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Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« on: April 28, 2008, 12:21:00 am »
Well spring's in full bloom, even up here in the Great White North.

Flowers are in full bloom. Counted 60 tulips a couple a days ago. Missed out on at least one type of daffies this year, cause a my Manitoba trip.

Got a couple a requests to start up posting pics from my garden again this year. Thought it'd be best to start up a new thread. Gonna take some pics tomorrow morning, weather permitting.

So stay tuned ...
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2008, 12:34:03 am »
Well spring's in full bloom, even up here in the Great White North.

Flowers are in full bloom. Counted 60 tulips a couple a days ago. Missed out on at least one type of daffies this year, cause a my Manitoba trip.

Got a couple a requests to start up posting pics from my garden again this year. Thought it'd be best to start up a new thread. Gonna take some pics tomorrow morning, weather permitting.

So stay tuned ...

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2008, 09:18:17 am »
And welcome back Sheriff! Would love to hear about your trip, too!

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2008, 12:44:51 pm »
And welcome back Sheriff! Would love to hear about your trip, too!


Wilco Roger Lee. You'll find a whole new thread about that in this forum.

It's raining today and cold (8C, 46F), so the tulips are not 'open'. Still it's a good look. Most of the daffies are beyond their prime so I'll have to pass on (most) of them this year.

Let's just start with a bit of a blaze of tulips while the rain has temporarily paused, hunh?

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2008, 02:03:06 pm »
I love tulips! They're my favourite flowers - more pics please - the first one is great!
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2008, 07:39:16 pm »
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2008, 10:06:00 pm »

are those nacissus with the tulips, Roland??

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2008, 02:53:25 am »
are those Narcissus with the tulips, Roland??

Hyacinth actually:

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2008, 06:11:02 pm »
Was cold all day today but sunny. Still the tulips didn't 'open up' any better than they had yesterday, so I'm posting yet another picture of closed tulips - photo taken yesterday. I did however get to work about 90 minutes in the garden today. Was hoping to plant some pansies in the bed nearest the sidewalk but alas, the bed's not sufficiently ready yet.

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2008, 11:22:34 pm »
nice!

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2008, 03:32:50 am »
Just had a look at the thread where I posted my garden pics last year. Seems the garden's ahead of last year.

This is the last picture I took a couple a days ago - featuring the only daffies left worth photographing this year. Also, this is where yesterday I spent 90 minutes preparing the ground to plant some 'dancing' pansies. (also an area that was damaged by my neighbour's truck during the winter). Hope to take pictures later today in order to compare from lastr year's growth.


Interesting discovery in comparing to last year. The first picture - of the bi-coloured (orange/red) tulips - only one of those came out last year. This year, they were the most impressive tulip (so far) - hummm  :-\
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2008, 07:32:16 am »
see? what did I tell you? It is interesting and fun to compare last year to this years!

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2008, 04:21:07 pm »
Was cold all day today but sunny. Still the tulips didn't 'open up' any better than they had yesterday, so I'm posting yet another picture of closed tulips - photo taken yesterday. I did however get to work about 90 minutes in the garden today. Was hoping to plant some pansies in the bed nearest the sidewalk but alas, the bed's not sufficiently ready yet.


I love the purple tulips....
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2008, 09:17:49 pm »
Awright. Here's a picture of the garden from last year - taken on April 28. You'll see (in the next post) that this year the plants are much more than just 2 days older than what was showing here.

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2008, 09:20:07 pm »
Now for this year's model


Ooh - the grass is looking maingee
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2008, 12:53:35 am »
but look at the flowers!!  :o :o

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2008, 05:08:43 pm »
Alright, it's suppose torain for the next 3 or 4 days, so there'snot likely to be anything new (except what I've already taken yesterday or today), so here goes. First, the best show so far this summer - the bi-coloured (red/orange) tulips.

Here's a picture I took yesterday when they were partially open (at least it's dif'rent looking than the 'closed' picture I took earlier this week)

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2008, 05:10:40 pm »
Now, here's today's even more remarkable photo of those same tulips ...

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« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2008, 07:06:21 pm »
Now, here's today's even more remarkable photo of those same tulips ...


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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2008, 07:39:44 pm »
Netherland's Royal Family found refuge in Canada during the 2nd world war. They have since created an unsurpassed legacy of tulips offering to our nation's capital.

"Many magnificent gifts were given to Canada and her people by the grateful citizens of Holland and its Royal Family, but none so lasting and spectacular as the tulips. The National Capital Commission, part of the Canadian Government, oversees the planting and maintenance of what has now reached close to 3 million tulips that have been gifted over the past 50 years."

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2008, 08:29:39 pm »
De belles fleurs !!

Printanières!

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2008, 04:16:52 am »

best of the yellows this year - last year's main patch of yellow was dug up by the plumbers. A few will have survived, others lost.
Bryan was right - best not to keep em all in one spot.
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2008, 03:14:17 pm »
i love these photos!
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2008, 08:35:30 pm »
Thanks Kelda. Glad you're enjoying em

Found this little ol white tulip in the middle a nowhere. Wonder where it came from ...

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2008, 05:47:53 pm »
S.V.P., plus de photos !

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2008, 06:03:41 pm »
Awright - These double bloom daffies are nowhere near as 'full' as last years show, but then they came out earlier this year and I was away during much of April, so I missed most of the daffies. Took this picture on the 30th.


