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Offline Sheriff Roland

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Re: Mon jardin 2009
« Reply #70 on: May 12, 2009, 10:41:28 am »
Looks like this is going to be a dud year for apples, however, the pear tree has beautifully blossomed.

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Re: Mon jardin 2009
« Reply #71 on: May 12, 2009, 07:45:57 pm »
I was looking for pictures from a few years ago - and it may be that the plants are a little earlier this year.

Here's the main Queen of the Night tulip bed

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Re: Mon jardin 2009
« Reply #72 on: May 12, 2009, 08:14:21 pm »
I was looking for pictures from a few years ago - and it may be that the plants are a little earlier this year.

Here's the main Queen of the Night tulip bed


how many bulbs did you originally start with, Roland??

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Re: Mon jardin 2009
« Reply #73 on: May 12, 2009, 08:24:32 pm »
how many bulbs did you originally start with, Roland??

Of the Queen of the Night? I think two dozen. But that was over a decade ago. I remember they fit on the right (south) side of the steps - where the variegated grass (and calla lilies) now are located.

I remembered when I was a child that my grandparents had tulips in their garden (supposedly) brought back from Holland after WWII (my dad & his 3 brothers participated in the European theatre) - and there was one, yup, just one 'black' tulip. Bryan made a point of getting them for me.
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Re: Mon jardin 2009
« Reply #74 on: May 12, 2009, 08:26:14 pm »
BTW, here's an update on tHIS picture from last year. (phote date 08-05-12)

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: Mon jardin 2009
« Reply #75 on: May 12, 2009, 08:29:52 pm »
Well here's the same location picture, exactly one year later (photo dated 09-05-12)


Guess when I said 'There might not be much of a show this year from this area - but next year - look out.' I wasn't exagerating.  ;D
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Re: Mon jardin 2009
« Reply #76 on: May 12, 2009, 08:48:26 pm »
Here's this evening's view of the main Queen of the Night tulip flower bed. A better picture, I believe.

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Re: Mon jardin 2009
« Reply #77 on: May 12, 2009, 11:46:01 pm »
Here's this evening's view of the main Queen of the Night tulip flower bed. A better picture, I believe.


OOHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!

Roland!! can I have a big file of this for my background??!

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Re: Mon jardin 2009
« Reply #78 on: May 13, 2009, 12:07:11 am »
OOHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!

Roland!! can I have a big file of this for my background??!

Done.

You're right ... it IS a stricking picture. Thanks. Looks almost painted.
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Re: Mon jardin 2009
« Reply #79 on: May 13, 2009, 12:09:02 am »
yes. I like the one open one near the left bottom...SHOWOFF... :laugh: :laugh:

all of them are too perfect to be real..