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Alphabet Soup 'S'

Postby Smitty » Mar 30, 2012 10:25 pm

Though I should get a head start on these..Just in case...forums sleeping in morning or I am :-)

Hard to believe we are at the S's already..Wouldn't be my contribution without a Lily..oh wait..I have three :-D

Asiatic Shirley

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Asiatic Double Spring Pink

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Daylily Strawberry Fields Forever

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Re: Alphabet Soup 'S'

Postby Eeyore » Mar 31, 2012 12:10 am

Nice Lilys Smitty but that first one isn't Shirley....


Of course I have 3 more lilies to add to the soup. 8)

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Sweet Surrender


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San Sorbet


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Strawberries and Cream - YUM!
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Re: Alphabet Soup 'S'

Postby karen03 » Mar 31, 2012 1:07 am

Good evening all! Those are some pretty lilies :)

I have a couple to share.
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Stella d'oro - Daylily
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Spartacus - Dahlia
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Re: Alphabet Soup 'S'

Postby earwig » Mar 31, 2012 6:52 am

Love that Dahlia, gorgeous. So many S's to choose from, I decided for my 3 I would go with Sempervivum
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Sneezeweed one of my favourite fall flowers
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and for something a little different Stuart's Desert Pea
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Re: Alphabet Soup 'S'

Postby Sharon Bryson » Mar 31, 2012 8:24 am

Not a huge selection of S's here.
Sedum....splayed in typical fashion
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Scilla siberica, making their blue spring carpet..(click for larger image)
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Spirea 'Snowmound'....snow in July!

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Betty...is Stuart's Desert Pea an annual? Quite striking.
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Re: Alphabet Soup 'S'

Postby Smitty » Mar 31, 2012 9:01 am

Eeyore wrote:Nice Lilys Smitty but that first one isn't Shirley....


I don't mean to be rude Lyn...but yes it is!! Have never gotten a wrong order from Lilynook ever. Searched the net too and tho varying photos the majority have the recurved petals and spots like her..could be because she sits in a bit of shade that makes her look more beige in color.
your San Sorbet and Strawberries and Cram...beauties!!! Is always room for one or two more liles right?

Karen..Spartacus is gorgeous and a garden wouldn't be complete without a Stella or two IMHO

Betty ..beauties as always but that Dessert Pea..WOW!!!

Sharon....your carpet of scilla always makes me smile :-D
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Re: Alphabet Soup 'S'

Postby orchidguy » Mar 31, 2012 9:27 am

Three more for the soup
Sweet pea.....unfortunately very weedy. They self-seed like crazy, so they have been banished to the scrap gardens

Saxifraga........one of the nicest plants for the rock gardens

Scotch Bluebell.........these little beauties are tucked everywhere here
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Re: Alphabet Soup 'S'

Postby earwig » Mar 31, 2012 11:38 am

Sharon Bryson wrote:Betty...is Stuart's Desert Pea an annual? Quite striking

Yes it is an annual, apparently one can over winter inside but it just shrivelled up and died on me by December. I didn't see the seeds offered again this year from my source. It grows in Australia and treated as a weed I believe.

Isn't it a lovely day today, I just may get most of the garden cleaned off. Although it is this time of year I kick myself for having so much ornamental grass.
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Re: Alphabet Soup 'S'

Postby Smitty » Mar 31, 2012 11:43 am

love the sweat peas Dan...mine are in the back of my rose bed and yes they can get quite weedy..I spend alot of time picking peas off those vines and still find them everywhere. and that saxifra...love the color ..I have white and light pink around the pond...must look for that one! very hardy they are.
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Re: Alphabet Soup 'S'

Postby Clyde212 » Mar 31, 2012 12:02 pm

It looks like I am making up for my lack of daylilies on the previous few letters!!

An oldie but a goodie...Summer Wine
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Strawberry Candy won the Stout Medal and it is an amazing plant! I had 15 flower scapes this year on a plant I planted in 2009.
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And last is "Sabine Baur". A delicate flower that fades by mid afternoon but it is beautiful in the morning.
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