Been raining cats & dogs these last couple a days but the temperatures are warming up (to near 20C 68F) for tomorrow. Maybe there'll be something new soon.
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« Reply #26 on: May 03, 2008, 06:36:35 pm »
Elles sont si belles tes composées !!

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2008, 06:30:15 am »
Thanks Kelda. Glad you're enjoying em

Found this little ol white tulip in the middle a nowhere. Wonder where it came from ...


I noticed that yesterday at a roundabout where the whole middle of it has tulips planted on it by the local council. hundreds of them. All yelloe. But there was a few red ones - mustve accidently got mixed up!
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #28 on: May 04, 2008, 08:28:05 pm »
an early picture of lung wart

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« Reply #29 on: May 04, 2008, 08:57:39 pm »
Oh ! Quelles belles couleurs !!

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« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2008, 10:24:04 pm »
Saved this picture, hoping I'd get the name from Bryan - but he was no help yesterday ...

Don't think I posted a picture of this plant last year ...


Hey, I went for a walk this morning and I just couldn't believe just how big a show the tulips are doing this year. The combination of really hot weather, followed by a fairly long cold spell, then the heavy rains - and today - lots of sun and some warming up. Every second house had a display of tulips - some of em as iwonderful a show as you could want. Gonna take my camera on my walk tomorrow - there's this one place that really impressed me ...
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« Reply #31 on: May 05, 2008, 11:45:27 pm »
Saved this picture, hoping I'd get the name from Bryan - but he was no help yesterday ...

Don't think I posted a picture of this plant last year ...


Hey, I went for a walk this morning and I just couldn't believe just how big a show the tulips are doing this year. The combination of really hot weather, followed by a fairly long cold spell, then the heavy rains - and today - lots of sun and some warming up. Every second house had a display of tulips - some of em as iwonderful a show as you could want. Gonna take my camera on my walk tomorrow - there's this one place that really impressed me ...

oh how pretty! like little tassles of flowers..

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #32 on: May 07, 2008, 07:37:53 am »
Hey I took pocs of those OTHER gardens yesterday.

Gonna share 4 yards with y'all today. The sun wasn't shining as bright, and it was possibly colder, but it's still a GOOD year for tulps up here.

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #33 on: May 07, 2008, 11:34:07 am »
This is the one that got me to say ''Wow"


such variety, such quantity
mind you, what are the gonna do for an encore, in a week or two?
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« Reply #34 on: May 07, 2008, 02:44:08 pm »
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« Reply #35 on: May 07, 2008, 04:13:58 pm »
This may not be a 'wow' picture, but I was impressed by the colour of those tulips (the camera might not capture the true colours) and the density of those large blooms.


Dunno if you noticed, but the dandelions are also in full bloom - I haven't use weed killers in more than a decade and the city's banned pesticides for a couple a years. Now the province is talking about a provice wide ban.
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #36 on: May 07, 2008, 06:56:25 pm »
Enough of them there yards. Here's mine, this morning

How does it compare to the best in the neighbourhood?


(I figure - 2nd place?)
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« Reply #37 on: May 07, 2008, 08:33:03 pm »
This is the one that got me to say ''Wow"


such variety, such quantity
mind you, what are the gonna do for an encore, in a week or two?

unlike a certain yard we all know... ;) ;)

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #38 on: May 08, 2008, 04:28:49 pm »
My bi-colour red/white tulips


they're still small - don't expect them to grow any larger
some of my black 'Queen of the Night' tulips are startin to show...
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« Reply #39 on: May 08, 2008, 05:49:21 pm »
Elles sont très belles tes tulipes bi-couleurs !!

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« Reply #40 on: May 09, 2008, 10:24:49 pm »
Another bunch a purple tulips (deeper tone than the other group)

Wonder if the camera got the nuance.

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #41 on: May 09, 2008, 10:40:17 pm »
Belles !

Et la pivoine pouce aussi !

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #42 on: May 10, 2008, 12:53:00 am »
Ça c'est une de mes plus petites pivoines. Près des tulipes rouges et blanches (on les voit  dans la 'reply' 38, au fond de l'image, à droite) la plus grosse est déja grande de 60 cm (2 pieds).
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #43 on: May 10, 2008, 06:12:14 pm »
Took a bunch more pics today. Got just a few left from 5 days ago, including this one ... one of, oh I don't know, maybe 4 dif'rent places where the grape hyacynth are growing this year.


photo taken from the 'jungle' next to the stoop in the front of the house
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #44 on: May 10, 2008, 06:14:05 pm »
Ça c'est une de mes plus petites pivoines. Près des tulipes rouges et blanches (on les voit  dans la 'reply' 38, au fond de l'image, à droite) la plus grosse est déja grande de 60 cm (2 pieds).

Oops - I checked today - they're closer to being beyond 4 feel tall (1,30 m)
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #45 on: May 10, 2008, 09:03:20 pm »
Took more pics today of these - the violas around the apple tree in the far end of the back yard. Again this photo's 5 days old.

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #46 on: May 10, 2008, 09:46:04 pm »
Belles photos et, belles plantes et fleurs !!

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #47 on: May 11, 2008, 05:19:33 am »
Bryan was over here yesterday - temperature was barely 20C (68F) - but he managed to work himself into a sweat nonethless ...

