for your garden, you can still appreciate it in mine. If all gardens were the same, what fun would that be!!

Exactly!!! I am used to raised eyebrows as I garden for the 4 B's (birds, butterflies, bees, and Betty) so I do not use any kind of pesticides or herbicides in my garden. I have had a number of Garden Clubs on tour here and although the majority are very complimentary, there are always a few that I can see are itching to tidy up my garden.
Clara, each fall I have hard decisions to make as I keep increasing my tender succulents plus I have a few other things I like to winter over in a very small space.
King Tut is relatively inexpensive and so quick growing I decided not to keep it.
There are a lot more than Kolwitzia that I have problems pronouncing.
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Re: Alphabet Soup ~K~

Postby Smitty » Mar 08, 2012 11:59 am

that's what I love about gardens.........NO two are the same! :-D

and I found a K.......keikei

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Re: Alphabet Soup ~K~

Postby Abby44 » Mar 08, 2012 12:31 pm

This is the onlt thing resembling a K but I got lots of good ideas from your posts!!
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Re: Alphabet Soup ~K~

Postby Heidi S » Mar 08, 2012 1:12 pm

I only have one 'K' but it is a favourite for sure. I've been risking the Zones to try a Korean maple since I cannot grow Japanese types. I grew up in Vancouver and have always loved the various forms of Japanese maples. Moving north meant learning a new way of gardening and not taking Zones for granted. It has been a bit of an expensive learning curve for sure.

Yes, I really hope it eventually screen out that ugly house in the background!

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My Zone 4 Korean maple. So far, so good! It is the closest thing I found to a Japanese Maple and I really love it.

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Re: Alphabet Soup ~K~

Postby Eeyore » Mar 08, 2012 1:26 pm

Wow! Love that Korean Maple and the King Tut Grass. I also like Kniphofia no matter how gaudy someone else thinks it is. After all I even like red and purple together!

My Kontribution to the soup is Kat's Kolumbines. Thanks for the seed Kat! I love these little pink bonnets.

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and Kentucky Lily, missing one petal.

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