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Offline Sheriff Roland

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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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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« 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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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« 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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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« 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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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« 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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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« 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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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« 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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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #118 on: July 31, 2008, 08:56:40 am »
beautiful!!

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« 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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