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« Reply #48 on: May 11, 2008, 08:34:36 am »
Took more pics today of these - the violas around the apple tree in the far end of the back yard. Again this photo's 5 days old.


those are so lush and green....can almost feel the coolness of the leaves..

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« Reply #49 on: May 11, 2008, 08:35:29 am »
Bryan was over here yesterday - temperature was barely 20C (68F) - but he managed to work himself into a sweat nonethless ...


there he is! I was wondering when he would show up!

HI, Bryan!


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« Reply #50 on: May 11, 2008, 10:55:15 am »
                                  Bonne Fête des Mères !!

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #51 on: May 11, 2008, 10:03:32 pm »
the near black (Queen of the Nights) tulips are beginning their 'run'. They're coming up in 3 dif'rent places this year (the newest is in the back yard)

two pics  - the two main displays in the front yard.

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #52 on: May 11, 2008, 10:05:20 pm »
looks like there won't be quite as many of these as in past years ...


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« Reply #53 on: May 12, 2008, 12:12:33 am »
they make a nice contrast against the others

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Re: Tip toe thru my Iris - please'08
« Reply #54 on: May 12, 2008, 10:17:00 am »
Got a ton more pics taken two days ago (Saturday), but I'm gonna pause here to talk about a work in progress.

First, let me say that later this summer, Bryan's gonna revamp the main flower bed. After the tulips are done, it looks pityful. Also, before that, he's planing on creating a large flowerbed along the garage - mostly for lilies (they're my favourite and we keep buying new varieties year after year).

Anyways, this is not a lily or tulip story. It's (mostly) an iris story. They're coming out of my ying yang!! They're multiplying like rabbits.
Two years ago, when expanding the flowerbed near the driveway, I temporarily moved the larger iris to the back of the yard. Last year they flowered beautifully there, and I haven't yet moved even part of em back to the front (mostly blue and dark red - those smell like Dr. Pepper - but I digress, once again)

Here's a picture of that temporary flower bed from last year ...

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Re: Tip toe thru my Iris - please'08
« Reply #55 on: May 12, 2008, 10:32:57 am »
Last year, I was thinning out - well de-grassing a flowerbed up front - from an area, just a little larger than this hole:


And from that came the following temporary flowerbed in the back:



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Re: Tip toe thru my Iris - please'08
« Reply #56 on: May 12, 2008, 10:39:30 am »
But that wasn't all. Removed a whole bunch more (I don't remember from where) and put them temporarily in the back yard too - in two other spots. Got me 4 temporary iris beds in the back now. And they're quite healthy

First temporary iris flower bed (as prepared 2 years ago). photo taken this morning:


The second & third temporary iris flower bed from last year, as they looked this morning:


And the fourth 'leftover' temporary iris flower bed from last year - as photographed this morning:

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Re: Tip toe thru my Iris - please'08
« Reply #57 on: May 12, 2008, 10:48:55 am »
Now here's today's story.

I was suppose to move some of those iris today (well, yesterday, but I didn't do that yesterday ...) cause they were smaller - maybe even 'dwarf' iris, and I've been working on the flowerbed nearest the sidewalk lately. a perfect place for short plants. Problem is there were also some blue iris starting to show in the tulip flowerbed (remember, the one Bryan's suppose to give an overhaul later this summer?) and I started by trying to remove those first.

From this small dig (about one square foot), I harvested about 20 healthy iris (and a half dozen sufocating tulip bulbs).


Oh & please note that in this picture, (on top, within the grass) there's yet (another 20? - 40?) more iris, due for transplant later this month.
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Re: Tip toe thru my Iris - please '08
« Reply #58 on: May 12, 2008, 10:56:56 am »
So I planted em in that front flowerbed - in 3 places instead of one (circular positioning is apparently recommended)






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Re: Tip toe thru my iris - please '08
« Reply #59 on: May 12, 2008, 11:10:51 am »
And this after just last week seperating a clump of dark red daylilies and speading em (some 15 plants) out at the bottom left of this picture,


as well as seperating some lovely 'Stella D'Or' daylilies (some 20 of em) and placing em in that area to the centre of this pic.

There might not be much of a show this year from this area - but next year - look out.

In the meantime, if I may paraphrase a song Spike Jones released in 1949: "Ya Wanna Buy a Bunny an Iris?"
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #60 on: May 12, 2008, 01:24:01 pm »
I like the black ones....

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #61 on: May 12, 2008, 06:32:31 pm »
Irises are one of my all time favorites!

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #62 on: May 13, 2008, 04:21:14 pm »
ground flox - got em in 2 areas. Bryan's suggestin it's time to split this partch in two and make the other one bigger


BTW, those stems in the middle of this ground cover are not grass - they're 'virginia blue bells' - not yet blossoming
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #63 on: May 15, 2008, 02:52:07 pm »
S.V.P., plus d'images aussi !!

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #64 on: May 18, 2008, 08:01:10 pm »
ground or creeping flox


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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #65 on: May 18, 2008, 10:24:35 pm »
Tu es chanceux !

Je ne peux jamais réussir avec ces plants !

Merci Roland pour tes belles fleurs roses !

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #66 on: May 18, 2008, 10:41:27 pm »
Those pictures are beautiful Roland! I really love those pink flowers, the flox. :D

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #67 on: May 27, 2008, 05:12:11 am »
More'n two weeks since I too these pics.

