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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ M

Postby savona » Feb 14, 2009 2:19 pm

ooppsssyy..I messed up ..savona :o
mesembryanthemum- lemon soda
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mini morning glory- convolvulus- ensign mix
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ M

Postby Gwen J » Feb 14, 2009 3:43 pm

BBQ and Sally: I live in Dryden, ON, Zone 4 in my sheltered, south-facing yard. Trees and shrubs (and I!) think is is colder than that, though, and in a bad year tender ones will be damaged where a perennial under the snow is fine. Snow cover ranges from good to waaay too much. I have updated the location in my profile several times, but it never seems to "take".

BBQ, if you are interested in a "virtual tour" I will put an album link in the other thread about pictures, rather than adulterate the soup.

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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ M

Postby Sandy Zone 3b » Feb 14, 2009 6:00 pm

Here are a few of my M's!

Malva and Prairie Mallow these two I grew from seed a couple of years ago!
They fill in very nicely in my larger perennial flower bed and add lots of color too.
Prairie Mallow is much smaller in size with dainty pink flowers.
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ M

Postby B_BQ » Feb 14, 2009 6:21 pm

Gwen J wrote:BBQ, if you are interested in a "virtual tour" I will put an album link in the other thread about pictures, rather than adulterate the soup.


I would enjoy that, as I'm sure others would too.

We have friends who live in Dryden.

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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ M

Postby orchidguy » Feb 14, 2009 9:32 pm

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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ M

Postby Lulu » Feb 15, 2009 12:18 am

OMG Dan, your magnolia is massive! And beautiful!! How old is it?

Got 5 magnolia trees two years ago, end of season, @ Independant Grocers garden centre; none had tags, but, I know for a fact that during the season, most of their stock was Yellow Bird; thus far, only two have bloomed, and both were white , and not the "typical " saucer type bloom I was expecting.

After seeing yours,,am keeping my fingers crossed that if and when the other 3 bloom, they are Yellow Bird. So glad you posted a picture of it!

BTW,, any chance might you know the name of mine,,,and, sorry,,,it's not the greatest picture!
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ M

Postby DonnaZn2SK » Feb 15, 2009 1:13 am

Those magnolias are stunning! I wonder if any cold-tolerant ones will be developed, like the Northern Lights Azaleas....
Sharon,
I loved your picture of the grape hyacinths and daffodils...such vibrant colors.

Here are my M's:
Mockorange
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Million Bells
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Morning Glory
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ M

Postby Smitty » Feb 15, 2009 2:29 am

WOW!!!!!! beauties everyone.
my 3 additions to the soup
monarda

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Morden Blush
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and a mosquito!
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ M

Postby Lulu » Feb 15, 2009 9:37 am

Donna, supposedly the "Girls" series are supposed to be cold hardy to zone 3. Google ''The Girl Magnolias''

They are: Ann, Betty, Judy, Randy, Riki & Susan. Have only ever seen Ann and Jane here in zone 4, but someone on here may be more familiar with the others.

I had ordered Jane, a few years ago from Veseys, but was extremley disapointed when I got a 12 inch "stick", (a carnation stem was bigger) for close to $50. They said that one that small should not have been sent; they refunded my $, and let me keep the "stick", which did not survive the winter in a very, very protected location.
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ M

Postby kelly_m » Feb 15, 2009 11:57 am

Savona...I just bought a pkg of Ensign mix...how did you grow yours?? I'm thinking planter box or ground cover....

I too have Mock orange...Morning Glory and Mandevilla.....and am in deep green envy of the gorgeous Magnolias!!!!

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I can't believe I didn't take any better pics!! here is how high the MGs grew..
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