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Re: Alphabet Soup 'S'

Postby Northpine » Mar 31, 2012 12:05 pm

I agree about the saxifrage. I love this plant. I first discovered it out in the wild growing on the rocks. I started a mix from seed and have planted them all over the place. I don't have a rock garden, but they'd be perfect for that.

Shade bed

Suncrest lily
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Re: Alphabet Soup 'S'

Postby reenb159 » Mar 31, 2012 1:05 pm

Sun is shining today, Hurray!
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Re: Alphabet Soup 'S'

Postby Puff10 » Mar 31, 2012 4:21 pm

Summer Wine
sitting deck
spirea: Bridal wreath ( I think)
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Re: Alphabet Soup 'S'

Postby Eeyore » Mar 31, 2012 4:55 pm

Smitty wrote:I don't mean to be rude Lyn...but yes it is!!

My apologies Smitty, I thought she was too speckled to be Shirley and not pink enough. My Shirleys and Meagans had to be destroyed. They had some kind of virus I believe and had dwindled down to just a few inches tall. :(
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Re: Alphabet Soup 'S'

Postby Smitty » Mar 31, 2012 6:46 pm

no hard feelings Lyn...sorry you lost your Shirley and Meagans( must google that one)

sometimes the photos do not come true to color as we well know and location will play a part in it too.
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Re: Alphabet Soup 'S'

Postby Scrapinthehat » Mar 31, 2012 10:48 pm

Puff10...who needs a gardening mag when I can look at your sitting deck!!!! already know how I feel about your gardens.... L-O-V-E-L-Y! Strawberry Candy isn't as profuse as yours (probably needs more sun). I'm a huge fan of Stout Medal Winners here too.
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Re: Alphabet Soup 'S'

Postby CdnChelsea » Apr 01, 2012 7:22 am

Salvia (Maynight)

Smoke Tree

Sunflower (Giant Mammoth)

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Re: Alphabet Soup 'S'

Postby earwig » Apr 01, 2012 10:13 am

CC, now that is what a May Night Salvia should look like, not the sorry excuse for one that is growing in my garden. Yours is an example of why it was named 1997 perennial of the year. Time for mine to be removed...
Your smoke tree and sunflower are magnificent as well.

Enjoying the saxifrage as it is one of my favourite rock garden plants.
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Re: Alphabet Soup 'S'

Postby Northpine » Apr 01, 2012 12:12 pm

Seeing many S ingredients to savor!
Thanks so much are too kind!
I am also in awe of that clump of salvia. Wow!
Puff, I love that view from the deck. I see many beautiful hosta down there. Is that a clump of Sum and Substance?
Reen, your selections all look so natural in their settings, especially the snapdragons among the rocks. I have Snow in Summer, but have never managed such a nice picture of it.
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Re: Alphabet Soup 'S'

Postby Katherine » Apr 01, 2012 12:25 pm

The gardens here are FANTASTIC. Puff, your shot of your deck is to die for. Such incredible gardeners on this site.

Well here is my Scollection....all of these are already seen in the soup this year, but this is what i have for new 2011 photos... my sidalcea I have dragged with me to several gardens over the past twenty years, started sunroses last year, this is the little red one, such a pretty thing, and i dont even have SNOWDROPs yet, whats with that. Such a late spring this year. Happy April 1st everyone!



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