First the pear tree


photo taken on the 10th of May
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #68 on: May 27, 2008, 05:13:12 am »
then the apple tree:


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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #69 on: May 27, 2008, 05:16:07 am »
And the lilac tree - just starting to bloom


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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #70 on: May 27, 2008, 07:40:05 am »
I dont' remember seeing the trees last year! Love the apple tree!

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« Reply #71 on: May 27, 2008, 01:39:43 pm »
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips '08
« Reply #72 on: June 02, 2008, 12:59:26 am »
Thanks Kelda. Glad you're enjoying em

Found this little ol white tulip in the middle a nowhere. Wonder where it came from ...


Just discovered this wonderful thread. What a riot of colour,but even more amazing is the white tulip, never seen one before in my life.Stunning in its simplicity.

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #73 on: June 02, 2008, 10:13:45 am »
Well if you like what you've seen here, there's a very large thread called "My Great White North" that has hundreds of photos of last year's garden -2007 (I spent over 3 hours going through em last night!!!) The weather was hotter last year so in spite of my complaining (last year) everything's about 2 or 3 weeks behind schedule and, except for this year's rather successful tulip showing, I think last year will be more impressive than this year.

Suggest you start around page 15 - the first hundred posts (or more) delt with a nothern trip I had taken the previous (2006) summer.
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« Reply #74 on: June 09, 2008, 03:01:32 pm »
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« Reply #75 on: June 14, 2008, 11:08:45 am »
Beaux lilacs !

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #76 on: June 20, 2008, 10:56:23 pm »
Sorry about the lightness of my posting on this thread this year (seems there was a lot more to boast about last year).

I was away in mid April and again a couple a weeks ago (visiting an ailing mom) So I missed much of what little came up this year.

It's been cold ... lots colder than last year. The lupins shot up more than 10 flowers last year - this year only 3.

The yellow Iris (and for that matter, the light blue iris too) hardly showed at all.

The ornamental poppies (over 60 heads), the late blooming dark red (dr pepper smelling) and dark blues all managed to flower while I was gone to timmins two weeks ago - and as soon as I got back, it got cold and it rained a lot - hardly any sun  >:(

However, I took 6 picture this morning and I'll be posting them in the next few minutes.
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« Reply #77 on: June 20, 2008, 10:57:17 pm »
 ;D ;D

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #78 on: June 20, 2008, 11:01:42 pm »
Oh & did I mention, I also missed most of the peonies? They LOVE hot weather, not so much rain.

any who here goes ... the annual poppies - and thank goodness there are many double (multiple?) petal blooms this year. I got 3 in one picture (usually see just one or two all summer long ...) Also, in the picture, a single bloom poppy ...


multiple blooms are so much lovelier
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #79 on: June 20, 2008, 11:02:44 pm »
oh!! those are BEAUTIFUL!! the poppy is almost the same color!

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #80 on: June 20, 2008, 11:06:59 pm »
I think these are ornamental sage. Well whatever they are, they loved being transplanted twice last year. I got em in their original bed, a few in the temporary bed behind the garage and here - in the front near the sidewalk - where Jess' daylily grew last year - wonder if those daylilies will flower this year ...  :(


You'll also see a couple a peonies - the yellow one has produced a lot more this year than last year
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« Reply #81 on: June 20, 2008, 11:08:19 pm »
I think these are ornamental sage. Well whatever they are, they loved being transplanted twice last year. I got em in their original bed, a few in the temporary bed behind the garage and here - in the front near the sidewalk - where Jess' daylily grew last year - wonder if those daylilies will flower this year ...  :(
You'll also see a couple a peonies - the yellow one has produced a lot more this year than last year[/center]

they BETTER!!   >:( >:(

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #82 on: June 20, 2008, 11:12:01 pm »
Not a great picture of the virginia bells. Thought I'd try and get a group picture of em - seeing as they're producing quite a lot this year. Last year, I think I took a lot of close ups.

Last year was the first year they flowered in this new area. They may need to be seperated again at the end of this year.


this photo is the same flower bed as the previous one - except this one's looking towards the street
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #83 on: June 20, 2008, 11:15:19 pm »
English primrose - an annual that ALWAYS comes back & gives a great show. They're growing in the jungle (next to the stoop) where the ferns have just about taken over. Now THERE's another plant I need to pot & sell  ;D

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« Reply #84 on: June 20, 2008, 11:15:34 pm »
I don't remember the Virginia Bells....they seem so delicate!

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« Reply #85 on: June 20, 2008, 11:16:51 pm »
English primrose - an annual that ALWAYS comes back & gives a great show. They're growing in the jungle (next to the stoop) where the ferns have just about taken over. Now THERE's another plant I need to pot & sell  ;D


I love the red buds!! how pretty! that would make a good screen saver....*ahem*

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« Reply #86 on: June 20, 2008, 11:21:24 pm »
OK

Now to the back yard - where we've planted 24 - yea 24 tomato plants - 20 days ago. Seem to be doing just fine.

The 8 plants Bryan bought cost him 1$ a piece and were larger than mine (they're all in the left row). All the others are mine - & cost about 0,25$ each (4 / 0,99$ + tax)

Like I said, they're all doing just fine. The colour's from the marigolds we planted in between em (tomatoes love marigold - and onions and garlic and stinging nettle and ...)


now if only we also got some heat ...
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« Reply #87 on: June 20, 2008, 11:25:29 pm »
drats....look at those beeyoutimus tomato plants and mine ain't doing a thing!

