Gardening Pictures Past & Present… Thursday 6/19/14

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    iris43
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    Margba, the flowers are ladyslippers.

    Melissa, I bought these ladyslippers from a lady having a yard sale many years ago.  She said they grow wild on her property where she has bush land.

    Abeyl, I love the colour of your canna…….your coneflowers are pretty, too.  :)


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    SandraRW
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    Hi Everyone

    Super Hot! I went out early this morning and snapped a few photos

    PlantDoctorzn4 – you were right about my coneflowers. The Hot Papaya is nice and red orange now as it matured…

    I have a variety of Zinnia in bloom and decided to take a few close up this morning.

    I enjoy seeing everyone flowers so much. I want to start a whole new garden of all the beautiful bee balm I have seen everyone grow. I love the Lady Slipper!

    Hopefully soon I will have a large pot of Cleome blooming to show.

     

     

     


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    Raising_4_Birders
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    Interesting Iris.  In MN it is illegal to dig showy ladyslippers as it is our state flower.  They are also supposed to be hard to move b/c they require a certain kind of fungus in the soil to bloom.  We have yellow ladyslippers growing on our property and I look forward to them each year, tho their bloom time is brief.  The first year we lived here I was hauling dirt in to the woods and found them.  They weren’t in bloom yet, but I know my ladyslipper foliage.  I was so excited I started screaming and running to tell my husband and he didn’t know what the heck was going on!


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    SandraRW
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    It is illegal to dig them up in North Carolina too, but some nurseries sell the nursery grown ones. They need protection.


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    margba
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    I believe there are nursery grown ladyslippers you can purchase.  I havevonly seen them growing wild once in Cape Cod, MA.  I think I heard it was illegal to move &replant thec wild ones but not sure about commercially grown ones!


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    iris43
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    I have not heard that the ladyslippers are illegal to dig here in Ontario…..but possibly they are.  I wonder if that applies if they have grown on your own property.  They do not seem to have any trouble growing where I have planted them…..although it is in the part of my garden I call my wild flower garden.  Trilliums and jack-in-the-pulpit grow in the same garden.  Actual the trilliums and J-I-T-P as well as mayapples and wild cranesbill volunteer in other parts of my garden as well.

    I do love having them in my garden and I’d love to have some yellow ones to join them.  :)


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    steve232__nc
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    Stella… You really have some beautiful roses. I also like that dwarf bee balm. Bet my hummers would also love those.

    Gayle… Those are nice looking iris as well. I’ve always liked purple flowers as well as red and orange and……………well most any color lol.

    Julie… Thats some really nice flowers and plants. Those containers are also nice. Those garden walks I bet are really lots of fun.

    Janet… You have lots of beautiful. My favorite of those has to be that bright  yellow hibiscus.

    Leslie… Those are nice looking flowers. I am a big fan of flowers that come back each year without me having to replant or reseed them. Maybe I’m a bit lazy ?

    Charlene… Your clematis is pretty and doing really well. I love watching vines cover a fence or trellis and cover it with flowers.

    Gitti… Nice salvia and nice color as well. I may have to try some of those other colors one of these days.

    Sandy… Beautiful roses. That orange one is a real eye catcher for me but the peach one is a beauty as well.

    Melissa… Those are pretty flowers. Even the smaller flowers are beauties and often they attract bees better than the bigger ones.

    Noreen… Thats some nice stars of your garden for the week. Not only are the flowers pretty but that foliage is nice and healthy looking too.

    Marg… Good to see you stop by. Aren’t there lots of nice flowers and plants posted here.

    Abey… Thats pretty coneflowers and lilies as well. The coneflowers could probably pass for red or pink either one but either way they are beauties and just waiting for some butterflies.

    Sandra… Your hot papaya is a beautiful flower and I just love those zinnia pictures. Looking forward to your cleome pictures too since I’m growing a couple of plants myself this year for the first time.

    Thanks everyone for all of todays great pictures and comments.


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