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« Reply #88 on: June 20, 2008, 11:27:20 pm »
Finally ... Bryan's most recent extravagance

He paid 90$ for two rhododendrons and I don't know how much for those little 'dwarf reblooming lilacs'

Then he goes & plants them where the walkway use to be ... Now, how am I suppose to water the tomatoes - and the beets and the peas & the beans & the snow peas? - when it stops raining ...

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« Reply #89 on: June 21, 2008, 12:05:43 am »
here is my desktop now...



remember? it is for the fall!

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #90 on: June 21, 2008, 08:56:48 am »
Well Jess, they may look like poinsettias, but they're actually the same plants you just replaced em with - the english primrose - well without the flowers, that is.

I'd never noticed how red they'd turned in the fall (until that photo), and of course, I've frequently complained that the camera appears to give pictures a red tinge that I don't see with the naked eye.
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« Reply #91 on: June 21, 2008, 06:24:25 pm »
Well Jess, they may look like poinsettias, but they're actually the same plants you just replaced em with - the english primrose - well without the flowers, that is.

I'd never noticed how red they'd turned in the fall (until that photo), and of course, I've frequently complained that the camera appears to give pictures a red tinge that I don't see with the naked eye.

no way!! How funny!!

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

I dont' know why but it is one of my favorite pictures...feels very fall-y to me..

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« Reply #92 on: June 22, 2008, 10:35:15 am »
Is Avast free?

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« Reply #94 on: June 22, 2008, 02:22:47 pm »
Merci injest !

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« Reply #95 on: June 22, 2008, 03:13:47 pm »
Merci injest !

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I like it...

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #96 on: June 25, 2008, 08:53:12 am »
Hey Jess, seeing as you like the english primrose so much (and the fact that there are a lot more blooms now than last time), I'm posting an updated picture - minus the ferns.


Humh, maybe a closer up picture woulda been better ...
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #97 on: June 25, 2008, 09:03:25 am »
How about this one?

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« Reply #98 on: June 25, 2008, 09:04:06 am »
I like how things are a bit more defined now...you can really see each plant for itself.

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« Reply #99 on: June 25, 2008, 09:04:37 am »
How about this one?


whoa!! they have bloomed out havent' they!

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« Reply #100 on: July 30, 2008, 10:11:28 am »
Haven't been posting in here this year, mostly cause the flowers came in later than last year, but also because they were less impressive (some never even made a show at all), and of course, I did damage the viewer on my camera during the Alberta Pilgrimage last year, and I don't see as clearly what my picture looks like when I take it.

However ...

I was away during the end of July last year (Alberta Pilgrimage) so there are a few flowers that didn't get their due showing in the "My Great White North".

Took a few pics this morning (and earlier last week) and I thought I'd share.
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« Reply #101 on: July 30, 2008, 10:30:32 am »
Last week I finally got a good picture of the yellow bird.

Took a few of em through the screened window last year but they weren't worth sharing.

First the story.

I had never seen these yellow bird in the wild until about 4 years ago. Saw one (some?) while walking along an old railway track and thought he must be canary out of his cage ... His sing-song's dif'rent from the common wild bird.

Anywho, a couple a years ago, the sunflowers multiplied like crazy from a bunch of seeds I had planted the previous year.

And they started coming. They are much more flighty than the common little bird, so getting close to em is not easy. And even getting up to get the camera will scare them away for the rest of the day.

However ...  ;D

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #102 on: July 30, 2008, 10:32:43 am »
H's a cropped up copy of another picture I took that same day.

I'm about 15 feet away from him.

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« Reply #103 on: July 30, 2008, 10:33:06 am »

That's really lovely Roland!  I love that you were able to get a shot of that yellow bird with the yellow flowers!
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« Reply #104 on: July 30, 2008, 10:38:32 am »
Here's a shot of the area I took the pictures from

It's my little nook in the front yard ... from which I can see people walking by (and those yellow birds, amongst others), and until about 11:00 am, I'm able to read outside shaded in the cool of the morning surrounded by my front yard's garden.


As soon as I had taken the pictures this morning, it started raining (yet again). And hard. We are definitively having record rainfall this July. (we were a single mm away from the recond last week.)
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« Reply #105 on: July 30, 2008, 10:47:46 am »
Awright, now to some of the plants.

As I claimed in "At this point in the road" last week, the veggies are promissing a bumper crop.

Here's a (poor) view of only the bottom of a few (I've got 24 plants this year) of the tomato plants.


it was dark - caise of the impending storm - & the flash went off.
Now if only they'd turn red. Only one month left ...
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« Reply #106 on: July 30, 2008, 10:50:23 am »
Four of those 24 plants are cherry tomatoes (and another two gigantic - as in about 5 feet tall - heritage yellow pear-shaped small tomatoes)

Here are the ground cherry tomato plants.

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #107 on: July 30, 2008, 10:56:32 am »
Now the apple tree's not the biggest, and when it was younger, I thought the fruit not sweet enough, but last year's small crop had me smiling.

This year, this still small tree is producing prodigiously


I should be able to pick em in a couple a weeks(or 3)
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #108 on: July 30, 2008, 10:58:47 am »
Hers another view of the apple tree


and yes, it's just ONE tree
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #109 on: July 30, 2008, 11:02:25 am »
The pear tree's about a quarter (or less) the size of the apple tree, and I'm concerned about how the weight of the fruit if making the tree grow crooked, but I don't want to prune this tree, cause it's fruit has always been Sooo sweet.


can you say bumper crop?
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #110 on: July 30, 2008, 11:03:03 am »
Tomorrow, starbust lilies and more.
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« Reply #111 on: July 30, 2008, 06:18:58 pm »
ok I have seen it but I STILL cant' understand how you pack all that stuff in your YARD! You dont' live on a 80 acre estate! How do you does Bryan keep everything so healthy and vibrant??

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« Reply #112 on: July 30, 2008, 07:49:04 pm »
the secret is to always take close-ups  ;D

That way you don't see all the space between those lovelies
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« Reply #113 on: July 30, 2008, 07:59:02 pm »
WOW!
I'll say you have a bumper crop.
Those pears look great! I'll have to take a picture of our puny pears.
We have had a such a drought the past two years that they are just small, grainy and bitter.
I wish ours were coming in like yours! The flowers are beautiful as usual! ;D

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« Reply #114 on: July 31, 2008, 08:46:19 am »
Thanks folks

Bad news about the pear tree this morning.

It was leaning so badly I had to prop it up. And tie it to the apple tree. Hope that works.

Here are three 'starbust lilies' I had promissed yesterday.

First, the one of which I have 3 stems.


Bryan claims we started with just one and it reproduced, but I don't think so.
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« Reply #115 on: July 31, 2008, 08:50:35 am »
This one I don't remember seeing last year. Might have growed during the Alberta Pilgrimage.

It's in a completely dif'rent area - near the Thelma, Louise & Jess daylilies (that didn't bloom this year  >:( )


I know it looks a lot like the others, but it ain't
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #116 on: July 31, 2008, 08:52:36 am »
This last one wasn't even opened yesterday morning. I took this picture last night.

3rd of 3 varieties of 'stardust lilies'


It, like the first bunch is growing in the jungle (near the stoop)
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« Reply #117 on: July 31, 2008, 08:56:15 am »
This one I don't remember seeing last year. Might have growed during the Alberta Pilgrimage.

It's in a completely dif'rent area - near the Thelma, Louise & Jess daylilies (that didn't bloom this year  >:( )


I know it looks a lot like the others, but it ain't

I am SORRY! I was feeling a little tired this year...thought I would take a rest!

and yes I see the difference..the colors are more subtle

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« Reply #118 on: July 31, 2008, 08:56:40 am »
beautiful!!

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« Reply #119 on: August 01, 2008, 06:52:09 am »
Bad news this morning about the apple tree. A heavy-with-fruit branch has broken off. It's still attached to the tree, but I don't know if the fruit will continue to grow on this damaged branch (I know Bryan's gonna want to cut it off!  >:( )

In the meantime, today I'm posting a few gigantic daylilies.

This one was probably the largest one last year (as it was this year), but the dif'rence is this year they were abundant. Whereas last year I may have gotten only a few blooms, this year I've had a few DOZEN blooms. And all just as impressive for it's size as last year's.


note the many buds left to bloom
gigantic = 6 to 10 inches across
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« Reply #120 on: August 01, 2008, 07:43:08 am »
 :laugh: :laugh:

talk about big!! Look at the pink one there? That shows the difference!  :o :o

they are HUGE!

sorry about the apple tree... :-\

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« Reply #121 on: August 01, 2008, 08:15:45 am »
:laugh: :laugh:

talk about big!! Look at the pink one there? That shows the difference!  :o :o

they are HUGE!

sorry about the apple tree... :-\

It's not like they're side by side. There's only about 2 or 3 inches dif'rence between the two.

OK, more gigantic daylilies (not quite as large as the yellow ones, but very large nonetheless)

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« Reply #122 on: August 01, 2008, 08:16:36 am »
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« Reply #123 on: August 01, 2008, 08:18:57 am »
I like the yellow of these best very bright and cheery!

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« Reply #124 on: August 01, 2008, 08:20:42 am »
you a size queen?




























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« Reply #125 on: August 01, 2008, 08:23:14 am »

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« Reply #126 on: August 01, 2008, 08:35:18 am »

check your pms

Uh Oh! You're in trouble now Sheriff!!  :o  :laugh:
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« Reply #127 on: August 01, 2008, 08:36:37 am »
Not at all

Just some dirty talk between us girls
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« Reply #128 on: August 01, 2008, 08:39:18 am »
Not at all

Just some dirty talk between us girls

*GASP!*

I am SURE I dont' know what you are talking about! I would NEVER, EVER say anything remotely risque'!!! Why everything I say could pass in church!!

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« Reply #129 on: August 01, 2008, 08:43:44 am »
Tell you what ...

Why don't I just repring your pm on this thread & we'll just let the BetterMost community decide about what 'church' you belong to.













































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« Reply #130 on: August 01, 2008, 08:47:25 am »
OOOO!! You like to have got a CUSSING...




I mean...what pm!??

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« Reply #131 on: August 04, 2008, 03:36:13 pm »
A few more pics of the yellow wren that lovrs our sunflowers.


yup, there were two males that time
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« Reply #132 on: August 04, 2008, 07:26:06 pm »
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« Reply #133 on: August 04, 2008, 08:12:41 pm »
could it be an AMERICAN Goldfinch??

http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/American_Goldfinch_dtl.html#sound

(it even has a place where you can listen to its song....sure looks like it!)

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« Reply #134 on: August 04, 2008, 09:51:24 pm »
Sure looks & sounds about right

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« Reply #135 on: August 04, 2008, 09:55:13 pm »
HA!!

It's an AMERICAN bird come to see you! Spying on you for me!

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« Reply #136 on: August 05, 2008, 08:39:39 am »
HA!!

It's an AMERICAN bird come to see you! Spying on you for me!

Wonder if we can train 'em like carrier pigeons to  bring notes from us south of the border to our Sheriff?  ;D
I'll have te see if I can wrangle me one and train it. Caint be no harder than trainin an onery horse! LOL
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« Reply #137 on: August 05, 2008, 08:41:23 am »
Wonder if we can train 'em like carrier pigeons to  bring notes from us south of the border to our Sheriff?  ;D
I'll have te see if I can wrangle me one and train it. Caint be no harder than trainin an onery horse! LOL

yeah but putting them little bitty saddles on...that is HARD!

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« Reply #138 on: August 05, 2008, 10:01:38 am »
tofday, a couple of the last large daylilies

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« Reply #139 on: August 05, 2008, 01:20:54 pm »
yeah but putting them little bitty saddles on...that is HARD!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
ROFLMAO!!

I do love a challenge though!!  ;D
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« Reply #140 on: August 05, 2008, 02:32:43 pm »
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« Reply #142 on: August 11, 2008, 06:18:14 pm »
Hey Sheriff!
Just thought I'd show you my puny Pears so you could REALLy feel superior! LOL
Bless their hears, we haven't had no rain so they are puny and grainy put the ole girl keeps puttin them out!
She's a tree thats about 100 yrs old and looks every bit of it!
Don't laugh too hard. :laugh: :laugh:

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« Reply #143 on: August 11, 2008, 06:21:34 pm »
well he is gonna have a heck of a time beating this...


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« Reply #144 on: August 11, 2008, 06:32:21 pm »
It's too early to start talking pears (or apples) but the garden in BEGINNING to give up some results.


some of last week's take
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« Reply #145 on: August 11, 2008, 06:36:05 pm »
Here's another one of those flowers that I didn't post last year because of my 10 day trip to Alberta.

Tall spotted yellow lilies. Bought about a half dozen of these plants for a mere dollar a piece about 5 years ago. Now I must have near 2 dozen mature plants. This is one bed that about to get torn down.

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« Reply #146 on: August 11, 2008, 06:38:45 pm »
I see a BEE!!

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« Reply #147 on: August 11, 2008, 06:40:47 pm »
New plants for this year. Bryan bought em and planted em near where I go out to read in the morning & at sunset. Rather pleasant scent waffs from them to my nostrils (when I'm not too affected by my allergies)

Or when it's not raining.

We've had record rainfalls this summer. Breaking records for each summer month. Already broken the total rainfall for the summer and there's still another month of summer left.


nicotinias
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« Reply #148 on: August 11, 2008, 06:43:57 pm »
And finally (for today), calla lilies (in amongst the nicotinias)


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« Reply #149 on: August 11, 2008, 06:51:28 pm »
And finally (for today), calla lilies (in amongst the nicotinias)




they're PINK!! I have never seen pink lillies like that...I thought they only came in white!

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« Reply #150 on: August 12, 2008, 08:25:04 am »
well he is gonna have a heck of a time beating this...


Hee Hee I know!
I  had to throw something in there to sweeten up them dry ole pears! LOL  :laugh:
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« Reply #151 on: August 12, 2008, 08:35:49 am »
Hee Hee I know!
I  had to throw something in there to sweeten up them dry ole pears! LOL  :laugh:

now you KNOW you will never be able to deny her....she looks TOO much like you!

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« Reply #152 on: August 12, 2008, 09:08:17 am »
now you KNOW you will never be able to deny her....she looks TOO much like you!
I would never ever!
She makes me so proud!  ;D
Of all the screwed up things in my life she is the example of something I did right.
Maybe the only thing! LOL
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« Reply #154 on: August 12, 2008, 07:11:20 pm »
I would never ever!
She makes me so proud!  ;D
Of all the screwed up things in my life she is the example of something I did right.
Maybe the only thing! LOL

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« Reply #155 on: August 12, 2008, 09:11:17 pm »
And then it slowly began to happen


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« Reply #156 on: August 12, 2008, 11:22:22 pm »
he is TAUNTING us with his perfect red/orange globes of summertime culinary perfection!! I can practically TASTE them...

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« Reply #157 on: August 19, 2008, 06:22:11 pm »
It's been a week ...

Bryan was over on Sunday - worked in the garden a full 8 hours

He raided the garden of ready fruit aand also helped himself to lots of what I had already picked, but I took a picture before he did so. This one's two days old.

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« Reply #158 on: August 19, 2008, 06:29:04 pm »
Bad news this morning.

A while back, I reported that a large branch of the apple tree had broken off ... It's still attached to the tree & sap is still flowing (cause the leaves haven't dried up yet).

Well this morning, the same fate befell my much smaller pear tree. Except that this time, the branch was on the ground. Leaves were already fried up.

Lotsa fruit on the branch & they might still rippen, but the small pear tree just got smaller ...

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« Reply #159 on: August 19, 2008, 06:33:47 pm »
Makes for a lot of fruit on the table ... specially since the tomatoes are rippening at an accelerated rate.


yup, that's a yellow tomato in the centre of the picture

even the neighbour's plums are rippening ... and Nancy, the neighbour on the other side came offering a dozen of her apples (just to the right of the picture).
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« Reply #160 on: August 19, 2008, 07:03:55 pm »
Bad news this morning.

A while back, I reported that a large branch of the apple tree had broken off ... It's still attached to the tree & sap is still flowing (cause the leaves haven't dried up yet).

Well this morning, the same fate befell my much smaller pear tree. Except that this time, the branch was on the ground. Leaves were already fried up.

Lotsa fruit on the branch & they might still rippen, but the small pear tree just got smaller ...


ouch....dang that did fall right off didn't it... :-\

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« Reply #161 on: August 19, 2008, 08:16:21 pm »
Makes for a lot of fruit on the table ... specially since the tomatoes are rippening at an accelerated rate.


yup, that's a yellow tomato in the centre of the picture

even the neighbour's plums are rippening ... and Nancy, the neighbour on the other side came offering a dozen of her apples (just to the right of the picture).
MAN!
Them maters look good!
They'd be great on a biscuit or on a sammitch!!  ;D
I love mater sammitches! Just white bread Mayo salt and pepper and a couple a big mater slices!!
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #162 on: August 19, 2008, 08:39:31 pm »
MAN!
Them maters look good!
They'd be great on a biscuit or on a sammitch!!  ;D
I love mater sammitches! Just white bread Mayo salt and pepper and a couple a big mater slices!!

That's pretty much what I had for lunch - except it was 12 grain bread, and toasted and accompanied by a bowl a pea soup.

Last time I buy those engineered to be perfectly shaped tomatoes. They taste store bought.

think I'll have some toasted cucumber sandwich tonight.
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #163 on: August 19, 2008, 09:28:20 pm »
That's pretty much what I had for lunch - except it was 12 grain bread, and toasted and accompanied by a bowl a pea soup.

Last time I buy those engineered to be perfectly shaped tomatoes. They taste store bought.

think I'll have some toasted cucumber sandwich tonight.
Dang Sheriff!
That sounds awesome! I love pea soup!
Also love cucmber sandwiches too.  ;D
YUM!!
Sorry to se the pear tree lost a branch!  :'(
Hope yuo can salvage the fruit though!
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #164 on: October 21, 2008, 02:07:06 pm »
One last annecdote about this year's garden ... before the snows come (we're expecting a chilly -2C (28F) and -10C (18F) with the windshield factor tonight).

Earlier last week I got a pleasant little surprise.

I planted seeds some time last June (July?), including some old twinkle flox Bryan had bought for me years ago, cause ya can't find em in the plant stores anymore. Mom use to grow them in the garden when I was a kid and I use to collect their seeds and was able to replant em the following year.

That was decades ago ...

We did come across them in the stores once - some 8 years ago. The seeds I planted were at least 3 years old this year.

As I said, got a little surprise last week. One of the plants produced one flower. I brought it in the house (it was still in it's original pot) and (finally) took a picture of it today. They come in a variety of colour and shape schemes but I'm still glad to have gotten this one.

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« Reply #165 on: October 21, 2008, 02:57:06 pm »
oooh!! Pretty! Yummy!!
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #166 on: November 03, 2008, 06:29:12 pm »
Was asked if I could grow roses in Toronto.

They've always died on me before but they do grow up north. My father's mother had a rose bush in her yard - and dad suscesfully trasplanted (and grew quite a large number of plants from cuttings at his house).

This year I tried again (for about 30,00$) and so far it hasn't died. There's hope yet.


Took these pictures just moments ago.
Temperature reached 16C (61F) today & is expected to reach 18C (64F) tomorrow.
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #167 on: November 03, 2008, 06:31:19 pm »
Mind you, they are small flowers. The bush is about 70 cm (24 inches) tall/wide.

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #168 on: November 03, 2008, 08:09:50 pm »
yellow! my favorite!

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #169 on: November 04, 2008, 10:16:56 pm »
They are beautiful!!
Do they smell as sweet as they look?
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #170 on: November 04, 2008, 10:29:28 pm »
Prob'ly not. I don't remember there being much of a smell.

Besides ... It's November now. They oughta be under snow by now.
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« Reply #171 on: November 05, 2008, 06:18:40 pm »
pretty!
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« Reply #172 on: November 05, 2008, 10:16:21 pm »
Prob'ly not. I don't remember there being much of a smell.

Besides ... It's November now. They oughta be under snow by now.
SNOW????? Lord it was 76 degrees here today! :laugh:
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« Reply #173 on: November 05, 2008, 11:07:41 pm »
And we got 19C (66F)  :)

Global warming includes warm day where there ought not be.

Still, I should be taking advantage of this warm weather. I've still got about a hun'erd tulip bulbs I still haven't decided where they'd go.

And a dozen lilies and temporarily potted daylilies ... Can't have no snow just yet.
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« Reply #174 on: November 06, 2008, 11:07:59 am »
And we got 19C (66F)  :)

Global warming includes warm day where there ought not be.

Still, I should be taking advantage of this warm weather. I've still got about a hun'erd tulip bulbs I still haven't decided where they'd go.

And a dozen lilies and temporarily potted daylilies ... Can't have no snow just yet.
Sounds like your little part of the world is going to be even more beautiful come spring!
Can't wait to see all those tulips. Sounds like you might be giving the Dutch a run for their money!  :laugh:
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